Asus ZenWatch 3 starts receiving support for Android Wear 2.0

Asus ZenWatch 3 starts receiving support for Android Wear 2.0

Well, the smartwatch should have received the update long time back, but it is better late than never. After Google launched the Android Wear 2.0 update, it had announced which smartwatches would be getting the update. Both ZenWatch 2 and 3 were supposed to be upgraded to Android Wear 2.0.

While the ZenWatch 3 has received its due, ZenWatch 2 owners would still have to wait for a while. Hopefully, Asus would release the update for its ZenWatch 2 sometime in August. Anyway, talking about the ZenWatch 3, the Android Wear 2.0 is now available for download. However, you should keep in mind that the roll-out of the update will be done in phases. So if your watch hasn’t received the support for Android Wear 2.0, you should wait for some time.

As per Asus, it will take between 5-7 days before the update hits all the devices. According to a Reddit user, you have to make sure that your ZenWatch 3 is sufficiently charged. Then, you have to open the update screen and keep it active until the pop-up for the Android Wear 2.0 shows. After clicking yes, you need to keep the screen active. He further says that the easiest way to do that is to enable developer mode and disable screen sleep. The update will then start downloading.

To refresh your memory, the Asus ZenWatch 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Soc which is paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt storage. It carries a price tag of Rs. 18,999 in India.

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InFocus Turbo 5 with 5000mAh battery launched; price starts from Rs. 6,999

InFocus Turbo 5 with 5000mAh battery launched

The InFocus Turbo 5 is exclusively available via the online retailer Amazon India. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 6,999 and the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 7,999. The device will be going on sale starting from July 4, 2017. Let’s take a look at the other details of the InFocus Turbo 5 from here.
Powerful design

Powerful design

The InFocus Turbo 5 features a powerful design. It has a unibody metal build despite being slim and light. Also, there is a fingerprint sensor at the rear that can unlock the phone in 0.5 seconds. It serves other functions such as starting the flashlight and clicking selfies. The device has a 5.2-inch IPS display with HD 720p resolution. It is a 2.5D curved glass panel.

Hardware aspects

Hardware aspects

The InFocus smartphone makes use of a quad-core MediaTek MT6734 processor. The device is available in two variants – one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Both the variants support expandable storage up to 32GB.
Camera seems good

Camera seems good

The InFocus smartphone flaunts a 13MP main camera at its rear with f/2.2 aperture. There is HDR mode, panorama mode, filters, image stabilization and Beauty mode. Up front, the device has a 5MP selfie camera with a similar aperture and beauty mode

Battery is its highlight

Battery is its highlight

The InFocus Turbo 5 is fitted with a 5000mAh battery that is claimed to render up to 34 days of standby time, up to 50 hours of usage, up to 15 hours of online video viewing or up to 23 hours of video calling.

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WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS
Users in Kuwait and Sri Lanka are seeing the support for all file type
The roll out has happened only to select users
WhatsApp will roll out support to everyone soon
WhatsApp has long been used as a medium to share photos, videos, and even Word docs. And for those files that weren’t supported on WhatsApp, users tend to go the long route by uploading them first on the cloud, and then sharing the link for download. There are several other workarounds, including third-party apps, to get your unsupported file from one sender to another, but it appears WhatsApp no longer wants you to use those. The company is said to be testing support for all types of file transfers (including archives) on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone with a limited number of users, removing any hindrance of file sharing on WhatsApp.

WABetaInfo spotted this roll out, and claims that it’s a phased one. While some users in countries like India, Japan, Kuwait, Sri Lanka have reported that the support has arrived, there are several other users that do not see it still. However, WhatsApp can be expected to roll this feature out to everyone in the due course of time. The file sharing limit is at 128MB on iOS, 64MB on Web, and 100MB on Android, WABetaInfo reports.This new feature will now allow you to share video in a wide variety of formats, MP3 songs, or even APK files for that matter on WhatsApp. As of now, it’s now certain what type of file-checking system WhatsApp has put into place to prevent transfer of malicious or booby-trapped files. The other neat addition noted by the tipster is that with the new sharing feature, WhatsApp also allows you to send uncompressed photos and videos without compromising on resolution, but the ceiling limit is too low for high-quality video clips of sufficient length. Presumably, this cap has been enforced to not overwhelm WhatsApp’s servers with huge files.
WhatsApp is also tipped to be working on a recall feature that allows you to undo a message sent to someone, and is also working on bringing the new Status feature to WhatsApp Web.

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