EMUI 9.1 released for HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, to be available for other devices soon

HUAWEI unveiled EMUI 9.1 alongside the P30 Pro earlier this year. The update was slated to be released this week and as promised, the company has released EMUI 9.1 for HUAWEI Mate 20 Series which includes Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, and PorscheDesign Mate 20 RS.

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HUAWEI and HONOR smartphones including P30 series, HONOR 20 series will get Android Q update

Last month, Google announced that it has suspended some of its business operations with HUAWEI which includes a ban on using Google Services and Play Store, later the period was extended for 3 months. After a month of the announcement of the ban, HUAWEI has today released a statement that it will continue to provide security patches and Android updates (including Android Q) to its existing smartphones. Alongside, HUAWEI smartphones, a range of HONOR smartphones are also expected to receive the update.

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Android Q Developer Preview 2 released for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Google unveiled Android Q Beta 1 back in March, released Beta 2 in April 2019 and released Beta 3 earlier last month at I/O 2019. Many non-pixel smartphones were in the eligible list of smartphones to get Android Q Beta including OnePlus. The company released Android Q Developer Preview 1 last month and now, almost exactly after a month, the company has started rolling out Android Q Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.

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Asus 6Z (Zenfone 6) update brings Super Night mode to ultrawide camera [Download Link]

ASUS Zenfone 6 was launched earlier last month at an event in Spain. The smartphone is launching as 6Z in India on June 19th, after a recent high court order not to use ‘Zen’ or ‘ZenFone’ due to the trademark issue. Now, Asus 6Z is receiving a new firmware update that brings Super Night mode to the ultrawide camera, optimizes translation strings in Setting, improves system stability and more.

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OnePlus 7 Pro OxygenOS 9.5.7 update brings further camera improvements

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 9.5.7 for the OnePlus 7 Pro. The update is mainly focussed on improvements to the rear camera and the changelog includes a bunch of changes like improved overall contrast and color performance, improved white balance consistency, improved accuracy of autofocusing and more.

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Google adds HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro back on Android Q Beta site

Last month, Google announced that it has suspended some of its business operations with HUAWEI which includes a ban on using Google Services and Play Store. Subsequently, some HUAWEI smartphones including Mate 20 Pro was removed from Android Q Beta site. But today, Google has reinstated HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro on Android Q Beta site.

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Samsung One UI update now rolling out for Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport

Samsung introduced its new One UI for Galaxy smartphones last year as part of Samsung firmware updates to Android 9 Pie. It was included in the Galaxy smartphones launched in 2019 i.e., Galaxy S10 series and Galaxy A(2019)series. Now, Samsung has started rolling out One UI for its smartwatch lineup which includes Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport.

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Microsoft Windows 10 October update with new Phone app, Timeline, AI ink features and more announced

Windows 10

Microsoft today announced the second major Windows 10 update this year and the October 2018 Update will be available to all Windows 10 users starting today. The update brings new features and additions to the Windows 10, Office 365, To-Do and Outlook.com. Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 October update with new Phone app, Timeline, AI ink features and more announced”

Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC

According to the IDC India’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone companies shipped a total of 33.5 million units to India in the Q2 2018. This resulted in a growth of 20% year-over-year (YoY). This could be because of the slew of online exclusive launches and strong shipments by offline heavy vendors. Continue reading “Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC”

Samsung Galaxy Note9 with dual rear cameras, 3.5mm audio jack and S Pen in brand new golden color surfaces in poster

Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th and thanks to numerous leaks and rumors, we now know most of the details about the flagship. Now the freshly we get to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stylus Pen in the new Golden or Yellow color. We already knew that the S Pen will come with Bluetooth support and it might be able to control music playback, long-range self-timer. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note9 with dual rear cameras, 3.5mm audio jack and S Pen in brand new golden color surfaces in poster”

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode APK now available

The return of the Lumia Pro Camera mode in the Nokia Camera app took center stage next to the Android One support announcement at the MWC 2018. This Pro camera mode is currently available in the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco out of the box, but it is unclear at the moment if this would be rolled out to other Nokia branded phones or not. Continue reading “Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode APK now available”

MARVEL Strike Force free-to-play tactical RPG released for Android and iOS

FoxNext Games has released MARVEL Strike Force, a new tactical free-to-play RPG for Android and iOS.  “An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat,” says the game description.

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Xiaomi surpasses Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2017: Reports

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Xiaomi has finally surpassed Samsung in the last quarter of 2017 claiming the top smartphone vendor in India title. The company has shipped over 8.2 million units in Q4, 2017 while Samsung despite the annual growth of 17% Samsung retained the second spot with 7.3 million smartphones shipments according to Canalys. Continue reading “Xiaomi surpasses Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2017: Reports”

Snowden-backed Haven app uses your smartphone’s sensors for monitoring

Haven for Android

Freedom of the Press Foundation where Edward Snowden is one of the directors and Guardian Project have jointly developed an open-source app called Haven for Android that uses a sensors on the phone to provide monitoring and protection of physical spaces. The developers say that the app has especially been developed for investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and people at risk of forced disappearance. Continue reading “Snowden-backed Haven app uses your smartphone’s sensors for monitoring”