May 2016 – Page 2 of 26 – My Blog


The slow pace of Android rollouts (each OS updates and protection updates) by its OEMs had been one in all the most important troubles for Google, inflicting fragmentation inside the environment and reducing person safety, despite employer’s efforts up-to-date provide safety updates well in advance. up to date place the gradual-tempo of Android update rollouts in some context, the iOS nine adoption price crossed 70 percentage mark in February whereas Google’s Android Marshmallow reached simply 7.five percentage of energetic Android gadgets in may additionally 2016.

If a new record is up to date be believed, this can trade quickly because the enterprise is planning up to date launch listing of Android carriers who’re gradual updated replace their devices. Bloomberg reports that Google is getting critical with the rollout of Android updates and is gearing updated pressurise the handset makers up to date launch the Android OS replace in time.

The file bringing up human beings familiar with the situation claims that Alphabet, the discern organization of Google, is “getting up-to-date” and will draw rankings of oem companions up-to-date on Android update launch behaviour. this will publicly shame the OEM associate and can bring about quick rollouts.

Android’s chief Hiroshi Lockheimer at the lately concluded Google’s I/O developer conference had said that Android updates had been “the weakest hyperlink on safety on Android” and “it is no longer an excellent scenario.”

He further introduced that Google “for the coolest of cusupupdated” will persuade handset makers up to date launch protection updates quicker. Lockheimer further stated that the same manner will be then accompanied up to date launch Android OS updates updated phones. by means of security patches, Google is referring upupdated the monthly procedure it started out after the essential Stagefright computer virus that affected about 1000000000 Android-powered gadgets up to dateupdated discovered.

in keeping with human beings familiar with the problem, Google has ranked Android smartphone makers up-to-date on how 3177227fc5dac36e3e5ae6cd5820dcaa their smartphones are up-to-date on protection updates up to date Android OS variations. The record claims that Google has already shared the ranked listing of OEMs with companions earlier this year.

It introduced that Google has plans up-to-date make the listing public highlighting which manufacturer is proactive

It has discussed making it public up-to-date proactive producers and shame tardy vendors via omission from the list, of the human beings said. The humans did not want up to date be identified up-to-date hold their relationships with Google.


Taiwanese electronics company HTC on Thursday launched seven new smartphones in India, consisting of its flagship and its variant – the HTC 10 and HTC 10 way of life. It additionally released the HTC One X9, the choice 628 dual SIM, desire 630, desire 825, and preference 830.

The HTC 10 life-style, desire 630, and preference 830 fees have now not been provided yet, although the choice 630 is stated to have a June 14 availability. As for the others, The HTC 10 (Carbon gray, Topaz Gold) has been priced at Rs. fifty two,990, the one X9 (Carbon grey, Topaz Gold) has been priced at 25,990, the choice 628 twin SIM (Cobalt White, sundown Blue) at Rs. 13,990, and desire 825 (Golden Graphite, Sparkle White) at Rs. 18,990. All 4 smartphones with expenses even have a June availability.

After a lot controversy surrounding which version of its flagship would be added to India, HTC has decided to convey each smartphones to the usa. The HTC 10 and HTC 10 life-style proportion the equal specifications for the maximum part, although the few variations are full-size. The HTC 10 is powered by using a Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the HTC 10 life-style is powered with the aid of a Snapdragon 652 SoC. The HTC 10 has been released in its 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt garage variant, even as the 4GB of RAM/ 64GB of storage variant has now not been introduced to India. The HTC 10 life-style most effective capabilities a 3GB of RAM/ 32GB built in storage variant. The HTC 10 way of life also bears a sapphire lens for the rear digital camera in addition.

both smartphones guide Nano-SIM cards, run Android 6.zero Marshmallow with HTC feel UI, and bear BoomSound stereo audio system. other commonplace specifications of HTC 10 and HTC 10 life-style are the five.2-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) brilliant liquid crystal display five display with a pixel density of 564ppi and curved aspect Gorilla Glass; 12-UltraPixel laser autofocus digital camera with an f/1.8 aperture, dual tone LED flash, BSI sensor and optical photo stabilisation (OIS); a five-megapixel the front-going through digital camera with autofocus and optical picture stabilisation (OIS); Bluetooth four.2, NFC, DLNA, GPRS/ aspect, 3G, and 4G connectivity options, and a 3000mAh battery.

As for the HTC One X9, it was first unveiled in December, capabilities a 5.5-inch full-HD display, alongside a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, 3GB of RAM, a thirteen-megapixel rear digicam, a five-megapixel front-dealing with digicam, and a 3000mAh battery. The HTC preference 628 dual SIM then again changed into launched in advance this month, and functions a 5-inch HD show, a 1.3GHz octa-center SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear digital camera, a five-megapixel the front-going through digital camera, and a 2200mAh battery.

The HTC desire 630 turned into launched at MWC this year, and bears a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 400 SoC, 2GB of RAM, a thirteen-megapixel rear digital camera, a five-megapixel the front digital camera, and a 2200mAh battery. The HTC preference 825 became released along the desire 630 at MWC 2016, and bears only some variations – a larger five.five-inch HD display, and a 2700mAh battery.

The HTC preference 830 changed into released in Taiwan earlier this month. It functions a 5.five-inch complete-HD show, a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, and 3GB of RAM. It bears a 13-megapixel rear digicam with OIS, and a four-UltraPixel the front digicam. The smartphone is powered by means of a 2800mAh battery.


the arena’s first robotic cellular smartphone RoBoHon, a pocket-length on foot and dancing robotic, started sale on Thursday in Japan.

The human-fashioned telephone, evolved via jap electronics organisation, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi, inventor of the first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’, went on sale with a base charge of JPY 198,000 ($1,800 or kind of Rs. 1.21 lakhs), EFE information pronounced.

To mark the release, the Osaka-primarily based company opened the RoBoHon Cafe in Tokyo where site visitors can test the robotic until June 7.

the japanese electronics manufacturer is generating 5,000 gadgets per month, aiming to be the chief of this type of mobile after sealing a takeover settlement with the Taiwanese enterprise Hon Hai, additionally referred to as Foxconn, otherwise recognized for assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple.

other than being used as a cell, the 19.5-cm tall humanoid robot weighing 390 grams might be used as projector to show video, snap shots or maps.

It also offers a wide variety of programs primarily based on verbal exchange with the android.

RoBoHon can also understand faces of people the use of its front digital camera and then cope with them by their call.

ahead of the huge OnePlus three release in a virtual space station, the enterprise has slashed the costs of the OnePlus 2, OnePlus One and OnePlus X. The fee of the 64GB variation of the OnePlus 2 is now $299, the OnePlus One is now $249, and the OnePlus X Onyx variant is the cheapest at $199.

The release price of the OnePlus 2 64GB turned into $389, the OnePlus One 64GB turned into $349, and the OnePlus X become launched at $249. there’s no charge cut introduced for Indian customers thus far, however we will assume the brand new expenses to trickle down soon – as the employer has completed within the beyond. we have contacted OnePlus about how soon we can assume India-going through fee modifications, and will replace this tale once we pay attention back. in the meanwhile, the OnePlus 2 is being bought at Rs. 22,999 and Rs. 18,999 for the 64GB and 16GB respectively. The OnePlus One 64GB is available for Rs. 18,999, even as the OnePlus X 16GB is being offered for Rs. 14,999.

in the meanwhile, OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 3 on June 14. The organisation has announced that the event might be stay streamed thru a virtual area station, and even gave away 30,000 Loop VR headsets for free. The business enterprise claims that the event can be watched without the headsets as properly. it’ll promote the Loop VR headset in India from June 3 to June 7 on Amazon India, the registration for which is now open.

beyond leaks endorse that the OnePlus 3 will sport a five.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and run at the Snapdragon 820 SoC. it will game a sixteen-megapixel rear camera, and be accompanied by using an eight-megapixel selfie digicam. It should are available 4GB RAM/ 32GB built in garage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage variations, and both % a 3000mAh or 3500mAh battery. The OnePlus 3 is predicted to see a first-rate design overhaul, and will sport an all metal appearance.

India has said Apple Inc have to meet a rule obliging foreign stores to promote at least 30 percent domestically-sourced goods if it needs to open stores within the country, a senior authorities respectable told Reuters.

Apple is hoping to expand its retail presence in India, one of the world’s quickest-developing cellphone markets, at a time while sales within the usa and China have slowed.

A trade in legislation ultimate 12 months exempted overseas outlets selling excessive-tech items from the rule of thumb, which states 30 percentage of the fee of products bought in the shop ought to be made in India.

however, Apple’s products have been now not considered to be in this class, stated the reliable, who has direct knowledge of the matter.

He declined to be named as the decision by using the finance ministry isn’t public. A finance ministry spokesman became not right away available for comment.

“They did ask for a waiver but failed to provide any material on document to justify it. The choice become taken simplest after a thorough exam of their software,” the source stated.

The waiver is to be had simplest for funding in “state of the art” or “5bf1289bdb38b4a57d54c435c7e4aa1c era”, he added.

An Apple spokesman declined to comment whilst contacted with the aid of Reuters on Wednesday. most Apple merchandise are made in China.

The selection is a setback for america-primarily based company simply days after a 4-day ride to the u . s . a . through Apple leader executive Tim prepare dinner who met Indian high Minister Narendra Modi last Saturday. The experience changed into supposed set the stage for Apple’s growth plans.

resources have said Apple deliberate to open at least 3 shops in India via the cease of 2017.

Separate sources had formerly told Reuters that Apple held talks with Indian authorities officers approximately a rest of the guideline earlier than it filed an utility to open shops in January.

Microsoft introduced Wednesday it’d allow cross up to 1,850 personnel and a Finnish union known as it the give up of the company’s smartphone manufacturing business, bought from Finnish telecom device maker Nokia.

“Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday introduced plans to streamline the business enterprise’s cellphone hardware business, in order to effect up to one,850 jobs,” it said in a declaration, including 1,350 of these jobs might be eliminated in Finland where its smartphones had been designed. the opposite 500 jobs may be cut “globally”.

Microsoft’s chief keep steward in Finland, Kalle Kiili, informed AFP the decision manner Microsoft will no longer layout or manufacture telephones.

Microsoft “will not be production (smartphone) gadgets, at least in the interim. it will do software, however,” Kiili said.

Microsoft said the flow would result in “an impairment and restructuring rate of approximately $950 million” (EUR 852.6 million or kind of Rs. 6,398 crores) for the organisation.

The decision means Microsoft scraps what became left in Finland of Nokia’s former glory as the sector’s former pinnacle mobile smartphone maker.

Nokia become the arena’s leading cellular phone maker from 1998 till 2011 when it guess on Microsoft’s windows mobile platform which proved to be a flop.

The Finnish corporation sold its unprofitable handset unit in 2014 for some $7.2 billion (roughly Rs. forty eight,493 crores) to Microsoft, that’s final the entire unit.

nearly 2.four million windows phones were sold inside the latest region, round 0.7 percentage market percentage general. it really is a lower from the two.5 percent market percentage of windows phone all through the first sector of 2015, consistent with the united states-based totally analyst institution, Gartner Inc.

every week ago Microsoft introduced the sale of its characteristic telephone business for $350 million (EUR 310.five million) to a new Finnish corporation HMD international and its Taiwanese companion, FIH mobile of Foxconn technology group, so that it will at the same time begin production handsets and capsules below the Nokia emblem once more.

Microsoft had referred to as up all its employees in Finland to pay attention the news which Kiili stated left the gang “silent”.

“We had rumours that something could take place however not that everything could pass,” he defined.

personnel at Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary primarily based in Espoo, Finland, could now not be stricken by the process cuts.


India, that’s has emerged as global’s second largest cellular marketplace, is likewise the 5th biggest producer of e-waste, discarding kind of 1.eighty five million metric tonnes of electronic waste every yr, a look at says.

Telecom device by myself accounted for 12 percent of the e-waste, a joint study by Assocham-KPMG said.

The growing levels of e-waste technology in India has been a count number of severe problem in current years. With extra than 1 billion mobile telephones in movement, nearly 25 percentage come to be in e-waste annually, it stated.

“India has clearly emerged as the second one biggest cell marketplace with 1.03 billion subscribers, but additionally the fifth biggest manufacturer of e-waste within the world, discarding roughly 1.85 million metric tonnes of digital waste each year with telecom equipment by myself accounting for 12 percentage of the e-waste,” the look at said.

The Ministry of surroundings, forest and weather alternate has notified e-waste control regulations, 2016 in which producers are for the first time covered below prolonged manufacturers’ duty (EPR).

The rules prescribe a waste collection goal of 30 percent waste generated under EPR for the first years, step by step going up to 70 percentage within the 7th yr of the rule. The rules prescribe stringent financial consequences for non-compliance.

however, the examine said that the unorganised region in India is predicted to deal with round ninety five percent of the e-waste produced inside the us of a.

Given the large user base and massive attain of telecom in India, it’s miles practically tough and high-priced for the handset producers to gain the goals prescribed inside the rules from first year, the take a look at said.

“it is counseled that e-waste series objectives are implemented in a phased manner with lower and nearly plausible target limits. additionally, specific implementation procedures for collection of e-waste from the marketplace needs to be accompanied,” it introduced.


Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it’ll trim down its telephone enterprise via cutting 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million (roughly Rs. 6,403 crores) from the operation.

america employer, which entered the smartphone business in 2014 via buying Finnish firm Nokia’s handset unit, stated it would “streamline” its telephone business and near down its studies and improvement web page in Tampere, Finland.

Microsoft said it will hold to develop windows 10 cell platform and guide its Lumia smartphones, however declined to say whether or not it’d develop new phones.

“we’re focusing our cellphone efforts wherein we have differentiation,” said chief executive Satya Nadella in a assertion.

“we will continue to innovate across gadgets and on our cloud services throughout all cell systems.”

in advance this month, Microsoft divested its access-degree feature telephones commercial enterprise for $350 million (roughly Rs. 2,359 crores).

It offered Nokia’s once-dominant handset unit for approximately $7.2 billion (kind of Rs. 48,529 crores), but it failed to show the business around and remaining 12 months introduced $7.5 billion (roughly Rs. 50,551 crores) writedowns, and 7,800 job cuts.


Lava on Wednesday released a new finances smartphone in India, the Lava A79, priced at Rs. five,699. The spotlight of the cellphone is its massive 5.5-inch display, and it is going to be to be had in Gold and gray shade variants. Lava stated the device will be to be had across retail shops in India, however did now not point out an exact launch date.

The twin-SIM Lava A79 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is powered with the aid of a 1.2GHz quad-center SoC this is coupled with 1GB of RAM. It bears a 5.five-inch 480×800 pixel show, and capabilities a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, other than a 2-megapixel the front-dealing with digicam with LED flash.

The Lava A79 bears 8GB of inbuilt storage it really is expandable thru microSD card (as much as 32GB), and 2200mAh battery. The phone offers the same old connectivity options, which includes 3G and GPS. The business enterprise is likewise touting the clever Screenshot characteristic on the telephone, which takes a screenshot of the entire web page rather than simply what’s visible on the display.

Lava had launched the A67 phone earlier this month, and its largest spotlight is the front-facing LED flash along the two-megapixel digicam.

The Android five.1 Lollipop-based totally Lava A67 is a twin-SIM assisting phone that features a five-inch IPS display with a WVGA (480×800 pixels) decision and a pixel density of roughly 196ppi. The handset is powered by way of a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified) clubbed with 512MB of RAM.

The phone consists of 4GB of inbuilt garage, which can be improved via microSD card (as much as 32GB). The A67 sports activities a five-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash. it is backed through a 2000mAh battery that’s rated to supply a standby time of up to one hundred seventy hours.


Samsung has long been rumoured to be running on the new ‘C’ series of smartphones, and the South Korean purchaser electronics large is anticipated to unveil the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 on Thursday. The leaks surrounding those telephone have been severa, and the modern-day one comes inside the shape of inform-all render photos of the Galaxy C5, leaving very little to the creativeness.

the press renders were leaked through German website WinFuture, and it suggests us the Galaxy C5 from all angles. The photos monitor a gold colour variation, wearing all metal. the skinny device homes the Micro-USB port, three.5mm audio jack, and speaker grilles at the bottom, at the same time as the strength button is on the right, and the quantity rockers are at the pinnacle left. The digicam protrudes out on the returned, with the flash resting on its left.

the house button within the front and need to bear an embedded fingerprint sensor. it’s miles predicted to be priced at CNY 2,199 (about Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB model and CNY 2,399 (about Rs. 25,000) for the 64GB version. previous leaks suggest that the Galaxy C5 will recreation a five.2-inch full-HD display; Snapdragon 617; 4GB of RAM; 16-megapixel rear digital camera; 8-megapixel the front camera, and percent 2500mAh battery.

Samsung is also predicted to unveil a bigger Galaxy C7 along. The Galaxy C7 is said to come back at CNY 2,599 (approximately Rs. 27,000) for the 32GB and CNY 2,799 (about Rs. 29,000) for the 64GB version. at the same time as the specifications are nearly same to the Galaxy C5, it’s far predicted to house a larger 5.7-inch complete-HD show; a Snapdragon 625 SoC, and 3000mAh battery.

both the smartphones are expected to run on Android Marshmallow out-of-the-container, assist twin-SIM, and be round 6 to 7mm thick. Samsung is web hosting an event on may additionally 26, and the business enterprise is extensively predicted to release these two smartphones and flag off its ‘C’ series then.