Weekly Tech Highlights : Marshmallow, WhatsApp Web for iOS and More

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This week was loaded with new product releases and announcements from around the world. We have compiled a list of news that made the rounds.

Google M Gets a Name!

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We were debating over M&Ms, Malteasers and even – Malai Kulfi. However this year’s Android name is Marshmallow. This news was announced by Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering via his Twitter account on Monday. Reports also suggest, that Google has released a “near-final” SDK version of the new operating system for developers.

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WhatsApp Opens Up its Web Service to iOS Users – Finally!

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The WhatsApp web client had been launched in January 2015 and has since been available to Google, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia operating systems. However, this is the first time it has been available for Apple’s smartphone device. This service allows you to send and receive messages on your computers and phones.

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India Pricing of the Samsung S6 edge+ Revealed

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The S6 Edge+ has now been launched in India as well. The smartphone is priced at Rs 57,900, and will go on sale from August 28 onwards. From what we hear, only the gold and silver colour variants with 32GB storage will be made available in India.

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Apple Begins Replacing iPhone 6 Plus’ With Faulty Cameras

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Apple Inc. has announced the launch of its iSight Camera replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus. This program is said to help replace the camera module in some of the iPhone 6 Plus devices that have allegedly come with a faulty rear camera.

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Upcoming Android Devices Will Come With Less Google Bloatware

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Android users all around the world will soon be getting less bloatware on their phones. Therefore apps like – Google+, Google Play Games, Google Play Books and Google Newsstand will not come pre-installed.

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Meet the 16 Year Old Who’s Challenging Google Search

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16 year old, Anmol Tukrel is an Indian-origin Canadian citizen who is now challenging the Google search engine. He has designed a personalised search engine that he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google and is 21 percent more accurate, on an average.

More info here.

Silent Circle Announces the Second Edition of its Super Secure Smartphone

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The second edition of Silent Circle’s privacy-focused handset, called Blackphone 2 has been made official. This device is now available for pre-order, however, the price has not been announced as yet.

More details here.

Asus Deluxe Edition Zenfone 2 Comes With a Massive 256GB Internal Storage

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Asus has unveiled the Deluxe Special Edition of Asus Zenfone 2 in Brazilon Friday. The feature that makes this phone truly ‘deluxe’ is the fact that it comes with a 256 GB of internal storage.

Specs and more details here. 

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