Web giant's latest attempt is further aimed at penetrating the Indian market with Android devices, and will see retail stores set up across India starting in New Delhi later this year.
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.
The IT hardware hub will soon feature reportedly the country's first 24/7 electronics store, HOT, or House of Technology. The concept will be welcome by those working odd hours and also be popular for credit top up services.
With the rise of Internet connectivity at home and over mobile, and the success of local online Indian retailers, the local e-tailing market is set grow over a hundred-fold in nine years.
The currency has taken a tumble in the past few months against the U.S. dollar. This could hurt mobile handset makers who already have small margins and rely on volume sales in India.
A common repository has been set up for customizable and configurable applications that can be re-used by various government agencies to speed up development and avoid duplication of efforts and costs.
The manufacturer has become the market leader with a 15 percent local market share, ahead of Micromax and Apple. That's even without factoring in the numbers from its government-backed Aakash budget tablets.
Common sense would prevail, in addition to laws in many jurisdictions around the world, including India, that using a hands-free device while driving can in fact be distracting for the driver and lead to driver error.
Many associate HCL and HCL Infosystems as tech companies specializing in outsourcing. But many may not realize HCL Infosystems has gradually been releasing both smartphones and tablets in the Indian market over the past year.
The Japanese electronics firm, traditionally more active in the laptop space, has launched three new Android tablets to its Excite lineup.
Some developers are tapping into the niche market of mobile app users who prefer to use local Indian languages instead of English, and this presents another huge opportunity for m-education.
Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet and Galaxy Mega 5.8 reinforce how mobile devices are growing larger, and Indian consumers will now have to decide if they buy this design trend or stick with smaller handsets.
Traditional console game companies such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo need to address the growing popularity of mobile games, or face the prospect of being irrelevant like Atari.
Goan native Andrea Colaco, with her co-partner Ahmed Kirmani, wins US$100,000 from MIT to develop their "3dim" gesture-sensing tech with interested mobile manufacturers.
To remain competitive and profitable, Indian mobile operators are gradually increasing tariff rates as lowering prices and growing subscriber base are no longer deemed beneficial tactics. But what does that mean for customers?
The South Korean electronics giant has introduced a 15 percent cashback scheme to make its devices more affordable, following a similar move by Apple recently with its iPhone 5.