Shreyas Desai

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Google, Apple, Xiaomi and Foxconn rush in as India becomes world’s hottest smartphone market

China may be the world’s biggest mobile market, but all eyes in the tech industry are now turning toward India, with its rapidly growing appetite for smartphones.<p>In just the last couple of weeks and months, a string of announcements and stories have cemented the notion that India has now become a …

Andhra Pradesh

Google aims for $30 Android One smartphones in India

Google is planning to reboot its Android One project in India, reports the Financial Times.<p>Android One is a project that specifies a set of hardware and software guidelines for device makers to adhere to if they wish to get official status from Google.<p>Speaking to the Financial Times, Google’s …

Android News

Google aiming to at least halve cost of Android One smartphones, from $100 to $30-50

Google is making a “massive” investment in its Android One program, designed to make pure Android devices available to customers in developing markets at affordable prices, reports the <i>FT</i>. It hopes “over the next few years” to bring down the retail price of Android One handsets in countries like …

Sri Lanka

Alcatel's $180 Idol 3 4.7 is a direct shot at the Moto G

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is a great Android smartphone that only costs $250, but it's also a huge phone.<p>That's fine if you want a 5.5-inch screen, …