Articles by Ajaay Srinivasan

Meet Nokia 5.1, 3.1, 2.1: 2018 editions of HMD’s budget lineup

Meet Nokia 5.1, 3.1, 2.1: 2018 editions of HMD’s budget lineup

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

All three phones are refreshed 2018 editions of the Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 which were all released last year. The newer editions not only come with bigger displays but also with an improved bunch of chipsets and the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android Oreo.

Snapdragon XR1 is Qualcomm’s first chipset that will power AR, VR

Snapdragon XR1 is Qualcomm’s first chipset that will power AR, VR

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

With the latest move, Qualcomm seems to be confident that augmented and virtual reality are the next big thing as it looks to tap into the foundations of the next generation standalone headsets. Qualcomm is set to partner with Vuzox, Meta, Pico and HTC Vive and an expected release is slated for 2019.

HMD promises to deliver Android P update to all Nokia smartphones

HMD promises to deliver Android P update to all Nokia smartphones

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

The next generation of Android updates will not only come to mid-level and high-end Nokia smartphone but also entry-level devices that run on Android Go, which will get its own optimized lightweight version of the upcoming Google mobile OS.

Nokia 5.1, 3.1, 2.1 will all be cheaper in India, official site confirms

Nokia 5.1, 3.1, 2.1 will all be cheaper in India, official site confirms

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

Last night, HMD released the refreshed 2018 versions of Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 last night with bigger displays, better battery, and upgradeable firmware to Android P. With a release set for June and July, HMD has revealed the official Indian pricing for its phones.

Xiaomi unveils Mi Bluetooth Headphones, Mi in-ear Pro 2, Mi Projector and Router 4

Xiaomi unveils Mi Bluetooth Headphones, Mi in-ear Pro 2, Mi Projector and Router 4

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 31 May, 2018

All products were launched in China and were listed on Xiaomi’s official website with its availability starting as early as 1 June. The most expensive of the lineup is the Mi Projector which will be sold for as much as 3999 yuan (approx. Rs 41,990).

Uber Movement will provide traffic insights in India for improved mobility

Uber Movement will provide traffic insights in India for improved mobility

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 29 May, 2018

The move comes in collaboration with several government agencies in India with an aim to help authorities and urban planners manage infrastructure and traffic mobility more efficiently. The service has been rolled out in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Delhi.

IRCTC website redesigned with search for trains without logging in and more

IRCTC website redesigned with search for trains without logging in and more

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

The new railway ticket booking website no longer asks for a user’s log-in credentials to search for trains or enquire about the availability of the seats. There is also an additional feature that lets users check the probability of a waiting list ticket getting confirmed.

Battle of Mid-level Warlords: Vivo X21 vs OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10

Battle of Mid-level Warlords: Vivo X21 vs OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 May, 2018

All three recent phones from Vivo, OnePlus and Huawei come under the Rs 36,000 price bracket with 6GB of RAM, dual rear cameras, the latest Android 8.1 Oreo and close to 6-inch displays. Would you willingly spend double the prices of these smartphones to get a flagship device from Samsung and LG?

Lenovo Z5 with all-screen display, AI dual camera will debut on June 5

Lenovo Z5 with all-screen display, AI dual camera will debut on June 5

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 May, 2018

Lenovo’s upcoming flagship will not only come with a truly bezel-less all-screen front but also 4TB of storage, a dual AI camera, 45 days of standby time through its battery which will also last you up to 30 mins on a voice call at zero percent charge.

Avast says some cheap Android phones are shipped with secret Adware

Avast says some cheap Android phones are shipped with secret Adware

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 May, 2018

A recent report by the antivirus company suggests that many Android devices were found with pre-installed malware out of the box with as much as 140 models affected in over 90 countries including India, the UK, and the US as well.

Honor Play with Huawei’s breakthrough technology to launch on June 6

Honor Play with Huawei’s breakthrough technology to launch on June 6

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 May, 2018

The upcoming Honor-branded smartphone will push a new technology from Huawei which is reported to provide a 4D gaming experience based on artificial intelligence with an AI-enabled camera system as well. The Honor 9i will be displayed alongside the mysterious Honor Play on June 6.

Xiaomi will debut Apple-like Animojis with Mi 8

Xiaomi will debut Apple-like Animojis with Mi 8

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 May, 2018

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer will be unveiling the Mi 8 flagship with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a 3D facial recognition system and the latest MIUI 10 which will also be launched on the same day, that is, May 31. Is Xiaomi also bringing other Apple-ish features to its latest flagship?

WhatsApp’s latest feature allows you to send messages to unsaved numbers

WhatsApp’s latest feature allows you to send messages to unsaved numbers

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 May, 2018

With the latest feature update, having a number saved in your contacts list isn’t mandatory anymore as you can now begin chats with anyone across the world if you have their phone number and send a message through your smartphone or WhatsApp Web.

Amazon Echo eavesdrops into a couple’s private conversation, shares it with a random contact

Amazon Echo eavesdrops into a couple’s private conversation, shares it with a random contact

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 25 May, 2018

Do you think your smart home appliances are too smart? Is your Alexa-enabled device just there to add items to your shopping cart or are they doing a little more than what they’re supposed to be? With privacy being the keyword to every technological service, are we just giving away our keys to smarter devices?

Vivo Z1 powered by Snapdragon 660, Android 8.1 Oreo unveiled

Vivo Z1 powered by Snapdragon 660, Android 8.1 Oreo unveiled

The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 25 May, 2018

The mid-range smartphone from Vivo comes with the dreaded notch on a 6.28-inch screen of 19:9 aspect ratio. The Z1 will come in Red, Blue and Black colour variants for a price of 1,798 yuan in China (approx. Rs 19,200) and will hit the shelves early June. Vivo is also providing a face unlock feature.