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By Tech Radar India Bureau | Apr 21, 2017, 02.55 PM IST
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Digital payment to trigger smartphone adoption in India
As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting digital payment methods, smartphones in India will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted.

Telecom industry added 5.68 mn mobile subscribers in March
The Indian telecom industry added 5.68 million mobile subscribers in the telephony market in March 2017, says the industry body Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) in its monthly mobile subscribers report. The number of mobile phone subscribers by the end of March 2017 has reached 895.25 million. This includes subscribers of Reliance Jio Infocomm as of December 2016, the report adds.

Apple to unveil Apple Watch 2 in partnership with Nike
Apple and Nike are working to expand their smartwatch series partnership for the Apple Watch 2 with a new limited edition NikeLab offering.

iTel mobile launches Wish A21 in India
The 4G/VoLTE and ViLTE-enabled (Video over LTE-enabled) smartphone operates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and offers 1GB RAM and 1.3 GHz quad core processor along with 8GB storage space which is expandable up to 32GB. Transsion Holdings is selling the new smartphone at Rs 5,390.

Logitech launches 4K-enabled webcam at Rs 24,995
Logitech on Friday launched BRIO, a 4K pro webcam aimed at businesses, home office users and YouTubers. Priced at Rs 24,995, BRIO comes packed with Logitech RightLight 3 with HDR, 4K ultra-HD video quality, 5X zoom plus support for Windows Hello and other secure infrared-based facial recognition applications.

A smartphone with 50 days battery backup launched
Jivi Mobiles on Friday launched a new feature phone "Sumo T3000" with a hefty 3600 mAh battery that claims to keep the phone charged up to 50 days. Priced at Rs 1,490, the device comes with 2.8-inch screen size. It also features camera with flash, auto call record, mobile tracker, torch light, GPRS and many more.

Google launches ‘Smart display campaigns’ to advertisers
Smart display campaigns use the power of Google's machine learning to automatically connect businesses to prospective customers who may be interested in products, using insights from millions of apps and sites.

HTC to launch squeezable HTC U smartphone on May 16
HTC has announced that its next flagship squeezable smartphone called 'HTC U' will be officially unveiled on May 16. The company has also tweeted on its official Twitter account that reads "Squeeze for the Brilliant U.

Google Home introduces support for multiple users
Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant for home automation now has the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one speaker and can recognise who is talking to it.

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