Breaking: Pegatron Shuts Down iPhone Production in Chennai Plant; Google Pixel 8 Price Leak Sends Shockwaves

Pegatron Halts iPhone Production At Chennai Plant After Fire Incident

Apple iPhone maker and contract manufacturer Pegatron has temporarily paused assembly of devices after a fire incident near its factory in Chennai, India. The fire broke out on Sunday night, causing the Taiwanese company to call off all shifts for the day at the factory. Pegatron is yet to inform assembly workers whether the facility will function on Tuesday. The halt in production comes as a setback for Apple, as Pegatron is one of its major suppliers.

Google Pixel 8 Prices Leaked Ahead of Launch

Google is set to officially unveil its next-gen Pixel 8 series at its Made by Google event on October 4. Alongside the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8, the tech giant is also expected to launch the Pixel Watch 2. A new leak suggests that the Pixel 8 lineup will see a price increase in the US. This is likely due to the inclusion of in-house Tensor chipsets in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. The Tensor chipsets are expected to enhance the performance and value of the Pixel flagships.

OnePlus Introduces OxygenOS 14 with Advanced Features

Handset maker OnePlus has unveiled its latest operating system (OS), OxygenOS 14, for global users. Powered by OnePlus’ latest algorithms, OxygenOS 14 promises to provide a “more intelligent and convenient digital life” to users. The OS includes a range of new features and introduces Trinity Engine, an advanced proprietary platform that incorporates six innovative technologies to unlock the full potential of smartphone hardware.

Pocket FM Surpasses 100 Million Downloads on Google Play

Audio series platform Pocket FM has achieved a major milestone by surpassing 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store. Since its launch in 2018, Pocket FM has become one of the top apps for entertainment, offering a variety of genres and languages to its listener community. The platform’s accessibility and diverse content have contributed to its popularity among users.

Qualcomm to Trim Staff Amid Declining Smartphone Demand

Chipset-making giant Qualcomm has denied reports of shutting down its research and development (R&D) unit in Shanghai but confirmed that it will reduce its staff strength due to declining smartphone demand and a falling economy in China. Qualcomm’s Shanghai facility employs nearly 400 people and will not undergo large-scale job cuts. The company’s R&D center in Shanghai, along with its facility in Beijing, plays a crucial role in developing advanced technologies and products.

Micron Begins Construction of Semiconductor Plant in Gujarat

US-based semiconductor manufacturer Micron has started the construction of its $2.75 billion semiconductor testing and assembly facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The company aims to cut imports and meet local semiconductor requirements with this investment. Micron has asked Tata Projects to build its advanced semiconductor assembly and test factory, which will help boost the semiconductor industry in Gujarat and create job opportunities.

Google to Discontinue Basic HTML Version of Gmail

Starting in January 2024, Google will discontinue the Basic HTML version of Gmail. The tech giant will automatically open Gmail in Standard view for supported browsers. The decision to shut down the Basic HTML version is aimed at providing a more consistent and enhanced user experience. Users are advised to switch to supported browsers or upgrade their existing browsers to continue accessing Gmail.