News reports today highlighted that the OnePlus 5 and 5T can’t play Netflix in HD. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi A1 got a permanent price drop of Rs 1,000. Also, YouTube Rewind celebrated what Indians watched, shared, and created in 2017. Let’s take a look at how the day panned out. Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaks
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A member of the OnePlus community forums first spotted that the OnePlus 5T was not able to play HD-quality videos that are streamed from Netflix, Google Play Movies, and even Amazon Prime Video. Currently, the smartphone supports only SD playback and the limitation extends to the older OnePlus 5 as well. A company spokesperson, however, responded to the situation, confirming that it’s working on an update to enable Widevine Level 1.
Xiaomi Mi A1 price cut
The Xiaomi Mi A1 has received a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000. The revised price of the smartphone now stands at Rs 13,999 on Flipkart and Mi.com. The Mi A1 was launched in India in September at Rs 14,999. The USP of the smartphone is stock Android OS, metal unibody design, and a dual-rear camera setup. The Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
YouTube Rewind is back
Vidya Vox, comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam aka BB Ki Vines and Nisha Madhulika, a vegetarian Indian YouTube chef, were among the top 10 creators of 2017. The YouTube Rewind 2017 report said that Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya (title track), followed by Tamma Tamma Again and Guru Randhawa: High Rated Gabru official song were the top trending music videos in the country.
Phil Schiller says Android’s Face ID attempts will “all stink”
Apple s marketing chief, Phil Schiller had just three-word review for Android smartphone companies attempts at Face ID They all stink . Schiller further said that he isn t surprised that other companies are attempting to replicate the feature. The facial recognition system will verify the user s identity for Apple Pay, and by unlocking the handset, it allows the user to employ the gestures required to do all of the things that the iPhone home button used to do.
India ranks 109th in global mobile download speeds
According to data from Ookla s November Speedtest Global Index, India is ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed, which is a 15 percent increase. India is 76th for fixed broadband speed, globally. At the beginning of this year — 2017 — the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65 Mbps. When it comes to mobile internet download speed, India comes an average speed of 8.80 Mbps. Singapore takes the top spot for fixed broadband with a 153.85 Mbps average download.
Flipkart more ‘trusted’ than Amazon
According to a new survey, Flipkart is the most trusted brand when compared to Amazon India. A survey by e-commerce advisory firm Redseer Management Consulting stated that consumers trust Flipkart as a brand more than Amazon. The survey was conducted on the basis of three parameters most trusted brand, best value, and buying experience to capture consumer perceptions. However, Redseer noted that it was not based on the business performance.
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