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Smartphones and smartwatches should once again be the talk of the IFA tech show in Berlin, Germany, with new devices expected from Samsung, Huawei and Sony, just six months after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Chinese manufacturers will be heading to IFA en masse, where Lenovo is lined up to announce pricing and availability for its Moto Z, unveiled in June. This top-of-the-range smartphone can be hooked up to external modules (e.g., speaker, pico projector) to add functionality. The firm could also present a new smartwatch, following inRead More
The rollout of the nation’s biggest 4G broadband network, Reliance Jio, has forged a hardcore fight between the company, which is controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, and all other telecoms in India. Reliance Jio has not yet officially launched. But carriers like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone that already offer 4G or fourth-generation mobile services say that the Ambani telecom is ripping them off by pretending to be in testing phase while offering users free data and calling. Essentially, the other carriers argue, Reliance Jio is using 4G airwaves free ofRead More

Posted On August 23, 2016By telanganaIn Technology

Gionee S6s vs Oppo F1s

Gionee took the wraps off its new selfie-focused smartphone yesterday priced at Rs 17,999. The spec and price point puts it in direct competition with the Oppo F1s that also focuses on selfies and carries a price tag of Rs 17,990. To make it simpler for selfie lovers, we take a look at both smartphones to see who wins, at least on paper. Design The Gionee S6s comes with a solid metal design along with a 2.5D curved glass up front. The Oppo F1s sports a metal back and frame. In termsRead More
In what appears to be Facebook’s never-ending attempts to deliver products that would compete with Snapchat, we now have a new addition that is targeted at just teenagers. It’s called Lifestage and its an iOS appthat is basically a really private video diary where students answer questions about themselves. Coming to the bit about teenagers, yes, it’s an app that is just meant for them. Meaning if you are 22 or over, you will only be able to make a profile and literally do nothing else. And on that note,Read More
Reliance has opened its Jio Preview Offer for all 4G customers of Samsung and LG smartphones. The move will make 4G-LTE a reality for millions of smartphone users. Under the offer, all customers of 4G smartphones of Samsung and LG will get an opportunity to test Jio services, thus bringing Jio closer to its dream of ushering in a digital revolution in the country, industry sources said here on Friday. The offer can be availed at all Reliance Digital stores (including Digital Xpress and Digital Xpress Mini) and mobile retail chainsRead More
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 phablet has undergone its first proper teardown, and the smartphone scores poorly due to difficult repairability. Teardown experts at iFixit cracked open the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to reveal its innards as well as to see how easy was it to repair the handset. The Galaxy Note 7 scored 4 out of 10 which was slightly better than the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7which received an even lower score of 3 out of 10. The teardown suggested that replacing the front glass was “probably impossible” withoutRead More
Asus on Wednesday unveiled its ZenFone 3 series in India apart from other new products. With its new ZenFone 3 range, Asus wants to target the premium segment in the country, a change from earlier Zenfone devices that were priced in the Rs. 8,999 to Rs. 19,999 range. In contrast, theZenFone 3 will start at Rs. 21,999. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe has been launched at Rs. 49,999, the same price as the ZenFone 3 Ultra. Both these phones and the ZenFone 3 Laser (priced at Rs. 18,999) will be availableRead More