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05 Feb 2021Android
Google reportedly developing Android feature mimicking Apple's App Tracking Transparency
Google is reportedly working on an anti-tracking feature for Android. The solution could be similar to the one coming with iOS 14.5, but less strict.
05 Feb 2021Apple
Apple rumored to be working on a $3,000-worth VR headset
As if VR headsets weren't expensive enough, Apple is now rumored to raise the bar even higher. The iPhone maker is expected to launch a $3,000-worth virtual reality headset as early as next year, with a mind-boggling 8K resolution per eye.
05 Feb 2021Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO's first mission in 2021
In its first mission in 2021, India's space agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) plans to launch on February 28 Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and three Indian payloads, including one built by a home-grown start-up.
Samsung A52 4G to offer 15W fast-charging, FCC certification reveals
Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy A52 4G handset soon. In the latest development, the phone has reportedly been listed on the FCC certification site.
05 Feb 2021Sweden
COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest
COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest are far more likely to die than those who are not infected, according to a study published on Friday which found that women, in particular, have the highest risk.
05 Feb 2021Australia
Google launches News Showcase in Australia. Signs of compromise?
Google has announced the launch of its News Showcase in Australia. The program will feature news snippets from partner media outlets in the country.
05 Feb 2021Motorola
Motorola Ibiza appears on Geekbench with Android 11, 6GB RAM
Motorola's upcoming budget handset, the Ibiza, is in the works, and will be launched soon. In the latest development, the phone has been spotted on Geekbench, revealing some of its specifications.
Samsung's A32 5G, with Dimensity 720 chipset, arrives in Thailand
Samsung has launched the budget-friendly Galaxy A32 5G model in Thailand. The handset carries a price-tag of THB 9,999 (roughly Rs. 24,300) and is already available for purchase.
Samsung Galaxy A51 receives Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update
Samsung has started releasing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for its Galaxy A51.
04 Feb 2021Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more
Amazon is known to routinely work its employees to death, but it gets worse. The American technology giant has been caught stealing tips from drivers working under the Flex program.
04 Feb 2021Technology
Pornhub to verify uploaders' IDs to moderate illegal content
In December, a New York Times' piece accused Pornhub of publishing and allowing monetization of illegal content. The website has since issued a press release explaining its content moderation measures.
Samsung Galaxy A50 receives February 2021 Android security patch
Samsung has reportedly started rolling out the February 2021 Android security patch for its Galaxy A50 handsets in Thailand.
04 Feb 2021Huawei
Huawei Mate X2's Kirin 9000 chipset confirmed; renders also leaked
Huawei's next foldable handset, the Mate X2, will be unveiled on February 22. In the latest development, the company has confirmed via a Weibo post that the device will feature a Kirin 9000 chipset.
04 Feb 2021Upcoming Mobile Phones
OPPO F19, F19 Pro tipped to be launched in March
OPPO is gearing up to announce the F19 and F19 Pro models soon. In the latest development, 91mobiles has revealed that the duo will go official in India in March.
04 Feb 2021Vivo
Vivo S9 5G bags 3C certification, launch imminent
An unnamed Vivo handset with model number V2072A, believed to be the Vivo S9 5G, has appeared on China's 3C certification site. It is expected to go official on March 6.
04 Feb 2021Pfizer
Recovered COVID-19 patients need only one shot of mRNA vaccines
People who have recovered from COVID-19 may need only one shot as opposed to the recommended two jabs if they are taking the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, according to a study that suggests ways to minimize doses when supplies are limited.
Ahead of launch, Samsung Galaxy F62's key specifications leaked
Samsung is gearing to launch its latest budget-range smartphone, the Galaxy F62, in India by the end of this month. In the latest development, tipster Ishan Agarwal (via MySmartPrice) has revealed the handset's battery, camera, and display details.
04 Feb 2021Realme
Realme launches X7 series in India at Rs. 20,000
Realme's much-awaited X7 series of smartphones, which includes the X7 and X7 Pro models, has gone official in India. The line-up carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 19,999.
Samsung Galaxy A32 4G bags FCC certification, launch imminent
Samsung Galaxy A32's 4G variant has bagged FCC certification, hinting at its imminent launch. The FCC listing has revealed (via Mukul Sharma) that the Galaxy A32 4G will come with a 5,000mAh battery and 15W fast-charging support.
04 Feb 2021Vivo Mobiles
Vivo S7t 5G, with Dimensity 820 chipset, 4,000mAh battery, launched
Vivo has officially launched its new mid-range smartphone, the S7t 5G, in China.
04 Feb 2021HMD Global
Nokia 5.4 to debut in India on February 10: Report
HMD Global is working to launch the Nokia 5.4 model in India. In the latest development, Gizmochina has reported that the phone will go official in the country on February 10.
04 Feb 2021Infinix Mobile
Infinix SMART 5 to debut in India on February 11
Infinix is all set to launch its latest budget-range smartphone, the SMART 5, in India on February 11. It will reportedly arrive as a rebranded version of Hot 10 Play that was announced in Philippines last month.
04 Feb 2021Xiaomi Mobiles
Xiaomi releases Android 11-based MIUI 12 update for Mi 10T-series
Xiaomi has started rolling out the Android 11-based MIUI 12 update for its Mi 10T and 10T Pro smartphones in India. It is currently in the 'stable beta' phase and is available for limited users.
04 Feb 2021Google
NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more
After heading Amazon for more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the CEO to take over as the Executive Chairman.
04 Feb 2021HMD Global
Nokia 1.4, with 4,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras, launched
Expanding its portfolio of budget-range smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 1.4 handset in the global markets. It carries a price-tag of $99 (roughly Rs. 7,200).
03 Feb 2021Samsung Mobiles
Samsung F62 tipped to get an Exynos chipset; prices tipped
Samsung is expected to launch its budget-range Galaxy F62 smartphone soon. In the latest development, tipster Mukul Sharma has shared some details related to the handset's pricing and specifications.
03 Feb 2021Technology
MIT engineers taught spinach to send emails upon detecting explosives
Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology led by Professor Michael Strano have successfully embedded spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes.
OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition bags NBTC certification
OPPO is expected to launch a Marvel Edition of the Reno5 in the coming weeks. In the latest development, the phone has been spotted (via MySmartPrice) on the NBTC certification site.
03 Feb 2021Nokia Mobiles
Nokia 3.4 officially teased in India, launch imminent
HMD has officially teased its budget-range smartphone, the Nokia 3.4, in India via its Twitter handle. To recall, the handset was announced in September and was rumored to arrive in the country by mid-December.
03 Feb 2021Nottingham
Potential antiviral treatment for COVID-19 identified
Researchers have identified an antiviral drug that is highly effective against COVID-19 causing coronavirus and could have major implications on how future disease outbreaks are managed.
03 Feb 2021Smart TV
Redmi Smart TVs tipped to arrive in India around March
Redmi is expected to introduce its Smart TVs in India as early as March, according to tipster Mukul Sharma. He has also claimed that the televisions will be offered at "competitive prices."
03 Feb 2021Lenovo
Motorola sells 10,000 units of Edge S in first sale
Lenovo-owned Motorola has managed to sell 10,000 units of its latest smartphone, the Edge S, in just two minutes of the first sale. To recall, the handset debuted in China on January 27.
03 Feb 2021Huawei
Huawei's next foldable will be launched on February 22
Huawei is all set to announce its Mate X2 foldable smartphone on February 22, the company has confirmed via a Weibo post.
Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X3 Pro's camera details leaked
OPPO is gearing to launch its latest high-end smartphone, the Find X3 Pro, sometime in March. In the latest development, tipster Evan Blass has revealed the camera details of the upcoming flagship handset.
03 Feb 2021Samsung Mobiles
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G's color options and specifications revealed
With the number of leaks coming in for the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, its launch seems just round the corner.
03 Feb 2021Nokia Mobiles
Nokia 5.4 gets nifty camera improvements via OTA update
Nokia 5.4 has received a new software update that comes with nifty camera improvements, audio enhancements, and system stability. This is the third firmware upgrade for the handset since its launch last December.
Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X3 Pro's key specifications leaked
OPPO is expected to launch the Find X3 Pro model sometime by March this year.
02 Feb 2021Google
Google kills off Stadia's in-house game development studios
In a news that will surprise no one, Google won't be making any first-party Stadia games. The company's blog post announced the shuttering of the cloud gaming service's North American development studios at Montreal and Los Angeles.
02 Feb 2021Microsoft
NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more
It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.
02 Feb 2021Android
Ford cars will get comprehensive Android integration from 2023
On Monday, Ford announced a partnership with Google. The Android Automotive operating system (OS) will be comprehensively integrated into infotainment systems on Ford and Lincoln branded cars.