Samsung Galaxy F41 smartphone

Top 5 Upcoming Smartphones in October and November 2020

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India Plans Launch of Mobile App Store As Alternative to Apple, Google

India is planning to launch its own Android App Store (mobile app store) as an alternative to Apple and Google, Reuters reports
 
A senior government official has said that there are about 500 million smartphone users in India, most of whom use Google’s Android platform. Indian companies constantly complain about their policies. Such a situation is not good for a Startup.
 

Paytm expresses displeasure 

Paytm, the highest-paying company to Google, had last month opposed the US tech giant’s decision to remove its app for a few hours. On the other hand, Alphabet-owned Google has said this week it is strictly implementing a policy that will take 30% commission of payments made by apps (mobile apps) on its Android store.

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There’s already an App Store

In response to some earlier reports, a senior government official said that no formal request has been received so far. But it is being considered to develop a mobile platform. India already has a mobile app store with more than 1,200 apps from the government, the official said.
 
In addition, Paytm can also consider the subject with the Indian government. Google said in a statement that nearly 3 percent of developers on its Play Store has sold digital goods in the past 12 months. About 97% of the payment systems follow the policy.

Constantly expressing the need

Many Indian startup founders are in need of a local app store. Vishal Gondal, the co-founder of Bengaluru-based gaming firm N.S.F. Games, said, “If we pay Google 30% and customers pay for acquisitions, how will our businesses survive, so it’s very important to have a local app store now.”

‘Google becomes judge, jury, and executioner’

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma said in an interview that Google was “acting as a judge, jury, and executioner”. He disagreed with all Google’s arguments but had to remove some things to reestablish his app.

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Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker Launched

Google has launched the Nest Audio smart speaker at the virtual night event. The new Nest Audio Smart Speaker is offered in slim profiles with superior sound quality. It uses 70 percent of recycled plastic with fabric design. Google Nest Audio is priced at $99.99 (Approximately Rs. 7,400).

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker Specifications

This new Nest Audio smart speaker comes with 75 percent louder and 50 percent more strong bass than Google Home. It has a 75 mm woofer, 19 mm tweeter, 3 microphones, 2-stage mic mute switches. It is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. Moreover, it comes with Bluetooth v5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. It also features capacitive touch controls. The key to this smart speaker is that it has in-built Chromecast support for streaming.

Google Nest smart speaker has a Media EQ feature that automatically adjusts audio profiles to content. Ambient IQ controls the volume by itself as noise. Other features include stream transfer and multi-room control.

Google Nest Audio Price

Google Nest speaker is priced at $99.99 (approximately Rs. 7,400). However, the exact price in India has not yet been disclosed. Available in Speaker, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, and Sky Color Variants.

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Samsung to Launch a New Good Lock ‘Keys Cafe’ Module

Samsung teases a new Good Lock ‘Keys Cafe’ module to customize the Samsung Keyboard app. Samsung’s Good Lock Suite of Customization Tools has recently launched two exciting new modules – Pentastic and Wonderland. The new Pentastic module themes the S Pen experience on your Samsung Galaxy Note/Tablet devices and the Wonderland module lets you create live wallpapers from any image of your choice.

According to the company’s recent press release, the upcoming Keys Cafe module will let you edit Samsung’s keyboard app as per your choice. You can change the keyboard height and width, customizing the keyboard layout accordingly. The company will release to its consumers a wide range of themes to edit the format of the keyboard app.

In addition, the Keys Cafe module will come with a game feature aimed at helping you reduce typos by turning typing into games. This feature will give you scores and rankings based on your performance, helping you improve your typing accuracy over time.

The Keys Cafe module will be available on Samsung models with One UI 2.1 and above, starting next month. To use the module, you’ll need to update the Samsung Keyboard app to version 5.1.05.

With the upcoming Keys Cafe module, Samsung has announced an update to the Home Up module. The update will introduce a new Share Manager feature that will let you hide specific share commands from the sharing window, manage your direct share contacts, and select the apps you want to see in the sharing window. The new Share Manager feature will soon be available on one UI 2.5 and above.

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