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OnePlus TV confirmed for September in India, as rumors tackle fall timetable

OnePlus has been publicly working on a TV for more than a year now, and according to a recent announcement, it may finally materialize this September. The company has revealed that the OnePlus TV will be available in India first following a September launch, and the date curiously corresponds with another recent leak. According to Max J (@Samsung_News_), the company has a trio of dates marked on its calendar: an India-specific event on September 26th, a US/EU event planned for October 10th, and formal "Sale" on October 15th — though we aren't sure if all these dates are for the OnePlus TV, or may include other products.

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Microsoft's SMS Organizer app no longer exclusive to India

You can choose from innumerable SMS apps on Android, including the one that came bundled with your phone. Microsoft has a new option... well, new to most of the world. It launched SMS Organizer a while back in India. After racking up more than a million downloads, the app has expanded globally.

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Netflix's new mobile-only streaming plan for India is just $3

As Netflix continues funneling its resources to content production and acquisition, it has demanded more money year after year from consumers — some of whom are now beginning to question exactly how much of it they're using on digital subscriptions. After all, quality viewing is available from more places in more formats than ever before and some of those platforms are free. Well, the streaming titan has decided to take a step to defending its budget flank from the competition by debuting a new plan for mobile-only users in India that costs the equivalent of less than $3 a month.

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Potty patrol: Google and India government adding thousands of toilets to Maps

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Sometimes Google Maps can help you find a nearby restroom, but the app has historically struggled to list buildings that only serve as toilets. Google is addressing this problem, at least in India it's working with India government officials to add more than 45,000 toilets to Maps.

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LG's new W10, W30, W30 Pro aim to revitalize India's budget smartphone scene

LG has had its phases when it comes to mid-range smartphones: it started with conventional low-end specs in unremarkable blocks and moved over to highlighting one special aspect for different phones. Now, we've got the new W10, W30, and W30 Pro are coming soon exclusively to Amazon and exclusively in India. What does the 'W' stand for, you ask? "For the win."

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[Update: Official] Google Maps keeps you safe by alerting you if your taxi goes off-route

When you're traveling to a new country, region, or even an unfamiliar part of your own town, and hailing a ride, you may be suspicious of the driver taking advantage of your cluelessness to charge you more or for more nefarious reasons. That's why I often keep a tab on the drive in Google Maps when riding a cab while traveling, but I have to repeatedly glance at my phone to notice any awkward routing. Maps recognizes this use case and is now offering to do the work in the background and notify you when your driver goes off the logical path.

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India tops the world for smartphone data usage

Internet usage in the world is on the rise, as more and more people can go online through accessible, cheap smartphones. This is especially true for India, where the budget market is striving. Coupled with the ever-growing LTE network in the country and better deals on unlimited contracts, it's no surprise that India has the highest average monthly mobile data usage per smartphone with 9.8GB per user, as a report from mobile networking and telecommunications company Ericsson states in its yearly report.

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[Update: ZenFone 6 rebranded to 6z] ASUS can no longer sell phones under the ZenFone brand in India

ASUS's ZenFone line may not be popular stateside, but that's not the case in overseas markets. Unfortunately, it looks like the ZenFone phones may soon have to be completely rebranded in India. This is thanks to a lawsuit made by Telecare Network, which owns the trademarks "ZEN" and "ZENMOBILE" in the country.

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Google Maps brings new public transit features to India, including live delay info

If you ride a bus, tram, or train in India and use Google Maps to help you get where you need to be, you're about to get some useful, timely information. The company has not just been working to expand its availability of transit scheduling information, but improve upon its accuracy. In 10 of the largest Indian cities, commuters will be able to see live India Railways train statuses, traffic-impacted bus trip times, and new navigation suggestions tat integrate auto-rickshaw into other public transit modes.

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[Update: Official statement from Google] Google Duo users around the world are receiving ads for the Indian cricket team

Despite facing fierce competition, Duo managed to make a name for itself and even passed more than one billion downloads on the Play Store. A nice touch that makes the app fun to use is the special video effects it features during holidays such as Valentine's Day or Holi. Continuing with the tradition, Google wanted to celebrate the launch of the twelfth Cricket World Cup with a special message to supporters of the Indian national team. However, there seems to have been a targeting glitch, as people in many other countries are receiving it, despite having absolutely no ties to the country.

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