Google Releases $100 Android One Phones In India

andoneGoogle has officially started its Android One initiative in India, introducing three new devices running stock Android KitKat, all priced at around $100 (6000 Indian Rupees). The devices were released in partnership with three local brands, Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice Mobiles:

  1. Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498
  2. Micromax Canvas A1
  3. Karbonn Sparkle V

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40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S Sold In 4 Seconds (India)

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Blooming Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi have recently been quite popular in India, with phones that satisfy customers’ needs at a substantially low price tag, and the Redmi 1S is the same, costing only $99 (6,000 Indian Rupees). The device was available for pre-registration a few days ago and finally hit the market yesterday, selling out in a little over 4 Seconds with 40,000 units sold. Read More

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Sold Out In India, Use BuyHatke

buyhatkeWith hundreds of thousands of people purchasing devices online, and companies like Xiaomi selling out their stock within seconds, it is no secret that it becomes very difficult to snap up that one phone you wanted. Enter, BuyHatke. BuyHatke is a Bangalore-based startup and offers price comparisons and information on products you might want to buy. What it also does is run as an extension to Google Chrome, working with FlipKart, Amazon, and over 70 other online sellers. Read More

Is Apple Ignoring India?

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Apple Store in Shanghai

With another Apple retail store opening soon in Turkey and Apple Stores chief Angela Ahrendts’ plan to open 30 stores in China by 2016, one wonders why there still aren’t any Apple stores in India. Not that there aren’t places that you can’t buy an iPhone or iPad from. But these are generic phone and network providers, not a glass fronted building sporting a proud Apple logo. Is Apple ignoring India? Read More

New iPad Coming to South Korea and 11 Other Countries This Week

the new ipadThe new iPad with its stunning retina display is a huge success. Apple has announced this morning that the new iPad will be shipping to South Korea and 11 other countries this week. This coming Friday, the iPad will launch in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St. Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. And the Friday after, the brand new device from Apple will hit Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand. Read More