Monthly Archives: February 2018

Samsung Leader in 4G LTE Device Shipments in India Last Year: CMR

With 21 percent market share, Samsung retained the top spot in the 4G LTE device shipments in 2017 while Chinese handset maker Xiaomi stood second with 18 percent share, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. The 4G LTE shipments in India grew 80 percent in 2017 Year-on-Year (YoY), with total shipments reaching

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Flipkart Apple Days Sale Enters Day 2: Deals on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPads, MacBooks, and More

The Flipkart sale on iPhones and other Apple devices continues, with flat discounts as well as cashbacks and other offers to make the new gadgets a little easier on the consumers’ pockets. The ongoing Flipkart Apple Days sale will run until Friday, March 2 and offer cashbacks on SBI debit and credit cards and additional discounts

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Nokia, Vodafone, and Audi Partner to Bring 4G to the Moon

The Moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission. Vodafone Germany, network equipment maker Nokia and carmaker Audi said on Tuesday they were working together to support the mission, 50 years

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Series With On-Device AI Support Launched

Qualcomm at its press conference at Mobile World Congress (2018) on Tuesday launched the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform series as its next range of system-on-chip (SoC) for affordable devices. The new Snapdragon range is designed to offer features and performance that were previously exclusive to the premium Snapdragon 800 series. It also includes on-device AI

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Lenovo Leads Indian Tablet Market as It Slides 11 Percent in 2017: IDC

As the tablet market nosedived in India, Lenovo with 26.1 percent market share led the segment in the fourth quarter of 2017 while its shipment grew 34.2 percent year-over-year (YoY), the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Tuesday. For the entire year, the Indian tablet market witnessed a total shipment of 3.2 million units, an

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Qualcomm Proposes Due Diligence, Price Talks With Broadcom

Qualcomm urged peer Broadcom to enter into direct negotiations on a price for merging the two companies and said they had made progress on regulatory and other deal certainty issues at a meeting last week. Qualcomm maintained that all of Broadcom’s previous offers materially undervalued the company. “The Board encourages Broadcom to enter into mutual

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Laptop, MediaPad M5 Tablet, Balong 5G01 Launched at MWC 2018

Huawei kickstarted its event at Mobile World Congress 2018 by announcing a laptop, a tablet, and some other products. At MWC this year, Huawei has unveiled the next generation of its MateBook X-series that it had launched in 2017. The all-new MateBook X Pro is said to be a bigger and more powerful notebook that

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Alcatel 1T 10, Alcatel 1T 7 With Kids Mode and Android 8.1 Oreo Launched at MWC 2018

Alongside launching new smartphones and Wi-Fi hotspots, TCL Communication has launched two new Alcatel 1T tablets at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The new tablets, dubbed the Alcatel 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7, run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and come with a proprietary Kids mode. The tablets will go on sale

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Redmi Note 5 Sale, Samsung Galaxy S9 Price and Specifications Leak, Nokia at MWC 2018, and More News This Week

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the news you can use from the world of tech. After launching last week, the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and also the Mi TV 4 all went on sale this week, on Thursday. According to Xiaomi, it sold over 300,000 units of the phones in

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Elon Musk Quits OpenAI Group to Avoid Conflict With Tesla

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quit the board of OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company he co-founded that aims to promote and develop friendly AI that benefits the humanity. “Elon Musk will depart the OpenAI Board but will continue to donate and advise the organisation. As Tesla continues to become more

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