Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Airtel to phase out 3G services in 2-3 years, says a report

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 According to a report, Bharti Airtel is looking to phase out 3G services in two years with an eye on cutting costs.

The telecom operator is seeking to shift 3G users to 4G via a VoLTE communication standard within the next few months. According to experts, VoLTE standard helps reduce costs for telcos and also offers better customer experience. As of now, Airtel offers VoLTE services only in Mumbai.

"What we need is that every base site that we have, we need to add a new technoology so that the roll out that we are doing currently is almost entirely on 4G. Our 3G rollout is over and I would say 3G, in any way, in 2-3 years, we will have to shut it down. Our 3G network will also shift to 4G. And these are mostly software switches," their source said.

According to the firm, India will be the first place to phase out its 3G networks.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Android smartphone users may get unlimited storage on Google photos

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Good news for Android users, developers may have found a way to get unlimited storage from Google photos, even for those who don't own a Pixel smartphone.

The technology giant let's Pixel smartphone users store unlimited full-resolution photos and videos. Now some developers claim to have found a way to obtain abundant Google photos storage on any device that runs either Android Nougat or any higher version of Android.

However, there is a twist, in order to do this, users will have to root their smartphone. According to XDA developers, a file that is found on Pixel smartphones has to be downloaded on the device and then uploaded.

Additionally, in some cases, other more complicated adjustments may be required. One has to also give some required file permissions and then reboot their device. Once the device restarts, the user has to go to Google photos's Settings and wipe Google Photo's app data.

However, we didn't test the hack ourselves, reports suggests that inspite of doing this, some developers have found that their uploaded photos and videos are still being counted in Google Drive Storage. Whereas other users claim that the hack works for them.

Motorola launches Moto G5S in new "Midnight Variant"

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Motorola has announced a new variant of its Moto G5S smartphone. Now available in Blue Midnight model, the smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999, but it will be offered at a special discounted price of Rs 12,999. It is available via retail stores and Moto Hubs and the company is offering the device at the discounted price along with an EMI option, until October 21.

Nokia 8,goes on sale online & offline at Rs 36,999

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Nokia 8, new flagship smartphone made available in India by HMD Global is on sale, both online & off-line mode. The smartphone was introduced in the country last month at a price tag of Rs 36,999. Buyers can get their hands on the smartphone online via Amazon and off-line via Croma, Reliance and other retail stores.

Amazon is offering the smartphone on both regular EMI & no cost EMI options. Buyers can also get it for a discounted price of up to Rs 9500 as a part of exchange offer.

Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to come with 'Bothie' or dual-sight mode. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and the rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos.

Featuring a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Nokia 8 runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and is powered by the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM. The USP of Nokia 8 is its dual rear camera set up which is powered by Carl Zeiss optics. The smartphone features two 13MP rear cameras. There is also a 13MP camera and display flash for taking selfies in low light. The smartphone is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor placed on the front panel and is backed by a 3090mAh battery. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lyf smartphone explodes, investigation under progress: Reliance Retail

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On Sunday, a man Tanvir Sadiq, claimed on social media that his 4G enabled Lyf smartphone burned into flames. The phone was sold by RIL's retail arm Reliance Retail.

"My family had a narrow escape today after @reliancejio's @ Reliance_LYF phone exploded and burst into flames, "Tanvir Sadiq said on twitter.

He has also posted a picture of the burnt phone and also warned people from using Lyf phones.

The firm has promised a thorough investigation in the matter and will also take appropriate action said a Lyf spokesperson.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Finnish smartphone maker Jolla enters Indian market soon

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Finnish smartphone maker Jolla, founded by some ex-Nokia employees, has signed an exclusive deal with online shopping website Snapdeal.com to introduce their smartphones in the Indian markets.

Jolla smartphones run on its own software, called Sailfish, which is an offshoot of the MeeGo software that used to be found on the old Nokia phones and acts as an open-source alternative to Google's Android mobile operating system.

However, the platform does work with existing Android smartphones and tablets, and Jolla claims it is a more secure OS for those seeking privacy.

The phone will debut in India as early as next month. Price of the Jolla smartphones in India is not confirmed, however the phone is expected to be priced below Rs. 30,000. Jolla phones are available for orders online at its web shop at the price of Euro 399to all European union countries, Switzerland and Norway.

There are no navigation buttons on the Jolla phones, so taps, swipes and various other gestures on the touchscreen are used to navigate the phone, the report said.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rubik's cube turns 40

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Internet giant Google is celebrating one of the greatest toy inventions ever — Rubik's Cube — with a doodle. 

Today's Google homepage showcases Rubik's Cube whichis an exact replica of the invention and you can play it virtually on your computer. By clicking on cube in homepage, it will get enlarged, there you can see option "?" telling how to play the game and also providing an option of the search page of Rubik Cube invention.

It is one of the world's best sold puzzle games and about 350 million cubes have been sold till now. The fastest time it has taken for a human to solve the puzzle is 5.55 seconds.

Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik. Erno Rubik was a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of
architecture. It was originally called Magic Cube, and Rubik licensed it to Ideal Toy Corp in 1980.

Rubik was also known for inventing mechanical puzzles — Rubik's Cube Invention, the Rubik's Magic 3D combination puzzle, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition and the Rubik's Snake. However, only Rubik's Cube became popular
across the globe.