Posts From Viranch Damani

Viranch Damani
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<p>Hello there, I’m Viranch. I’m currently a college student and also write about tech and telecom. I have a special interest in analyzing the financial aspect of various events occurring in the tech and telecom space.</p>

Report: US lawmakers pushing for AT&T to cut ties with Huawei over building a 5G network

Huawei can't seem to catch a break. First, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's launch on AT&T was nixed at the last minute because of reported “political pressure”. Now, the US government is considering a new bill that'd bar agencies from contracting with carriers that use Huawei or ZTE equipment. Some US lawmakers are urging AT&T to cut ties with Huawei, Reuters reports. Members in...

Bromite is another Google Chrome Port with Built-in Ad Blocking

Most people find ads annoying -- especially on smartphones. Advertisements suck up your phone's mobile data, tax its hardware, and drain its battery, so it's no wonder that ad blocking is on the rise. According to Page Fair, 11 percent of the global internet population uses some form of ad-blocking software. And with the introduction of ad blocking...

Micromax to Launch Bharat Go, India’s First Android Go Phone

Over the years, Google's focused lot on developing countries such as India. From providing connectivity solutions like RailWire Wi-Fi to launching payment apps like Tez, the search giant's become increasingly invested in the fast-growing subcontinent. Now, Google's attempting to improve the selection of low-end Android smartphones through its Android Go project, and it's teaming up with Micromax...

Samsung Privately Showed Off its 7.3″ OLED Foldable Smartphone Prototype at CES

Foldable displays have been a mainstay of science fiction films for decades, and Samsung might make them a reality pretty soon. A select group of VIPs was reportedly shown the company's prototype with a foldable display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to ETNews. Samsung's foldable smartphone is said to have a...

ZTE will continue to experiment with foldable smartphones after the Axon M

Foldable devices were one of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show's biggest themes. Samsung reportedly showcased its foldable smartphone to a select group of VIPs behind closed doors, and LG unveiled a foldable TV. But ZTE was one of the foldable electronics arena's early players last year with the ZTE Axon M, and company executives told journalists...

ZTE is aiming to launch a 5G smartphone in the US by early 2019

There has been a lot of talk about 5G over the past few years, and the next-gen wireless technology is now materializing. 3GPP came out with the first set of standards for 5G last year, and now that they've been more or less set, telecom equipment manufacturers and wireless modem manufacturers can begin to design...

Android Oreo with EMUI 8 Rolling out to the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite

Most China-based smartphone manufacturers embark on two types of software upgrades: Updates to the custom Android skins that run on top of Android, and upgrades to the underlying Android version. Huawei is planning to refresh both on the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite -- they'll all be getting Emotion...

Google Duo Now Lets You Call People Who Don’t Have the App Installed

Google Duo, Google's video chat application, launched a few years ago, but it's struggled to overcome the advantage that apps such as WhatsApp and Hangouts had. No matter how good Google Duo is, when all of your friends and family member use a certain platform, it's difficult to get them to switch. But Google might have...

OnePlus 5T Lava Red goes on sale on Amazon India on January 20th

OnePlus has turned its attention to the Indian smartphone market in recent years. In 2017, for example, OnePlus India was the only Asian country where OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. Building on that momentum, OnePlus this week brought OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition to India. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T edition packs the...

Dish Network Receivers Gain Support for the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant, Google's AI-powered digital helper, has a dominating presence at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show thanks to a number of new third-party integrations. Satellite TV provider DISH is the latest: It's entered into a partnership with Google to enable the Google Assistant on its hands-free TV platform. In the coming weeks, DISH customers with a...

LG Pay Might Launch in the US in June as “LG Wallet”

The mobile payments market is about to get more crowded: LG plans on bringing LG Pay, its payments platform, to the US sometime in June, according to Yonhap News. It'll go head-to-head with solutions from Google, Samsung, and Apple, which have a substantial head start -- Apple Pay is already available in 25 countries and...

Windows 10 PCs from HP, Lenovo, and Others Will Soon Have Amazon Alexa On Board

The battle of digital assistants will come to define 2018, it seems, and Amazon is wasting no time getting a head start by integrating Alexa into every device it can. On Monday, the retailer announced a partnership with several PC makers that'll see an Alexa companion application installed on Windows 10 laptops and desktops The integration will come...
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