A recent survey indicates nearly 82 percent of kids in India's metropolitan cities, aged 5 to 12, have electronic devices and this is leading to negative consequences like insomnia and social isolation. Who's to blame?
Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
Graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology are appealing for Google to consider popular Indian drink, lassi, as a potential name for future Android releases. Another group suggests local dessert, ladoo.
On Monday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari launched All India Radio’s free SMS news service, providing news updates, for subscribers.
Some 22 percent of smartphone sales in India currently come from consumers aged 16 to 18 years, driven by low-cost smartphones offered by both domestic and international brands.
Indian government's biometric Aadhaar initiative potentially can be used to support instant mobile connections across the country by year-end, but its use is limited since it's not mandatory to have an Aadhaar card.
Interestingly enough, the state of Gujarat is number one instead of metros such as Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai. Why? It may be partly due to the upcoming elections featuring Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat.
With the cost of broadband Internet in the country expected to rise up to 30 percent with more expensive telecom licenses, perhaps now is the time for Indian consumers to re-consider mobile solutions.
The latest numbers indicate that phablets are indeed a hit with Indian consumers. They made up 3 in 10 of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter.
The depreciating Indian rupee isn’t keeping Indian consumers away from buying new devices. In fact, now they’re inclined to purchase domestic products instead of paying more for international brands.
The metro system has been rated by the United Nations as one of the world's best. It's finally released an app for commuters with a good map function, but it could do with a recharge and personal safety feature.