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TecQ: Google Pixel 3, JioPhone 2, Music Streaming Apps & More

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.

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JioPhone 2 announced at this year’s Reliance AGM.
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TecQ is our weekly roundup of the top technology stories.

Google Pixel 3 to Be Launched on 9 October

Is that the Pixel 3?
Is that the Pixel 3?
(Photo Courtesy: Forbes)

It’s official!

Google has sent out invites for its big event slotted for 9 October in New York, which many are touting to be the official launch of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.

There isn’t much to be taken from the animated invite apart from just a simple “I <3 NY” phrase, which looks like a heart emoticon or it could also mean “3” is greater than “i”, if you get what I am saying. (It’s a play on the Pixel 3 being greater than the iPhone, for those who didn’t get it.)

Earlier rumours suggested that the phone will be launched on 4 October, but with the official invite out, all speculation can be put to rest.

Read the full story here.

Reliance JioPhone 2 to Be Sold via Flash Sale on 12 September

JioPhone 2 announced at this year’s Reliance AGM.
JioPhone 2 announced at this year’s Reliance AGM.
(Photo: Screengrab)

The recently announced Reliance JioPhone 2 will be launched via a flash sale model on 12 September at 12 pm according to the company’s website.

The flash sale model is something new that the Mukesh Ambani-owned company is looking at as the last iteration of the device, JioPhone, was sold via offline retail chains after online registrations.

The JioPhone 2 was announced at Reliance’s annual general meeting this year and has been priced at Rs 2,999.

Read more about the JioPhone 2 here.

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Should Competitors Be Worried About The New Xiaomi Redmi 6 Series?

The new Redmi 6 Pro sports a notch design.&nbsp;
The new Redmi 6 Pro sports a notch design. 
(Photo: The Quint)

It looks like Xiaomi is attempting a record of sorts in India – of having the most smartphones variants in a single market. And with that, it also has the most number of confused customers!

On one hand, the Chinese smartphone maker is offering so many models that customers won’t run out of options; while on the other hand, there are so many Xiaomi phones in the budget segment that customers are befuddled about which phone to go for. Not a big fan of this strategy.

Now, Xiaomi has launched three new Redmi Note phones... oh wait.. Mi phones... Aarrghhh! Three new Xiaomi phones, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro. Huff.

At first glance, they look like any other phone out there barring the “MI” logo on the back. I got to play with the three for a few minutes and here’s quick look at the three new Xiaomi Redmi 6 series phones.

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Study Shows Indians Use More Sports and Racing Game Apps

PUBG is one of the fastest growing Android games in India.
PUBG is one of the fastest growing Android games in India.
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Indians, among six nations, use more sports and racing game smartphone applications, a study has showed.

The study, led by researchers from University College Cork in Ireland, found that English-speaking countries, including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, along with Japan and South Korea had the highest app usage across the board.

This is probably due to the fact that almost all apps have an English language version.

Read the full story here.

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Five Music Streaming Apps That Let You Enjoy Cheap 4G Data Plans

Which music app can keep the party going?
Which music app can keep the party going?
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Call it the Jio effect, but it’s hard to deny that video and music-streaming platforms are slowly finding space among price-conscious consumers in the country. We’ve already talked about the apps that mobile users can download and use to stream content, which is likely to become the go-to mode of visual entertainment in the near future.

Just like video, you’ve got music apps that have become accessible to everybody with a smartphone and an internet connection. Here’s a look at some of those apps that are available for Android users (India’s preferred mobile ecosystem) and what they offer for their respective prices.

Read the full story here.

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