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LG launches India’s first smartphone with panic button ‘112’




New Delhi, Feb 22

In line with the government’s initiative to make the “Panic Button” service on mobile phones mandatory from March 2017, South Korean electronics conglomerate LG on Wednesday launched “K10 2017” smartphone that comes with the panic button service “112”.

With this, LG Electronics has become the first company to adhere to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendation to have a single number ‘112′ for all emergency calls across the country.

“The panic button, 112, is a great initiative and we must applaud the efforts of LG Electronics who is developing technology for the betterment of the society,” Union IT and Electronics Minister and chief guest Ravi Shankar Prasad told media at the launch event here.

Priced at Rs 13,990, the smartphone features 5.3-inch HD in-cell touch display, 1.5GHz octa-core processor paired up with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

“The emergency dialling number 112 is the need of the hour. I would like to thank LG for spearheading this noble initiative mandated by the Government of India,” added Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder and National President, Indian Cellular Association.

The 4G-VoLTE device has 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and houses 2,800mAh battery.

“Keeping in view of consumers’ needs and the Government of India initiatives, we are happy to bring LG K10-2017 built on India-Insight,” added Amit Gujral, Corporate Marketing Head, LG India.




Twitter suffers another worldwide outage




San Francisco, April 21: For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.

Twitter confirmed the problem on Friday and said it had resolved the issue.

“Earlier today, people were unable to send Tweets for about 30 minutes. We’ve resolved the internal issue and we’re sorry for the disruption,” the microblogging site said on its Twitter Support account.

Users in Britain, France and across the US all said they had experienced difficulties posting messages or viewing their timeline, The Telegraph reported.

In the US, the issue did not appear to be quite as widespread as the incident on April 17 in which the Twitter suffered another outage, according to a TechCrunch report.

“Some users may have experienced problems sending and viewing Tweets earlier today. This issue is now resolved,” Twitter said confirming the April 17 incident.

A similar problem was reported earlier this month. Twitter said the issue on April 9 persisted only for 10 minutes.

“Earlier today, we identified an issue affecting Tweets with media or links not sending and instead returning an error message. The issue persisted for less than 10 minutes, and was resolved shortly after. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the microblogging site said on April 9.


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‘Vivo V9 Youth’ with dual rear camera launched in India




New Delhi, April 20: Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday unveiled “Vivo V9 Youth” — a customised variant of the Vivo V9 flagship smartphone for the youth.

Priced at Rs 18,990, “Vivo V9 Youth” comes with a 6.3-inch “Fullview” display 2.0, 16MP and 2MP dual rear camera, 16MP artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera and 32GB ROM, expandable up to 256GB.

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“With the launch of ‘Vivo V9 Youth’, we are bringing the best features of our flagship V9 in a new avatar for our young and modern consumers,” said Kenny Zeng, CMO, Vivo India.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor,3260mAh battery and runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 ( based on Android 8.1).

“The device is for consumers who want a holistic and powerful smartphone experience at a competitive price,” Zeng added.

Just like Vivo’s flagship device, “Vivo V9 Youth” also comes with “Game Mode” that would allow users to block all messages, calls, and alerts during gaming sessions.


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Truecaller hits 100mn daily active users globally




New Delhi, April 19: Popular communication app Truecaller on Thursday announced that in less than a year, the app has leapfrogged from 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) to 100 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.

“There are only a handful of mobile-only services that impact as many users each and every day and we are humbled to be able to join this exclusive group,” Alan Mamedi, CEO and Co-founder of Truecaller wrote in a blog post.

From simple beginnings as a Caller ID and spam blocking app, Truecaller has now become a full-fledged communications platform with calling, SMS, Flash Messages and payment services.

“We could never have predicted that Truecaller would become a resource for women’s safety in many countries; or that it would be used for e-commerce and courier services around the globe to facilitate the difficult last mile of delivery, or allow more people to experience a data-only product in offline mode,” Mamedi added.

In January, the Stockholm-headquartered Truecaller launched “Truecaller Backup” feature for Android devices which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive.

“‘Truecaller Backup’ has been one of the most requested features by its users and will simplify a user’s transition to a new phone or SIM card by securely backing-up their contacts and settings and stored on your Google Drive,” the company said.

The “Airtel Truecaller ID” service now has over one million paying subscribers across India.

With this subscription-based service, all feature phone users with Airtel mobile service can use “Airtel Truecaller ID” to see who’s calling.


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