Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update

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Google today started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for the Pixel, Pixel XL and compatible Nexus devices starting from today. The Pixel devices that were launched in India came with Android 7.1 (Nougat) but did not have option to enable VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) support. The latest Android 7.1.1 finally brings support for VoLTE for Reliance Jio in India and other operators worldwide that support VoLTE. Continue reading “Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update”

Android Nougat adoption crawls at just 0.4% after 3 months

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Google is out with the numbers for Android distribution for the month of December, last time in 2016. The latest figures suggest that adoption of Google’s latest OS, Android 7.0 Nougat is moving at a glacial pace. Nougat is currently present only on 0.4% of all the Android devices, up from 0.3% in last month.
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Google’s Trusted Contacts app lets your loved ones know you are safe

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Google has introduced a new personal safety app dubbed as Trusted Contacts. Available on Android, the app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and in case of emergencies. The app will work even if your phone is offline.

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Android 7.1.1 update starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and more, factory images available

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Google has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for several Nexus devices and Pixel devices, as expected. The update brings new emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, female welders and men getting haircuts for Nexus devices, option to send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. It also brings app shortcuts that can be launched directly from home screen. This is available in Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps and other apps that can be accessed by simply long pressing the app icon. Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 update starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and more, factory images available”

List of smartphones that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update

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It is that time of the year again when users are eagerly waiting for their devices to be updated to the latest version of Android which is 7.0/7.1 Nougat. If you happen to own a Pixel or Nexus device, you should already be rocking Nougat and same is the case for LG V20 users. Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices will be getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starting this week. However, many of you might still be wondering whether your device will be getting the update while others maybe basing their device purchasing decision based on the update roadmap. This list will keep you informed up to date on matters regarding the updates.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Review

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BlackBerry launched DTEK50 in India last month for Rs. 21990. It is the second Android smartphone from the company after the Priv. BlackBerry recently announced that it will stop in-house smartphone development and will outsource it to partners. The DTEK50 is also not made by BlackBerry. It is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4 that was introduced at the MWC earlier this year. Along with almost stock Android experience, BlackBerry had added a lot of security features. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK50 Review”

Motorola will not release a new smartwatch, Moto 360 successor doubtful

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Motorola has no plans to launch a new smartwatch anytime soon. A Motorola exec has confirmed that no new smartwatch has been planned for Android Wear 2.0 release next year. This means the future of a Moto 360 successor looks doubtful.
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Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for range of smartphones, roll out begins Q1 2017

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Huawei introduced the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro flagship smartphones last month running Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Emotion UI 5.0. Recently the company confirmed the list of devices that will get Android Nougat update. Huawei plans to roll out Nougat update staring from Q1 2017 for its smartphones. Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 smartphones will get the update first and few other devices will get it few weeks after that. Continue reading “Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for range of smartphones, roll out begins Q1 2017”

Google Hangouts v15 gets GIF keyboard support on Android 7.1

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Google has started rolling out GIF Keyboard support for Hangouts on Android 7.1 devices. The update which bumps the app to version 15 allows users to send GIFs and spruce up your daily conversation.

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Android 7.0 Nougat starts rolling out for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ

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[UPDATE] – Xperia XZ has also started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Sony has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia X Performance. The stable build comes soon after the update was available in beta earlier this month.

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Meizu M3X with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Helio P20, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced

Meizu just announced M3X, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone at an event in China. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Sharp TDDI LCD 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by a Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P20 16nm processor, making it the first smartphone with with the processor. It runs on Flyme OS based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and will get the Flyme OS 6 update soon. Continue reading “Meizu M3X with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Helio P20, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced”

Meizu PRO 6 Plus with 5.7-inch Quad HD 3D Press display, Exynos 8890 SoC, heart rate sensor announced

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Meizu today introduced PRO 6 Plus, its latest flagship smartphone and the successor of PRO 6 that was introduced earlier this year. It has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED always-on display with 0.53mm narrow bezels, 3D press that perceives different levels of pressure on the screen, is powered by an Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC, runs Flyme OS based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, pixel size of 1.25μm, four-axis optical image stabilization, dual-tone 10-LED ring flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and laser auto focus. Continue reading “Meizu PRO 6 Plus with 5.7-inch Quad HD 3D Press display, Exynos 8890 SoC, heart rate sensor announced”

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will start rolling out for Nexus devices from Dec. 6

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Google released final Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 for Nexus devices earlier this week. Now we have an idea of the exact release date of the update.  Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will start rolling out for Nexus devices from Dec. 6”

OPPO A57 with Snapdragon 435, 16MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE announced

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OPPO has announced A57, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘A Series’ in China with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. It has a 5.2-inch HD display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor, runs on Android Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with ColorOS 3.0 and a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF). Continue reading “OPPO A57 with Snapdragon 435, 16MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE announced”