Lenovo Bets Big On India To Fix Dropping Smartphone Biz

After reporting its first loss in six years, Chinese technology major Lenovo is now betting big on the Indian market to fix the dropping smartphone business. Lenovo, which received about USD one billion in revenue from India last year, is also looking at bringing in more premium devices here, including new Moto Z smartphones that can be customized with ‘mods’. “We will continue to invest in the market and grow our share here, there is a strong long term potential,” PTI report published in Economic Times quoted Lenovo Senior Vice President and...

India, US Join Hands To Intensify Cooperation On Cyber Security

India and the US have stressed on cooperation on cyber issues, including to promote closer cooperation between their law enforcement agencies to combat cybercrime. The countries also decided to share information on a real time on malicious cyber-security threats and establish appropriate mechanisms to improve such information sharing. A fact sheet on the framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship, issued during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington on Tuesday, says that cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the...

Wearable Fitness Gains Quick Traction In India

The wearable market is gaining rapid traction in India. The industry clocked just over 400,000 units in the first quarter of 2016, says research firm IDC. According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market was largely driven by fitness bands with 87.7 per cent market share whereas smart wearables, defined as any wearable that can run third-party applications, contributed to around 12.3 per cent. According to Raj Nimesh, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC, “The wearable market is rapidly gaining traction as it provides an easy health tracking...

India To Have 810 Mn Smartphone Subscriptions By 2021: Report

Ericsson has released Ericsson Mobility Report India edition, which shows key trends and forecasts on mobile traffic, subscriptions, consumer behavior and technology uptake specific to India. As per the report, the total number of mobile subscriptions in India is expected to reach approximately 1.37 billion by 2021. The GSM/EDGE subscriber base is expected to grow until 2016 and expected to decline thereafter due to operator initiatives to migrate 2G subscribers to 3G, decreasing handset prices and bundling of data with devices. The WCDMA/HSPA and LTE (3G and 4G) networks are...

India Ranks 3rd As Source Of Malicious Code Globally

India ranks third after the US and China as a source of “malicious activity” on the internet, second as a source of “malicious code” and fourth and eight as a source or origin for web attacks and network attacks. According to the latest report National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), cyber crimes reported in India rose 19 times over the last 10 years (2005 to 2014), from 481 in 2005 to 9,622 in 2014. Arrests involving cyber crimes also rose nine times from 569 in 2005 to 5,752 in 2014, even...

Xiaomi To Integrate Microsoft Offerings In Its Devices

Microsoft and Xiaomi have expanded their global partnership to provide innovative user experiences on mobile devices. As part of the agreement, Xiaomi will ship MicrosoftOffice and Skype on Xiaomi Android smartphones and tablets. As a result, tens of millions of consumers and business customers in China, India and around the world will have new ways to work, collaborate and communicate. The companies’ new collaboration also includes a cross-license and patent transfer agreement. “We are excited to be working closely with Microsoft on a broad technology collaboration partnership,” said Xiang Wang,...
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