Tech Wrap: Mitron app reveal, Sony PS5 event, WeTransfer ban and more
Tech news today features the report on Mitron not being an Indian app as claimed, WeTransfer facing a partial ban and more.
There was a lot of buzz around this TikTok-alternative app called Mitron in India. Apple also started selling its latest iPad Pro in India. More tech happenings in India included a ban on file-sharing app WeTransfer.
We also got to know about Sony's event to unveil the games coming to PS5. Speaking of events, Google postponed its Android 11 beta release event.
Here's a breakdown of everything that made news in tech today.
Mitron which gained popularity of being the Indian alternative to TikTok turned out to be a rebranded version of TicTic. In fact, the source code of the app was bought from Pakistani software developer company Qboxus for just $34. Turns out Mitron wasn't made in India as claimed.
Apple's new iPad Pro models are now available in India. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at ₹71,900, while the 12.9-inch model starts at ₹89,900. The iPads come in four storage variants of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. Colour options include silver and space grey.
Android 11 beta
Google was supposed to hold a virtual event on June 3 for the beta release of Android 11. It however decided to postpone the event saying that “now is not the time to celebrate”. The beta release of Android 11 was already delayed by a month. There's no word on when it will be available.
Sony PS5 event
Sony PS5 fans are in for a treat as the company will unveil games coming to the next-gen console on June 5. The event will last for around an hour and Sony will livestream it on Twitch and Youtube. Sony PS5 is scheduled to go on sale this holiday season.
Popular file-sharing site WeTransfer is facing a partial ban in India. ISPs were reportedly asked by DoT to ban the site. It's inaccessible in almost all networks including broadband and wireless. But the site is currently accessible on Airtel's mobile network. It's unknown why the ban on WeTransfer is going on.
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