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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.
Xiaomi, the top smartphone brand in China, has taken their smartphone business to India. They now claim to have sold more than 1 million phones, in a short span of five months.
In an ongoing dispute with Micromax and Cyanogen, OnePlus has had the ban on its OnePlus One smartphone lifted after the Delhi High Court orders a new trial, viewing Cyanogen as the villain of it all.
From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
After launching its first Windows tablet earlier this year, iBall is now selling its first Windows Phone too - the Andi 4L PULSE, which has an ultra-affordable price tag of just Rs.4,899 ($77).
The latest firmware update from Microsoft is now rolling-out to select devices around the world including India and Europe. The focus currently is on the low-end devices as they're the most numerous.
The Lumia 638 will be India's most affordable 4G Windows Phone when it goes on sale this week for Rs.8,299, and - unlike the Lumia 635 on which it is based - the 638 gets a full 1GB of RAM.
Indian customers will now be able to buy Microsoft's products, including Windows, Office, Xbox and Lumias straight from Amazon India as the company has opened a brand store with free shipping.
YouTube has a new feature that lets you view videos temporarily in offline mode to ease viewing access for slow internet connections. A few Asian countries gets their hands first on this new feature.
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The dual-sim variant of the first generation Moto G has started receiving the Lollipop update for Android, according to an updated support page on Motorola India's website.
Lava - parent company of XOLO - has launched its first Windows Phone in India, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras, and an ultra-low price tag of just Rs.4,999 ($81).
OnePlus has launched the One in India, but only the 64GB model will be sold there, and the usual CyanogenMod UX will be replaced by a beta version of the company's own Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM.
The most popular messenger service will remain free indefinitely for developing countries like India and users will be exempted from the $1 annual subscription fee.
Skype, the Microsoft-owned VOIP service, has just announced that starting November 10th they will be restricting local landline and mobile calls in India. Affected customers will be refunded.
Karbonn Mobiles is the latest brand to join the Windows Phone platform, as its Titanium Wind W4 goes on sale in India for Rs.5,999, with three colour options, front and rear cameras and a 4in display.
The Jolla phone is now available in India - exclusively through Snapdeal.com - for Rs.16,499, offering a dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a 4.5-inch 960x540px display.
Indian devices brand iBall has unveiled its first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8-inch display, quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras and integrated 3G connectivity.
Google has just announced that YouTube users in India will soon be able to download and replay videos at their convenience. This is a whole new model for YouTube, one that many people hope catches on.
A Microsoft spokesperson tried to explain to the Indian public that the Windows Phone platform simply gets a bad rap, despite reaching parity with other platforms when it comes to apps.
Competing against the ultra-low tier of feature phones, the manufacturer Spice Mobility has produced a $38 Firefox OS smartphone with some fairly interesting specs for its extremely low price.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, has gone on sale in India, where it can be purchased for as little as 7349 INR, while the first European pre-orders are now open.
Microsoft has launched Cortana in the UK with more localized content and a British accent, and in China with a whole new look - and will be available in India, Australia and Canada as an 'alpha'.
An Indian company has developed 'smartshoes' that vibrate to help you to navigate around town. Originally developed to help the blind, they also include fitness sensors, and go on sale in September.
Google is expected to launch the first Android One handsets in India in October, in partnership with five local manufacturers - including Karbonn, Spice and Micromax - with devices priced around $100.
Following Micromax and XOLO, Indian manufacturer Karbonn says it will launch three Windows Phones this quarter, expected to be priced between $130 and $250, although none will offer 4G connectivity.
Micromax looks set to beat its rival XOLO to become the first Indian OEM to launch its own Windows Phones, with two new handsets expected, including one that may cost as little as $100 (Rs.6,000).
A spokesperson for Nokia is quoted as saying that their smartphone plant in India, which is in the middle of a tax dispute with the country's government, is "highly unlikely" to be sold to Microsoft.
A new report quotes HTC's chief financial officer as saying the company could buy the Nokia smartphone plant in India that is in the middle of a tax dispute with that country's government.
Nokia has just announced that it has received clearance from Chinese authorities to sell its devices business unit to Microsoft and is moving closer to completion of the deal.
In an ongoing dispute between Nokia and India, it looks like a newly requested special audit could delay the sale to Microsoft beyond the recently extended deadline of April 2014.
In a bid to gain marketshare with cheap handsets from local manufacturers, Microsoft is reported to have waived the licensing fee for the Windows Phone mobile operating system in India.
After complaints from an Indian website, the Competition Commision of India has started a probe against Google and if found guilty the search giant will have to cough up a massive $5 billion fine.