In the first week of December, we saw some big developments in consumer tech, thanks to the launch of a Nokia-branded TV and Amazon's first wireless Echo smart speaker.
The launches drew widespread attention, but, like every week, there were also some concerning security issues, including those in Android, iOS.
Let's look back at the biggest stuff that happened in tech this past week.
First, NASA (via a Chennai engineer) found Vikram's crash site
The biggest news of the week was undoubtedly the discovery of India's Vikram Lander, which had been missing since attempting a landing on the Moon's south pole on September 7.
NASA shared an image highlighting the potential crash site of the contraption and also credited Shanmuga Subramanian, the Chennai-based techie who found the first signs of the lander and informed the American space agency.
Then, Amazon and Nokia launched tempting new devices
After Vikram, Amazon and Nokia made major headlines.
The Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce giant debuted Echo Input Portable, an Alexa-powered wireless smart speaker that promises 10 hours of music on a single charge.
Then, Nokia launched a 55-inch 4K TV with Dolby Vision support, JBL speakers, and a stock Android interface. It has been priced at Rs. 41,999 and will start shipping from December 10.
Security issues detected in iOS and Android, Airtel's app
Meanwhile, a critical bug was flagged in Android, an issue that allowed any malicious attacker to replace the screens of legit apps with fake overlays designed to steal login-passwords, other confidential information.
Finally, tech giant Qualcomm held an event in Hawaii and unveiled two new mobile processors: Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765/765G, with integrated support for 5G. Several smartphone makers also confirmed SD865 for their smartphones.