Tech Wrap: Netflix, Realme phone update, Samsung Galaxy, ZTE, Nvidia GeForce Now and more

While Samsung rolled out February security patch before Pixel phones, Nvidia brought its game streaming service to M1 Macbooks. Take a look.

| Updated on: Jan 30 2021, 23:59 IST
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It has been an interesting day in the world of tech. We saw Netflix testing timer button, Realme phones getting Android 11, ZTE teasing a 200-megapixel camera phone and more. While Samsung rolled out February security patch before Pixel phones, Nvidia brought its game streaming service to M1 Macbooks. Take a look.

Netflix testing sleep timer button on Android

Netflix has started testing a new feature on Android devices. It's adding a sleep timer button that users can set for TV shows and movies on Netflix. The new Netflix feature is being tested globally for users on Android. Based on user feedback, Netflix will expand this feature to other devices including Netflix on TV, desktops and iOS.

Bunch of old Realme smartphones are now eligible for Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 update

Last year smartphone maker Realme introduced its Realme UI 2.0 that was based on Android 11. The company also updated its Realme X50 Pro smartphone with the new operating system, in addition to revealing a bunch of devices that were included in the Early Access program for the new UI. Now, the company has expanded its Early Access program for several other devices as well. The new list includes Realme X3, Realme X3 SuperZoom, Realme 6, Realme X2, Realme C12, and Realme C15.

ZTE Axon 30 5G teased with 200MP camera, Snapdragon 888 SoC and an unusual phone design

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE recently became the first brand to launch its Axon 20 Pro 5G smartphone with under-display selfie camera. However, it is once again planning to make headlines with its Axon 30 Pro 5G, which is about to launch soon. The teaser for the handset was spotted on Weibo and was posted by ZTE's director of the Consumer Experience Department, Lu Qianhao. 

The teaser showed a silhouette of the smartphone along with an unusual bar designed that has a large bump on the right side. As per the speculations, the bump is said to include the smartphone cameras.

Last year's Samsung Galaxy phones get February 2021 patch even before latest Pixels

Looks like Samsung has really improved when it comes to rolling out software updates to its smartphones. In fact, it is doing so well that the company has rolled out February, 2021 security patch in January itself, even before Google's own Pixel smartphones get it. This update is coming to Galaxy S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra handsets that launched around the same time last year.

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: Not your regular tablet

Surface Go 2 is not like your usual tablet that is limited to light browsing and multimedia experience. It's more of Microsoft's way of delivering a 2-in-1 at the least price possible. So, we reviewed it.

Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service reaches M1 MacBooks under ‘beta' tag

Looks like soon it will be possible to play more games on your M1 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as Nvidia's GeForce Now game streaming service has arrived for the Chrome web browser on these Mac's. 

Most WhatsApp users reconsidering its usage; Telegram leading as an alternative: Study

Most users of WhatsApp are reconsidering usage of the instant mobile messaging app and are looking for its alternative following policy changes proposed by the Facebook group firm, according to a study. The study, conducted by CyberMedia Research (CMR) covering 1,500 WhatsApp users, found that 79 per cent of the instant messaging app users (respondents) are reconsidering using it, with 28 per cent of those even planning to leave WhatsApp after the implementation of its new policy in May 2021.

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First Published Date: 30 Jan, 23:59 IST
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