Jio has partnered with Apple to release the iPhone8 and iPhone 8 Plus with some very attractive discounts. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available in India and have been available for pre-order since September 22. Apple has seen a lukewarm response to these launches worldwide, with the iPhone X looming on the horizon, and it will be interesting to see if this pattern is maintained in India. If you’re looking for a launch day deal on these smartphones, Reliance Jio’s deals are worth checking out.

All pre-booking discounts on various e-commerce portals have now dried up. Interestingly, Jio held an event for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launch in Mumbai, where Apple CEO Tim Cook performed through a video. His brief message to Indians was full of the usual stuff, but it does highlight Apple’s focus on increasing its market share in India. The price of the iPhone 8 in India is Rs. 64,000 for 64 GB and Rs. 77,000 for 256GB. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB variants are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000, respectively.

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Reliance Jio’s cashback offer of Rs. 10,000 is still pending but is only valid on Citi Credit and World debit cards, aside from a 70 percent buyback guarantee. This means that Jio will give buyers 70 percent of the smartphone’s value if they return it within a year. Jio has also launched a new subscription plan exclusively for iPhone models, worth Rs. 799 with 90 GB of data.

Here’s everything else that made news in the world of technology.

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale returns. Amazon is thrilled with how its four-day Great Indian Festival sale has been received and has announced another one coming soon. This one is just two weeks before Diwali, so you can probably expect the best discounts to be reserved for it. If you have a Citibank credit or debit card, Amazon offers an additional 10 percent cash back, and those who pay through Amazon Pay balance will get 15 percent of the value back.

Amazon has announced that it will offer discounts on products from Samsung, Sony, HP, LG, Nokia, and Apple. PlayStation 4 and iPhone are among the products it plans to discount, and brands such as OnePlus, Dell, Honor, and Vivo are likely to receive discounts as well. Smartphones and major devices are the most popular products in these sales so Amazon may offer excellent deals.

Nokia 8 may be getting Android Oreo soon. Android fast updates are something that very few phones get, and Nokia 8 may be one of them. When announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, an HMD Global executive reportedly revealed that the smartphone could receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update at the end of October. Fast is, a relative term, but if you consider that a year after its launch, Android Nougat still doesn’t even have 20 percent of Android’s market share, then Nokia 8’s rumored Oreo update seems very fast indeed.

Nokia devices have been receiving timely security updates lately, so there’s no reason why the company can’t deliver OS updates soon as, well. At the launch of Nokia 8, HMD Global had promised an update to Android Oreo. If you didn’t know what’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo, there are many features, such as picture-in-picture mode, notification channel function, notification badges, Android instant apps, and many more.

ZTE may launch the world’s first foldable dual-screen smartphone. Many companies have hinted that they would launch foldable smartphones, but not much has been demonstrated for these claims. It is rumored that ZTE will launch a smartphone named Axon M on October 17, which could be the world’s first true foldable dual-screen smartphone. We’ve seen a leaked live image of this product, which shows a hinge-like arrangement that houses the secondary display. It is unclear what this smartphone would look like in terms of functionality, but we will keep you informed as soon as there is more information.

Google Assistant Now Available on Android TV Google has now brought its AI Assistant to Android TVs — something it announced at CES 2017. The Google Assistant feature will be available to owners of Nvidia Shield TVs first before rolling it out to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months. Google Assistant on Android TV allows users to watch their favorite shows and otherwise control the TV using voice commands.

First public betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1 Some of us like to stay on top of software updates, even if there’s the risk of breaking critical functions and subpar battery life. If you’re one of those people, you might want to know that Apple has made the first public betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 available for download. Notably, the early betas don’t introduce major user-centric features or even the support for Apple Pay Cash service, which was previously expected to come with the update. The beta of watchOS 4.1 introduces support for streaming Apple Music, which now has more than 30 million users and a new Radio app.

GoPro launched HERO6 Black GoPro has unveiled HERO6 Black, and the company calls it the most powerful GoPro yet. It has a specially designed GP1 processor and shoots videos in 4K60 and 1080p240 quality. In addition, the company has made its Fusion camera available for pre-orders and added new features to its Karma drone. The GoPro HERO6 Black price in India is Rs. 45,000.

Elon Musk wants to launch Earth-to-Earth rockets for travel. There are technological breakthroughs and smart applications of existing technology. Elon Musk’s latest idea seems to be more of the latter. The innovator has unveiled ambitious plans to send cargo ships to Mars within five years and use rockets to transport people between Earth’s major cities in less than 30 minutes. The SpaceX founder said a planned interplanetary transport system is codenamed BFR, which stands for Big Fucking Rocket. It would be scaled down to perform a series of tasks that would then be paid for future Mars missions.

Google to launch an Echo Show rival? Google is reportedly working on a competitor to Amazon’s Echo Show, the smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant and a touchscreen. A new report claims that the Google product will have a 7-inch screen – just like the Echo Show – and will, of course, be powered by Google Assistant. When this product becomes a reality, you can expect it to integrate well with other Google services, such as Google Photos and YouTube. Competition between Google and Amazon is heating up in this space;. At the same time, that’s good news for consumers, you’ll also be dealing with incidents like Google taking YouTube out of some Amazon hardware.


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