Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P to launch tomorrow and more tech stories of the day!

Oct 7, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

1. Microsoft Surface Book is twice as fast as Apple's Macbook Pro
Microsoft has unveiled its first laptop, the Surface Book which the company is touting as twice as fast as the Apple Macbook Pro. The laptop has a 13.5 inch display and a glass trackpad.
2. Google sends out press invites for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P launch
Google is gearing up to launch its latest flagship devices, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones in India on Tuesday. The search giant has started sending out invites for an event in New Delhi. The smartphones will be priced starting at Rs 31,900.

3. Microsoft launches fitness tracker Band 2
Microsoft has launched a new version of its wearable fitness tracker, called Band2. The tracker will run on Windows 10 OS, It will have an inbuilt heart rate monitor,GPS and will have a two-day battery life.

4. Microsoft Lumia 640XL 4G smartphone launched for Rs 17,399 
Microsoft has launched the Lumia 640 XL LTE 4G smartphone in India for Rs 17,399.It features 4G capability, a 13MP rear camera, 5.7 inch HD display and runs Windows 8.1 operating system.

5. Moto X Style with 5.7 inch display, 21 MP camera to launch tomorrow
Motorola has been posting teasers about the launch of its Moto X Style smartphone in India. The company has hinted that the device will be launched on October 8 via its ecommerce partner Flipkart. The smartphone will be launched at Rs 26,000 (approx).

6. 50% of online Indians use Facebook, WhatsApp daily
According to a new study title Connected Life, 56% of Internet users in India use WhatsApp every day and over 51% use Facebook every day.

7. Android One smartphones start receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Google has started rolling out its latest Android Marshmallow to its Android One phones globally. The internet giant has already started rolling out Android M for select Nexus devices: Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus Player.

8. Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus India price revealed
 The price of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been revealed ahead of its Oct 16 launch. According to sources, the iPhone 6s base model will cost Rs 62,000 and the iPhone 6s Plus will start from Rs 72,000.  

9.Vodafone India to roll out 4G services in Kerala by December 2015
Vodafone has announced that it will be rolling out its 4G services in Kerala along with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi circles  by December 2015. The teleco also stated that Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode will be in the first wave of the 4G roll-out.

10. Huawei Honor 7 with octa-core SoC launched for Rs. 22,999
Huawei has launched the Honor 7 for Rs 22,999 in India. The smartphone has a 5-inch 1080p display, an Octa-Core SoC, a 20 MP rear camera and runs Emotion UI 3.1 based on Android 5.0. The company has promised an upgrade to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) soon.  

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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