Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone launching in India soon – Here are the top features

Xiaomi’s Black Shark announced the Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone yesterday. As expected the company has announced that it will be launching in India soon. It also detailed some additional features and accessories for the phone.

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Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number of users. Continue reading “Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India”

Vivo X27 Pro with 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras, 32MP front camera with flash and X27 announced

Vivo has introduced X27 and X27 Pro smartphones at an event in China, as it had promised. The X27 has almost similar specifications as the  V15 Pro that was launched in India recently, including a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 91.64% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 675 or 710 depending on the model with 8GB of RAM, however this comes with a 48MP rear camera with Sony IM586 sensor, 5-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots and a 13-megapixel camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens. It has a 16-megapixel pop-up camera on the front.

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Apple iMacs updated with up to 9th-gen 8-core Intel processors, Radeon Pro Vega Graphics, India price starts at Rs. 1,19,900

After two years, Apple has updated its iMac lineup with faster processors and graphics. The 21.5-inch iMac gets 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, that promises up to 60% faster performance. The 27-inch iMac now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, including 8-core Intel Core i9 processor  (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz) that promises up to 2.4x faster performance. Continue reading “Apple iMacs updated with up to 9th-gen 8-core Intel processors, Radeon Pro Vega Graphics, India price starts at Rs. 1,19,900”

Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars

Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series – QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars”

MWC 2019: It’s all about the IP, baby!

When you think of Mobile World Congress, the first thing that comes to mind is “New Devices!”. That is pretty much the case every year, but it is indeed a very small part of the experience. Well, if one steps outside of that bubble that is. What stands out is the sheer ingenuity on display by every single company that wants to make a mark on the minds of the over 100,000 attendees walking the show floor. So, who ends up grabbing the attention?

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Qualcomm’s Boundless XR is a clear vision of the future

The potential of 5G is immense. What we got to see at the Qualcomm booth regarding this new generation of cellular wireless technology laid down a clear path to the future. Part of that future is what Qualcomm calls “Boundless XR”. XR is short form for extended reality and it includes both virtual reality and augmented reality. So, what is “boundless”? Well, this is where Qualcomm’s expertise comes into play. Using 5G and powerful chips in smartphones, the IP-heavy company demonstrated its plans to break the XR experience from the shackles of wires and beefy computers.

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Google Pay now lets you book train tickets at no additional cost

Google Pay already offers cab and bus ticket bookings with abhiBus, Goibibo, RedBus, Uber and Yatra. Today it has introduced train ticket booking for Indian Railways, powered by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at no additional cost at the launch. You can just click Trains option inside the Google Pay app to access this feature. This lets you search, book and cancel train tickets within the app. Continue reading “Google Pay now lets you book train tickets at no additional cost”

Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta

Google Drive

At Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google announced new “Priority” view that utilizes machine learning to show relevant files, while “Workspaces” group together similar documents, now the company has announced that it is out of beta. You can access the Priority page from the left-hand navigation panel in Drive. Continue reading “Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta”

Samsung Galaxy A20 with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display, dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery announced

Samsung has finally announced Galaxy A20, a mid-range smartphone in Russia, after it introduced the Galaxy A10, A30 and A50 last month. It has a 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-V Super AMOLED display, is powered by Exynos 7884 Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung One UI. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel secondary and an 8-megapixel front camera.
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Call of Duty: Mobile for Android and iOS announced

Activision, in collaboration with Tencent has announced Call of Duty: Mobile is coming to previously unannounced regions, including North America, South America, Europe, and more, after it started Alpha testing in December. Developed by Tencent’s award-winning Timi studio, this free-to-play game brings together maps, modes, weapons, and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise, including Black Ops and the Modern Warfare series.

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Google Calender’s AI-powered meeting room suggestions now rolling for Android and iOS

Google has been revamping things, adding features and much more to its GSuite, in a bid to give users a smooth experience. As we all know, last the company launched automatic room suggestions in Google Calendar on the web. Continue reading “Google Calender’s AI-powered meeting room suggestions now rolling for Android and iOS”

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL detailed specifications surface — 5.6-inch and 6-inch FHD+ OLED displays

Pixel 3 Lite

Rumors and leaks about both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL codenamed ‘sargo’ and ‘bonito’ surfaced few months back. Last week with Android Q beta release it was revealed that the phone will be launched Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Now detailed specifications of the phones have surfaced.

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Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Go Edition smartphone with 5-inch HD display launched in India for Rs. 4499

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Go, the company’s first Android Go Edition smartphone in India, as it had promised. It was announced earlier this year and packs a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, 4G LTE with dedicated SIM slots and a 3000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pay mobile payment solution in India

Xiaomi has officially launched Mi Pay, the company’s latest mobile payment solution in India, after it was introduced back in December last year. Mi Pay is supported by ICICI Bank, has a basic UI and it requires Phone, Contacts and SMS permissions to run. Users have an option to transfer money to UPI address and Bank Account directly.

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