Data from TRAI’s MySpeed app shows that Reliance Jio is an industry leader with average 4G mobile download speed of 16.487 Mbps. Following Reliance Jio on the list of networks with the fastest 4G mobile download speeds are Idea (12,092 Mbps), Airtel (10.439 Mbps), and Vodafone (7,933 Mbps). The top 5 is rounded off with Reliance Communications (2.958 Mbps).
Interestingly, the average download speeds of the four fastest networks in the country have fallen marginally over the past month. Airtel and Vodafone have seen their 4G download speeds drop since January.
Here’s a look at what made even more news in technology today:
Xiaomi sells Redmi Note 4 for Re. 1Xiaomi will host another Mi Fan Festival on Thursday, April 6, and list many devices and accessories for sale on the Mi.com site. The Chinese brand is also organizing a Re. 1 flash sale on the app and giving out goodies, bundle deals, and other products. First, Xiaomi will be an app-only Re. 1 flash sale to let users buy the Redmi Note 4 for exactly that amount. Apart from this, Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Mi Max Prime, Mi 5, and Redmi 4A Rose Gold are up for grabs at the Mi Fan Festival. There will also be a sale at 2 pm IST where 40 Mi Band 2 and 50 10000mAh Mi Power Banks are up for grabs for Re. 1, in addition to several other offers and discounts.
Sony Xperia XZs launched in IndiaSony launched the Sony Xperia XZs in India. The top-end Android smartphone comes with a 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera – with super slow motion video recording – and the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The Sony Xperia XZs is a smaller variant of the company’s Xperia XZ smartphone and sports a 5.2-inch Full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Triluminos display. The single SIM smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The device has 64 GB of built-in storage, further expandable via a microSD slot (up to 256 GB).
Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos variant scores higher than Snapdragon 835 on benchmarks. If you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, the Exynos 8895-powered International variant seems to be your pick. According to the benchmark results of AnTuTu and GeekBench 4, Samsung’s flagship powered by the Exynos 8895 chip scores an impressive 174,155 points, compared to the 162,101 points recorded by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The difference between the two phones is only marginal, but it still gives the Samsung chip an edge over the Qualcomm chip. Both chips are also capable of Gigabit LTE speeds, which is possible in the Snapdragon 835 because of the X16 LTE modem.
Note, however, that VR support for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones does not yet support Google’s DayDream VR. Both Samsung handsets reportedly show a missing compatible version error when installing the Daydream app on these two devices, according to a report from VRHeads. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Daydream support won’t be available on these smartphones at a later date, though, and we’ve reached out to the company to see if it can comment on plans.
Nokia 9 specifications, and features leaked. Another day, another Nokia leak. This time, it’s about Nokia 9, which is speculated to be the company’s flagship Android smartphone with specs to match. The upcoming Nokia 9 smartphone will reportedly feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM, a 22-megapixel dual-lens camera on the rear and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia 9 is said to have a 3800 mAh battery as well as spatial audio technology called Ozo Audio.
Last year 36.6 million data records were breached in India Data theft in India were said to have reached an all-time high. Last year, nearly 36.6 million data records were compromised in India by 33 data breaches — a 14 percent increase compared to 2015, a new report said on Monday. According to global digital security firm Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, identity theft and unauthorized access to financial data were the top data breaches, accounting for 73 percent of all data theft.
Apple to make its own graphics chips for future iPhones. Future versions of the iPhone will reportedly have graphic’s chips made by Apple. Currently, Imagination Tech has been supplying graphics chips to Apple since the time the iPod was relevant. However, this will reportedly change in the next 15 months to two years. Apple, which accounts for about half of the British company’s sales, informed the company that it was developing its own graphics chips and would no longer use Imagination’s processing designs.
Imagination Tech said Apple’s notification had sparked discussions about alternative commercial arrangements to the current license and royalty agreement. Analysts said there could be room for compromise, which could be a negotiating move from Apple to reduce royalties.
Smart TVs can be hacked with wireless signals. Any tech company interested in connecting gadgets to the internet puts you at risk of being exploited through hacks. The latest target is the smart TV category. A new demonstration by security consultant Rafael Scheel shows how easy it was to remotely access a pair of Samsung Smart TVs by sending over-the-air TV signals. And while this could be fixed with an update, not many makers are that efficient at handing out updates, especially for the smart TV category. Nevertheless, it has also been reported that DVB-T is only used in certain countries and that fewer smart TVs still support the hybrid broadband TV format (HbbTV) needed for it to work.
Overwatch, Diablo, and other Blizzard games will be available in retail in India soon. In the coming weeks, yThis will make Blizzard games available on disc in your local stores; the developer’s plays have been available in the country for quite some time through its digital distribution service. You can buy Blizzard titles from retailers such as Games The Shop (owned by E-xpress), Landmark, Croma, Flipkart and Amazon in the coming weeks.