Lenovo Vibe Shot launched, OnePlus 2 #invitecarnival- A Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

September 22, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra
1. Lenovo Vibe Shot smartphone with 5-inch display, 16MP camera launched
Lenovo has launched its camera centric ‘Vibe Shot’ smartphone in India at Rs 25,499. The device boasts of a 16 MP rear camera with OIS, 8MP front camera and Android 5.1. The pre-orders for the device begin today via Lenovo’s TheDoStore at 6PM. 

2. Xiaomi Mi 4c smartphone launched with USB Type-C 
Xiaomi has launched the Mi 4c smartphone in 2GB RAM with 16GB at Rs. 13,500 approx, and another variant of the device with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage at Rs. 15,500 approx. The smartphone has been unveiled in China and will be launched in Asia, including India soon.

3. 3,000 OnePlus 2 Invites up for Grabs over the next 2 days
OnePlus has announced that users have to chance to win over 3000 invites for its flagship OnePlus 2 smartphone in India over the next 2 days. Users can win invites by participating in the #InviteCarnival. 

4. Yu Jyuice 5000mAh, 10000mAh power banks launched in India
Micromax-owned YU has unveiled two new Jyuice power banks in India with 5,000mAh capacity priced at Rs 699 and 10,000mAh capacity priced at Rs 1099 respectively. The devices are available exclusvely via e-commerce website Snapdeal.

5. Apple says iOS 9 Rollout 'Fastest Ever'
Apple has revealed that its latest iOS 9 mobile operating system has seen the fastest adoption rate ever in the company, with over 50 percent eligible devices updated in just three days after the roll out began.

6. Government withdraws Draft National Encryption Policy after public uproar
The Government of India has asked the telecom ministry to withdraw the draft encryption policy following public uproar. The encryption policy was proposed to enhance information security in India.

7. Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 smartphone with 13MP camera launched
Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 smartphone launched, features a 5-inch HD screen, an Octa-Core MediaTek processor and Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash.

8. Microsoft Band 2 images leaked online, ahead of launch
Images of the Microsoft Band 2 wearable have leaked online ahead of its official launch on Oct 6. The device is rumored to come with GPS, a microphone and inbuilt sensors.

9. Airtel to move pre-paid customers to per second plans
India's biggest telecom operator Airtel is moving is pre-paid mobile customers to per-second billing, to address the issue of call drops. The move have been come from the company at the time when the government is planning an audit of tariff plans to check any undue gains due to call drops.

10. Microsoft Office 2016 officially launched
Microsoft Corp has started rolling out its latest Office 2016 globally. The updated Office 2016 brings new versions of desktop apps for Windows including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access and allows people to collaborate and work together.

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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