Mobile

‘No Plans’ to Update LG G3 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

LG this year has launched a number of Android 5.0 Lollipop handsets in the market. The firm till recently had not mentioned anything about whether its handsets, including the flagship G4, would get the recently announced Android M. However, the company now indicates that last year’s flagship, the LG G3, will not receive Android 5.1 Lollipop at all. According to ... Read More »

BlackBerry, Samsung Working on Android Smartphone With BB Services: Report

BlackBerry has not been faring well in the smartphone market, and has been unable to gain traction with its devices. After several missteps, and following recent rumours about the Canadian firm making an Android smartphone, the most recent rumour indicates BlackBerry is partnering Samsung to create the Android device. According to Russian blogger, Eldar Murtazin, the unannounced BlackBerry Slider or ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Users Report Missing Toggles in Quick Settings

Users are reporting that the Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been hit by a new bug that makes the toggles in the Quick Settings panel disappear.Samsung Mobile’s Arabia official Twitter account while acknowledging the issue when replying to a user also confirmed that the team is working to fix the issue. While the fix might be not ... Read More »

Google Play Gets Its First ‘Free App of the Week’ Promotion

Following the launch of its Family section last week, Google Play has used the new section as the host of its first ‘Free App of the Week’ promotion. While other app stores, including Apple’s App Store and Amazon’s Appstore for Android, offer similar promotions, this is the first time Google has done so. The first ‘Free App of the Week’ ... Read More »

Sony Confirms Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Overheating Issues, Promises Software Fix

Another high-end smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in the news for overheating issues. Sony’s recently launched Xperia Z3+ (launched as the Xperia Z4 in Japan) smartphone is reportedly facing overheating issues and the company has acknowledged the issue alongside announcing a possible fix coming this summer.Sony Netherlands has told GSMInfo that it “recognises the problems.” The Japanese company further ... Read More »

Celkon Millennia Q452 With 4.5-Inch Display Listed on Company Site

Celkon’s new Millennia Q452 smartphone is now listed on the company website with specifications. The firm is yet to announce the smartphone officially along with its price and availability details.The Celkon Millennia Q452 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. The handset features a 4.5-inch (480×800 pixels) WVGA IPS display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz ... Read More »

Intex Says Banking on Mobile Phone Business for Growth

Intex Technologies has said that it is riding on the success of its handset business to scale up its revenue. “Nearly 70 percent of our turnover comes from the mobile phone business. We have grown 100 percent from the last year to reach a turnover of Rs. 4,000 crores ($625 million) in 2014-15 and at least Rs. 2,800 crores came ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Q4 With 3G Support, 4.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 5,290

Intex has launched a new budget Aqua-series smartphone, the Aqua Q4, priced at Rs. 5,290. The smartphone, as of now, has been listed with price on the company’s sitewithout availability details. We can however expect the Intex Aqua Q4 to go on sale soon via online and offline stores.The Intex Aqua Q4 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone which runs Android ... Read More »

Yu Yureka, Yuphoria’s Android 5.1 Lollipop-Based Cyanogen OS Updates in Final Testing

Yu Televentures, Micromax’s subsidiary, has announced that the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1 update for the Yu Yureka and Yuphoria has entered final phase of testing.Confirming the news, Micromax Co-Founder Rahul Sharma in a post on official Yu Playgod forum announced that interested Yureka and Yuphoria users can sign-in for the Yu beta testing program. Sharma said, “Some of ... Read More »

Frequent Smartphone Use Can Impair Hand Function

Frequent smartphone users are more likely to have an enlarged median nerve and have their hand function and pinch strength impaired, says a new study.However, the study, published online in Muscle & Nerve, doesn’t clearly link heavy smartphone use to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), medscape reported. “The exact clinical relevance of the study findings is not known. Future studies are ... Read More »