Hello everyone, welcome to daily news roundup where we take a look at all the important developments, announcements, rumors, and leaks that have taken places in the word of technology during the course of the day. We select the highlights of that day to inform you about things that really matter. Today was dominated by all the announcements that Reliance announced during its 41st AGM right from the JioPhone 2 to JioGigaFiber. These announcements came hours after reports emerged a JioMoney bug that the company refuted in its response.
Considering that today was a big day for Reliance and Jio, rival telecom operators BSNL and Airtel issued revisions to their existing data plans to compete with the company. Other announcements included confirmation that Samsung was planning to put Bluetooth technology in its S Pen that the company will ship with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. In addition to that, Asus India announced that it will launch its Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM in the market later this month. Now that we have provided the highlights on this news wrap, let’s jump into details about all the topics mentioned above.
Reliance announces JioPhone 2, JioGigaFiber, GigaTV, Jio Smart Home and more
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani make a number of key announcements at the 41st AGM of the company.
These announcements ranged from 25 million Indian users to the new JioPhone 2 with 2.4-inch display, QWERTY keypad, Reliance JioPhone exchange offer as part of the newly announced “Jio Monsoon Hungama” offer, arrival of YouTube, WhatsApp, and Facebook to the JioPhone and upcoming JioPhone 2, Reliance JioGigaFiber, Jio GigaTV set-top-box, to Jio Smart Home, and Jio Virtual Reality.
JioMoney bug exposes user data including Aadhaar number and mPIN
A new report emerged on the internet stating that JioMoney app has some serious security gaps which revealed the user data including the date of birth, Aadhaar number, and mPIN that the user has set to operate the app.
Jio issued a response adding that the claims of data leak were “unverified and unsubstantiated.”
Airtel updates its Rs 799 and Rs 1,199 postpaid plans
Telecom giant Airtel has updated its postpaid plan offerings and now the company is offering 100GB of 4G/3G/2G data per month for Rs 799 plan and 120GB of data for Rs 1,199.
The Rs 799 plan allows up to three connections on a single rental when you subscribe to a family plan, while the Rs 1,199 plan allows up to four connections.
BSNL reveals new broadband plan offering 20GB data every day at 20Mbps for Rs 491
The interesting part to note here is that users will be able to access this data at an impressive speed of up to 20Mbps along with unlimited voice calls to any network.
Samsung includes Bluetooth with the upcoming S Pen for music playback control
The documents did not reveal the reason for the company to add Bluetooth capabilities to the S Pen but it is likely that the reason for this is music playback control and using the S Pen as a timer while taking group photos or selfies.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM to go in sale later this month
The company clarified this at the launch event of its latest flagship, the Zenfone 5Z yesterday adding that it is on schedule to launch the new variant. The company had previously announced the 6GB RAM variant at the launch event of the Max Pro M1.