Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: smartphones

Days of free unlimited phone storage are numbered. Here are some ways to curb the problem

You can save money by opting for external hard drives, extra memory in the form of a MicroSD card or regularly backing your smartphone up to your computer.

1 in 10 rural households got phone to back child’s study during lockdown, says ASER report

ASER 2020 (rural) also found that 12.7% of rural students from both government and private schools used their neighbours’ phones to study during the lockdown.

Rs 4,000 smartphone running on Reliance Jio — How Ambani plans to dominate telecom market

Reliance is apparently in talks with domestic assemblers to make a version of its Jio phone that will run on Google’s Android and be offered with low cost wireless plans from Jio.

Xiaomi to sell Mi phones through mobile vans to expand reach in rural India

The top-selling smartphone brand in the country is starting a travelling store, which will cover a specific route and stop in places, including weekly haats, or street fairs.

India ditched Micromax for cheap Chinese phones, but now loves its ‘atmanirbhar’ credentials

Micromax is the only homegrown company that broke into India’s Chinese dominated smartphone market. But no one came to its rescue when it was in trouble.

Global smartphone market suffered the worst contraction in history in Jan-March quarter

Demand will remain suppressed through the rest of the year, with global economic downturn preventing any growth until at least the fourth quarter.

Our phones are watching us. That’s a good tool to fight COVID-19

Identifying those infected, tracing their contacts & restricting or checking movements of whoever may be exposed is vital in reducing the spread of diseases.

2020 will see Samsung and Apple battle for being the no.1 smartphone seller

Between Apple's successful launch of the iPhone 11 family of products and Samsung's new foldable phone expected in February, the two giants will remain in close competition throughout the year.

Why Apple has high hopes for iPhone sales in India this year

India’s premium segment is growing at a 20% rate, almost doubling the 10% growth of local smartphone market, which suggests greater opportunity for Apple.

Modi to Netflix to smartphones: What changed India most in the last decade?

As 2019 comes to a close, India has witnessed a momentous decade which was marked by breakthroughs in politics, culture, health, technology.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.