MIUI 9 will be the last update for these phones

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At the MIUI 9 Global launch, Xiaomi highlighted the fact that even 5-year-old phones including Mi 2/2S are still getting weekly MIUI updates and will also get MIUI 9 Global Stable update. Now, within a couple of weeks, Xiaomi made an announcement on MIUI Forum saying that MIUI updates will be suspended for few of Xiaomi devices after the MIUI 9 update. Continue reading “MIUI 9 will be the last update for these phones”

OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out

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OnePlus released Android 8.0 Oreo update in open beta last month for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Today it has finally started rolling out Android Oreo update for the smartphones for all in the form of OxygenOS 5.0 update.  This brings several new features including new parallel apps feature that lets you run a parallel version of the same app using a separate account, Picture in Picture, New Quick Settings design and more. Continue reading “OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS 5.0 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out”

Xiaomi Redmi 4A MIUI 9 Beta ROM based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat starts rolling out

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In late 2017, when most of the OEMs are releasing schedule for the Oreo update, a  lot of budget phones that are launched still run on Android Marshmallow. Xiaomi Redmi 4A was launched back in March 2017 with MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), but Xiaomi didn’t announce anything regarding the Android update for the device till date. Also, Redmi 4A was amongst the few devices which didn’t receive MIUI 9 Global Beta update until this Friday. Yesterday, Xiaomi rolled out MIUI Global Beta 7.11.16 for Redmi 4A, and surprisingly this new update is based on Android Nougat 7.1.2. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4A MIUI 9 Beta ROM based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat starts rolling out”

OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta to roll out this November, final update for 5 and 5T in early 2018

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo early 2018

OnePlus released Android 8.0 (Oreo) Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T last month and said that it will release the update for its OnePlus 5 users soon. Yesterday at the OnePlus 5T launch event Brian Yoon, Head of user experience design division at OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will get the Android Oreo Open Beta update this November. He also said that there are over 250 closed beta testers and over 15,000 open beta testers. Continue reading “OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta to roll out this November, final update for 5 and 5T in early 2018”

OnePlus 5T vs HTC U11 – What’s Different

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OnePlus has launched the much-hyped OnePlus 5T smartphone with some noteworthy upgrades, today at an event in Brooklyn, New York. This upgraded version comes just five months after the launch of OnePlus 5, which was arguably one of the best smartphones in the market. Continue reading “OnePlus 5T vs HTC U11 – What’s Different”

OnePlus 5T vs Nokia 8 – What’s Different

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As promised, OnePlus has launched the much expected OnePlus 5T at an event in Brooklyn, New York. This iteration comes with a major overhaul in the display department sporting a 6.01 inch 1080p 18:9 aspect ratio Optic AMOLED screen. Apart from other differences including camera, fingerprint scanner, it shares similar hardware with its predecessor OnePlus 5Continue reading “OnePlus 5T vs Nokia 8 – What’s Different”

HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo update begins rolling out starting from Taiwan

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HTC was one of the first OEMs to confirm Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for some of its top-end devices and even released U11+ earlier this month with Android Oreo. Today the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for its flagship HTC U11 smartphone starting from Taiwan. The changelog is simple that mentions Android 8.0 (Oreo) update and VoWifi support for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) customers along with enhancements and bug fixes. Continue reading “HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo update begins rolling out starting from Taiwan”

Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate climbs to 0.3%, Nougat hits 20.6%

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The latest Android distribution numbers for November are in, and they show that Android 8.0 Oreo is now on 0.3% devices, while Nougat retains to close to 17.6% devices. Though features wise Google is doing a great job, it is the adoption that is moving slow.

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Google Files Go beta lets you free up space on your Android phone

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Google has silently published Files Go, an unreleased app on the Google Play Store. It is a smart file manger that lets you manage your files or filter them by source and also lets you free up space on your phone by cleaning unused apps, clear up cache and delete unwanted media, downloaded and duplicate files. This will be more useful for those who are using  Continue reading “Google Files Go beta lets you free up space on your Android phone”

Google rolls out November Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices

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Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The latest update this month fixes several critical issues in Framework, Media framework, System and components and also fixes KRACK WP2 Wi-Fi protocol vulnerability. It also adds saturated color mode for Pixel and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Continue reading “Google rolls out November Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices”

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 MIUI 9 stable update starts rolling out in India [Update – Download links]

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Update: After the Redmi Note 4, MIUI 9 Global Stable update is now rolling out for the Mi Max 2. You can download the zip file from here or just get the OTA zip file from here (MIUI 8.5.9.0 to 9.0.1.0) and flash it manually, if you don’t have the update yet. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Max 2 MIUI 9 stable update starts rolling out in India [Update — Download links]”

LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out through preview program in Korea

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LG introduced the V30 smartphone at the IFA in August running Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) and it already promised to offer Oreo update for the phone. Now LG has started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the V30 users in South Korea through LG OS Preview program. It is available for all the carriers.

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HTC U11 Life Android One phone with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630, Edge Sense announced

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HTC just announced the U11 Life along with the U11+ just as expected. The U11 Life is part of the Google’s Android One program and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, but HTC is also launching the U11 Life with HTC’s Sense software in North America.

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Razer Phone with 5.7-inch QHD 120Hz UltraMotion display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM announced

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Razer today announced the most expected Razer Phone at an event in London, months after it acquired Nexbit. The phone packs a 5.72-inch Quad HD  120 Hz UltraMotion display delivering fastest refresh rates and smooth graphics suitable for gaming. UltraMotion’s adaptive refresh technology synchronizes the GPU and display to remove image tearing or lag while driving efficient power usage, says Razer.

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