Finally, the year 2020 has passed away and we successfully finished up the first month of 2021. Let’s talk about the top technology news and announcements of the month of January 2021.
This technology news dose of January 2021 contains the news and announcements about companies like WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple, TikTok, Xiaomi, YouTube, Google, and more. Some telecom operators also introduced new plans and offers. So. let’s know about all these top 10 headlines of the month.
1. Xiaomi Sold 3,50,000 Unites of Mi 11 in 5 Minutes
Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the most popular feature-rich Android smartphones launched recently. It is reportedly said that over 3,50,000 units of Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone sold within just 5 Minutes. You can read more about this news here.
2. FAU-G Indian PUBG Alternative Arrived
At the beginning of this month of January 2021, nCore Games and Akshay Kumar himself announced the launch date of the Indian PUBG alternative game called FAU-G. As scheduled, the game was launched successfully on the Republic Day of India, 26th January 2021.
3. WhatsApp’s Controversial Terms & Policy Update
WhatsApp started notifying its users about the latest terms and policy update. But, this policy and terms update gained so many rumors and controversy across the country. Many people even suggested to stop using WhatsApp after this new policy update. You may read this post to know whether you should really stop using WhatsApp or not.
4. Apple Offered ₹5000 Cashback & No-Cost EMI
At the beginning of this new year, Apple offered ₹5000 cashback and no-cost EMI offers on the qualifying cards. This new year offer from Apple was truly excitement boosters for the users who always dreamed of getting an Apple device.
5. TikTok is Now Banned Permanently in India
The government of India banner some Chinese apps including TikTok in June 2020 but according to some reports, this ban is now permanent. Actually, the government had given a chance for the explanation but now it seems the government isn’t satisfied with their explanations and made a permanent ban on TikTok and other 58 apps.
6. YouTube Rolled Out Hashtag Landing Pages
In order to make it easier to discover new videos, YouTube recently rolled out Hashtag Landing Pages. This new feature will help users to discover new videos relevant to specific hashtags. And obviously, using hashtags will now be more prominent on YouTube after this Hashtag Landing Pages feature.
7. Google to Launch the Nearby Share Feature
According to some sources, Google is working on a Nearby Share feature that will allow users to share their WiFi passwords, QR Codes, locations, file, and folders remotely.
8. Vi Extends Date for Weekend Data Rollover Offer
Vi started the data rollover offer last year in the month of October. This offer was previously ending on 17th January 2021 but now the company extended this end date till 17th April 2021 so that users can take advantage of this offer for a long time. Mostly all the unlimited plans of Vi are coming with data rollover so that the remaining data from your daily usage limit will be rolled over on the weekends to use. Looking for a perfect prepaid data plan? Read this post.
9. Airtel Launches New Data Add-On Packs
Airtel launched new data add-on packs of Rs. 78 and Rs. 248. Both of these add-on packs are coming with a Wynk Premium subscription of 1 month and 1 year respectively. With the Rs. 78 plan you’ll get 5GB additional data and Rs. 248 add-on plan gives you 25GB additional data. And the validity of both add-on plans will be the same as your existing pack.
10. Facebook Rolled Out Redesigned Pages Experience
On 6th January 2021, Facebook announced about introducing the redesigned pages experience in its official blog post. The redesigned pages removed like button from the pages used by Artists, Public Figures, and Brands. The redesigned layout came with many other changes like simple and intuitive design, dedicated newsfeed, actionable insights, and more.
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