Google introduces 3 new interesting Digital Wellbeing experiments to help reduce smartphone usage

Google’s Digital Wellbeing experiments are interesting quirky little experiments designed by Google that are aimed at reducing the usage of smartphones in our daily lives. Today Google introduced three new experiments; Envelope, Activity Bubbles and Screen Stopwatch that use unique concepts to help users detox from their smartphones.

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Android 10 based realme UI – New Features and First look on realme 3 Pro and realme XT

realme recently unveiled their all-new customized user interface called realme UI. Android 10 based realme UI is crafted keeping the preferences and aesthetics of young consumers. The company claims that the new UI will offer smooth performance, elegant visuals, useful features, and is well-built for an enhanced and closer to stock Android experience. The company recently started rolling out realme UI 1.0 update, and here is a list of features that realme UI brings to realme 3 Pro and realme XT. Continue reading “Android 10 based realme UI — New Features and First look on realme 3 Pro and realme XT”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Havoc 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 runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 as of now. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Havoc OS”

Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 10 update will roll out mid-February, confirms company

Xiaomi introduced the Android One series of smartphones in collaboration with Google back in September 2017, the Android One program guarantees a couple of Android version updates with regular security patch updates. Xiaomi has been releasing a new Android One device with a focus on cameras and design every year since 2017, and as a result, we have Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A3 under the Android One program from Xiaomi. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 10 update will roll out mid-February, confirms company”

Microsoft Launcher Preview brings new UI, Dark Mode, Landscape Mode and various Performance Improvements

Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Launcher for Android back in 2017 and kept introducing new features such as Theme Support, Cortana Integration, Screen Time, and Cricket Score widget. Now, Microsoft Launcher preview app brings Dark Mode and Landscape Mode along with a new user interface to Microsoft Launcher. Continue reading “Microsoft Launcher Preview brings new UI, Dark Mode, Landscape Mode and various Performance Improvements”

realme UI to feature Animated Wallpapers, Dual Earphone Connection, Screen-off Display and more [Update: New Video shows Dark Mode]

realme CEO, Madhav Sheth confirmed the existence of realme UI back in October last year and said that it will offer a near-stock Android experience, since then there have been a lot of speculations about realme UI. The company finally announced the realme UI rollout schedule back in November and shared a few images to give users an idea of what’s coming their way. Continue reading “realme UI to feature Animated Wallpapers, Dual Earphone Connection, Screen-off Display and more [Update: New Video shows Dark Mode]”

Xiaomi Mi A2 Android 10 update starts rolling out

Xiaomi announced the Mi A2 under the Android One program back in July 2018. The smartphone was launched running Android 8.1 (Oreo), and the company updated it to Android 9.0 (Pie) in December 2018. Android One devices from other brands such as HMD and Motorola have already received Android 10 update, as per the Android One policy, the Mi A2 is eligible to receive Android 10 update. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi A2 Android 10 update starts rolling out”

Xiaomi releases Android 10 based Kernel Source Codes for Mi A3, Mi A2, POCO F1 and Mi 8 Series

Xiaomi launched the very first device under Android One program in collaboration with Google back in September 2017, the Android One program guarantees a couple of Android version updates with regular security patch updates. Xiaomi has been releasing a new Android One device with a focus on cameras and design every year since 2017, and as a result, we have Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A3 under Android One program from Xiaomi. Continue reading “Xiaomi releases Android 10 based Kernel Source Codes for Mi A3, Mi A2, POCO F1 and Mi 8 Series”

Nokia 6.1 Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.1 smartphone, which makes it the sixth Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1 in October, and Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1 last month, and Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus earlier this week. It was launched in 2018 running Android Oreo, and got the Pie update in October 2018. Android 10 brings number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Smart Reply, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more. Continue reading “Nokia 6.1 Android 10 update starts rolling out”

Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and more start receiving Android 10 update in China

Xiaomi announced Android 10 update roadmap for its devices back in June, but it was only limited to MIUI China ROM. The company rolled out Android 10 based MIUI 10 to Redmi K20 Pro users in India and China on 5th September, the day Google rolled out Android 10 to Pixel devices. Xiaomi is yet to roll out Android 10 update for its Android One series of devices, Mi A3, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite, but the company has started rolling out Android 10 based MIUI 11 update to Redmi K20 (Mi 9T). Continue reading “Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and more start receiving Android 10 update in China”

Nokia 7 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone, which makes it the fifth Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1 in October, and Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1 last month, and Nokia 6.1 Plus yesterday. It was launched in 2018 running Android Oreo, and got the Pie update in September 2018. Android 10 brings number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Smart Reply, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more. Continue reading “Nokia 7 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out”

Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

Nokia 6.1 Plus

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone, which makes it the fourth Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1 in October, and Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1 last month. It was launched in 2018 running Android Oreo, and got the Pie update in October 2018. Android 10 brings number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Smart Reply, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more. Continue reading “Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 5 Pro with Pixel Experience

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was amongst best-selling devices last year, Xiaomi launched it running on Android Nougat, and was updated to Android 8.1 (Oreo) in June 2018. The company rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) update to the smartphone back in May this year, the device is almost 18 months old and has already received two Android updates. It is almost certain that Xiaomi will not update the Android version on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but in case you own a Redmi Note 5 Pro and wish to keep your device updated with the latest Android version, you may try a custom ROM. We had earlier tried Android 10 based Arrow OS on our Redmi Note 5 Pro and now, we are back with Android 10 based Pixel Experience custom ROM review. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 5 Pro with Pixel Experience”

4K and 8K video recording to get easier as Android 11 to remove 4GB file size limit

Soon, you might be able to record larger video files for 4K recordings as code has been spotted in Android 11 AOSP code that removes the current 4GB file limitation. This will update a decision taken by Google back in 2014 to set the 4GB approximate file size limit as that was all that required at the time.

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realme UI based on ColorOS 7 and Android 10 to roll out in India from January 2020 [Update: realme X2 to get it in March 2020]

Update: realme India CEO Madhav Seth at the realme X2 launch event has confirmed that ColorOS 7 Android 10 update for realme X2 will roll out in March 2020, before China version gets it in Q2 2020. Continue reading “realme UI based on ColorOS 7 and Android 10 to roll out in India from January 2020 [Update: realme X2 to get it in March 2020]”