In major tech headlines of this week, Samsung launched three new smart phones in India; Google removed the ‘anti-China’ and Mitron apps from Play Store (the latter is back now). All this and more in top tech news of the week.
Reliance Jio Platforms get another investment booster
Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Platforms bagged two major deals this week. Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company announced it will invest Rs 9,093.60 crore for a 1.85% equity stake in Jio Platforms. Silver Lake and its co-investors will invest another Rs 4,546.80 crore in Reliance Industries’ digital platform.
Google explains why it removed certain apps
The week saw Google remove two ‘popular’ apps from the Play Store. The two apps in question are Mitron (a TikTok rival) and ‘Remove China’ apps. Google also gave an official explanation on the removal of these apps in a blog post. Though the company did not name the two apps, it’s quite clear that it is referencing them. Incidentally Mitron app has now been restored and can be downloaded from Play Store again. Read the full story here.
Google elevates Prabhakar Raghavan as head of Search, Ben Gomes moves to a new role
In an organisational rejig, Google has promoted Prabhakar Raghavan as head of Search and Assistant. With this, the company’s search engine, advertising and commerce business comes under Raghavan. He is taking over from Ben Gomes.
Samsung launches Galaxy M11, Galaxy M01 in India, price starts at Rs 8,999
Samsung added two new phones to its M series lineup in India. The company launched Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01. The two new smartphones are priced under Rs 13,000 and run on Qualcomm processors. Both the phones are available across online and offline channels.
The ‘controversial’ Mitron app is back on Google Play Store
The week also saw Mitron app make a comeback. The app which was removed by Google on June 2 from Play Store because of certain policy and guideline violations is now back with resolved issues in video uploads, bug fixes and UX changes.