Sony Xperia 1 II US price and availability revealed, pre-orders begin June 1

A couple of months back, Sony introduced its Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) at an online event packing a 6.5-inch 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 865 with 8GB of RAM and a triple camera setup featuring ZEISS optics. Sony has confirmed that 5G wireless bands will work in the US version so it will only support 4G and will work with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS networks. Continue reading “Sony Xperia 1 II US price and availability revealed, pre-orders begin June 1”

Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone, which makes it the 15th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2Nokia 3.2Nokia 4.2Nokia 8 SiroccoNokia 2.3, Nokia 6.2, and Nokia 1 Plus. The phone was introduced at the MWC last year in India last year running Android Pie (Go Edition). This latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more. Continue reading “Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out”

OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera will be disabled temporarily via software update over privacy concerns

Recently, many users and tech reviewers alike claimed OnePlus 8 Pro can see through some object (plastics and some cloth materials) via its Color Filter camera sensor. It’s worth mentioning that the filter named “Photochrom”, seem to be using the infrared sensor of the device to achieve it. Continue reading “OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera will be disabled temporarily via software update over privacy concerns”

OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 10.5.8 update brings display, camera, network optimizations, April security patch

A few weeks back OnePlus launched its much-awaited OnePlus 8 series in the Indian market starting at Rs. 41,999 and Rs 54,999 respectively. However, a few days later, some of the OnePlus 8 Pro users witnessed the device suffering from green tint, similar to that of Galaxy S20 Ultra, earlier this month.   Continue reading “OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 10.5.8 update brings display, camera, network optimizations, April security patch”

Marc Levoy, man behind computational photography in Google Pixel devices quits

Best Android smartphone for photography? Well, if you thought of Pixel by any chance, you are right. Credits go to Marc Levoy, the man behind the computational photography powering Pixel smartphones. He literally changed the game for Pixel series in terms of what we can expect out of smartphone cameras. Continue reading “Marc Levoy, man behind computational photography in Google Pixel devices quits”

OnePlus 8 Series sale date revealed in India

UPDATE: The OnePlus 8 5G will be available on Amazon India in a special sale, starting at 2pm on 18 May 2020.

A few weeks back, OnePlus launched the much-awaited OnePlus 8 series – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in the Indian market starting at Rs. 41,999 and Rs. 54,999 respectively. However, at that time, the sale date was not confirmed due to extended lockdown and other uncertainties.  Continue reading “OnePlus 8 Series sale date revealed in India”

Nokia 3.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone, which makes it the 15th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2Nokia 3.2Nokia 4.2Nokia 8 SiroccoNokia 2.3 and Nokia 6.2. The phone was launched back in October 2018 running Oreo and got the Android Pie update in February this year. The latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more. Continue reading “Nokia 3.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out”

Motorola razr Android 10 update starts rolling out, brings new Quick View display features

Motorola launched its foldable razr 2019 smartphone recently in India and it shipped with Android 9.0 (Pie) out-of-the-box. Almost after 6 months of global launch, now the company has started rolling out the Android 10 update. Continue reading “Motorola razr Android 10 update starts rolling out, brings new Quick View display features”

Android 11 Beta Launch Show set for June 3 on YouTube

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, most launch events have been shifted to online and on similar lines, Google also cancelled its annual I/O event recently. Now, the Cupertino-based tech giant has announced that the Beta launch show of Android 11 will take place online on YouTube and has released a teaser video of the same.

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Nokia 1 Plus gets Android 10 Go Edition update

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 1 Plus  Android Go Edition phone smartphone, which makes it the 14th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2Nokia 3.2Nokia 4.2Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 6.2. The phone was introduced at the MWC last year in India last year running Android Pie (Go Edition). This latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more. Continue reading “Nokia 1 Plus gets Android 10 Go Edition update”

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 open beta update released

OnePlus already confirmed that OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users will get Android 10 update in Q2 2020. Now it has released Android 10 open beta update for the phones ahead of stable roll out. Continue reading “OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 open beta update released”

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone, which makes it the 11th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 PlusNokia 6.1Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2. It was launched back in 2018 running Android Oreo. Android 10 brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 10 update starts rolling out”

realme announces Android 10-based realme UI Early Access for realme 3 and realme 3i [Update: Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 roll-out started for selected users]

[April 11, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users in India. The update comes as RMX1827EX_11_C.03 and weighs 2.46 GBs in size. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro finally gets official Pixel Experience support

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 series in India back in October. To recall, Redmi Note 8 Pro was the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the gaming-focused MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. Redmi Note series devices usually have great third-party development support, the company even provided units to a few renowned developers for the development.  Continue reading “Redmi Note 8 Pro finally gets official Pixel Experience support”

Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 10 update finally starts rolling out [Update: New update with bug fixes and April security patch]

Update: April, 2020 – Xiaomi has started rolling out new build 11.0.11.0.QFQMIXM for the Mi A3 that is about 1.33GB in size bringing April Android security patch and also fixes bugs. This also adds Pro camera mode, but there is no Wi-Fi calling / VoWiFi support yet.

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