The week and the month could not have ended for Reliance Jio users on a better note as the company today announced some major benefits for prime members and non-prime members. On the other hand, Apple rolled out the newest iteration of the iOS, watchOS, and tvOS to compatible devices. The day also witnessed some major leaks around the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Moto G6. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s major reorganization saw the ouster of Windows chief Terry Myerson. Here’s an overview of the top news stories of the day.
Microsoft restructure sees Myerson out
Microsoft announced another round of major reorganization as it shifts its focus to an AI-first future. While the company has done such reorganizations on a yearly basis, this time it is seeing one of the prominent figures leaving the company. Terry Myerson, who headed Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group (WDG) since 2013, and is now leaving the company. Myerson joined Microsoft in 1997 when Microsoft bought his company Interse, and led the Exchange team.
iOS 11.3, tvOS, watchOS rolled out
Apple rolled out the latest iterations of its software for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. iOS 11.3 is said to be the biggest update after the introduction of iOS 11. The iOS 11.3 brings a lot of features including battery management, new capabilities for augmented reality, Business Chat feature support, and more. Significant addition with the watchOS 4.3 is the support for Nightstand mode. The tvOS 11.3, on the other hand, comes with auto frame rate switching on the 4th-gen Apple TV, and automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.
Moto G6 specs leaked
Alleged press renders of the Moto G6 leaked today, revealing most of the specifications of the upcoming smartphone. Based on the leaked renders, the smartphone sports an 18:9 display, with the earpiece, sensors and front flash above the display, and a thin capsule shaped fingerprint sensor at the bottom. At the back, you have a circular dual camera module with LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to launch early
Reports emerged today about Samsung mulling an early launch of the Galaxy Note 9 phablet to curtail the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S9. It is reported that the company will start manufacturing the display panels of the phablet in April, in order to launch the device in July. It is further reported that the company will skip adding the in-display fingerprint sensing technology for the Galaxy Note 9.
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Reliance Jio prime membership extension
Reliance Jio surprised prime members today by announcing an extension of their membership for 12 months without any additional charge. The Jio Prime membership benefits are originally scheduled to expire after March 31, 2018. Non-prime members who wish to gain the additional benefits can still sign up for the membership before tomorrow.