TecQ: PUBG-Like Games, Apple Store in India, Android Q & More

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

Published12 May 2019, 02:20 AM IST
Tech News
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TecQ is our weekly round up of the top technology stories

What To Expect At Apple WWDC 2019: iOS 13, Dark Mode & More

Apple WWDC 2019 will start on 3 June and end 7 June.
Apple WWDC 2019 will start on 3 June and end 7 June.
(Photo: Apple Inc.)

Now that we’re done and dusted with the Google I/O 2019 keynote, it’s time to get ready for the next-big developer event, with Apple in focus.

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 is going to happen from 3 June, and as the regular schedule goes, one can expect Apple to reveal the next iOS version for iPhone/iPad as well as the new MacOS for laptops and Mac Pros.

Read the full story here.

Top PUBG-Like Multiplayer Games Coming to Smartphones in 2019

Call of Duty is coming to mobile in November 2019.
Call of Duty is coming to mobile in November 2019.
(Photo: YouTube)

You’d agree when I say that PUBG Mobile has in a very small amount of time become one of the most downloaded and well-known multiplayer games for mobile phones.

With over 32 million daily active users it is one of the most-played games today. It recently recorded a revenue of over a billion dollars globally.

But, like every other game, PUBG also has competitors in the market, which offer a similar gaming experience. However, they haven’t been able to dethrone the Tencent-owned game for a while now.

Things could change in the months to come with some of the games that are to hit the Android and iOS platform. PUBG might finally get a run for its money.

Read more about the games coming to smartphones here.

Apple’s First Retail Store in India to be Setup in Mumbai

Apple store in New York.
Apple store in New York.
(Photo: Reuters)

Apple is reportedly going to setup its first retail store in India, with Mumbai mooted to be its first retail destination in the country. This has been mentioned by Bloomberg in its report, where it has quoted multiple people who’re aware of the development.

Read the full story here.

Android Runs on 2.5 Bn Devices, But Only A Few Get Latest Version

Android Pie is only running on 10 percent of devices after almost one year since its release.
Android Pie is only running on 10 percent of devices after almost one year since its release.
(Photo: The Quint)

At the Google I/O 2019, amid all the big product unveilings, the search giant announced that more than 2.5 billion devices are running on Android globally. This is an increase of 500 million devices in two years, the last time Google made this revelation.

However, this impressive feat gets shadowed by the fact that merely 10 percent of the total devices mentioned are running on the latest Android 9 (Pie) version. While the growth is visible compared to the numbers of Oreo from 2018, Google still faces a huge task to match up to its competition, that is Apple.

Read the full story here.

Airtel’s 4G Hotspot Router Now Available for Rs 399 With 50GB Data

Is picking an Airtel 4G Wi-Fi dongle better or worth going for Jio’s device?
Is picking an Airtel 4G Wi-Fi dongle better or worth going for Jio’s device?
(Photo: The Quint)

Airtel’s latest offering for the internet users in India pertains to its 4G Wi-Fi router and if you don’t want to spend on buying it as well as data, this new deal might work out best for you.

The telco has started a new plan, mentioned on its website, which lets you pay Rs 399 per month to use the Wi-Fi dongle (not own it) and get 50GB data 3G/4G depending on where you are. The unused data gets carried forward to next month, but once you exhaust your quota of 50GB for the month, the speed will come down to 80kbps.

This goes up against Reliance Jio’s own dongle offer, that comes for Rs 999 (totally yours) and you pay much less to get more amount of data.

Read the full story here.

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