Xiaomi has announced 40 of its smartphones, some dating back to 2012, will receive MIUI 9 update soon. MIUI 9 was officially launched in India back in November along with the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.
The list of the smartphones that can be upgraded to MIUI 9 are Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi 5X, Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 5A, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2, Mi 5C, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi 4s, Mi 4C, Mi Note, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 high version, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Pro, Mi 2S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2 and Mi [...]
OnePlus 5T was launched back in early-November 2017 as a refreshed variant of the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5T has a modern design with thin bezels and a tall display and has a different camera setup at the back as well. However, OnePlus introduced another feature in the OnePlus 5T that was a first for the company, Face Unlock. Subsequently, the company announced that the OnePlus 5 would soon get Face Unlock via an OTA update and the company’s co-founder, Carl Pei asked OnePlus 3 and 3T users to voice their opinion and demand the Face unlock feature for their devices.
OnePlus 3 and 3T users, make yourselves heard! ? [...]
Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 back in August of 2017 with stock Android 7.1 Nougat. This was the first instance of a Xiaomi smartphone running stock OS out of the box and the company promised an update to Android 8 Oreo by the end of the year. Technically, the company delivered on the promise and released the first software update to Android 8.0 Oreo on the 31st of December.
However, Xiaomi has now suspended the rollout of Android 8 Oreo owing to a lot of users complaining about performance-related issues. Users have complained about issues pertaining to an unresponsive camera and dialer app, battery drain when [...]
The latest iteration of Android OS, Android 8 Oreo was officially launched back in August. While the Pixel and Nexus devices have moved on to Android 8.1 Oreo, some smartphones like the Moto X4, Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5 and others have already received an official update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Two of the most successful flagship smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ however, are still running Android 7.1 Nougat.
Not for too long though, as Samsung recently rolled out the last beta version Android 8 Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. This means that the official release of the OS is not too far away as most of the bugs, if any, would’ve been ironed out by now. [...]
Android 8.1 Oreo started rolling out to Google Pixel and select Nexus device back in early-December 2017. There have been reports of Pixel and Nexus users facing issues with the lock screen on their devices.
Apparently, aggrieved users are unable to swipe on the lock screen of Pixel and Nexus devices that received an update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Users took to Pixel User Community forums and expressed their problems they are facing with their respective devices. Due to the issue preventing users to make swipe actions on the display, users haven’t been able to pick up incoming calls, unlock the screen, among other problems [...]
Smartphones of 2018 are expected to have better facial recognition technology along with a fingerprint sensor. Even though facial recognition has been a part of Android phones for a long time now, it has received mainstream attention ever since the iPhone X launched with Face ID. Smartphones like the OnePlus 5T was launched with features like Face Unlock, which the company claims is more for convenience rather than security.
There is no denying the fact that the Android smartphone space is extremely fragmented. That leads to more and more smartphones getting left behind in the software game. Even today, in 2018, Samsung recently launched a budget tablet running Android 5.1 Lollipop which was launched back in 2015. Such decisions should not be acceptable for consumers regardless of the price point of the smartphone/tablet in question.
A new report by Google further solidifies the argument that Android smartphones rarely get updated to new software in their entire lifecycle. Even in 2018, Android versions Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat dominate the market share. Android 8 Oreo running [...]
The OnePlus 5 was launched back in June of 2017 and within five months of being launched, was replaced by a better-looking variant, the OnePlus 5T. The company subsequently announced that manufacturing of the OnePlus 5 will be stopped but, the device will continue to get software support up to Android P, at least. A few days ago, after testing the beta version of Android 8 Oreo on the OnePlus 5, the company was about to seeding the stable build with OxygenOS 5.0.
However, on the 3rd of January, the company cancelled the rollout due to some bugs found in the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s what [...]
Xiaomi appears to be preparing its users for the future with the new beta build of MIUI 9. Ever since the iPhone X removed the home button, it has become increasingly inevitable that smartphones in the coming years will solely rely on gestures of navigation with the OS.
With the latest beta update, Xiaomi has added ‘full display gestures’ that appear to be inspired by the iPhone X a lot. For example, in order to reach the home screen, the user has to swipe up from the bottom of the screen while swiping from the bottom to the top and pausing for a second brings up your recent apps. Other gestures include swiping from the left or right of the screen to the middle to [...]
Lenovo-owned Motorola is catching up with the Android 8.0 Oreo hype train real quick. After releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Android One variant of the Moto X4, it appears that the regular variant has also started receiving the new Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Recieved oreo update on moto x4 @igyaan pic.twitter.com/l8fnv0CDJO
— QuickTech Mohit ? (@mohit00km) December 28, 2017
A user tweeted the images of the update and screenshots post the update with a new layout and confirming that the device indeed is the Moto X4. The update has a build number of OPW27.2 and along with the new version of Android, also brings the [...]
The LG V30 was launched back in August at IFA Berlin. After slowly pushing out the phone in the western market, the South Korean tech giant finally launched its ‘Plus’ variant in India. The ‘+’ in the LG V30+ signifies more storage than the regular V30. The LG V30+ currently runs Android 7.1 Nougat with LG’s own custom skin on top.-25% [...]
Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 in India back in August at a price of Rs. 14999. Thanks to Android One program, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a stock Android OS and will be supported by Google for the next couple of years with major software upgrades. At the time of its launch, Xiaomi promised that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be seeded out to all Mi A1 phones by the end of the year. The company appears to on track to deliver on that promise as it has already seeded the third beta Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xiaomi Mi A1.
A report claims that with the new Android 8.0 Oreo update, the Xiaomi Mi A1 charges much quicker than it used to while running Android 7.1 Nougat. The report, [...]