Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11

As promised a few days back, the bubble support is rolling out on Google Messages beta in Android 11 through a server-side update. Similar to Facebook Messenger, a bubble will appear on the screen if the message comes up with a photo of the person or the first letter if there is no photo. Continue reading “Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11”

Lava announces “Design in India” contest as anti-China sentiment grows

At the time, when the sentiment is growing against China-made products in India over border tensions, domestic handset maker Lava has announced the launch of its ‘Design in India’ contest. Continue reading “Lava announces “Design in India” contest as anti-China sentiment grows”

Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

As per a recent report, Google has confirmed the discontinuation of the Pixel 3a series – Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Right now, both the smartphones are not available for sale in the official Google Store. From now on, it will be available only through 3rd party retailers as remaining units sell-through. Continue reading “Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL”

Android Nearby sharing feature spotted in developer video

Android Nearby Sharing, a feature that works similar to Apple’s Airdrop feature, might be finally coming close to a general public release. The feature was spotted in an Android 11 developer oriented video that was posted on YouTube.

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realme X50 Pro Android 11 Beta 1 update to roll in early July

After OPPO, Xiaomi and OPPO, realme just confirmed that it will roll out Android 11 beta 1 update for its flagship X50 Pro smartphone in early July. This comes after Google released the Android 11 Beta 1 for its Pixel phones earlier this week. OnePlus also rolled  out Android 11 Beta update for its flagship OnePlus 8 series. Last year realme 3 Pro got Android Q beta, this time it is offering the update for its flagship smartphone.
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Xiaomi confirms Android 11 Beta 1 update for Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro [Update: POCO F2 Pro as well]

Soon after POCO has also confirmed Android 11 Beta 1 will be available for F2 Pro smartphone soon.

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Google releases first Android 11 Beta update with Bubble notifications, Device Controls API, Privacy improvements and more

Google has released Android 11 Beta 1 update for Pixel phones, after the DP3 release in April. This was announced by a blog post since the Android 11 Beta Show that was supposed to happen on June 3rd got cancelled. The first Beta of Android 11 focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. Continue reading “Google releases first Android 11 Beta update with Bubble notifications, Device Controls API, Privacy improvements and more”

Vivo Z1Pro and Vivo Z1x Android 10 Funtouch OS 10 update begins rolling out in India

Vivo has finally started rolling out Funtouch OS 10, the next major Funtouch update based on Android 10 for its Z1Pro and Z1x smartphones in India. The Z1 Pro was launched in India back in July 2019 and the Z1x was launched in September, both running Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch OS 9. The latest Funtouch OS 10 brings new, minimal UI design, new icons, new off-screen clock, live wallpapers, Jovi virtual assistant improvements and lots more. Continue reading “Vivo Z1Pro and Vivo Z1x Android 10 Funtouch OS 10 update begins rolling out in India”

OnePlus 8 Unboxing and First impressions

After huge hype, OnePlus recently made its OnePlus 8 Series smartphones official in the Indian market starting at Rs. 41,999 and Rs. 54,999 respectively. The affordable variant among the 8 series — OnePlus 8 is focussed on those who want the latest set of hardware and fluid OxygenOS experience without having to spend so much. However, it is considerably pricier than its predecessor OnePus 7T and OnePlus 7 Pro after the price cut currently. Check out our first impressions of the phone, also check out our unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel. Continue reading “OnePlus 8 Unboxing and First impressions”

This wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile

Recently, a bizarre Android bug has been found that crashes not just the Galaxy devices but many other Android devices as well. The reason behind the crash? It seems the color profile the image uses to display those rich colors is a bit too much for Android OS to handle and thus it crashes. Continue reading “This wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile”

Google postpones next week’s Android 11 Beta launch event and Beta release

Google just confirmed that it is postponing its Android 11 Beta Launch event and the first Android 11 beta release that was scheduled for June 3rd. In a tweet from Android Developers account it just said that it will be back with more on Android 11 soon without giving any reason for the cancellation or when we can expect it. Continue reading “Google postpones next week’s Android 11 Beta launch event and Beta release”

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update starts rolling out

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS version 10.0.0 based on Android 10 for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. With this update, both the devices will get enhancements that are part of Android 10 features. Notably, this Android 10 will be the last update for both OnePlus 5 and 5T apart from incremental security and service updates for a stipulated period. The company rolled out beta update for the phones last month. Continue reading “OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update starts rolling out”

Indian government’s contact tracing app ‘Aarogya Setu’ source code is now open

A few weeks back Government of India launched Aarogya Setu mobile app to limit the spread of COVID-19 to enable Bluetooth based contact tracing, mapping of likely hotspots, and dissemination of relevant information about COVID19. Continue reading “Indian government’s contact tracing app ‘Aarogya Setu’ source code is now open”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI

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.

Redmi Note 8 Pro has already received Android 10 update but Redmi Note 8 still runs on Android 9, but you can always install a custom ROM to stay on the latest version of Android. We tried Extended UI on our Redmi Note 8 unit and here is our post that may help you in deciding if you should flash it on your device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI”

OnePlus partners with Epic Games to bring 90fps Fortnite gaming experience to OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus has joined hands with Epic Games recently to provide Fortnite in 90FPS for an enhanced experience. Notably the OnePlus 8 Series is now the first line of smartphones able to run Fortnite on the Unreal Engine at 90FPS, which is the fastest frame rate ever available for Fortnite on a smartphone. Continue reading “OnePlus partners with Epic Games to bring 90fps Fortnite gaming experience to OnePlus 8 series”