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LENS ADDED TO GOOGLE ASSISTANT

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Lens was announced at Google I/O 2017, and began rolling out to Photos a few weeks ago. Lens is a machine-learning powered successor to Google Goggles. It can identify objects and landmarks in photos. Google said it would eventually arrive in Assistant, and now it looks like the time has come.

Google Lens aims to pull information from your phone's camera feed and show you results based on that information. The Lens icon first replaced the info icon in pictures inside the gallery. And now finally the Google Assistant gets the Lens.

HOW TO USE LENS - The new Lens button appears at the bottom right corner of the Google Assistant and tapping on it opens the camera. From there, we can tap on the object we want to search and the Assistant will try to figure out what it is. It is similar to the Lens in Google Photos, except we can take the pictures instantly and search it.


PHONES GETTING THE LENS - Initially this feature was Pixel exclusive but now it seems to be rolling out to a wider ra…

Nokia 1 - Nokia's Little Champ

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HMD Global with the exclusive license of Nokia brand name recently launched an efficient but handy smartphone, the Nokia 1. It is the the most affordable 4G smartphone in Nokia's smartphone lineup. It comes in two colors variants warm red and dark blue.



PROCESSOR -
Our little smartphone comes with Mediatek 6737M, 1.1GHz quad-core processor. Though not meant for gaming purpose it can serve every days needs quite well.

MEMORY AND STORAGE - 
Nokia 1 comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, expandable upto 128GB.

OPERATING SYSTEM - 
The phone comes with Android 8. 1 Oreo (Go Version ) with promised updates in future. The Go version is optimized for faster app opening and data saving experience. It has all the basic apps like Facebook, Whatsap, Google Maps, YouTube and many more preloaded.
Yes, it has the Google assistant too!

CAMERAS -
It has a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and a 2MP secondary front camera which supports video calling. The camera performance is just average.

BA…

HUAWEI P20 LITE

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Here comes Huawei with a mid-range version of its flagship variant, the P20 Lite. Priced around $370 or 24000INR it becomes a quite affordable yet powerful and good looking smartphone. The phone comes with NFC. The box contains earphones too which are missing in most of the present day smartphones. It has face unlock. Available color will be Kein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black.
PROCESSOR - It is powered by Huawei's Hisilicon Kirin 659 octacore CPU and Mali T830 GPU for gaming and graphics.

DISPLAY AND DESIGN - Display of the phone is of 5.84" IPS LCD with screen resolution 2280×1080(432ppi). The phone has the same notch over display design like the flagships P20 and P20 Pro. It has glass back panel.

OPERATING SYSTEM - P20 Lite runs on Android Oreo, 8.0.0 topped with EMUI 8.0.0 custom skin.

CAMERA - It has dual 16 MP (f/2.2, 1.0 ┬Ám) + 2 MP real camera with phase detection autofocus amd dual-tone LED flash. Video capturimg is maximum upto 1080p. At the front we get a16 MP (f/2.…

HUAWEI P20 and P20 PRO

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Huawei recently launched two flagship phones- the Huawei P20 and the P20 pro. They have face unlocking and improved battery life. The comes in black, gold, twilight and midnight blue color variants with stunning looks.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN- The phones have the same IPhone X notch look from the front. P20 has 5.8' LCD and P20 pro has a 6.1' OLED display. Fingerprint sensor is located just below the display. The P20 Pro is IP67 while the P20 us IP53. Both phones have glass panels at the back.

PROCESSOR - The phones come with Kirin 970, octacore processor which is Huawei's own processor.

CAMERAS - Huawei is calling the phones master photography pieces. The P20 Pro has a triple camera setup - 40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor, 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor and a 8MP f/2.4 sensor with telephoto lens.  The P20 has a dual rear camera of 12+20 MP. Both phones have a 24MP front camera with AI image stabilisation.
MEMORY AND STORAGE- The P20 Pro comes with 6GB RAM and th P20 has 4GB of RAM. The phon…

LENOVO S5

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Lenovo has recently launched the S5 phone as a competitor to Redmi Note 5 pro. The phone is available in red and black colors. It has Type-C charging port and face unlock system. The phone only lacks a gyroscope sensor.

FULL SPECIFICATIONS  :
PROCESSOR - The phone is powered by Snapdragon 625, octacore CPU clocked at 2GHZ.

DISPLAY - It has a 5.7 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacive touch screen. It has 1080×2160 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass.

CAMERA - At the rear it has dual 13MP+13MP cameras with f/2.2 aperture with dual LED flash.

The phone has 16MP front camera of f/2.2.The front camera can also take bookeh effect shots and has a face unlock feature.

DESIGN - Full metal slim unibody design. Fingerprint scanner at the back, power and volume rockers are positioned at the right side of the phone.The hybrid slim slot present is located at the left side.

The phone has 3.5mm jack at the top. At the bottom it contains the primary mic, USB Type - C charging port and sp…

XIAOMI REDMI 5 AND REDMI 5 PLUS

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The tech giant Xiaomi is launching two new budget phones, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus on 14th March 2018.


DISPLAY - The Redmi 5 has a 5.7" HD IPS display and resolution is 1440×720. The Redmi 5 plus has a 5.99" display with a resolution of 2160×1080. Both phones have a 18:9 aspect ratio which means a bazzel-less display. The displays have Gorilla glass protection but the specific version is not yet mentioned.



PROCESSOR - The Redmi 5 comes with an octacore Snapdragon 450 processor whereas the Redmi 5 plus has a Snapdragon 625 octacore processor. Both phones have a Adrenoo 506 GPU.

CAMERA - The primary camera of both the phones are of 12MP, f2/2 aperture and selfie cameras are just  5MP. The Redmi 5 supports 1080p while the 5 plus supports 4K video recording. Neither of the phones have Optical Image Stabilization.


FINGERPRINT SENSOR - Both the phones have a fast and responsive fingerprint sensor at the back just below the camera.

DESIGN - Both phones have metal body with plastic uppe…

AIRCEL DEAD OR JUST NETWORK ISSUES?

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Receny the Chennai based,Indian telecom company Aircel is going through a tough time. The company is facing a severe fund crunch and has told its employees to prepare for the worst. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)  annual report 2015-16, Aircel has a subscriber base of over 8.709 crore in India.



PRESENT SCENARIO : At the end of January 2018, Aircel had shut down its services in six circles which includes Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh (West). The services in other regions also have been hit. According to some of the customers they were neither able to make a call nor receive and they termed it as the first step towards total closure of services. Some complained that they were unable to use the mobile number porting facility due to network issues. However the company outlet employees tried to convince the protesting customers, saying the rumours were spread by the competitors and claimed there were no such issues…