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Samsung Rolls Out One UI 5 Beta 3 Seemingly Cloning iOS 16 Lock Screen

Samsung has seemingly rolled out the One UI 5 beta 3 this week. The update brings themed-icon support for third-party apps, snappier animations, and more. However, the standout feature appears to be the new customisation options for the lock screen that appears to follow the same approach as the options featured in Apple’s iOS 16. […]

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Government Said to Push Phone Makers to Support NavIC Within Months Amid Fears of Elevated Costs, Disruptions

India is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its home-grown navigation system within months, worrying the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi, and Apple who fear elevated costs and disruptions as the move requires hardware changes, according to two industry sources and government documents seen by Reuters. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive […]

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Flipkart Big Billion Days 2022 Sale: Best Smartphone Offers

Flipkart Big Billion Days 2022 sale has now entered its second day. The seven-day sale will bring discounts on various categories and will continue until September 30. The domestic e-commerce company is offering up to 40 percent discount on mobile phones during the festive sale with additional no-cost EMI options and exchange discounts. Flipkart has […]

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Google Launches Campaign to Pressure Apple to ‘Fix Texting’, Adopt RCS Messaging

Google has launched an online campaign asking Apple to “fix texting” by adopting the Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol for messaging. Currently, Apple uses the outdated SMS and MMS technology for communication with users outside the company’s ecosystem. According to Google, this has led to users sharing low resolution videos. Google, the firm that develops […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 Sale Kicks Off: Best Deals on Mobile Phones

Amazon Prime Day 2022 sale has kicked off in India and is offering discounts on a range of mobile phones, laptops smart TVs, wearables, electronics, and audio products. The two-day sale is live now on the e-commerce platform with no-cost EMI options and exchange discounts on various products. It is exclusive to Prime members. Amazon […]

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Microsoft Defender Online Security App Launched for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows

Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of new Microsoft Defender app for Microsoft 365 subscribers. Users across Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices with Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscriptions will be able to access the online security app now. The Defender app works as a central hub for managing and monitoring the security status […]

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Millions on Android Devices Exposed by Unpatched Apple Lossless Codec Flaw: Researchers

Security flaws in an audio codec have been uncovered by security researchers, putting millions of Android phones and other Android devices powered by chipsets from MediaTek and Qualcomm at risk of being compromised by hackers. Stemming from an codec created by Apple several years ago, the vulnerabilities were left unpatched since the company open-sourced the […]

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Smartphone Market in India Saw Best-Ever Results in 2021, Revenue Marked 27 Percent YoY Growth: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India grew the highest ever with an 11 percent year-on-year increase to reach 169 million units in 2021, according to a market research report. The significant growth in the smartphone shipments come alongside a record increase in the revenue generated by the market. While Xiaomi maintained its leadership in the smartphone market […]

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Smartphone Market Worldwide Recovered to Pre-COVID-19 Level in 2021, Samsung Maintained Lead: Canalys

Smartphone market worldwide recovered to pre-COVID-19 level in 2021 by growing seven percent year-on-year to 1.35 billion shipments, according to a report. The growth reported despite component supply shortages due to the pandemic that are still being faced by most players in the market globally. Samsung retained its market leadership in the year with a […]

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Apple Led Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2021, Samsung Close Second Amid Chip Shortage: Canalys

Apple was the most popular smartphone manufacturer in terms of worldwide smartphone shipments for Q4 2021, according to a report by market analyst firm Canalasy. The Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer took the first spot from competitor Samsung, and accounted for 22 percent of global smartphone sales in the last quarter despite supply chain issues, and rising […]

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What the Best Phones of 2021 in India Say About the Smartphone Industry

From Apple to Samsung and OnePlus to Xiaomi, all major smartphone vendors brought new flagship offerings to India in 2021 to please customers looking for an upgrade. Some of the prominent options include the iPhone 13 series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 family, and the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, among others. A list of […]

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iPhone Market Share Declines to Fourth Place Globally Ahead of iPhone 13 Launch: TrendForce

iPhone’s market share fell from second to fourth place globally in the second quarter of 2021, according to a report by market research firm TrendForce. The significant fall in the market share, when compared to that of Q1 2021, is a result of a decline in iPhone production. It also comes just ahead of the […]

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