India

Lenovo launches budget smartphone S60 in India

In further confirmation that India is indeed one of the emerging markets for smartphones, Lenovo has launched another one of their budget smartphones there. The new Lenovo S60, codenamed Sisley, is just the latest in a growing number of devices in the S-series which have been compared to the iPhone, at least looks-wise. This smartphone has been recently launched in Russia last month, and now, it's making its debut in the South Asian region, and maybe make its way to other regions as well.

India gets two new Chromebooks for below $250, with more to come

Google has introduced two new sub-$250 Chromebooks into the Indian market. Manufactured locally by Nexan and Xolo and just like the other Chromebooks, the machines are powered by the web-based Chrome OS platform. Google said that they will be bringing more machines like this from other manufacturers like ASUS, Samsung, and other locally based OEMs so that the Indian market will have a lot more to choose from and solidifying the South Asian country as a market to watch out for when it comes to tech products and all.

OnePlus ends legal battles in India, Cyanogen to continue support

If you remember last year, China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus got itself into a sticky situation with primary software partner Cyanogen over business actions in the sub-continent of India. As you may know, India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world, and everybody wants a piece of the pie – even Cyanogen and OnePlus. The year of 2014 ended with OnePlus and Cyanogen, plus Cyanogen’s India-based partner Micromaxx, in a legal scuffle. OnePlus just released what seems like good news today that their legal troubles in India are over.

HTC One M9+ and E9+ launched in India

HTC's new flagship, the One M9 hasn't yet made its way to India after being officially released in the US just a few days ago. But what they've gotten is the HTC One M9+, a bigger screen version of the flagship, and the One E9+, with both to be released next month. The OEM has also introduced their HTC One Privileges program, but just for the One M9+ users, where they get one-year insurance for their device.

The Moto Turbo now available in India

If you remember the Motorola DROID Turbo – we’re pretty sure you remember, nobody forgets a phone like that – then most of you international readers will be glad to know that the robust phone is now making its way to other international markets. It was initially a part of the DROID partnership between Motorola and Verizon, but it was soon released in Latin America. Now – renamed the Moto Turbo – it has made its appearance in India.

YU coming out with 2nd smartphone dubbed “Project Caesar”

While the Yureka may have not rocked the digital world, it was a relative success on its own. YU Televentures, the separate company by Micromax which was behind the smartphone, is apparently working on their next entry into the market. This time around, they will again be working with custom ROM maker Cyanogen, and are looking to have this out in the Indian market by next month.

16GB OnePlus One in silk white lands in India

OnePlus has announced that the latest version of its OnePlus One has landed in India and it is exclusive to Amazon.in. The exclusive device is a 16GB OnePlus One smartphone in silk white color. The white back cover has a soft and smooth texture and is made with materials taken in part from cashew nuts. The smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor under the hood.

Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik chimes in on OnePlus, Micromax row

Although India seems to be quickly becoming the new darling of the mobile industry after China, it isn't without its own share of controversy. So far the latest and biggest involves Indian OEM Micromax and Chinese startup OnePlus and it all revolves around the software provided by Cyanogen, Inc. While our limited outsider perspective would have us assign roles of villain and victim in this drama, things are, as always, not as clear cut. CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik gives a few insights into some of the things that have happened behind the scenes.
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