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Why Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi and Lenovo

We are now entering a new phase of competition in the global smartphone market and the likes of Lenovo and Xiaomi are poised to make life a lot more difficult for market leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple. How Samsung and Apple respond will go a long way to determining whether they can maintain their status as market leaders, though I think Samsung has a lot more to worry about right now than Apple does.

Telenor completes 100% purchase of Indian unit Uninor

Telenor has increased its stake in Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.

Rumor Mill: Google planning to test OTT mobile messaging app

Google is reportedly planning to use India as a testing ground for a new over-the-top mobile messaging app that will likely launch in 2015.

Google's flirtation with Cyanogen rejected as startup seeks investors, $1B valuation

Cyanogen, which makes software based on Google's Android operating system, is pursuing a Series C round of financing with late-stage investors and major tech firms after reportedly rejecting an overture from Google to acquire the startup.

Mozilla partners with Intex to bring $33 Firefox OS smartphone to India

Mozilla's announcement that it would bring to market a smartphone costing around $25 running the Firefox OS is coming to fruition. Intex Technologies released the Cloud FX smartphone as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India, costing 1,999 rupees, or around $33.

Vodafone teams with Cyan to develop M2M services in India

Vodafone has taken a further step in the development of its machine-to-machine (M2M) activities by teaming up with UK-based Cyan Holdings to address the smart metering market in India.  

Telenor seeks 100% of Indian unit Uninor

Telenor plans to raise its ownership of Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent at present, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.

Rumor Mill: Samsung to release first Tizen phone in Russia, India

Samsung Electronics is aiming to release its first smartphone running the Tizen operating system in Russia and India, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

Nokia to miss Q1 deadline for Microsoft deal; rules out India link

Nokia said its €5.4 billion ($7.4 billion) deal to sell its devices and services unit to Microsoft is now expected to close in April, missing the previous deadline of the first quarter of the year.

Report: Microsoft to waive Windows Phone license fees for Indian vendors

Microsoft will waive license fees for its Windows Phone software for two Indian handset vendors, Karbonn and Lava, according to a  Times of India  report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, made clear that Microsoft was pursuing the move to bolster its market share in the fast-growing Indian market.