If you didn't get time to go through our website, it's possible you may have missed out to read the most interesting news in the world of technology. Our weekly roundup will give you a sample of some of the biggest news that shook the tech industry by storm.
Yu Yuphoria hogs the headlines
The biggest tech story of the week was the unveiling of the Yu Yuphoria, the successor to the original Yu Yureka. The direct rival to the Xiaomi Redmi 2, the Yu Yuphoria, made its debut in India earlier this week. We also got our hands-on the 5-inch device, and instantly liked the device's design and software.
If you're really interested in buying the device, then head over to Amazon.in, as the ecommerce site has already listed the phone. The phone is priced at Rs. 6,999.
YuFit band and HealthYu cassette launched at Rs 999 and Rs 4,999 respectively
In addition, the company also introduced the Yu Fit and the much talked about HealthYU cassette. The Yu Fit is a regular health band, and will be made available this June at a price of Rs. 999. It gives access to group coaching, social fitness, motivation and more.
The HealthYU cassette, on the other hand, lets you measure body vitals like ECG, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiration rate. This product is an open platform and can work with any smartphone. The HealthYU cassette is priced at Rs. 4,999.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Public Roads This Summer
Finally, there's some good news if you're expecting to see Google's much-awaited self-driving cars this year. Google's self-driving cars are hitting public roads this summer. The cars are set to be tested on public roads in California - within the next few months. The self-driving cars have already undergone rigorous testing at its facilities, Google said.
Snake Rewind Game Hits Google Play, iTunes App Store
Taneli Armanto, the original creator of Snake, partnered with Rumilus Design, to bring the much talked about Snake Rewind to smartphones. Snake Rewind takes this same novel concept, but brings highly enhanced graphics and new twists. The game is free to download from Google Play, iTunes App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store.
Flipkart Accidentally Leaks third-generation Motorola Moto G
Earlier this week Flipkart accidentally leaked the new Moto G smartphone. While there is no mention of a release date, the rumoured specs of the handset include a 5-inch or 5.2-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 610 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and 4G LTE.
Apple Music May Launch Next Month
Apple's much awaited music service, is reportedly set to be launched at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in June. The service, reportedly based on Beats Music, would be built into a redesigned version of the Music app on iOS. The service will offer a free trial, according to media reports.
Samsung's Round Smartwatch Revealed Before Launch
A new SDK released on Tuesday, and spotted by SamMobile, reveals a ton of new details about the upcoming Gear A aka Orbis. The upcoming Gear watch features a round design with a rotating bezel. The bezel can be used to scroll through lists, jump between screens, zoom in on an image , control the volume and more. Samsung's Gear A is touted to be the true challenger to the Apple Watch.
Microsoft Lumia 540 Goes Official in India
Microsoft on Thursday launched the Lumia 540 smartphone in India at a price of Rs 10,199. The Windows Phone 8.1-powered device is the successor to the Lumia 535, which went on sale in India last year. The Lumia 540 offers mid-range specifications. Interestingly, the handset will be upgraded to Microsoft's Windows 10 OS later this year.
Google Launches Xolo, Nexian Chromebook in India
Google is making a constant effort to bring affordable Chromebooks to more countries. This week, the software giant launched two new Chromebooks in partnership with companies like Xolo and Nexian in India at a price of Rs 12,999. Apart from these new models, Google also announced Google announced the Asus Chromebook Flip will be made available in the country by end of the year.