Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, Motorola Moto X Style to launch in Oct and more tech stories of the day!

Oct 6, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

1. Facebook to offer free internet via satellites to Africa
Facebook has partnered with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring internet to remote parts of Africa. Facebook Internet.org platform will be launched in 2016 in the country.

2. Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus price in India revealed
Apple iPhone 6s will be available starting from Rs 62,000 for the 16GB variant, while the 64GB and 128GB variant of the iPhone 6s will be priced at Rs. 72,000 and Rs. 82,000 respectively. The iPhone 6s Plus will be priced at Rs. 72,000, and Rs. 82,000 for 64 GB and Rs. 92,000 for the 128 GB variant.

3. Moto X Style to launch in India on Thursday
Motorola will be launching its Moto X Style smartphone in India on Thursday. The company has already sent out press invites for the event with the tag line"Get ready to party in 15 minutes flat with the Moto X Style on the 8th of October, 2015!"

4. Airtel to cut data prices after Reliance Jio's entry
Airtel may cut prices of its data plans next year by 25% after the launch of Reliance Jio network in the country.

5. OnePlus Mini to launch in December
OnePlus will be launching a Mini variant of its smartphone in December in time for Christmas holidays, according to OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei. The smartphone will feature a MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM and will have 32GB of storage.

6. Facebook the most popular social network in India
Facebook has again topped the list of most popular social networking site in India with 51pc of users logging in daily. WhatsApp has emerged as the most popular messaging app in the country.

7. Meizu m2 to launch in India next week
Meizu m2 will launch in India on Monday according to reports. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor and runs Android 5.1.

8. Apple acquires AI startup Perceptio
Apple has acquired artificial intelligence firm Perceptio and confirmed the launch with the statement. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

9. Sony Xperia Z to get Android Marshmallow update soon
Sony has confirmed that its Xperia Z will be among the first to receive the Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon.

10. Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones on Oct 10
Microsoft will be launching the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones on October 10. The company is expected to launch an infrared iris scanner in its flagship smartphones.

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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