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April Fool’s Day 2019: Pranks From Google, Ola, OnePlus This Year

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.

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It’s that time of the year, when technology companies and their PR machinery look to churn out the best pranks on people, giving them news that more often than not is never going to happen in reality.

But just for laughs, this year we have some interesting stuff thrown in by the likes of Ola, Google and even OnePlus. Here’s everything these brands have done to fool the consumers.

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Google Snake And Screen Cleaner

Google has an app called Files Go, which can clean up the space in your phone’s storage. But did you know that the app was capable of cleaning stuff on the outside as well, especially your screen, which frequently gets tortured with food spilling all over the phone?

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.

As Google puts it, the screen cleaner option in the Files Go app uses a “smudge detector api” to identify imperfections. This can be used to clean dirt, smudges and more. Adding its flavour, the feature not only cleans the phone's screen, but also sprays it with pineapple scent, Google points out.

With most of us not taking care of our phones’ screens, Google thinks that the screen cleaner feature will be a God send, but an honest prank for you!

In addition to this, Google has also introduced a special spin-off of the popular Snake mobile game from Nokia. This game, can be played on Google Maps today. In fact it lets you travel in a train, subway, metro and carry people in it.

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.
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Ola Restroom

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.

Ola cabs have often been the butt of hilarious direction-seeking stories among consumers. Some people feel there is a chance their Ola cab might end up diving into a river, if its navigation system asks it to do so. Which is why, this week, Ola made an effort to help people with another common issue – finding a place to answer nature’s call.

Ola’s solution to world toilet problems: Ola Restroom. This loo on wheels can be booked by anyone and has been designed with best of mobility specs kept in mind. Let’s hope the Restrooms reach their destination, before umm, it’s too late.

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OnePlus Warp Car

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.

You’ve heard about the warp charger from OnePlus, and now, the company is said to be working on an electric vehicle based on its existing technology. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind product that claims to be based on a smartphone, which is integrated to the systems of the OnePlus Warp Car.

The car’s steering wheel is a smartphone, and in-car control functions via in-car gestures, which means you can swipe right or left to turn the car. The company will also offer airplane or rather driving mode, so that you don’t end up in an accident while dismissing a notification and inadvertently turning the car.

However, OnePlus has said that only people below 5 feet and eight inches will be able to sit inside the OnePlus Warp Car because of its design.

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Shareable Headphones, Anyone?

It’s April Fools Day and here’s a look at some of the pranks pulled by technology brands.

And of course, how can we forget this, a shareable headphone to meet your coupling goals. This has been made by Jabra and kind of replaces those wired earphones, which can be shared by two people, but isn’t the most comfortable thing to do.

It’s called the Jabra Earbudy(dy) and comes with a unique Buddy mode that lets both the people using it to switch to their preferred music playlist. Its battery is claimed to last up to 15 hours, but you can buy this only on 1 April. Get it?

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