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WhatsApp to launch a new feature soon

Updated: March 9, 2018 12:38 pm

WhatsApp seems to be on quite a roll when it comes to launching new features and services. In the last six months, the popular messaging app has been actively upgrading features. The latest addition is a new feature for group chat users, called the Group Descriptions. As the name suggests, this feature enables users to add a up to 500 characters’ description for the members of any group.

As per reports, the feature of adding a description for a group is not restricted to just the admins but can be added by any member in the group. However, this may be changed in the future. Also, this description is visible only to fellow group members who have this option of adding the description, others don’t see it. Once the description is added, the group chat gets a notification as well that ‘Person’s name has changed the group description. Tap to view.’ If you remove the description, that gets recorded on the group chat too.

The new Blu Vivo X with four cameras

Today, budget Android phone maker Blu announced its latest flagship handset, the Blu Vivo X. The device’s standout feature is that it has not two or even three, but four cameras. The Blu Vivo X continues the trend of lower-end phones featuring four cameras, with a dual front-facing one for taking selfies and a more powerful dual rear-facing system for standard mobile photography. Blu explains the logic in the press release: “When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two.”

The phone has a six-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 720 resolution. The front of the phone is made of curved Gorilla Glass, with a 20-megapixel camera and a 8-megapixel camera to help create a bokeh, or blurred background, effect. The Blu Vivo X’s rear-facing cameras are 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel.

The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio 2.6 GHz octa-core CPU, which is supposed to provide “high end flagship performance,” and a non-removable 4,010mAh battery that’s capable of fast charging in under two hours.

Lenovo India rules the roost in tablet business

With 30.8 per cent market share in the Android tablet business, consumer electronics major Lenovo India has sustained the top spot for the third consecutive quarter that ended on December 31, 2017. Citing the latest report from the market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Lenovo India said on Wednesday that it pipped its competitors Samsung and iBall who had 19.9 per cent and 17.7 per cent market share (Android) respectively, in the third quarter of the financial year 2017-18.

“The growth is a testament of the support from customers and the booming market potential. Our aim is to maintain a steady growth and retain the top position in the coming year as well,” said Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO, Lenovo India. The market share for Lenovo India in the tablets category (Android) in the second quarter that ended on September 30 was 28.4 per cent and in the first quarter that ended on June 30, was 24.2 per cent.


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