OnePlus 7T OxygenOS 10.0.6 and 7T Pro OxygenOS 10.0.4 updates bring standby power optimization, bug fixes and more

OnePlus has released new software updates for the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7T Pro that have small incremental changes with some bug fixes. The 7T and the 7T pro came pre-loaded with Android 10 at launch and have continued to get frequent updates to improve the software experience.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Anniversary Premium Package to celebrate 10 years of Galaxy phones

To celebrate 10 years of the Galaxy series, Samsung has released its Samsung Galaxy Anniversary Premium Package, showcasing the seamless connectivity in its Galaxy ecosystem with Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The Galaxy Anniversary Premium package will come with a Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Watch Active2, and Galaxy Buds.

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RCS Messaging rolling out to all Android Messages users in the US

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Google has been testing integrating Rich Communication Services (RCS) in Android Messages for a few users in the USA for quite a while. Now Google has decided to broadly roll out RCS for all Android users through the Android Messages app. Users in the US will be able to enable RCS Chat features over the coming weeks.

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Google release a fun new AI experiment called FreddieMeter

In the past, Googles AI experiments online have always been interesting, fun activities for users to try out, combining AI with things like drawing or singing. Now YouTube, Google Creative Lab, and Google Research, working in partnership with Queen, Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records, have built a new AI experiment called FreddieMeter that will show users how close are they to singing like Freddie Mercury.

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Fitbit announces FitbitOS 4.1 with Heart rate tracking for Versa and new Fitbit Premium features

Fitbit has announced a lot of new things including a FitbitOS 4.1 update, heart rate tracking for the Versa 2 and added more content and tools for Fitbit Premium. The company, who was recently bought by Google for 2.1 Billion dollars, is bringing a bunch of features like a new Agenda app, new clock face switcher, smart wake and more to its smartwatches.

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Google Maps gets Google Translate integration making it easier when travelling in foreign countries

Google has announced a closer integration between two of their services, Google Maps and Google translate that enables users to access Translates text-to-speech technology directly within the Maps app. This will improve the accessibility of users using maps when travelling in a foreign country with lesser clicks.

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Sennheiser IE 80S audiophile grade Wireless earphones launched in India

Sennheiser, the German audio manufacturer, has announced the launch of their audiophile grade IE 80s BT wireless earphones in India. Built on the same DNA as the IE 80S ear canal headphones, Sennheiser has made a wireless version that claims to provide near the same audio fidelity as its wired brother.

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Facebook launches Facebook Pay payment service in the US

Facebook appears to be keen on entering into financial systems with products like Calibra wallet, Libra Network and now its latest venture is Facebook Pay. It intends on creating a uniform payment experience across its services like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp and will launch in US for Facebook and Messenger this week.

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Instagram Reels 15-second video-music feature to take on TikTok

Instagram is going after TikTok with its video-music remix service called Instagram Reels. It will let users create 15 second video clips attached with music share them as Stories, with the potential to go viral on a new Top Reels section of Explore. The service is currently being tested in Brazil under the name Cenas for both iOS and Android.

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Twitter Topics makes it easier to follow conversations about any particular topic

Twitter announced in a blog post that they are introducing a new feature called Topics. This feature is designed to let users follow all the best tweets from a particular news topic that they choose. Topic suggestions will appear in your timeline and in search based on what the users tend to look for and already follow on Twitter.

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Fujifilm X-A7 with 24.24MP APS-C sensor launched in India for Rs. 59000

 

Fujifilm has announced their newest addition to their X-Series cameras, called the FUJIFILM X-A7. The camera boasts a newly developed 24.24MP APS-C sensor with copper wiring to enable high-speed data readout, and features phase detection pixels across the entire sensor surface to enhance AF speed and accuracy.

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Facebook app lets users customise navigation shortcut bar

Facebook has been testing the option to let users customise their navigation bar in its Beta app for a while. The option is now rolling out everyone, with iOS users already having the update and Android users getting it over the next few weeks.

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IDC reports record 46.6 million India smartphone shipments in Q3 2019, 9.3% YoY growth

IDC India has reported a record 46.6 million units for smartphone shipments in Q3 2019, which calculates to a 9.3% YoY growth and a 26.5% growth compared to the Q2 this year. This record was largely due to the multiple online sales festivals, new smartphone launches and price corrections on many important models.

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India-based GPS tracking company Letstrack foraying into USA

Letstrack, a popular GPS device tracking company has decided to expand to the US market after its successful Indian market entry. The company aims to establish itself in the US market by 2020 with its pilot program crossing more than 10K app registrations in the country.

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