Tag Archives: phones

DoT to meet handset makers over GPS in mobile phones

The government has made it mandatory for installing the Global Positioning System (GPS) that enables tracking of the device’s location in all mobile phones, including feature phones, sold in the country, beginning January 1 next year. Rishi Ranjan Kala The department of telecommunications (DoT) is expected to meet handset manufacturers next week over concerns raised by the industry over the ... Read More »

July update starts rolling out to BlackBerry phones

BlackBerry has announced that it has started rolling out the July security update to its Android-powered smartphones. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the company’s Security Incident Response Team. View image on Twitter   It’s worth mentioning that the update is currently only hitting units purchased through the company’s online store ShopBlackBerry. Model bought from retailers ... Read More »

Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?

Updated 06/27/17: OnePlus once again takes the Best Bang for Your Buck crown with the OnePlus 5. Choosing a new Android phone isn’t easy. The Android universe is teeming with options, from super-expensive flagship phones, to affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep ... Read More »

Old mobile phones bought and sold mostly by millennials, finds OLX study

New Delhi: Nearly 75 percent of pre-owned mobile phone buyers and 55 percent of pre-owned mobile phone sellers on leading consumer-to-consumer marketplace OLX are millennials in the age group of 19-29 years, a new study said on Wednesday. Representational image. Reuters According to the study by OLX, the desire to upgrade is the primary reason for selling mobile phones for ... Read More »

Old mobile phones bought and sold mostly by millennials, finds OLX study

New Delhi: Nearly 75 percent of pre-owned mobile phone buyers and 55 percent of pre-owned mobile phone sellers on leading consumer-to-consumer marketplace OLX are millennials in the age group of 19-29 years, a new study said on Wednesday. Representational image. Reuters According to the study by OLX, the desire to upgrade is the primary reason for selling mobile phones for ... Read More »

App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that the most vulnerable among the lot, is an app called ... Read More »

Samsung official case model names for the Galaxy S8 phones revealed. New colors for the phones?

As usual, for the past couple of months, we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8, including that there would be three different variants — the “regular” Galaxy S8, a Galaxy S8 edge, and a brand-new condept — a Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter, reports said, would have a gigantic 6-inch display with minimal bezels around ... Read More »