Wondering what made news in the world of technology today? Our daily round-up of the hottest tech news of the day is here to help. Today's 360 Daily features Reliance Jio’s ‘ragging’ and Xiaomi’s bendable phone, as well as LeEco’s Diwali sale and dual cameras on mid-range Android phones. Let's get started.
Mukesh Ambani says other telcos ‘ragging’ Reliance Jio
Reliance Chairom Mukesh Ambani likened Reliance Jio’s troubles interconnectivity woes with rival telecom players Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, and others to a meritorious student "getting ragged”. India’s richest man also said that Jio is not a gamble but a well-engineered business.
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri to deliver keynote speech at MWC 2017
Nokia chief executive Rajeev Suri will deliver a keynote speech at next year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Will Suri unveil the first of the company’s new Android-powered smartphones that have been leaked multiple times over the past few months? Millions of fans high on nostalgia can only hope.
Mid-range Android phones may soon get iPhone 7 Plus-like dual cameras
Qualcomm has unveiled three new chipsets – namely Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427 – for low-end and mid-range smartphones. The new chipsets will bring a number of improvements to smartphones & tablets, including faster data downloads, increased processing speeds, etc., along with support for dual cameras similar to the one we have seen on iPhone 7 Plus.
LeEco kicks off Diwali sale
Chinese conglomerate LeEco LeEco has started its Diwali sale on its LeMall online store in India, offering a host of deals and price discounts. The 3-day sale includes offers like cash-backs, flat discounts, no-cost EMIs, free membership subscriptions, and bundled accidental protection and liquid damage plans on mobile phones, TVs, accessories, and more.
Amazon, Facebook said to join race for IPL streaming rights
Amazon and Facebook are said to have joined the bidding war for the rights to stream the Indian Premier League T20 tournament for the next five years. If true, the two will compete with the likes of Twitter, Star TV, and Sony Entertainment, among others.
Xiaomi’s bendable smartphone, most expensive phone yet leaked
A leaked video suggests that Xiaomi has successfully made a smartphone with bendable display; the video shows the ar seamlessly scroll through the device performing different functions. The MIUI-running smartphone is bent at an angle so that the user can scroll from top to bottom, and even left to right with ease.
A separate leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the often-leaked Mi Note 2 phablet in China priced at CNY 5,699 (approximately Rs 57,000), making it the most expensive device in the company's portfolio.
Google will help you book cheaper flight tickets
Google has updated its Flight Search service, launched in India earlier this year, to provide users with information about expected price changes while booking tickets based on historical trends. The service will display expected price hike, if any, for your selected route, and will let you know if you are booking the tickets at the right time.
Facebook Messenger suggesting ‘Conversation Topics’ you can talk about
Facebook is testing a new feature called ‘Conversation Topics’ on the iOS version of the Messenger app; the feature shows you the various activities performed by your friends in order to provide you with a topic to talk about. The recommendations reportedly have their own section on the home screen and show you the activities beneath your friends' names.