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”

Wear OS Android P developer preview with dark theme, battery improvements released

Google just released the Android P developer preview for Wear OS after re-branding the Android Wear earlier this month. The Android P developer preview is now available for Huawei Watch 2 Bluetooth, and it can be installed on either the Sport or Classic versions.  Continue reading “Wear OS Android P developer preview with dark theme, battery improvements released”

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Oreo update starts rolling out

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HMD Global started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo update for the  Nokia 8 smartphone last month. Now the company has started rolling out Android 8.1 (Oreo) update for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) users in several countries including India. Continue reading “Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Oreo update starts rolling out”

Amazon Kindle Lite for Android out of beta, launched in India

Amazon released Kindle Lite app for Android in Beta for low-end Android smartphones with limited storage and on 2G/3G networks last year. Now the company has launched the app for all the users in India after the best testing is complete. Kindle Lite lets you read eBooks instantly without having to wait for the entire book to download. The app less than 2MB and provides Kindle features including personalized recommendations, Whispersync (synching your eBooks across devices) as well as free eBook samples and titles across English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam. Continue reading “Amazon Kindle Lite for Android out of beta, launched in India”

Microsoft Edge browser arrives for iPad and Android tablets

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft said that its Edge browser beta is available for iPad as beta and today the company announced that it is available for everyone both on Android and iPad tablets. Edge browser features for tablets do remain same as the mobile version.  Continue reading “Microsoft Edge browser arrives for iPad and Android tablets”

YouTube dynamic player for square and vertical videos now rolling out for Android

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YouTube’s dynamic player was available on iOS since December, and now it is rolling out to Android as well. The dynamic player will automatically adjust according to content in different aspect ratios.  Continue reading “YouTube dynamic player for square and vertical videos now rolling out for Android”

Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone launched in India for Rs. 5499

After the Lava Z50 launch last week, Nokia 1 becomes the second Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone to launch in India. It was introduced at the MWC last month and packs a 4.5-inch screen,  is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing shooter and supports 4G VoLTE. Since it is an Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone, it has all the Go Edition apps that are slowing making their way offering smooth experience.

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WhatsApp beta for Android finally brings QR Code Payments Option

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WhatsApp rolled out Payments option back in February, though it is currently under testing with limited functionality, the company is slowly refining the feature. Now the company has brought the ability to make payments using the QR Code.  Continue reading “WhatsApp beta for Android finally brings QR Code Payments Option”

Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM, finally brings New Notification Shade with Quick Replies [Update: Rolling out for Redmi 5A]

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Update: 3: Update: Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 9.5 update for select Redmi 5A users that brings all these new features. Xiaomi releases Stable Nightly updates to random users to get feedback and the same update is rolled out to all users as a Stable build if feedback goes well, in case you wish to read more about Nightly ROMs refer to this post.

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Nubia V18 with 6.01-inch FHD+ display, Face Unlock, 4000mAh battery announced

ZTE’s nubia brand just announced nubia V18, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the new ‘V series’, as it had promised. It has a 6.01-inch FHD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by Snapdragon 625 with 4GB RAM, runs Android 7.1 (Nougat) with Nubia UI 5.1, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF for fast focus in 0.1 seconds and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with beautify and support face unlock that can unlock the phone in seconds by scanning 106 facial recognition points. Continue reading “Nubia V18 with 6.01-inch FHD+ display, Face Unlock, 4000mAh battery announced”

MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM – List of Xiaomi devices getting it with schedule

Xiaomi started rolling out  MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM for the Redmi Note 4 last week, later some users reported the update rolling out for Redmi 3S. Yesterday Xiaomi confirmed that it is rolling out the update to Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3, Mi Max/Prime and Redmi 3S/Prime in phases. Today the company has confirmed that list of devices that will get the MIUI 9.5 update along with the roll out time-frame. Continue reading “MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM – List of Xiaomi devices getting it with schedule”

itel S42 with 5.65-inch full-screen display, 13MP front camera with dual LED flash and itel A44 launched in India starting at Rs. 5799

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itel mobiles today launched the itel S42 and itel A44 smartphones with a full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Apart from these two phones, the company announced the itel A44 Pro. The itel S42 and itel A44 run on Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 7.0 Nougat respectively.  Continue reading “itel S42 with 5.65-inch full-screen display, 13MP front camera with dual LED flash and itel A44 launched in India starting at Rs. 5799”

Lenovo K5 and K5 Play with 5.7-inch full-screen display, dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor announced

Along with the S5, Lenovo also introduced K5 and K5 Play, budget smartphones in the ‘K Series’ in China. Both these have a 5.7-inch HD+ full-screen display, dual rear cameras, glass back, fingerprint sensor on the back and a 3000mAh battery. The K5 is powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC and the K5 Play is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC. Continue reading “Lenovo K5 and K5 Play with 5.7-inch full-screen display, dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor announced”