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WhatsApp limits forwarded messages, Google's Project Fuchsia detailed, JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer goes live, and more: Daily News Wrap

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  • Published: July 20, 2018 7:19 PM IST
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Greetings. It took long but Friday is finally here. Let us know how you plan to spend the weekend but before you do, how about getting up to date with latest tech news. So let’s get to the stories right away.

Google is quietly working on a successor to Android

Just think of a day when your Android smartphone gets a software update and replaces Android altogether. That might not be a distant dream afterall. Google is working quietly on the successor of Android called Project Fuchsia.

A new report states that Project Fuchsia’s primary goal is to address many of the shortcomings of Android and might do away with Linux as the shell. It is also believed to be built with voice as the central core of computing and it will also address fragmentation by giving manufacturers less ability to change the physical appearance.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM availability revealed

Asus has confirmed that Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM will be available starting July 26. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart and is priced at Rs 14,999.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 not only comes with more RAM – 6GB as opposed to existing models but also has an improved camera setup. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM has a dual rear camera setup comprising of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and an updated 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Idea Cellular launches Rs 595 long validity prepaid plan

Idea Cellular has launched new Rs 595 prepaid plan with long validity of 112 days. The new tariff plan is aimed at prepaid users and it comes with 10GB of 4G mobile data.

JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer goes live from July 20

Reliance Jio has confirmed that its JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer is now live. As part of JioPhone Monsoon Hungama, customers can replace their old feature for new JioPhone and get Rs 501 off on exchange. Consumers also get customized recharge plan when they avail this offer.

Honor 9N to launch in India on July 24

Honor 9N, the next smartphone from Huawei’s e-brand will launch in India on July 24. The smartphone will be exclusive to Flipkart, reveals a new leak and it is expected to sport a notched display. The smartphone is expected to be a rebranded version of Honor 9i (2018) that was launched recently in China.

WhatsApp announces another change to forwarded messages

WhatsApp says it will limit forwarding messages to five chats at one time in India. The Facebook-owned social media messaging taking new actions as a response to media reports of communal lynchings being triggered via WhatsApp.

WhatsApp says Indians forward the most number of messages, photos and videos than any other country. Now, it is putting a limit on that activity by restricting users from forwarding messages to a large number of users at once. While it is not the effective approach, it will help limit the spread of false information to some extent.

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  • Published Date: July 20, 2018 7:19 PM IST