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Samsung’s Android 4.4 update reportedly puts an end to benchmark rigging

Samsung’s Android 4.4 update reportedly puts an end to benchmark rigging

Last July, Samsung was caught in a bit of controversy when its flagship smartphone of the time, the Galaxy S4, was seen optimising its behaviour to score higher in commonly-used benchmarking apps. According to the findings, the Samsung Galaxy S4 would expose higher-speed cores to certain applications like GLBenchmark 2.5.1, AnTuTu, Linpack, and Quadrant apps, while the power […]

Nokia X Android smartphone listed online at Rs. 8,500 with March 15 availability

Nokia X Android smartphone listed online at Rs. 8,500 with March 15 availability

The Finnish manufacturer had soon after its MWC 2014 event, listed the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL dual-SIM variants on its India site, without pricing or availability details. At the MWC 2014 launch, the company had said the Nokia X would go on sale ‘immediately’ in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Nokia X has […]

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual with Android 4.3 launched in India

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual with Android 4.3 launched in India

The company has announced that the Sony Xperia E1 Dual will be available starting March 10, while the Sony Xperia E1 will hit the stores by 25 March 2014. The Sony Xperia E1 is the single SIM variant, while the Xperia E1 Dual is the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) variant, and both models otherwise come with identical specifications. The Sony Xperia […]

Micromax Canvas Knight with octa-core chipset, 5-inch full-HD display launched at Rs. 19,999

Micromax Canvas Knight with octa-core chipset, 5-inch full-HD display launched at Rs. 19,999

The popular domestic handset maker has announced that the Canvas Knight smartphone will be exclusively available via company’s online store starting Wednesday. The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Canvas Knight offers dual-SIM (both Micro-SIMs) support and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean […]

New banking licences: Jalan panel submits report to RBI

New banking licences: Jalan panel submits report to RBI

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The committee on new bank licences submitted its recommendations to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday after scrutinising the applications. The four-member committee headed by former RBI Governor Jalan submitted its report after meeting for the last time. The panel had first met last Nov 1. There are 25 applicants. […]

Modi-led stable government doesn’t assure new bull market

Modi-led stable government doesn’t assure new bull market

Indian equities have witnessed a few choppy trading sessions following the US Federal Reserve’s announcement to further taper its monthly bond buying program by $10 billion to $65 billion a month. The emerging market currency sell-off has also added to short term bearishness. But the stabilization of the Turkish lira and the South African rand […]

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