bassbuds tango: Ptron Bassbuds Tango true wireless earbuds launched in India: Price, features and more


NEW DELHI: The earwear category showed impressive growth in the third quarter and Ptron retained its fifth position as its shipments grew 81.9% during the quarter. In order to further enhance its position, the company has launched its latest pair of affordable true wireless earbuds in the country. Ptron has launched its latest Bassbuds Tango true wireless earbuds in India. The earbuds come with Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) and offer support for Bluetooth version 5.1.
Price and availability
Ptron Bassbuds Tango comes with a price tag of Rs 1,299 and it can be purchased in Active Black and Stone White colour options. Customers can purchase the true wireless earbuds online from Amazon India website.
At this price point, the earbuds will face competition from the recently launched Boult Audio AirBass GearPods true wireless stereo earbuds which comes with a price tag of Rs 999.
The device comes with an in-built microphone for calls. The device has an 8mm driver unit which promises to offer immersive and deep bass sound output. The true wireless earbuds come with IPX5 rating which makes the device water-resistant.
Ptron Bassbuds Tango features
Ptron Bassbuds Tango comes with a 13mm driver unit and Bluetooth version 5.1. The earbuds come with environmental noise cancellation. The earbuds promise to filter out ambient noises from the background and offer a clear sound output.
The earbuds also offer a dedicated Movie-mode feature that ensures zero lag between audio and visuals for an long movie and binge-watch session. Ptron Bassbuds Tango comes with IPX4 rating which makes the earbuds sweat and water-resistant.
The company claims that the true wireless earbuds can deliver up to 20 hours of playback with the charging case. The earbuds also come with fast charging functionality and it promises to offer 3 hours of music playback with 10 minutes of charging.

Apple starts to rolls of Release Candidate version of iOS 15.2: Here’s everything you need to know


A week after releasing the fourth beta update of iOS 15.2, Apple has started to roll out the Release Candidate version of iOS 15.2 for testing purposes. For those who don’t know, the Release Candidate or RC version is the final build of an iOS update in the beta stages. In simple terms, it is the final build before a major public release. Till iOS14.2, Apple used the term Golden Master or GM for the final beta builds but with iOS 14.2 that changed to Release Candidate.
The latest update is available to all developers and public testers via over-the-air update in the iPhone’s Settings app. If you are enrolled in the beta program, you can check if you received the update by going into Settings > General > Software Update. If you have received the update you can install it in your phone from the same page. Keep in the mind that the update does not immediately appear for download for every user.
Unveiled at WWDC in June, iOS 15 brings in notable features to iPhones but few features were missing when the company released the update for eligible iPhone models. A couple of those missing features such as SharePlay and ProRes codec for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were added with the iOS 15.1 but the users still haven’t received all the promised features. With iOS 15.2, the tech giant will release more promised features to the users including App Privacy Report.
The App Privacy Report privacy feature allows users to see how much of their sensitive information such as location, camera, photos, microphone and others has been accessed by the application installed on their smartphones. It shows a report of what the apps have been doing behind the scenes over the past seven days. Apart from this, the company has also redesigned the Notification Summary feature with iOS 15. After installing the upcoming iOS, when you tap on the summary, you see all the notifications on a single card. On previous iOS versions, the notifications are shown in separate cards.

iphone: Apple iPhone users to get parts and service history feature: What is it and how it works


Apple is gearing up to roll out the iOS 15.2 update for eligible iPhones. Most of the features that will be available with the major update have already been spotted in the various beta releases. Now, the company has announced that with iOS 15.2, will roll out a new ‘parts and service history’ feature for iPhones. The tech giant announced the feature in a support document on its website. Apple revealed the new feature in the same week it rolled out the Release Candidate version of iOS 15.2.
What is the parts and service history feature on iPhone
As the name suggests, the feature allows users to see the parts and service history of their iPhone if the battery, display or camera has been replaced. Users can go to Settings > General > About to access the feature. The feature won’t be available for users if no repairs have been conducted on their ‌iPhone‌.
According to Apple’s support document, users of iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and later, including iPhone SE (2nd generation), can see if the battery has been replaced. Users of iPhone 11 models, iPhone 12 models and iPhone 13 models can see if the battery or display have been replaced. Users of iPhone 12 models and iPhone 13 models can see if the battery, display, or camera have been replaced.
How parts and service history feature on iPhone works
If the service was done using genuine Apple parts and tools, users will see ‘Genuine Apple Part’ next to the part. If the user’s iPhone has connected to the internet since the service was performed, they can tap the part to see more information, including the date of the service.
Users will see an ‘Unknown Part’ message if the part installation is incomplete or if the part was replaced with a non-genuine part, it was already used or installed in another iPhone or it isn’t functioning as expected.
For display and battery, users may see an additional message that says, “Apple has updated the device information for this iPhone.” This means that the company has updated the device information maintained for the iPhone for service needs, safety analysis and to improve future products.

daiwa: Daiwa launches two new 4K UHD Smart TVs with 43-inch and 55-inch display in India: Price, Specs and other details


Japanese brand Daiwa has launched two new 4K UHD Smart TVs in India — Daiwa 4K UHD Smart TV D43U1WOS has a screen size of 43-inch and the Daiwa 4K UHD Smart TV D55U1WOS sports a 55-inch display. The new Daiwa smart TVs run on LG’s webOS TV and also features built-in ThinQ AI voice function. Both the models come with a bezel-less design and offer multiple features that include Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC) support, Dolby Audio, HDR10 support and more. The new Daiwa smart TVs also come with the Magic Remote.
Daiwa 4K UHD Smart TV price and availability
The Daiwa 4K UHD Smart TV with 43-inch display is priced at Rs 34,999, while the one with the 55-inch display will come at a price of Rs 49,999. Both the smart TV’s will be available at retail stores in India and the official website of the company. Daiwa is also offering a one-year panel warranty and a one-year complete warranty on this product.
Daiwa 4K UHD Smart TV Key specifications
This smart TV comes with a Ultra-HD 4K (3,840×2,160 pixels) resolution display in both the 43-inches and 55-inches screen sizes. It supports a peak brightness of 400 nits, 1.07 billion colours and HDR10. Both the screen sizes support Quantum Luminit+ technology, 60Hz refresh rate and have a 96 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Both the TVs are powered by Al quad-core chipsets backed with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It supports MEMC, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), HDR10 and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for better gaming experience. The smart TV’s run on LG’s webOS TV and has ThinQ AI voice features along with built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Both the smart TVs are equipped with 20W surround sound speakers backed with Dolby Audio support. For connectivity, the TVs include — two-way Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, two USB ports, three HDMI ports and the Miracast feature.
The Magic Remote which comes with the TVs are very similar to the ones that come with LG smart TVs. It is expected to support Air Mouse technology and might have a scroll wheel in the center along with a button dedicated to voice assistant.
The TVs also support customisable picture and sound settings for users to view the content on OTT apps as per their preferences. The 43-inch display one has a weight of 7.5 kilograms and the 55-inch one has a weight 13.5 kilograms, without their respective stands.

KPMG report terms capacity, collaboration, co-innovation and consensus as the four spokes of 5G ecosystem in India


5G is the hottest topic and technology in the Indian telecom circles. While 5G-enabled devices are here, the networks still npt there per se. However, with the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives across the country, India seems set to adopt 5G. With immediate promise of applications of fixed wireless access, 5G to bring a significant transformation in the society by taking gigabit speed connectivity to small towns and villages. The industry is betting on enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications to gain momentum in the initial phase of 5G launch with the real RoI to start generating once massive machine type communication (mMTC) and ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) use cases become mainstream.
KPMG India has launched a report titled “Connectivity Of The Future: 5G The Gamechanger” at India Mobile Congress 2021. The report highlights point of view on 5G adoption in the country and what it will mean to different stakeholders. It outlines major challenges and expectations from the ecosystem. It relates to each segment such as telecom service providers (TSPs), regulators, device manufacturers, infrastructure providers, system integrators and technology players and OEMs. The report talks about opportunities emanating from 5G; segment-wise focus areas; critical support needed in enabling the ecosystem. The latter includes contiguous spectrum availability without interference, affordable pricing, harmonization of standards and an enhanced focus on building a robust digital infrastructure are some of the critical support areas that the industry is hoping from the government for successful nationwide implementation of 5G.
Satya Easwaran, Partner, Head of TMT and Business Consulting, KPMG in India, said, “The journey from a TSP to a ‘tech co’ needs multiple levers of transformation across business and technology domains. And while previous wireless technology generations were connectivity-centric, it is only with 5G that the telco can participate in the wider enterprise digital transformation for various industry use cases. However, innovation acceleration and partnerships will be key as they move to a ‘tech co’ business model. The need for a holistic and consensus driven ecosystem was never more prominent in India.”
Commenting on the report, K G Purushothaman, Partner, Advisory and Head of Telecom, KPMG in India said, “As TSPs are focusing on building virtual network and hybrid connectivity solutions, a gradual transition to a fully automated, cloud-centric and vendor agnostic platform will give strong impetus to their enterprise providing solutions across verticals to propel their digital transformation journeys with 5G solutions. Immense potential lies in this endeavor across digital twins, AR/VR, guided vehicles, immersive retail, smart cities and transportation, e-governance, and robotic factory use cases. Collaboration across the ecosystem of start-ups, R&D innovation centres, TSPs, corporate innovation centers, and the government will further add momentum to innovation with India specific 5G use-cases.”

bragi: Noise partners German startup Bragi; promises ‘exclusive products’


Noise has announced an partnership with Bragi, claimed to be the inventor and largest intellectual property owner of true wireless headphones. It is claimed to be Bragi’s first partnership with an Indian brand. Under this partnership, Noise will work with Bragi to launch an intelligent range of audio devices powered by the proprietary Bragi OS in India. The products will be designed by both the teams. First of its range is expected to be launched in the first half of 2022.
Noise has signed a long-term partnership with Bragi for smart hearable devices in India. With this, the Noise promises to introduce next generation features in its TWS range in India.
Commenting on the partnership, Amit Khatri, Co-founder at Noise, said, “We are ecstatic to have Bragi on board as our technology partners. Bragi has not only delivered the most innovative technology but, it has also emerged as one of the leaders in the world within no time. Bringing together Bragi’s innovative technology and Noise’s knowledge of the Indian market will enable us to transform the hearable industry in India. The Indian hearable segment has observed massive growth in recent years, with an increased appetite for tech-froward and feature-packed gadgets. Noise is already amongst the top five hearable brands in India. With this partnership, we at Noise, intend to offer hi-tech and revolutionary products to the Noisemakers and become India’s No. 1 hearable brand in the coming days. We are thrilled to kickstart our partnership and change the game for Indian hearable category.”
Sharing the comments, Nikolaj Hviid, Founder and CEO, Bragi, said, “With our partnership with Noise, we intend to explore new possibilities for innovation and technological advancements in the Indian hearable sector. Both the brands have been bringing ground-breaking technologies and designs to ease the lives of several individuals. Noise is one of the leading players in India, with a compelling product portfolio and customer base. This partnership will bring several industry-first products carefully curated for the Indian market. We are geared up to work together as partners.”