American technology behemoth Google announced earlier this week that the latest version of its Android operating system will be officially called Android 10. By this decision, the company has also broken on the long going tradition of naming the versions after sweet treats or desserts. The latest release also marks the tenth version of the platform, as is evident from the name. The operating system may have had a rocky start back in the year 2008, it has significantly evolved over the years. So to mark the landmark release of Android 10, we look at the extensive history of the software over the years.Android 1.0 and 1.1
The one that started it all. The first [...]
Gone are the days when powerful smartphones were a novelty. In the current scenario devices (1) starting as low as Rs 6,000 can offer as many functionalities as high-end smartphones from the year 2010 to 2012. However, this is not just a coincidence, it is a result of the constant tug of war Chinese OEMs have been playing for over 5 years.
Some prime examples of the companies that have helped in driving down the costs of mobile devices include Huawei, Xiaomi and BBK Electronics (parent company of Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme).
Before we begin the saga of the previously mentioned Chinese OEMs, we will discuss the early days of smartphones and how some key players [...]
In the month of February, the Korean electronics giant, Samsung unveiled its first foldable smartphone which is dubbed the Galaxy Fold. Following its launch, Huawei also unveiled it variant of a foldable device, the Mate X. Unfortunately commercial availability of both the handsets has been pushed back to September(1,2).
By the time these two handsets make a comeback, they won’t just be competing with each other. According to freshly granted patents, LG, Korea’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer is also developing multiple foldable handsets which may launch in time [...]
After being absent from the Indian smartphone industry for about a year, HTC has launched the Wildfire X in the country. The newly launched device has a contemporary design and is targeted towards the budget segment. It will be available for purchase starting August 22 and will be exclusively sold on Flipkart.com.HTC Wildfire X Specifications And Features
The HTC Wildfire has a modern design with a waterdrop notch display on the front and a glossy plastic back. The display panel measures 6.2 inch and it has an HD+ resolution.
Under the hood, the HTC Wilfire X is kitted with an Octa-Core processor that has a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz. Although the company has not [...]
HTC was one of the most iconic brands in India a couple of years ago. Similar to Nokia, HTC went through rough waters that had seen them backing off from the Indian market altogether. The Taiwan based company had numerous reasons for its losing market standing and has distanced itself from the Southeastern Asian country for more than a year now. According to a fresh report, however, HTC is seeking to make a comeback to the developing countries smartphone market.
One of the many reasons why HTC had to bail out of India was its pricing and marketing. The smartphone from the company was known to be [...]
India being one of the most populated country in world, also has a massive smartphone user base. The research firm, Canalys has shared an India bound sales report that exhibits the sales performance of different smartphone OEMs in the country.
According to a report published by Canalys, Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has once again come out on top as the most selling smartphone maker in India for the Q2 of 2019 (April to June). Noteworthy, the position has been held by Xiaomi since 2017 after it surpassed Samsung that held the postition for an extended period of time.
In terms of sales figures, Xiaomi sold 10.3 million (1.03 crore) smartphones in the Q2 of 2019 [...]
Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC which was once a leader in the mobile phone industry lost its lustre after the arrival of Chinese OEMs that sell feature-packed handsets at competitive pricing. Nevertheless, it seems the company has devised new strategies and will soon be launching numerous smartphones.
Earlier this month, four unreleased HTC smartphones were leaked online. In addition, another handset with the Wildfire X moniker has been listed on Android Enterprise website. The listing has revealed both the key features and design of the upcoming smartphone. As it has been listed on the [...]
LG was one of the first companies to launch a smartphone with the Android operating system. In the early years of the decade, the company had delivered praiseworthy handsets like the Optimus One, LG G2, LG Nexus 4 which were highly popular amongst users across the globe. However, as Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Oppo and Huawei started selling value for money devices at marginalised profits, long-settled companies like Sony, LG and HTC had to fall back.
Nevertheless, after devising new strategies, LG once again entered the budget and mid-range smartphone arena with the “W” series of smartphones that debuted in India last month.
Subsequently, LG is expected [...]
After much speculations and leaks, the Chinese electronics giant has finally launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Redmi K20 Pro at an event in India. The device was launched alongside the mid-range Redmi K20 and as is evident from the name, features slightly bumped up specifications. It boasts of being the most affordable handset available in the country with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and also features top tier hardware at a lower price than competitors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liOJGLHesTEXiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro is the latest flagship offering from the company. It has a glass design on the front and back with a metal [...]
Following the deluge caused by the arrival of Chinese OEMs that sell smartphones at wafer-thin margins, long-settled companies like Sony and Nokia had to fall back. However, with passing time such companies have devised new strategies and are once again repopulating their smartphone lineups. Correspondingly, Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC that has barely launched any devices in the last couple of years is expected to launch four new handsets.
To instantly grab the attention of the users, the upcoming smartphones from HTC will be launched under the Wildfire lineup which was once very popular. The new devices will be called the HTC Wildfire, Wildfire E, Wildfire E Plus and [...]
Ever since the first mobile phone was created in the year 1973 by Motorola, the industry has seen significant technological advancement; which has led us to where we are today, in a world of super advanced smartphones. But, in all the innovation, there were many failures. And some were so remarkable that they are still talked about today, as they have left a considerable mark on technology history. Here are the top 5 mobile phones that have failed badly in the market because of many reasons, but are still remembered for a major reason.Nokia N-Gage
The Nokia N-Gage was released back in the year 2003, when the company was at the pinnacle of mobile technology. Phones [...]
With the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies since the last few years; many major smartphone OEMs have also tried to take advantage of the trend. Taiwanese electronics giant HTC launched its Exodus handset which is based on the blockchain technology for trading and buying cryptocurrencies. Samsung also launched a wallet supporting the currencies with its Galaxy S10 lineup of devices. Now, reports of another major smartphone manufacturer getting into the cryptocurrency market have surfaced online. Latest patent filings by LG reveals it is working on a cryptocurrency wallet for use in its devices. It will be called the ThinQ Wallet and may be introduced soon.LG ThinQ [...]
In the month of May 2019, US Commerce department barred all American companies from having any trade relations with the Chinese tech titan, Huawei. The ban has been implemented on the basis of accusations that claim the Chinese company spies on user data with the help of back doors installed on its devices. This move has pushed the company in an uneasy spot where it cannot use either Android or Windows on its smartphones or computers.
However, the company is working rigorously to neutralise the havoc that the trade ban has caused. Huawei was previously reported to be working on its own operating system for mobile devices which is expected to debut later this year. The said OS [...]
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has unveiled two new Android smartphones in its home country, which are the U19e and the Desire 19+. As reported previously, the company has been trying to make a comeback into the smartphone market for a long time now. It was not surprising at all to see why HTC chose its home market to launch the devices. Both devices look towards targeting the mid-range smartphone segment.HTC U19e Specifications And Price
The HTC U19e features a 6 inch LCD Full HD+ display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which consists of the octa-core Kryo 360 [...]