Tag "Mobile"

HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela calls it quit

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones has announced that its CEO Arto Nummela has left the company with immediate effect. The company did not share why Nummela is leaving the company but said that the decision was mutual. Florian

Samsung rolls out Bixby voice support to Galaxy S8 users in the US today

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Samsung has just announced that the voice capabilities of its digital assistant- Bixby are now rolling out to Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US. Till now the voice support feature of Bixby was available to the Koreans, and

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 6.5-inch screen, 5,300 mAh battery launched at Rs 16,999

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‘Bigger, the better’ seems like the new success mantra in the smartphone industry with companies making screen sizes bigger than the widely accepted 5.5-inch screen. Well, towing the same line, Xiaomi has launched its next flagship killer Mi Max 2

‘NanoPhone C’: World’s smallest GSM phone comes to India at Rs 3940

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E-commerce platform Yerha.com has launched world’s smallest GSM phone, Elari NanoPhone C in India. The phone, almost the size of a credit card is priced at Rs. 3,940 and is available in three color variants- Silver, Rose Gold, and Black. “Elari’s new ‘anti-smartphone’

Airtel postpaid users can now carry forward their unused data balance

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced that it is now allowing its postpaid customers to carry forward their unused data in their next billing cycle starting August 1, 2017. The postpaid customers can carry forward their unused data up to a

Citing consumer safety, DoT insists on installing GPS in every feature phone

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The Department of Telecom(DoT) has made it compulsory to install Global Positioning System(GPS) in all mobile phones including the feature phones sold in India from January 1, 2018 so as to locate subscribers during emergency situations, rejecting a plea from handset

Google Maps makes it easier to find wheelchair accessible locations

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Google Maps has added a new editing feature that crowdsources accessibility details about locations, making it possible to add details on whether or not a specific location is wheelchair accessible. “When you want to share accessibility information about a place or

OnePlus 5 gets a tough competitor in Honor 8 Pro

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Amidst all the hype and hoopla regarding OnePlus 5, another Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched its much-anticipated device- Honor 8 Pro in India priced at Rs 29,999. The device will be exclusively available to Prime members on Prime Day starting 6

GoTBot is your Game of Thrones’ digital encyclopedia before next season hits off

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Seven years is a long time. When people have a hard time remembering important happenings or characters from their own life, how can they keep a tag of all the characters of a show whose Season 7 premiere is just around the

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will make a comeback on July 7 in S Korea

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Falling in line with all the recent rumors and reports, Samsung will launch the refurbished version of the Note 7-Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE) in South Korea on July 7. The phone uses unwrapped and unused Galaxy Note 7 components but with

Delhi airport has 4th fastest Wi-Fi speed after Dubai, Seoul, and Tokyo: Ookla

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Ookla has rated Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport as the fourth fastest in terms of Wi-Fi speeds amongst the top ten airports in Asia. Ookla, using speed test data for the period from March-May 2017, analyzed the speeds of

Transsion and Spice enter JV to relaunch the ‘Spice’ brand in India

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Transsion Holdings, a global conglomerate with a strong presence through brands like itel and Tecno has announced a joint venture (JV) agreement with Spice Mobility to strengthen its foothold in the world’s fastest growing mobile market. The partnership aims at revitalizing

Global mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold to reach 587 exabytes by 2021: Cisco

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With the burgeoning growth of mobile phones and usage of 4G, global mobile data traffic is expected to increase seven-fold from 2016 to 2021, according to Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index forecast. According to Cisco, by 2021 more members of

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

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In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards, the Supreme Court of India has asked the government to place a mechanism to “verify all mobile phone subscribers and scrutinize their identity to

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

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In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

Social apps dominate time spent on mobile with 394pc growth

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Making the digital platform a virtual war field, a new app is reaching the play store almost every day. With the growing social media adoption, mobile app usage is also growing swiftly. However, according to a new report, this growth

With growing 4G adoption, majority of Indians buying smartphones online

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With prominent players of telecom sector pushing 4G with tempting offers, 53 percent of Indians bought their smartphones online, says Deloitte. Neeraj Jain, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP said, “With Internet becoming cheaper and higher mobile data penetration, consumers

India saw 200pc YoY growth in mobile development courses

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Overtaking the U.S, India currently has 220 million active devices. The growing adoption and usage rate of smartphones are, in turn, promoting a thriving interest in mobile development courses in 2016, says Google India. The company revealed that the search

DoT to launch a portal on mobile tower radiation

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To spread awareness about effects of mobile tower radiations and the myths around it, the Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon be launching a portal – Tarang – with data on all mobile towers and transmitters across the country in

India jumps to fifth spot in the mobile gaming market

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India is the fifth biggest mobile gaming market, according to a report by San Francisco-based business intelligence firm, App Annie. With a steep rise in mobile game downloads and the revenues, India rose two places in the second quarter of