Google kills messaging app, Oppo launches OnePlus 6T rival, these Chinese shopping apps under scanner and more
Oppo has launched its OnePlus 6T rival in India this week. In another major announcement, Google pulled the plug on its messaging app. Also, Chinese shopping apps like Club Factory, AliExpress and others face heat with RSS’ economic wing asking government to take action against them. All this and other top tech news of this week.
Oppo launches R17 Pro smartphone at Rs 45,990 in India
Oppo has launched two new smartphones in India, namely the Oppo R17 and the R17 Pro. The Oppo R17 Pro is priced at Rs 45,990 while the R17 is priced at Rs 34,990. The Oppo R17 Pro is the first smartphone in India to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a ‘waterdrop’ notch. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB iof internal storage. Read full story.
Indian Android apps ask for more personal data than international apps, claims report
Some top Indian Android apps across categories seek as much as 45% higher permissions from users compared to their global counterparts. Access to SMSes, microphone and contact book were some permissions accessed by a significantly higher number of Indian apps compared to global peers. Read full story.