Google to add Privacy Labels to apps in Google Play to give transparency into how apps use data

Following the footsteps of Apple, Google is now planning to add a safety section in Google Play to give people transparency into how apps use data.  According to Google, this section will help people understand the data an app collects or shares, if that data is secured, and additional details that impact privacy and security. Continue reading “Google to add Privacy Labels to apps in Google Play to give transparency into how apps use data”

realme UI 2.0 Android 11 early access announced [Update: Early access for realme C15 Qualcomm Edition]

[Update, Apr 30]: realme has now announced realme UI 2.0 Early access program for realme C15 Qualcomm Edition in India. Users running firmware version RMX2195PU_11_A.29/RMX2195PU_11_A.31 are eligible to apply for the Early Access program. Continue reading “realme UI 2.0 Android 11 early access announced [Update: Early access for realme C15 Qualcomm Edition]”

realme 7i realme UI 2.0 Android 11 early access announced [Update: Open Beta Program announced]

[Update: Apr 30]: realme has now announced realme UI 2.0 Open Beta program for realme 7i users. Users running firmware version RMX2103PU_11_A.43 are eligible to apply for the Open Beta program.

To apply for Open Beta program, users can simply head over to Settings > Software Update > Tap on the settings icon in the top right corner > Trial Version > Submit your details > Apply Now.

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Get Android 11 on POCO F1 with OxygenOS Port

POCO F1, launched back in 2018, has almost reached EOL in terms of official software support. The smartphone has already received two major Android version upgrades – Android 9, and Android 10 since its launch. Though POCO F1 is expected to receive MIUI 12.5 update in the next couple of months, it will remain on Android 10.

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vivo V21 5G with 44MP front camera with OIS launching in India on April 29

vivo is all set to launch its next smartphone — V21 5G in the India on April 29th through a virtual event at 12PM IST.  The phone will be sold exclusively through Flipkart. Continue reading “vivo V21 5G with 44MP front camera with OIS launching in India on April 29”

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 released with new app splash screens, improved haptics, better third-party camera support and more

Google has released the third Developer Preview for Android 12 weeks before the Android I/O. This comes after its first Android 12 preview release in February, and Developer Preview 2 in March. The update brings new app launch experience, new video and camera capabilities to help developers get more out of underlying hardware support, and a new permission for exact alarms to help users save battery. Continue reading “Android 12 Developer Preview 3 released with new app splash screens, improved haptics, better third-party camera support and more”

Android 12 could automatically delete temporary files of unused apps to free up space

Having unused apps is quite a common occurrence among Android users. To reduce the impact of these apps on the device, Google is reportedly developing a feature in Android 12, where the temporary files stored by the app would be deleted, freeing up storage.

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OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro Android 11 update resumes with OxygenOS 11.0.0.2 hotfix

OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 to OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro last month. Soon after the roll-out it temporarily paused the update since some users reported bugs. As promised the company has rolled out a new OxygenOS 11.0.0.2 hotfix update to fix the bugs. Both the Android 10 users and the users who have updated to Android 11 already will get the update. Continue reading “OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro Android 11 update resumes with OxygenOS 11.0.0.2 hotfix”

Google rolls out Lens functionality for desktop web, uses OCR to recognise text

Google Lens, an image recognition technology developed by Google, is coming to Google Photos on the desktop web, as per the latest report. With this, Google Photos will be able to identify text through the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality of Lens on the web. Right now, Google Lens is available in Image Search and Photos on mobile and is integrated across Android. Continue reading “Google rolls out Lens functionality for desktop web, uses OCR to recognise text”

Samsung ‘Back to School’ Campaign launched; Discount on Galaxy Tabs in India

Samsung India has announced the ‘Back to School’ campaign that offers discounts on Galaxy tablets for school and college-going students.  However, the offers are applicable on Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S7+. Continue reading “Samsung ‘Back to School’ Campaign launched; Discount on Galaxy Tabs in India”

LG Wing to be available at Rs. 29,999 with massive Rs. 40,000 discount on Flipkart from April 13

Update: LG Wing will go on sale again on Flipkart today, April 15th at 12 noon at a discounted rate of Rs. 29,999.

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Get Android 11 on POCO M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max with DOT (Droid on Time) OS 5.0

Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max almost a year ago in India. The brand then introduced similar offerings in global markets as Redmi Note 9S, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. A few months later, POCO launched the M2 Pro in India, which was basically a better version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Some of these devices are yet to receive Android 11 update officially.

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Nokia 4.2 Android 11 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 11 update for its Nokia 4.2,  after it rolled out the update for the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 8.1 recently. The phone was launched running Android Pie back in 2019 and got the Android 10 update in 2020. Android 11 brings lets managing conversations across multiple messaging apps all in one place and Nokia smartphones on Android 11 will reset the permissions of apps that haven’t been used in a while, allowing only recent apps access to personal data. Continue reading “Nokia 4.2 Android 11 update starts rolling out”

Nokia 8.1 Android 11 update starts rolling out in several countries including India

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 11 update for its Nokia 8.1,  after it rolled out the update for the Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 3.2 recently. The phone was launched running Android Pie back in 2018 and got the Android 10 update in 2019. Android 11 brings lets managing conversations across multiple messaging apps all in one place and Nokia smartphones on Android 11 will reset the permissions of apps that haven’t been used in a while, allowing only recent apps access to personal data. Continue reading “Nokia 8.1 Android 11 update starts rolling out in several countries including India”

LG assures 3 Android OS updates for premium phones released in 2019 and later; 2 updates for select 2020 models

Earlier this week LG announced that it will exit the smartphone market by the end of July. At that time the company confirmed that it will provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products for a period of time which will vary by region. Today it has confirmed 3 generations of Android OS updates for its premium models released in 2019 and later and 3 generations of OS updates for other models released in 2020. Continue reading “LG assures 3 Android OS updates for premium phones released in 2019 and later; 2 updates for select 2020 models”