Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa likely to get a Diwali release

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It looks like Amazon’s Echo speaker with Alexa voice assistant will be launched in India earlier than expected. A new report from FactorDaily claims, Amazon will bring the Echo smart speaker in India this Diwali which is in October.
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Samsung T5 portable SSD with USB Type-C, up to 540MBps transfer speed announced

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Samsung has announced T5, successor of last year’s T3 portable SSD. It has the same compact design and weighs just 51 grams, but this offers up to 540 MB/s transfer speed and uses USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) interface compared to up to 450MB/s transfer speed and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) interface. It also has a full metal body unlike the predecessor that had plastic caps. Continue reading “Samsung T5 portable SSD with USB Type-C, up to 540MBps transfer speed announced”

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro press images surface, IFA announcement expected

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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro, successor of last year’s Gear Fit 2 has surfaced in press shots, thanks to @evleaks. This shows a new watch-style clasp, but the design is similar to the predecessor. This is said to come with IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance and will also be 5 ATM water resistance for use when swimming and will also offer swim tracking.

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Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones

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Google Camera app on the Pixel smartphones has gained accolades from users as well as critics for its performance. The app which uses a high-end software to process photos, especially scores when it comes to high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode. Now, an Ukrainian app developer who goes by name B-S-G, has found a way to transfer that software to any device powered by Snapdragon 820,821 or 835 processor. Continue reading “Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones”

Mitashi launches cheapest Curved Smart LED TV in India

Mitashi 32-inch Curved LED Smart TV

Mitashi has launched the cheapest  Curved Smart LED TV in India. It comes with a 32-inch HD-ready curved screen. There is also a larger 39-inch version with HD-ready curved screen. Both these have in-built Wi-Fi, USB port and Card Reader slots as well as screen mirroring feature that allows you to mirror your smart phone and share pictures and movies on TV. Continue reading “Mitashi launches cheapest Curved Smart LED TV in India”

Google Voice Search adds support for eight more Indian languages

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Google has expanded support voice search in more Indian languages. In addition to Hindi and English, Google will now support eight more Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Starting today, speakers of these languages will be able to use their voice to dictate queries — both in Gboard on Android as well as in Search through the Google App. Continue reading “Google Voice Search adds support for eight more Indian languages”

Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out in India

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Lenovo-owned Moto back in June started its first Android 7.1.1 Nougat soak test in India. After finishing three soak tests, the company has started rolling out stable Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update in the country recently, few months after it roll out Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. It has the same changelog as the Moto Z that got the update last week.  Continue reading “Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out in India”

Facebook secretly launched photo-sharing app Colorful Balloons in China

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Facebook has secretly launched a new photo-sharing app dubbed as Colorful Balloons in China. The largest social network with over 2 billion monthly active users has been blocked in China since 2009. According to a report from the New York Times, the app was published by a company named “Youge Internet Technology” in China’s App Store and early users are not able to easily share the app with outsiders.
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Nokia 5 with 5.2-inch display, Android 7.1 will go on sale in India from August 15 for Rs. 12499

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HMD Global introduced its Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones in India back in June. The Nokia 3 was the first phone in the series to go on sale in the country in June for Rs. 9499. At the launch the company said that other phones will be available in July, but later it confirmed that they will be available only in mid-August. Continue reading “Nokia 5 with 5.2-inch display, Android 7.1 will go on sale in India from August 15 for Rs. 12499”

Google fixes Android Wear Google Assistant issue through server-side change

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Last week users were reporting that Google Assistant on Android Wear smartwatches stopped working after a Google app update. The company already confirmed that it had identified some issues in Google Assistant for Android Wear and  re working to fix. It also started gathering bug reports from email that it sent to the users who reported the issue through Google Forum. Continue reading “Google fixes Android Wear Google Assistant issue through server-side change”

LG V30 with LG UX 6.0+ will offer Floating Action Bar, Face and always-listening voice unlocking and more

LG V30 Floating Bar and Always On Display

LG introduced the LG UX 6.0 with the G6 earlier this year that brought several new features. Now the company has announced LG UX 6.0+ that will debut with the LG V30 to offer more features for the  immersive 18:9 OLED FullVision display including new personalization options for a more intuitive user experience. Continue reading “LG V30 with LG UX 6.0+ will offer Floating Action Bar, Face and always-listening voice unlocking and more”