After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, Samsung has reportedly decided to take its own sweet time in launching the Galaxy S8 this year. And rightfully so. The company wants to ensure that in its hurry to release the Galaxy S8, it ends up shipping with the same problem as the Galaxy Note 7.
Launched towards the end of last year, the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are Lenovo’s latest budget wonders meant to take on Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4 and budget offerings from other Chinese OEMs. If you happen to buy either the K6 Power or K6 Note, check out this post for some tips and tricks for the devices that will help you get the most out of them.
OnePlus 3T is an uncommon phone from an unconventional company. A mid-season replacement, it’s pretty much like the phone it replaces. The exterior is same as the OnePlus 3, except the color change. And internal bumps are pretty minor. But one thing is clear – at $440, this is still the best phone in around $400 price range. It’s got Pixel level specs and performance at half the price and that’s commendable. It is a good phone.
Smartphones have been getting closer to this Star Trek-like form factor for years. Just as the original Samsung Galaxy Nexus appalled us all with a giant 4.7” screen in 2011, a vision of the future from Google, the Xiaomi Mi Mix here with a screen that almost touches the edges on three sides, with a 6.4” display in a form factor smaller than any previous sub-6” phablets, is a clear indication of where things are going. And we know where they’ll end up – we saw it on TV, on Star Trek Next Generation 20 years ago…
Bitcoin is a phenomenon of the digital age, a currency without borders or regulation, a form of money that is totally anonymous – and, as a result, it has been taking off slowly but surely over the last five years, especially among geeks and tech-enthusiasts. If you have an Android smartphone then there are applications, widgets and utilities which can help you manage your bitcoin stash, send funds and keep a close eye on what the market is doing. Here’s my Top 5.
Netflix is finally putting an end to workarounds and is officially introducing offline playback feature for its mobile apps including the Android app for both mobile phones and tablets. So you’ll now be able to binge watch your favorite show during your long commute or when you’re on a vacation, far away from stable Wi-Fi. The feature isn’t available for every movie and TV show out there (Disney content is missing), but there’s still a lot to be consumed offline.
Getting in on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday bandwagon, Google has kicked off its own “Cyber Week Deals” on the Google Play Store. Running until November 29, the sale sees the company offering hefty discounts on a wide variety of games, apps, TV shows, movies, and more hosted on Google Play.
Google’s Pixels handsets sure are very costly, but they are also worth the money. Delivering excellent performance, battery life, and a great camera, the handsets offer an experience that is unmatched by any other Android smartphone in the market.
India’s move to demonetize and invalidate Rs 500 and 1000 notes was sudden. And it has repercussions that are frankly out of scope for our tech site. But interestingly, this move has thrust upon a uniquely diverse country to pursue an idea – going cashless. Of course, we’re far from actualising it but we’re already seeing street vendors and auto drivers accept Paytm.
As of today, you no longer need to jump through hoops or install the beta version to make WhatsApp video calls. In the latest update released yesterday, WhatsApp has finally released the video calling feature to all of its 1 billion+ users across Android, iOS and Windows Phone. On Android, you’ll need to be running Android 4.1 and above to be able to use the feature. Anyone you want to call must also have the latest WhatsApp update installed.