Week in Tech: New Jio cashback offer, Vodafone plans revised, Google Assistant now in Hindi and more (Jan 29-Feb 4, 2018)

Here’s everything important from the Tech world that you may have missed last week

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Oh boy! This year’s first month has already passed, yet it still feels like a new year to me. Last week in Tech was so happening again. Jio announced a new cashback offer whereas Vodafone revised their higher denomination plans. Meanwhile, Google Assistant has started accepting commands in Hindi. Here’s everything important from Tech world that you may have missed last week:

Google-HTC $1.1 billion acquisition deal

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An acquisition deal worth $1.1 billion between Google and HTC has officially closed. So, we can now now expect a huge chunk of HTC’s smartphone division to join Google pretty soon. However, HTC will still keep operating their VR division, communications division and more on their own. Continue reading…

Jio and MediaTek to announce an Android Go smartphone

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Chip maker MediaTek revealed their future plans for the Indian market in an event in New Delhi. Among several things was their partnership with Jio. Both the companies will soon be working together to develop an affordable smartphone, which is expected to run Google’s Android Oreo Go. Continue reading…

Vodafone revises their higher denomination plans

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After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone also revised their higher denomination plans. Vodafone Rs 458 and Vodafone Rs 509 plans now offer 40% more data whereas Vodafone Rs 349 plan received 25% data boost. All other benefits such as unlimited local, STD and roaming calls and daily 100 SMS remain the same. Continue reading…

Now speak to your Google Assistant in Hindi

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Per several reports, Google Assistant now responds to the commands given in Hinglish. Upon checking ourselves, we noticed that the Assistant indeed accepts a few commands like “Kaise ho” and “Mere ghar ka raasta” and responds accordingly. But it appears half-baked for now. Continue reading…

Jio launches 200% cashback offer

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Jio announced a new cashback offer, as part of which their prepaid users will enjoy up to 200% cashback and benefits worth Rs 799 tops. The offer that ends 15th February 2018 is strictly limited to Jio Prime subscribers. Here’s what Jio 200% cashback offer is all about.

Union Budget 2018 tech sector highlights

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Last but not least, how could we forget Union Budget 2018 tech sector highlights? Read our full coverage here.