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Android Lock Screens Can Easily Be Bypassed With New Exploit: Report

A new report by the University of Texas, Austin, has revealed an easy exploit hackers can use to bypass the lock screen of Android devices. The trick works on handsets running any OS version between Android 5.0 to Android 5.1.1 (but not the latest LMY48M build) with a password-based lock, even if encryption is enabled on the device. Google’s latest ... Read More »

LG Teases Smartphone Launch on Monday, ‘Class’ Mid-Range Phablet Tipped

LG Electronics has teased an upcoming smartphone to arrive on Monday via social channels. Additionally, an LG device codenamed H740, believed to be the same device launching on Monday, has been spotted in a benchmark listing. Sharing the teaser image on Facebook, an LG device with rear power and volume rocker buttons was seen, sporting a metallic body and a ... Read More »

InMobi Ties Up With China’s APUS in Bid to Challenge Google

Mobile advertising firm InMobi said on Wednesday it is partnering APUS, a Chinese start-up that customizes Android software, in an alliance that InMobi expects will help it reach 500 million new users in China and other countries by 2016. InMobi competes with Google and Facebook in the $100 billion global mobile advertising market, and is one of the few Indian ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Only Renders Video and Image Content in 4K

Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium is no doubt the world’s first smartphone featuring a 4K display with a resolution of 2160×3840 pixels and an impressive pixel density of 806ppi. The new Sony phone however, even before going up for sale, is under scrutiny for not displaying a 4K resolution all across the UI. During the time we spent with Xperia Z5 ... Read More »

Samsung’s First Foldable Smartphone Due in January: Report

We have been hearing rumours about a Samsung foldable phone in the works for more than two years now, with the company showing off several prototypes of folding displays as well. The South Korean company in the meantime has launched Galaxy smartphones with curved edge displays. If a new leak is to be believed, we might finally see a foldable ... Read More »

Micromax, Celkon, Karbonn to Set Up Manufacturing Units in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday signed MoUs with low-cost Indian mobile phone manufacturers Micromax, Celkon, and Karbonn for setting up of a mobile manufacturing hub at Tirupati. The MoUs were signed late Tuesday night in Vijayawada in presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. The state government described this as the first step towards making the state an electronics manufacturing hub. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 4c Set to Launch Tuesday; Pricing Tipped

  Xiaomi Co-founder and President Lin Bin has confirmed that the company’s Mi 4c smartphone will be launching on September 22, in line with the previous reports. Announcing the news via a Weibo post, Bin also revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 4c will be available in two variants – 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB of RAM with ... Read More »

Two Men Reportedly Try to Sell Kidney for iPhone 6s

In a bizarre incident, two men in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province apparently tried to sell their kidney for Apple’s latest offering, the iPhone 6s. One of the men identified as Wu, wanted an iPhone 6s but could not afford it. His friend Huang suggested they sell a kidney each for money. The two found an illegal agent on the internet ... Read More »

Huawei ‘Angler’ Nexus With 5.7-Inch QHD Display Spotted in Benchmarks

Just one day after going through the GeekBench benchmarks, the upcoming Huawei-made Nexus smartphone – codenamed Huawei Angler – has made it to GFXBench benchmarks as well. The GFXBench listing shows additional specifications of the handset over the ones already revealed by the previous GeekBench benchmark. Until now, the GeekBench listing showed the Huawei Nexus running the latest Android 6.0 ... Read More »

OnePlus 2 Leather ‘Hard Graft Wild Phone’ Case Launched

OnePlus, as teased earlier this week, has launched the first leather case for its OnePlus 2 smartphone. Priced at $99.99 (approximately Rs. 6,650), the Hard Graft Wild Phone Case for OnePlus 2 (Review) is now available to buy via the company’s online store. At the time of writing, the leather case however was ‘out of stock’, with no word when ... Read More »