Top tech news of the week (January 02-January 06)

56390531When it comes to technology, a lot can happen in a matter of just a week. As such, the first week of 2017 was filled with a whole bunch of exciting tech news, product launches and a lot more.

CES, one of the biggest technology tradeshows in the world, kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. The event, which is still underway, has so far seen everything from modular TVs to beastly gaming laptops getting launched. Back in India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai visited India this week. Pichai paid a visit to IIT Kharagpur, his alma mater, 23 years after he graduated.

Also, Commerce and Industry ministry is said to be reportedly not in favour of giving any concessions to iPhone maker Apple for setting up a manufacturing unit in India. So ‘Made in India’ iPhones may still be far way.

PM Modi recently launched India’s very own e-wallet app – BHIM. However, it seems that the apparently ‘free’ app is not exactly free. Several users have complained that downloading BHIM app deducts Rs 1.50 from their mobile balance.

Lastly, Samsung added another budget handset – Galaxy J1 4G to its smartphone portfolio in India. Priced at Rs 6,890, the J1 4G comes with a 4.5-inch screen of 480×800 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The VoLTE capable device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

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