With the big Walmart-Flipkart deal in the news, a big surprise comes in the form of co-founder Sachin Bansal leaving the e-commerce venture. Also, the OnePlus 6 news and leaks continue to roll in, Xiaomi launches a new affordable smartphone, Apple iPhones also fall prey to the WhatsApp ‘black dot’ bug, and more. Here are all the big stories from the world of technology today.
Sachin Bansal is leaving Flipkart
Co-founder of Flipkart Sachin Bansal won’t be part of Flipkart under the control of Walmart. While the other co-founder Binny Bansal will stay on at Flipkart, Sachin will be selling his stake and moving on as Walmart reportedly only wants one of the co-founders to remain in the organization. Sachin wrote an emotional Facebook post announcing the decision today, although he will net about $1 billion from the sale of his stake in Flipkart. Early retirement, perhaps?
Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 6.1 on sale in India
The latest smartphones from HMD Global-owned Nokia are now available in India, both online and offline. A variety of offers are applicable on the two phones, including cashbacks, freebies, free data and more.
Apple devices hit by the WhatsApp ‘Black Dot’ bug
A few days after reports of the ‘black dot’ bug affecting WhatsApp on Android smartphones, it has now been found that the bug affects iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4 beta devices as well. A specific emoji on WhatsApp causes the app to crash, and forwarding the message on the Messages app can cause a similar major failure on that app and the phone as well.
OnePlus 6 new renders leak, Fast AF sale announced
Not a day goes by without talking about the OnePlus 6, and things will stay that way for a few more days at least. Today, new renders of the OnePlus 6 have leaked, and details of a special sale called ‘Fast AF‘ have also emerged. The sale will help buyers get extra cashbacks on the purchase of the OnePlus 6.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 launched
After a lot of speculation, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has finally launched in China. The device features a 5.99-inch HD+ screen, a dual-camera setup, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC under the hood. The phone is priced from RMB 999 (approximately Rs 10,500) onwards.
ZTE ceases main business in the US after ban
Chinese telecom giant and smartphone maker ZTE has announced that it has ceased its main business operations in the US, after the imposition of a ban by the Commerce Department of the United States. The company is working to try and get the ban reversed or modified, but has suspended operations while the ban is in effect.
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