Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with DerpFest ROM

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in every aspect, but Redmi Note 8 has better custom ROM and mods support compared to its Pro sibling, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with DerpFest ROM”

Google removes nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for violating its ads policy

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Intrusive advertisements on apps has been an issue that Google has been tackling on android for years now. As part of this effort, Google has banned 600 apps from its Play Store for violating its disruptive ads policy and disallowed interstitial policy.

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Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection arrives for Linux, coming to Android and iOS soon

Microsoft announced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for enterprise customers back in 2016. Later in 2018 it announced advanced threat protection (ATP) for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, way before the Windows 7 support ended in January 2020. Today, it has announced public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux. It supports servers running distributed versions of RHEL 7+, CentOS Linux 7+, Ubuntu 16 LTS, or higher LTS, SLES 12+, Debian 9+ and Oracle EL 7. Continue reading “Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection arrives for Linux, coming to Android and iOS soon”

Android location access to become safer and more transparent with Android 11

With the launch of the Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel devices, Google is showing its commitment towards making user location data more safe and transparent to users. They have announced a bunch of changes in the preview that ensures unnecessary access to a users’ location is limited along with timelines for developers to adhere for their future app launches.

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Android 11 Developer Preview with privacy and security enhancements, APIs for 5G, biometrics and more released

Google has released Android 11 Developer Preview ahead of the final release later this year so that developers can test it, this time bit early. This brings new features to help users manage access to sensitive data and files, and Google says it has hardened critical areas of the platform to keep the OS resilient and secure. For developers, Android 11 brings several features including enhancements for foldables and 5G, call-screening APIs, new media and camera capabilities, machine learning, and more. Continue reading “Android 11 Developer Preview with privacy and security enhancements, APIs for 5G, biometrics and more released”

Emperion Nebulus ARM-based Windows 10 device that can run Android apps teased

Emperion, a company based in UK has teased a device, in a tweet, that has the form factor of a phone and is apparently running Windows 10 on an ARM based processor. The device is called Nebulus and will have the capability to run Android apps without an emulator.

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Mozilla launches VPN service in beta for Android, Windows 10 and more

Mozilla, the makers of the famous Firefox browser, is entering the VPN market space with the launch of their beta VPN android app. The paid VPN service is developed in partnership with Mullvad and will use the WireGuard protocol to secure its connections.

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OnePlus 7T OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings January Android security patch, Jio VoWiFi support and more

OnePlus has finally started rolling out OxygenOS 10.3.1 [India] / 10.0.8 [EU and Global] update for the OnePlus 7T users that brings January Android security patch, VoWiFi support for Jio users Shelf and lots more. This update was rolled out for OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 last week. Continue reading “OnePlus 7T OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings January Android security patch, Jio VoWiFi support and more”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7/7S with OxygenOS port

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India last year in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and launched the updated Redmi Note 7S with 48 MP rear camera later in May running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S share same codename ‘lavender’, MIUI 11 update for both the devices were rolled out in November. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7/7S with OxygenOS port”

OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings January Android security patch, Jio VoWiFi support and more

OnePlus has finally started rolling out OxygenOS 10.3.1 [India] / 10.0.7 [EU and Global] for the OnePlus 7T Pro and OxygenOS 10.3.1 [India] / 10.0.4 [EU and Global] for the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 smartphones that bring January Android security patch, VoWiFi support for Jio users, Cricket scores card in Shelf and lots more. Continue reading “OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings January Android security patch, Jio VoWiFi support and more”

Google Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen gives users more customised emoji

In case you thought there just is no emoji to express what you are feeling at a moment, maybe Google’s new Emoji Kitchen on the Gboard can help. The new feature, currently in Gboard’s beta app, takes your favorite emoji and mixes them into customised stickers, giving rise to many more emoji that can be express your emotion perfectly.

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Google testing auto-fill of 2FA codes from Android Messages

Autofill from SMS has been a feature in Android for many years now. It used an API that allowed apps to read the users messages to mostly authenticate the login credentials. Now, it has been reported that Google is testing the ability to let Messages autofill SMS-based 2FA keys too in any app.

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Samsung partners with Google for Google Duo integration and Live Caption in Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was announced just yesterday at the Samsung Unpacked event and it contains a bunch of new features. Two of them include native Google Duo calling button built into the dailer app of the S20 and system wide Live Caption that was earlier a Pixel exclusive feature, thanks to the latest Google partnership.

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Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Nitrogen OS

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device recently received Android 10 update. POCO F1 (beryllium) has one of the most active developer community and as a result, we have plenty of Android 10-based custom ROMs for the device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Nitrogen OS”

OnePlus tops premium smartphone shipments with 33% market share in India in 2019

Renders of the OnePlus 8 series are already floating on the Internet, hinting at the imminent launch in a few weeks. Today, Counterpoint Research has published a report on India’s premium smartphone market growth. Continue reading “OnePlus tops premium smartphone shipments with 33% market share in India in 2019”