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PUBG Corp may partner with Airtel to bring PUBG Mobile back to India: Report

PUBG Corp may partner with Airtel to bring PUBG Mobile back to India: Report

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | October 8, 2020 7:31:00 pm According to the report, PUBG Corporation is in early talks with Airtel for handelling the distribution of its popular mobile game in India. (Express Photo: Shruti Dhapola)PUBG Mobile along with 117 other Chinese apps was recently banned in India by the government due to data and privacy breach of the users pertaining to national security. Since then PUBG Mobile‘s parent company PUBG Corporation has cut ties with Tencent Games for distributing the game in India, but is yet to make a comeback in the country. Now according to a report by Entrackr the company is in talks with Airtel for reviving distr
PUBG Mobile ban is here to stay despite cutting ties with Tencent: Report

PUBG Mobile ban is here to stay despite cutting ties with Tencent: Report

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 26, 2020 4:08:21 pm PUBG Mobile is still banned in IndiaPUBG Mobile is still banned in India and not available on Google Play store as well as Apple App store. As per certain reports, the ban on PUBG Mobile will continue to stay as the Government of India is adamant over not lifting the ban from South-Korean game despite the claims made by its parent company of withdrawing the publishing rights of China’s Tencent from India. According to the report published in Reuters, one of the officials on the condition of anonymity said that the government is not bringing back the game for PUBG Mobile players anytime
‘Cutting China ties may not necessarily mean ban reversal for PUBG, other apps’

‘Cutting China ties may not necessarily mean ban reversal for PUBG, other apps’

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Written by Aashish Aryan | New Delhi | September 10, 2020 3:10:32 am PUBG Mobile banned in IndiaEven as the PUBG Corp, the parent firm of popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), has snapped ties with Chinese tech giant Tencent in an effort to try and make its comeback to India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has hinted that just a change in the ownership off the app would not lead to reversal on the ban anytime in near future. “The ownership of the app is obviously one of the issues. But that is not the only issue. There are about 70 issues to be dealt with, including how and where the data of the
PUBG Mobile v1.0 goes live: Here’s what’s new

PUBG Mobile v1.0 goes live: Here’s what’s new

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | September 8, 2020 6:22:57 pm The update teases the arrival of Payload 2.0 mode in EvoGround. This new mode will bring a new armed helicopter, Advanced Communication Towers and more. (Image: PUBG Mobile)PUBG Mobile has rolled out its version 1.0 update, which brings a number of new features for its players, including the new Erangel map. Both the PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games have issued a statement saying that the servers will not be taken offline for this update. The new update also brings in the content for its upcoming Beyond A.C.E. Season starting September 14. the Android version of the update is at 1.8GB and the iOS version c...
To get India ban reversed, South Korea’s PUBG decides to pull plug on Chinese publisher Tencent Games

To get India ban reversed, South Korea’s PUBG decides to pull plug on Chinese publisher Tencent Games

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 8, 2020 11:55:21 am PUBG Mobile banned in IndiaA week after PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were banned in India citing threats to national security, South Korea-based PUBG Corporation has said it was working with the Government of India to resolve the issue. PUBG’s solution is to start publishing all games itself in India and not via Chinese tech major Tencent Games. “PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company. It hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will al
Week in Tech (Aug 31 to Sep 6, 2020): PUBG Mobile ban, Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs reveal and more

Week in Tech (Aug 31 to Sep 6, 2020): PUBG Mobile ban, Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs reveal and more

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Written by Anuj Bhatia | New Delhi | September 6, 2020 4:56:49 pm Express Technology's weekly tech roundup is your weekly reminder of all the important news of the week .It was a relatively busy week in tech, but that’s no surprise. This entire week, PUBG Mobile hogged the limelight as India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology decided to ban 118 apps with links to China, citing national security risks. In terms of launches, a lot of new products made their debut, including Intel’s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. IFA, Europe’s largest technology show, opened its doors for visitors and press this week. Though th
PUBG Mobile taken down from Google Play store, App store following ban

PUBG Mobile taken down from Google Play store, App store following ban

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2020 10:28:54 am PUBG Mobile has been banned in IndiaPUBG Mobile banned in India: Within two days of the ban, both Google and Apple have taken down PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite app. Both apps are currently unavailable for download on Google Play store and Apple App store. The apps were available until Thursday night. PUBG Mobile alone had millions of downloads. Also Read | 5 PUBG Mobile alternative battle royale
PUBG Mobile ban: You can still play PUBG on PCs, game consoles in India

PUBG Mobile ban: You can still play PUBG on PCs, game consoles in India

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2020 7:38:57 pm PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was first released for the Windows platform by PUBG Corporation owned by BlueHole, located in Korea. (Image: PUBG)PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite along with 116 other apps have been banned in India by the government. PUBG Mobile is currently one of the most popular mobile game across the world with millions of players logging in daily. Indian players constitute a huge chunk PUBG Mobile‘s daily active users. And now with the ban, most of these players are left looking for an alternative. If you are one such gamer and are looking for a similar game to play, you
10 facts you didn’t know about PUBG Mobile

10 facts you didn’t know about PUBG Mobile

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2020 6:08:27 pm Here's a few interesting facts about PUBG Mobile you should know about. (Express Photo: Karanveer Singh Arora)Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Wednesday announced the ban on PUBG Mobile along with 117 other apps in India. PUBG Mobile is a widely popular mobile game, with millions of active players in India in 2019. The game will soon be restricted by Indian ISPs and be removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Today we are going to take a look at the 10 interesting facts about PUBG Mobile that you might not have known. PUBG Mobile more popular than P...
PUBG Mobile banned in India: Few things to note about the ban

PUBG Mobile banned in India: Few things to note about the ban

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Written by Karanveer Singh Arora | New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2020 4:25:48 pm Here we are going to look at the top 10 facts about PUBG Mobile ban that you might not know about. (Express Photo)Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has banned 118 more Chinese apps including one of the most popular mobile games PUBG Mobile. The official press release stated that all of these apps have been “banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act”. The government said that it has “decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty an