Weekly Wrap-Up: Android Hindi Support, Internet Usage, Telecom Spam Fine, Internet.org & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up at some of the top stories we published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Airtel’s 1 rupee videos were quite popular – They have now gone ahead and launched Re 1 entertainment Store that offers Songs, Email, Facebook & more for Just Rupee 1!

Ixigo recently launched an intelligent PNR status Android App. However, when we tested, it was not really that intelligent. Gave us wrong information on Flights

We have such heavy reliance on Google that, it was down only for 5 minutes, and Global internet traffic witnessed 40 percent drop

With e-KYC, consumers can complete their KYC process safely, securely, instantly and fully paperless with any services provider.

Now that Linked has made themselves synonymous for Professionals, they are turning towards school and college students for expansion. They opened it up for students and have also launched dedicated university pages.

Indian Department of Telecommunication has released guidelines for granting of Unified Licenses to Indian Telecom Operators

Goof-ups in delivery of goods purchased online are common, but this one from Snapdeal was quite surprising – a customer ordered a pair of Slazenger Shoes and instead received 2 coconut shells!

Google has launched native hindi handwriting and search support on Android phones. It is also possible for Android phone to have a full Hindi interface

Samsung has dethroned Nokia after more than decade in Indian mobile handset market. Apple witnessed sharp growth of 417 percent and now has 3.6 percent market share in India

Facebook and 6 other corporations have come together to form Internet.org, an initiative that aims at bringing affordable internet to masses across the world

TomTom, a Global navigation services provider has launched India focused navigation app for Android devices priced at Rs. 2370

India has now overtaken Japan to become the 3rd largest Internet population. India now has a total of 73.9 internet users and extended online universe of 145 mln (including mobile internet users)

Social Networking is one of the most popular activity for online Indians with a reach of 86 percent. Online videos are popular as well with 54 mln Indians watching it last year

Google Play Now accounts for more Consumer Spends on Portable games compared to hand-held devices like PSP and Nintendo!

TRAI has now got even more tough – They have amended the regulations to fine telecom operators Rs. 5000 for every SPAM SMS complaint received from a mobile subscriber. Here is a toon that we released on this new regulation.

BSE India has launched a Free Mobile App on Android and Windows 8 Platform. And it is actually quite fast and usable.. Give it a try!

The utility of touchscreen laptops is quite debatable – It is still easier to use mouse and keyboard on a laptop rather than use a touchscreen… What do you think?

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