Posts From Viranch Damani

Viranch Damani
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Hello there, I'm Viranch. I'm currently a college student and also write about tech and telecom. I have a special interest in analyzing the financial aspect of various events occurring in the tech and telecom space.

Google in India: How the Company is Pushing its Services in Emerging Markets

Every company wants a slice of the rapidly growing Indian market, but few create services that actually work well at the local level. It’s tough to blame them for not localizing their products since most have little financial incentive to do so while the market is still growing. Thus, the full potential of markets like...

The Nokia 8 Pro Might Have Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and “Penta-Lens” Carl Zeiss Camera

The Nokia brand under Finnish smartphone maker HMD Global has made an incredible comeback -- the company managed to outsell HTC, Sony, Google and a host of other smartphone manufacturers during Q4 2017. Building on this past year's momentum, HMD Global plans to launch a flagship device called Nokia 8 Pro, according to Nokia Power User. The Nokia...

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (Exynos) Kernel Sources Released for the Android Oreo Update

Samsung has recently started rolling out the official Android Oreo update for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ The company announced the Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta program back in November 2017 through which it tested several beta Oreo builds before they released the final software update. As of now the Oreo update seems...

Lenovo announces Moto X4 variant with 6GB of RAM for India

Motorola teased the launch of a new India-exclusive Moto X4 variant on its official Twitter account in early January, and on Monday, the Lenovo-owned company revealed the specifications, availability, and pricing of the new model. It's time to experience speed like never before! Just 3 more days till you can get your hands on the All New...

Trump Administration Officials Reportedly Proposed a Nationalized 5G Network

The US government's suspicion of Chinese telecom and smartphone companies appears to grow with each passing day. In early January, US lawmakers pressured AT&T to renege on deals with Huawei to launch the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and collaborate on upcoming 5G networking standards. It isn't exactly surprising, then, that it's reportedly entertained the idea of building...

Report: Xiaomi Overtook Samsung to Become the Top Smartphone Vendor in India in Q4 2017

The Indian smartphone market has gone through a series of drastic changes. When Android first came on the scene, multinationals like Samsung and HTC had a clear lead thanks to years of smartphone manufacturing experience and expertise. In recent years, though, India-based companies such as Micromax and Karbonn have started to cater to the demands...

New Motorola Moto X4 variant launching in India on February 1

On its official Twitter account Thursday, Motorola India announced that it will launch a new variant of the Moto X4 on February 1, 2018. The Lenovo-owned company says the upcoming smartphone will be "smarter, sharper and faster" than the previous generation, suggesting the new and improved Moto X4 might have an upgraded system-on-chip, more RAM,...

The Amazon Echo Spot is shipping to customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria

The voice assistant race seems to be narrowing to a two-horse match between Amazon and Google, and these days, the two companies are constantly trying to outdo each other. Google pulled out all the stops at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, where it announced smart displays and a string of integrations with third-party speakers and Google products...

Xiaomi partners with Smartbox to deliver purchases to digital lockers in Delhi-NCR

2017 had been an eventful year for Xiaomi in India. The smartphone manufacturer managed to tie with Samsung to claim the number 1 spot in the Indian smartphone market. A big reason behind the growth was Xiaomi’s rapid expansion into offline retail in India. Xiaomi partnered up with a lot of large format retailers like...

Firefox 58 rolling out with Progressive Web App support on Android

Mozilla has released Firefox 58 for Android, Windows, Linux and Mac. The Android variant of Firefox has a lot of changes under the hood with the latest release. The biggest and most notable change is support for Progressive Web Apps. Progressive Web Apps have been quite popular on Android and have been supported by Chrome...

Report: US lawmakers pushing for AT&T to cut ties with Huawei over building a 5G network

Huawei can't seem to catch a break. First, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's launch on AT&T was nixed at the last minute because of reported “political pressure”. Now, the US government is considering a new bill that'd bar agencies from contracting with carriers that use Huawei or ZTE equipment. Some US lawmakers are urging AT&T to cut ties with Huawei, Reuters reports. Members in...

Bromite is another Google Chrome Port with Built-in Ad Blocking

Most people find ads annoying -- especially on smartphones. Advertisements suck up your phone's mobile data, tax its hardware, and drain its battery, so it's no wonder that ad blocking is on the rise. According to Page Fair, 11 percent of the global internet population uses some form of ad-blocking software. And with the introduction of ad blocking...
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