Twitter Highlights, Samsung Foldable smartphone and other top Tech stories of the day!



September 18, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

1. Twitter launches Highlights for Android
Twitter has launched a new Highlights feature for Android that gives a summary of a users Twitter activities based on their preferences. The feature supports 35 languages and currently available for Android users only.

2. Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE smartphone launched for Rs 8600
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Cire Prime VE smartphone with a 4.5-inch display and 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

3. Samsung to launch foldable smartphone in Jan
According to reports Samsung will be launching its much awaited foldable smartphone  codenamed Project Valley in Jan 2016. The device will come with 3GB of RAM, expandable memory and an embedded battery.

4. Facebook at Work launched
Facebook has tied up hundreds of companies for its Facebook at Work site. The company has launched its pilot program in January this year and will release the site by the end of this year. 

5. Phicomm Passion 660 smartphone price slashed by Rs.2,000
Phicomm has cut the price of its Passion 660 smartphone by Rs.2,000 in India. The smartphone is now available exclusively via Amazon.in at a reduced price of Rs.8,999.

6. Intex Aqua Power II smartphone with 4000mAh battery launched at Rs.6,490

Intex has launched the budget Aqua Power II smartphone in India for Rs 6,490. The device has a 5-inch IPS HD display and packs a mammoth 4000 mAh battery. It runs Android Lollipop OS 5.1 out-of-the-box.

7. Lenovo Vibe Shot smartphone to launch on 22 Sept
Lenovo is expected to launch its camera-centric Vibe Shot smartphone on Sept 22. The electronics giant has already started sending out media invites for the event unveiled earlier this year at the MCW 2015. 

8. Android 5.1 based Micromax Bolt Q338 spotted online
Micromax Bolt Q338 smartphone launched, boasts of Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5-inch HD display and 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6580) processor.

9. Facebook defends its internet.org platform
Facebook says that it will not be withdrawing its net neutrality program from India. The world's largest social networking site stated that the net neutrality principle arose when operators started selling different levels of speed for different services.

10. Google Slides and Sheets get an update
Google has rolled out an update for its Google Slide and Sheets app on Android. The update brings new features like a ‘Disconnect’ option to exit a presentation and more. Users can download the apps from the Google Play Store.

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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