Samsung Bixby voice assistant now available globally

Samsung Bixby

Samsung launched Bixby Voice assistant in U.S. English for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in the United States and Korea last month. Today the company has announced that it is now available in more than 200 countries and territories globally, one day before the announcement of its flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Continue reading “Samsung Bixby voice assistant now available globally”

Vivo V7+ selfie-focused smartphone launching in India on September 7

Vivo V7 Plus India launch invite

Vivo just sent out invites for the launch V7+, its upcoming smartphone in the ‘V series’ and the successor of last year’s V5 Plus in India on September 7th in India. The invite says Get Ready to Capture Clear Shot Clear Moment and also says that Redefine the selfie experience with the revolutionary selfie camera  that reveals that it will be a selfie-focused smartphone, similar to the predecessor. It also shows minimal bezels, but we have to wait to find out how the original phone is.

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Micromax Canvas Infinity with 5.7-inch 18:9 display, 16MP front camera, Android 7.1 launched for Rs. 9999

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Micromax has launched Canvas Infinity, the company’s latest smartphone in the Canvas series, as it had promised. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels offering 83% screen-to-body ratio, which the company calls Full Vision. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform, runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) that is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera that also has an LED flash. Continue reading “Micromax Canvas Infinity with 5.7-inch 18:9 display, 16MP front camera, Android 7.1 launched for Rs. 9999”

WhatsApp gets Facebook-like colorful text-based Status updates

WhatsApp colorful status

After testing Facebook-like color text status feature, WhatsApp today officially started rolling out the feature that lets you to customize text statuses by choosing a specific font and background color, or include links. Continue reading “WhatsApp gets Facebook-like colorful text-based Status updates”

Google might be working on Bluetooth headphones that run Google Assistant

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Back in April Google app v7.0 beta teardown revealed a new device type codenamed Bisto, which was removed later. Now the name has surfaced again in Google app v7.10 in a teardown that reveals that Bisto will be Bluetooth headphones that run Google Assistant. Continue reading “Google might be working on Bluetooth headphones that run Google Assistant”

Google confirms Android 8.0 ‘O’ as Oreo; final system images released, OTA updates for devices in beta program rolling out

Android 8.0 Oreo

Google has finally confirmed that Android 8.0 ‘O’ will be called Oreo. It has also released final system images for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL that can be downloaded from Android developer website here and also started rolling out OTA update for those who have signed up for beta program. It is also pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Continue reading “Google confirms Android 8.0 ‘O’ as Oreo; final system images released, OTA updates for devices in beta program rolling out”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 5.5-inch display, up to 4GB RAM, 16MP front camera announced

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi just announced Redmi Note 5A, its latest budget smartphone as it had promised. Both the phones have a 5.5-inch HD screen and come with a 13-megapixel rear camera, but the standard version is powered by a Snapdragon 425 and has 2GB RAM, while the top-end version comes with Snapdragon 435 with 3GB or 4GB RAM, also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 5.5-inch display, up to 4GB RAM, 16MP front camera announced”

Acer Nitro 5 Spin 2-in-1 convertible Notebook with 8th Gen Intel i7 processor, GTX 1050 GPU announced

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Soon after the announcement of Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core Processors, OEMs are coming up with their own devices featuring the latest processor. Today, Taiwan-based computer maker Acer has announced the new Acer Nitro 5 Spin, a convertible notebook that serves the purpose for casual gamers.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen with 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor coming in September

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen

After Intel announced its 8th generation Core processors, Samsung has announced Samsung Notebook 9 Pen that will come with 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor instead of 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor present in the Notebook 9 Pro that was introduced recently. Continue reading “Samsung Notebook 9 Pen with 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor coming in September”

ACT Fibernet revises plans for Andhra Pradesh, increases data limits at no extra cost

ACT Fibernet

After Delhi and Chennai, ACT Fibernet has revised its plans for its customers in Vizag, Vijayawada, Nellore, Tirupati, Eluru, and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Similar to Chennai, it has increased monthly data limit, which now combines both download and upload, but the speed is same. Continue reading “ACT Fibernet revises plans for Andhra Pradesh, increases data limits at no extra cost”

Gionee X1 with 5-inch display, fingerprint sensor, Android 7.0 launched in India for Rs. 8999

Gionee X1

Gionee has launched X1, the company’s latest smartphone in the new ‘X series’ in India. It has a 5-inch HD display, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) and has 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back. Continue reading “Gionee X1 with 5-inch display, fingerprint sensor, Android 7.0 launched in India for Rs. 8999”

HTC Vive VR headset price slashed to $599

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Last year, HTC introduced its first virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation dubbed as Vive in an attempt to step into the Virtual Reality market. Today, the company has announced a price cut on the Vive by $200 that is now be available for $599 (approx Rs. 38,362). In India it still costs Rs. 92,990 on Amazon.in. Continue reading “HTC Vive VR headset price slashed to $599”

LG ProBeam UST laser and MiniBeam projectors unveiled ahead of IFA 2017

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Leading in LED projector category for consecutive six years, the South Korean tech giant LG is all set to introduced two new projectors at IFA 2017.  This includes ProBeam UST (Ultra Short-Throw) laser projector (model HF85JA) and LG MiniBeam (model PH30JG). Continue reading “LG ProBeam UST laser and MiniBeam projectors unveiled ahead of IFA 2017”

Intel 8th Generation Core processors announced, offers up to 40% performance improvement

Intel 8th Generation Core i3, i5 and i7

Intel today introduced its 8th Gen Intel Core processor family that promises more than 40 percent performance boost compared to 7th Gen while multitasking and up to 2.3x faster while multitasking versus a 5-year-old system. It has introduced four new Kaby Lake i7 and i5 U-series CUPs – i7-8650U, i7-8550U, i5-8350U and i5-8250U that are built on the same 14nm+ processor from 15W to power 2 in 1s and ultrathin notebooks for consumer and small business.

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