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OnePlus best-selling, Samsung led premium segment in 2018

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New Delhi: Samsung led the premium smartphone segment in India in 2018 with a 34 per cent share, followed closely by OnePlus at 33 per cent which was the best-selling device of the year, Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday. At third position, Apple had 23 per cent market share as the overall premium smartphone segment grew by 8 per cent (year-on-year) for the full year and

TRAI asks DTH firms to honour commitment on long-duration packs, if customer wants

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New Delhi: Ahead of the looming February 1 deadline for switchover to the new broadcasting regime, telecom regulator Trai has asked DTH operators to honour pre-paid commitment on ongoing long-duration packs, if customer wishes to continue. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma told PTI that there is no change in February 1 deadline for migration to th

More privacy for Android users; WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for chats

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New Delhi: WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users` chats from being seen by others. The feature is current under development in Beta for Android 2.19.3 version, WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features said. "After working to implement Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS (that aren`t available yet for developm

Google Duo crosses 1 billion mark on Google Play

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San Francisco: Google`s video chat app Duo has now been downloaded more than 1 billion times on Google Play. The company launched Duo in 2016 along with instant messaging app Allo with much fanfare. "Duo hit 500 million downloads just six months ago, so another 500 million in that time span is pretty impressive," tech website Android Police reported late on Saturday. In 2018, t

ISRO successfully launches GSAT-7A satellite to add to Indias air power

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the country`s geostationary military communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 from Sriharikota. The 2,250-kg GSAT-7A has a mission life of eight years. The satellite has been built to provide communication capability to the users in Ku-band over the Indian region. GSAT-7A

Indias heaviest communication satellite put into orbit

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Chennai: India`s heaviest and next generation communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 was put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on Wednesday, the Indian space agency and Arianespace said. Weighing about 5,854 kg, GSAT-11 is the heaviest satellite built by ISRO. GSAT-11 is the fore-runner in the series of advanced communication satellit

NASA eyes return to Moon, to announce partnerships with US companies

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Washington: After the historic InSight touchdown on Mars, NASA is now set to focus on Moon mission by announcing new partnerships with American companies, the US space agency said. Working with US companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars, NASA said in a statement on Tuesday. "We are announcing new Moon partner

WhatsApp launches TV campaign in India to fight fake news

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New Delhi: Facing flak for the misuse of its platform, WhatsApp on Monday launched its first-ever TV campaign in India as part of its efforts to address the challenge of misinformation and pernicious rumours. The popular messaging platform earlier launched two phases of a radio campaign to create awareness among users. The first phase of the campaign was kicked off on August 29

Nokia 7.1 launched in India: Price, availability and more

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New Delhi: Finnish company HMD Global that makes Nokia smartphones on Friday launched the Nokia 7.1 in India. Globally, the phone was launched last month in an event in London in two configurations – 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GBRAM+64GB on board storage. However in India the company is only bringing the bigger storage variant. The Nokia 7.1 will be available in India from Dec

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro launched in India Price availability and more

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New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi launched its much anticipated Redmi Note 6 Pro in India on Thursday.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 4GB RAM + 64GB variant has been priced at Rs 13,999 while the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will come at Rs 15,999.

The phone phone will go on first flash sale on November 23 at 12 noon exclusively via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home

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