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Gadgets 360

Gadgets 360’s flagship podcast for the biggest tech developments on a weekly basis. Hosted by Akhil Arora, the show brings in Gadgets 360’s writers, and experts from the tech industry.

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Vivo X80 and X80 Pro review
Vivo X80 and X80 Pro reviewPixel 6a + Pixel Watch + Pixel Buds Pro + Pixel 7Alexa, how well do you know India?Xiaomi 12 Pro fails to stand apart, but that’s good?Are affordable smartwatches worth it?The best budget phones: should you go 4G or 5G?Is it time for the Harry Potter universe to die?OnePlus 10 Pro review: toying with the flagshipiPhone SE (2022): pros, cons, and the India storyHow Asus is planning to win the laptops market in India
Asus is one of the known players in the PC and laptops market in India, with a range of ZenBook, VivoBook, and ROG models that cater to a wide range of audience. Gadgets 360 Executive Editor Jamshed Avari joins host Akhil Arora to talk with Asus India Business Head of System Business Group for Consumer & Gaming PC Arnold Su to understand the laptops market in the country and how the company is planning to grow its presence. Su talks about how COVID-19 impacted the PC and laptops market in the country. He also details the online vs offline sales of laptops. Alongside detailing the market trends, Su mentions plans to bring some of the latest models to India in the coming future. He also reveals that Asus is set to bring its foldable ZenBook 17 Fold to the market. We also talk about the market performance of affordable laptops in India. Asus has a list of models under the VivoBook series that target consumers looking for affordable options in the market. The discussion also revolves around how the market is shifting towards form-factors including thin-and-light and 2-in-1 models. And we conclude the talk by discussing how Asus as a brand is received in India, and how buyers in the market rate the company compared with other possibly more familiar names in the PC laptop industry. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00)COVID emerged as an opportunity (00:57)Market of budget laptops in India (07:42)Online vs offline sales (12:16)What's coming from Asus? (16:42)Foldable laptop and other exciting models incoming (21:36)Smartphones challenging PCs these days? (26:39)Outro (30:28) Photo credits: Asus, Samsung
18-03-2022
36 mins
iPhone SE, Mac Studio, M1 Ultra, Studio Display, and iPad Air 2022MWC 2022: return to Barcelona and the big announcementsHow Gaana and Spotify are navigating India’s unique music streaming landscape
25-02-2022
39 mins
Realme 9 Pro+ review: the new mid-range king?Samsung Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 seriesOppo Reno 7 and 7 Pro review5G in India: everything you need to know
When will 5G come to India? And what should I expect? COAI director general Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar and Deloitte India telecom sector leader Peeyush Vaish join Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and host Akhil Arora to offer their expert insight. Expect an initial rollout by August 2022, Kochhar says, though it won’t be at the same time for everyone. After all, India needs 8 lakh new towers for 5G, in addition to 1.5 lakh we have today. Moreover, the approach must be different for rural vs urban areas. Along the way, we delve into how 5G is a lot more than an upgrade to 4G. It allows for dozens of B2B applications (revenue for operators), and new government rules afford more freedom with B2C applications. 5G is set to change cars, gaming, weapon systems, telemedicine, and the Indian Railways. Fire up the episode to discover why. What you pay hence will depend on what you want out of 5G. Beyond the obvious B2B and B2C, there are a lot of acronyms in this episode. Here’s a quick guide to the most used ones: COAI = Cellular Operators Association of IndiaDoT = Department of TelecommunicationsTRAI = Telecom Regulatory Authority of IndiammWave = millimeter wave spectrum (30 GHz to 300 GHz, between microwave and infrared waves)eNB = eNodeB, type of radio base stationARPU = average revenue per userOTT = over-the-top (streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar)TSP = telecommunications service provider (such as Jio and Airtel) Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00)Rollout and hype (01:06)What to expect (09:58)Different models (16:46)Tariff = apps (21:08)5G use-cases (27:42)And beyond (34:03)Conspiracies (39:32)Outro (45:10) Cover credit: Z z. Photo credits: Ben Vaughn, Frederik Lipfert, Jakub Pabis, Lipfert, Ryland Dean, Vishnu Vardhan, Robert Gale
28-01-2022
45 mins
Headphones 101: what to know before you buyOnePlus 9RT, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and the trend of stop-gap budget flagshipsInside Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G and Xiaomi India’s 2022 plans — Orbital exclusive