Weekly Round up – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro and more

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This week Xiaomi launched Redmi Note4 in India, Lenovo launched Phab 2 Pro Tango smartphone while Samsung launched Galaxy C9 Pro and mid ranger J2 Ace. Micromax launched Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 smartphones that support 4G VoLTE. Check out all the announcements and launches from this week in our roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Round up — Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro and more”

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant might come with visual search, text recognition abilities

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Previous report from SamMobil had stated that Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with AI powered smart virtual assistant dubbed as Bixby. Now, the publication has shared more information about various features of Bixby in a latest report.
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Reliance Jio asks Foxconn to make LYF smartphones, other products in India

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Reliance Jio is gearing up to make LYF phones in India. The company has asked Chinese and Taiwanese device makers along with Foxconn to manufacture LYF VoLTE smartphones, smart set-top boxes, home automation and automobile telematics devices in the country, according to latest report from the Economic Times. Continue reading “Reliance Jio asks Foxconn to make LYF smartphones, other products in India”

NPCI asks ICICI Bank to unblock UPI transactions made on Flipkart’s PhonePe

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Last week, ICICI bank had blocked transactions on Flipkart’s payment app PhonePe citing security concerns. Now, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has asked ICICI bank to unblock transactions made on Flipkart’s PhonePe app immediately. Continue reading “NPCI asks ICICI Bank to unblock UPI transactions made on Flipkart’s PhonePe”

BHIM app for UPI-based payments hits 1.1 crore downloads in 20 days : Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has revealed that recently launched BHIM app for UPI-based payments has crossed 1.1 crore downloads. The app has reached this milestone within 20 days of its launch earlier this month. Continue reading “BHIM app for UPI-based payments hits 1.1 crore downloads in 20 days : Ravi Shankar Prasad”

Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note7 investigations on Jan. 23

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Samsung executives will announce the cause of the Galaxy Note7 incidents and quality enhancement plan during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on January 23, 2017. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier this week that Samsung’s probe had found the battery was the main cause of Note 7 fires.

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Beware! New phishing scam is targeting Gmail users

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A new phishing attack is targeting Gmail users tricking them into revealing their login details. The scam which was discovered by security researchers at WordFence a popular developer of security tools is said to fool even tech savvy users.

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Samsung confirms Android 7.0 Nougat for a range of smartphones

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Samsung has officially started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The South Korean smartphone maker has also revealed a range of smartphones that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update this year. Continue reading “Samsung confirms Android 7.0 Nougat for a range of smartphones”

Moto G5 Plus with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM spotted

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Motorola is expected to announce Moto G5 and G5 Plus on February 26 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. Now, a photo of CPU-Z running on Moto G5 Plus has surfaced that reveals specs of the phone. Continue reading “Moto G5 Plus with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM spotted”

Apple Garageband and Logic Pro X get new features in latest update

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Apple has announced major update to its music creation apps – Garageband and Logic Pro X. The update bumps Garageband to version 2.2 while Logic Pro X to version 10.3. Garageband gets features such as creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser that makes searching through instruments and patches easier. Continue reading “Apple Garageband and Logic Pro X get new features in latest update”

Indian Government would like Apple to have a base in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Apple has been striving for over a year to open retail stores in India and the company is also mulling to start manufacturing iPhones in the country. It looks like this could soon be a reality as Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said India will consider Apple’s request for incentives to invest in the country with an “open mind”.
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Netflix reports $2.35B in revenue, adds 7 million new subscribers in Q4 2016

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Netflix has recorded $2.48 billion revenue in Q4 2016, up 41% YoY. The US based streaming service added 7.05 million subscribers of which 1.93 million members were from the U.S. and 5.12 million internationally. Netflix said it was the largest-ever quarterly subscriber growth in its history.  Continue reading “Netflix reports $2.35B in revenue, adds 7 million new subscribers in Q4 2016”

Google acquires Twitter’s mobile developer platform Fabric

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Google has acquired Fabric mobile developer platform from Twitter. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Fabric our team will join Google’s Developer Products Group, working with the Firebase team.
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Google Maps starts showing parking availability for some users

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Google Maps has reportedly started showing parking availability for some users, according to Android Police. The parking availability will be displayed with a small rounded ‘P’ icon right next to the travel duration within the app. Continue reading “Google Maps starts showing parking availability for some users”