Tech Wrap: PUBG's India return, Redmi Note 9 5G launch, and lots more
Here are the top technology stories for the day.
Did you miss out on what happened in the world of technology today? Well, we got you covered. And trust us, it was quite an eventful day, ranging from rumours of PUBG’s comeback in India to Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G series. There's more.
PUBG’s return to India
PUBG has already a promised return to India with a brand-new PUBG Mobile India. Powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, PUBG Mobile India is coming very soon. But when? According to a new report, it may happen in the first week of December. Excited? Click here to read more about PUBG’s India return.
Redmi Note 9 5G
Xiaomi has finally launched its latest Redmi Note 9 series. Featuring Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 9 5G, the new phones will be initially available in China. The two phones offer upgraded specifications over the Redmi Note 9 series in India. There is also a 4G model of Redmi Note 9.
Xiaomi has also launched its first-ever Redmi-branded smartwatch. Conveniently called Redmi Watch, the smartwatch offers a 7-day battery life and NFC connectivity. Redmi Watch is priced at CNY 299 ( ₹3,400 approximately), and it will go on sale in China on December 1.
Huawei founder’s message to departing Honor employees
Huawei has already announced it would sell Honor to a new entity called Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology. In a farewell speech to employees of Honor, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei acknowledged that the decision to sell the budget brand was to keep its sanction-hobbled supply chains alive.
Facebook may officially announce the availability of its controversial Libra cryptocurrency in January, reports Financial Times. Libra was relaunched in slimmed-down form after regulators and central banks across the world raised concerns around it.
India’s new regulation for taxi aggregators
The Indian government has allowed app-based taxi aggregators such as Uber Technologies and Ola Cabs to charge up to 20% commission on ride fare. The new guidelines also the surge prices at busy times can be a maximum of 1.5 times the base fare.