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WhatsApp Live Location, ZTE foldable phone, Reliance Jio diwali plans and more: Daily News wrap

Here’s a look at the top news stories of the day.

  • Published: October 18, 2017 10:03 PM IST

Another day of the week comes to an end, and it definitely did not disappoint us. The day saw some interesting launches, rollouts and surprises. Where WhatsApp finally launched the long expected live location sharing feature, ZTE launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone. HMD Global surprised its fans with an invite for a launch event tomorrow, and Reliance Jio surprised its fans with some new Dhan Dhana Dhan plans for Diwali. Also Read - WhatsApp Status video download: How to download someone else’s status video

WhatsApp Live Location

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The day began with the announcement of the long awaited live location sharing feature on WhatsApp, which will be rolled out on both iOS and Android in a few weeks. Enabled for both single and group chats, the feature essentially allows a user to share their real-time location with other WhatsApp user. A user can choose to share the location for 15 minutes, an hour or 8 hours, and can be stopped any time in between. Also Read - HalloApp: Two ex-WhatsApp employees develop this ad-free social networking app

READ: WhatsApp introduces Live Location sharing for iOS, Android apps

ALSO READ: Live Location to Snapchat-like Stories: WhatsApp features rolled out this year

ZTE dual-screen foldable smartphone

Then came in the news of the launch of ZTE Axon M in the US, which is a dual-screen foldable smartphone. The smartphone features two 5.2-inch screens that can be folded to the size of a traditional smartphone. The phone has three unique modes to accommodate various users needs. With dual mode, the users can open different apps on each screen simultaneously. When extended, the two screens can become one larger screen and offer game or video experience similar to that of a tablet. The mirror mode provides people the option of sitting across each other

and watch the same content on one device.

READ: ZTE Axon M dual-screen foldable smartphone launched: Specifications, features

HMD invite

HMD Global also sent out media invites today for an event scheduled for tomorrow, October 19, in China. While there is no official word about it, it is speculated that the company might release its next Nokia-branded Android smartphone. The company aims to launch close to a dozen phones this year, and it has already launched four smartphones by far. After the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8, however the Nokia 2, Nokia 7, and Nokia 9 are yet to be seen.

READ: HMD Global to host launch event on October 19, likely to launch new Nokia smartphone

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

After announcing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update at Build 2017, Microsoft today started rolling out the update for masses. It is available as a free update for desktops and laptops running on Windows 10 OS. The update brings new features, bug fixes, performance and stability improvements.

READ: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: How to download, new features and everything else you need to know

ALSO READ: Microsoft s new Fluent Design for Windows 10 takes on Google s Material Design

ALSO READ: Microsoft Build 2017: Impact and human emotion is what trumps technology

Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Diwali offer

Finally, after the recently announced Diwali offer on the Rs 399 plan by Reliance Jio, the company has now rolled out new Dhan Dhana Dhan plans. The new set of plan benefits will be available starting October 19, and will be applicable for all new as well as existing subscribers. As part of these unlimited benefits, customers can enjoy high speed data as per the plan offer followed by unlimited access at FUP-enforced

speeds, unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice calls.

READ: Reliance Jio Diwali Dhamaka offer: New Dhan Dhana Dhan plans launched

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  • Published Date: October 18, 2017 10:03 PM IST



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