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Tech wrap: Mi Notebook launch, Android vulnerability and more

More tech news includes TRAI clarifying there will be no 11-digit phone numbers, tech CEOs and companies speaking out against racism.

Here's everything that made news in tech today.
Here's everything that made news in tech today. (Pexels)

It’s only the start of the week but there’s already so much happening in tech. Many tech companies and CEOs responded to the George Floyd death case and racism in the US. In India, TRAI clarified that there will be no 11-digit phone numbers for now.

Xiaomi also revealed the launch date for its first laptop in India. An achievement for India was also announced as it is now the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Android users in India were also warned about a vulnerability.

So here’s a breakdown of everything that made headlines in tech today.

Tech companies, CEOs on racism

Tech companies like Facebook, Snap, Intel, Netflix and IBM have called out the discrimination against African-Americans following Geroge Floyd’s death. Facebook also said it will commit $10 million to organisations working on racial injustice. 

ALSO READ: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks up against racism

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also expressed solidarity with the Black community in the US while Tim Cook penned a memo to employees on discrimination and ineqaulity.

11-digit phone numbers

It was reported that TRAI has recommended introduction of 11-digit phone numbers in India. But it later clarified that it is not recommending this change. TRAI however suggests prefixing ‘0’ while calling from landlines to mobile numbers.

Android vulnerability 

CERT-In issued a new warning that said devices not running on the latest Android 10 version are at risk of being snooped on. There’s a new vulnerability that attackers can exploit through the phone’s mic and camera. It also gives hackers access to the phone’s GPS details.

Xiaomi Mi laptop launch

After multiple reports and leaks, Xiaomi finally confirmed the launch date for its first laptop launch in India. The Mi Notebook will launch on June 11 at 12:00 pm. This would mark the entry of Xiaomi in the laptop segment. There’s no word though on which laptop Xiaomi will launch in India.

Mobile phone manufacturer

Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that India is now the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. It has so far set up 200 manufacturing units and 330 million phones have been made. Value of mobile handsets produced is also at $30 billion.