Google Expands Android Security With Update To Verify Apps Feature

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Google has announced that it is adding another security layer to Android which will verify apps installed on OS continuously. Apps are the new playground for malicious individuals and Android has had instances of vulnerability due to the sheer number of Android apps that were popping up till last year because of the somewhat lax nature of Google’s app verification process after a developers sends...
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Google’s Project Ara Has Made Significant Progress On Modular Smartphones

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Google’s Project Ara aims to build the world’s first modular smartphone. By baking in modularity right into the design of their new phone, the company hopes to give users the ultimate choice when it comes to deciding what hardware specs they would want on their phones.When Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo, it did keep its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) out of the deal. ATAP is now...
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Nokia Unveils Lumia 930, 630, & 635 Phones Running Windows 8.1

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Nokia today took wraps of three new Lumia smartphones at the ongoing Microsoft Build Conference. The Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 run on Windows 8.1. All the three devices were announced by Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Nokia’s Devices & Services division, at the Build 2014 developer conference. Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are budget handsets that support 3G and 4G respectively....
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Samsung Launches The Galaxy S5 In India

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Samsung has officially launched its latest flagship, the Galaxy S5 at an event in Delhi today. The S5 which was announced last month at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona will be available in retail space starting April 11th. The phone is expected to be priced around Rs.51,000-53,000. Pre-booking for the phone will start from March 29th.We wrote about the specifications of the new flagship when...
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Blackberry Restocks The Z10 After Price Cut Led To Sellout

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Blackberry seems have sold a lot of Z10 units in India after it slashed the price of the handset heavily almost a month ago. The Z10, you might remember, was supposed to be the Blackberry flagship with the BB10 OS. It was Blackberry’s last stab at being relevant in the fast moving smartphone segment. However, it didn’t work out as planned. The new platform didn’t fly with users and especially...
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Chinese Smartphone Company Xiaomi To Set Up Office In India

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Rapidly growing Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is going to set up shop in India soon. In an interview with CNet, Hugo Barra, former Google VP and current Global VP for Xiaomi spoke about the company’s next steps in an attempt to reach globalisation. Currently, Xiaomi is a Chinese only brand in terms of sales and localizations. Hugo’s job is to transition the company from a national Chinese brand...
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Wonobo Launches Android App To Let Users Explore Their Cities On The Go

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We had written previously about Wonobo, a product being developed by Genesys International Corporation to provide Indian users with 360 degree panaromic walkthroughs of important Indian cities and monuments. This ‘street walkthrough’ is similar to Google Maps’ Street View but specifically tailored for India. The company had also tied up with the Indian Tourism Ministry in order to do that. Now...
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American Express Has Bought Stake In Indian Payment Company Ezetap

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American Express has reportedly bought a minority stake in Indian payment startup, Ezetap. The company makes mobile friendly payment devices which can help merchants transact without the need to operate and install POS counters. Ezetap’s service lets users attach their device to their smartphones and let them take payments from consumers while recording all the payment data in the cloud. This helps...
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Karbonn Launches Three New Smartphones, Eyes Rs 8,000 Cr Revenue In FY 2015

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Popular homegrown smartphone maker, Karbonn expects its revenue to rise more than 60 percent to Rs 8,000 Cr in the fiscal year ending March 2015. The number three Indian smartphone brand expects to close the current fiscal with Rs 4,500 crore in revenues. Giving insights about types of phone it sells, Karbonn Managing Director Pardeep Jain told PTI, “About 80 per cent of our handsets sold are...
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Nokia X To Hit Indian Markets on March 15; Will Cost Rs. 8,500

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Nokia’s first Android smartphone ‘Nokia X’ is all geared up for sale on March 15th in India. The device which debuted at the MWC 2014, will be priced at Rs 8,500 according to PTI reports. There were reports that The Mobile Store had listed the phone online and declared the price as Rs 8,500. However, at the time of writing this article, the online retailer did not show a price tag...
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