Facebook launches app that will pay Android users in India, US to monitor phone usage

After facing flak for using unethical and discreet ways of collecting user-information, Facebook has decided to pay Android users in India and the US just to monitor how they use their phones.

To fulfil this purpose, the social networking giant has launched a new app called Study which is available for download on Google’s Playstore for Android users aged 18 and above.

The app would not only monitor installed apps on a person’s phone but also observe the amount of time spent on those apps along with details like the users’ location and additional app data which could reveal other specific features being used, The Verge reported on Tuesday.

“When analysing data from this app, we reference other information Facebook has about you, such as your age, gender and you use Facebook Company Products. This allows us to learn more about how participants use different services,” the Study app description on Google Playstore reads.

The company says it would not see any specific content, including messages, passwords, and websites the users visit, the report said.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the social media giant was secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” Virtual Private Network (VPN) that was letting the company access user’s data.

It was also highlighted that, since 2016, Facebook was paying users aged 13 to 35 up to $20 per month, plus referral fees, to sell their privacy by installing the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app.

Moreover, media reports also claimed that Facebook even asked users to screenshot their Amazon order history pages.

However, the launch of Study shows that Facebook clearly feels that it still needs this data on how people are using their phones, and that the company has learnt a thing or two from the last controversy, the report added.

The company has so far not disclosed the amount of money it is planning to offer the participants, who are required to have a PayPal account for receiving payments.

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Nokia 2 gets Android 8.1 Oreo but you have to request it manually

The latest update comes after HMD initiated beta testing of Android Oreo on the Nokia 2 which will receive the update directly from Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However, the update can be accessed only in select regions and will be only rolled out when requested manually by heading over to Nokia’s site.

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A week after rolling out Android 9 Pie to the Nokia 3.1 Plus, HMD Global has started seeding an update to its year and half old Nokia 2 smartphone. The latest update brings all the features of Android Oreo as the device gets a taste of Android 8.1 without ever receiving Android 8.0 in the first place.

The latest update comes after HMD initiated beta testing of Android Oreo on the Nokia 2 as we came to realise to realise that the Nokia 2 will receive an update to Android 8.1 directly from Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While HMD has indeed started rolling out the Android Oreo update to Nokia 2, the same can only be accessed manually unlike many other smartphones which receive updates over-the-air without any hassles.

How to update your Nokia 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo

Users who wish to upgrade their Nokia 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo will have to head over to Nokia will first need to head over to Nokia 2 upgrade page.

1. Once there, users have to note that the Android Oreo update can only be pushed to your Nokia 2 device if it’s pre-approved by your career and if the device passes eligibility for your region. 

2. If your device is indeed eligible, you can sign in with your Nokia account.

3. In the next step, you enter your IMEI number which can be accessed by typing “*#06#” in your dialer. Besides that, the registering page also requires your location and operator details. After which you can “Agree” to terms for installing Android 8.1 Oreo on your Nokia 2. 

4. As soon as you agree, you can click on “Request OTA” which will prompt about the latest update directly on your phone as a notification. 

5. At this point, you can directly download the update by connecting your phone via an unmetered internet connection and install it to run Android Oreo. 

The Nokia 2 was launched in India back in November 2017 for a price of Rs 6,999. The phone features a 5-inch HD LTPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The major highlight of the device is the 4100mAh battery, which the company claims to last 2 days. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 mobile platform clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone is backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. On the camera front, the device features an 8-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.

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How to transfer iPhone contacts to Android smartphone

How to transfer iPhone contacts to Android smartphone
If you are making a shift from an iPhone to an Android smartphone, then one of the difficulties you’ll face is shifting all your contacts to the latter. Transferring contacts from your iPhone to an Android smartphone involves two major things: exporting them to cloud and then importing them from there. So, you will first need to export your contacts to iCloud and then import them with the help of Google Contacts. And you can do it through with the help of Windows PC or a Mac device. Here are the detailed steps for transferring your contacts:

-Open Safari or Firefox browser on your computer. The method doesn’t work with Google Chrome.
-Go to iCloud.com.
-Sign in with your Apple ID.
-Click on ‘Contacts’.
-Then click on ‘All Contacts’ ( present at the top left corner).
-If you’ve got a Windows PC, press the ctrl and the A keys on your keyboard simultaneously. In case you have a Mac, do the same step with Command and A keys.
-Click ‘Settings’ (present in the bottom left).
-Click ‘Export vCard’. This will save your contacts as a .vcf file in your downloads. If a new window opens, select all of your contacts again, right click, and export.
-Press ctrl+A or command+A and click the Settings button.
-Click Export vCard.

Now, you need to import your vCard. Here’s how to do it.

-Open any web browser on your computer.

-Sign in to your Google account

-Click the Google apps button.

-Click ‘Contacts’.

-Click ‘Import Contacts’.

-Click ‘Choose File’.

-Click on your vCard and open it from your saved folder

-Click ‘Import’. It will take a few seconds for all of the contacts to appear.

-Click ‘Find’. If a red message pops, click ‘Merge’ to merge the duplicates.

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OnePlus hasn’t forgotten OnePlus 3, will rollout Android Pie update very soon

OnePlus 3

OnePlus is one of the few brands in the world of Android that takes special care of its devices when it comes to software support. The company was amongst the first in the world to roll out the Android Pie update to its OnePlus 6 shortly after the Google Pixel phones got the update. The company also updated the older OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T to Android Pie later in the year. However, it was doubtful whether the company would give the Pie treatment to the two-year-old OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Good news is that OnePlus hasn’t forgotten the OnePlus 3 series altogether.

OnePlus community manager David Y took to the OnePlus forum to confirm that the company will roll out Android Pie for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T very soon. However, before Pie comes to these older Android phones, OnePlus will roll out the latest security patch along with some bug fixes. Once the security patch comes out, OnePlus will give out the Android Pie update to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

“The next update will be a security patch update based on Android O, then Android Pie,” said David. “Can’t you guys just go and do something more meaningful than chasing the update…(facepalm),” he jokingly added.

If Android Pie comes to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it will be one of the few phones in the current times that gets a third major Android OS update. The phone was launched originally with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and received the Android 7 Nougat update. OnePlus also updated the OnePlus 3 and OnePLus 3T to Android Oreo which was assumed to be last OS update the handset will get. However, OnePlus surprised everyone by announcing an Android Pie update for the 2016 flagship killer.

The OnePlus 3 was launched back in 2016 as the third flagship launch of the company. The OnePlus 3 was a breath of fresh air after the unsatisfactory OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 offered a modern metal unibody design and an AMOLED display. Underneath, it was running on a Snapdragon 820 chipset along with 6GB RAM. It came with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. OnePlus rolled out the OnePlus 3T as a slight upgrade of the OnePlus 3 with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 821 chipset and a 16-megapixel front camera.

[“source=indiatoday”]

Best Android Mobile Phones Under 20000

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

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Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL launched on 16th January 2017, comes with a 6.8 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 64 GB
Display:
6.8 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
23 MP
Front Camera:
8 MP
Battery:
4600 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available At:
Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro launched on 30th March 2016, comes with a 6 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 32 GB
Display:
6 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
8 MP
Battery:
5000 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available At:
Amazon
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB

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Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB launched on 22nd May 2018, comes with a 6 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 64GB
Display:
6 (1080 x 2280)
Processor:
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 + 5 MP MP
Front Camera:
24 MP
Battery:
3500 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Available At:
Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

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Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus launched on 22nd May 2018, comes with a 6 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 450 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 32 GB
Display:
6 (1080 x 2280)
Processor:
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 + 5 MP MP
Front Camera:
24 MP
Battery:
3500 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 450
Available At:
Amazon
Oppo F3 Plus

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Oppo F3 Plus

Oppo F3 Plus launched on 22nd March 2017, comes with a 6 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.95 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Oppo F3 Plus – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 64 GB
Display:
6 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
1.95 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
16 & 8 MP
Battery:
4000 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
Available At:
Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro launched on 24th May 2017, comes with a 5.7 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 2.2 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 64 GB
Display:
5.7 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
2.2 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
16 MP
Battery:
3300 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available At:
Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro launched on 15th July 2017, comes with a 5.5 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.6 Ghz Octa core Exynos 7870 processor and runs on 3 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
3 GB | 64 GB
Display:
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
1.6 Ghz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
13 MP
Front Camera:
13 MP
Battery:
3600 mAH
Soc:
Exynos 7870
Available At:
Amazon
  • READ REVIEW
Motorola Moto Z Play

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Motorola Moto Z Play

Motorola Moto Z Play launched on 12th January 2017, comes with a 5.5 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 2 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and runs on 3 GB of RAM.

Motorola Moto Z Play – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
3 GB | 32 GB
Display:
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
2 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
5 MP
Battery:
3510 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available At:
Amazon
  • READ REVIEW
OnePlus 3

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OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 launched on 19th December 2016, comes with a 5.5 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 2.15 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs on 6 GB of RAM.

OnePlus 3 – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
6 GB | 64 GB
Display:
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
2.15 GHz,Quad
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
8 MP
Battery:
3000 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Available At:
Amazon
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime launched on 9th May 2017, comes with a 6.44 inch display & a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Smartphone is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and runs on 4 GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime – Specifications
Ram & Storage:
4 GB | 128 GB
Display:
6.44 (1080 x 1920)
Processor:
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating System:
Android
Primary Camera:
16 MP
Front Camera:
5 MP
Battery:
4850 mAH
Soc:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available At:
Amazon

Here’s is the summary list of Digit Top 10 Best Smartphones in India

Product Name Price starting from Available at
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 19999 amazon
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 31900 amazon
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB 18990 amazon
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 18990 amazon
Oppo F3 Plus 19999 amazon
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro 19999 amazon
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 17350 amazon
Motorola Moto Z Play 17990 amazon
OnePlus 3 17999 amazon
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 19999 amazon

 

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Android Q Likely to Offer Native Screen Recording Feature Like iOS: Report

Google released Android 9 Pie, the next gen of Android Oreo at the company’s I/O event last year. Following the company’s track record, Google is said to release the next version of Android which most likely is expected to be Android Q at this year’s I/O event which is scheduled to happen in the month of May. After churning the rumour mill, Google I/O developer conference has been scheduled to take place starting May 7 and it will continue until May 9. Like every year the I/O developer conference will yet again happen in Mountain View, California.

Ahead of the release of the next Android version, rumours and leaks about the upcoming Android Q have been making rounds on the internet for quite some time. Until now, the most talked rumour about the next Android version is that it will bring system-wide dark mode which is going to be word of mouth for the smartphone users in 2019. Now, a new report from XDA Developers suggests that Android Q or the next Android version from Google will come with support for Face ID-like facial recognition hardware which will basically enable users to have much secure face unlock authentication experience than ever before.

Android Q May Bring Several New Features

Google I/O 2019 Developer Conference is nearing. The date of the conference has been confirmed. The Google I/O 2019 developer conference has been scheduled for May 7 and it will continue until May 9. During the event, Google will talk about several products it has been working over the last year. It will announce the next-gen Android version after Pie at the same I/O event. Rumours and leaks about the features coming with Android Q have already become the talk of the town. One of the key feature that Android Q is expected to bring to smartphones in system-wide dark mode. Lately, even Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp revealed that it is bringing dark mode soon.

A new report now reveals another very interesting feature that the upcoming Android Q is expected to bring to the users. It is the Face ID-like facial recognition support. Additionally, some reports also suggest that the Android Q will also come with other features like — system-wide screen recording tool, new emergency shortcut, updated notification management mechanism, and lastly the new Android version could bring WPA3 security standard support.

With the addition of the native support for Face ID-like hardware feature, Google could be looking towards improving users security. Android Q’s AOSP build has been leaked and it shows that the next Android version will have the ability to actively check the presence of dedicated facial recognition hardware even before moving ahead with a secure process.

Android Q to Offer Native Screen Recording Feature

Notably, Android Q’s Face ID protocol reportedly requires users to provide additional information such as security PIN, password or pattern lock which will basically work as a secondary security pathway. Reports in fact also suggest that Android Q’s facial recognition system will enable users to log in to some applications and services besides just unlocking the phone.

Additionally, another report coming from 9to5Google suggests that Android Q will come bundled with some of the other features like system-wide screen recording. This feature will basically allow users to record their screen content or even add their own voiceover during the recording process is ongoing and then share it with others. The next Android version is also said to come with some other security features like WPA3 support for Wi-Fi.

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WhatsApp may soon allow users to lock, unlock app via fingerprint sensor

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WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others.

According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the feature is current under development in Beta for Android 2.19.3 version.

“After working to implement Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS (that aren’t available yet for development reasons), WhatsApp has finally started to work on the Authentication feature on Android, using your Fingerprint!” said the report on Tuesday.

The fingerprint authentication feature will be available under the ‘Privacy’ menu. Once you enable the fingerprint feature, your WhatsApp will be completely protected from others to be seen.

“The user will need to authenticate his identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers). It will protect the entire app, so it’s not used to lock specific conversations,” the report added.

This feature would be available in future for any Android user (and later for iOS users too) having Android Marshmallow and newer operating systems and a fingerprint sensor.

[“source-“hindustantimes”]

Redmi Go: Everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone

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Xiaomi is set to be the latest smartphone brand to join Google’s Android Go programme. The company’s first phone under this new series is going to be Redmi Go. Expected to launch early next year, Xiaomi Redmi Go is also said to be the company’s most affordable smartphone thus far.

For the uninitiated, Android Go is Google’s new programme under which it optimises its latest version of Android operating system for low-end phones. The lightweight operating system is backed by a wide catalogue of lite apps including YouTube Go, Files Go, and Maps Go among others.

Google says Android Go works with phones featuring low-end specs such as 512MB or 1GB of RAM. Android Go also has optimisation for faster loading of applications – Google claims it’s about 15% faster than the full-fledged operating system.

Ahead of the official launch, Xiaomi Redmi Go has already made an unofficial appearance on the web. The phone with M1903C3GG model number has been spotted certification platforms in the US, China, and Russia, hinting at a global launch of the phone.

According to the listings, Xiaomi Redmi Go will come with an 18:9 display with Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-SIM support. The phone will run on Android 9 Pie (Go edition) and have 1GB of RAM. Right now, there’s no word on other important specifications such as processor and camera capacity.

Xiaomi Redmi Go could be one of the top phones from the company early next year. Xiaomi is also working on a mid-range smartphone with 48-megapixel rear camera. Called Redmi 2 Pro, this Xiaomi phone is expected to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Other expected features of the phone include 480 fps HD slo-mo recording, three-rear cameras, and Adreno 612 GPU for graphics.

Xiaomi’s perhaps last phone of the year is going to be the Mi Play. Set to launch on December 24, Xiaomi Mi Play will come with waterdrop notch, radiant glass-like back panel, and gaming-focused features. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review

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Essential Phone, developed by Android co- founder Andy Rubin, discontinued

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Essential Phone, the smartphone designed and developed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, is finally dead. Launched in August, 2017, Essential Phone also known as PH-1 was one of the world’s smartphone to come with a notch display – later made mainstream by Apple with iPhone X-series.

Essential Phone was listed as “out of stock” on the company’s e-store last week. The smartphone has also disappeared from Amazon but some third-party retailers are still selling the smartphone. Essential confirmed that the company will no longer replenish the stocks.

“We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory. We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community,” 9to5Google quoted the company as saying late on Friday.

Owners of the Essential Phone, however, will continue to receive security and firmware updates in future. Interestingly enough, the phone was rumoured to receive updates till Google’s Android Q OS which is expected to roll out in 2020.

Rocky start of Essential Phone
Announced in 2016, Essential was backed by $300 million from several investors. Considered as one of the most ambitious startup of 2018, the company reportedly spent about $100 million on building first wave of its products.

Despite initial interest from the industry and consumers, Essential Phone failed to take off. The smartphone also struggled to sell because of various software bugs and steep price tag. The company quickly expanded into new markets but sales continued to be underwhelming. This led to lay off about 30% of its employees. The company then had about 120 employees.

Following the poor sales, Essential had to drop the plans for a successor to the Essential Phone. The company briefly dropped development of a home smart device which was supposed to compete with Amazon and Google. Earlier this year, Essential was rumoured to be planning to sell itself.

Scandals
Essential’s brief journey in the consumer electronics space hasn’t been not without controversies. Shortly after the release of its first phone, the company inadvertently leaked data of its customers. Extending apology to its customers, Rubin described the data leak as “humiliating” and that he was “personally responsible” for the error.

“…we made an error in our customer care function that resulted in personal information from approximately 70 customers being shared with a small group of other customers. We have disabled the misconfigured account and have taken steps internally to add safeguards against this happening again in the future,” he wrote in a blog post.

Andy Rubin was back in news in October this year when a report in New York Times claimed that Google had handed him $90 million exit package despite a sexual misconduct allegation. The report also said that Rubin was granted “a stock grant worth $150 million” by Google before his exit in 2014. Rubin, however, dismissed the report saying it had “numerous inaccuracies” and “wild exaggerations.”

[“source-“hindustantimes”]

Reliance Jio launches mobile browser for Android, promises fast speed, low data usage

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After Xiaomi, Reliance Jio has launched a standalone mobile browser for Android users in India. Called JioBrowser, Reliance’s new browser is promised to deliver faster speed and consume lesser data. The app supports up to eight Indian languages, for now.

Reliance JioBrowser: How to download and install

You can download Reliance JioBrowser from Google Play Store. The application is roughly 5MB in size and is compatible with phones running on Android 5.0 and above. The app has over 1,000,000+ installs with 4.4 average rating. Download link.

Reliance JioBrowser: Interface

Reliance Jio’s new mobile browser is not very different from other lightweight mobile browsers such as UC Web. While the application UI is smooth and easy-to-use, focus is rather on the content than browsing.

The home page features a Google News-like feed with content from different publications. Users can add more categories to the News Feed. The interface seems to be inspired by Google’s Material Design, which is certainly not a negative. It’s neat and easy to get started.

Reliance JioBrowser: Top features

Voice search: Reliance Jio has integrated Google’s voice search in its search bar. The searched content (audio) is saved to the registered Google account on your phone. Google Assistant is also available on Chrome and Xiaomi’s Mint browser.

External share: JioBrowser users can share web pages with friends on other applications. You need to tap on three dots menu on the right top corner > tap on share icon > choose the app you want to share with.

JioBrowser consumes lesser data while web browsing (Screenshot/Jio)

Privacy, security: Like any other mobile browser, JioBrowser allows you to browse the web in incognito mode. Under the Settings, users can also clear cache, browser cookies and web storage.

What’s missing on JioBrowser

Dark Mode: At the moment, JioBrowser does not support native Dark Mode feature. Dark Mode inverts the white theme into black or grey-tone to make the content more comfortable to eyes.

Multi-tasking: Since it’s a stripped down version of a main browser, don’t expect dynamic features like Read Mode or customise the window panels. Users, however, can increase the text size of the content within the application.

[“source-“hindustantimes”]