India

KitKat contest winners in India furious over receiving 2012 Nexus 7 instead of new version

In India, some winners of the KitKat worldwide contest are a touch upset. In what is either confusion or simple bait-and-switch, big winners ended up with the 2012 version of Google’s flagship tablet rather than the 2013 variant winners in other parts of the world received. A response from the KitKat India Twitter account didn’t suffice, leading to a groundswell of furor, including a Facebook page dedicated to the blunder.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 hits India

You're probably tired of hearing about Samsung releasing yet another mid to low range device, but here we are again. This time it's the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 that's aiming for the spotlight in the Indian market, carrying a relatively low price for a dual SIM option.

Samsung Galaxy Star Pro released in India

In the Indian market, Micromax is the incumbent leader. With nearly a quarter of the market share, they easily rival all other OEMs for supremacy in the emerging Indian market. Samsung is distancing themselves from their competition further, and has released the Galaxy Star Pro as a competitively priced offering.

Android Nation Stores now in India

Google didn't see fit to sit around and watch all the other big tier companies wander casually onto Indian soil (You know, the country with the second largest population in the world) and take up all their possible mobile sales, so they've decided to do something about it. In an effort to broaden the Android user-base and push sales of Android equipped devices in India, Google has taken the initiative to open their first store in New Delhi's Select CityWalk.

XOLO Q800 quad-core Jelly Bean smartphone announced for $230

The folks from XOLO have just launched their very first quad-core Android smartphone. The XOLO Q800 was detailed and launched late last week and arrives with some pretty good specs and hardware all for just $230. The only catch being we'll probably never see this phone arrive stateside. More details on this new arrival is available below.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos gets official for India

The teams at Samsung have already announced their somewhat uninspiring mid-range Galaxy Grand smartphone, but today they detailed a few new markets. Today Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand Duos will be launching for those in India, complete with dual-SIM options and Jelly Bean. More info on this little handset can be had below.

India bringing low cost Aakash 2.0 Android tablets to students

Indian President Shri Pranab Mukherjee announced that the country is brining a new, low-cost Android tablet to students. The new Aakash 2.0 will be subsidized by the Indian government, which should make it cheaper for students to get their hands on the device. The device normally costs INR 2,236 ($40.79), but for students, the subsidized cost will be INR 1,132 ($20.65).
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