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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed today that the company's new Windows 10 Mobile flagships will go on sale in India next month, and both handsets will include dual-SIM support there.
After a previous report prophesying a November 2 launch was proved false, a Microsoft Support site now suggests that the 'Fall Update' to Windows 10 will be released next Tuesday.
If you're in the market for a smart TV, you might want to check Videocon's latest offering. The company has launched a Windows 10-powered TV in India that comes in 32-inch and 40-inch screen sizes.
In order to understand how the internet works in developing countries where speeds are usually slow, Facebook is rolling out '2G Tuesdays,' giving employees a taste of a sluggish connection.
Popular media dongle device Teewe will soon allow users to stream torrent content. The feature will be similar as Popcorn Time. The Chromecast alternative will get a new gaming capability.
Looking for a large-sized mid-range Windows Phone handset in India? Microsoft has launched the Lumia 640 XL in the country. It is priced at Rs 17,399 and runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.
With the introduction of new stock, Apple has increased the pricing of some of its computing products in India. The price hike will be permanent going forward.
At its Z3 launch event yesterday, Samsung claimed that its Tizen OS is the second-largest operating system in the budget segment in India, ahead of Microsoft's Windows Phone.
This month, Samsung will launch their latest Tizen powered device, the Z3. The Z3 will follow the Z1, which was introduced towards the beginning of the year and went on to sell over a million units.
Apple is partnering with consumer electronics retailer Croma to launch 6 Apple mini-stores to expand their retail presence in India, a largely untapped market of about 1.3 billion people.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai details a partnership that will bring Wi-Fi to 400 rail stations and connect 10 million passengers a day. Pichai also recounts being a student at Chennai Central station.
The Galaxy Note 5 will be unavailable in many parts of the world, but it will launch in India this month - and those who pre-order will get a free wireless charger, and a one-time screen replacement.
Due to a recent significant drop in sales in India, Microsoft is preparing to release a new set of Windows 10 phones in the country. The phones would support all forms of 4G in the country.
A year after the launch of the Xbox One, Amazon will lose its exclusivity to sell the console in India. The console won't be available at all retail locations, but instead at Microsoft Stores.
Xiaomi has unveiled the latest iteration of its Android based operating system, the MIUI 7. The update promises 10% longer battery life and 30% increase in performance, along with other improvements.
BLU has launched its Win JR LTE and Win HD LTE in Europe, priced from just £69/€99; and in India, starting at Rs.5,999. Both devices include 4G, dual-SIM support, and the latest Snapdragon 410 CPUs.
The Android One program for low-cost phones hasn't been a big success, as Google itself acknowledges, but a 'reboot' is in the works, along with plans to bring smartphone prices down to under $50.
Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update in India that enables 4G LTE connectivity on eight of the company's Windows Phones, including its latest flagship handset, the Lumia 930.
After huge cuts to its phone division last week, it seems Microsoft may be planning to outsource at least part of its handset manufacturing, and is said to be close to a deal with Foxconn in India.
After beginning the Android 5.1.1 rollout to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the US a few weeks ago, the latest Lollipop version is now heading to Samsung's newest flagships in India.
Facebook has released a stripped-down version of its Facebook app, called Facebook Lite. The app is designed for users that have a slow and unreliable 2G internet connection on their mobile devices.
Microsoft's recent focus on lower-end devices has worked well for it in some markets, including India, but the company says it will launch new high-end Windows 10 Mobile handsets there this year.
After increasing its smartphone sales in India by 20% last quarter, Microsoft has now launched its latest Windows Phone there: the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, which was first unveiled last month.
Microsoft is testing a new Lumia handset in India, which was spotted on import logs into the country. It's likely a new device that will be released alongside Windows 10 later this year.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, its most affordable smartphone ever. It's now available in India, priced around Rs.5,299, along with some rather nice promotional offers.
Despite a contracting smartphone market, Microsoft managed to rack up impressive growth for its Lumia smartphone sales in India, with sales numbers increasing by 20% over the previous quarter.
Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in India earlier this month, priced at Rs.11,999 - but you can now buy the device with Rs.2,000 off the regular price, plus a free one-year Office 365 subscription.
Xiaomi has released its latest handset, the Mi 4i. The mid-range handset will debut in India for around $200. The handset will be available in other regions at a later date.
The Indian government has given a deadline of April 24th for citizens to send in their views regarding net neutrality. A new website wants to provide information and help people understand the issue.
Microsoft has released the mid-range Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India. Both phones are the first to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed which offers bluetooth keyboard compatibility.
Microsoft has sent out invites to a launch event for its new Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows Phones in India on Tuesday April 7, with pricing rumored to start at around Rs.9,999.
Microsoft India has announced a Smart Exchange program, allowing owners of its Asha feature phones to trade in their devices in exchange for discounts of up to 25% off its new Lumia 435 Windows Phone.
XOLO has quietly revealed its new Win Q1000, which features a 5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, in a sleek 8.8mm thick body - all for Rs.8,499 (around $137).
After its 64GB One went on sale in India in December, OnePlus has now launched the 16GB model there for Rs.18,999 - and you won't need an invite, as long as you're happy to buy it on a Tuesday.
After announcing yesterday that it intended to deliver the Denim update to all Indian devices by the end of the month, Microsoft has now pushed the firmware to four new devices.
It's been over five months since Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update, but many users are still waiting for it to arrive. But in India, the company says it will complete its rollout this month.
The Lumia 532 is an entry-level Windows Phone, but it still includes a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras and multiple hardware sensors, along with the latest Lumia Denim firmware.
OnePlus has announced that buyers will now be able to purchase its handset without an invite - but only on Tuesdays, while its invite system will remain in place on other days of the week. Seriously.
Following several allegations of Uber drivers sexually abusing their passengers, the service has now decided to launch an in-app panic button for its customers in India.
After losing the top spot in China to Xiaomi last year, Samsung has now been pushed into second place in the Indian smartphone market by Micromax, which grabbed 22 percent of sales there last quarter.
OnePlus has announced that the new ROM for its One (and only) handset will be called 'OxygenOS', and has committed to keeping it "open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features."
Developers found that Micromax replaced the Google OTA updater with its own 'Software Update' app, which autonomously installs apps, pushes ads onto users' devices, and uses up their 3G data to do so.
Celkon's first Windows Phone - which includes a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, microSD slot, dual-SIM support, FM radio and more - is now available for just Rs.3,999 (roughly $64).
Samsung has officially released four Galaxy phones in India targeting the mid-end bracket. The phones are similar to each other in many ways and have pretty decent features to entice Indian customers.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
A couple of weeks after it was first spotted, iBall has now formally announced the Andi 4L Pulse, and it looks like it may well be India's most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just Rs.4,999.
Considering the growing number of diseases caused by insufficient use of public toilets in India, the Indian government is taking steps to use technology to assess and track toilet use in the country.
In an order issued by the Indian government to ISPs, the Department of Telecom is demanding them to block access to 32 websites, including large sites like Sourceforge, Vimeo.
Satya Nadella seems to be steering Microsoft in the right direction, turning it into a slimmer, more nimble company, and is now looking forward to strengthening partnership with the Indian government.