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Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:14

Smartphones powered by the Android operating system captured 85 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalize rival platforms, a new survey shows.

Samsung launches 3 new smartphones to expand affordable range

Samsung launches 3 new smartphones to expand affordable range

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:12

Handset maker Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced launch of three new devices, priced below Rs 10,000, to expand its presence in the affordable smartphone market in India.

Xiaomi overtakes Apple in China, threatens Samsung

Xiaomi overtakes Apple in China, threatens Samsung

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 18:04

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's Mi3 was often referred to as the 'Apple' phone in China but now its appears the company has overtaken the American smartphone maker in the country.

Google Nexus to herald a big screen era

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:14

Google`s next flagship Nexus phone could be a huge 5.9-inch model called "Shamu".

2.5 bn smartphone users globally by 2015: US report

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:04

According to the market research firm, the number of global users had surpassed one billion in 2012.

Best smartphones under Rs 15,000

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 00:52

Buying a smartphone on a tight budget is always difficult. You want to get the best at the cheapest price possible. Besides, given the wide of range of good smartphones at tempting prices in the market, choosing the right budget-phone becomes all the more harder.

TV, smartphones as destressers lead to guilt feeling

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:24

If you destress yourself daily by watching TV or playing games on your smartphone after a tiring day at work, you may not be doing yourself any good.

China registers sale of over 200 mn smartphones in 1H

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

Over 200 million smartphones were sold in China during the first half of 2014, an increase of over 20 percent compared to the same period in 2013, a top official said.

Smartphone charging contributes to global warming

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:32

A new study has revealed that smartphones charging emits greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Spice launches hexa core smartphone Stellar 526 at Rs 11,499

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:17

Stellar 526 comes loaded with features. It has a 8 GB of ROM and 1GB of memory. It gives multicore gaming support, clear motion technology which will give a blur-free video playback.

Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:48

Sony said the investment will allow it to raise production by 13 percent to 68,000 wafers a month by August 2015, a step closer to its mid-term goal of 75,000.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:57

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.