Indian e-commerce portals to show country of origin in product page

Along with their push for “Made in India” products, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs has sent a reminder to all e-commerce websites that as part of the mandatory declarations when a product is sold, the “country of origin” must be mentioned.

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Google Nest smart speaker teased as successor of Google Home

Google has started teasing its upcoming Nest smart speaker, which will be the successor of the Google Home (Nest) that was introduced back in 2016. It surfaced last month with the codename ‘Prince’. It has also passed through the FCC revealing coral colour, in addition to Blue shown in the picture, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and comes with 30W DC charger in the box. Continue reading “Google Nest smart speaker teased as successor of Google Home”

Garmin brings solar charging technology to Instinct, fēnix, and tactix Delta adventure smartwatches

Garmin, a popular manufacturer of rugged smartwatches, has added their solar charging functionality to 4 smartwatches, namely the Instinct, fēnix 6 and 6S, and tactix Delta adventure smartwatches. The feature, which first appeared in their fēnix 6X – Pro Solar smartwatch, will further extend the already long battery offered by these 4 smartwatches.

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WhatsApp for Business gets QR code chat shortcut and Catalog sharing

WhatsApp for Business is becoming increasingly popular as a way for customers to quickly reach out to a business or a company. They are bringing two features to the platform, which are the ability to quickly start a chat with QR codes and the ability for businesses to easily to share their catalogs.

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Redmi Note 7/7S MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 Stable update with June Android Security Patch]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and launched the updated Redmi Note 7S with 48 MP rear camera back in May running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days.

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Xiaomi leads refurbished smartphones market with 27% share, followed by Apple and Samsung in 2019-20: Cashify

In their 4th annual “User Behaviour study”, Cashify, a leading Indian re-commerce marketplace, has revealed that Xiaomi smartphones lead the market share in reselling with a 27% share, followed by Apple and Samsung at the second place with 16% share and the Motorola with 12% share.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition launched in India for Rs. 28490

Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch Active2 in India back in October last year in 44mm stainless steel model and the 4G version with stainless-steel case in India in December. Today it has launched Galaxy Watch Active 2 4G Aluminium edition in the country and said that it Samsung’s first smartwatch to be made in India. It has a 1.4-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with rotating touch bezel that turns both clockwise and counter-clockwise to advance screens so you can easily select favourite apps. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition launched in India for Rs. 28490”

Facebook now rolling out Instagram Reels in India post TikTok ban

Update: July 9, 2020 — Reels feature is now rolling out for users in India inside the Instagram app. You can now create reels just by swiping to the left just like you post stories. It says that anyone on Instagram can see and share your reels. People may see your reels on Explore and places like effect, hashtag and audio pages. Continue reading “Facebook now rolling out Instagram Reels in India post TikTok ban”

Google Images Search to integrate Knowledge Graph information in results

Google’s Knowledge Graph was launched in 2012 and since then, Google has collected over 500 billion facts about 5 billion+ entities. They have now announced that they are integrating the Knowledge Graph into the Google Image Search on mobile for users in the USA.

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POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.11.0 with June Android Security Patch]

POCO launched the POCO X2 smartphone in India last month running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. POCO X2 is the rebranded version of Redmi K30 4G which was launched in China back in December. Continue reading “POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.11.0 with June Android Security Patch]”

Following Apple, Samsung rumoured to not include charger in the box from next year

A little over a week ago, rumours surfaced claiming that Apple would not be including a charger in the box with a purchase of their upcoming iPhone 12 series. It seems like Samsung is following the same path too, as another report suggests that Samsung will stop including a charger in the box with some smartphone models starting next year.

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Redmi Note 9 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85 teased ahead of India launch

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand has been expanding its smartphone lineup quickly in India with the recent launching being the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max. Now, Xiaomi is all set to add another smartphone to the series and has started teasing the launch of Redmi Note 9 in India. Continue reading “Redmi Note 9 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85 teased ahead of India launch”

Lava Z61 Pro with 5.45-inch HD+ display, 2GB RAM launched for Rs. 5774

Lava has launched Z61 Pro, the company’s latest budget smartphone in the ‘Z series’. It has a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display, is powered by 1.6GHz Octa Core SoC with 2GB of RAM, has an 8-megapixel primary rear camera with Portrait Mode (Bokeh), Burst mode, HDR, Night mode, 5-megapixel front camera is also equipped with face-unlock feature that unlocks the phone in just 0.6 seconds. It packs a 3100mAh battery. The company doesn’t say the Android version. Continue reading “Lava Z61 Pro with 5.45-inch HD+ display, 2GB RAM launched for Rs. 5774”

realme C11 with 6.5-inch Mini drop display, Helio G35, 5000mAh battery launching in India on July 14

realme just announced that it will launch its C11 budget smartphone in India, after it was introduced in Malaysia last week. It is one of the first smartphones to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. The company had been teasing the phone on its social channels as an alternative to feature phones and said that there are over 7.5 million users of C series phones in India. Continue reading “realme C11 with 6.5-inch Mini drop display, Helio G35, 5000mAh battery launching in India on July 14”

iQOO Z1x 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 765G, 5000mAh battery announced

Vivo’s iQOO brand just announced iQOO Z1x 5G the company’s latest 5G smartphone in China as it had promised. It has a 6.57-inch FHD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio, 120Hz refresh rate and houses a 16-megapixel front camera in the punch-hole screen. It is powered by Snapdragon 765G Mobile platform with support for 85mm long liquid cooling tube, 10000mm² graphite sheet, combined with the intelligent Cooling Turbo technology to reduce the temperature up to 10℃. Continue reading “iQOO Z1x 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 765G, 5000mAh battery announced”