Huawei on Friday unveiled a smartphone operating system that it said can replace Google’s Android, adding to the Chinese tech giant’s efforts to insulate itself against U.S. sanctions.

On Wednesday, the American actor and singer broke million hearts with an announcement. He shared his decision of quitting social media as he wants to take a break and be away from his phone for a while.

It has happened to the best of us: accidentally dropping a smartphone in water and then frantically trying anything and everything to recover it. If you act fast after dropping your phone in water, you might be able to prevent damage. Here are some tips below to try and save your device:

When I wake up I instinctively reach for my phone. I just mean to check the time and get out of bed. But before I know it, I have spent 30 minutes or more browsing through Instagram and Facebook and then watched a few videos on YouTube as well.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Bheriganga Municipality has prohibited the use of mobile phones and junk foods in schools with the aim to improve education quality at the local level.

Fans of Xiaomi in the US have begrudged the company’s still unfulfilled promise of bringing its dirt cheap but quality phones to their market.

Second year IT student, Sugam Singh is also a freelance model and a freelance photographer. During his leisure time – if he ever gets any that is – he pursues other hobbies like calligraphy and coding.

MUMBAI, July 9: Samsung Electronics has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone market.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has turned down Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's proposal for talks with him on the phone.

17-year-old Karma Yangzen Lama Yolmo’s covers of popular English and Nepali songs create quite the buzz on social media. As a Nepali Instagrammer and YouTuber, Yolmo has gathered over 20k followers on Instagram and more than 5k subscribers on her YouTube channel.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Police in the Kathmandu Valley said about two-thirds of the mobile phone theft victims are women.

Hunt for the lost cell phone

May 1, 2018 08:55 am

Ek Raj Shivakoti, 28, a cell phone shop owner at Kadaghari in Kathmandu, was spotted at the lost and found department of Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku, on Sunday. He went there to follow up the case of his 42 mobile sets which were stolen last October.  According to Shivakoti, the total cost of the mobiles sets was about Rs. 500,000 that were looted from his shop at night by breaking the shutter lock.

KATHMANDU, April 30: All phone users have so far paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as additional telecommunication service charges (TSC) to rebuild Dharahara, the historical monument which was knocked down by the earthquake of 2015. Three years have shot by since telecom users started paying money for restoring the monument but the authorities haven't yet started works to utilize the heritage fund, a special fund to rebuild the nine-storied 119th-century monument.

The LG G7 ThinQ hasn’t been officially unveiled yet but a juicy new leak reveals it will come toting a dedicated artificial intelligence button, giving instant access to Google Assistant without the need to speak to him/her/it.

LONDON, April 21: A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”

More than half the people who use smartphones, spend more than five hours on it, says a recent research. Despite knowing how harmful the over usage of a phone is, we aren’t able to do anything about it. We are in a way bound to it and feel helpless if our phones are away from us even for 10 minutes. The way we panic when we touch our pocket and our phone is not there, tells us how phone has become an indispensable part of our lives.

SEATTLE, March 28:  Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

ILAM, March 12: The Association of the People with Visual Impairment in Ilam has distributed Android mobile phone to the visually impaired students.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone you'll want to own

Jan 22: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke his dry spell in a powerhouse performance Sunday - but it wasn't his goal-scoring that made headlines.

The feature phone is not dead

January 9, 2018 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Bar-shaped phones in which input was given through a physical keypad were popular among users even till late 2000s.

Learn Newari on your phone

December 25, 2017 10:08 am

One of the growing and evident concerns among the Newar community is that many youngsters nowadays have a hard time understanding, speaking and especially writing Newari language. Some understand the language but are unable to make a proper two-way conversation. And even those who do speak Newari, they do not know how to write the language.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 12: Import of mobile phones has jumped by more than five times via the Birgunj customs point.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Dr Kiran Regmi, who retired as the secretary at the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday, described her exit as a new beginning of her life.

Phone 8, 8 Plus to be launched today

November 17, 2017 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Generation Next Communications (Genxt) Ltd, the sole authorized distributor for Apple products in Nepal, has announced that it would launch iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones in the Nepali market on Friday.

A phone to buy? How about a Drone Phone?

November 12, 2017 11:37 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Korean phone manufacturer, LG has is coming up with its newest drone phone, the LG U+. This new tech drone phone will be able to glide during video calls or taking a selfie in the air. LG has developed this LG U+ in such a way that it is able to drift at 360. LG called this project 505 BY LGU+. T

A phone to buy? How about a Drone Phone?

November 12, 2017 11:37 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Korean phone manufacturer, LG has is coming up with its newest drone phone, the LG U+. This new tech drone phone will be able to glide during video calls or taking a selfie in the air. LG has developed this LG U+ in such a way that it is able to drift at 360. LG called this project 505 BY LGU+. T

KHOTANG, Nov 5: Nepal Telecom's mobile phone service has come to a halt in southern and northern part of the district for the past one month as the tower of Namaste and Sky phone has broken down, the locals said.

KHOTANG, Nov 4: Telecommunication services in Khotang are in a halt since the last three months. Thousands of Nepal Telecom (NT) users have been affected after both its networks -- Namaste and Sky phones -- were obstructed in the northern and southern parts of the district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Jaima Intercontinental Pvt Limited (JIPL), the sole authorized distributor and marketer of Coolpad Smartphones for Nepal, has introduced the new Coolpad Cool 14+64 GB in the market.

KATHMANDU, July 21: A parliamentary panel has directed the government authorities concerned to make telephone and Internet services accessible in 15 rural municipalities in the country that are yet to be connected with telecom services.

Huawei launches new phone

July 19, 2017 06:21 am

KATHMANDU, July 19: Huawei has introduced a new phone in its Y series -- Huawei Y5 2017. Issuing a statement, the Chinese smartphone maker said that the Huawei Y5 2017 is powered by a large 3,000 mAh (typical value) high-density polymer battery and 2GB RAM.

SEOUL, South Korea, July 2:  Samsung Electronics said Sunday its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Lenovo has opened two smartphone showrooms in the Kathmandu Valley. 'Lenovo Smartphone Studio has been opened in Pulchowk, Lalitpur and Sherpa Mall, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Election Commission (EC) has introduced vote count directive, barring the use of mobile phones inside the counting centers.

When was the last time we took time away from our cell phone for an hour and actually enjoyed life? Today, cell phone is accessible to very large number of people.

As I entered a café during the weekend, my eyes led me to a quote: “It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about ‘making’ time”. This quote made me think about many of us who don’t value time. Some procrastinate at work and leave it for latter moment in life and some fail on time management. This delays tasks and the imagined deadline for a particular work keeps elongating.

GAIGHAT (UDAYAPUR), April 16: A teenager was electrocuted while he was trying to charge his mobile phone.

Dumb phones -- handsets that just make calls and send texts were set to disappear as technology moved on, but they have survived in emerging markets and among nostalgics of simpler devices in the West.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to compulsorily seek permission from the district court if the police or other authorities concerned need to access telephone call records and SMS details for the purpose of criminal investigations.

CHITWAN, Feb 5: Minister for Labor and Employment Suryaman Gurung has accepted that free visa and air ticket system could not be implemented and managed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: As many as 4,300 models of mobile phones have received type certification from Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA).

Infocus phone launched

January 4, 2017 02:46 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: US smartphone brand Infocus has been launched into the Nepali market. Prism International, the official distributor of the brand, has unveiled Infocus 680 phone in the domestic market.

HandEnergy is an ingenious apple-sized device that charges your phone anytime, anywhere. But what really makes this thing special is the fact that it uses your own personal energy to do it.

JAJARKOT, Dec 7: The locals of Paramulsam and Mulsam villages located at the border with Jumla are forced to walk for four grueling hours just to recharge their mobile phones.

Popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016 unless they are upgraded, media reports said.

Mobile phone importers form trade group

December 4, 2016 21:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: People involved in import of mobile phones have formed Mobile Phone Importers Association (MPIA) with the aim of controlling grey market of smartphones in Nepal.

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Nov 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that cooperation was the only choice for relations between the world's two largest economies, with Trump saying the two had established a "clear sense of mutual respect".

A team of Chinese hackers were able to hack into Google’s latest flagship device Pixel and it took them less 60 seconds.

MORANG, Nov 10: This was but a chance mobile phone call that led Hom Bahadur Bayalkoti, 31, of Urlabari-1 in Morang and Samjhana Limbu, 24, of Naya Bazaar in Ilam to tie the nuptial knot, ultimately.