Online music streaming services crossed 350 million subscribers in 2019, up 32% YoY: Report

The online music streaming services in the world enjoyed a good year in 2019, with the number of paid subscribers growing by 32% YoY, crossing 350 million. Driving this growth was exclusive content offerings like podcasts and originals, price cuts in subscriptions in emerging markets and bundled offers from telecommunication companies.

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OPPO Find X2 Lite with 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 765G, 48MP quad rear cameras surface

OPPO announced Reno3 5G Vitality Edition in China back in February, now the smartphone is expected to be introduced in Europe as Find X2 Lite, as the image and complete specifications have surfaced. This show 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with water-drop notch, Snapdragon 765G 5G, 8GB of RAM, runs ColorOS 7 based on Android 10, gradient design and support for 5G standalone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks. Continue reading “OPPO Find X2 Lite with 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 765G, 48MP quad rear cameras surface”

Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition gets 12GB RAM + 512GB Storage version

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand introduced the Redmi K30 Pro 5G smartphone in China last month in normal and zoom edition with the latter featuring 30x digital zoom. Today the company has 12GB (LPDDR5 RAM) + 512GB (UFS 3.1) storage version of the zoom edition at 4499 yuan (US$ 634 / Rs. 49,060 approx.) making it the top-end version in the K30 Pro series. This will be available for order in China from tomorrow, April 7th. Continue reading “Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition gets 12GB RAM + 512GB Storage version”

Apple acquires AI startup Voysis in a bid to improve Siri

Apple’s voice assistant, Siri often falls short in functionality and natural language processing capabilities when compared to the Google Assistant. In a bid to improve Siri’s shortcomings, Apple has decided to acquire Voysis, which is a company that has developed an AI based platform for digital voice assistants to understand natural language.

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Xiaomi starts rolling out PatchWall 3.0 with enhanced UI, dedicated sports channel, new content partners to Mi TVs in India

Xiaomi today announced the roll out of PatchWall 3.0, the latest version of Mi TV’s UI. This will offer deeper integration with Disney+ Hotstar and addition of new content partners, Mi List along with other UI enhancements. Cleaner animations, a new Mi Lanting Pro font, horizontal scrolling are some of the key features and improvements in PatchWall 3.0, said the company. Continue reading “Xiaomi starts rolling out PatchWall 3.0 with enhanced UI, dedicated sports channel, new content partners to Mi TVs in India”

Airtel Home combines billing for Broadband, DTH and Postpaid services into one at a discounted price

Airtel has launched new Home Plan that lets you combine your existing Airtel postpaid, Airtel Broadband connection and Airtel DTH connection under one bill and get several benefits including discounts. If you have one postpaid connection, Broadband or DTH, you can combine them, but a postpaid connection is compulsory. It was rolled out way back in 2018 in Hyderabad as a beta. Continue reading “Airtel Home combines billing for Broadband, DTH and Postpaid services into one at a discounted price”

Google Phone app may get Flip to Silence gesture soon

With the launch of the Pixel 3, Google introduced a gesture of flipping the phone on to its screen to enter a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND) mode. Now, with Google Phone 47 beta, they appear to be testing a more traditional use for the same gesture: silencing incoming calls. Along with this, Google is also testing a feature to answer a call with 1-way video.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z with low-latency, 20-hour battery life and Warp Charge surfaces

OnePlus is set to launch the OnePlus 8 Series in an online event on April 14th and the key specifications are already confirmed by the company. While we are just a week away from the official launch, the leaks haven’t stopped yet and now a new leak suggests that OnePlus is said to launch the Bullets Wireless Z earphones soon and is said to come with major upgrades to previous Bullets wireless.

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iOS 14 code hints at home screen widget support and new wallpaper settings

Apple has been working on redesigning its wallpaper settings for its upcoming iOS 14 for quite a while now. In a supposed new leak, twitter user DongleBookPro has tweeted images of the new iOS wallpaper settings panel and its implementation.

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Vivo V19 with 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 48MP quad rear cameras, 32MP dual front cameras announced

Vivo launched the vivo V17 smartphone late last year in India with a Super AMOLED display, 32MP in-screen camera, and more. The successor to that smartphone i.e., vivo V19 was set to be announced last month but got delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. After delays, vivo has now announced the global variant of vivo V19 smartphone with 48MP quad rear cameras, 32MP dual front camera, and more.

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Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 Lite with Infinity-O display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery announced

Earlier last month, Infinix launched the S5 Pro smartphone in India with a pop-up camera, triple rear cameras, and more. Following that, Infinix has now announced its new Note 7 and Note 7 Lite smartphones with a punch-hole display, quad rear cameras, and more.

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OPPO teases new audio product for April 7, could be wireless earbuds

OPPO introduced its Enco Free True Wireless Earbuds back in December in China, and it was launched in India last month. Now the company has announced that it will introduce a new audio product in China tomorrow, April 7th. The teaser just shows a circular device along with the launch date. Continue reading “OPPO teases new audio product for April 7, could be wireless earbuds”

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Buds ‘Bean’ true wireless earbuds surface

Samsung introduced Galaxy Buds+ (SM-R175) with improved sound, triple microphones, and up to 11 hours battery life in February along with the S20 series, but there was no change in the design compared to the first Galaxy Buds, but the company is now said to be gearing up to introduce  new Truly wireless earphones  codenamed “Bean” with the model number SM-R180, and the design resembles that of a bean. Continue reading “Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Buds ‘Bean’ true wireless earbuds surface”

OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro latest OxygenOS stable update brings March security patch, slow-mo video improvements and more

After rolling out beta update last month OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 10.0.9 [10.3.2 in India] for 7T, OxygenOS 10.0.8 [10.3.2 in India] for the OnePlus 7T Pro that brings March Android security patch, improved RAM management, stability improvements for recording videos in slow-mo and some fixes in Gallery. The OxygenOS 10.0.5 [10.3.2 in India] for the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 was rolled out earlier this week brining the same features.
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Skype’s ‘Meet Now’ feature allows users to join video meetings without sign ups or downloads

In a move to connect users during the ongoing crisis, Skype has rolled out new Meet Now feature that allows you to easily set up a collaboration space and invite both Skype contacts and friends or family who are not on Skype. Participants can then easily join meetings whether they have an account or not. Continue reading “Skype’s ‘Meet Now’ feature allows users to join video meetings without sign ups or downloads”