Xiaomi to drop software support for some smartphones

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Xiaomi has a good reputation when it comes to providing the software update to devices, the company usually provides MIUI updates to devices for 4 to 5 years.  Even at the MIUI 9 Global launch, Xiaomi highlighted the fact that 5-year-old phones including Mi 2/2S will be supported for MIUI 9 Global Stable update. Last year, it dropped software support for some devices that were launched in 2015 or before, now as per a post on MIUI China Forum Xiaomi has decided to suspend MIUI China ROM updates for some of its smartphones including 2016 flagship Mi 5, and these devices will not receive MIUI 11 update. Continue reading “Xiaomi to drop software support for some smartphones”

OnePlus Explorer Backpack with tear, scuff and water-resistant body goes on sale in India via Invite

OnePlus produces one of the best Android smartphones in the market at present by all means. OnePlus 6T being the most recent outing, the company has disrupted the entire mobile market now and in the past with its commitment to flagship-quality specs with mid-range pricing. Taking this into account, other tech-giants has been forced to re-examine their approach. Continue reading “OnePlus Explorer Backpack with tear, scuff and water-resistant body goes on sale in India via Invite”

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 5 MIUI 10 Stable OTA update starts rolling out [Download link]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6 Pro in India back in September running MIUI 9, now it has started receving MIUI 10 Stable update. The update is also available for the Redmi 5 smartphone that was launched earlier this year running MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). This comes after the Xiaomi Redmi 5A got the MIUI 10 update last week. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 5 MIUI 10 Stable OTA update starts rolling out [Download link]”

OPPO teases launch of new R-Series smartphones in India [Update: R17 confirmed]

Update – November 20, 2018: OPPO has confirmed that it is indeed launching the R17 smartphone in India, as we had guessed.

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PUBG Mobile 0.9.5 update with Royale Pass Season 4, M762 automatic rifle, dynamic weather in Sanhok and more released

Tencent games; makers of PUBG is rolling out a new update which brings the new M762 automatic rifle, which can be found on all maps. It is the first 7.62mm automatic rifle that accommodates stocks. The update also brings Scooter to Sanhok that accommodates up to 2 players. Continue reading “PUBG Mobile 0.9.5 update with Royale Pass Season 4, M762 automatic rifle, dynamic weather in Sanhok and more released”

Motorola Odin with Snapdragon 8150, 5G Moto Mod surfaces

Lenovo-owned Motorola is said to be working on a new smartphone codenamed ‘Odin’ which will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 chipset and 5G Moto Mod support. Though this won’t be the final name for the device; we are inclined to believe it would be Moto Z4.  Continue reading “Motorola Odin with Snapdragon 8150, 5G Moto Mod surfaces”

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Android 9.0 (Pie) update will roll out in January 2019

ASUS launched its flagship Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) smartphone in India back in July running Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0. Today the company has confirmed that it will roll out the Android 9.0 (Pie) update for the smartphone by the end of January 2019. It also said that the update will be rolled out in a phased manner to avoid update server congestion.

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Xiaomi creates Guinness World Record by opening over 500 Mi Stores simultaneously, plans to open 5000+ Mi Stores by the end of 2019

After creating Guinness World Record by building the largest light mosaic (logo) in the world, back in September Xiaomi today announced that it has created a new Guinness World Record by inaugurating over 500 Mi Stores simultaneously at the exact same time. Located across 14 states, all new Mi Stores were collectively inaugurated at sharp 12 pm on 29 October, 2018, marking a first of its kind, unique achievement for the brand.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with Quad rear cameras, 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, up to 8GB RAM launched in India starting at Rs. 36990

Samsung just launched the Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F) the company’s latest top-end smartphone in the ‘Galaxy A’ series in India, as it had promised. It was announced last month at an even in Malaysia, packs a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen, is powered by a Snapdragon 660 with up to 8GB of RAM, has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and packs a 3,800mAh battery with support for fast charging.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 series said to feature new DPSS Drilled M9 OLED Display

As we are inching closer to the Galaxy S10 launch, we are hearing more and more details about the flagships. Two latest reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Feature next gen M9 Display Panels With Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) Laser Drilled Holes For The Front Camera And Infrared Sensor.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 series said to feature new DPSS Drilled M9 OLED Display”

Google to remove Calendar SMS notifications on January 7th

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Google has announced that starting from January 7th, 2019, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be available. Since Calendar offers in-app notifications, you can still get notified, regardless of your device or connection. Continue reading “Google to remove Calendar SMS notifications on January 7th”

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS Beta update brings OnePlus Roaming, Video Enhancer and more

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OnePlus has rolled out new Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 6 the brings several new features including new OnePlus Roaming feature that allows users to use internet without a SIM card, somewhat like virual SIM. However, this doesn’t work for calls. OnePlus says that this will work globally in most of the countries/regions, and it will list out the plans available for the country/regions you are in so that you can purchase a suitable plan and access the Internet without a SIM. This is similar to Mi Roaming feature that was introduced by Xiaomi few years back.

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Skype calling rolling out to Amazon Alexa devices

Alexa Skype Calling

Skype has announced that Skype calling will be available on Amazon Alexa devices. With Skype on your Alexa-enabled device, you can connect hands-free with family and friends around the world just by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.” Continue reading “Skype calling rolling out to Amazon Alexa devices”

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users encounter ‘fatal error’ camera bug

Google’s problems with bugs on Pixel phones never seem to stop and latest to join the list is the weird camera bug. Ironically, cameras are the biggest positive of the Pixel phones and this strange bug is causing it to crash. For some time, users have been running into a Pixel 3 fatal error camera bug which can render the camera completely useless. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users encounter ‘fatal error’ camera bug”

Xiaomi takes over smartphone business of Meitu

Xiaomi has taken over the hardware business of Chinese selfie app and smartphone maker Meitu. Though the future smartphones will come with Meitu branding, Xiaomi will be responsible for design, R&D, and sales, while Meitu will still be involved in camera software. Continue reading “Xiaomi takes over smartphone business of Meitu”