The year began with two high quality devices from Xiaomi – one is a higher-end midranger that packs last year's best specs, while the other is a top-notch smartphone that will certainly be a target of Android lovers everywhere. Unfortunately, since the event in January, there are still no exact Xiaomi Mi Note Pro release dates or announcements.
However, that may change soon.
According to a report by NDTV, the Chinese manufacturer has teased an upcoming press event in India on April 23. more >>
Six people have been arrested after a group of Hindu extremists attacked a cathedral in central India, breaking down doors and smashing windows. The attack, which was caught on CCTV cameras, was aimed at Christians who are being accused by the extremists of converting people into Christianity.
"We arrested six men last night in connection with the vandalism. We are trying to identify more people ... there may be more arrests," senior state police official HC Mishra said, according to AFP.
The attack on the cathedral in Madhya Pradesh state apparently took place on Friday night, police said. The right-wing Hindu Dharma Sena group has accused the church of converting close to 200 local tribal people into Christianity, though it has denied involvement in the attack. more >>
Everyone knew it would be a great year for the mobile industry when LG and Xiaomi announced two powerful devices in January. Xiaomi unleashed its brand new Mi Note Pro and Mi Note to the delight of its Chienese fans. LG also had its fair share of the spotlight as it unveiled the next-generation of its curved LG G Flex.
More than two months later and the Korean manufacturer will reportedly release the Android-powered phone in India. According to a report by GSM Arena, the LG G Flex 2 will hit Indian stores, and probably some India-based carriers by the end of the month.
The device has already received huge attention in its home market in Korea, and it is now on its way to dominate the international scene as well. Interested buyers of the new LG device will need to save up Rs. 55,000 or around $878. more >>
A 71-year-old Indian nun, who was gang raped by robbers last Friday night inside a Catholic missionary school in eastern India, is reportedly asking God to forgive the men who assaulted her.
A group of bandits raided the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal on Friday and reportedly tried to assault another woman inside the school. The aging nun, who remains nameless, tried to prevent the men from attacking the woman.
The Times of India reports that the men locked the nun in a room while two other members of the church and a security guard were tied down to chairs in a separate area. After the three of them were tied up, the bandits went into the room where the elderly nun was being held and gang-raped her. more >>
Police in eastern India on Sunday arrested five people who were suspected to be part of a gang of robbers who broke into a Catholic school in eastern India and raped a 71-year-old nun after she raised an alarm.
The suspects were arrested amid protests and after police examined the CCTV footage of the incident in West Bengal state's Nadia district, according to India's ABP News.
The footage reportedly showed the five with at least seven other alleged robbers who stormed the Christian school Saturday afternoon. more >>
Last year, Motorola made some big surprises to keep the competition in the Android realm interesting.
Not only was the phone maker chosen to develop Google's latest phone, the Nexus 6, it also released arguably the best smartphone last year.
When the Motorola Droid Turbo began hitting the rumor mill late last year, no one thought it would be a high-end device. However, the actual announcement of the device captured U.S. interest, especially because its features were rumored to be on par or even superior to Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. more >>