PM Modi launches 5G in India, new devices from Fitbit, WhatsApp bans and other top tech news of the week – Gadgets Now

Gadgets Now Bureau02 Oct, 2022, 08:35AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (October 1) launched 5G services in the country, saying it was a “historic day for 21st century India” and added that the technology will revolutionise the country’s telecom sector. Launching the service at the four-day India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital, PM Modi spoke about the benefits of 5G in India and how the service will help the country’s technological revolution.

Click here to read the key highlights of what Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea announced and more.
Bharti Airtel’s 5G service will be available in select cities from Saturday (October 1), the company’s chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said at the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC 2022). With this, Bharti Airtel has become the first company to launch 5G services in the country.

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Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio will launch 5G services across the country by December 2023. Speaking at the IMC 2022 event, Ambani said Jio will launch affordable 5G services and cover every nook and corner of the country by December 2023. Ambani was speaking at the IMC 2022 event.

Click here’s the complete address given by Mukesh Ambani.

Vodafone-Idea is set to join the 5G bandwagon soon. Speaking at the inauguration of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman, Aditya Birla Group (a promoter company of telco Vodafone Idea along with UK’s Vodafone Group) said that Vodafone Idea will soon begin its 5G rollout journey.

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The government has directed YouTube to block 45 YouTube videos from 10 YouTube channels. The ministry of information & broadcasting issued orders to block the concerned videos late last week (September 23) under the provisions of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.

Click here to know the complete list of blocked YouTube videos and channels

WhatsApp has brought a new feature allowing users to create direct links to calls, both voice and video. This has been a common feature on video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google Chat, and Meet, but now it has come to WhatsApp. The feature dubbed “Call Links” lets people create links to video and voice calls and share it with their contacts on WhatsApp.

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Samsung and Axis Bank have launched a new co-branded credit card in India. The new Samsung-Axis Bank credit card will be powered by Visa and comes with a host of benefits such as cashback, reward points and more. Samsung Axis Bank credit card is offered in two variants – Signature and Infinite and both cards come with their own set of benefits and offer for users.

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Fitbit has expanded its smartwatch lineup in India with the launch of three new fitness trackers. The company has launched Fitbit Versa 4, Fitbit Sense 2 fitness watches and the Fitbit Inspire 4 fitness tracker. The company claims that all three models sport an improved design and promise to offer better performance. The wearables come equipped with a heart rate sensor, SpO2 monitor, stress monitor and more.

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GPS or Global Positioning System is a navigation protocol that is owned and developed by the US government. This satellite-based navigation system is the most popular one in the world and it is currently being used by several countries including India. In an attempt to make the nation ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-dependent), the government introduced the NavIC navigation protocol to reduce dependency on GPS and other systems.

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WhatsApp has brought a new feature allowing users to create direct links to calls, both voice and video. This has been a common feature on video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google Chat, and Meet, but now it has come to WhatsApp. The feature dubbed “Call Links” lets people create links to video and voice calls and share it with their contacts on WhatsApp.

Click here to know more about this new feature

Airtel has introduced an end-to-end home surveillance service — XSafe — in India. The service offers a variety of WiFi-based smart cameras, providing users with a 360-degree view of their premises from anywhere.

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Vivo has expanded its Y-series portfolio with the launch of Y16 in India. The smartphone is backed by a 5000mAh battery and is powered by the MediaTek P35 octa-core chipset. The smartphone comes in Stellar Black and Drizzling Gold colour variants.

Click here to know about Vivo’s latest smartphone

Samsung has expanded its smart TV lineup with the launch of new Frame TV. The latest Frame TV from Samsung comes with Customisable Bezels, Matte Display, Art Mode, and Samsung’s proprietary QLED technology.
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HMD Global has launched a new Android tablet – the Nokia T10 – in India. The tablet was first announced globally back in July this year. Nokia’s T10 tablet comes with an 8-inch HD display, UniSoc T606 chipset and more.

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After a long wait, Apple unveiled the 2nd-generation Apple AirPods Pro last month. The latest TWS earbuds from the company went on sale last week and now it has started receiving its first firmware update.

The firmware update is now available for AirPods Pro 2nd-generation models. According to the official Apple support page, the update carries version number 5A377 and it only brings Bug fixes and other improvements.
Click here to know more about the update

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