Google held their Android Dev Summit last week in California. The company demonstrated multiple changes for current & future Android devices. One of them is a big announcement for a long pertaining issue. For a long period of time, Android users have been complaining to OEM’s and Google for delayed updates on their devices. During the Dev Summit, Google developers showcased a solution to the problem in the shape of Project Treble. The company has declared that every upcoming Android 9.0 Pie devices will be Project Treble Compliant.What Is Project Treble?
Project Treble was first introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo which has matured a lot since then. It is a mechanism [...]
Google’s Pixel phones are one of the best camera phones available in the smartphone market right now. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the latest phones made by Google. The phones feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and run on 4 GB of RAM. They run Android 9 Pie out of the box and will receive future updates from Google. The current generation Pixel phones sport a P-OLED display with an always on feature. Google also ships its Pixel phone with some features that are not available on other stock Android phones. The “Now-playing” feature is one of them. It listens for any music playing in the background and displays the title on the lock-screen. Another feature [...]
Google’s Android Dev Summit 2018 was held in California during November 7 & 9. Lead Developers demonstrated a lot of changes the upcoming Android Q will have. One key change is Multi-Resume support for applications. The developers are provided with tools with which they can integrate the feature in Android 9.0 Pie apps as well but, it will be mandatory in Android Q.What Is Multi-Resume?
Running simultaneous applications on an Android smartphone is not new. It has been available since the release on Android N (Nougat) in the form of split-screen. It allows users to run two simultaneous apps side-by-side. However, the feature has had limitations up till now. Earlier, [...]
LG has released some pretty impressive phones this year. The LG G7 Plus ThinQ is one of them and is also the flagship phone from the company. Rumours state that the company is planning to release more phones this month. The South Korean giant is working on it’s mid-range phones. As per a report, a new LG device has been leaked. The report suggests that the smartphone might be the LG Q9.
The phone will be the latest addition to the Q series. It will cater to the mid-range smartphone market. Leaks suggest that the phone will feature a design similar to the LG Q7. It will also have a notched display with a tall 19:9 aspect ratio and thick bezels. Although, previously it was [...]
Smartphone components are evolving at a rapid pace but, the lithium-ion batteries that power them are not able to keep up with the latest hardware specifications. Hence, in an effort to prolong battery life, companies are trying to make software and hardware more power efficient. Recently, at the Android Dev Summit, Google revealed some key findings that can boost battery life on smartphones. Display and screen brightness are the biggest battery drainers on any smartphone. Google’s findings reveal using darker colours and the dark mode can extend battery upto 63%.Google’s Findings
The most interesting piece of information from the summit was, more brightness [...]
As foldable displays come to the verge of becoming a reality, Android has announced it’s support towards this new tech. This was announced at the Android Dev Summit held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Android announced that they will be extending their hand to support foldable displays with their UI. According to the company, as early as Android 1.6, Android and it’s partners have contemplated different screen sizes and densities. They have since worked on several different form factors to power a broad category and new experiences like Android TV, Android Auto, Wear OS and even Android apps on Chromebooks. The introduction of Phablets, which are [...]
Realme, a Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has recently announced that their future devices will offer VOOC charging capabilities. Realme first appeared in China as “OPPO Real”, a sub-brand of OPPO. The company had announced its separation from OPPO in 2018 when it became independent. Realme launched it’s first smartphone, the Realme 1 in the Indian market as a budget-oriented option for the buyers.
Realme has launched three phones in India as of now. It will also be the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a smartphone running on MediaTek Helio P70. The Helio P70 is 64-bit Octa-Core processor which uses 12nm production process that makes it [...]
With the advent of technology, E-sports and digital games are becoming increasingly popular. People from all age groups love playing video games which range across various genres like sports, strategy, action, and adventure. Earlier, games were limited to consoles and computers but now, they are readily available on smartphones. When we talk about a mobile operating system, the clear winners are Android and iOS. Apple’s iOS can only run on Apple mobile devices while Android being an open source software can work on a variety of platforms. One example this is the PrimeOS. It brings the complete Android gaming experience to desktops and laptops.
The point worth mentioning [...]
Google had released Android 9 Pie several months back. The update was first released for Pixel devices and then later optimised for non-Pixel devices. The rollout of these updates to Chinese companies that run custom skins on their devices take some time. Recently, the Mi 8 pro has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 9 Pie. As the Mi 8 runs on Xiaomi’s own Android based firmware, it will get updated to Android Pie based MIUI 10. With the Geekbench scores live on the website, it is expected to get the update soon.MIUI 10 Features
Navigating through the device will be easier with the upcoming update. MIUI 10 will feature full screen gestures as it will be a better [...]
Xiaomi has become one of the biggest smartphone companies not only due to good hardware but also because of the long-term software support they offer. Except for the Android One devices they are usually one of the first companies to push the latest Android updates to their smartphones.Android vs iOS adoption
Android definitely trumps iPhone in terms of device shipments but it is nowhere near Apple’s iOS adoption rate. The latest iOS 12 already runs on more than 50% of the supported devices whereas the latest Android 9.o Pie merely runs on 0.1% of Android devices.
Talking about Android adoption rate, Android Nougat has the highest market share at 29.3%. [...]
Google provides Android users with various ways to unlock their phones. One such feature is Voice Unlock. This allows the user to unlock their Android device by interacting with the Google Assistant. A recent APK teardown performed by 9to5google indicated that the voice unlock option is slowly being depreciated. This was first noticed on the Google Pixel 3. This feature has been around for a while now. It learns the user’s voiceprint and unlocks the device without requiring a password. The user could simply talk to the Google Assistant and ask it to perform an operation while bypassing the lockscreen. Google warns that unlocking the device with voice match is less secure. A [...]
Xiaomi’s stock Android phone Mi A1 is due for an update and it seems like the date is not too far away. As of now, the Mi Mix 2S is the only model in Xiaomi’s phone line up that has received the Android 9 update. The Mi A1 running an Android 9 Pie has been spotted on the GeekBench database. It is also noteworthy that the recently launched Mi A2, which also runs on Android One, features Android Oreo.
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The model that passed through GeekBench featuring the Android 9 Pie update has a Single Core score of 932 and a Multi Core score of 4470. Uploaded on October 17, the score seems to be slightly higher than the ones running older Android [...]