Varun Raj(142 posts)

Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.

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Fuhu’s Nabi XD tablet for teens to debut in late December

by: Varun RajDecember 12, 2012
Fuhu has announced a new tablet named Nabi XD that is targeted towards youngsters. The tablet features powerful specs, good design, and an affordable price. It brings a keyboard accessory that will be useful for homework, gaming, social networking, and other tasks.
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NYTimes relaunches its official app with support for new devices and text-to-speech feature

by: Varun RajDecember 12, 2012
The New York Times has relaunched its official app in the Play Store with support for a wide range of devices and new features including an adaptive design and text-to-speech feature.
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Scroll Evoke: a 7-inch tablet from Storage Options for £120

by: Varun RajDecember 12, 2012
The UK-based Storage Options has been testing the Android waters for quite some time now. Having previously released some Android powered tablets, Storage Option is yet again expanding the list of “options”.
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Google Play Books and Movies now available in Russia, a week after Apple iTunes store launch

by: Varun RajDecember 12, 2012
The long awaited and extremely popular Google Play Books and Movies services are now available to users in Russia. You can rent movies as low as 40 rubles and consume them on your Android device, or the web.
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Google CEO Larry Page discusses competition, Android and other Google projects

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
Google CEO Larry Page sat down with Forbes to discuss the future of Google and shed some light on the company's future strategy. He also talked about competition from Apple and about Android.
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Hulu Plus app for Android adds a Kids section alongside better discovery tools

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
The Hulu Plus app for Android that provides instant access to TV shows and movies to users who have subscribed to the service has received a major update in the Play Store. The update brings several improvements including a new Kids section and better discovery tools that make it easier to find content.
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Pandora Radio: Now playing live in Australia and New Zealand with free iOS and Android apps

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
Australian and New Zealand listeners get free mobile apps for Pandora Radio. This is the first international expansion of the company, which is offering new genre stations for local artists of the two countries.
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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour for Android gets pulled in less than 24 hours of its release

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
In less than 24 hours after its release, Gameloft's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour has been pulled from the Play Store due to an error that occurred when downloading content after installation. Gameloft has not issued a statement on pulling of its highly anticipated game yet.
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Google introduces in-app billing version 3 for Android with improvements

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
Google has announced on its Android Developers blog that it is rolling out the new in-app billing version 3 for Android developers. The system that allows developers to sell content to their users through Android apps was improved in this update and makes it easier for developers to implement in-app purchases.
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Xiaomi’s swift rise to the top of China’s smartphone industry

by: Varun RajDecember 11, 2012
Established less than three years ago, Xiaomi has become a leading smartphone manufacturer in China, and even on the international level. Reuters has a cover piece on Xiaomi and its charismatic leader Lei Jun.
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