LG announces Android 10 update timeline for 9 smartphones

In a world where smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus, Nokia, etc. have already pushed out Android 10 software updates to their devices, we still have companies like LG that are extremely slow with theirs. LG have only now announced their roadmap for Android 10 updates in 9 smartphones, with some phones only getting it in Q4 of 2020.

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Vine founder Don Hoffman launches Byte App; another 6-second video platform

Ever since Vine was shut down back in 2016, the internet has been yearning for some short form video sharing service. Now Vine’s founder, Don Hoffman has announced the launch of a successor to Vine called the Byte App. It is similar to Vine in that it is a platform for shooting or uploading and then sharing 6-second videos on the internet.

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Apple warns EU against common charging port; citing risks of stifling innovation

About a week ago, news arrived of the European Union (EU) contemplating passing legislature that would force all companies selling gadgets in the EU to have a common charging port. As expected, Apple has pushed back, warning the EU about the potential negative consequences of such a legislature, citing possible risks of stifling innovation in the tech space.

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OnePlus 6 and 6T OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings multiple bug fixes, December Android security patch and more

OnePlus has released an incremental OS update to the OnePlus 6 and 6T that fixes multiple small system wide bugs like black screens appearing after unlocking the device with a fingerprint, device heating issues when charging, random disconnection issue with 5Ghz Hotspot and more. There are also fixes to the camera, specifically the camera crash issues and image preview times in the Pro mode.

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Telegram v5.14 update brings Polls 2.0 with Visible Votes, Multiple Answers, Quiz mode and more

Telegram has now been updated with version 5.14 and the new update brings Polls 2.0, the option to modify chat bubble corners and a download progress bar for Android. Polls 2.0 brings a lot of nice features like the ability to see who voted for what, polls with multiple answers and a neat little quiz type poll.

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Syska launches Wi-Fi enabled Smart Plugs starting at Rs. 2599

Syska, a popular manufacturer of LED lights and smart home devices has launched two new products called the Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Power Meter 16A and Smart Mini Plug 10A. They both feature Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, Scheduling, Timers and more.

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Google Search update now makes it easier to find previously searched topics

Google search has now been updated to be able to find previous searches easier when needed later. Collections was introduced by Google as a way to group search results when searching a particular topic. It has now been updated with Suggested Collections, the ability to search related collections and the ability to share collections.

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Google introduces 3 new interesting Digital Wellbeing experiments to help reduce smartphone usage

Google’s Digital Wellbeing experiments are interesting quirky little experiments designed by Google that are aimed at reducing the usage of smartphones in our daily lives. Today Google introduced three new experiments; Envelope, Activity Bubbles and Screen Stopwatch that use unique concepts to help users detox from their smartphones.

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HP expands Chromebook lineup with launch of 4 new models starting from $259

In the education space, the Chromebook is easily the most dominant type of laptop device for teachers and students. HP has now launched 4 new models in the budget Chromebook market with sizes ranging from 11 inches to 14 inches, with prices starting under $300 (approx. Rs. 21362).

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MEE Audio launches X10 True Wireless Earbuds in India for Rs. 4999

MEE audio has entered the Indian truly wireless market with the launch of its X10 Truly Wireless earbuds. They feature IPx5 ratings, Bluetooth 5.0 and a total of 23 hours of battery life with the included charging case.

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Xiaomi and Samsung continue to lead India smartphone market as realme declines in Q4 2019

The festive season during Q4 2019 saw smartphone market share grow for all major smartphone companies with the exception of realme, which saw a significant loss in market share once it peaked during the month of September with 16.74% market share, according to the latest IDC report.

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2020 iPhones to feature larger camera sensors, slimmer design: Report

According to a new report, the 2020 iPhones are said to have slightly different designs among the various models. The higher end 6.7-inch model will be slightly thinner with larger camera sensors while the 6.1-inch and the 5.4-inch models will come with different number of camera modules.

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Upcoming 2020 Google Pixel Buds Gen 2 spotted in Bluetooth SIG listing

The 2020 Pixel Buds were revealed back in October during the Made by Google event 2019 that was primarily held to launch the Pixel 4. Google stated that were slated for a 2020 launch and now a listing has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG, confirming its imminent arrival.

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OPPO Find X2 with 6.5-inch QHD+ OLED 120Hz screen surfaces

It was back in December when we learnt at the Qualcomm Summit that OPPO would announce its Find X2 smartphone sometime in Q1 2020. Now  details have surfaces showing the Find X2’s screen that will be a Samsung OLED curved display.

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HAVIT i37 Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 in-ear Sports earphones launched in India for Rs. 1169

HAVIT, a consumer electronics brand has announced its first product in India, the Havit i37 wireless headset. The neckband style headset features strong bass performance, Bluetooth 5.0, IPX5 rating and good HiFi Stereo sound performance.

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