Here are the Top 5 trending tech news 20th March 2021
- Airtel leads the front by gaining more subscribers than Jio in 2020, as per the TRAI report.
- Nokia X20 spotted on Geekbench, expected to feature Snapdragon 480.
- Facebook with its so owned Instagram and Whatapp faces a global outage for almost an hour.
- PUBG Corp. hiring in India, indicates pubg relaunch.
- Excitel introduces a 300Mbps data speed plan for just Rs 500/month.
1. Airtel on the Top Notch by Gaining 69 lakhs new users, Jio loses 35 lakhs.
Reliance Jio who is known to bring the Internet revolution in India has reported a decline in their subscribers by 3.5 million. The latest TRAI report released by the Indian Ministry revealed that the total number of active users in India increased to 973 million in January.
In terms of subscribers gain, Airtel has been on the top-notch in the gainers by adding around 6.9 million more subscribers to the list. Vodafone and Idea also witness the spike in their subscribers base by 1.7 million. Reliance Jio has received a massive decline in their subscribers’ list by 3.5 million bringing it down to 352 million total active users. Recently, both Jio and Airtel have successfully completed their 5G trial and they will compete again to capture the massive 5G audience nationwide.
2. Nokia X20 5G with Snapdragon 480 spotted on Geekbench
Nokia parent company HMD Global has already announced that to host a launch event on 8 April. It is rumored that we might see several upcoming Nokia smartphones out there including Nokia X10, Nokia X20, and Nokia G10. Nokia X20, a 5G smartphone was spotted on Geekbench with some tipped details.
As per the Geekbench listing, Nokia X20 is configured with Snapdragon 480 which is an entry-level 5G processor. The leaks also clarified that the phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB primary storage along with the latest Android 11 support. The phone will be available in two color variants. Nokia has recently launched Nokia 5.4 in India.
3. Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp services were down globally for an hour
Facebook, a social media giant has reported with global outage along with Instagram and Whatsapp. As per the social media tracking website DownDetector, around 38k users worldwide have reported WhatsApp down issues followed by Facebook and Instagram with the total raised complaints of 30k and 1.6k.
The DownDetector data shows that around 67% of the users were not able to refresh their newsfeed while 19% of the audience were unable to login. The incident was reported around 10:55 pm according to Indian Standard Time which lasted till 11:42 pm. There was no official statement issued by Facebook yet for this outage.
4. Krafton is hiring in India, will PubG be relaunched?
PubG is like hanging on the bar with a relaunch in its biggest market India. Krafton has posted a job on Linkedin for Investment and Strategy Analyst in Bangaluru. It is quite certain that Krafton has put all effort to launch PubG mobile in India once again.
In the recent interview with Sportskeeda, the Krafton representative explained that they are in continuous talk with the Indian Government and waiting for their approval or suggestion regarding the game. The PubGs Head of Corporate Development Sean Hyunil Sohn said that we have not opened the pre-registration for PubG New State in India because we are currently focused on the relaunch of PubG mobile in India.
5. Excitel introduces new budget-oriented broadband plans starting from 399 per month
Excitel, India’s one of the greatest broadband service providers has introduced revised plans to offer more budget-friendly and fast broadband speed. The broadband plan ranges from 1 month to 12 months. The cheapest pan that the company has introduced is the 12 monthly plan in which the company will offer 300Mbps Internet speed costing just Rs 500/month.
As per the recent reports, the company has observed a tremendous growth of 55% in 2020 that extended its user base to 5 lakhs. Excitel is currently delivering its broadband services in 19 cities of India and is planning to expand its services further to 50 cities by the end of 2021.