Top 10 Tech stories of the day August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech stories -by K Pilani

1. Xiaomi 'Made in India' Redmi 2 Prime smartphone launched at Rs 6,999
Xiaomi launches its first made in India smartphone in the country-the Redmi 2 Prime at Rs 6,999 exclusively via Flipkart. The smartphone boasts of a 4.7 inch display, quad-core processor, dual SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity.

2.  Panasonic Eluga Icon 4G smartphone launched at Rs 10,990
Panasonic has announced the Eluga Icon 4G-enabled smartphone at Rs 10,999 in India exclusively via Amazon India. It features a 5.5-inch (720X1280p) IPS HD display, a 1.5 GHz MediaTek octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.4. Grab yours now!

3. Google to launch under 3K Android One smartphones
Google Android One smartphones did not get a very promising response, now according to reports the company is planning to launch new sub-3K or $50 devices to appeal to a larger number of customers. The new Android One smartphones will be priced between Rs 2K - 3K to reach "the next five billion."

4. Nokia plans a comeback in smartphone business in 2016
Nokia which has already launched the Nokia N1 tablet and Z launcher Android app, is reportedly planning a comeback in the smartphone market in 2016, post its non-compete deal with Microsoft expires. The company is planning "brand-licensing" deals whereby the company will design new phones, but will allow other firms to mass-manufacture, market and sell the devices.

5. Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 sold out in 2 mins in Flash Sale 
Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone which went on Flash sale on Flipkart, reportedly sold out in 2 mins. The next flash sale for the smartphone is scheduled for tomorrow, and registrations are open till mid-night on Aug 10. Check out the key specifications here.

6. Oppo launches Mirror 5 smartphone at Rs 15,990 in India
Oppo has launched the dual-SIM Oppo Mirror 5 smartphone in India for Rs 15,990. The smartphone has a 5 inch IPS display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and runs ColorOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The smartphone will be available across the country within this week.

7. Intex Cloud M6 smartphone launched for Rs 5,999
Intex launches the Cloud M6 smartphone with a 5 inch display, quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and Android 4.4 OS. The smartphone is available in White and Champagne colors exclusively via e-commerce retailer

8. Phicomm Energy 653 4G smartphone launched for Rs 4,999
Phicomm has launched the Energy 653 4G enabled smartphone in India for Rs 4,999. The device has a 5 inch HD display, quad-core qualcomm snapdragon processor and runs Android 5.1. The Phicomm Energy 653 smartphone is available in Black and White colors exclusively via

9. Ola secures $100 million in funding
Ola Cabs has secured another $100 million in funding from Falcon Edge, reaches a valuation of $5 million according to TOI. Ratan Tata had also invested an undisclosed amount in the company last month and has secured another $400 million in funding from DST Global and others in April.

10. Xiaomi MIUI 7 launch scheduled for Aug 19 in India
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be launching the MIUI 7 at an event in Beijing, China on August 13th. Now the has company announced that it will unveil the new MIUI 7 in New Delhi where Xiaomi’s Vice President Hugo Barra will demo new features.

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news. 


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