Project Ara - Modular Smartphone from Google and Motorola - In Hand

The “next big thing” in the smartphone world is on it’s way. Thanks to “Project Ara”. From a crazy idea to a working prototype, you should soon be able to build your own smartphone. It does sound impossible, but imagine a scenario where you get to choose the screen, camera, processor, memory, battery, and everything else, while buying a smartphone. This project aims exactly at that while keeping it extremely affordable. The most basic modular phone could start at $50! At that price, it has the potential to take smartphone to masses. Read more »


Windows Phone 8.1 is here. Microsoft has unveiled the biggest update to the Windows Phone 8 platform, and looking at the plenty of new features, you won’t miss Android much! And this time, Microsoft’s Windows Phone comes with the new voice and digital assistant, Cortona. Amongst other exciting features include a new start screen, lock screen, a brand new notification center, word flow keyboard and various other smart apps. Read more »


At the Build 2014 Conference, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft announced the rollout of the Windows 8.1 Update which includes a series of new additions and improvements based on customer feedback. These include the return of the new and improved Start menu in the desktop mode, tutorials, more personalization options, the ability to boot to desktop, improvements to multi-tasking, improved search and more. Read more »


India is preparing for the biggest democratic elections in the history, and the internet and social media is playing a big role. It can be made successful only if the people of this country exercise their voting powers. Towards the awareness of that, Google has launched an elections portal “Google Elections Hub” and a campaign called “I Pledge to Vote” for India, that will help voters understand the electoral process, and give them access to all the news related to elections and politics, including detailed information on specific political parties.  Read more »


Amazon India has finally introduced the EMI option for online consumers making purchases of INR 3000 and above at This was one of the areas that Amazon was falling behind the other bigger players like Flipkart, eBay, Snapdeal in the India e-commerce space. The payment method is only available for customers using credit cards issued by ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Citibank. Read more »


The next Samsung Galaxy is here —  the Samsung Galaxy S5, taking a leap from its predecessor, Galaxy S4, both in terms of software and hardware. The design looks much more refined, packed with cool new features, an amazing camera and more colors. With the launch of the flagship Galaxy S5, Samsung has kicked-off the smartphone battle for 2014! Read more »


It’s very rare to see an innovative product from an India-based hardware technology startup. But, GOQii is one such product which aims at the global consumers starting off with India. GOQii Band is an advanced fitness tracker with features including a full touch display, a vibrating alarm, ultra-lightweight water resistant construction, and wireless syncing. Wearable technology including fitness trackers are becoming the next big thing, and competition will get fiercer. And as consumers, you get more options to help you stay fit! Read more »


Moto X has been the flagship device of Motorola for a while now, and has been appreciated widely. In an recent tweet, Motorola said that the Moto X will launch in India in the next few weeks. This comes after the company recently launched Moto G in India. Moto X was the first smartphone to be manufactured in the USA and industry-first customization of your smartphone like – the front, back, accents, memory, wallpapers, custom message at the back, boot screen and much more with a total of 2,000 combinations via Moto Maker. Read more »


The impossible is here and the rumors were true. A Nokia smartphone running on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Before you think that it runs the actual Android operating system that you find on the range of current Android devices, it’s not. Nokia has launched 3 new Nokia X smartphones running a unique fusion of Android, Nokia and Microsoft services and a Windows Phone-like interface design. And then, it’s own App Store. Result – a new operating system filling the gap between it’s Asha and Windows Phone. Read more »


You can now virtually tour 29 of India’s iconic heritage monuments like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Elephanta Caves, Jaisalmer Fort, using Google Maps “360 Degree Street View”. The first set of virtual tours out of the planned 101 Indian monuments, have been released on Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google India. Read more »