Worldwide Android News 01/04/16 – Samsung, Spotify And More

Intex Unveils Cloud Jewel Handset With 2GB Of RAM In India

The Cloud Jewel is Intex’s new entry-level smartphones. This device sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is fueled by MediaTek’s MT6735 64-bit quad-core SoC, and a 2,500mAh battery is also a part of this package. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes out of the box here, and this device comes in Grey and Champagne colors, while it costs Rs. 5,999 in India, and is available through Snapdeal.

Samsung Plans To Build A $300 Million R&D Center In Vietnam

Samsung has decided to invest $300 million in order to build a research and development (R&D) center in Hanoi, Vietnam. The government of Vietnam has already approved of this project, and won’t charge Samsung any rent for it for the next five decades. Interesting fact, Samsung already has an R&D center in Hanoi, but they’re operating from a small building and need a bigger space, which is why the company has opted to invest a significant amount of money in order to build an all-new R&D center.

Samsung Will Shut Down Milk Music In Australia This Month

A while back, a report popped up saying that Samsung plans to shut down Milk Music because they’re going to acquire Tidal. Well, the company has confirmed that it will not acquire Tidal, but Milk Music is still going away. Samsung will shut down the service in Australia on April 28th, and has already notified the users. Milk Music subscriptions were disabled on March 21st, and Samsung has actually partnered up with Google Play in order to offer Milk Music customers 3 months of Google Play Music for free.

Kogan Agora 6 Smartphone Has Been Announced, It Costs $179

Kogan has announced their new handset today, the Agora 6. This is a 5-inch handset with a 720p (1280 x 720) resolution which will ship with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage on the inside. The device is fueled by MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC, and packs in a 2,050mAh battery. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes out of the box here, and an 8-megapixel camera is placed on the back fo this device. The Agora 6 is priced at $179, and it is already available for a pre-order.

Spotify Is Now Available In Indonesia As Well

Spotify has announced the availability of their app in Indonesia quite recently. Over 30 million songs are now available to Indonesian consumers, and all of Spotify’s features will be available as well. The free subscription will get you an on-demand music streaming with ads on desktop and tablets, while you’ll be able to use shuffle mode only on mobile. If you decide to pay Rp49,990 for Spotify Premium subscription, however, you’ll get an add-free experience, and will be able to use an on-demand streaming service on all platforms.

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