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OPPO Joins Hands with IIT Hyderabad to Boost AI, 5G Integration

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between IIT Hyderabad and OPPO to facilitate exchange of ideas and carry out research

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As an industry leader in innovation, OPPO has invested heavily in the development and research of 5G smartphones. Wikimedia commons

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday said it has entered into a partnership with Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) to promote collaborative research on advanced and emerging technologies.

The collaboration is aimed at promoting joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years for the development of new technologies in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance and Artificial Intelligence (AI), among other areas.

The partnership is in line with OPPO’s effort to build localised solutions for the Indian market.

“We are happy to collaborate with OPPO India through the expertise of our researchers, to further support and strengthen their R&D efforts in bringing technological breakthroughs for the Indian market,” Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean – Research and Development, IIT Hyderabad, said in a statement.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

“This collaboration with OPPO will help in the development of indigenous solutions to cater to the dynamic needs of the Indian consumers,” Channappayya added.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between IIT Hyderabad and OPPO to facilitate exchange of ideas and carry out research.

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“Our collaboration with IIT Hyderabad is in line with our vision to enhance R&D and innovation capabilities at OPPO India as we continue our endeavour to build localized solutions for the Indian market,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head R&D, OPPO India.

“This collaboration aims to pave the way to carry out quality research and promote the rapid integration of cutting-edge technology, particularly in the areas of 5G and AI,” Arif said. (IANS)

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Oppo’s Upcoming Smartwatch To Run Google Wear OS (Tech Report)

The company Vice President Brian Shen earlier confirmed that the upcoming smartwatch will feature curved 3D glass display

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There were rumours earlier that the Oppo smartwatch will operate on an Oppo-developed OS. Pixabay

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone on March 6 and now a real-life photo of the gadget has revealed that the upcoming smartwatch would run Google’s Wear OS.

There were rumours earlier that the Oppo smartwatch will operate on an Oppo-developed OS, news portal GSMArena reported on Wednesday.

The company Vice President Brian Shen earlier confirmed that the upcoming smartwatch will feature curved 3D glass display.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone on March 6 and now a real-life photo of the gadget has revealed that the upcoming smartwatch would run Google’s Wear OS. Pixabay

Shen also shared an official image of the Oppo Watch that suggested its Apple Watch-like design. The teaser image showcases its metal frame that carries the curved screen

The watch will come in at least gold and black and looks to have a more pronounced curve on the left and right and less extreme on the top and bottom.

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Additionally, the smartwatch would come with two physical buttons on the right side.

Recently, a report had suggested that the watch will launch with ECG (electrocardiogram) capabilities which would allow users wearing the smartwatch to test if their heart has irregular rhythm. (IANS)