Tech Wrap: Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon, Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a are top newsmakers today

    From Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon sale, Pixel 5 to Pixel 4a, announcements came from tech companies fast and furious today.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Aug 22 2021, 08:23 AM IST
    The world of technology was humming with activity today as can be seen from the announcements regarding Microsoft Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon sale, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a.
    The world of technology was humming with activity today as can be seen from the announcements regarding Microsoft Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon sale, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a. (Pixabay)
    The world of technology was humming with activity today as can be seen from the announcements regarding Microsoft Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon sale, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a.
    The world of technology was humming with activity today as can be seen from the announcements regarding Microsoft Windows 11, WhatsApp, Amazon sale, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a. (Pixabay)

    Just because it is Saturday does not mean the tech world grinds to a halt. In fact, far from it. The world of technology was humming today with new announcements and some discontinuations. While Microsoft and Intel confirmed that Windows 11 has been optimized for Alder Lake processors, Amazon India revealed that it is hosting the Grand Gaming Days sale from August 22 even as Google announced that it has discontinued Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a smartphones ahead of the release of Pixel 6 series smartphones:

    WhatsApp working multi-device feature for tablets

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    According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on an iteration of its Multi-Device functionality feature. This new feature will enable WhatsApp users to use this feature even when their primary WhatsApp account is linked to an Apple iPad. WhatsApp is also working on a similar iteration for Android tablets.

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    Microsoft and Intel confirm Windows 11 is optimized for new chip

    Microsoft and Intel have confirmed that Intel’s 12-generation Alder Lake processor has been optimised for Windows 11. Intel’s Alder Lake-powered devices will hit the shelves later this year.

    Google discontinues Pixel 5, Pixel 4a

    Google has confirmed that it has discontinued its Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a smartphones. The two phones are out of stock on the Google Store in the US and they are expected to go out of stock at other retailers soon.

    Amazon announces Grand Gaming days sale

    Amazon India has announced the Grand Gaming Days sale on its platform. The sale will begin on August 22 and it will go on until August 24. During the course of this sale, Amazon India is offering a discount of up to 30% on the purchase of large-screen 4K TV and up to 50% off on gaming laptops, gaming consoles and accessories, graphics cards, monitors and more.

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    First Published Date: 22 Aug, 08:23 AM IST
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