iPhone 12 teardown confirms Snapdragon X55 5G modem; Apple to use Snapdragon X60, X65 and X70 modems in future iPhones

Apple introduced the iPhone 12 series smartphones with 5G support last week. A tear down video from China has confirmed that the phone uses Qualcomm SDX55 5G modem, which is X55 5G that is also used with Snapdragon 865. The iPhone 11 series used Intel XMM7660 4G mode. Continue reading “iPhone 12 teardown confirms Snapdragon X55 5G modem; Apple to use Snapdragon X60, X65 and X70 modems in future iPhones”

ColorOS 11: Top 11 features

We all know that good software is a crucial component of the overall experience of a smartphone and OPPO knows that too. Within a month of the public release of Android 11, OPPO has already begun rolling out arguably one of its biggest software updates to their line of smartphones – ColorOS 11 based on Android 11. Why there is a change in the naming scheme i.e., from ColorOS 7.2 to ColorOS 11, you may ask. That’s because OPPO has made the jump in number to match the Android version with the UI version. OPPO is bringing all of the new upgrades of Android 11 along with many unique features and improvements such as Gamer Mode, Hyper Boost 3.0, Battery Guard and loads of customization options. Over the past week, we have been using ColorOS 11 on the OPPO Find X2, and in this post, let us see the top 11 features of ColorOS 11. Continue reading “ColorOS 11: Top 11 features”

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 Android 11 update starts rolling out

After OxygenOS developer build and Open Beta updates based Android 11, OnePlus just announced that it has started rolling out OxygenOS 11 stable update for the  OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones. This comes before the launch of OnePlus 8T smartphone launch next week, which will run OxygenOS 11 out of the box. OnePlus should also confirm the roll out details for older OnePlus 7 series phones at the launch event next week. Continue reading “OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 Android 11 update starts rolling out”

HMD Global confirms Android 11 update for range of Nokia smartphones

HMD Global today released its timeline for upgrading its Android
11-ready portfolio to the latest Android OS. The rollout is planned to commence in Q4 2020 starting with Nokia 8.3 5G and the Nokia 5.3. Owners of the Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 8.1 will also be among the first to experience Android 11 this year, said the company. At the launch it confirmed Android 12 update even for entry-level phones such as the Nokia 3.4 and 2.4. Continue reading “HMD Global confirms Android 11 update for range of Nokia smartphones”

realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 early access roll out schedule revealed for range of smartphones

Earlier this week realme unveiled its realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 with range of features and said that it will roll out the first for the realme X50 Pro smartphone, but it didn’t reveal the complete schedule. Now it has confirmed the timeline and the list of devices that will get the update. Continue reading “realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 early access roll out schedule revealed for range of smartphones”

realme X50 Pro Android 11 Preview Release Program announced [Update: realme UI 2.0 Early Access Program]

[25th Sep]: realme has now announced Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 early access program for realme X50 Pro. You can refer to this post for details, the application procedure is similar to that of the Android 11 Preview program which is detailed in this post. Continue reading “realme X50 Pro Android 11 Preview Release Program announced [Update: realme UI 2.0 Early Access Program]”

Android TV based on Android 11 with enhanced memory management, new privacy features and more released

Google has announced the launch of a new Android TV update that will be based on Android 11. With it, Google is improving OS performance and privacy features, added many under-the-hood improvements and updated developer tools for testing and deployment.

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LG G8X ThinQ Android 10 update rolls out in India, schedule for G8s ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ revealed

Lately, LG has been known as the company that is releasing weird and quirky phones like the LG Wing. While it is great that LG is trying out new form factors for smartphones, what is not great is their track record with software updates. That, however, is changing as LG has finally announced Android 10 with LG UX 9.0 updates for  range of smartphones smartphones.

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realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 unveiled, open beta update from October

At the realme narzo 20 series launch event realme also unveiled its realme UI 2.0, based on Android 11. This brings option to change notification bar colours, shortcut buttons, settings for interface icons, and other 23 interfaces. It also offers enhance social media experiences including subtitle stitching, Dual mode music, Deepsea Privacy Plan and Security Shield. Continue reading “realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 unveiled, open beta update from October”

ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 launched – List of OPPO smartphones getting it

OPPO today launched ColorOS 11, the next major ColorOS update for its smartphones based on Android 11, as it had promised. With the “Make Life Flow” concept, ColorOS 11 maintains the beloved stock Android features while also providing greater UI customization. Continue reading “ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 launched – List of OPPO smartphones getting it”

Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 – New Features and First look on realme X50 Pro

Google, earlier this week, started Android 11 Stable roll-out for Pixel devices in most regions. While Google Pixel users in India are yet to receive Android 11 on their device, realme rolled out the latest version of Android to 100 realme X50 Pro users in the country as a part of Android 11 preview release program. With Android 11, realme is has also introduced the latest iteration of it’s Android skin realme UI. Here are a list and overview of the new features that Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 brings to realme X50 Pro.

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Android 11 (Go Edition) update brings 20% faster app loads, better permissions, gesture-based navigation and more

The Android Go Edition is version of Android that is specifically designed for low spec-ed smartphones. The program was started back in 2018, and now Google has released the Android 11 (Go Edition) with improvements to speed, improved permissions, gesture-based navigation and more.

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ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 global launch event set September 14

OPPO today confirmed that it will introduce ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 at a global launch event on September 14th. This comes after the ColorOS 7.0 based on Android 10 that was introduced back in November last year that brought new icons in UI, new live wallpapers, new video editing assistant, and more. Continue reading “ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 global launch event set September 14”

OnePlus 8 series smartphones get OxygenOS 11 Beta 1 Android 11 update

After months of Developer preview versions, Google earlier yesterday announced the roll out of the stable version Android 11, starting with Pixel phones. Now OnePlus has announced that their OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11, is releasing to the Open Beta channel to users of the OnePlus 8 series smartphones.

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Android 11 stable update released, now rolling out to Pixel smartphones

After developer previews and beta updates, Google has finally started rolling out Android 11 stable update starting from Pixel smartphones. Those who have signed up for beta program are getting smaller OTA updates. Google is also be pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Continue reading “Android 11 stable update released, now rolling out to Pixel smartphones”