Lenovo Rolls Out DOit Suite of Android Apps

Lenovo has introduced its latest suite of DOit apps for Android phones and tablets. Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has launched a total of 5 apps –  SHAREit, SECUREit, SNAPit, SYNCit and SEEit.SHAREit enables users exchange files like pictures, videos, music files, documents, contacts and even apps with multiple devices without a network charge. This app not...
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Windows 8 Clocks Over 200 Million Licence Sales

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has seen the sale of 200 million licenses since its launch on October 26, 2012. The number was revealed by  Microsoft Executive Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller at a Goldman Sachs technology conference yesterday. The last time Microsoft announced sales figures was in May 2013, when the company had sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses. Prior to that the...
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Ubuntu Is On The Road To Convergence

Ubuntu, the most popular desktop Linux distribution out there, has a big plan – software convergence for major device types. This includes building an operating system which works well on different device types but also make it easy for developers to develop apps for all these device types with much less effort. According to the progress they are making, it seems like they are only ones right...
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PC Shipment In India Drops 20% In Q4 2013: Gartner Report

The rise of smartphones and tablets has given the traditional personal computers a hard time for a while now. Worldwide PC shipment saw a 10% decline in 2013 as per Gartner report in January. Today, the research firm has come up with numbers for the Indian PC market. Gartner revealed that the PC market in India, which includes both desktops and laptops, has declined by 19.9% YoY to 1.96 million units...
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Mobile App Downloads To Surpass 278 Billion By 2017: Gartner

Mobile applications will be downloaded more than 248 billion times by 2017, as per the latest study from Gartner. These apps will generate more than $77 billion in revenue making them one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe, said the report.Speaking about the app downloads, Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner in a official release,“Mobile apps have become...
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Amazon Unleashes New Kindle Paperwhite In India, Available From Feb 4

Amazon has rolled out new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in India. Available for pre-order starting Wednesday, the device is coming to Indian market four months after its US launch. Kindle Paperwhite which will be available from February 4 is priced at Rs 10,999 (Wi-Fi only) and the new Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi + 3G) is priced at Rs 13,999.The sixth generation device is a successor to the Kindle Paperwhite...
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Micromax Latest ‘LapTab’ To Cost Below Rs 30,000

Last week Micromax unveiled its first laptop at Consumer Electronic Show Las Vegas 2014. The second largest Indian smartphone maker introduced ‘LapTab’, a dual-boot Android and Windows 8 tablet. As the name suggests, the device can be used both as a laptop and a tablet and runs on latest Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.The new LapTab will be priced under $500 (less than ₹30,000)...
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OLPC Announces XO-2 And XO-10 Tablets At CES

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) has announced two new tablets for kids. They made the announcement at CES 2014. The two tablets are called OLPC XO-2 and XO-10. Both the tablets run a modified version of Android. Both tablets are somewhat the same except for some changes in specifications and OS features.The XO-2 is priced at around $149 (Rs. 9200) and features a 7 inch LCD touchscreen with...
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Android Will Cross 1 Billion Users This Year: Gartner Report

Even though Google had announced that Android had crossed 1 billion activations in September of last year, but the OS still has to cross the 1 billion active users. According to a Gartner report, the mobile OS is supposed the pass the 1 billion users milestone this year. The report states that by 2017, a record 75% of Android’s users will come from emerging markets. A large part of this is because...
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Nokia To Stay Firm On Its Commitment To Feature Phones

Nokia, the once iconic company that made built-for-generations phones, has reaffirmed its commitment towards making basic and feature phones.Nokia Inc. whose significant portion was recently acquired by Microsoft, has dispelled any notions that it would soon cease to make feature phones and stick to smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. The company has confirmed that it would remain...
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