Worldwide Android News 06/05/16 – Lenovo, Xiaomi And More

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Chromecast & Chromecast Audio Hit Hong Kong And Taiwan

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Google has introduced the second-gen Chromecast, alongside the Chromecast Audio last year. These two devices are quite affordable and have been available in a number of markets around the world for quite some time now. Well, Google has opted to add some new markets to that list, these two devices are now available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and through some Indian retailers. The two devices cost HK$349 ($45) in Hong Kong, and NT$1,445 ($44.75) in Taiwan, while they cost Rs. 3,3399 ($51) through Indian retailers.

Android Marshmallow Rolls Out To Lenovo Vibe S1 In India

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The Lenovo Vibe S1 is the company's mid-range handset which has been introduced in India back in November. The company has announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow has now started rolling out for this smartphone, the update should be available on your device already, if it is not, it will soon, just make sure to go to settings and manually check for an update just in case the phone is not set to do it on its own.

Telstra Now Offers HTC 10 In Australia

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The HTC 10 is the company's all-new flagship. The device has been introduced last month, and it is available in a limited number of markets at the moment. Well, luckily for Telstra consumers in Australia, this smartphone is now available for purchase. The carrier offers HTC on plans starting at $83 dollars a month which gets you 2.5GB of data. There are a number of plans available through the carrier, so make sure to check it out if you're interested.

Canvas Mega 2 Is Micromax's All-New Phablet

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Micromax has unveiled the Canvas Mega 2, a new entry-level phablet for the Indian smartphone market. The device sports a 6-inch 960 x 540 display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. This phablet is fueled by a quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and a 3,000mAh battery is also a part of this package. The 8-megapixel snapper can be found on the back, and Android 5.0 Lollipop comes out of the box. The Canvas Mega 2 comes in Black color only, and is priced at Rs. 7,999 ($120) in India.

Wiko Introduces An Entry-Level Jerry Smartphone

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Wiko is a French smartphone manufacturing company which has decided to release a new smartphone called 'Jerry'. This handset features a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. The device sports an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Wiko Jerry is fueled by a quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and packs in two SIM card slots. We still don't know how much will the phone cost, in case you're wondering.

Xiaomi Unveils Mi Cannon Bluetooth Speaker

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Xiaomi has unveiled yet another product, this time around we're looking at a new speaker called Mi Canon. This speaker will be available in three color variants, and as you can see in the provided image, it sort of looking like a tall hockey puck. It comes with bass enhancement technology, and is made out of metal it seems. The Mi Canon weighs 125 grams, and it packs in a 1,000mAh battery. This device is priced at 99 Yuan ($15) in China.