Top 10 Tech stories of the day August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ launched in India for Rs 57,900
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 Edge + smartphone in India for Rs 57,900. The smartphone will be available from Aug 28 in the country. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone boasts of a 5.7 inch display, an Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and Android 5.1. It has a 16 MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

2. Center asks states to allow mobile towers on Govt buildings
Union Communications and IT Minister stated in a conference that the central government has asked states to allow mobile towers on government buildings to check the problem of 'call drop' in mobile connections.

3. Meizu MX5 smartphone to launch in India on Aug 26
Meizu is all set to launch its next flagship device in India called the Meizu MX5. The smartphone will be available exclusively via starting Aug 26, registrations are now open for the device. The Meizu MX5 is boasts of a 5.5 inch display, octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and a 20 MP rear camera. 

4. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Laser and Selfie up for preorder on Flipkart
Flipkart has started taking pre-orders for the latest Asus Zenfone devices announced last week, including the ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Deluxe and ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5. According to the company, the smartphones will be delivered within 1 month post booking. 

5. IBerry Auxus Prime P8000 smartphone with integrated fingerprint sensor launched for Rs 14,490
The iBerry Auxus Prime P8000 smartphone is now available in India for Rs 14,490 exclusively via ecommerce retailer snapdeal. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch full-HD display, an octa-core 1.3 GHz processor and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

6. Lava Iris Atom 2 smartphone launched for Rs 4,949
Lava has launched the budget Iris Atom 2 smartphone in India for Rs 4,949.  The smartphone boasts of a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC with 512MB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgradeable to Android 5.1.

7. Google unveils OnHub WiFi router for Home
Google Inc has launched OnHub Wi-Fi router for $199.99. The cylindrical shaped router comes with built in antennas that will scan airwaves to get the fastest internet connection. The router is available on Google Store, Inc and

8. Google's Project Ara modular smartphones delayed
Google's Project Ara modular smartphones which were expected to be launched this year, have been delayed till 2016. Project Ara allows users to customise and create their own smartphone based on specific hardware.

9. Xiaomi MIUI 7 unveiled today
Xiaomi has launched its latest Android 5.1 based MIUI 7 at an event in India today. The company's VP Hugo Barra announced that the new MIUI 7 is 30 per cent faster than its previous version and will also optimize battery performance by restricting background data and GPS usage. Xiaomi has also announced limited editions of Mi 4i with MIUI 7 for Rs 12,999 in India. 

10. Lenovo A2010 4G smartphone launched for Rs 4,990
Lenovo has launched its most affordable 4G smartphone in India called the A2010 for Rs 4,990. The smartphone boasts of a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen, 1 GHz quad-core SoC and Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. 

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news.


By: Silky Malhotra

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