If you are new to our website, then this is a short recap of July 3rd week! Don’t worry if you missed some updates, we are here for you. July 3rd week witnessed some smart launch, mobile exchange offer, and Google Android case! So, here is a brief recap.
Recap of July 3rd week
A China-based communication company, Vivo was founded in 2009 and owned by BBK Electronics. The company is known for developing and designing smartphones, mobile accessories, etc. The most awaited Vivo Nex S and Nex A debuted in India on 19th July and the sale started on 21st July! Both Vivo Nex smartphones were unveiled in China earlier. The Vivo Nex price in India is approx. Rs. 44,990.
- Both Vivo Nex A and Nex S features a pop-up camera system.
- The camera includes an 8MP image sensor.
- The first smartphone in the world to feature an all-screen truly bezel-less display.
- A screen to body ratio of 91.24%.
- The device sports an In-display fingerprint sensor.
- Retractable selfie camera and comes with “screen sound casting technology”. This feature enables the screen vibration to create sound.
The most awaited Jio monsoon exchange offer went live on 21st July at 5:01 pm. Jio Monsoon Hungama offer was announced at the 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) earlier this month. The offer is specially designed to convince customers to switch to a Jio Phone at just Rs. 501. The price is as low as Rs 501, which aims to promote Digital Revolution!
- Eligibility criteria include:
- Your old phone should be in a working condition and must be purchased after 1 January 2015.
- The device should be based on 2G/3G/4G (non-VOLTE) connectivity feature.
- And the phone must be accompanied by a charger and a battery.
- With this Monsoon Dhamaka offer, Jio has added a special offer of Rs 99. This plan offers unlimited voice and 500MB 4G data per day for 6 months on paying Rs. 594 at the time of activation.
- 300 SMS messages for 28 days.
- A special exchange bonus of 6GB data voucher worth Rs. 101.
The European Commission (EU) has fined Google with a record-breaking 4.34 billion euros (approximately $5 billion) on 18th July. This is the second time EU has fined tech-giant Google. The previous record was 2.4 billion euros. According to EU, it breached EU rules by imposing illegal restrictions on Android smartphone manufactures. EU ordered Google to stop making smartphone manufacturers pre-install search app and Chrome if they want to pre-install Google’s Play store.
These two apps are very popular and people are most likely to download them even if it’s not pre-installed! Google will appeal the EU decision. According to Google, the allegations by EU is false because smartphone makers install many rival apps on Android gadgets and users can download other apps.
So, this was a brief recap of what we saw in July 3rd week. Stay tuned for more updates!
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