Saturday 25 March 2017

Most Popular Programming Languages, Frameworks, Libraries, And Databases | 2017

Stack Overflow has released its much-anticipated Developer Survey 2017. This year, over 64,000 developers took part in the survey and shared their preferences. The survey revealed that for the fifth time in a row, JavaScript was the most commonly used programming language, followed by SQL and Java. Stack Overflow is the world’s largest online community for programmers where they can learn languages, share code, and help each other. The website also releases its annual developer survey which gives a pretty solid idea of current programming trends, the work lives of developers, their habits and preferences, etc.

Since 2011, Stack Overflow is conducting this survey each year. This year’s survey is the biggest in Stack Overflow’s history with 64,000 developers taking part. Over the course of next few days, I’ll be telling you about some of the major highlights of this survey.
Recommended: 10 Most Popular Programming Books On StackOverflow

Most popular programming languages:

For the fifth time in a row, JavaScript has topped the list of the most commonly used programming languages. JavaScript is followed by SQL and Java.
The growth of Python is notable. It has overtaken PHP for the first time in five years. Here’s the list of the most popular programming languages:stackoverflow developer survey 2017
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Most popular frameworks, libraries:

In this category, Node.js and AngularJS continue to be the most commonly used technologies:stackoverflow developer survey 2017

Most popular databases:

For the first time in its survey, Stack Overflow asked the developers what databases they were using. MySQL and SQL Server turned out to be the biggest databases:stackoverflow developer survey 2017


Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Final Beta Released | Features List

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Final Beta is now available for download. Apart from the flagship Ubuntu Desktop with Unity, Kubuntu Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie and Xubuntu have also taken part in this release. The Final Beta is powered by Linux kernel 4.10. The final stable release will ship on April 13, 2016. Canonical has released the final beta of the next release of the world’s most popular open source operating system, i.e., Ubuntu. Codenamed Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 17.04 stable release is slated to arrive on April 13, 2017. This release will be a short term release and you’ll need to upgrade to a newer version in January 2018.
Here’s the complete release schedule of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus:
  • 29 December – Alpha 1
  • 26 January – Alpha 2
  • 16 February – Feature Freeze
  • 23 February – First beta
  • 9 March – UI Freeze
  • 23 March – Final beta
  • 30 March – Kernel Freeze
  • 9 April – Release Candidate
  • 13 April – Stable release

Apart from the flagship Ubuntu Desktop that runs Unity, other flavors like Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie, and Xubuntu have also taken part in the Final Beta release/
Before sharing the download links, let’s tell you about the major features coming to Ubuntu. This is final beta and it gives a pretty good idea of what one should expect in the final release.

New features in Ubuntu 17.04

  • Lots of fixes and patches
  • New install uses a swap file instead of a swap partition
  • gconf no longer installed by default
  • Linux kernel 4.10
  • Improved hardware compatibility
  • Updated default apps like Firefox, Thunderbird, and LibreOffice
  • Now 32-bit PowerPC support
  • Driverless printing
  • Mesa 17 and Server 1.19

Tuesday 21 March 2017

WWW Inventor Tells 3 Biggest Threats For The Web, Says We Must Make Changes

According to the inventor of the web, spreading of fake news, decreasing control over personal data, and the rising political advertising are three things needing attention at the moment. No matter the solutions to these things are complex but can be achieved by working together with companies handling such data. Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted the papers about the world wide web (www) for the first time in 1989. Now, 28 years later, the web has sprouted from a handful names of websites to an ecosystem of more than a billion.

It’s the need of the hour that we must pay attention to what he has to say about the web, especially, about the threats associated with it. Sir Tim Berners-Lee expressed them in the form of a letter written on the occasion of the web’s 28th anniversary. You should give it a read. Below, I’ll be describing the three biggest threats in brief.
Firstly, we are losing control over our personal data which is often given in return to various free service found on the internet. Secondly, we must consider is our current inability of stop the spread of misleading information or “fake news.” Lastly, there is a new industry of political advertising that has surfaced in the recent times. The general public is limited to a few platforms on the web, and it has become to target advertisements for a specific individual(s) based on his likes and interests.
As per their five-year strategy, Sir Tim and the team at the Web Foundation will be investing their efforts to come up with the solution for some of the issues like these.

Sunday 19 March 2017

Say Goodbye To Windows Vista And Ubuntu 12.04, Support Ends In April 2017

It’s time for Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to say goodbye to us, as their makers have prepared for their exit. As per the scheduled plans, Windows Vista will stop receiving extended support from Aprill 11 and Ubuntu 12.04 will reach its end of life on April 28. According to an announcement, the five-year life support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release ends next month on April 28 and Canonical will stop further support and updates. For the users unable to update their systems immediately, they can leverage the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) available via Ubuntu Advantage. Alternatively, they can upgrade to newer versions including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
In the case of Microsoft Windows Vista, the mainstream support already ended on April 10, 2012. Now, Microsoft is prepared to push the Stop button for Vista’s extended support (already limited) on April 11, 2017, just like we saw in the case on Windows XP in 2014. People can use Windows Vista after April 11 if they’re still using it, but they’ll be left out by Redmond’s security fixes for any newly discovered bugs.
The all-favorite Windows 7 is also running in the extended support cycle till 2020. If you’re still running an older operating system, you might want to switch a newer one like Windows 10

Friday 17 March 2017

WhatsApp Reverses Its Horrible Sins, Brings Back Text Status

 an update coming next week, WhatsApp will bring the text status back into the picture. The status spotted in the Android Beta version will be present in the About section of people’s profile. It would be visible next to people’s names in the contact list when creating new chat thread and in the group info for chats. WhatsApp is bringing back their old school text-only status which lived in its full glory before WhatsApp killed it with their Snapchat clone. In fact, the text status feature has existed on WhatsApp even before the text messaging functionality was added.

The text status feature was spotted in an Android Beta version last week. Once rolled out, it would be possible to edit the status in the About section of a user’s profile. It will be visible to other users next to the contact names or in the group chat info.
WhatsApp was quick to take action after facing the backlash from people. However, they are not done with the new graphics-rich Status thing – people say WhatsApp copied from Snapchat Stories – having a 24-hour life after it comes into existence. In fact, the stories feature is not limited to the popular instant messaging app. It’s daddy Facebook, is implementing it for Messenger and Instagram in other names.
WhatsApp will be rolling out the update for Android users next week and iPhone users in the coming days.

Monday 13 March 2017

Check out the 7 rumored Features for Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8

The heat is on between the two undoubtedly big smartphone releases of 2017, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8. According to latest gossip mill, the smartphones are also rumoured to be similar in terms of design and specs which is no surprise, as both Samsung and Apple are known to borrow features from each other in the past.
Let’s have a look at the specifications and features expected for both the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8.

5.8-Inch Curved Display (OLED)

Several generations of Galaxy S have been sporting the dual-edge curved display that has been Samsung’s signature look. Rumors suggest that the South Korean giant has some rather impressive plans for its Galaxy S8 releases, which will come in two models, one with a 5.8-inch display and another with a 6.2-inch display, which are expected to be no larger than the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 respectively. On the other hand, there are rumors that Apple will release the iPhone 8 in three models – a new 5.8-inch iPhone in addition to existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch models, which are standard for Apple.
The iPhone 8 models are expected have OLED screens, which will stretch across the entire face of the smartphone, creating a borderless appearance and larger viewable surface. Apple may also couple the new displays with larger battery capacities for better power management and overall battery life. As far as Samsung is concerned, it is known for using AMOLED displays (a version of OLED) on its devices and is also known to have considerably higher battery capacities on its devices, compared to current iPhone models.

64GB Internal Storage

The Galaxy S8 is expected to be available in 64GB and 128GB models, while Apple may introduce a 64GB internal storage option for the iPhone 8, according to rumors.

Iris/Facial Recognition

The iris scanning biometric technology launched in the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to remain on the Galaxy S8, allowing users to unlock their smartphones and authenticate purchases with their eyes, instead of fingerprint scanning. Rumors suggest the iPhone 8 may come with an iris scanner, which would presumably enable iPhone users to unlock their device or use Apple Pay by authenticating with their eyes. Also, the facial recognition feature could replace Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner suggests rumor.

No Home Button

Rumors for both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 suggest the devices may release without a physical home button. Several leaks indicate that with the fingerprint scanner moved to the back panel, the Galaxy S8 may lose its home button altogether. As for Apple iPhone 8, a large number of reports have claimed that the new device will be the first not to come with a physical Home button, as Apple looks to expand the functionality of its touchscreen. Instead, users will simply touch the iPhone 8’s screen to navigate around the device, much like many existing Android smartphones. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 will feature an all-new ‘function area’ which will change depending on what app or service is being used.

Water Resistance

Samsung recent models feature an IP68 water resistance rating, which means that it can be underwater for 30 minutes at depths of up to 1.5 metres, and are protected from dust, dirt and sand. In the meantime, Apple recently introduced an IP67 water resistance rating on the iPhone 7, which means it is fully protected against dust ingress and can withstand being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes in 1 metres depth. While the Galaxy S8 is expected to continue with the same level of water resistance, rumors suggest that Apple may boost the iPhone 8 up to an IP68 rating.

Wireless Charging

Reports expect wireless charging as an obvious feature for the Galaxy S8 that was introduced on the Galaxy S6. In order to allow wireless charging support, Samsung had upgraded its device design from plastic to glass and metal on the Galaxy S6.
However, wireless charging could be new feature for the iPhone 8 if rumors are true. The iPhone 8 is expected to have a revamped glass design to allow for wireless charging support. Apple has also joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which could mean that Apple is going to add inductive wireless charging to the iPhone 8.


Several leaks have indicated the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a USB-C port. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 too will offer a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector, suggests a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The rumor has yet to be confirmed.

Bonus: “Plus” Name

If one goes by the rumors, Samsung may drop the “Edge” name it generally uses to denote the difference between flat and curved display models and name one of its Galaxy S8 models, the Galaxy S8 “Plus”. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to release with different display sizes, and both devices are expected to be phablets. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is also expected to come in standard and Plus models (and probably a third yet to be named model).


Sunday 12 March 2017

Facebook Is Testing A Dislike Button — Here’s Everything You Need To Know

when people made a demand for a dislike button on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg gave them “Reactions“. He justified his decision of not including a dislike button by saying that it can fuel hatred on social media. But, it looks like the Facebook users are going to get the much-awaited dislike button. Well, sort of.
Instead of rolling out the feature for posts in your News Feed, the company is teasing the feature in Facebook Messenger, as reported by TechCrunch.
This new feature in Messenger will let the users stick reaction emojis to the messages in conversations. They’ll be able to click on a button next to the text to bring up different reactions. Apart from the six reactions for Facebook posts, the Messenger reactions will also have a dislike or thumbs down button.
facebook dislike button
Image: TechCrunch
Facebook has confirmed that they are working to make Messenger “more fun and engaging.” Just like any other test feature, if Facebook will feel that people are liking this feature, it’ll be rolled out universally.
Facebook is perceiving the dislike option as a “no” button. Very often people use Messenger to coordinate and make plans. With this feature, the company hopes to make “quick logistics and voting” and voting easier.

Friday 10 March 2017

NASA Releases Tons Of Free, Open Source Software, Here’s How To Get Them

You already know NASA, the space exploration arm of United States. From time to time NASA engineers write their own program for air and spacecraft design, business optimization, systems interaction and biomedical applications. Most of these programs are open source and have been made available to general public for free use.
NASA rolled out the third installment of the software.  The newly released NASA 2017-2018 software catalog comes both in hard copy and offline format. The first pilot edition of NASA’s software catalog was made available to the public in April 2014.

The software is being made available through the NASA Technology Transfer Program keeping in line with its motto fo “Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth”. The available codes are listed in the NASA Software Catalog, now in its third edition, published this week. While much of the software is entirely in the public domain, some programs may only be released for use on a government project or are subject to export controls allowing use only by U.S. persons.
NASA says that the freely released tools will be useful for top professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, industry, and academia and have a potential to create jobs, save lives, and earn revenue.
The NASA catalog contains some award winning software likeTraffic Aware Planner, is an in-cockpit tool to assist pilots in requesting the most efficient route of flight taking into consideration the position and track of nearby aircraft. The second, Pegasus 5, is a computational fluid dynamics solver, which allows users to calculate the pressure and temperature of fluid flows to model system performance, such as lift and drag from an airframe in flight. Although likely not as popular as astronaut ice cream, the most requested piece of NASA software in 2016 was Schedule Test and Assessment Tool, a plug-in to Microsoft Project to automate reporting of project performance data.
The NASA catalog also contains some super software which can help ordinary computer users. Here are some of the popular tools that have been open sourced by NASA:
  • Worldview Satellite Imagery Browsing and Downloading Tool
  • Global Planetary Reference Models
  • NASA Root Cause Analysis Tool
  • PixelLearn
  • Cart3D
  • JPL’s Stereo Vision Software Suite
  • Video Image Stabilization and Registration
  • What’s Up at Wallops (Android and iOS)
  • Lossless Hyper-/Multi-Spectral Data Compression Software

Here is how you can download the free software tools released by NASA:

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Best ranked 15 highest-paying internships companies

Most of the interns think of an internship as an unpaid job and involves a whole lot of bsy work, coffee fetching and various other errands. However, this does not hold true in Silicon Valley.
The top tier companies in U.S. have fierce competition amongst them to acquire the very best young engineering talent. Not only this, internships are highly-prized too.
You get only or minimum wage salaries here and no expenses. In fact, there are several tech interns who are paid upwards of $6,000 per month, which is much more than the earnings of some people in other industries who have decades of experience behind them.
In this article, we bring to you the top 15 highest-paying internships in the U.S. technology industry today that were derived based on the data provided by Glassdoor – a site for reviewing employers. The list ranks the best highest-paying internships in order of the top to the last.
Note: The figures listed are monthly salaries of 10 or more intern, salaries for companies submitted to Glassdoor within the last two years. The salaries provided below are all for internships based in the US. Conversions into pounds, but the amounts paid by these companies to their interns in Britain — and anywhere else in the world — will likely differ from what is paid in the U.S.
1. Dropbox: $8,500/month (£6,800)
A former intern said:
“I just felt like people cared about me. My mentor cared about me, my team cared about me, the other interns cared about me … They also gave me a ton of money, but come on, hopefully that’s not your main reason for working somewhere. Along similar lines, the food is, of course, really excellent.”
2. Pinterest: $8,125/month (£6,500)
A former employee said:
“Exciting technologies and vibrant culture. Very dedicated to keeping employees happy and inspired. Interns were treated really well. Great efforts in increasing diversity.”
3. Facebook: $8,000/month (£6,400)
A former intern said:
“Lots of good things to say about Facebook: I’ve worked at other Bay Area tech companies, and Facebook culture and management is really up there. Extremely open culture helps cultivate functional relationships between managers and employees, unity in understanding what the end goal we’re working towards is, and huge ownership and responsibility of owned projects. Product directly affect the lives of millions of people everyday, and the company makes sure employees are taken care of (especially interns!). Company has good prospects, and the vision statements and culture strongly manifest themselves in how the company is run, and how products are made.”
4. LinkedIn: $7,500/month (£6,000)
A former intern said:
“LinkedIn has a great culture complete with bikes to ride, a gym and fitness trainer, pick up basketball, entertainment space and of course free food. The teams I worked with were very pleasant and eager to help. They even have an internal incubator and hackathons that allow you to build in any ay imaginable. The CEO Jeff Weiner is truly inspirational.”
5. NEC Labs America: $7,400/month (£5,900)
A former intern said:
“Great place to do your own thing. The people are very friendly and extremely intelligent. The admin staff are the best I’ve seen … Don’t expect direction unless you want to do something EXTREMELY menial. Some groups are completely rudderless, and work is very silo-ed.”
6. Walmart eCommerce: $7,219/month (£5,800)
A former intern said:
“Great engineers and scientists working in Walmart Labs. Everyone who works there is very friendly. Good sense of mission. Very friendly culture. Willingness to take risks and try new things. Interns get to work on great projects and the internship program is clearly a high priority for the company.”
7. Microsoft: $7,000/month (£5,600)
A former intern said:
“I had a great summer: great location, a great office, and great coworkers. The problems we solved were interesting, and our final product felt like it had purpose.”
8. Nest: $6,773/month (£5,400)
A former intern said:
“Really smart engineers. People are very invested in the product and the mission of the company … Being tied to Google adds a lot of pressure in areas like finance and profitability. Lots of cut backs while I was there, doesn’t seem to be a great relationship between the companies.”
9. Uber: $6,730/month (£5,400)
A current intern said:
“Uber is an exciting company that is in the news weekly. They have weekly all-hands meetings with Travis fielding questions. This is somewhat unique compared to other companies of the same size. The culture is strong with the best ideas winning.”
10. Groupon: $6,667/month (£5,300)
A former intern said:
“Great culture, very friendly people, very well established workflow and industry practices … because it is somewhat of an older company as far as tech goes, it’s no longer as “sexy” and they are more established in their ways.”
11. Google: $6,600/month (£5,300)
A former intern said:
“You are given a lot of freedom over the work you do as an intern. I was given one main project to work on when I entered the role, but was able to branch out into additional types of work as well as the internship went on … You don’t have much say over the team and role you are placed into. Also, you do not know much about what your role entails until you actually arrive. Google is can be very secretive.”
12. Yahoo: $6,333/month (£5,100)
A former intern said:
“The pay and benefits are promising. Lots of fun activities during my internship. A must-mention: the foods are really good! The people are very friendly and the working pace is very proper for me: people work hard, but not too intensive.”
13.Twitter: $6,333/month (£5,100)
A former intern said:
“The interns are usually well-programmed. From the day one you can be on top of your project. I interned at Google Inc before and comparing to my previous experiment Twitter was awesome. The company is mid-size so you have place to grow.”
14. Expedia: $6,333/month (£5,100)
A former intern said:
“The company culture is great, with strong sense of belonging and great work-life balance. Coworkers were extremely friendly … Expedia is a HUGE company at this point, and the work is distributed very efficiently–meaning not much room for creativity in everyday work.”
15. Apple: $6,333/month (£5,100)

Monday 6 March 2017

Scientists Store A Computer OS, A Movie, And A Virus Inside DNA With 100% Accuracy

  Researchers are investing lots of effort into newer data storage techniques like DNA storage. Recently, a group of researchers discovered a way to fit the maximum amount of data in a DNA strand. They were able to read the data without any error. Interestingly, the six files stored on DNA included an operating system, a 1985 French film, a virus, etc. To compete with the fast pace at which data is being produced, the researchers are busy exploring new methods to store data. Apart from storing tons of data on tiny USB drives, they’re working on more innovative methods like DNA storage. The biggest advantages of DNA storage are its high data storage density and long-lasting ability. Even tech giants like Microsoft are spending tons of money on such systems.

Recently, the scientists from the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center published a new paper that showed how the DNA-based data storage technique can be used to store digital information like operating system, malware, or movie.
The scientists have announced that they have formulated a process to store data with 100% accuracy and 60% more efficiency as compared to the previous attempts.

How does this new DNA storage method work?

Yaniv Erlich, from California University and Dina Zielinski, from the New York Genome Center, looked for algorithms that were being used to encode and decode data. The files were converted into the binary strings of 1s and 0s. Then, they were compressed into one master file and the data was divided into short strings of binary code.
To randomly pick these short strings and reassemble them in proper order later, they developed an algorithm called DNA fountain. This was followed by the creation of DNA strands.
To decode the strands, the sequences were fed into a computer that translated it into binary and reassembled the original files. The files which were created after this process contained zero errors.
According to Erlich, they were able to “encode 1.6 bits of data per nucleotide, 60% better than any group had done before and 85% the theoretical limit.”

What are the future applications? What’s the cost?

In the current form, this DNA storage process is very costly and unsuitable for large-scale applications. The researchers had to spend $7000 to create the strands with 2MB data and another $2000 to read it.
However, with further refinement, the cost of the process is expected to reduce. Erlich says that it would take more than a decade to master this technology. “We are still in early days, but it also took magnetic media years of research and development before it became useful,” he adds.

WhatsApp ‘Tagline’ Update May Bring Back Old Status

WhatsApp had recently rolled out its new ‘Status’ feature that allowed users to put images, videos and GIFs as their status. However, the new update replaced the old text form of status with the new Stories-like format.
Now, WABetainfo, a user on twitter that often leaks features from beta versions of the chat apps has posted that WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring back the text status once again. He tweeted that the new feature called ‘Tagline’ has been added in WhatsApp beta for iOS and for Windows Phone 2.17.82, even though it is hidden for now. The feature is expected to make a comeback in the Android version too. With the leaked Tagline feature, just like before, users will be able to put up a message with text and emojis on their profile.
The new feature is rumoured to come along with a range of new privacy settings as well, which will allow the user to choose who can view their status, quite similar to that of the newly rolled out status feature.
It is now clear as to why WhatsApp had removed the old Status feature, as it had left many users surprised and disappointed. When will WhatsApp start rolling out the “Tagline” feature, remains a mystery as of now. But, based on the scenario, they may very soon release the feature, which could be a welcome addition for the users.

Saturday 4 March 2017

Samsung files trademark for the ‘Galaxy X’ foldable smartphones in South Korea

For several years, Sasung has been rumored to be working on a foldable smartphone and has multiple patents relating to such a device. Finally, Samsung Electronics filed for trademarking the “Samsung Galaxy X” brand at KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) on February 24, 2017 in its home country, South Korea.
The Galaxy X smartphone is said to come in two different versions, the Galaxy X1 and the X1+ and will have model numbers SM-X9000 & SM-X9050 respectively. As the names suggests, one can deduce that one of the devices will be bigger than the other. The Samsung Galaxy X1 will come with a 5-inch flexible OLED display and will sport a fold-out design along with support for the 4K resolution. This means that the 5-inch foldable display can fold out to 7-inches and transform into a small tablet. There are also rumors that it will have biometric sensors for fingers, face, iris and palm. However, there is no news yet on how big would the Galaxy X1+ be.
Samsung is rumoured to start small production of its first foldable model sporting a flexible AMOLED display in the third or fourth quarter of 2017. To begin with, the South Korean giant is reportedly aiming to release only 100,000 units of Galaxy X in a bid to gauge the market response.
Samsung plans to showcase the folding device as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, at the IFA Electronics Trade show in Berlin, Germany, in September.

This is the first time that gold price has trailed behind Bitcoin

For the first time ever, the price of one Bitcoin climbed above the price of one ounce of gold on Thursday.
Around 10:20 a.m. ET. The cryptocurrency jumped up to $1,241.30. In the meantime, gold was around $1,241.25 at the time. However, minutes later, Bitcoin fell below the yellow metal, but then bounced back again.
 Bitcoin had increased by 1.8% at $1,248.10, while gold was down 0.6% at $1,242.15.

New Nokia 3310 Won’t Work in the U.S., HMD Global Still In Talks With Carriers

The much awaited and revamped Nokia 3310 was recently launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain for $50. However, residents of the United States, Canada and Australia waiting to grab the HMD reincarnation of the Nokia 3310 may not be able to do so.
According to CNET, the new Nokia 3310, which is made by HMD Global Oy, will be supporting only two bands – 900MHz and 1,800MHz, which are only compatible with the 2G connections. In many countries, those frequencies have been switched off while few others are gradually switching it off as regulators shut off unused frequencies. This is applicable for Australia and Singapore, where carriers are  shutting down 900MHz and 1800MHz bands.
The new 3310 handsets must support at least four bands, including 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz to operate across the globe without any restrictions.
So, for now, the Nokia 3310 might only work in countries that support GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz that is Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. But networks in North, Central and South America primarily use 850 MHz and 1900 MHz – frequencies that the 3310 won’t be able to connect to, and so won’t be able to receive any information from.
However, the good news is HMD Global is going to bring the new Nokia 3310 to the U.S. at some point.
“It’s not that we’re not launching in the U.S.,” HMD Global’s head of global marketing Patrick Mercanton said. “It’s that the U.S. takes a little bit longer to ramp up.”
HMD says it’s been in talks with U.S. carriers at the MWC show, about selling Nokia-branded phones like the 3310.
“We’ll probably end with the U.S. at some point,” Mercanton added. “It’s definitely on our radar… we want to go into the US because we want to have a global launch.”
The Nokia 3310 is slated to be released during the second quarter (April-June) of 2017 with the modest price tag of $50. But for the U.S., it might arrive at a later date.