India

Metallic variants of LG G4 launched in India

LG G4, the newest flagship of the Korean OEM, is a pretty good new smartphone, and it has made a name for itself, particularly because of its leather back. The unusual style of the device made it stand out from the market. But now, they are releasing variants of the smartphone that don’t carry that distinctive feature, but instead, these are metallic versions of the device and will only be sold in the Indian market.

India’s Micromax to come up with own OS and app suites

Even though Android is still the most widely-used platform for mobile devices, there is a slowly-growing trend of OEMs themselves creating their own operating systems, even as they’re still based on Google’s platform. You have Microsoft, Samsung, and Xiaomi all creating their own OS for one reason or another. The newest brand that has announced its intention to do so as well is India’s Micromax, who has former Amazon executive Ashish Agrawal as its new technology head.

Low-end smartphone LG Max coming to India

Not all people looking for new smartphones will want to buy high-end, high-spec devices. Whether it is for younger children or as a second smartphone, sometimes what you’re looking for are decent, wallet-friendly devices. India is considered to be one of the emerging markets, not just for smartphones but for other products as well, and LG is looking at targeting consumers in the South Asian country as they announced that their low-end and low-budget LG Max will be coming there soon.

India now gets real-time traffic update in Google Maps

One of the worst things about living in the city is getting stuck in traffic jams, especially if you're on your way to a crucial appointment. While India may not be considered the worst when it comes to traffic congestion, some cities in the country may very well be in the top 100 or something. That is why Google Maps in India has now finally started adding traffic information in 12 cities, helping drivers see real-time the conditions on the roads including all national highways and expressways.

Purchase Google digital content in India through pre-paid vouchers

Not everyone is keen on having a credit card, but the more digital we become, it is becoming more and more necessary to have a form of payment other than cash so you will be able to purchase digital content. Google has worked around the no credit card problem by offering prepaid vouchers so you will be able to buy anything from the Google Play ecosystem. The latest country to have the privilege of using this voucher to pay for their Google content is India.

Panasonic introduces mini version of Eluga S to Indian market

India is considered to be one of the emerging markets that has the potential to change the landscape of mobile phones in a few years time. With their consumers constantly looking for affordable smartphones with decent specs, a lot of the OEMs have released devices specifically for the region only to meet this demand. Panasonic has recently announced that they are introducing a mini version of the Eluga S smartphone, which they actually released in the country just recently.

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.
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