Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications

Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications

Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications
HIGHLIGHTS
The Intex Aqua Q8 is priced at Rs. 4,200
The Intex Cloud S9 is priced at Rs. 6,499
Both smartphones are listed on the company site
Two new Intex smartphones, the Aqua Q8 and Cloud S9, have been listed by the company on its website. The Intex Aqua Q8 is priced at Rs. 4,200 while the Intex Cloud S9 is priced at Rs. 6,499. We can expect both the new Intex smartphones to hit the market soon.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Intex Aqua Q8 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and comes with a pixel density of 219ppi. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Spreatrum SC7731C processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of built-in storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and also comes with 0.3-megapixel front camera. The rear camera is accompanied by an LED flash as well. Backed by a 1650mAh battery, the Aqua Q8 supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, and GPS connectivity options. It will be available in Black, Champagne, and White colours. The Intex Aqua Q8 measures 135.7×67.3×8.8mm and weighs 139 grams.

The Intex Cloud S9, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and offers a pixel density of 267ppi. The handset also sports DragonTrail glass on top of the display. It is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The smartphone offers 4G connectivity alongside VoLTE (voice over LTE) support, which is a highlight of the device, and makes it compliant with Reliance Jio’s network.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Intex Cloud S9 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and also houses a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by 3650mAh battery and supports all standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and Micro-USB.

Intex Aqua Q8 Intex Aqua Q8
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
4.50-inch
Processor
1.2GHz
Front Camera
0.3-megapixel
Resolution
480×854 pixels
RAM
1GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
8GB
Rear Camera
5-megapixel
Battery capacity
1650mAh
See full Intex Aqua Q8 specifications
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Intex Aqua 4G Strong (Champagne, 8GB) –
Rs. 3,449
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Intex Aqua 4G Strong (Grey, 4GB) – OFFER
Rs. 3,651
Amazon
Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 (Champ, 8GB) Champange
Rs. 5,450
Intex Cloud S9 Intex Cloud S9
Rs. 6,499
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.50-inch
Processor
1.3GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
720×1280 pixels
RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
3650mAh
See full Intex Cloud S9 specifications
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Intex Cloud S9 (Blue, 16GB) –
Rs. 6,499
Amazon
Intex Cloud S9 (Grey, 16GB) –
Rs. 6,499
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Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990
HIGHLIGHTS
Android for Work lets you have separate work and home profiles
The smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE support
It sports a full-HD display and runs Android 6.0
After the P77, Panasonic has now launched the Eluga Tapp smartphone in India. The Panasonic Eluga Tapp is priced at Rs. 8,990, and is now available via major brand outlets across the country. The budget smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner, offers 4G VoLTE support, and integrates Android for Work feature to keep work apps and personal apps separate from one another, and keeps the data secure as well. This means that the personal apps cannot communicate with work apps or corporate accounts in any way, and vice versa.

As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded using the microSD card slot (up to 32GB). For photography, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (4G/3G + 2G). The smartphones packs a 2800mAh non-removable battery and weighs 138 grams.
The Panasonic Eluga Tapp measures 143x71x8.15mm, and is available in Champagne Gold and Silver Grey colour variants. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Global Positioning System (A-GPS), and FM Radio. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp also supports proximity, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor

Panasonic Eluga Tapp Panasonic Eluga Tapp
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.00-inch
Processor
1.25GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution

RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
2800mAh
See full Panasonic Eluga Tapp specifications
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Panasonic Eluga Note (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 11,590
Flipkart
Panasonic Eluga A2 (Metallic Gold, 16GB) – OFFER
Rs. 9,019
Amazon
Panasonic Eluga Turbo (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 7,999
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Lyf Water 10 With Reliance Jio SIM Offer, 3GB of RAM Launched

Lyf Water 10 With Reliance Jio SIM Offer, 3GB of RAM Launched

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Lyf Water 10 features a 5-inch HD display
  • It supports 4G with VoLTE
  • It is backed by a 2300mAh battery

After unveiling the Flame 7 and Wind 7, Reliance Retail’s Lyf brand has introduced a new Water-series smartphone, called the Water 10. The Lyf Water 10 smartphone is listed on the company site at Rs. 8,699.

Like other Lyf-branded smartphones, the Water 10 comes with a Reliance Jio SIM, complete with the Jio Preview offer that gives three months of unlimited data, calling, SMS, and access to Reliance Jio services JioOnDemand.

(Also see: Reliance Jio SIM Officially Available for These Smartphones)

The Lyf Water 10 smartphone supports 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). The handset also supports VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility.

The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) supporting Lyf Water 10 smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The handset also sports Dongxu Glass. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The official company listing notes that both SIM slots are 4G enabled; though, at one time only one SIM can use 4G while the other will work on 2G.

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The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC clubbed with 3GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Lyf Water 10 sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-tone LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

(Also see: Reliance Jio SIM Is Available to Anyone, but There’s a Catch)

Some of the camera features on the Lyf Water 10 include face detection, auto scene detection, face detection, video snapshot, smile shot, and gesture capture. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB-OTG, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G. The handset support LTE Cat 4.

Measuring 146.5x72x8.5mm, the Lyf Water 5 weighs 142 grams. It packs a 2300mAh battery rated to deliver up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time on 4G network.

(Also see:  How to Get a Reliance Jio SIM for Free)

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Lyf Water 10

Lyf Water 10

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2300mAh

See full Lyf Water 10 specifications
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    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 7,599
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 8,400
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 2 (Silver, 16GB)
    Rs. 9,499
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Reliance Jio SIM Is the New iPhone, WhatsApp-Facebook Integration, and More News This Week

Reliance Jio SIM Is the New iPhone, WhatsApp-Facebook Integration, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reliance Jio SIM became the most-sought after item
  • The year-old iPhone 6s beat the Galaxy Note 7 in speed tests
  • Many Dropbox users’ passwords were leaked

Missed out on any tech news this week? You’ve come to the right place, as we’ve picked out the top stories we read over the entire week. First up – a word of warning to all Dropbox users. You might need to change your password – a leaked credential cache means that at least some users’ passwords were compromised. And if you use the same password on other sites too – which you should never, ever do – then change those as well.

The big story of the week was the mad rush for Reliance Jio SIM cards, which have probably become the most sought-after tech-related item in the country. First, there were reports that anyone with a 4G phone can now get their hands on Jio SIM, though not every Reliance store seems to be honouring the offer. Then, Reliance officially extended the offer to owners of Asus and Panasonic smartphones, followed by four more OEMs later in the week. All this just seem to heighten demand for the Reliance Jio SIM, as evident by queues in retail stores across the country, reminiscent of iPhone launches in other countries.

(Also see: Reliance JioFi Device – How to Buy, Price, Plans, and Everything You Need to Know)

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The Reliance Jio rollout continues to bounce along merrily with no real visibility – apparently Mukesh Ambani met the telecom secretary to discuss Jio’s rollout plans, but details are unclear. Other telcos are not happy, and are alleging that the tests Reliance Jio is running are just commercial operations to scoop up useres.

Also, while Reliance started off by offering SIM cards to its employees, RIL is apparently now asking staff to stop using other telcos – Airtel is said to be the most affected by this decision.

The controversy of the week was probably the results of a test comparing the real world speed difference between the iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung’s new phone was bestedby the year-old iPhone 6s. Interestingly, another study showed that the iPhone and iPad had higher failure rates than Android counterparts. But the coolest news of the week might be that the world’s first self driving taxis have started operations in Singapore.

Right at the start of the week, the Gionee S6s was launched. Samsung launched the Tizen-basedSamsung Z2. It is the first Tizen smartphone with 4G LTE support, and was wholly developed in Bengaluru.

 

(Also see: Gionee Says Will Set Up Manufacturing Unit in India)

Also launched this week were the Meizu U10 and Meizu U20 budget Android smartphones, which come with fingerprint scanners. There was also the Intex Cloud Tread, with 2GB of RAM and a hexa-core SoC,launched at Rs. 4,999, and the Vivo Y21L with 4G VoLTE at Rs. 7,490.

Xiaomi closed out the week in launches, with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in China, which comes with a 4100mAh battery, and runs on a Helio X20 SoC.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a flagship, then Samsung has an offer for you – it’s cut the prices for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones are now cheaper by Rs. 5,000 each. Xiaomi also took a cue from Samsung, and has cut the price of the Xiaomi Mi 5 by Rs. 2,000, down to Rs. 22,999.

 

In case you’re using a Nexus device, good news – the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout has started for Nexus devices. Unlike Apple’s iOS, which is released to all users in a single release, Android has a much slower rollout – which is why the biggest chunk of users is still on version 4.4, KitKat, and only 15.2 percent of users are on the previous version of Android, version 6.0 or Marshmallow. Apart from the Nexus phones, the update is now also headed to some Sony phones so far.

(Also see: Android Nougat: How to Download and Install Right Now)

 

It was also revealed that Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, is going to launch soon.

While it’s been a good week for launches, other news from around the world and India had its ups and downs. At a company townhall, Flipkart’s Executive Chairman Sachin Bansal addressed employees to reassure them about layoffs – hundreds were fired in one swoop – and admitted that his removal from the CEO position was also performance related.

Speaking of CEOs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg started his week by giving away $95 million in Facebook shares to charity. Zuckerberg plans to donate 99 percent of his Facebook shares to the Chang Zuckerberg Initiative which will focus on charitable causes around the world, similar to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. At the same time, Facebook launched the Lifestage app, targeted at video loving teenagers. This iPhone app allows teens to watch clips about the life of their classmates, or make short clips themselves.

But not all is good in the house of Facebook this week. WhatsApp – which Facebook bought two years ago, updated its terms of service for the first time since 2012, to say that it’s now going to share your phone numbers with the social network, though you can opt-out of this.

 

(Also see: WhatsApp’s New User Terms Signal It’s Finally Ready to Make Some Money)

Meanwhile, in case you’re wondering how successful Edge, Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer, has been… well, the company is now offering people money to use the browser. Opera was also in the news this week with the launch of Opera VPN for Android that gives free, ad-supported, unlimited VPN access to users.

One interesting piece of news from the telecom world – Trai has now permitted the validity of mobile data packs to be for one year. This is a pretty big step because earlier the longest validity you could get was 90 days, limiting a customer’s options. Airtel and Vodafone also introduced e-KYC for SIM activation with Aadhar verification, which could lead to instant verification of SIM cards. And BSNL has added an unlimited 3G plan for Rs. 1,099. You can also get a 10GB plan for Rs. 549 now.

 

Speaking of news from India, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) rollout has now started, and bank-enabled apps are arriving in the Play Store. This could have major impact on e-commerce, and mobile wallets, as the UPI basically allows you to make a bank transfer as easily as you’d send an SMS.

(Also see: Beyond Payments – How the Unified Payments Interface Will Evolve)

There were also some leaks at Sony that tell us more about how the video games giant is moving forward. A PlayStation Europe leak revealed PlayStation Now for PC – it’s Sony’s game streaming service, and if you have a 5Mbps Internet connection, you’ll be able to play PS4 games without a PS4. The leak was confirmed later in the week.

 

There was also a leak of the PS4 Slim that shows an all-matte finish. With the Slim and the Neo, Sony will be refreshing with two consoles, an interesting move that shows how the console industry has changed with this generation.

On the other side of things, Halo 5: Forge for Windows has a release date now – the map editor for Halo 5 will arrive on Windows 10 PC on September 8, with new content from the Xbox One version.

We also heard from Titanfall’s developer – who addressed the beta test that we described as’disappointing’. The developers say it’s slower to make the game more accessible, and easier to learn as you play.

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Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reliance Jio is offering three months free data to Samsung users
  • Idea is offering 45 percent more mobile data at same rate
  • Next Nasa Mars Rover discussion will be on Facebook Live

Missed out on the tech news of the week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. There was a lot of interesting news that developed over the week, and also, a tonne of Pokemon Go related stuff. Pikachu, Rattata, and Machop are entering into everyday conversations and if you were a geek growing up in the 90s, then this is really great. But if you’re sick and tired of hearing about this, we’ve got something that can help you. Check out ourguide to avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers – these tips can be tweaked to isolate yourself from Pokemon Go too. Also, if you’re sick and tired of Pokemon Go, you might want to skip the next couple of paragraphs.

Now, as usual, our Orbital Podcast talks about the biggest developments in the world of tech. This week, we talk about Pokemon Go in India. Pokemon Go might not have launched here yet but you candownload and install it pretty easily, just be careful about Pokemon malware.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Review)

Here are some basic tips and tricks to get started, and some more detailed guides as well. If you aren’t really clear about the difference between Pikachu and Pokemon, our 10 point Pokemon Go cheatsheet will help, and we’ve also got the inside story about Niantic Labs, the company that’s behind Pokemon Go.

(Also see: This Indian Augmented Reality Game Could Be the Next Pokemon Go)

Also, here’s a look at what people playing Pokemon Go from India had to say about it, and if you still want more Pokemon news, then visit our Pokemon Go page.

If you want, you can talk about your experience like playing Pokemon Go in India or share your discoveries with other Pokemon Go players in our forum by following our threads for Delhi, Mumbai,Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, or starting your own.

There were some interesting phone launches as well this week – here are some of the highlights from amongst those. Reliance launched two Lyf phones this week. Asus also launched two phones, the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser and the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. The phones were launched in Vietnam, and availability in other countries hasn’t been announced for now. In China, Huawei launched the Huawei Maimang 5, while the Moto E3 launch took place in the UK.

Also this week, we had the launch of the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Wooden Edition, at Rs. 11,499, and theLG Stylus 2 Plus in India.

There’s also been a video sighting of an iPhone 7 – the release is drawing closer and the leaks are springing up as usual; expect more details in the coming weeks.

Nintendo meanwhile doubled down and after the resounding success of Pokemon Go and announced the NES Classic Edition, a revamped NES console for $59.99 (around Rs. 4,000) which will come with 30 classic games. The system won’t get any extra games, but the 30 games you will get are Nintendo’s most famous classics, so this sounds like a retro lover’s dream come true.

Aside from that, Facebook has some fun news – Nasa will hold the next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live. The company has been working with Nasa to promote other features, such as showing 360-degree photos from Mars so this isn’t really surprising. Also, Facebook Messenger is getting Instant Articles support this month which means articles that load instantly even while you are chatting. And speaking of social media – Maneka Gandhi met with the Twitter team to curb harassment of women online. Everyone knows about Twitter’s trolling problem, but is government intervention a solution?

Potentially huge news from the telecom world – Google’s Project Fi rolls out for its data services in 135 new countries. US-based users of Project Fi can now benefit from much faster international data speeds, and as this rollout steadily continues it’s going to disrupt existing telecom businesses.

In India, Idea Cellular has slashed its mobile data rates across all circles, offering 45 percent more data on ‘sachet’ packs, low value packs priced between Rs. 8 and Rs. 225. Still doesn’t compare to the Rs. 93 for 10GB 4G data Reliance Jio is supposed to offer, but ut’s definitely a welcome move.

Airtel was also in the news this week, though not for anything good – there’s a suspicion that Airtel is sniffing and censoring Cloudflare traffic in India. The telco has denied this entirely, and stated that blocking of any page is only done at the URL level, while CloudFlare never responded to Gadgets 360’s queries on the subject.

Samsung meanwhile has tied up with Reliance Jio, and customers with select Samsung smartphones can now get a free Reliance Jio SIM and three months of free 4G data. This is Reliance’s first tie up with a manufacturer (outside of its own brand Lyf) and reports suggest that more such announcements are in the pipeline.

Tags: Airtel, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Idea, Lenovo, Mars, Moto E3, Motorola, Nasa, Niantic, Niantic Labs, Nintendo,Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Reliance, Samsung, Twitter
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Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

Pokemon Go, Reliance Jio, iPhone 7, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reliance Jio is offering three months free data to Samsung users
  • Idea is offering 45 percent more mobile data at same rate
  • Next Nasa Mars Rover discussion will be on Facebook Live

Missed out on the tech news of the week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. There was a lot of interesting news that developed over the week, and also, a tonne of Pokemon Go related stuff. Pikachu, Rattata, and Machop are entering into everyday conversations and if you were a geek growing up in the 90s, then this is really great. But if you’re sick and tired of hearing about this, we’ve got something that can help you. Check out ourguide to avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers – these tips can be tweaked to isolate yourself from Pokemon Go too. Also, if you’re sick and tired of Pokemon Go, you might want to skip the next couple of paragraphs.

Now, as usual, our Orbital Podcast talks about the biggest developments in the world of tech. This week, we talk about Pokemon Go in India. Pokemon Go might not have launched here yet but you candownload and install it pretty easily, just be careful about Pokemon malware.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Review)

Here are some basic tips and tricks to get started, and some more detailed guides as well. If you aren’t really clear about the difference between Pikachu and Pokemon, our 10 point Pokemon Go cheatsheet will help, and we’ve also got the inside story about Niantic Labs, the company that’s behind Pokemon Go.

(Also see: This Indian Augmented Reality Game Could Be the Next Pokemon Go)

Also, here’s a look at what people playing Pokemon Go from India had to say about it, and if you still want more Pokemon news, then visit our Pokemon Go page.

If you want, you can talk about your experience like playing Pokemon Go in India or share your discoveries with other Pokemon Go players in our forum by following our threads for Delhi, Mumbai,Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, or starting your own.

There were some interesting phone launches as well this week – here are some of the highlights from amongst those. Reliance launched two Lyf phones this week. Asus also launched two phones, the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser and the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. The phones were launched in Vietnam, and availability in other countries hasn’t been announced for now. In China, Huawei launched the Huawei Maimang 5, while the Moto E3 launch took place in the UK.

Also this week, we had the launch of the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Wooden Edition, at Rs. 11,499, and theLG Stylus 2 Plus in India.

There’s also been a video sighting of an iPhone 7 – the release is drawing closer and the leaks are springing up as usual; expect more details in the coming weeks.

Nintendo meanwhile doubled down and after the resounding success of Pokemon Go and announced the NES Classic Edition, a revamped NES console for $59.99 (around Rs. 4,000) which will come with 30 classic games. The system won’t get any extra games, but the 30 games you will get are Nintendo’s most famous classics, so this sounds like a retro lover’s dream come true.

Aside from that, Facebook has some fun news – Nasa will hold the next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live. The company has been working with Nasa to promote other features, such as showing 360-degree photos from Mars so this isn’t really surprising. Also, Facebook Messenger is getting Instant Articles support this month which means articles that load instantly even while you are chatting. And speaking of social media – Maneka Gandhi met with the Twitter team to curb harassment of women online. Everyone knows about Twitter’s trolling problem, but is government intervention a solution?

Potentially huge news from the telecom world – Google’s Project Fi rolls out for its data services in 135 new countries. US-based users of Project Fi can now benefit from much faster international data speeds, and as this rollout steadily continues it’s going to disrupt existing telecom businesses.

In India, Idea Cellular has slashed its mobile data rates across all circles, offering 45 percent more data on ‘sachet’ packs, low value packs priced between Rs. 8 and Rs. 225. Still doesn’t compare to the Rs. 93 for 10GB 4G data Reliance Jio is supposed to offer, but ut’s definitely a welcome move.

Airtel was also in the news this week, though not for anything good – there’s a suspicion that Airtel is sniffing and censoring Cloudflare traffic in India. The telco has denied this entirely, and stated that blocking of any page is only done at the URL level, while CloudFlare never responded to Gadgets 360’s queries on the subject.

Samsung meanwhile has tied up with Reliance Jio, and customers with select Samsung smartphones can now get a free Reliance Jio SIM and three months of free 4G data. This is Reliance’s first tie up with a manufacturer (outside of its own brand Lyf) and reports suggest that more such announcements are in the pipeline.

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Tags: Airtel, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Idea, Lenovo, Mars, Moto E3, Motorola, Nasa, Niantic, Niantic Labs, Nintendo,Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Reliance, Samsung, Twitter
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Reliance’s sport plan for Jio

Reliance Jio seeks to sign up 100 million users in one year before the commercial launch. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Reliance Jio seeks to join up one hundred million users in 365 days before the commercial launch.photograph: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd isn’t targeting excessivecease purchasers with its telecom offerings. at least its preliminary plan to sign on a hundred million users in 12 months beforethe economic launch shows that it’s miles combining highpace information with low-to-mid varietyphones.

Reliance Jio’s Lyf cell telephones will be priced among Rs.4,000 and Rs.19,000—a rate segment that hasmerchandise from a plethora of device makers who’re aiming to seize a slice of the market, two peopleacquainted with the problem stated, asking for anonymity.

“It became a aware choice to be in this variety because this is where the maximum offtake occurs in India. Secondly, if you see, India is turning into a singledevice usa. From home to workplace, a majority of the humans eat information, videos on cellular phones; so human beings need accurate handsetsand those want to invest in one product that’s reasonably-priced and yet of right first-class,” stated one of the people.

The precise promoting proposition of these gadgets may be their capability to transform an ongoing voice name to a records call at a unmarried command with out interrupting or disconnecting the decision.

other sights of the platform include Jio money, a payment software. except payments, the carrier will even cover patron services in e-fitness, e-trade and e-training.

Jio Play, a 24×7 capture on tv for customers with all channels and a backup of seven days and zerobuffering time lags, may also be available.

The enterprise has tied up with a public health centre in Punjab wherein it’s far presently testing its e-fitness offerings. A affected person, as an instance, may be tested thru a video name, and analysis can be done although the affected person does now not have a document of his past contamination.

“So, the bottom line is there may be enough appetite inside the marketplace for records, and peoplewill locate revolutionary uses of the equal,” stated the primary person noted above.

in line with Vishal Tripathi, research director at Gartner Inc., it’ll be exciting to discover how beneficialare the bundling of 4G records services that Reliance Jio will provide as India continues to be warming as much as the concept of content material consumption for a diffusion of makes use of.

“So, what Jio does beyond content with 4G and limitless net might be a key driving force,” Tripathi said.

however Tripathi has reservations approximately Jio offerings being available only on Lyf telephonesinside the beginning.

that is questionable as humans will not go away their smartphones and shift to their (Reliance Jio’s)devices. any person who purchased a Rs.6,000 cellphone might hesitate to spend an amount again tobuy a Lyf smartphone,” Tripathi brought.

To make certain, bundling smartphones with services has not been too a hit in the Indian marketplace.

“So, if Jio pursuits to introduce bundling, what’s their fee and carrier factors to get better capital cost, andif they observe the alternative model, then there is nothing new to provide because the marketplace is already full with such gadgets. additionally, will they be able to generate that form of ARPU (commonrevenue in step with user) to fit the value of bundling?” said a area expert who also asked anonymity.

The stakes are excessive. Mukesh Ambani has made the arena’s biggest guess by way of investing $22 billion (about Rs.1.five trillion) in Jio, that’s successfully his 2d coming to the arena.

Mukesh Ambani launched Reliance Infocomm Ltd, now Reliance Communications Ltd and run via his more youthful brother Anil Ambani, in 2002.

the dimensions of investments inside the task by way of figure Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has already raised issues among buyers. but the big capital investments has ensured that Reliance Jio has the very best amount of 4G spectrum, get admission to to the widest optical fibre network in India and superiorgeneration.

“We recognise there may be a postpone (within the launch of Reliance Jio offerings), however we needto present it our quality shot,” said the character mentioned above.

to start with, these services will only be provided via Lyf gadgets but the business enterprise is alsotesting the offerings with products of at least forty tool makers, together with Samsung Electronics Co. and Lenovo group Ltd.

Reliance Retail’s LYF emerged as India’s fifthlargest cellphone emblem via volume within the firstregion post launch, growing a flutter in India—the sector’s quickest developing cellphone marketplacethat is led via Samsung, according to facts from Counterpoint research.

generally, Reliance Jio plans to offer net velocity of 8-10 mbps. additionally, the company has give you500,000 squarefeet facts centre space already operational in Navi Mumbai, Nagpur and Noida, and it plansto feature another 500,000 sq. feet earlier than its legit industrial launch—due in 4-to-five months.

“The purpose of these facts centres is to paintings as garage potential and server for all of the programsresiding on their community,” said the man or woman privy to Jio’s plans.

Reliance Jio Opens 4G offerings to the general public through worker Referral application

Reliance Jio Opens 4G Services to the Public via Employee Referral Program

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Reliance has no longer yet made an announcement about this referral program.
The provide comes with 10GB of loose voice and records for three months.
It additionally gives limitless get admission to for 90 days to the virtual lifestyles package deal.
Reliance Jio’s 4G services haven’t been officially rolled out but, but the launch seems impending,thinking about that an employee referral software is now underneath way.

whilst Reliance has but to make an reliable statement round this referral software, its personnel havepublished on fb, recruiting buddies with the offer of 10GB free voice and records for the subsequent 3months. the program is on an invitesimplest version, wherein personnel ship customers a completely unique code that desires to be provided at any Reliance digital or virtual explicit store.

“All you need to do is deliver me your mail identity and that i shall ship you an invite with a unique code.you may take a print of the identical go to any Reliance virtual or digital explicit keeppurchase 4G Volte LYF handset and avail this offer,” writes Vijay Kumar, an Assistant supervisor at Reliance Jio Infocomm in a facebook put up on Wednesday.
The referral program gives unlimited access for 90 days to its virtual life bundle, which includes voice calls, HD video, high pace information, and SMS. The bundle additionally offers get right of entry to to eight premium packageswhich provide live tv, films, television indicates, magazines, newspapers,news, and cloud garage. The provide additionally comes with coupons well worth Rs. 15,000 in JioMoney.users can be able to avail the provide by means of shopping any Lyf-branded telephone, which beginsat Rs. five,499.

also see: Lyf Wind 6 vs. Lyf Flame 1 vs. Lyf Earth 1 vs. Lyf Water 1

Reliance virtual is retailing five 4G smartphones under its Lyf logo – Lyf Flame 1 is the accesslevelcellphone, priced at Rs. 5,499; Lyf Wind 6 is priced at Rs. 6,499; Lyf Water 1 is priced at Rs. 14,599; Lyf Water 2 is priced at Rs. 14,690; and the Lyf Earth 1 is priced at Rs. 19,399 – on its internet site.

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