HMD Global opens new global R&D centre in Tampere, Finland

HMD Global has announced that it is acquiring assets of Valona Labs and launching a brand-new Centre of Excellence in Tampere, Finland.  The new Centre of Excellence in Tampere will specialise in software, security, and services, accelerating HMD Global’s transition from a pure hardware business, to a combined hardware and services company.  Continue reading “HMD Global opens new global R&D centre in Tampere, Finland”

Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11

As promised a few days back, the bubble support is rolling out on Google Messages beta in Android 11 through a server-side update. Similar to Facebook Messenger, a bubble will appear on the screen if the message comes up with a photo of the person or the first letter if there is no photo. Continue reading “Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11”

Lava announces “Design in India” contest as anti-China sentiment grows

At the time, when the sentiment is growing against China-made products in India over border tensions, domestic handset maker Lava has announced the launch of its ‘Design in India’ contest. Continue reading “Lava announces “Design in India” contest as anti-China sentiment grows”

Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

As per a recent report, Google has confirmed the discontinuation of the Pixel 3a series – Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Right now, both the smartphones are not available for sale in the official Google Store. From now on, it will be available only through 3rd party retailers as remaining units sell-through. Continue reading “Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL”

US FCC officially designates HUAWEI and ZTE as a national threat

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has officially designated HUAWEI and ZTE as threats to national security barring both the companies from using government subsidy money through the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment from the companies for their networks. Continue reading “US FCC officially designates HUAWEI and ZTE as a national threat”

Apple reportedly cancels Arcade game projects as it seeks greater engagement

Last year Apple announced Apple Arcade, the gaming subscription service, taking the “Netflix-for-gaming” approach by tying gamers into a monthly subscription for some exclusive gaming. Since then, the Cupertino giant has been working on several strategies to engage and retain customers. Continue reading “Apple reportedly cancels Arcade game projects as it seeks greater engagement”

Swiggy Money digital wallet powered by ICICI Bank launched

Food delivery platform Swiggy has launched its own digital wallet – ‘Swiggy money’, in an attempt to take on the likes of Paytm and Amazon Pay. This means, you no longer need to depend on other payment options hereafter to order from Swiggy. With this, Swiggy enables single-click checkout experience on its platform. Continue reading “Swiggy Money digital wallet powered by ICICI Bank launched”

OPPO Find X2 Pro: First Impressions and Camera Samples

A couple of weeks back, OPPO introduced its much-awaited flagship Find X2 Pro at an online event boasting some top-notch specifications. Positioned against the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the X2 Pro focuses more on the photography this time with two 48MP cameras and a 13MP telephoto. Continue reading “OPPO Find X2 Pro: First Impressions and Camera Samples”

Sony Research India launched with R&D centers in Bengaluru and Mumbai

In the latest development, Sony has announced that it will establish a research company “Sony Research India Private Limited (Sony Research India)” effective July 1st, 2020. As per the company, the research company consists of R&D Center India Bengaluru Laboratory and Mumbai Laboratory as part of Sony’s Global R&D centres. This was announced back in November last year. Continue reading “Sony Research India launched with R&D centers in Bengaluru and Mumbai”

Spotify now available on Alexa-enabled Echo devices in India

Earlier last year, Spotify made its debut in the Indian market with huge collections giving tough competition to the likes of Amazon India, Gaana, Wynk, and others. Recently, Amazon India has announced that both Spotify’s Premium and free tier users in India can now enjoy music and podcasts on Amazon Echo devices.  Continue reading “Spotify now available on Alexa-enabled Echo devices in India”

Facebook rolls out ‘notification screen’ to alert users before sharing old news

In the latest development, Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a notification screen that alerts people when they share news articles that more than 90 days old. With the context button, the new notification screen is meant to inform users to make informed decisions about what to share on Facebook. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out ‘notification screen’ to alert users before sharing old news”

TikTok caught accessing user clipboard on iOS14, to roll out update to fix it

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A couple of days back Apple introduced its iOS 14 with various new features and one among them alerts the users when app read the clipboard. As per the latest report, some apps including TikTok are reading the clipboard often. A TikTok user who updated to iOS 14 noticed the app accessing the clipboard every few seconds. Continue reading “TikTok caught accessing user clipboard on iOS14, to roll out update to fix it”

OnePlus 8 Review: Déjà vu

Known for launching killer flagships, the OnePlus 8 series smartphones raised quite a few eyebrows! Initially, OnePlus positioned itself as the go-to player in the value flagship segment, but now, they are foraying into the true flagship segment competing against Samsung and of course their ideology too.

While the expensive device from OnePlus – 8 Pro doesn’t compromise on any features, the OnePlus 8 lacks some capabilities, but it still aims to offer one of the best Android experiences. Are those trade-offs worth the asking price? Should I buy OnePlus 7T instead? What’s the difference between OnePlus 7T and 8? Below, we have mentioned the reason on why you should and should not buy OnePlus 8. Continue reading “OnePlus 8 Review: Déjà vu”