OnePlus 2 Now Receiving OxygenOS 2.2.1 Update With RAW Support, More

OnePlus 2 Now Receiving OxygenOS 2.2.1 Update With RAW Support, More

OnePlus 2 back in December last year received the OxygenOS 2.2.0 update with several fixes. It now has started receiving OxygenOS 2.2.1 that brings new features in the camera department among other fixes and improvements. The new OS version started rolling out last week.

The OxygenOS 2.2.1 update for OnePlus 2 brings RAW file support for the native camera app. RAW image files give users more control during editing. The update additionally fixes the occasional image corruption issue in the OnePlus 2 camera. It is worth mentioning that the OnePlus X also recently got an update that fixes several camera issues. However, it was not an OS update.

The new OS version also features improvements in Bluetooth compatibility, roaming issues, and Ultra-SIM compatibility. Also included in the OxygenOS 2.2.1 incremental update are GMS 3.0 upgrade, security patch update, and Romanian language support, added the company’s forum post.

Since the rollout of the new OS version is gradual, it will take few days to reach all the OnePlus 2 smartphones. Users can manually check for the new update availability by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates on their OnePlus 2.

The previous version – OxygenOS 2.2.0 for OnePlus 2 – brought fixes for dual SIM preference selection issues in settings; added NTFS and exFAT support for OTG; fixed Google Camera photo-sphere and panorama bugs, and also brought screen temperature adjust options directly from quick settings.

It is worth mentioning that OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei last month revealed that OnePlus 2 successor, likely called the OnePlus 3, will be launching in the second quarter of this year. He said that OnePlus 3 will be arriving in the US and other markets as an unlocked smartphone and will be sold directly by OnePlus. The Chinese tech firm may also come up with a “better buying process”, details of which were not disclosed.

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Now a reality show on start-ups

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Hyderabad: A European start-up accelerator is bringing together two modern-day trends—start-ups and reality shows—to launch what could be the world’s first reality show on start-ups.

It will be aired online on Spark10.tv, named after the accelerator that’s starting the web-based reality television show launching in April-May.

Spark10 is India’s first European accelerator and will be advised by, among others, Jon Bradford, one of UK’s top start-up mentors and the person who drove the growth of TechStars accelerator as its managing director in London, said Atal Malviya, lead founder of Spark10 and Bradford at an event few days back.

“Visibility is a big problem for start-ups,” Malviya told Mintduring an interaction on the sidelines of the event. He hopes the web-based reality show will put promising ideas in the spotlight and give aspiring entrepreneurs a flavour of the start-up world.

The online show will be devoid of histrionics of some television-based reality shows. So it won’t be on the lines of a show like Big Boss with secret cameras recording minute details from the lives of people locked up inside a house.

Instead, it would capture the drama in an entrepreneur’s life—the uncertainties, successes and tribulations, while tracing the journey of early-stage start-ups selected by the accelerator.

“It is a reality show. But it will not be like Big Boss,” said Malviya. “What you can expect is how a small solution is nurtured by many people and how your business starts developing out of a small solution.”

Spark10 will admit 10 companies in every cohort. Two batches will be admitted each year for the 13-week programme at Spark10’s accelerator in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

The accelerator will invest Rs.20 lakh in the selected start-up in return for an 8% equity in the company. Along with seed funding, it will provide mentoring and networking support, besides giving office space for the duration of the programme.

“In an entrepreneur’s life, there are many milestones, many ups and downs,” said Malviya, himself a serial entrepreneur. “(With the reality show) we want to give people an idea of what happens inside.”

Viewers, for instance, could get an idea of how co-founders prepare for a meeting with a potential investor or a customer and the lessons they draw from these interactions.

For Bradford, a prominent start-up evangelist in the UK, the reality show is another way to promote awareness about the start-up ecosystem.

“We will be showing people the journey of what it is like to be in a start-up. The show will be shedding light on what it is like from the inside and encourage people to start up, go out there and change the world,” Bradford told Mint.

Spark10’s first cohort will kick off in April. It’s inviting applications from technology start-ups with a minimum viable product (beyond the idea stage) in the domains of mobile, Internet, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), smart technologies and machine learning.

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Hrithik Roshan now eyes start-ups, stock markets

Roshan says healthcare, education, fitness and technology are the four areas in which he is looking for start-ups to invest in. Photo: Hindustan TimesRoshan says healthcare, education, fitness and technology are the four areas in which he is looking for start-ups to invest in. Photo: Hindustan Times

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s journey—from a child with a stammer to stardom, and from battling health issues to being a fitness enthusiast—has encouraged him to accept challenges head-on.

However, when it comes to managing his own money, the “two-year-old” investor has been conservative. Roshan has restricted himself to investing in gold, real estate and mutual funds.

But now he is open to taking risks, and is looking at investments in start-ups and stock markets. And like everything he does, there is a plan, a dream and a goal.

However, his real passion is to expand HRX—a lifestyle apparel and casual wear brand for men—owned by him and his talent management agency Exceed Entertainment. “I truly want to make this platform a symbol. I think the biggest validation for a brand is the fact that in about two years it is a Rs.100 crore-plus brand,” Roshan says.

Launched in November 2013, HRX has an exclusive partnership with fashion portal Myntra to sell products on its platform. HRX is now planning to increase its product offering from apparel, footwear and deodorants to inner wear, male grooming products, home gyms, gym equipment and wearable tech.

“I want to make HRX a Rs.500 crore company in the next two years,” he says.

Though Roshan doesn’t micro-manage his money and lets his team handle it, he does spell out his goals. “Money to make more money has to have some goal. My focus is not where to invest but the reason to invest. I need to have a goal to work towards,” he says.

Roshan says healthcare, education, fitness and technology are the four areas in which he is looking for start-ups to invest in. He is open to investing in cinema, but quickly clarifies that there needs to be a reason. “I need to have a very strong reason to invest. I would love to if I could think of something innovative that can make the process of film-making easier,” he says.

His money philosophy goes like this: the process of making money can be enjoyable because it is a validation of hard work, security, acknowledgement and a means to experience more than what you have already. “In the process of making money what I have seen is that it becomes like a vicious cycle and money becomes an end in itself. In that you start to loss the true nature of life.”

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Amazon Now Selling Clothing Under Its Own In-House Brands

Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 4.08.16 PMIn yet another effort to completely and totally dominate the shopping world, Amazon has apparently started a few private label clothing brands and has been quietly shilling apparel and accessories under those trademarked names with nary a press release to let anyone know.

WWD cites KeyBanc Capital analyst Ed Yruma, who said the company has introduced at least seven private label fashion brands recently: Franklin & Freeman, Franklin Tailored, James & Erin, Lark & Ro, North Eleven, Scout + Ro and Society New York.

There’s a range of items for sale from the brands: men’s dress shoes, suits, and other clothing; women’s clothing and accessories; and children’s apparel. The brand with the most items for sale focuses on women’s dress and handbags, called Society New York.

The prices seem to fall in the middle of the road, with dresses for $66.60 on Lark & Ro and tops for $31.41. A Franklin Tailored man’s suit costs $247.97, with ties for around $25.

Because apparel is such a large, fragmented category, this could be a good move for Amazon, Yruma said in a research note, adding that apparel is one of Amazon’s fastest-growing categories. At the same time, there’s work it has to do for the business to really hit it out of the park.

“We expect the challenges the company has faced in courting the fashion community to remain, but we think Amazon will continue to evolve its strategy,” Yruma writes. “We believe greater brand cooperation with third-party seller restrictions and an owned brand approach (development of niche brands and private label) will be necessary to penetrate the apparel market in a more meaningful way.”

Amazon has yet to confirm its foray into private label fashions.

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