ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 launched – List of OPPO smartphones getting it

OPPO today launched ColorOS 11, the next major ColorOS update for its smartphones based on Android 11, as it had promised. With the “Make Life Flow” concept, ColorOS 11 maintains the beloved stock Android features while also providing greater UI customization. Continue reading “ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 launched – List of OPPO smartphones getting it”

Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 – New Features and First look on realme X50 Pro

Google, earlier this week, started Android 11 Stable roll-out for Pixel devices in most regions. While Google Pixel users in India are yet to receive Android 11 on their device, realme rolled out the latest version of Android to 100 realme X50 Pro users in the country as a part of Android 11 preview release program. With Android 11, realme is has also introduced the latest iteration of it’s Android skin realme UI. Here are a list and overview of the new features that Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 brings to realme X50 Pro.

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Android 11 (Go Edition) update brings 20% faster app loads, better permissions, gesture-based navigation and more

The Android Go Edition is version of Android that is specifically designed for low spec-ed smartphones. The program was started back in 2018, and now Google has released the Android 11 (Go Edition) with improvements to speed, improved permissions, gesture-based navigation and more.

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ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 global launch event set September 14

OPPO today confirmed that it will introduce ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 at a global launch event on September 14th. This comes after the ColorOS 7.0 based on Android 10 that was introduced back in November last year that brought new icons in UI, new live wallpapers, new video editing assistant, and more. Continue reading “ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 global launch event set September 14”

OnePlus 8 series smartphones get OxygenOS 11 Beta 1 Android 11 update

After months of Developer preview versions, Google earlier yesterday announced the roll out of the stable version Android 11, starting with Pixel phones. Now OnePlus has announced that their OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11, is releasing to the Open Beta channel to users of the OnePlus 8 series smartphones.

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Android 11 stable update released, now rolling out to Pixel smartphones

After developer previews and beta updates, Google has finally started rolling out Android 11 stable update starting from Pixel smartphones. Those who have signed up for beta program are getting smaller OTA updates. Google is also be pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Continue reading “Android 11 stable update released, now rolling out to Pixel smartphones”

realme X50 Pro Android 11 Preview Release Program officially announced

realme launched realme X50 Pro back in February running Android 10 based realme UI. The company announced Android 11 Beta 1 for realme X50 Pro back in June, which was made available to users in July. Ahead of Android 11 official launch, realme has now announced Android 11 preview release program for realme X50 Pro.

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Android 11 Developer Preview 3 now available for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus has announced that the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is now available for download on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Along with the regular bug fixes and updates, users who install the new Developer Preview 3 can get an early look OnePlus design refresh and features that’s coming in OxygenOS 11.

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Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7 Pro with OxygenOS port

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February last year running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already started receiving Android 10 update along with MIUI 12 in India, but limited to Pilot testers only for now. Redmi Note series devices usually have a great custom ROM development, and Redmi Note 7 series is no exception to the family.

Oxygen OS is amongst popular Android skin that offers smooth experience along with a decent amount of customizations without much bloatware. A couple of months ago, we had tried Android 10 based Oxygen OS ported ROM on our Redmi Note 7  (lavender). Recently developers ported Android 10 based Oxygen OS to Redmi Note 7 Pro (Violet), we tried it on our unit and here is our review of the same.

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Now you can share quickly anything between Android phones with Nearby Share

For years, Android users have been asking for an easy way to share content between Android phones that would rival Apple’s Airdrop feature. Google is finally rolling out a feature called Nearby Share that will enable users to share anything between two Android phones quickly and securely.

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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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