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Chinese companies are increasingly showing us why one shouldn’t have to pay a premium for a high-end smartphone.
Take Lenovo for example, which today launched the Z2 Plus, its new flagship smartphone for the Indian market. The phone features top hardware modules including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor but costs just Rs 17,999 ($270).
After taking India by storm with its ultra low-cost tablets, DataWind has plans to do something similar with smartphones.
DataWind has announced that it will launch three 4G LTE capable phones in India around Diwali festival season next month. The smartphones will be priced between Rs 3,000 ($45) and Rs 5,000 ($75).
Google launched its new Allo texting app Wednesday, and it’s pretty fun. You can use it to get information from a bot, send your friends doodles, mess with font sizes — all that good stuff.
But stop yourself before sending anything that might be incriminating. (Not a bad rule of thumb on the internet.) By default, Allo will store your messages on Google’s servers, a number of outlets reported Wednesday, which means they can be accessed by the tech corporation — and theoretically turned over…