Google launched its latest Android 9.0 Pie OS last month. But, many smartphone manufacturers are still rolling out the updates of the former Android 8.1 Oreo version. While Google’s Pixel smartphones are already running on the Android 9.0, Lenovo-owned Motorola’s Moto G5 and G5 Plus have started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. The update is still not available globally. The Moto G5 update will only be available in Mexico. Whereas, the Moto G5 Plus has started receiving the Oreo update in India and Brazil. The update has been rolled out in phases, which means it may take longer for all devices to start receiving it. Motorola has expressed that the Android Oreo update [...]
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has received the much awaited Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10 as an insider beta in China. The MIUI 10 was released way back in May 2018 in China and was released globally in July.
The MIUI 10 packs a lot of new features such as full screen gestures, optimised performance of the system, new natural sounds. On 6th September, Xiaomi brought the latest version of Android to its users. The Mi 8 received the Android Pie update on the Mi 8 insider beta.
Also Read: Google Has Announced The Android 9 Pie Go Edition
Android Pie is available on Mi 8 (insider beta) now in China. It will roll out later for global. [...]
OnePlus 6 users will now get to use the newly launched Android 9.0 Pie Via OxygenOS Open Beta. The smartphone company revealed this information on their official twitter handle. The tweet includes an official forum as well where they have disseminated about Change-log, known issues and some important instructions.
The update brings a new user interface, gesture navigation and other new features and system improvements. It also boasts of some other integrated OnePlus customization features like supported accent colour customisation, a new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings and new Gaming Mode 3.0. Together with added text notification mode and added notification for [...]
There are no ways about the fact that Samsung is one of the world’s top smartphone manufacturers. However, there’s one domain where the smartphone conglomerate fails to live up to its name. That is, in rolling out the latest Android updates. Their flagship S and Note series still get to see the latest Android versions, even if it is after a few good months. But their mid-range smartphones and the low-priced J series always get overlooked by the company when it comes to an Android update.
However, it seems that Samsung is keen to address this issue now. The J series, that got an Android 6.0 Marshmallow since its advent and then later jumped to 7.0 Nougat will be [...]
It was in July this year, during the OnePlus Open Ears Forum, that the company promised its audience to add the selfie portrait mode to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. It seems, the company was not just saying anything to please the audience. Today, the company has released of OxygenOS Open Beta 17 and Open Beta 15 for the two handsets, respectively. Moreover, with updates like – the front-facing Portrait Mode, Gaming Mode 3.0 and a long list of other changes – company has put the money where its mouth is.
Apart from the front portrait mode and the gaming mode 3.0, other updates give a reason to rejoice as well. For example, the update features the August Android [...]
Google recently released the retail version of its latest Android 9.0 Pie software update. And Samsung has already started to test Android 9.0 Pie on the galaxy S9+. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are Samsung’s first flagships that shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo and Google’s Project Treble out of the box. The Project Treble support aims to speed up Android software updates on non-Google devices. Project Treble brings a modular base to Android, which will separate the “vendor specific” hardware code from the Android framework code. Which basically ensures that the updates don’t require as much time and energy as previous Android updates did.
Samsung is one of the largest phone [...]
The Sony Xperia XZ3 has been the subject to a lot of attention and hence a lot of “leaks”. With the most recent leak containing an image which shows the entire phone- from the front and the back. If this latest image is to be believed, then we sure are in for some surprises from Sony. The rising incidents of leaks, counting this one has many guessing that Sony is going to make a big announcement at the upcoming IFA 2018.
The images show something that defy two of the biggest trends in the flagship smartphone segment right now. The Sony Xperia XZ3 apparently lacks a notch or a dual camera setup, rendering it very close to the Xperia XZ2 in design. The device [...]
The Honor Play exploded into the market when it was released. The high performance device, set a benchmark for flagship killers and gives tough competition to higher-end devices. Everyone had come to terms with the fact that nothing could beat the Honor play when boom, the Poco F1 raced into the public sphere. The only phone to offer the Snapdragon 845 in this price range, it’s not just speed that sets the Poco F1 apart.
While the pricing of the base model of the Poco F1 is directly competitive with that of the Honor Play, the two devices do have many differences. The Poco F1 offers its 6GB/64GB variant at a highly lucrative price of Rs 20,999. Sitting just a little away [...]
The Google Pixel was launched back in 2016 to replace the Nexus line of smartphones and to provide Google a spot in the flagship segment. Pixel smartphones provide a flagship by the makers of Android setting benchmarks and redefining the smartphone camera segment. With the launch date of the highly anticipated Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL nearing, curiosity is high amongst fans. However, a series of leaks, especially the latest, might have some of the answers we were looking for.
New images posted by a user on Twitter reveal full body pictures of the Pixel 3 XL, revealing the entire device.Display:
The new images reveal a huge notch which rests on the massive [...]
It was in the year 2007 when Google officially introduced the Android ecosystem to the world. Android got its name from a Latin word “Androides”, meaning, human-like robot. The term Android also shares some resemblance with the ex-CEO and founder, Andy Rubin. Android is an operating system primarily designed for devices with touchscreen. Android has evolved not only in terms of versions but also in terms of its varieties. The latest version of the Android OS is the Android 9 Pie. The recent years gave us Android One and Android Go in addition to stock Android. Google announced Android Go as a watered-down version of Android 8 (Oreo) for low-end smartphones. It seems that [...]
Google Maps is one of the most used services across all platforms. Even until Apple unveiled iOS 6 in 2012, the company relied on Google Maps. However, even to this date, many prefer Google over Apple maps for navigation. For a long time, Google has been optimizing its Maps services to provide better and more accurate results. However, there are times when the company goes above and beyond to ensure accuracy. According to reports, the company is secretly tracking its users’ location even after they turned their location history off. According to the company, if a user has turned his or her location history off then it will no longer be able to track their location. But, that [...]
It was in the year 2007 when Google officially introduced the Android ecosystem to the world. However, before the announcement, Android started as a small company by the name Android Inc., with Andy Rubin as the CEO. Android got its name from a Latin word “Androides”, meaning, human-like robot. The term Android also shares some resemblance with the ex-CEO and founder, Andy Rubin. Android is an operating system primarily designed for devices with touchscreen. Google has followed a sweet related alphabetical naming convention with each new version of Android. Starting with the first version, Android Cupcake launched in the first quarter of 2009 with Donut to follow, in the [...]