Google Assistant inside Allo learns hindi as highest number of Allo users are in India

In a bid to take its Allo app experience to millions in India, Google on Monday, as promised, has started rolling out Hindi Assistant to its Allo instant messaging app in India. To recall, Google at its Make for India event in September had promised that Allo will receive Hindi Assistant later this year.

To get started, just ask the Google Assistant, “Talk to me in Hindi.” You can also change the language settings if you’re more comfortable interacting with the Assistant by default in Hindi. Allo’s Smart Reply feature — which offers automated canned responses — is also available in Hindi. The feature suggests responses based on the language you’re typing in. So if you ask a query in Hindi, you’ll see a Smart Reply in that language. Continue reading “Google Assistant inside Allo learns hindi as highest number of Allo users are in India”

Asus Zenfone 3 to be made in India

Following the “Make in India” initiative by the government of India, Asus is now planning to manufacture the recently launched Asus Zenfone 3 Max in India. The Taiwanese smartphone maker announced in a press statement that it will manufacture the smartphone at its facility in Daman (Union Territory of Daman and Diu) and the production will start from December 2016, the company said in a statement. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 3 to be made in India”

What’s Indus OS?

Indus OS is India’s homegrown operating system which is a forked version of Android, developed for the regional languages users in the country. Touted as the world’s first regional OS, the platform supports 12 major Indian languages at the moment. But don’t Android itself and all the forked versions of it, MIUI, Touchwiz included come with regional languages support already?

Well, they do, but it’s sort of a mixed bag. Unlike stock Android and other custom Android skins with support for Indian languages, in Indus OS, menu items, icon texts, et al too appear in the chosen regional language. Also, since it is targeted at first time smartphone users, the UI is smart and intuitive. Continue reading “What’s Indus OS?”

A $300M funding from SoftBank could be what India’s Ola Cab needs right now

Ola is always a step behind Uber, investment might be one of the key factor but that soon is going to change. As per the ET report, SoftBank is all set to back India’s prime ride-hailing service Ola with ₹2,000cr.

According to sources close to the deal, ANI Technologies Pvt’s Ola may raise USD 250-300 million in a new round of funding led by the Japanese telecom and Internet major, and other existing investors may also participate. They added that the announcement is expected to be made in the next few weeks.

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Google for India : CEO explains why Google is shifting focus on India

Google’s coming of age — the company hit its 18th year of incorporation this month, and is currently shifting focus to India. Google has made a series of announcements that make one thing very clear: it plans to take India’s Internet by storm. Google CEO Sundar Pichai who himself happens to be Indian wrote a piece yesterday in India Times discussing the importance of India for Google and the international tech community.

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Google Play Music finally makes its way to India

At yesterday’s “Google For India” conference, the Internet giant that just turned 18-years old announced a slew of initiatives for the Indian users. Interestingly, Google didn’t mention anything about the Play Music in India at the event yesterday, but has silently made the service live.

Play Music for India is little more than a cross-platform store at this point: There are charts listing the top songs and albums, as well as one for new releases.

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Google for India : Saving on videos with Chrome, YouTube Go, Google station, 2G-ready Play Store &Google Assistant in Hindi

At the second ‘Google For India’ event in New Delhi, held on the day of its 18 anniversary, the Alphabet owned company talked about its vision for India and how it plans to connect the next billion users.  Google announced a slew of new products aimed at Indian users who now form the second largest market for the search giant.

The company announced its Public Wi-Fi platform called Google Station, named to highlight its origins at Indian railway stations. It also announced that Google Assistant will be available in Hindi by the end of the year. Continue reading “Google for India : Saving on videos with Chrome, YouTube Go, Google station, 2G-ready Play Store &Google Assistant in Hindi”

Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus launched in India for ₹17999

Lenovo today introduced its Z2 Plus smartphone in India. The device will be available exclusively on its e-commerce partner Amazon. The Z2 Plus is just the rebranded version of the ZUK Z2 smartphone, which was launched in China earlier. The phone will be on an open sale starting September 27, 2016.

The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India from Sunday midnight, in Black and White colour variants.

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Moto E3 Power launched in India @ ₹7999

Lenovo was supposed to launch the Moto E3 in India and being right on schedule, Lenovo today launched a new Moto smartphone, called the Moto E3 Power. The budget smartphone space is heating up with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3s setting a benchmark. Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, hesitated from bringing E3 to India, but now it arrives in the form of Moto E3 power.

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