LineageOS official ROMs for Nexus 6P, 5X, Moto G4, G4 Plus and more now available

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Cyanogen and CyanogenMod shut down its operations last month, as promised CyanogenMod is now in the form of LineageOS on a separate site officially. Couple of days back it said that Download Portal, Install stats page and Wiki are all live. Today it has started rolling out builds for devices gradually. Continue reading “LineageOS official ROMs for Nexus 6P, 5X, Moto G4, G4 Plus and more now available”

Nokia 6 First Impressions – The first real Nokia Android smartphone

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While I was in the US recently , I had a chance to briefly use the Nokia 6 which is the first ever smartphone from HMD Global which calls itself the home of Nokia phones. The company is launching the Nokia 6 in China this month and expected to launch more devices at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona next month. Nokia was once a house hold name in India and many other markets. Sadly the previous Nokia management never managed to release an Android smartphone as the company embraced Windows Phone from Microsoft. Post that Nokia was acquired by Microsoft and the company continued to release Lumia smartphones which failed to gain main stream adoption in a smartphone market dominated by Android phone makers and Apple’s iPhone. All that is going to change with HMD Global taking over the Nokia brand from Microsoft last year and the new entity is aiming to bring to the market what was once not possible under the previous entity.

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ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro ZUI 2.5 Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out starting from China

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Lenovo has started rolling out ZUI 2.5 update based on Android 7.0 (Nougat) for the ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro smartphones in China, as it had promised last month.  ZUI 2.5 brings custom lockscreen themes, split-screen or multi-window feature, professional camera mode, game recording option, info cards for text messages and more. Continue reading “ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro ZUI 2.5 Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out starting from China”

Ulefone Gemini with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB RAM, metal body, dual rear cameras announced

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Ulefone has announced Gemini, its latest mid-range smartphone and its first phone with dual rear cameras. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel camera to capture depth information offering Bokeh effect for blurred background or foreground. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the front to unlock the phone in 0.15 seconds. It has a full metal unibody design and packs a 5.5-inch 1080p screen from Sharp. Continue reading “Ulefone Gemini with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB RAM, metal body, dual rear cameras announced”

Samsung confirms Android 7.0 Nougat for a range of smartphones

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Samsung has officially started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The South Korean smartphone maker has also revealed a range of smartphones that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update this year. Continue reading “Samsung confirms Android 7.0 Nougat for a range of smartphones”

Super Mario Run for Android launching in March

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Nintendo released Super Mario Run for iPhone and iPad on December 15th,  and the iOS app clocked record 40 million downloads in 4 days of its release. Last month it has started pre-registrations for the Android version on Google Play so you get notified when the game releases. Today it has announced that the game will be released for Android in March. Continue reading “Super Mario Run for Android launching in March”

Vivo V5 Plus with 20MP + 8MP dual front cameras, Snapdragon 625 and V5 Lite official

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Vivo launched V5, its latest selfie-focused smartphone in the ‘V series’ in India last year with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. It already teased the V5 Plus, which will launch in India on January 23rd. The smartphone went on pre-order in Malaysia recently, now the smartphone has gone official on Vivo website along with the V5 Lite, a mid-range selfie-focused smartphone. Continue reading “Vivo V5 Plus with 20MP + 8MP dual front cameras, Snapdragon 625 and V5 Lite official”

Google Maps starts showing parking availability for some users

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Google Maps has reportedly started showing parking availability for some users, according to Android Police. The parking availability will be displayed with a small rounded ‘P’ icon right next to the travel duration within the app. Continue reading “Google Maps starts showing parking availability for some users”

ZTE Hawkeye $199 phone with Eye-Tracking detailed – Snapdragon 625, Android 7.0, 13MP + 12MP dual rear cameras

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ZTE teased the Hawkeye smartphone with eye-tracking at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) earlier this month, which is based on its Project CSX. It also started its Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for building the phone. Now it has detailed the specifications of the phone. Continue reading “ZTE Hawkeye $199 phone with Eye-Tracking detailed — Snapdragon 625, Android 7.0, 13MP + 12MP dual rear cameras”

Vine Camera app now available for Android and iOS

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Vine has officially completed its transition to the Vine Camera app, as expected. Available on Android and iOS, the Vine Camera app will allow users to make 6-second long looping videos which can be shared on Twitter or saved on your mobile devices.
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Google, LG to unveil Watch Sport and Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches on Feb. 9

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Google had confirmed last month that two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches are coming in 2017. Now, popular tipster Evan Blass aka evleaks has revealed some important details of the two smartwatches. Continue reading “Google, LG to unveil Watch Sport and Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches on Feb. 9”

Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out for Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium

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Sony confirmed Android 7.0 (Nougat) update for a range of smartphones, including the Xperia X series, Z5 series and more last year. Android Nougat update started rolling out for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ smartphones in November last year, last month Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact smartphones got the update, now the update is rolling out for Sony Xperia Z series phones starting from Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium. Continue reading “Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out for Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium”

Age of Empires: Castle Siege finally coming to Android in March

Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Age of Empires: Castle Siege, cross-platform real-time strategy game is finally coming to Android in early March, after launching on Windows, Windows Phone and iOS platforms. Developed by Smoking Gun Interactive, the game would be easy to learn, but hard to master allowing the beloved franchise to be accessible to mobile players. Continue reading “Age of Empires: Castle Siege finally coming to Android in March”

Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out for unlocked HTC One A9

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HTC One A9 has started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management said that unlocked versions of the HTC A9 will begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat from January 16.
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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro with 5.7-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 626, 16MP front and rear cameras announced

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Samsung has announced Galaxy C7 Pro (SM-C7010), successor of the Galaxy C7 in the Galaxy ‘C Series’ in China. It has a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, runs on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Samsung’s own UI on top, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and a fingerprint sensor on the home button on the front, similar to the C7, but this is powered by a slightly faster Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 14nm SoC and has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

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