Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X launched, Apple eyes 12 lakh iPhone sales in Q4,2015 and more tech stories of the day!

September 30, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra
1. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X launched
Google has unveiled the next Nexus devices, called the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. The smartphones will run Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The new devices come with exciting features like Android Pay, fingerprint sensor for additional security and USB Type C.

2. Apple targets 12 lakh iPhone sales in Oct-Dec quarter
Apple is targeting sales of 12 lakh units of its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India. The devices will be launched on Oct 16 in India.

3. Intex Aqua Ace smartphone with 3GB RAM and 4G LTE connectviity launched
Intex Aqua Ace smartphone launched, features a 5 inch Super AMOLED display, quad-core processor and runs Android 5.1. The 4G enabled smartphone is available for Rs 12,999.

4. Google launched new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
Google has launched a new Chromecast for TV at the Nexus launch event. Both the devices are priced at $35 will be made available in 17 countries.

5. Google launched Pixel C hybrid tablet
Google has launched its Hybrid laptop/tablet called the Pixel C to compete with the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad Pro. The tablet comes with a 10.2 inch display and runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

6. Norton Security for mobiles launches in India
Symantec has launched its Norton Security for Android and iOS devices in India priced at Rs 1,399.  

7. Google Maps now available for Apple Watch
Google has rolled out a new update for Maps for iOS and now supports Apple Watch. 

8. Apple Music, iTunes, Movies and iBooks launched in China
Apple has launched Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks in China and has announced that its music streaming service will roll out to Android phones this fall.

9. Lava Iris X8 gets Android 5.1 update
Lava has rolled out Android 5.1 (Lollipop) to its Iris X8 smartphone. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD IPS display, 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor and is backed by a 2500mAh battery.

10. Twitter may remove 140 character limit on tweets?
Last month twitter removed the 140 character limit on direct messages, now according to reports the micro-blogging site is thinking of removing the 140 character limit in tweets as well. 

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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By: Silky Malhotra

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