LG V30 update brings AI cam, ThinQ branding

Verizon has pushed a new update to LG V30 which brings A.I cam and ThinQ branding. The update brings the software version VS99620b along with features. After updating, the start screen of the device will now show LG V30ThinQ branding instead of LG V30. This is to reflect the new artificial intelligence integration. The update was rolled out in Korea last month. Continue reading “LG V30 update brings AI cam, ThinQ branding”

Tecno Camon i Sky with 5.45-inch FullView display, Android 8.1, fingerprint sensor launched in India for Rs. 7499

After  Camon i and  Camon i Air, China-based Transsion Holdings’ TECNO Mobile today launched Camon i Air Sky, the company’s latest budget smartphone in India. It has a 5.65-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView display, is powered by quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top along with a 13-megapixel  rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Tecno Camon i Sky with 5.45-inch FullView display, Android 8.1, fingerprint sensor launched in India for Rs. 7499”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI Global Stable ROM with Treble support coming soon

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 5 Pro in India back in February, despite launching in Feb 2018 the device runs on MIUI 9.2 on top of Android Nougat 7.1.1. The company spokesperson already confirmed the Oreo update in a tweet but didn’t share any timeline for the update roll-out. However, last month MIUI Beta ROM was leaked and surprisingly it was based on Android Oreo 8.1 along with Treble support. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI Global Stable ROM with Treble support coming soon”

Google said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P

Google Android P navigation

Google is said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P much like the iPhone X. The screenshots of the navigation bar have surfaced which gives a glimpse of a short little bar in place of the home button, a back arrow that’s now hollowed-out, and no app-switcher at all. We have already seen brands experimenting with gestures including OnePlus, Xiaomi that quite resemble the iPhone X style. Continue reading “Google said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P”

SwiftKey for Android gets exclusive Halo Sticker pack and Skype emoticons

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SwiftKey for Android has received  new exclusive Halo Sticker pack and Skype emoticons. This marks the first time Halo Stickers are available on Android and in this pack, you will find eight stickers totally exclusive to SwiftKey for Android users, that are a fun mix of animated and non-animated.   Continue reading “SwiftKey for Android gets exclusive Halo Sticker pack and Skype emoticons”

Get Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Pixel Experience ROM

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was amongst best selling devices launched in 2016, Xiaomi launched it running on Android Lollipop despite launching in March 2016 and later in December 2016 rolled out Android Marshmallow update. Redmi Note 3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Mobile Platform and devices like Sony Xperia X with the same processor received Android Oreo, even Xiaomi’s own Mi Max (SD650 variant) runs on Android Nougat but Redmi Note 3 didn’t get same treatment as Mi Max despite having similar hardware but users can still enjoy the latest android on their Redmi Note 3, thanks to the awesome custom ROM developer community. We tried Pixel Experience ROM based on Android Oreo 8.1 on our unit and here are our impressions, Continue reading “Get Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Pixel Experience ROM”

Researchers find some Android phone manufacturers misguide users about missed security updates

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Google introduces a new version of Android every year at the I/O event, and except for the Pixel phones and Android One, it is OEM’s job to push updates to their portfolio. It is a known fact that Android phones are infamously slow to get updates. The February distribution rate shows only 1.1% of Android phones are running on the latest OS. Continue reading “Researchers find some Android phone manufacturers misguide users about missed security updates”

Xiaomi MIUI App Vault gets new ‘Today’s Deal’ card, now lets you turn off the App Vault

Update: Last month, Xiaomi added a ‘Stocks’ card to MIUI App Vault and also listed it on the Play Store. Now, Xiaomi has added another card which shows Today’s `Deal on app vault from shopplus, clicking on any deal it redirects to Shopclues.com. ‘Unreleased’ tag is now gone on the Play Store.

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Apple introduces Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, available in India in May

Apple has officially unveiled special edition (Product) Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Special Edition smartphones. The new (Product) Red iPhone 8 marks the latest in Apple’s longstanding 11-year partnership with (Red), which supports HIV/AIDS programs. Continue reading “Apple introduces Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, available in India in May”

WhatsApp beta for Android brings locked audio recordings

WhatsApp Lock recording

WhatsApp is rolling out a new beta update for Android bringing the much-talked locked audio recordings feature. The latest beta update brings the app version to 2.18.102. For locked audio recordings feature, you will have to tap the “mic” icon in the chat and, after 0.5 seconds, WhatsApp will show the lock microphone button.  Continue reading “WhatsApp beta for Android brings locked audio recordings”

Honor 7A with 5.7-inch FullView display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 Oreo announced

Huawei’s Honor brand just announced Honor 7A, the latest budget smartphone, as it had promised. It has a 5.77-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 430 with up to 3GB RAM and runs on  Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots. Continue reading “Honor 7A with 5.7-inch FullView display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 Oreo announced”

WhatsApp beta for Android now lets you notify your contacts when number is changed

WhatsApp change numberWhatsApp is currently working on improving its Change number feature on iOS, Android and Windows phone. When someone gets a new number or changes his number on WhatsApp, it migrates the data to the new number preserving the chat history and will be automatically gets added to the groups that the old number is present and notifies group members.  Continue reading “WhatsApp beta for Android now lets you notify your contacts when number is changed”

How to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 in China which was launched as Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 5 China variant has a couple of changes as compare to Redmi Note 5 Pro, it runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Treble support and has Dual 4G VoLTE support for both the SIM cards. Earlier, this week, MIUI Global Beta ROM for Redmi Note 5 Pro was leaked, which is based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). Continue reading “How to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro”

Razer Phone Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview now available, stable update from April

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Razer today announced that it will be rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to everyone from mid to late April 2018. However, the developer’s preview is available for those who wish to try out the update before the official roll out. Continue reading “Razer Phone Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview now available, stable update from April”

Airtel TV app now offers ALTBalaji catalogue of shows, movies for free

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Airtel today announced a partnership with ALTBalaji, a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms to bring exciting digital content from ALT Balaji’s portfolio to Airtel TV app users. Continue reading “Airtel TV app now offers ALTBalaji catalogue of shows, movies for free”