Tech wrap: Reliance Mubadala investment, Microsoft Surface laptops, Indian app store & more
We also saw Microsoft’s Outlook service suffering a global outage and Samsung launching its budget smartphone running Android Go.
This edition of daily tech wrap includes smartphone launches and a couple of laptops coming from Microsoft as well. What's interesting was the news mentioning about an app store that will be an alternative to Google Play Store and Apple App Store. We also saw Microsoft's Outlook service suffering a global outage and Samsung launching its budget smartphone running Android Go.
Mubadala picks 1.4% stake in Reliance Retail for Rs 6,247.5 cr
Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co will invest Rs 6,247.5 crore to buy a 1.4% stake in Reliance Industries Ltd's retail arm -- the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led firm's third such deal in less than two days. Mubadala will be the fourth investor in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL).
Microsoft launches its affordable Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X: Price, specs and more
Microsoft today launched its most affordable Surface laptop starting at $549 in the US. Called Surface Laptop Go, the device is aimed at students and those with tight pockets. With this the company plans to offer the best of Microsoft software services and apps. It also launched the upgraded Microsoft Surface Pro X priced at $1,499.99.
India plans launch of own app store as alternative to Google, Apple: Report
India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources.
Microsoft Outlook suffered a global outage
Microsoft's Outlook service today faced a global outage. Users were unable to use services such as Outlook on the web, Outlook.com, and Outlook. The service interruption appeared to have affected both desktop and mobile users. Microsoft later acknowledged issues with Outlook services.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Core with Android Go launched, check specs, price
Samsung has launched a new Android Go smartphone, Galaxy A3 Core. The smartphone has been made official in Nigeria, and it costs NGN 32,500 which translates to roughly Rs. 6,200. There's no word on when and if Samsung will launch this phone in India.
Xiaomi's Mi 10T series goes official: Check price, key specs, and features
Xiaomi has officially announced the launch of Mi 10T series of premium smartphones. The lineup consists of Mi 10T Lite, Mi 10T, and Mi 10T Pro. All the phones come with 5G connectivity.