Tag Archive: India

LG G6 with Quad DAC and 64GB storage lands in India for ₹51,990

LG G6 comes with attractive pricing and a slew of launch-day offers.

The LG G6 is now official in India, with the phone set to go on sale starting tomorrow exclusively on Amazon India for ₹51,990 ($ 805). LG is obviously targeting the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with its flagship, and the pricing reflects that. The Indian variant of the G6 comes with a 32-bit Quad DAC and 64GB storage, and is ₹6,000 ($ 95) less than the Galaxy  [Read More…]

HTC wants you to pay ₹92,990 ($1,440) for the Vive VR headset in India

HTC once again shows that it doesn’t care about the Indian market.

In the latest instalment of HTC’s long-running series of blunders in India, the Taiwanese manufacturer has launched the Vive VR headset in India. Before we get to the astronomical price, a quick primer on the Indian electronics scene. In an effort to get local manufacturing off the ground, the Indian government is incentivizing local assembly efforts, and has hiked duties of electronics that are imported into the  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is finally available in India for ₹3,999

Fire TV Stick lets you access Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, and other on-demand services.

Amazon has launched the Fire TV Stick in India for ₹3,999. The streaming dongle is now up for sale on Amazon India, and you’ll also be able to pick up the accessory from 24 retail stores across seven cities.

With the Fire TV Stick, you’ll be able to access Amazon’s Prime Video, along with a slew of other on-demand video streaming services  [Read More…]

LG G6 finally goes up for pre-registration in India as Galaxy S8 launch nears

The LG G6 may launch in India before the end of April.

Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India later this week, and it looks like the announcement made LG realize that it also has a flagship that’s yet to make its debut in the country. The South Korean company has finally started taking registrations for the LG G6 in India, which means that a launch isn’t too far away.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be making their debut in India on April 19

Samsung is bringing its 2017 flagships to India next week.

Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India on April 19. The phones are up for pre-registration, and the brand confirmed the launch date in a now-deleted tweet. For now, Samsung is just stating that the phones will debut sometime next week, but it’s looking very likely that we’ll see the manufacturer’s 2017 flagships make their debut next Wednesday.

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Google Aero is a hyperlocal food delivery and home services app for India

Google is now targeting the hyperlocal segment with Aero.

Google has launched several India-specific initiatives recently, including a data-friendly version of YouTube and free public Wi-Fi at train stations. The company is now setting its sights on the burgeoning hyperlocal segment with a new app called Aero.

Rather than competing with already-existing services, Google is positioning Aero as a place to find all available options from a multitude of service providers. For instance, if you’re looking  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay in India: Everything you need to know

Samsung Pay offers an incredibly convenient way to pay for your purchases.

Samsung Pay is now live in India, and the digital payments service works at millions of retail stores across the country. With the current uptick in mobile wallets and digital payments, Samsung timed the launch of Samsung Pay in India to perfection and has partnered with leading banks and card issuers to facilitate support for millions of payment cards. Here’s what you need to know  [Read More…]

Making the case for WhatsApp as a digital payments platform in India

WhatsApp isn’t just a texting app. It’s an all-encompassing platform.

WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India. Out of 1.2 billion global users, 200 million are located in India, making the country the largest market for the messaging service. Over the course of the last two years, WhatsApp evolved from a barebones messaging app — which is how it gained prominence in India — to a full-fledged communications platform that supports voice calls, (/whatsapp-officially-launches-video-calling), easy backups to Drive,  [Read More…]

Google Play Music All Access finally goes live in India, starts at just ₹89 per month

Google Play Music All Access is the most affordable way to listen to music in India.

Google Play Music went live in India last year, offering customers the ability to buy and download millions of tracks starting at just ₹15 ($ 0.20). However, Google Play Music All Access — the company’s subscription service that costs $ 9.99 in the U.S. — wasn’t available at launch.

It took Google over six months, but All Access is now going live in  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus for India review: This is the one to beat

Motorola has another winner on its hands with the G5 Plus.

Quick take:

The Moto G5 Plus symbolizes a bold move by Motorola to assert its dominance in this segment. It combines great hardware with unmatched software experience, culminating in a device that stands a head and shoulders above the competition. I’m not going to mince words here — if you want a capable budget phone in 2017, the Moto G5 Plus should be at the top  [Read More…]