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Apple has always had its own apps set as defaults in cases like the music player and the browser, Apple Music and Safari respectively. But, this might change soon. Reportedly, Apple is considering allowing third party apps to be set as defaults on iOS. Apple is also debating whether to allow third-party music apps on the HomePod speaker, something would mean allowing users to stream music via Spotify, which is one of Apple Music’s rivals. No decision has been made by the company as of now.

When a user opens a browser or clicks on a link on an iOS device, it opens Safari even if the user wants to use a different browser. If a user wants to send out a mail or share something through an email, iOS directs the user to Apple’s Mail app. This has been the case since 2008 when Apple launched the App Store as noted by Bloomberg. Reportedly, this locked ecosystem has made it difficult for some developers to promote their apps. We previously reported that Apple was recently sued for allegedly suppressing apps by competitors in the App Store.

On macOS, even though you do not have complete freedom, you can still set a default browser to something other than Safari.

Apple seems to have been forced to reconsider its default app strategy after it was criticised for giving unfair advantage to its own apps on iOS. Last year, the company was questioned by the US House of Representatives antitrust panel citing competition problems in digital markets and anti-competitive conduct.

Talking about music streaming services, the Bloomberg report also suggests that Apple is considering allowing music services like Spotify and Pandora to be set as default with Siri. If this happens, users will be able to ask Siri to play a song and it would automatically use the default app to do so, which in this case would not be Apple Music.

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Tecno has launched a pair of new smartphones – Tecno Camon 15 and Tecno Camon 15 Pro – in India. Both the new Tecno Camon-series phones pack a quad rear camera setup and are priced competitively to take against budget phones from Xiaomi, Realme, and other Chinese smartphone makers. The Tecno Camon 15 Pro sports a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, while the Tecno Camon 15 comes with a 16-megapixel selfie snapper housed in a hole-punch. The company claims the Tecno Camon 15 is the most affordable phone that features a hole-punch display.

Tecno Camon 15, Camon 15 Pro price, availability

The Tecno Camon 15 is priced at Rs. 9,999 and comes in Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, and Dark Jade colour options. On the other hand, the Tecno Camon 15 Pro carries a price tag of Rs. 14,999 and will be up for grabs in Ice Jadeite and Opal White colours. The company is also offering free wireless speakers worth Rs. 3,499 as a freebie to Tecno Camon 15 Pro buyers. The two phones will go on sale starting February 25 from over 35,000 authorised retail outlets across the country.

Tecno Camon 15, Camon 15 Pro specifications

Taking about specifications, the dual-SIM Tecno Camon 15 Pro runs Android 10 with HiOS 6.1 custom skin on top. It features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio and 480 nits peak brightness. It is powered by the quad-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Tecno phone features a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main camera. It is accompanied by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 115-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel tertiary camera, and a fourth QVGA sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. It comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.

As for the Tecno Camon 15, it also a dual-SIM phone and runs Android 10 with the HiOS 6.1 custom skin. The Tecno offering features a 6.55-inch HD+ display with a hole-punch. There is no word on the processor at its heart, but it is accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

Tecno Camon 15 also features a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main camera, but details about the rest of the sensors are not known. It has a 16-megapixel front camera housed in a hole-punch. The Tecno Camon 15 comes equipped with a larger 5,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint snapper with an oleophobic coating on top. Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi, and 4G VoLTE.

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