Flipkart : first Indian app to cross 50 million install

Flipkart recently announced that its Android app had crossed the 50 million installs landmark on the Google Play Store in the first week of February 2016. With a rating of 4.2 it is currently ahead of its competitors Snapdeal and Amazon which both have a rating of 4.1. Flipkart is now the first Indian app across … Read more

Truecaller : Third-party apps use caller profiles for verification

Truecaller has launched a user verification SDK (Software Development Kit) for third-party apps which will allow apps to verify users based on their information with Truecaller. As of now the SDK is only on Android and is available to registered third party apps on that platform. The company has partnered with 12 Indian apps including Quikr, Mobikwik, redBus, CarDekho, … Read more

Samsung to start rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Galaxy devices

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Samsung has announced it will bring the latest flavor of Android to its devices. The company said Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has started rolling out to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, followed by other Galaxy devices. The new update starts rolling just a week ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked event wherein it is expected to launch the new flagship devices. So, … Read more

Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus goes on sale on day after tomorrow

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Huawei’s Honor Holly 2 Plus will go on sale starting February 15 at midnight via Amazon and Flipkart at a price of Rs 8,499. This smartphone is said to be designed for the Indian market and supports 2G/3G/4G LTE and CDMA as well. In terms of specifications, the Honor Holly 2 Plus sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a 720 … Read more

LeEco Le1s goes all silver in its 3rd flash sale via Flipkart

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The LeEco Le1s will now be available in an all silver variant in its third flash sale via Flipkart on February 16. According to a company press statement, “LeEco has created three incredible records: The largest number of orders received in a single flash sale; the shortest ever time for the orders received and the highest presale registration number. LeEco’s international … Read more

WhatsApp Now Supports Up to 256 Users in Group

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It appears Facebook-owned WhatsApp has silently pushed a server-side update to its app on Android that increases the number of users included in a group chat. Until now, a WhatsApp group chat could include up to 100 users. However, the update now pushes the limit to 256 users. iOS users have also received an update … Read more

Gmail has over 1 billion monthly active users

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Speaking on Google’s Q4 2015 earnings call, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that at the end of 2015, Gmail had over one billion monthly active users. That’s an absolutely massive number, but considering that we’re talking about the scale of Google, it’s actually the seventh product from the company to surpass that milestone. The one billion monthly active user number … Read more

Android Emulator for Auto Developers

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Google is releasing the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), a new testing tool for Android Auto developers. The DHU enables a developer’s workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes. Once a developer has installed the DHU, they can test Android Auto apps by connecting a phone … Read more

Google’s new Street View app – upload your own 360-images

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Google’s mobile Street View app is getting a big update on iOS and Android today: you can now contribute your own 360-degree photos to Google Maps. It works with any cellphone using Google’s photo sphere stitching technology, but the app also now supports dedicated 360-degree cameras, like Ricoh’s Theta S camera, announced earlier today. Meanwhile, a new … Read more