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The Tech Weekender: New WhatsApp feature, Smartphones launched this week, PUBG India relaunch, and more

In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending March 26.

March 27, 2021 / 01:25 PM IST
WhatsApp has started rolling out the Chat Threads feature. Currently, the WhatsApp Chat Threads feature is available to a select number of beta users on Android. To check if you have the WhatsApp Chat Threads feature, you can verify by going to WhatsApp Settings > Help> Contact us.  More details here .
WhatsApp has started rolling out the Chat Threads feature. Currently, the WhatsApp Chat Threads feature is available to a select number of beta users on Android. To check if you have the WhatsApp Chat Threads feature, you can verify by going to WhatsApp Settings > Help> Contact us. More details here.
Apple has collaborated with Warner Music to introduce 'Saylists'. Think of them as playlists but focused on helping youngsters with speech and sound disorders. The way this works is by analysing lyrics of songs that repeat phrases or have phonetics that are difficult for those with speech-sound disorders.  More details here .
Apple has collaborated with Warner Music to introduce 'Saylists'. Think of them as playlists but focused on helping youngsters with speech and sound disorders. The way this works is by analysing lyrics of songs that repeat phrases or have phonetics that are difficult for those with speech-sound disorders. More details here.
Vivo has officially taken the lid off the X60 series in India. The three phones in the lineup include the Vivo X60, Vivo X60 Pro, and Vivo X60 Pro+. All three X60 series devices run on Snapdragon 800 series, feature multiple cameras, fast-charging support, and high-refresh-rate displays. Check the Vivo X60 series price in India and specifications by  clicking here .
Vivo has officially taken the lid off the X60 series in India. The three phones in the lineup include the Vivo X60, Vivo X60 Pro, and Vivo X60 Pro+. All three X60 series devices run on Snapdragon 800 series, feature multiple cameras, fast-charging support, and high-refresh-rate displays. Check the Vivo X60 series price in India and specifications by clicking here.
Realme 8, Realme 8 Pro price in India and specifications have been announced. The Realme 8 series competes directly with the Redmi Note 10 series launched earlier this year. Key specifications of Realme 8 series include a 108MP quad-camera setup, AMOLED displays and a 5000 mAh battery.  Click here for more details .
Realme 8, Realme 8 Pro price in India and specifications have been announced. The Realme 8 series competes directly with the Redmi Note 10 series launched earlier this year. Key specifications of Realme 8 series include a 108MP quad-camera setup, AMOLED displays and a 5000 mAh battery. Click here for more details.
The government is working to provide optical fibre connection to 6.5 lakh villages, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said, adding that the country was kept going by the Information Technology mobile infrastructure during the lockdown.
The government is working to provide optical fibre connection to 6.5 lakh villages, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said, adding that the country was kept going by the Information Technology mobile infrastructure during the lockdown. "This is the communication strategy of the Modi government to provide optical fibre connection to 6.5 lakh villages...The country was kept going by the Information Technology mobile infrastructure during COVID-19 lockdown period," he said.
OnePlus 9 series has been launched in India. The company has announced the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. The OnePlus 9 series price in India starts at Rs 39,999.  Here is all you need to know .
OnePlus 9 series has been launched in India. The company has announced the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. The OnePlus 9 series price in India starts at Rs 39,999. Here is all you need to know.
OnePlus Watch price in India has been announced. The OnePlus Watch launched at the OnePlus 9 series event is the company’s first smartwatch. The Watch comes with a variety of health and fitness-related features. OnePlus has also unveiled a special edition OnePlus Watch in Cobalt Alloy.  Click here to check the OnePlus Watch price in India and specifications .
OnePlus Watch price in India has been announced. The OnePlus Watch launched at the OnePlus 9 series event is the company’s first smartwatch. The Watch comes with a variety of health and fitness-related features. OnePlus has also unveiled a special edition OnePlus Watch in Cobalt Alloy. Click here to check the OnePlus Watch price in India and specifications.
Poco recently launched two new smartphones globally. While the Poco X3 Pro is set to launch in India on March 30, the Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3 just dropped globally. Both devices are powered by Snapdragon 800 series chips and feature high-refresh-rate panels.  More details here .
Poco recently launched two new smartphones globally. While the Poco X3 Pro is set to launch in India on March 30, the Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3 just dropped globally. Both devices are powered by Snapdragon 800 series chips and feature high-refresh-rate panels. More details here.
A recent LinkedIn job posting from PUBG Corporation has added fuel to the rumours of the game returning to India. The battle royale phenomenon was among the 224 Chinese apps banned by the Indian government citing data security concerns over the information being sent to Chinese servers. More details here.
A recent LinkedIn job posting from PUBG Corporation has added fuel to the rumours of the game returning to India. The battle royale phenomenon was among the 224 Chinese apps banned by the Indian government citing data security concerns over the information being sent to Chinese servers. More details here.
Pranav Hegde
first published: Mar 27, 2021 01:25 pm

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