Android Q early build leak: System-wide dark theme, permission revamp, Desktop Mode and more

Google will debut the first beta build of Android Q sometime before the I/O developers conference. However, prior to the release, XDA-Developers have managed to get the very early build of Q running on the Google Pixel 3 XL. Though this won’t be the first preview build, it still gives us the idea on where Google is headed.   Continue reading “Android Q early build leak: System-wide dark theme, permission revamp, Desktop Mode and more”

Xiaomi announces Android Pie Beta testing for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro and more

Xiaomi has a good reputation when it comes to providing software (MIUI) support to devices, but the story changes when it comes to providing Android updates. Xiaomi hadn’t updated their 2016 bestseller Redmi Note 3 (codename Kenzo) to Android Nougat which was released by tech-giant Google 5-6 months after the launch of the Redmi Note 3 and the similar story goes for 2017 bestseller Redmi Note 4 (codename Mido), but now Xiaomi seems to be changing their strategy regarding Android updates.  Continue reading “Xiaomi announces Android Pie Beta testing for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro and more”

Why we need gaming phones ft. Nubia Red Magic

Ever since the inception of PUBG, the gaming phones have become a new craze among the millennials. In fact, mobile gaming becoming more and more intense and popular and as a result, we have started seeing it.

In an attempt to make a most out of this trend, some smartphone manufacturers like Asus, Razor, Xiaomi and Honor are coming up with gaming smartphones featuring top of the line specs and cooling technologies. Continue reading “Why we need gaming phones ft. Nubia Red Magic”

Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X PRO 55 First Impressions

It’s almost an year since Xiaomi launched its first set of Mi TVs in India and one can say they’ve had a good run, if not great. While there was only one 4K Mi TV at launch, the rest of 2018 saw Mi TVs hitting different price points with full HD and HD ready panels starting at a really low price of Rs. 14,999. This definitely helped push more sales but the flagship Mi TV, which launched at Rs. 39,999, a stunning price at that time, became Rs. 49,999 when it got upgraded to the Mi TV Pro. This kind of removed the advantage Xiaomi had over other brands, purely in terms of pricing and competitiveness. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X PRO 55 First Impressions”

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 9.0 (Pie) update finally starts rolling out

After releasing Android 9.0 (Pie) update last month for the Nokia 8 smartphone, HMD Global has finally started rolling out stable update for the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The company initially promised to roll out the update for the phone in November last year, but it got delayed. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 9.0 (Pie) update finally starts rolling out”

Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with crDroid ROM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was amongst the best selling devices launched last year in India, despite launching in 2017 it was launched with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and was updated to Android 7.0 (Nougat) in August 2017. Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, the same processor that powers Mi A1 which recently received Android 9.0 (Pie) update along with Dual 4G VoLTE support. Continue reading “Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with crDroid ROM”

OnePlus 5 and 5T OxygenOS 9.0 Android 9.0 (Pie) update starts rolling out

OnePlus has released OxygenOS 9.0.0 Android 9.0 (Pie) stable update for its 5 and 5T smartphones, after it rolled out beta update couple of weeks back. This comes after the OnePlus 6 got the stable Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0 update back in September. The update brings new navigation gestures for the 5T, Google Lens integration in camera, Gaming mode 3.0 and more features.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Android 8.1 Oreo Stable update with Dual 4G VoLTE starts rolling out [Download Link]

Xiaomi India launched the Redmi 5 running MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat back in March. Last month it was updated to MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM which was based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) only but the company started rolling out Android 8.1 (Oreo) based  MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM towards the end of last month. Now, Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 8.1 (Oreo) based MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM for the smartphone. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 5 Android 8.1 Oreo Stable update with Dual 4G VoLTE starts rolling out [Download Link]”

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 9.0 Pie stable update starts rolling out, brings Dual 4G VoLTE, FM Radio and more [Download Link]

Update – December 25,2018: Xiaomi has started rolling out Mi A1 Android 9.0 (Pie) stable update for more users widely, including users in India. It has build number PKQ1.180917.001.V10.0.3.0.PDHMIFK, compared to v10.0.2.0 that rolled out earlier this month and is 1069.1MB in size, slightly smaller than the 1074.9MB. It brings December Android security patch. If you haven’t received the update, you can download it from here (or here) and flash it manually. If you have already reveived or flashed v10.0.2.0 update, you will receive a small update to 10.0.3.0 probably to fix bugs.

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Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with Arrow OS ROM

Xiaomi embarked its journey into the Indian smartphone market with Mi and Redmi series. Even though Xiaomi was in talks for its VFM smartphones, the major turning for the company’s is indeed the Redmi Note series and specifically Redmi Note 3. Continue reading “Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with Arrow OS ROM”

OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 9.0.10 update improves Face Unlock, Nightscape performance; First Open Beta update brings new features

OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 9.0.10 update for the OnePlus 6T that brings several improvements, including improvements to Wi-Fi stability, Face Unlock improvements and Improvements to Nightscape performance. It has also released the first open beta update fore the phone that brings several new features.

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Nokia 8 Android 9.0 (Pie) stable update finally starts rolling out

After releasing Android 9.0 (Pie) beta update last week for the Nokia 8 smartphone, HMD Global has finally started rolling out stable update for the phone. The company initially promised to roll out the update for the phone in November, but it got delayed.

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Xiaomi disables downgrading from Pie to Oreo on Android One devices, Here’s why

Xiaomi rolled out Android Pie update to Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users last month and earlier this month company started rolling out Android Pie update to Mi A1 closed beta testers. Now, Xiaomi has announced that it will no longer allow Mi A1, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users to downgrade to Android Oreo after updating to Android 9.0 (Pie). Continue reading “Xiaomi disables downgrading from Pie to Oreo on Android One devices, Here’s why”

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Android 8.1 Oreo Stable update starts rolling out [Download Link]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5A last year running MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Last month it was updated to MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM which was based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) only but the company started rolling out Android 8.1 (Oreo) based  MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM towards the end of last month. Now, Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 8.1 (Oreo) based MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM for the smartphone. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 5A Android 8.1 Oreo Stable update starts rolling out [Download Link]”

Xiaomi Redmi 6A back to original price in India, starts at Rs. 5999

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6A, successor of last year’s Redmi 5A in India back in September starting at Rs. 5999. However, at the launch the company said that the pricing is complimentary and it will increase in a couple of months. It also increased the price of 16GB version by Rs. 600 and Rs. 500 for the 32GB version last month. Now the company has cut the price of the phone back at launch prices of Rs. 5999 and Rs. 6999.  You can get the phone on Amazon.in, Mi.com and offline stores.

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