Airtel first to launch 4G services in Kargil, Dras and Leh in Ladakh region covering 130 towns and villages

Airtel 4G

Airtel today announced that it has launched it has become  the first operator to launch 4G in Kargil, Dras and Leh in the Ladakh region covering  130 towns and villages. This is a part of Project Leap – Airtel’s network transformation initiative. Airtel said that its network teams and partners have overcome the challenge of extremely difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions, including sub-zero temperatures, to deploy a state-of-the-art 4G network in the region.

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Google Phone v15 brings assisted dialing for international travelers, white nav bar, and more

Google Phone app

Google has started rolling out an update to the Google Phone app which brings the app version to v15 along with a set of features like the Assisted Dialing feature for international travelers, users on Android 8.1 will now see the white navigation bar and more.  Continue reading “Google Phone v15 brings assisted dialing for international travelers, white nav bar, and more”

Honor 7X Review

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Soon after the launch of Honor 9i,  Huawei’s online brand Honor launched theHonor 7X in the Indian market aimed at the mid-range segment. In fact, it is the successor of the Honor 6X that was launched in India earlier this Year. And the Honor 7X is the second smartphone from Honor portfolio with 18:9 aspect ratio display to launch in India. So how good is this device? Let’s check it out. Continue reading “Honor 7X Review”

Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate now at 0.5%, Nougat adoption hits 23.3%

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Google like every month is again out with Android distribution numbers for the month of November. The latest operating system; Android Oreo has hit the adoption rate to 0.5% and the company has just started rolling out the Android 8.1 update which hasn’t entered the adoption list. Continue reading “Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate now at 0.5%, Nougat adoption hits 23.3%”

Google announces Appsperiments program, launches new Photography apps for Android and iOS

Google Storyboard, Selfissimo, and Scrubbies

Google today has announced appsperiments program with a focus on better usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology. The company has also launched three new apps based on the same program; Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies for Android and iOS. Continue reading “Google announces Appsperiments program, launches new Photography apps for Android and iOS”

Google AR Stickers and ARCore now available for Pixel devices

Google ARCore

While Google’s ambitious project Tango might have seen just two consumer products, the company has shown the AR technology on Pixel devices without tango. The AR stickers for a while have been in development since its launch with no timeline for final release. However, the day has finally come, and they are now rolling to Pixel devices.  Continue reading “Google AR Stickers and ARCore now available for Pixel devices”

Apple confirms acquisition of music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

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Just as it was reported last week, Apple indeed has acquired London-based music recognition service Shazam and has finally announced the news on Monday just as expected. Apple’s acquisition aims at integrating Shazam’s music recognition capabilities into the company’s music service.  Continue reading “Apple confirms acquisition of music recognition app Shazam for $400 million”

Google India updates Search results with Videos, GIFs, Polls and more directly from the source

Google Search

Last week Google updated search results where are the celebrity queries are direct answers by the celebrity through short selfie-style video. Now the company has yet again pushed another change to the search results in India which will provide more information like images, videos, GIFs, events, polls posted directly by the person or organization you’re searching. Continue reading “Google India updates Search results with Videos, GIFs, Polls and more directly from the source”

Bragi launches the Dash pro and The Headphone wireless earbuds in India starting at Rs. 12999

Bragi The Dash Pro

Bragi; a European Kickstarter has debuted in India with the Dash Pro and the Headphone. The Dash Pro gets a one-touch simple setup for Android, iOS, and Windows as well. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The Headphone comes with Versant advanced voice technology that helps to listen to music or take calls in noisy environments.

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HARMAN Kardon Allure voice-activated speaker with Alexa support launched in India for Rs. 22490

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Harman International has launched the Allure voice-activated speaker in India with Amazon Alexa support. It was first introduced at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin and is capable of producing  360-degree Harman Kardon sound. It is a hands-free speaker that can be controlled with voice commands. Continue reading “HARMAN Kardon Allure voice-activated speaker with Alexa support launched in India for Rs. 22490”

Google Maps v9.68 brings refined indoor maps, to get intelligent out of range warnings and more

Google maps

Google Maps has been updated to v9.68 bringing many new additions and changes to one of the many Google apps that we use daily. The update brings new refined indoor maps that is placed in a prominent and more accessible place, it also prepares for intelligent out of range warnings, directions to similar routes and many more. Continue reading “Google Maps v9.68 brings refined indoor maps, to get intelligent out of range warnings and more”

OnePlus 5 and 5T will get Netflix and Amazon Prime HD streaming soon confirms OnePlus

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OnePlus 5 and 5T are a great value for money phones currently in the market with no close competition. However, all is not that good with the phones as they lack the ability to play HD content from sources like Netflix, Amazon, Google Play Movies, etc. This is due to the lack of support for the correct DRM level for HD playback. The issue has been pointed by members at the OnePlus forum and is nothing that is new for OnePlus devices.
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Google Chrome 64 for Android gets Parallel Download Feature

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Google Chrome for Android is on a roll as the company seems to be improving it by adding features that are practical. Last week Chrome 63 bought changes to the Minimal web apps U.I, new flags menu, changes to Chrome Home U.I and more. Recently it is known that Google Chrome will soon get HDR video playback as well. Today another feature; the Parallel Download is being added to Chrome to accelerate download speeds. Continue reading “Google Chrome 64 for Android gets Parallel Download Feature”

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) with dual front cameras, Infinity display surfaces in manual, video

Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 Plus 2018

It looks like Samsung is on the verge of launching new Galaxy A-series phone going by the level of leaks and rumors that are surfacing over the past few weeks. Before Samsung officially launches the phone, everything about the phones is known thanks to the hands-on video and manual document leak. The Galaxy A8 (2018)and A8 Plus (2018) are said to feature dual front cameras and 18:9 infinity display.

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Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a permanent price cut in India, now available for Rs. 13999

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Xiaomi launched the Mi A1, the company’s first Android One smartphone with dual rear cameras in India back in September for Rs. 14,999. Last week it announced a temporary Rs. 2000 price cut for the phone on Flipkart during its Big Shopping Days sale between December 5th and 7th as well as Mi.com. Now it has announced a permanent Rs. 1000 price cut for the phone, so the phone is now available across retailers for Rs. 13,999. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a permanent price cut in India, now available for Rs. 13999”