Technology News Today,1 October 2020 Highlights: Google Chromecast, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 and more
Poco C3 launching on October 6th
Poco is now gearing up for another launch on October 6 at 12 Noon, which seems to be the Poco C3. Poco has released a teaser on Twitter through its official account with a tagline saying 'Game Changer'.
Few days ago, a leak also made rounds the internet that showed the retail box of the Poco C3 which mentioned the MRP of the device that was Rs 10,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.
The Poco C3 is expected to have a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1600. According to the new vector style figure showcased in the teaser by Poco, the device is expected to have triple-camera setup with the main sensor being a 13MP shooter paired with a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the device should have a 5MP camera for selfies.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 launched in India
Asus has launched its ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 dual-screen laptop in India. Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 pricing starts at Rs. 2,79,990 in India. The laptop is now available for purchase through Amazon and Flipkart as well as Asus Exclusive Stores and ROG Stores.
The gaming laptop comes with ROG ScreenPad Plus display that is 14.1 inches in size and can be tilted by 13 degrees, up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics.
Google Meet offering unlimited calling to all its users
Google is now claiming that it will be giving its users unlimited calling (up to 24 hours) as the video calling app has been a source for many of the family gatherings and official meetings, and the app has been helping people connect. The new 24 hour call limit will be available to all the free users till March 2021. Google announced the news through a blog post.
Google recently also added new features to the Google Meet such as the background blur and the ability to add 49 people into a video call.
Instagram DMs merged with Facebook Messenger
Instagram has announced the new merger between Instagram DMs and Facebook Messenger where the former will gain almost all the new features which are present in Facebook Messenger. The new feature is rolling out to a few countries as of now, but should be expanding globally soon.
Instagram is also announcing new Privacy features which will allow you to manage your privacy even more securely, including whether message requests go to your Chats list, your Message Requests folder, or whether you receive them at all.
Motorola Razr 5G India launch on October 5
Motorola will be launching its Motorola Razr 5G smartphone in India on October 5. The Motorola Razr 5G will be sold in India via Flipkart.
The confirmation comes via the company on its official Twitter handle. The tweet reads "Infinitely Capable Quick View Display. Ultra-Premium Flip Design. Stunningly Compact. Unveiling on 5th Oct, 12 PM. #MinimalMeetsMaximal #Motorolarazr5G" It confirms that the phone will be launched in the country at 12 P.M.
Pixel 4a India Launch Set for October 17
Google has finally confirmed the India launch date of its Pixel 4a smartphone. Google has announced the much-anticipated Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones at its GoogleNightIn event yesterday. While neither of the new phones will make their way to India Google has now confirmed the launch date of Google Pixel 4a smartphone in India.
Google has confirmed that the Pixel 4a will be made available in India on October 17 via Flipkart. The announcement comes by the company while answering a query to a user on Twitter about the Pixel 4a availability in India. Google said that the phone will be available from October 17 via Flipkart.
Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 launched, but not coming to India
The Google Pixel 5 and 4A 5G have been launched by Google at the 'Launch Night In' event held by the company last night. The new devices comes with Snapdragon 765G, 128GB of Storage, dual camera setup where the primary sensor is a 12.2MP shooter and a wide angle shooter of 16MP.
The devices won't be making their way to India, but Google has confirmed through a tweet that the Pixel 4A (4G) will be coming to India on October 17th and will be available on Flipkart.
Realme Buds Wireless Pro and Buds Air Pro launch on October 7 in India
Realme will be launching Realme Buds Wireless Pro and Buds Air Pro on October 7 in India. The company has already confirmed to launch Realme Smart SLED 4K TV and Realme 7i in India on October 7.
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro will be sold on Amazon while the Realme Buds Air Pro will be sold on Flipkart.
Google nest comingto India on Oct 5
Google has launched a new smart speaker – the Nest Audio. It is an update to the original Google Home, and comes with a list of acoustic upgrades for a better music listening experience, apart from a slimmer profile. It brings forward some of the Assistant features the Nest Mini introduced last year, and it has the same sustainable fabric design using 70 percent recycled plastic. The Google Nest Audio has been priced at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 7,400). India pricing has not been revealed, though the country is amongst the first wave of launch countries. It will go on sale in the US, Canada, and India starting October 5. In India, it will be available via Flipkart and other retail outlets, the company revealed on its India blog post.
Chromecast With Google TV launched
Chromecast with Google TV has been launched. It also has a remote, unlike the previous generation Chromecast. The new Chromecast is more like Amazon Fire TV as it brings an Android TV interface and not just the ability to cast media on your TV. It was launched during Google's ‘Launch Night In' event. The Chromecast with Google TV is priced at $49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,700) in the US and will go on sale starting today. Availability in other countries can be expected by the end of the year, the company said. The Chromecast with Google TV runs on the new Google TV platform - which is the new branding for the Android TV platform and should not be confused with the original Google TV device.