Top 10 Tech Stories of the day

Aug 1, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech stories -by K Pilani

1. Moto G 2015: First Look
Motorola Moto G 2015 has some premium features including a sleek metal design. The smartphone has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera, qualcomm snapdragon processor and runs Android 5.0. It is available exclusively via flipkart. Grab yours from here.

2. Samsung Gear A to come with a rotating bezel design
Samsung has confirmed that its next wearable Gear A, will run on the company's Tizen OS. It will have a rotating bezel design that will also aid in navigation. The wearable will be unvealed on Aug 13th Samsung unpacked event. 

3. Lava Iris X1 Selfie smartphone with 5MP front camera launched at Rs 6,777
Lava has launched the Iris X1 Selfie smartphone, meant for selfie lovers. The budget device comes with a 5MP front camera with LED flash and comes with camera centric features including V Gesture, Tap to gesture and Beauty-fi software.

4. Twitter adds support for four more Indian languages
Twitter has announced support for four new Indian languages, including Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil. Users will be able to select languages from the settings menu in the profile. 

5. Coolpad Dazen Note 3 with octa-core processor, fingerprint sensor launched 
Coolpad Dazen Note 3 smartphone with integrated fingerprint sensor and octa-core processor has been lauched in China. According to the company, the smartphone will make its way to India soon and will be priced below Rs 10,000, making it the cheapest device with an integrated fingerprint sensor.

6. OnePlus 2 crosses 1 Mln invite registrations in just 72 hours
OnePlus 2 has received over 1 million registrations in just 3 days. The smartphone has been launched at Rs 24,999 and will be available from Aug 11 via

7. Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C5 images surface online
Sony has been hinting at the launch of a new device on Aug 3 and now images of its next devices the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C5 have surfaced online. Read about it here.

8. PayTM offers full talk-time recharge for Friendship Day
Paytm has announced a Friendship Day offer that includes full talk time as cash back on any recharge between Rs 100 and Rs 250. To avail cash back use promo code FULLVALUE during recharge. The offer is valid for 1 week.

9. Celkon Millenia 2GB Xpress smartphone launched for Rs 6,222
Celkon has launched a budget smartphone with 2GB RAM called Millenia 2GB Xpress. It has a 4.5 inch display, quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.4 upgradeable to Android 5.0. The smartphone is one of the cheapest devices with 2GB RAM for faster processing.

10. Facebook is ready to launch internet-beaming drones
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company is ready to launch its high altitude drones for providing internet in remote locations around the world. The Aquila drones are a part of the company's initiative to provide affordable internet to everyone. 

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.  


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