Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out in India

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Lenovo launched the K6 Power smartphone back in November last year and launched the K6 Note in December, both running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It also launched 4GB RAM version of the K6 Power. Today the company has announced that it has started rolling out Android 7.0 (Nougat) update for both the smartphone, as it had promised.

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EU hits Google with record 2.42 billion euro fine over antitrust case

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[Update] – Google has shared a statement on the fine imposed by EU

When you shop online, you want to find the products you’re looking for quickly and easily. And advertisers want to promote those same products. That’s why Google shows shopping ads, connecting our users with thousands of advertisers, large and small, in ways that are useful for both. We believe the European Commission’s online shopping decision underestimates the value of those kinds of fast and easy connections. While some comparison shopping sites naturally want Google to show them more prominently, our data show that people usually prefer links that take them directly to the products they want, not to websites where they have to repeat their searches.

The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euro for breaching EU antitrust rules. The search engine giant was expected to hit with a fine up to 3 billion euro. EU had filed formal antitrust charges on Google last year over claims that it has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

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Vivo X9s and X9s Plus with dual front cameras to be announced on July 6

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Vivo has sent out invites for the announcement of its top-end X9s and X9s Plus smartphones on July 6. These are the successors of last year’s X9 and X9 Plus smartphones, will come with dual front-facing selfie cameras, unibody metal design and a fingerprint sensor on the front, similar to the predecessors  Continue reading “Vivo X9s and X9s Plus with dual front cameras to be announced on July 6”

Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat

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Facebook Messenger is adding Snapchat-like filters, masks, animated reactions to video chat. The update also brings the ability to take screenshots during an ongoing video chat. All the new features are available for one-on-one and group video chat. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat”

NTT Docomo launches 15-day free Japan Welcome SIM for foreign tourists

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NTT Docomo has introduced new Japan Welcome SIM for those tourists that will be available from July 1st, 2017. The free SIM can be applied via a dedicated website prior leaving from your country and you can retrieve the SIM card from Narita, Haneda or Kansai International airport upon arrival in Japan. As a limited period offer till September 30, 2017, you get high-speed traffic of 100MB, after that you can use it in Plan Zero with a speed of 128kbps with video ads and surveys. This has 15 days validity. Continue reading “NTT Docomo launches 15-day free Japan Welcome SIM for foreign tourists”

Xiaomi Redmi 4 sales cross 1 million units in India in just 30 days of launch

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Xiaomi launched its Redmi 4 smartphone in India last month starting at Rs. 6999. Today the company on the sixth week of sale announced that it has sold more than 1 million or 10 lakh units of Redmi 4 smartphones in India since the smartphone went on sale on May 23rd on Mi.com and Amazon.in. With this, the smartphone has broken the record of Redmi Note 4 that took 45 days to cross 1 million unit sales back in March. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4 sales cross 1 million units in India in just 30 days of launch”

Apple acquires eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments

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Apple has acquired eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments, according to a report from MacRumors. The German based company specializes in eye-tracking glasses and platforms for both augmented and virtual reality. It had recently made eye tracking for a variety of applications, including athletics.   Continue reading “Apple acquires eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments”

Nokia 6 launching in the U.S. early July on Amazon for $229

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HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 earlier this year and the phone started rolling out globally from Q2 and was launched in India recently. Now the smartphone is all set to launch in the U.S. next month. It has a lot of LTE bands but it has partial support for LTE on AT&T since it lacks Bands 29 and 30 and doesn’t support CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon. Continue reading “Nokia 6 launching in the U.S. early July on Amazon for $229”

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube team up for anti-terror group

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In a bid to combat terrorism, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. “We believe that by working together, sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online”, Facebook said in its blog post. Continue reading “Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube team up for anti-terror group”

OnePlus 5: Dual Camera Deep Down

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Dual camera smartphones go back a couple of years. As early as 2011, HTC experimented with a dual camera implementation that could capture stereoscopic photographs. Over time we’ve seen versions of the tech that do everything from better low light capture, improved black & white photography, wide angle lenses, telephoto capture and yes, improved depth of field. One of the most tangible improvements on the OnePlus 5 is the dual camera module at the back, let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “OnePlus 5: Dual Camera Deep Down”

TCL Movetime smartwatch with heart rate monitor launched in India for Rs. 9999

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TCL has launched Movetime smartwatch in India. It comes with a heart rate monitor, calorie counter, sleep tracking, distance covered and sport activity tracking. The watch offers notifications for calls, messages, social media, calendar and more. It offers gesture control that lets you take a snap or play music by twisting your wrist. Continue reading “TCL Movetime smartwatch with heart rate monitor launched in India for Rs. 9999”

Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 specs surface, Honor 8 Pro launching next week and more – FoneArena Daily

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Google Chrome gets picture-in-picture video support on Android O

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Android O, the next Android OS comes with some new and handy features such as notification channels, adaptive icons, and more. One of the features that stands out is picture-in-picture (PIP) support. Now, Google is adding PIP support for Chrome. It is already available for VLC, Duo and Play Movies. Continue reading “Google Chrome gets picture-in-picture video support on Android O”

Samsung introduces Rose Pink Galaxy S8+

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Samsung usually releases Pink version of their flagship smartphones in select countries. The company introduced the Galaxy S8+ smartphone in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold colors back in March. Today it has introduced new Rose Pink color variant of the smartphone in Taiwan. According to Samsung, the Rose Pink color variant offers the perfect combination of glass and metal and has a stylish look. Continue reading “Samsung introduces Rose Pink Galaxy S8+”

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.2 update brings optimizations and bug fixes

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OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 smartphone last week. Before the launch it got the OxygenOS 4.5.1 update brought several optimizations for camera, Bluetooth stability and more, now it has rolled out another update – OxygenOS 4.5.2 that has the same optimizations as the previous update, but it also fixes App installation issue and System update failure. Check out the complete changelog below.
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