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81 pc Indians feel their smartphones don't have all requisite features: Study
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
User preferences are evolving at a rapid rate in the Indian smartphone space, and a significant majority of people feel that their smartphone doesn't have all the features that they need, says a study.
France bans smartphone use in schools
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
In order to curb digital addiction among adolescents, the France government has voted in favour of a ban on the use of smartphones during school hours.
Discounted mobile phones on e-commerce sites caused 2 lakh people to lose jobs: ICA
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
ICA report has argued that the companies were circumventing rules under Press Note 3 on FDI by holding inventory and influencing the prices of electronic goods, eroding offline retailers’ revenue and putting jobs at risk. The second threat that led to the closure of several mobile stores is the availability of the handsets on the companies online platforms as well as in their offline stores, which provide exclusive deals to customers.
Aadhaar card linking deadline: Relief coming for public? Here is what govt said
Thu, Mar 08, 2018
Aadhaar: “If required, we can do it again,” Venugopal said after petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme sought an extension of the deadline to link the 12-digit unique identity number with various government schemes and services.
E-retail market size to surge 250% in the next 3 years
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
The continued focus of major players on existing business segments such as apparel and fashion will drive growth, a report said
Xiaomi pips Samsung as top smartphone company: Canalys
Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung to become India's largest smartphone player, a report by research firm Canalys said today.
Flipkart New Pinch Sale days from December 15; offers discounts on Mi Mix 2, Galaxy phones
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
A three-day sale on Flipkart will commence soon bringing discounts on recently released smartphones along with fashion and apparel.
Global Internet users to reach 3.47 billion in 2017
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
The number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 450-465 million, said the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm IMRB International. The report said overall Internet penetration in India was currently around 31 per cent.
Govt's vision to link 1 billion Aadhaar with 1 billion bank accounts, mobiles each
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
The current BJP-led government has been pushing for the Aadhaar card to be mandatory and linked to everything including the pan card, bank account, mobile phones, drivers license and even for children admission into schools.
This Diwali offline smartphone sales hit as e-commerce sites dole out discounts
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Festive season buzz has failed to light up sales revenues of offline retailers on the back of lower smartphone demands.
Reliance Retail sells LYF C459, C451 smartphones for nearly 'half' the price
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Indian mobile handset company, Reliance LYF is offering its smartphones at a discount this festive season.
New malware in India steals users' money through mobile phones
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
The new malware has seen around 40% of the cases in India and is a Trojan which disguises as useful apps like BatteryMaster.
Google launches faster, safer, higher battery life Android Oreo OS
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Google announced launch of new Android Oreo mobile phone OS which concentrates mainly on speed, safety and higher battery life in smartphones.
JioPhone: Feature phones will continue to rule the Indian market in 2017
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
There have already 4-5 manufacturers that are looking to launch their own low cost 4G feature phone in the next few weeks.
Govt testing service that will allow you to block your stolen phone even if IMEI number changed
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
IMEI number -- a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices -- is allocated by global industry body GSMA and bodies authorised by it.
After toppling Apple in China, Oppo eyes world market
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
With its army of salespeople and vast network of outlets, a relatively new smartphone maker has exploded in popularity to overtake global giants Apple and Samsung in China's market - and now it has its eye on the West.
Samsung invests nearly Rs 5,000 crore in expansion of Noida plant
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Samsung's new investment of Rs 4,915 crore will be used to expand its Noida manufacturing plant to increase the production capacity of both mobile phones and refrigerators.
Prepaid mobile recharge to get lesser talk-time under GST
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Prepaid mobile recharges which are used by majority of the telecom subscribers in India will get lesser value for their money with regards to talk-time post GST. ICRA analysts explain how telecom services will also become more expensive post 18% tax levy on these services.
Satellite phones for all in two years if BSNL has its way
Mon, May 29, 2017
State-run BSNL is planning to extend satellite phone services for all citizens in two years that can work at any corner of the country and remain immune to breakdown of mobile services during natural calamities.
Indian millennials prefer used phones over new, survey finds
Thu, May 25, 2017
Indian millennials have been exchanging pre-owned phones online mostly for upgrades and because they're bored. OLX CRUST survey shows the smartphone brands, price range and models the millennials were dealing with.