Mobile OS

Apple ‘Self-Healing Elastomer’ Patent Hints at Waterproof iPhone

December 15, 2015

Apple has been granted a patent that puts further weight to rumours of an upcoming waterproofiPhone. The patent reveals a “self-healing elastomer” or rubber inside the phone’s ports (such as the Lightning port and headphone port) that could lose and regain its shape to keep the innards from being exposed to water and other debris. […]

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Global Smartphone Sales Growth to Hit Single Digits for First Time: IDC

December 4, 2015

Global smartphone sales growth will cool to single digits for the first time ever amid a slowdown in China, a new market forecast said Thursday. The research firm IDC said it expects worldwide smartphone shipments to grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. The forecast was updated to reflect slower […]

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Smartphones and the Internet Are Eating Our TV Time: Nielsen

December 4, 2015

The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as “second screens” while people are plopped in front of the set. Data provided to The Associated Press show an increase in […]

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HTC Preview Program Lets Users Get Early Access to Upcoming Software, Hardware

November 26, 2015

HTC has announced a new Preview Program where it users can join and give feedback on software and hardware ahead of its official release. Interested users can join via HTC’s dedicated Preview Programpage. HTC Team also held an AMA on Reddit where the company explained the Preview Program in detail. The company said, “The most […]

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iPhone 7 to Be Waterproof, Sport 3GB of RAM: TrendForce

November 23, 2015

The iPhone 7, which Apple is expected to launch next year, could feature a memory boost, according to a research firm. The handset is also said to have waterproof capabilities. The research firm also expectsApple to launch a 4-inch iPhone next year. TrendForce said that it expects the next iPhone – currently expected to be […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL India Launch Tipped for November 30

November 20, 2015

If you’re looking forward to purchasing the new Microsoft Lumia 950 or Microsoft Lumia 950 XL in India, you might not have to wait till next month. The company has an event scheduled for November 30, in which it is expected to launch the flagship handsets. At its Future Unveiled conference in Mumbai earlier this […]

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Micromax Canvas Nitro 3 With 2GB RAM Available Online

November 19, 2015

Micromax, soon after launching Canvas Xpress 4G, now appears to be gearing up to launch another Canvas-series smartphone, the Canvas Nitro 3. The handset is now available to buy via a third-party online retailer priced at Rs. 8,130. The smartphone at the time of writing was not listed on the company’s site. Of course, since […]

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Lenovo’s Zuk Z2 Smartphone to Launch in 2016, Confirms CEO

November 11, 2015

Lenovo-owned Zuk, the company that launched the Zuk Z1 smartphone earlier this year, would be launching the handset’s successor Zuk Z2 next year, said the company CEO. However, no particular dates were given. The announcement, which came from the company CEO’s Weibo page (via Gizmochina), also suggested that the Zuk Z1 users would be receiving […]

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China’s QiKU Set to Launch Terra 808, Terra 810 Smartphones in India

November 8, 2015

QiKU, a joint venture between Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 and handset maker Coolpad, announced on Friday that it plans to begin selling smartphones in India. The company says that it is planning to launch the QIKU Terra 808 and QiKU Terra 810 in the country. Both the handsets offer top-of-the-line specifications. The company also […]

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Trai Rejects Telecom Operators’ Demand to Shelve Call Drop Regulations

November 7, 2015

Sector regulator Trai has rejected demand of telecom operators to withdraw the order mandating compensation to customers for up to three call drops in a day. Telecom operators, through their respective associations namely COAI and AUSPI, had written to Trai on October 27 to withdraw the regulations and asserted that it was not possible to […]

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