Author Archives: Loknath Das

Android Oreo is now available for the HTC U11 Life

Following an update which rolled out to its flagship HTC U11, the company is now rolling out Android Oreo to the recently released HTC U11 Life. If you’ll recall, the HTC U11 Life recently debuted both domestically and internationally as a T-Mobile exclusive in the States, as well as the first Android One product from HTC overseas. The smaller, mid-range device clearly pulls ... Read More »

HTC starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to U11 Life smartphones

For those unaware, the HTC U11 Life comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. NEW DELHI: It seems that Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its smartphones. Company’s VP, product management Mo Versi confirmed via Twitter that the company has ... Read More »

Facebook Partners Nielsen to Unveil Ad Performance Measurement Solutions

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Nielsen launch “Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift” solution Advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results Available to eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative In a bid to provide brands way to compare advertisements performances, Facebook has introduced new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on the social networking platform and TV. Facebook, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »

Germany Bans Children’s Smartwatches Over Spying Concerns

Germany’s telecoms regulator said on Friday it was banning the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws. The Federal Network Agency said it had already taken action against several firms that sell the watches online but did not name them. It urged parents to ... Read More »

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Fitness Smartwatch With ‘Tap to Pay’ Launched at Rs. 24,990

HIGHLIGHTS Garmin Vivoactive 3 is priced at Rs. 24,990 Available via online and offline channels It also offers contactless payment option Garmin on Tuesday unveiled the Vivoactive 3 smartwatch in India. Priced at Rs. 24,990, the new Garmin Vivoactive 3 will be available in select stores of Croma, Helios, and Reliance Digital as well as Flipkart and Amazon. It will ... Read More »

Yepzon Freedom and Yepzon One Personal GPS Trackers Launched in India

Yepzon One Finnish startup Yepzon has launched its duo of personal GPS trackers in India. The company is positioning the Yepzon One and Yepzon Freedom as safety devices for use by kids and women respectively, though they can be used to trace the location of pets, objects like cars, or pretty much anything else. Both Yepzon One and Yepzon Freedom ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Take on iPhone X’s Face ID with Enhanced Iris Scanner: Report

While hackers are exploring ways to fool the technology behind Apple’s Face ID, Samsung is now rumoured to be working on an enhanced iris scanner to take on the iPhone X’s killer feature. The new development is reportedly in works for the Galaxy S9 that would supersede the existing Galaxy S8. ET News reports that Samsung is developing new software to make face recognition on ... Read More »

Comio to Start India R&D Operations Next Quarter

Chinese handset maker Comio Monday said it will start a research and development centre in the country that will work on bringing in features for the Indian market in the January-March 2017 quarter. The company has also commenced local assembly of smartphones in the country with partners V-Sun and Hipad Technology. “We are in the process of setting up our R&D centre, ... Read More »