Google Play Games update brings Search, Snake game, YouTube videos with gameplay and more

Play Games

Google Play Games app is getting a new update (v5.10) which brings features like new setting to disable autoplay videos, new search, removed settings to disabled Quest and Request notifications (v5.9), added Snake, YouTube links under games in the carousel (v5.8), White nav bar (v5.8). It is also bringing a new progress screen to a small group of users. Continue reading “Google Play Games update brings Search, Snake game, YouTube videos with gameplay and more”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update soon

Xiaomi announced Redmi Note 5 along with Redmi Note 5 Pro running on MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) in India back in February. Redmi Note 5 Pro has been the talk of the town since its launch, but Redmi Note 5 (Also called Redmi 5 Plus in global markets including China) is not so popular as compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro. Even the company focused more on Redmi Note 5 Pro as company spokesperson confirmed Android Oreo 8.1 update for Redmi Note 5 Pro but didn’t mention anything regarding Redmi Note 5 update. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update soon”

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T OxygenOS Beta update brings Treble support, new user interface and more

OnePlus has released new beta updates (Beta 13 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 11 for OnePlus 5T) for the OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones that finally brings support for Project Treble. The company said that it has finally found a solution to bring Treble support after several months of evaluation and hard work, even though last year it said that old devices won’t get Project treble. The update also brings new user interface, accent color customization and improvements to launcher. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Samsung Android Go phone with Experience UI, Android 8.1 surfaces in live images

Samsung rumored to launch an Android Go phone in the coming days, but no details have leaked so far leaving so much for imagination. However, things seem to be finally looking positive as the Samsung’s Android Go phone’s Experience U.X surfaced.  This means that the Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone won’t be running stock Android.  Continue reading “Samsung Android Go phone with Experience UI, Android 8.1 surfaces in live images”

Google releases Android P Beta 3 (DP4) with bug fixes and optimizations

Google released Android ‘P’ Beta 2 (DP3) for the Pixel smartphones last month, now it has released Beta 3 (DP4) for the phones. Android P Beta 2 included the final APIs (API level 28) as well as the official SDK, the latest beta  includes the latest bug fixes and optimizations for stability and polish, along with the July 2018 security updates. It also brings iconography refresh, removing the fill from icons across the entire interface. Continue reading “Google releases Android P Beta 3 (DP4) with bug fixes and optimizations”

Vivo Z1i with 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 announced

Vivo announced Z1 in China in May, today it has officially introduced the Z1i, a cheaper version of the smartphone in China, after it surfaced last week. It has specifications as the Z1, including a 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, 90% screen-to-body ratio and narrow bezels, 4GB of RAM, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top and features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera, but this is powered by Snapdragon 636 instead of Snapdragon 660, comes with 128GB of storage and a 16-megapixel front camera. Continue reading “Vivo Z1i with 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 announced”

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo stable update finally starts rolling out [Download link]

Xiaomi launched Mi A1 back in September last year under Android One programme in collaboration with Google with an aim to keep the Android version updated for next couple of years. At the event, Xiaomi and Google promised regular security patch updates every month along with Android Oreo in 2017 itself for Mi A1.

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Comio X1 Note Review

A few weeks back, Comio launched its mid-range smartphone dubbed as X1 Note in the Indian market at price tag of Rs. 9,999. This smartphone comes in Royal Blue and Sunrise Gold colors and is now available across online platforms as well as through retail stores across the country. At a price of Rs. 9,999, is Comio X1 Note a worthy contender? Let’s check it out. Continue reading “Comio X1 Note Review”

OnePlus announces Software Maintenance Schedule for 3, 3T, 5, 5T and 6 – Software updates for 2 years, Security patches for 3 years from release

OnePlus has been consistent with the Android updates for the past few years. Even though it takes some time to deliver Android updates and security updates, it is better compared most other flagship smartphone manufacturers. Today the company has announced its software maintenance schedule for its smartphones starting from the OnePlus 3.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo MIUI 9.5 update with gesture support, Dual 4G VoLTE starts rolling out [Update: Stable update download link]

Update June 26: Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 9.5.14.0.OEIMIFA Android 8.1 (Oreo) stable update for the  Redmi Note 5 Pro users, a day earlier than expected. If you can’t wait, you can manually flash MIUI 9.5.14.0 Recovery ROM using updater method.

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Instagram Lite for Android released, roll out begins starting from Mexico

After Facebook Lite  in 2015 and Facebook Messenger Lite last year, Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out Instagram Lite for entry-level Android smartphones with less storage, like Android Oreo Go Edition devices. The app is just 573kb compared to the 32 MB standard Instagram app for Android. Continue reading “Instagram Lite for Android released, roll out begins starting from Mexico”

Is Xiaomi messing up with Notification Panel again?

MIUI Notification panel was amongst the things that users hated back in MIUI 8 days because it didn’t have basic stock android features like bundled notifications and had painful two finger swipe down gesture to expand notifications. Xiaomi addressed the complaint and announced New Notification Shade with MIUI 9 and started rolling out the feature to MIUI Global Beta ROM users in November 2017 but MIUI Global Stable ROM users had to wait till March 2018 as company enabled New Notification Shade with MIUI 9.5 update. Redmi Note 5 Pro users are yet to receive this feature as MIUI 9.5 update for Redmi Note 5 Pro is expected to be rolled out this week. Continue reading “Is Xiaomi messing up with Notification Panel again?”

Google Files Go gets share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction

Files Go

Google’s file managing app; Files Go app for Android gets a new update bringing features like share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction. The previous update back in January added the tablet support, offline file sharing. Continue reading “Google Files Go gets share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction”

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 rugged handheld with Android 8.1 announced

Panasonic has announced Toughbook FZ-T1, the company’s latest rugged handheld targeted at enterprise customers  including retail and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation and logistics. It hasintegrated barcode scanner with two trigger buttons, either side of the device, and will also get a separate long and short range barcode scanning accessory for inventory management such as scanning from forklifts, shelf stocking, assisted sales or order taking and queue busting.

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Google Chrome can now save content offline on WiFi

Google Chrome Offline

Google today is releasing a new feature to Chrome that offers another way to use Chrome on Android for users in India along with more than 100 countries including Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil. The new feature allows users to surf the web with Chrome even without a constant internet connection. Continue reading “Google Chrome can now save content offline on WiFi”