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Pixel grabs 10% of the premium smartphone market in India, but there’s a long way to go

The Pixels are off to a great start in India.

The Pixel and Pixel XL made their debut in India on October 26, retailing for ₹57,000 ($ 830) and ₹67,000 ($ 975) respectively. The launch was followed by an advertising blitz by Google that saw billboards plastered across major urban centers and commercials on major channels. With a Note 7-sized hole waiting to be filled, Google shipped 33,000 units of the Pixels in the country, catapulting  [Read More…]

Samsung ‘hopeful of gaining market share’ in India this quarter

Samsung is on track to lose at least $ 5.3 billion with the Note 7 fiasco, but the company is bullish on the Indian market. The South Korean company expects to increase its market share in the country during the lucrative festive season in spite of the Note 7 setback by focusing on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Samsung was able to get customers that have pre-ordered the Note 7 in the country to switch  [Read More…]

Sony dives deeper into mobile market

Sony has announced that it will be releasing a handful of mobile games for both iOS and Android by March of 2018. In the past, Sony has dipped their toes in the mobile market with Playstation branded mobile games. Now they look to go full-on with a handful of internally developed games for both iOS and

Coolpad Mega 2.5D review: An inexpensive performer for the Indian market

Coolpad is a Chinese brand offering excellent smartphones at impressively low prices.

The quick take

The recent deluge of smartphones in India under $ 125/₹8,500 is changing the way we perceive budget smartphones, and upping the consumer expectations. Once ready to compromise for a basic smartphone experience, budget smartphone customers are now spoilt for choice with manufacturers pushing the boundaries with devices that have decent specifications sheet, good looks, as well as a capable camera.

Coolpad  [Read More…]

Ocho welojes: The 8 latest smart watches on the market

Asus Zenwatch 2 The Asus ZenWatch turned some heads when it was released in 2014, but with more of the market moving towards round faces, nobody knew what to expect for its successor. The Asus ZenWatch 2 was announced at IFA in 2015 and released in September of 2015. The ZenWatch 2 was different from its

If you’re looking for the best phone on the market, start with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (first impressions)

Welcome to our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7! Here at AndroidGuys, several of us were taken in by Samsung’s beautiful new superphone and pre-ordered our phones just like many of you. We’ll have our full review in the coming weeks (we like to take our time with a device before reviewing it),

The Honor 8 is more important to the U.S. market than you think

The Honor 8 brings premium hardware from the Huawei-owned brand to the United States for the first time — and that’s a big deal.

The Honor 8 has officially launched in the United States, bringing increased competition to the $ 400-level “affordable flagship” segment. Owned by Chinese tech giant Huawei, Honor intends to challenge the likes of OnePlus among younger people and tech-savvy phone buyers with an impressive glass and metal design, impressive internals and a  [Read More…]

Android dominates in India with 97% market share

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics show Android controlling 97% of the smartphone market share in India. 30.7 million phones were shipped in Q2 2016, of which Android phones accounted for 29.8 million units.

From Strategy Analytics’ senior analyst Rajeev Nair:

Total smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 19 percent annually from 25.8 million units in Q2 2015 to 30.7 million in Q2 2016. India is currently the world’s third largest smartphone market, after China  [Read More…]

Mint SIM launches, and plans to change the cellular market

Mint SIM, a telecommunications provider founded by Ultra Mobile, launched today. Mint SIM is a no-contract, prepaid mobile phone service provider offering low-priced, full-feature unlimited domestic talk, text and data plans. It plans to target the younger generation of users while competing against the larger service providers in the US. Subscribers have the option of choosing one,

Nintendo’s market value has doubled since Pokémon Go release

Nintendo’s shares soared another 14.4% on Tuesday, with its market cap more than doubling to $ 42.5 billion (4.5 trillion yen) since the launch of Pokémon Go on July 6. To put the numbers into perspective, Nintendo is now worth more than Sony, which has a market value of $ 40 billion.

Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, and has already overtaken Twitter and Tinder when it comes to daily active users. Speaking to  [Read More…]