Month: October 2015

Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact Receiving Firmware Update With Stagefright Bug Fixes

October 31, 2015

Users of Sony’s latest Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones report they have started receiving a firmware update, which mainly focuses on the Stagefright bug fix. The OS update weighs 281MB and comes with a build number 32.0.A.6.152 as per user reports. The update is being reportedly seeded to all the smartphone versions. Users […]

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BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Smartphone Detailed by Company

October 31, 2015

BlackBerry ahead of the commencement of shipping of the Priv smartphone next week wants to make sure users are familiar with all the features. The Canadian company has released a video showing the major features of its upcoming Android handset. The company in its YouTube video stresses on the privacy and productivity features alongside the […]

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BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Smartphone Detailed by Company

October 30, 2015

BlackBerry ahead of the commencement of shipping of the Priv smartphone next week wants to make sure users are familiar with all the features. The Canadian company has released a video showing the major features of its upcoming Android handset. The company in its YouTube video stresses on the privacy and productivity features alongside the […]

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Sharp Posts Big Loss on Smartphone Downturn, Restructuring Costs

October 30, 2015

Japanese electronics giant Sharp on Friday posted a whopping six-month net loss of nearly $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,570 crores), hit by restructuring costs and a slump in demand for its smartphone screens. The liquid-crystal display giant, which is key supplier to Apple and other mobile phone makers, singled out a downturn in smartphone-screen demand […]

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LG Profit Sinks as Smartphone Business Suffers Loss

October 29, 2015

LG Electronics said Thursday its mobile communications division suffered its first operating loss in more than a year, dragging down the company’s overall earnings for the third quarter. The mobile business lost KRW 77.6 billion (roughly Rs. 443 crores) for the July-September quarter. The South Korean company’s overall net income sank 48 percent over a […]

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Sony Swings to Big First-Half Profit on Video Games

October 29, 2015

Sony on Thursday posted a six-month net profit of almost $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,520 crores), crediting its PlayStation video game unit and a weak yen for a big improvement in its finances as the company moves past years of losses. The Tokyo-based electronics giant said net profit came in at JPY 116.0 billion (roughly […]

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Europe Has Approved ‘Net Neutrality,’ but Not the Kind Advocates Wanted

October 28, 2015

The European Parliament has voted to approve new rules for Internet providers in major legislation that is nevertheless being slammed by net neutrality advocates who say the regulation is filled with loopholes. The bill was passed with none of the amendments that consumer advocates and tech firms were pushing for in a last-ditch effort this […]

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Apple Closes ‘Most Successful Year Ever’ With Record iPhone Sales in Q4

October 28, 2015

Apple said Tuesday that surging iPhone sales helped propel a sharp rise in quarterly profits, as the tech giant delivered a record 48 million of the smartphones. Profits rose 31 percent to $11.1 billion (roughly Rs. 72,240 crores), while revenues jumped 22 percent from a year ago to $51.5 billion (roughly Rs. 3,35,171 crores), Apple […]

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InFocus M260 With 4.5-Inch Display, 5-Megapixel Camera Launched

October 27, 2015

Over the past few months, we’ve seen the launch of a number of affordable handsets. On Tuesday, InFocus added an interesting dirt-cheap smartphone to the mix. Called the InFocus M260, the handset offers an impressive set of specifications and relatively new Android version at a price tag of Rs. 3,999. The InFocus M260 runs Android […]

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 With ‘Shatterproof’ Display, 21-Megapixel Camera, 3760mAh Battery Launched

October 27, 2015

At a media event on Tuesday, Motorola officially took the wraps off two new smartphones – theMotorola Droid Turbo 2 and the Motorola Droid Maxx 2. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 offers top-of-the-line specifications. The successor to the last year’s Droid Turbo, comes with a 5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560) display. The company claims that the ‘ShatterShield’ […]

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