06th Aug 2016
The week started off with a rumour that Xiaomi may foray into the VR by launching their first ever VR headset dubbed, the Mi VR, and ended with the rumour getting confirmed as Xiaomi launched the Mi VR headset, though it's not upto our expectations.
We also saw a couple of launches, came up with a few listicles, and as friendship day is on Aug 7, Sunday, we even listed out five gadgets you can have as your new friend.
Speaking about launches, we saw M1 IEM earphones by Brainwavz, Eluga Arc2 smartphone with dual 2.5D curved glass by Panasonic, YOGA 710 laptop by Lenovo, New variant of Zenfone Selfie by Asus, Redmi 3s by Xiaomi, Unite 4 Plus by Micromax, and Mi VR headset.
We also witnessed Windows 10 getting its much awaited anniversary update and demonstrated how to get it manually. We even reviewed Portronics Muffs XT Bluetooth headphones.
Rumours, exclusive stories, reviews, and a number of launches have made this week very exciting. However, if you had missed out any of our stories, do not worry. Here's a chance, as usual, to go back and review some of our exciting stuff:
1. Xiaomi VR Headset Now Official
While the company was expected to launch the VR headset supporting Google's Daydream, it seems that the company has instead, announced a very basic headset. However, it seems to work with Mi VR companion app which is an open platform and has contents from various publishers including CondeNast.
2. ZTE To Unveil Crowdsourced Smartphone At CES Next Year
Who doesn't know about 'Project CSX', an initiative by ZTE where the company actually crowdsources ideas and suggestions for a new mobile device. However, taking this initiative a step ahead, the company has now launched a new website to collect ideas from different users. The company has also announced that the crowdsourced smartphone would be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, next year.
3. Samsung Note 7 - What The Geeks Feel About The New Phablet?
After all the recent rumours regarding the new Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner and other interesting features, Samsung has finally revealed the new smartphone officially at the Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event held in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro. While the smartphone has been announced to be available for the public starting Aug 19, no information regarding the price and market details have been provided yet. The announcement has definitely taken the whole of tech fraternity into storm and a lot of tech bloggers and gurus are going crazy about Galaxy Note 7.
4. These 5 Gadgets Can Be Your Best Buddies This Friendship Day
What if your close friends are your smartphone, your favorite headphone, your laptop, or, even a fitness band! Not surprising at a time when gadgets have become the part and parcel of our digital lifestyle, so much that, we actually become closer to them than we can get to a real-person. Now, does this sound something like your own life? As Friendship Day is just around the corner (Sunday, August 7), let’s explore some gadgets you may want to add to your tech savvy life.
5. OnePlus Dash Charge Now A Boon To Custom ROMs
Charging a smartphone is probably one of the most responsible jobs in our daily life today. Yes, I am sure you all will agree on this.. and this job is usually carried out around 2-3 PM, when we have already come through half a day at our office making phone calls, sending SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube when we need a break from our routine.
6. Will Apple Watch 2 Get A Thinner Display?
While we are still not confirmed on this, there are a few reports that have been pointing towards a thinner display screen that might come with the new Apple Watch 2. Featuring a new display technology that can make the upcoming Apple Watch thinner than the original, it is expected to free up some internal space giving scope for a more powerful battery
7. 5 Things To Know About Android Nougat Before It Rolls Out
The latest instalment of Android, version 7.0, also christened as Nougat is all set to be launched officially on Aug 5... and we are counting moments! While we already know that LG's V20 is going to be the first smartphone to get Android Nougat, a lot of other interesting facts are being leaked recently, including a tweet -- 'Sorry Nexus 5 owner, no Nougat for you' by Evan Blass, popularly known by Twitter handle @evleaks.
8. Portronics Muffs XT: Unboxing And Review
Muffs XT is the latest on-ear Bluetooth headphones by Portronics that features a minimalistic and an elegant look. The headphone is definitely a takeaway deal at a price of INR 1,999. Muffs XT comes with 40mm drivers for producing great audio output... especially the bass where you can clearly feel the thump. It also features a built-in microphone and audio controls mounted on the right ear-pad giving you a complete control over music and phone calls.
9. LG’s V20 To Be The First Android Nougat Smartphone
What’s cooking between LG and Google? Last night the Korean major announced that their latest V20 smartphone would be the first to sport Android Nougat operating system. So does this mean that Google has abdicated its right to launch the new OS from one of its own Nexus brand devices?
10. How To Get Windows 10 Anniversary Update Manually
After waiting for a long time, we finally have some clue regarding the Windows 10 anniversary update, and it’s around the corner. You may get the update rollout any time and you will be able to enjoy lots of improvements and new features. But if you are impatient enough to actually wait until you get the update, you have two options to witness the update right away.
Top 10 Consumer Tech Stories Of The Week
Here are the top 10 stories on TechTree that you may have missed during the week... 30th July to 5th August.
- NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 Mesh System to Augment Your Home Wi-Fi Network for Improved Work Efficiency
- Motorola announces its new flagship in India with the Fastest, Loudest, Boldest; motorola edge+
- Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 are now available in India
- Genelec Announces 1235A: Classic Heritage, Cutting Edge Performance
- Unbox Robotics, an early stage startup from the maiden cohort of Entrepreneur First, receives initial round of funding
- boAt audio ranked No.1 in India in the earwear category
- Kodak HD LED TV launches India’s most affordable Dolby vision Android certified 4K TVs
- Global debut of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi Note 9 Pro in India
- POCO announces ‘Head for Red’ sale for Phoenix Red POCO X2
- Xiaomi India launches new Mi Dual Driver In-Ear Earphones