Since Android is highly customisable it gives mobile phone manufacturers the liberty to incorporate basic structure of one of the most popular mobile Operating Systems and give their handsets a unique interface. This is why all smartphone brands probably have their own UI, and yet, none of them can match the novelty that stock Android brings to the table. With stock Android, also known as vanilla you get a clean, bloatware-free experience and regular software upgrades straight from Google. So, if you are looking for a stock Android or pure Android phone, here are some options for you: Xiaomi Mi A2 Xiaomi’s second generation Android One phone, Mi A2 has only the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage option. The Mi A2 includes a 5.99-inch (18:9) display and is powered by Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset. The handset further includes dual rear cameras, 20MP selfie camera, and a 3010mAh battery. This great smartphone has Snapdragon 660 chip on the inside and the dual cameras on its back can … [Read more...] about Best rated smartphones from Xiaomi, Motorola and other brands with stock Android
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The Insurance regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed to reduce third party premiums for FY19 in certain segments starting April 1. This reduction in the premium rates will encourage the vehicle owners to get the mandatory Third-Party Motor Insurance for their cars and bikes.It will also provide insurers with an opportunity to come up with cheaper comprehensive insurance policies that provide financial assistance in case of an eventuality to the owner’s vehicle.Third Party Insurance Rates for Two-WheelersClose IRDA’s new third-party premium rate is good news for riders who are riding two-wheelers with having less than 75 cc engine. The proposal made for the current cost of third-party premium has been reduced from Rs 569 to Rs 427. Under this scenarios, the consumers will now save Rs 142 this year. There is also a relief for other two-wheelers exceeding 75cc but not exceeding 150cc, the rates have not been proposed to … [Read more...] about IRDA’s revised motor insurance premium rates from April 1: What it would mean for you?
An incredible 75% of drivers don't realise their credit score is linked to their car insurance premium, despite new data showing a clear correlation between the two. When asked what they thought affected their car insurance, the most common answers from drivers were no-claims bonus (71%) and age (70%), research from ClearScore has found. People are also aware they can be charged extra if they pay monthly, and have tried to cut down the number of miles they drive for a cheaper quote. But only one person in four thought their credit score could also impact the price they pay, and just one in 11 had tried to improve it to bring their costs down. ClearScore founder Justin Basini said: “A lot of us will cut down on the miles we drive or add another driver to a policy to reduce our car insurance premiums. "However, very few of us will take steps to improve our credit score, as most are unaware the elements within it can affect … [Read more...] about Three in four drivers missing key thing linked to high car insurance premiums
“Move fast and break things” is a term we usually associate with Facebook (at least, until 2014) and the general startup ethos of being disruptive. Now in true entrepreneurial fashion, the phrase is finding itself as the center of — what else — a startup idea, which today is announcing a sizeable Series B as it gains traction. Vouch, which offers business insurance specifically targeting startups, is today announcing a Series B of $45 million, led by Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. The company was part of YC cohort that presented this past August, and between then and now it appears to have also raised a Series A of $24 million, with this Series B actually also closing back in September (I’m guessing the delay in timing was to coincide the news with the expansion of its service to California). PitchBook data indicates that Vouch’s valuation has also ramped up rapidly: it’s currently at $210 million. (Previous investors in the company … [Read more...] about Vouch raises $45M led by YC Continuity for business insurance that targets startups
The Indian stock market has been volatile of late. The benchmark indices have shed all their 2017 gains in the current calendar year. As we head into another result season, the long-term view remains positive. However, gains during the current year may be muted compared to the previous year, Shyamsundar Bhat, Chief Investment Officer of Exide Life Insurance, told Moneycontrol in an interview.Edited excerpts:The possibility of long-term trade wars between the US, China and other developed nations has spooked sentiment worldwide. How does it impact Indian companies?Potential trade-wars, particularly between the US and China, indicated by announcements from both countries, have added to global market volatility over the past few weeks. While the US proposes to impose tariffs on imported steel, aluminium, etc, China proposes to impose tariffs on agricultural and specific food products; aircraft; vehicles; etc. Since most of the job losses in manufacturing have been due to growth in … [Read more...] about Equity returns to be muted in 2018 versus last year: Exide Life Insurance