After a very long time in the hearsay mill, messaging platform WhatsApp lastly began rolling out its a lot anticipated message recall/ delete function final week. This week the function, referred to as Delete for Everyone, has turn out to be accessible to all WhatsApp customers. You can choose a message and delete it, and if you try this, you’ve got the choice of deleting it for everybody in the chat.
WhatsApp’s delete for everybody function, which was already accessible to pick customers, works in each group chats and personal conversations, and lets you delete the message not simply out of your telephone, but additionally on the units of the opposite customers in the dialog. There is one limitation, which is that the message must be deleted inside seven minutes, or it’ll keep seen to others. Also, when you delete a message, it would not completely disappear – as a substitute, it is changed with the textual content “This message was deleted”.
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That was one of many prime tales from this week in tech, however there was much more that occurred as nicely, together with a number of telephone launches. In India, one of many highlights was the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (first impressions), and additionally the Redmi Y1 Lite. The new Y-series from Xiaomi are “youth focused”, which is one other means of claiming that these are a part of the rising wave of selfie-phones. The Redmi Y1 is offered at Rs. Eight,999 and Rs. 10,999 for its 3GB/ 32GB and 4GB/ 64BG RAM and storage variants, whereas the Y1 Lite is offered at Rs. 6,999 and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Aside from the RAM and storage, the important thing distinction between the 2 new Xiaomi telephones is the from digital camera – the place the Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5-megapixel entrance digital camera, the Redmi Y1 has a 13-megapixel digital camera, and LED selfie-light, and sports activities a Beautify three.zero mode which works to enhance selfies. The handsets might be accessible by way of Amazon India and Mi.com, and additionally offline shops. This was additionally the primary time that Xiaomi has introduced a star to endorse its telephones – on the launch occasion, it introduced movie star Katrina Kaif as its model ambassador, one other signal of how its turning right into a mainstream model.
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Alongside the launch of the telephones, Xiaomi additionally introduced the worldwide availability of MIUI 9, which is being rolled out to India. The Redmi Note four, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2 will get the replace first, and different telephones by the tip of the month. It’s being pushed to a lot of the telephones in its line-up, together with the Mi 2 launched in 2012. It guarantees sooner load occasions, split-screen, and different options resembling lock-screen shortcuts and an improved notification shade, and far more.
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At the beginning of the week, the corporate additionally introduced a Mi Max 2 worth reduce; the big screened telephone now begins at Rs. 13,999 for the 32GB variant, and Rs. 14,999 for 64GB mannequin, a Rs. 1,000 worth reduce. At launch, the telephone was accessible with a Rs. 2,000 low cost, however briefly bought at full-price earlier than this new worth reduce.
Oppo additionally launched a brand new selfie-focused smartphone in India, the Oppo F5 (first impressions). This comes every week after the telephone’s launch in the Philippines. The telephone is an online-exclusive for Flipkart and its worth begins at Rs. 19,990. It additionally consists of an AI-powered “beautification” function for selfies.
There’s a 20-megapixel entrance digital camera, and a 16-megapixel rear digital camera with a dual-LED flash. The telephone has a 6-inch 18:9 “full-screen” show with skinny bezels, with a decision of 1080×2160 pixels. The Oppo F5 has 4GB RAM and 32GB storage (there’s additionally a 6GB/ 64GB variant priced at Rs. 24,990), and it packs an octa-core processor, and a 3200mAh battery.
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We additionally bought the worldwide launch of the Nokia 2, the entry stage smartphone from HMD Global. Interestingly, though the telephone was launched in India, its worth right here has not been revealed but – the corporate solely stated it can bear a world common worth of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500), and will turn out to be accessible mid-November.
On the specs entrance, the telephone has a 5-inch HD show, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and a big 4100mAh battery. There’s a 5-megapixel entrance digital camera and an Eight-megapixel rear digital camera. However, it is packing solely 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage, which places it on the back-foot in comparison with a number of the competitors in the identical worth vary. The firm is nevertheless assured that by way of optimisation, it might ship a aggressive expertise.
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Meanwhile, the iPhone X went on sale this week, in India and different nations. The telephone’s 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 1,02,000, making it the most costly “mainstream” telephone we have seen thus far, leaving apart the varied luxurious units. That stated, though it isn’t clear what number of iPhone X items had been bought in India, big crowds lined up for it in many components of the world together with India, not like the comparatively skinny crowds for the iPhone Eight and iPhone Eight Plus.
If the iPhone X is the most costly telephone proper now although, then its closest competitor is the Google Pixel 2 duo, with the Google Pixel 2 XL beginning at Rs. 73,000, and the 128GB variant priced at Rs. 82,000. Preorders for the telephones began final week, and each Google telephones are additionally now accessible in India.
There had been a few different attention-grabbing launches as nicely this week. For one, Oppo launched two extra telephones, in China. It unveiled the Oppo R11s and Oppo R11s Plus, priced at CNY 2,999 and CNY three,699 or round Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 36,000, respectively. The firm says the telephones have a screen-to-body ratio of 85 p.c, and 1080×2160 pixel shows. Both are powered by the brand new Snapdragon 600 SoC, and have dual-rear cameras, and a 20-megapixel entrance digital camera.
Both telephones additionally include 64GB storage, although the Oppo R11s has 4GB RAM whereas the Oppo R11s Plus has 6GB; there’s additionally a distinction display screen dimension, with the Oppo R11s coming to six.01-inches whereas the Oppo R11s Plus is 6.43-inches. As a outcome, there’s additionally a distinction in battery capability, with the Oppo R11s packing a 3205mAh battery, whereas the bigger telephone has a capability of 4000mAh.
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Meanwhile, gaming firm Razer, which acquired Nextbit in January, has come out with its personal gaming-focused smartphone, referred to as the Razer Phone. The telephone was launched at $699 or round Rs. 45,000, and it has a 120Hz show for zero-lag whereas gaming. It additionally has front-facing stereo audio system, with a THX-certified DAC, and 12-megapixel twin cameras on the rear. The Razer Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4000mAh battery.
The 5.70-inch show operates at a QHD decision (1440×2560 pixels), and there is a Eight-megapixel entrance digital camera, together with 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM. The telephone additionally helps Quick Charge four+, and helps Dolby Atmos, and helps microSD playing cards as much as 2TB.
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HTC additionally revealed two new telephones, the HTC U11+ and HTC U11 Life. The HTC U11+ options an edge-to-edge show, whereas the extra budget-oriented HTC U11 Life will run Android One exterior the US. The HTC U11+ is priced at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 60,000), whereas the HTC U11 Life is priced at $349 (roughly Rs. 23,000), and though the HTC U11+ is to launch in solely choose markets, it is already listed on the India website so anticipate it right here quickly.
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The HTC U11+ can even have a “squeezable” 6-inch QHD show, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, a 2.45GHz octa-core processor, and an Eight-megapixel entrance and 12-megapixel rear digital camera, together with a 3930mAh battery. The HTC U11 Life alternatively has a 5.2-inch full-HD show, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, an octa-core processor, 16-megapixel entrance and rear cameras, and 2600mAh battery.
There had been a few different telephone launches in India as nicely. We bought the Honor Holly four Plus with Snapdragon 435 SoC, priced at Rs. 13,999. The telephone is an offline unique, and has a 5.5-inch HD show, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Eight-megapixel and 12-megapixel entrance and rear cameras, and 4000mAh battery. The second launch was the Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie telephone, which has an Eight-megapixel entrance digital camera, priced at Rs. four,890. As the identify suggests, the 4G-VoLTE enabled telephone is concentrated on selfies, and comes with a wise magnificence mode for selfies.
In different information, Paytm took a flip in direction of messaging, launching a function referred to as Paytm Inbox. It’s a full-fledged chat platform baked into the Paytm app, pre-empting WhatsApp’s entry into the funds house, because the latter appears to be like so as to add options for enterprise, and UPI funds integration. Both corporations appear to be headed to the identical place, however from fully reverse instructions.
In a seamless development of Lite apps for Android, we now have the Amazon Kindle Lite Beta app for Android, accessible in India. It makes use of lower than 2MB ofon your gadget and is designed to work with 2G networks. The interface continues to be fairly usable, although some options are decreased to make it work on low-end . This consists of X-Ray, Flashcards, Popular Highlights and a number of extra options, and customisation resembling font and show controls are additionally lacking in this model of the app.
And Flipkart’s UPI app PhonePe took issues offline, with the launch of a calculator that doubles up as a wise POS terminal for funds. In the demo, it is proven that the shopkeeper can enter the costs of particular person gadgets and whole up the invoice, identical to on a standard calculator, and then press a button to enter pairing mode. It connects to the PhonePe app in your smartphone utilizing Bluetooth low power, and then you may verify the quantity and make the cost (both utilizing UPI, or every other mode of cost) at which level the shopkeeper receives a affirmation on the POS. This signifies that the shopkeeper doesn’t require an lively Internet connection to just accept a digital cost.
The had been the highlights for this week – if there’s one thing else you suppose individuals ought to learn about, allow us to and the opposite readers know by way of the feedback.
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