Weekly roundup: Highlights of Week 25, LG’s new experiment, OnePlus 5 and more

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This week, we have seen a plenty of new devices, new updates from several developers and manufacturers. One of the most anticipated devices, the OnePlus 5 arrived, Samsung developed the voice for Bixby and more. Here are the top stories we would love to discuss in this weekend from past week.This week, we have seen a plenty of new devices, new updates from several developers and manufacturers. One of the most anticipated devices, the OnePlus 5 arrived, Samsung developed the voice for Bixby and more. Here are the top stories we would love to discuss in this weekend from past week.

One of the most anticipated devices, the OnePlus 5 arrived, Samsung developed the voice for Bixby and more. Here are the top stories we would love to discuss in this weekend from past week.

$200 off for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

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Don’t get amazed while seeing the title, the offer is currently running as a “trade-in” from Samsung US, where they take your old 0uone and cut off $200 from Galaxy S8 if you are buying one. The devices which meet the following requirements are eligible for the exchange offer: Phone should power On, no cracked screens and not bricked yet.  Normal tear & wear are acceptable and the OS must be Android or iOS.

LG G6+ with 6GB RAM launched

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LG has launched the upgraded version of LG G6 flagship, G6+ which has only 6GB RAM, 128GB storage Ezra from the original LG G6. Also, the B&O sound technology with three new Colors introduced.

OnePlus 5 launched

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After the long waiting, OnePlus has unveiled its new flagship smartphone for 2017 – OnePlus 5. The smartphone is coming with Snapdragon 821 Chipset under the hood, coupled with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The display panel used is same as that of OnePlus 3T. The dual rear camera contains one lens to capture an image while other works as telephoto optical Zooming lens up to 2x, says OEM. The front facing camera is configured to 16MP. However, the device costs around $479 – $539, seems the OnePlus flagships are getting away from being budget-friendly unlike. OnePlus 3T and earlier.

WhatsApp to support Android Gingerbread till 2020

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Last year and earlier this year, we have heard several news reports that the WhatsApp is going to stop supporting older Android version and Blackberry OS due to compatibility issues. Many users have then upgraded to newer Android running smartphones and Blackberry users left too (some).

Now, the WhatsApp had officially announced that they will provide updates and support for the devices which are running Android Operating System older than 2.3.7 Gingerbread until 2020 only. After that, the users have got to change their phone or not trying to use WhatsApp anymore.

Bixby Voice commands Beta released

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Samsung users from the US are now getting Samsung Bixby Voice for the AI assistant. Till now, there was only text commands a and other means to interact with the app. With the new update that has rolled out for Bixby beta users, users can now use voice commands to make things happen through Bixby AI.

Android O suspected name got revealed

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Some developers had found that the Android O internal source codes are using a shortcode “OC” which must be standing for the short form of Oatmeal Cookie. This would be the official name of Android O, but we think it must be an internal name. So let’s expect an “Oreo” flavored Android.

This week was really exciting. OnePlus 5 is here to conquer the smartphone market. Overall, the week 25 was a very good week for the tech world. Let’s expect something more in the next week.

 

 

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