Google developing native hearing aid support for Android

Google Hearing Aid

Google today announced that it is working with GN Hearing to create a new open specification for hearing aid streaming support on future versions of Android. Users with hearing loss will be able to connect, pair, and monitor their hearing aids, so they can hear their phones loudly and clearly. Continue reading “Google developing native hearing aid support for Android”

Huawei Nova 3 Camera Samples

Soon after the launch of Honor 10 smartphone, Huawei launched Nova 3 smartphone in the Indian market at price of Rs. 34,999. Powered by Kirin 970 chipset, it comes with support for GPU Turbo that promises 60% increase in performance, 30% battery saving and comes with 4D gaming experience.  Continue reading “Huawei Nova 3 Camera Samples”

Sony confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, Xperia XA1 series not getting it

Android Pie

After a report, Sony Mobile has officially confirmed the list of its smartphones that will get Android 9.0 (Pie) update. This includes its flagship smartphones, but the first-generation Xperia X and XZ series are being left out with an exception to the XZ Premium. Likewise, the XA1 series that were launched last year are left out, and only the XA2 series that were launched this year are getting updated to Android Pie.

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OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.11 update brings screen flickering issue fix, HDR improvements and more

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.11 update for the OnePlus 6, a month after it rolled out the 5.1.9 update  that brought several new features including Google Lens integration. The latest update fixes screen flickering issue in daylight, as it had promised earlier, network and Wi-Fi optimization and also improves HDR mode in camera. It also now lets you confirm your PIN without tapping. Check out the complete changelog below.

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List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie update

 

List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie updateAndroid Pie is official now! But is it for everyone? No. After numerous speculations and opinions, Google has finally confirmed that Android 9.0 ‘P’ will be called Pie. The potential successor of Android Oreo brings in some significant features that mostly revolves around Artificial Intelligence. Continue reading “List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie update”

Motorola confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of smartphones

Google released Android 9.0 (Pie) last week for its Pixel devices and also said that it is working with several OEMs to roll out the update. After HTC,  Motorola has confirmed Pie update for its smartphones, including the Moto X4 that was introduced running Android 7.1 (Nougat). The latest Moto Z3 series, Z2 series and the Moto G6 series are getting the update, but the Moto Z, G5 and G5S series are being left out. Even this year’s Moto E5 series are not getting the update. Continue reading “Motorola confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of smartphones”

PUBG Mobile Lite beta with smaller map, 40 players released for devices with low RAM

PUBG Mobile Lite

Tencent has silently launched the PUBG lite version of its battle royale shooter in the Philippines. PUBG is company’s most popular battle royale game across the globe. The LITE version is based on Unreal Engine 4, and it’s optimized for devices with low RAM. Continue reading “PUBG Mobile Lite beta with smaller map, 40 players released for devices with low RAM”

HTC confirms Android 9.0 (Pie) update for some of its devices

Google released Android 9.0 (Pie) earlier this week for its Pixel devices and also said that it is working with several OEMs to roll out the update. Now HTC has confirmed Pie update for its flagship smartphones, including the HTC U11 that was introduced running Android 7.1 (Nougat). It is also the first company to confirm the update for several devices. Continue reading “HTC confirms Android 9.0 (Pie) update for some of its devices”

LG G6 Android Oreo update finally starts rolling out in India, brings ThinQ branding

After V30+, LG has finally started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the LG G6 smartphone in India. This will turn the phone into LG G6 ThinQ and also brings out several new features, including new camera app layout, but it doesn’t bring AI Cam like the V30+. After updating, the start screen of the device will now show LG G6 ThinQ branding instead of LG G6.  Continue reading “LG G6 Android Oreo update finally starts rolling out in India, brings ThinQ branding”

Xiaomi teases its new POCO sub-brand and POCOPHONE smartphone ahead of India launch

Xiaomi has finally started teasing its sub-brand POCO in India ahead of the launch of POCOPHONE F1 in the country. Jai Mani, lead product manager, Xiaomi India tweeted that he has been working on the project. Even though the phone it teased as POCOPHONE by Xiaomi for global markets, it is teased as POCO by Xiaomi in India, which rhymes like OPPO who launched the Realme sub-brand recently to take on Xiaomi’s Redmi.

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Google confirms Android 9.0 ‘P’ as Pie; Stable update released for Pixel smartphones, Essential Phone

Google has finally confirmed that Android 9.0 ‘P’ will be called Pie, couple of week before the rumored date. It has also released final stable update for Pixel smartphones that can be downloaded from Android developer website here and also started rolling out OTA update (OTA images) for those who have signed up for beta program. It is also pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

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Asus Zenfone 5Z update adds RAW support, Panorama, camera improvements and more

ASUS launched its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India last month at a competitive price tag of Rs. 29,999. Today the company has started rolling out a new update that brings several new camera features, including option to save images in RAW format, shoot Panorama pictures, turn EIS on or off, several camera improvements, WiFi stability improvements and bug fixes. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Is Xiaomi messing up with Notification Panel again? [Update: Swipe to expand notifications back in recent MIUI 10 Beta update]

Update: Option to expand notifications by swiping down is now back with MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.8.2, so chances are high for Xiaomi to bring back this feature to stable update in future.

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YouTube experimenting new swipe-based gesture navigation on its app

YouTube

YouTube is said to be experimenting with new swipe-based gesture navigation and this would make the navigating between videos in the YouTube app a whole lot easier. You can slide with your finger to swipe between videos.  Continue reading “YouTube experimenting new swipe-based gesture navigation on its app”

Google expected to launch Android 9.0 ‘P’ officially, reveal its name on August 20

Google released final Android P Beta 4 (DP5) for Pixel smartphones last month. It already said that the final stable Android P 9.0 release for the Pixel smartphones is expected sometime Q3. Now @evleaks has tweeted that the launch date is set for August 20, which coincides with the Android O launch on August 21 last year on the day of solar eclipse.

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