From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
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It looks like XOLO may be preparing to launch its second Windows Phone, as 10,000 units of a new 'Win Q1000' handset have been shipped to India, along with 2,000 dummy units for retail stores.
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).
Microsoft has announced two new manufacturers which will be partnering with the company to build Windows Phone based smartphones, bringing the total number of partners to an impressive 15.
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.