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WhatsApp Will Stop Working on Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry OS Phones on June 30

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp will end support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 Support for Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 platforms also dropped Users can upgrade to a new device or platform to continue using WhatsApp WhatsApp users still on handsets running the ageing BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 and S60 platforms will not be able to […]

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ZTE’s Nubia Z17 Receives Its First Android Software Update

June 16, 2017

ZTE’s latest flagship smartphone, the Nubia Z17 is now receiving its first Android software update. The handset is currently running on Nubia UI 5.0, and the new update will bring the build version to v2.39. Based on the changelog posted, the package brings several optimizations and fixes to the device, including a fix for a Wi-Fi issue […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS New firmware update for Galaxy S8+ said to be rolling out now Brings minor changes to the UI The update includes June security update Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update to its Galaxy S8+ smartphone in select markets. The new firmware update also brings June Android security patch that was recently released […]

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Trai Says Public Wi-Fi Hotspots Could Slash Mobile Data Costs by 90 Percent

July 14, 2016

Trai has floated the paper, seeking answers by August 10 The estimated cost on Wi-Fi could be less than 2p per MB Currently, it’s 23p per MB on mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G connections Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday sought public views on allowing non-telecom companies to participate in setting up public Wi-Fi hotspots, and […]

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Aircel, Airtel 4G Spectrum Trading Deal Approved by DoT

July 11, 2016

Airtel will use Aircel’s 4G spectrum in eight telecom circles The agreement between both the companies is worth Rs. 3,500 crores The 20MHz 2300 4G spectrum of Aircel will be used by Airtel Telecom Ministry is learnt to have cleared the Rs. 3,500-crore 4G spectrum trading deal between service providers Bharti Airtel and Aircel. “The […]

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Chrome OS and Linux Users Can Now Make Phone Calls From Skype for Web

July 11, 2016

Chrome OS and Linux user can now make phone calls through Skype’s Web version Video calling feature is not available as of now Skype’s Android app can be installed on selective Chrome OS devices It seems like Microsoft has finally chosen a more accommodative stance as the company seems to have allowed Chrome OS and […]

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Spectrum Auction Likely to Be Held in September

July 11, 2016

Government expects to hold the mega spectrum auction in September, through which it hopes to garner Rs. 5.66 lakh crores, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday. The minister, who took charge earlier this week, said: “We expect spectrum auction to be finalised in September.” Last month, the Union Cabinet had approved the spectrum auction […]

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Facebook Unveils OpenCellular, an Open Source Wireless Access Platform

July 11, 2016

In a fresh bid to connect nearly four billion people to Internet, Facebook on Thursday announced an open source and cost-effective, software-defined wireless access platform aimed to improve connectivity in remote areas of the world. The platform named OpenCellular is designed to improve connectivity since it can be deployed to support a range of communication […]

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