The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (3 October 2015)

In the ever-changing world of technology, we bring you the most shocking, exciting, humorous and ground breaking news from the last week, here at Virtuaniz Tech Wrap-up.

Google event: Nexus 5X and 6P

Google, in an event on Tuesday, didn’t only brought us the new Nexus 5X and 6P, also introduced the new Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Pixel C. Nexus 5X packs Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor, an Adreno 418 GPU,  2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The camera is a 12.3-megapixel sensor which has bigger 1.4μm pixels. Nexus 6P brings Snapdragon 810 chipset along with Adreno 430 GPU. The phone has 3GB of RAM and comes in three storage options i.e. 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The camera on the 6P has Laser autofocus and is identical to the 5X but the 6P can do 240FPS slo-mo video capture.

Also read: Google Unveils the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, India Price Revealed

iFixit banned from App Store

On the third week of September, the website has been doing what it usually does, this time with the upcoming Apple TV hardware. Unfortunately, the elite tech company didn’t like the idea. The iFixit app is not longer available on Apple’s App Store. iFixit, however, showed no remorse in their latest blog post. The website explained that they exist to repair and disassemble things.

AdBlock introduces Acceptable Ads Program

AdBlock for Chrome has been sold and will join the Acceptable Ads program used by AdBblock Plus, which allows some ads, but reportedly eliminates annoying ones. Details about the buyer of AdBlock are undisclosed.

Symetium: The no compromise smartphone

Symetium’s ambitious smartphone is a very well-specced device with a number of interesting features. This smartphone, if the company managed to get enough cash, will sport a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) OLED display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top of it. The phone will also feature 6GB of RAM and 64/128/256GB of internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 is said to fuel this smartphone, and a 4,000mAh battery will also be a part of the package. The 24-megapixel snapper will be located on the back of this phone, and a 5-megapixel shooter available up front. They are currently on Indiegogo to raise the required funds.

Amazon removes Apple TV and Chromecast from their site

Amazon US has told its market resellers that they will stop selling the Apple TV and Chromecast after October 27. The official reason being that they don’t support Amazon Prime videos and may be confusing to people. But the fact that this decision has come around just after the new Apple TV and Chromecast was announced. This could just be a petty step by Amazon to boost sales of Fire Stick and Fire TV

YouTube Premium subscription this October

YouTube has prepared content owners for the release of a premium, ad-free subscription version of YouTube. Launch plans appear to be final with the Google-owned company telling those who share ad revenue with the site to agree to new terms or lose their ability to display and monetize videos in the United States.

LG Introduced V10 and Watch Urbane 2

LG introduced its new flagship, dubbed V10. V10 comes with dual display and dual front camera. Watch Urbane 2 is bigger than is predecessor and brings LTE calling to Android Wear. The phone has a pretty impressive stainless steel body and comes with the Snapdragon 808 SoC, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. LG V10 comes with a 16 MP rear camera with OIS as well as a 5 MP front-facing camera. On board is a 3,000 mAh removable battery.

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