InFocus Turbo 5 with 5000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor launching in India on June 28

InFocus Turbo 5

Last week Infocus sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone with big battery in India on June 28th. Now the smartphone has been listed as a placeholder on Amazon India website that confirms the design and specifications of the smartphone. Continue reading “InFocus Turbo 5 with 5000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor launching in India on June 28”

Google to end Android Market support for Android 2.1 Eclair and older

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Google is ending support for the Android Market app on Android 2.1 Eclair and older devices on June 30, 2017. When this change happens, users on these devices will no longer be able to access, or install other apps from, the Android Market. The Android Market was replaced by Google Play in 2012.

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YotaPhone 3 with 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED and 5.2-inch e-Ink screens coming this year for $350

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Yota Devices is back with their third smartphone after over 3 years. It introduced the YotaPhone 3 at the Russian-Chinese Expo. Even through the officially specifications have not been revealed, the smartphone is said to pack a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, will be powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and will run Android Nouat. It has a full-touch control on its 5.2-inch HD always-on electronic paper display (EPD) on the other side. Continue reading “YotaPhone 3 with 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED and 5.2-inch e-Ink screens coming this year for $350”

Google introduces ‘Android Excellence’ program that highlights best Android apps

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Google has introduced new collections for apps and games dubbed as Android Excellence. According to Google, the new collections will showcase apps and games that “deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.” Continue reading “Google introduces ‘Android Excellence’ program that highlights best Android apps”

Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones launched in India starting at Rs. 9499

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HMD Global today launched the  Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones in India, as it had promised. All these smartphone have dual SIM support and has support for 4G VoLTE for Reliance Jio. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 have a polycarbonate body, while the Nokia 6 comes with a unibody metal design. Continue reading “Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones launched in India starting at Rs. 9499”

OPPO R11 and R11 Plus with Snapdragon 660, 20MP + 16MP dual rear cameras announced

OPPO R11

OPPO today announced OPPO R11 and R11 Plus smartphones at an event in China. The R11 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display with 1.6mm narrow bezels and 77% screen-to-body ratio and the R11 Plus comes with a 6-inch 1080p display. Both these have a 16-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens (f/1.7) and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with telephoto lens (f/2.6) along with Qualcomm’s Spectra 160 ISP for optical zoom, Hybrid Autofocus and other camera features. These also have portrait mode like the iPhone 7 Plus. Continue reading “OPPO R11 and R11 Plus with Snapdragon 660, 20MP + 16MP dual rear cameras announced”

Google confirms Android O as Android 8.0, releases Developer Preview 3 with final APIs

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Google released Android O first developer preview back in March, at the Google I/O last month, it released the second developer preview and also opened registrations Android O beta. Now it has released Android O developer preview 3 with the final Android O APIs (API level 26). It also revealed that Android O will be Android 8.0. Continue reading “Google confirms Android O as Android 8.0, releases Developer Preview 3 with final APIs”

OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS 4.1.5 update brings new features, optimizations and bug fixes

OnePlus 3 and 3T Oxygen OS 4.1.5

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 4.1.5 update for the 3 and 3T that brings new push notification feature for important information from OnePlus along with updates to its apps, several bug fixes including fix for VoLTE issue on Jio SIMs and optimizations for battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and more. Android version is still 7.1.1, but this adds Android security update for May 2017. Continue reading “OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS 4.1.5 update brings new features, optimizations and bug fixes”

Android Nougat adoption nears 10%, 7.1 Nougat is on just 0.6% of devices

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Google has released Android distribution numbers for the month of June. Android Nougat adoption is increasing and is inching closer to 10%. The latest Android OS is now present on 9.5% of all Android devices of which Android Nougat 7.0 takes 8.9% share while Android 7.1 is owns just 0.6% even after seven months.

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

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, including issues in Remote code execution vulnerability, Elevation of privilege and more. Continue reading “Google rolls out June Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices”

Nextbit Robin Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out

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Nextbit rolled out Android 7.0 (Nougat) back in March this year. Now it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 update for the Robin users globally. The latest build 88 for the Robin also includes April 1, 2017 Android security update, even though June security update is already available. Continue reading “Nextbit Robin Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out”

OnePlus 3, 3T will get Android O update, confirms Pete Lau

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Last week, OnePlus announced that it will discontinue OnePlus 3T as the company is gearing up to launch OnePlus 5 soon. Now, OnePlus founder and CEO, Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will get Android O. He shared the news via his official Twitter account.
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YouTube for Android gets bottom navigation bar and revamps UI

YouTube for Android Bottom Navigation UI

YouTube for Android has received an update that brings a refreshed UI and a new bottom navigation bar. The main aim to shift the navigation bar to the bottom is to make it easier for users to reach the tabs with your thumb. Continue reading “YouTube for Android gets bottom navigation bar and revamps UI”