The Android wars have just begun, and Google's new Android Ones will soon go head-to-head against the dominant models in the marketplace. Which means it's a great time to see what devices are the best of the budget breed in India currently, and what the new Ones will have to do to wrest customers away from them.
New Tech for Old India
New Delhi-based Rajiv Rao examines how technological advances can bring improvements across India.
Rajiv is a journalist and filmmaker based out of New Delhi who is interested in how new technologies, innovation, and disruptive business forces are shaking things up in India.
The Chinese company has attracted a lot of attention and ire for its strategy of selling its hugely desired phones in small increments in India, leaving hundreds and thousands of buyers angry and disillusioned. Is there a method to this madness?
For a brand that doesn't take India all that seriously, Apple sold a pretty impressive number of phones in the country last year. And now, the plus-sized iPhone 6 may just give well-heeled Indians consumers what they've been craving.
Hike is banking on its customized features for the Indian market to separate itself from the pack and become India's favourite messaging app.
With rock-bottom prices for phones that have superior specs in their class to begin with, Xiaomi is redefining what value for money means in India.
First, Tata Value Homes decided to sell its apartments using the site. Then, Ratan Tata invested in a personal capacity. We should all be so lucky.
The union will leverage Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-powered enterprise data hubs and TCS' global IT services delivery platform, as well as big data solutions.
In the emerging world of 3D-printed organs, using a 3D-printed skull to practise on before a major operation may not be such a fancy thing. But in a country with so few resources, this is a giant achievement.
India has watched a large exodus of BPO business to the Philippines, thanks to the country's more employable youth who are equipped with fluent English and perfect American accents. Now, however, companies are beginning to migrate back due to a greater need for integrated tech services.
Indians have never had much of a history of buying second-hand items, but as companies like GreenDust are proving, there's gold to be mined in the market for used products in the country today.