TecQ: TikTok’s Back, OnePlus 7 Launch Date, Samsung Fold & More

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

Published28 Apr 2019, 03:20 AM IST
Tech News
3 min read

TecQ is our weekly round-up of the top technology stories.

Here’s Why TikTok is Still Missing From Google and Apple App Store

TikTok is yet to show up on app stores after its ban in India.
TikTok is yet to show up on app stores after its ban in India.
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TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple's App Store this week after the Madras High Court's Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.

Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.

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OnePlus 7 Launch Event in India Confirmed For 14 May

Could this leaked photo of OnePlus 7 Pro be the real deal?
Could this leaked photo of OnePlus 7 Pro be the real deal?
(Photo: Twitter/OnLeaks)

OnePlus will launch the seventh generation smartphone on 14 May across multiple countries, including India. The company has confirmed the launch date and more details via this tweet on Tuesday 23 April, as expected.

OnePlus 7 this year will have two variants and we can probably confirm this after coming across two different design options of these upcoming devices.

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Samsung Postpones Launch of Galaxy Fold After Breakage Reports

Samsung had announced the Galaxy Fold a few months back.
Samsung had announced the Galaxy Fold a few months back.
(Photo Courtesy: Samsung/YouTube)

Samsung has postponed the Galaxy Fold’s launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were originally scheduled for 23 and 24 April, days after some units of the $2,000 (Rs 1,40,000 approx) foldable phone encountered major display issues.

The firm is blaming the decision on a last minute issue with the venue, according to someone claiming to be familiar with the matter.

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PUBG Corp Made Close to $1 Billion in 2018, 53% Earned in Asia

PUBG has been banned in Rajkot and a few other Indian cities.
PUBG has been banned in Rajkot and a few other Indian cities.
(Photo: PUBG)

PUBG Corp, the developer of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), has reported close to $920 million (Rs 6,362 crore approx) in revenue in 2018, making an eye-popping $310 million profit (Rs 2,143 crore) in just one year.

According to an NDTV report, the majority of this profit comes from PUBG for PC, since the game was first released on PC, and the mobile version of the game is made by Tencent Games, not PUBG Corp.

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Reliance Jio’s Bundled TV & Broadband Service Costs Revealed

The service was announced in 2018 but we’re yet to see it going mainstream.
The service was announced in 2018 but we’re yet to see it going mainstream.
(Photo: Jio screen grab)

Now that Jio has crossed the 300 million mark for mobile users, the telco is shifting its focus towards the broadband operation, which is likely to bundle TV service for consumers.

And according to a report in Livemint this week, Jio will be offering these as a bundled service for Rs 600 per month, as mentioned by a person familiar with the product.

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