Launches are back in the technology industry. The week saw new launches from Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, LG and others in the Indian market. As the vaccine rollout gains pace across India, the government has launched a vaccine tracker that gives citizens daily updates on vaccination progress in the country. All this and more in Gadget Now’s top tech news of the week …



Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G and Oppo Enco X True Wireless Noise cancelling earphones launched

Oppo expanded its smartphone as well as audio products line-up with the launch of the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Enco X True Wireless Noise-cancelling earphones in India. While the smartphone is priced at Rs 35,990, the TWS earbuds are priced at Rs 9,990. Read the complete story here.



COVID-19 vaccination tracker launched; Now you can check daily vaccine stats



Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 (IC) with 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 14-inch Full HD display launched

Xiaomi expanded its laptop range in India with the launch of Mi Notebook 14 (IC). It is priced at Rs 43,999 and comes with a webcam. Read the complete story here.



Qualcomm launches new chipset Snapdragon 870 5G; to power premium Android phones

Chip maker Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 870 5G mobile chipset as a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. The new Snapdragon 870 5G chip claims a clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz and is armed with Kryo 585 CPU. Read the complete story here.



Indian government sends letter to WhatsApp on new privacy rules

The Indian government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the recent changes in its privacy policy. In a letter sent to the company CEO Will Cathart, the government said that the unilateral changes are unfair and unacceptable. Read the complete story here.



LG K42 launched at Rs 10,990; comes with military grade certification

South Korean tech giant LG expanded its smartphone lineup in India with the launch of LG K42. The rugged smartphone is priced at Rs 10,990 and comes with military grade certification. Read the complete story here.



Skullcandy launched Jib True TWS earbuds at Rs 2,999

Audio brand Skullcandy has launched its TWS earbuds dubbed as Jib True. Priced at Rs 2,999, these earbuds come with ANC and have a total claimed battery life of 22 hours. Read the complete story here.



Google threatens shutdown in Australia if forced to pay for news

Google said it will disable its search function in Australia if the government proceeds with a media code that would force the company to pay local media companies for sharing their content. Australia is on course to pass laws that would make the Big Tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters for content. Read the complete story here.



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