Amazon to Start Selling Kindle, Fire, and Other Devices at Whole Foods

You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon: The online retailer, which has already been selling its voice-activated Echo speakers at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire tablets and other Amazon devices at its grocery stores. The move gives Amazon, which bought Whole Foods this summer for $13.7 billion, another place where shoppers can touch or try out its gadgets during the holiday shopping season. As part of Amazon’s putting its stamp on the grocer, Whole Foods stores displayed promotions for Amazon’s Echo speaker in tongue-in-cheek fashion, with signs reading…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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Samsung begins testing Nougat on multiple Galaxy C-series devices

According to tipster @mmddj_china who is based out of China, Samsung has started testing the Nougat update on multiple Galaxy C series devices. Specifically, Android 7.0 is being tested on the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the C9 Pro. He also notes that it is the Chinese variants of these phones. There is, however, no information on exactly when the roll out will begin. Given Samsung’s track record, it may take sometime before the update arrives officially. [Source”cnbc”]

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Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report

In a first, online shopping on Black Friday is estimated to have hit the $3 billion mark in the US with a major chunk of the total sales coming from mobile devices, a report said on Saturday. Adobe Digital Insights, which has been tracking e-commerce transactions, estimated sales of $3.05 billion (roughly Rs. 20,918 crores) on Black Friday 2016 – up 11.4 percent from the same day last year. A TechCrunch report, citing the Adobe survey, noted mobiles had a significant impact on the record e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day…

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Xiaomi Sold 500k Redmi Devices in 72 Hours

Xiaomi India mentioned on Twitter that the company sold a whopping 500,000 Redmi smartphones during the festive sales going all over India on different e-commerce networks. The Redmi 3S managed to grab the first spot on Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale while the phablet sized Redmi Note 3 was the best selling on Amazon’s Great India Festival Sale. Xiaomi said on Twitter, “Half a million devices sold in 72 hours! Thank you Mi fans for your support, we will continuously work harder to serve you better!” “More than six months…

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Amazon Echo devices launched in the UK

The Amazon Echo devices will become available in the UK (and Germany) in the coming weeks and they are pre-orderable right now. Of course this means Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, will also roll out to become your voice activated assistant via the Amazon Echo and all-new Amazon Echo Dot hardware. In the UK Alexa gains an English accent, we don’t know about the German version. Amazon Echo devices have been available for about two years in the US. The Amazon Echo will start to ship to UK customers from 28th…

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Over 18.2 mn 4G devices shipped in Q2 2016: Report

New Delhi: With content and video consumption set to grow with 4G, over 18.2 million 4G devices were shipped in the second quarter of 2016 as against 15.4 million in the first quarter this year, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. Of the 4G devices shipped, 97.8 per cent were smartphones followed by data cards at 1.6 percent and tablet PCs at 0.6 percent. According to CMR`s `Quarterly India LTE Devices` report, Samsung, Micromax and Reliance`s LYF brands are the leaders, with 41 percent, 8.62 percent and…

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Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to Google Nexus Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The update is compatible with Nexus 5X, 6P, 9 smartphones It also supports Nexus Player and the Pixel C tablet It is arriving via an OTA update to compatible devices As expected, Google has broken its tradition and released the final build of its Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices. Apart from the update being released earlier than usual, Google hasn’t launched a new Nexus smartphone as the platform lead device for Nougat. The update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), and should reach all users gradually. The…

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