samsung: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to reportedly run on Android 12 based One UI 4.0 out of the box


Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone on January 4 at CES. Although the company has not yet confirmed any details about the device officially, it has already been spotted several times on Samsung’s official website. Recently, the smartphone sporting model number (SM-G990E/DS) was also spotted on Samsung’s UAE website. Now, a report by SamMobile has revealed new information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. As per the report, the smartphone will ship with Android 12 based One UI 4.0 operating system.
The report further suggests that the device will likely be on the list of Samsung smartphones that will get three OS upgrades. This means that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will likely receive the Android 15 update. It is worth noting that the other smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series including Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra were launched with Android 11 OS. The devices were also promised to get three OS upgrades, which means it’s likely that they won’t support Android 15.
Most of the specifications and the images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE have already been revealed in numerous leaks. According to previous reports, the smartphone will be available in both the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 variants based on the markets. The report further states that the Exynos 2100 comes with Mali G78 GPU, the Snapdragon 888 comes with Adreno 660 GPU. The smartphone is said to have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The device is said to have a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is also said to have Corning Gorilla Glass layer and a center-positioned punch-hole selfie camera. The front side is also rumoured to have an in-display fingerprint scanner. As per the reports, the smartphone’s power and volume buttons are at the right side and the bottom side houses USB-C port and speakers.
When it comes to cameras, reports reveal that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE sports a triple camera setup at the back with a 64MP primary sensor paired with an ultra-wide sensor and a depth sensor. At the front, the device is said to have a 32MP camera for selfies and video calling.
The reports also claim that the smartphone will feature a 4500mAh battery with support for 15W fast-charging. The device is rumoured to be available in four colour options – White, Lavender, Cream, and Black.

harris: Kamala Harris and the case of Bluetooth headphones


It was a historic moment when Kamala Harris called Joe Biden after winning the US presidential elections and over the phone told him, “We did it, Joe”. Harris was talking on the phone but had a pair of wired headphones in her other hand. Harris has been spotted using wired headphones on a few other occasions as well.
A report by Politico says that Harris is rather wary of Bluetooth headphones and prefers wired ones. The reason? According to Politico, the US vice president is extremely careful about security and technology. Though it has been confirmed that why Harris prefers wired headphones over Bluetooth ones but experts believe she could be right in doing so.
As per a report by CNet, cybersecurity experts say that Bluetooth connections can be hacked. Cybercriminals, according to the report, can hack a Bluetooth connection and take control of the device. They can install malicious codes and hackers can eavesdrop on conversations.
John Scott Railton, senior researcher, Citizen Labs tweeted that Harris is smart and knows the risks. In a tweet, he noted, “ By keeping bluetooth OFF Kamala is reducing a host of risks, including Close-access attacks against her handset; Bluetooth tracking; All sorts of signals collection, etc.”
In July this year, the US National Security Agency (NSA) had published a document that focused on cybersecurity guidance and noted the risks of Bluetooth technology.“Bluetooth technology transmits data wirelessly between devices within short distances. This feature is very convenient in private (i.e., non-public settings). However, keeping a device’s Bluetooth feature enabled in a public setting can pose a cybersecurity risk. Malicious actors can scan for active Bluetooth signals, potentially giving them access to information about the targeted device,” the document noted.
The NSA also noted in the document that Bluetooth should not be used to communicate passwords or sensitive data. Harris may have a valid case of not using Bluetooth considering the post she holds and what’s at stake. For the common public, if you are too worried or paranoid about your data or phone being hacked, it’s better to keep the Bluetooth off and switch it on only when needed.

Samsung reportedly preparing for ‘notchless’ Apple iPhone 14 Pro


This week we saw reports from known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicting Apple’s lineup for 2022. While both the reports mention the next generation of iPhone SE, a product that various analysts and reports, including the ones mentioned above, have revealed a lot about is the Apple iPhone 14 series. We have seen multiple leaks and rumours around the upcoming iPhone series since the tech giant launched the iPhone 13 series in September. Although the company is not known to reveal the plans related to upcoming devices, its suppliers often hint at what users can expect. This time, new details about the upcoming Apple iPhone 14 series have been shared in a report by TheElec. According to the Korean publisher, Apple is getting rid of its display notch on the upcoming iPhones.
As per the report, the company may only remove the notch from the Pro models of the iPhone 14 series. The report further suggests that the company is planning to use a punch hole camera at the front of the devices. As Samsung Display is one of the main suppliers of OLED panels for Apple iPhones, the company has now, as per TheElec, acquired new manufacturing equipment to produce OLED panels for Apple iPhone 14 models with a punch hole. The report also reveals that a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) is also applied to the OLED panel of the iPhone 14 Pro models that feature a punch hole display.
For those who don’t know, Samsung used a punch hole display in the Samsung Galaxy S10 series for the first time in the industry in 2019. Since then, the display style has been extended to the Galaxy Note series and other affordable products by the company.
A similar prediction about the next generation iPhones was shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in September. He also mentioned that the upcoming devices can also sport a 48-megapixel wide lens for the rear camera system which would be an upgrade from the 12-megapixel wide lens on iPhone 13 Pro models. Various reports have also hinted that with the iPhone 14 series, Apple may finally shift to USB-C port. The upcoming Apple iPhone 14 series is rumoured to have four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Several other reports also suggest that the new iPhone SE will replace the ‘mini’ smartphone in the iPhone 14 lineup. The mini series was first launched along with the iPhone 12 series and now the iPhone 13 series also has a mini smartphone. Apple will reportedly kill the segment in the coming year as the device was not able to create the desired response from the buyers. The iPhone SE 3 is rumoured to have a similar design as the current generation model but with 5G connectivity. The device will reportedly launch in the first quarter of 2022.

garena free fire: Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes for December 9: How to redeem daily codes


Garena Free Fire recently gained popularity in the country as a multiplayer battle royale game. This game is developed by 111 Dots Studio where 50 players play 10 minute rounds. The developers of this game keep on adding alpha-numeric codes to the game on a frequent basis. These codes offer players a chance to win free rewards.
Players can also unlock certain steps and gain different reward points using these codes. Since, it is an action – adventure battle royale game so there can be only one winner in the end.
In this game, players have an option to select their starting positions, collect supplies and weapons that they need to keep going while on the battlefield.
You can follow the below mentioned steps to redeem the Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes
Step 1: Go to the official website https://reward.ff.garena.com/en
Step 2: Sign in to the game with your social media account like — Facebook, Google, Twitter or VK IDs
Step 3: Players can then copy and paste the redeem codes into the text box and click the confirm button to go ahead
Step 4: A dialogue-box will come up for cross-reference after the confirmation. Now, Click on OK to redeem the codes
Step 5: Players can collect their reward in the in-game mail section
Note: These codes will take 24 hours to get credited and these points will not work on guest accounts.

Amazon app quiz December 9, 2021: Get answers to these five questions to win Rs 5,000 in Amazon Pay balance


Win Rs 5,000 in your Amazon Pay balance today! You just have to answer 5 questions and a bit of luck. Amazon is back with its daily dose of app quizzes. Amazon is giving away this prize to one lucky contestant who will receive the prizes on their Amazon Pay balance.
A contestant needs to answer all the questions correctly to be eligible to win this lucrative prize. The Amazon app quiz has questions that are based on general knowledge and current affairs.
This Amazon quiz is strictly an app only quiz. You have to login to the app to play the quiz. You can enter the competition only through your Amazon’s mobile app.
The quiz starts daily at 12 am and continues till midnight (12 am next day). There is usually one winner of the quiz who is chosen via lucky draw. Winners of today’s quiz will be announced later on December 10.
Here are the questions of today’s Amazon app daily quiz along with their correct answers that can help you win Rs 5,000 in Amazon Pay balance.

  1. Which person in the news was the voice for the character of Simba, in the Hindi dubbing of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ (2019)?
    Aryan Khan
  2. Biological E- a company that is receiving $50 million funding from US International Development Finance Corporation is based in which city?
    Hyderabad
  3. Among the 11 sportspeople who have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2021, there are how many Paralympians?
    5
  4. This is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center located in which city?
    Abu Dhabi
  5. This is a famous site located in Amman, Jordan. It is called the Temple of _________ . Fill in the blanks
    Hercules

Google Year in Search 2021: This is what India Googled most for during the year


New Delhi, December 08, 2021: Cricket continues to be India’s first love. The two waves of pandemic, including the devastating second wave, seems to have not changed the country’s love for the game. Cricket continued to top the charts this year, with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC T20 World Cup filling the top spots in the overall list of queries as per Google India’s ‘Year in Search’ results for the year. Like every year, Google’s ‘Year in Search 2021‘ recaps the top search trends of the year in the country and across 70 other nations. According to Google, “The ‘Year in Search’ offers a unique perspective to the most trending moments in news, sports, entertainment, and the many ways people turned to Google Search, to ask the questions that helped people steady themselves in 2021.”
What India Googled for in 2021?
While Cricket continued to top the charts this year, interest around football was center and forward, with the Euro Cup, and Copa America featuring on the list. Another high point of the year was the remarkable performance of the Indian sportspersons at the ‘Tokyo Olympics’. The commencement of the world’s largest vaccination drive in the world saw searches for COWIN and Covid Vaccine trending massively as people seeked information around the vaccinations options and their availability. Free Fire was the lone gaming entry that made it to the overall trending list, reflecting the massive popularity of the battle royale game.
Most searched Person
Neeraj Chopra arched to the apex of the personality list with his history-making performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj one first-ever Gold medal for India in athletics. He was followed by spiking interest in Aryan Khan, taking the second spot. Tesla founder and prolific social media personality Elon Musk’s also featured on the list, alongside page three celebrities such as Vicky Kaushal, Shehnaaz Gill and Raj Kundra.
Covid ruled ‘Near me’ searches
‘Near me’ searches this year were especially evocative of the year that was, with searches on Covid Vaccine, Covid tests, Covid hospital filling up the top slots. Searches for oxygen cylinders and CT scans also witnessed a spike as people fought the tide of the pandemic over the course of the year. In addition, queries on food deliveries, tiffin services and takeout restaurants also surged with people looking to ride out the intermittent lockdowns.
Regional cinema and Hollywood topped trends along with Bollywood
2021 also witnessed strong interest in regional cinema, paving the way for Jai Bhim, a Tamil blockbuster securing the top spot on the Movies list, followed by Bollywood blockbuster Shershaah. Radhe, and Bell Bottom were the other Hindi movies that surged on the trending charts. Highly anticipated Hollywood movies like Godzilla vs Kong and Eternals rounded up the list of the top trending movies of this year.
Both ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ showed Covid pains
While News around Covid-19 continued to take the spotlight, there continued to be interest around key global events and topics such as the Tokyo Olympics, Black Fungus, Afghanistan, and the West Bengal elections. People actively searched for important and relevant information with queries like how to register for Covid vaccine, how to download vaccine certification, and how to increase oxygen level being the top three ‘How to’ searches this year. In ‘What is’ category searches, the queries ranged from what is Black Fungus, what is Taliban, what is remdesivir, and to the evidently academic what is the factorial of hundred?