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- 07/02/18--00:42: _Gboard testing smar...
- 07/02/18--00:56: _Lenovo HX06 Active ...
- 07/02/18--01:26: _Moto E5 Plus with 6...
- 07/02/18--02:52: _Vivo Z1i with 6.26-...
- 07/02/18--03:56: _Samsung Galaxy Note...
- 07/02/18--05:56: _Huawei Nova 3 with ...
- 07/02/18--20:01: _Google rolls out Ju...
- 07/02/18--20:36: _Xiaomi Mi Max 3 ret...
- 07/03/18--01:12: _Google Camera v5.3 ...
- 07/03/18--03:10: _Asus Zenfone 5Z pri...
- 07/03/18--03:44: _Honor 10 GT with 8G...
- 07/03/18--03:49: _Samsung introduces ...
- 07/03/18--05:11: _OnePlus 6 Red Unbox...
- 07/03/18--06:09: _Vivo Z10 5.99-inch ...
- 07/03/18--06:34: _Samsung Android Go ...
- 07/03/18--20:47: _Honor 7C Review
- 07/03/18--21:22: _OnePlus 5 and OnePl...
- 07/03/18--23:18: _Google clarifies th...
- 07/03/18--23:25: _Microsoft’s low-cos...
- 07/04/18--00:05: _Xiaomi Redmi Note 5...
- 07/03/18--05:11: OnePlus 6 Red Unboxing and Photo Gallery
- 07/03/18--20:47: Honor 7C Review
Google’s stock keyboard Gboard is said to be testing a new smart replies feature that will work for WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat, and more. The feature is currently in development, so might be a while before it rolls out to everyone.
To set up the feature, you will need to first open up a notification from any app that supports quick reply box and then have to tap on the suggestion to enable the feature in Gboard’s autocomplete bar.
However, you will need to grant notification access permission. Once you give it enough permissions, it will show smart replies on apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat, Android Messages, Google Hangouts, and more.
It should be noted that Google is still tweaking the TensorFlow machine learning model that will be used for smart replies. Having the Smart Replies feature within Gboard is far better and comfortable than installing the ‘Reply‘ app despite support more number of apps. Off lately, Google has been pushing the Smart Replies feature, Non-Project Fi Android Messages users just started getting it. redesigned Gmail also brings along such functionality.
Lenovo today launched HX06 Active Smartband, couple of months after launching the HX03 Cardio and HX03F Spectra bands. It is water-resistant and comes with OLED Monochrome display that shows activity, time, date and more. It doesn't have a heart rate sensor.
It has a 60mAh battery that promises up to 8 days of battery life and the built-in standard USB port lets you directly connect the band to a computer or USB charger for charging easily without any external cables.
Lenovo HX06 Active Smartband specifications
0.87 inch (128 x 32 Pixels) OLED display
Tracks Steps, Distance, Calories Burned, Sleep
Call Reminders and Notifications, Information Reminder, Silent Alarm
Gyro Sensor, Vibration Motor
Water resistant (IP67)
Bluetooth 4.2 LE, compatible with Android 4.4 (or later) and (iOS 8.0 or later) devices
60mAh battery with up to 8 days
The Lenovo HX06 comes in Black color with interchangeable wrist straps, is priced at Rs. 1,299 and is available exclusively from Flipkart.
After the launch of Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play last month, Motorola today sent out invites for the launch of Moto E5 Plus smartphone in India on July 10th exclusively on Amazon.in. It was introduced back in April, and packs a 6-inch HD+ screen and packs a 5000mAh battery.
Moto E5 Plus specifications
6-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display
1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU / 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage / 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Laser Autofocus, PDAF
5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
Dimensions: 160.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm; Weight: 197g
3.5mm audio jack, Front-ported speaker, Dual microphones
P2i water-repellent nano coating
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
5000mAh battery with fast charging
The Moto E5 Plus will come in Black and Fine Gold colors. It was introduced starting at €169 (US$ 196 / Rs. 13,510 approx.), but it will likely be cheaper in India. We should know the price of the smartphone when it is launched next Tuesday.
Vivo announced Z1 in China in May, today it has officially introduced the Z1i, a cheaper version of the smartphone in China, after it surfaced last week. It has specifications as the Z1, including a 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, 90% screen-to-body ratio and narrow bezels, 4GB of RAM, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top and features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera, but this is powered by Snapdragon 636 instead of Snapdragon 660, comes with 128GB of storage and a 16-megapixel front camera.
Vivo Z1i specifications
6.26-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
4GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
13MP rear camera with LED flash with f/2.2 aperture, secondary 2MP camera
16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm ; Weight: 149.3g
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS
The Vivo Z1i comes in Black and Gold colors, is priced at 1898 yuan (US$ 285 / Rs. 19,590 ...
Samsung already confirmed that its flagship Note 9 will be launching on August 9th and with launch still a month far, rumors are not resting. Latest we hear is that the Galaxy Note 9's S Pen might be able to control music playback, long-range self-timer. This rumor falls in line with the reports of S Pen going to receive its “biggest update ever” for Samsung’s Note flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy Note9 SPen can be used to control long-range self-timer, control music playback, because it is a Bluetooth device, it will do something unrelated to the pen. pic.twitter.com/WPS83xUskq
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 1, 2018
The first Galaxy Note 9 teaser from Samsung particularly focuses on the S Pen which acts as enough evidence to believe that there might be some truth behind the reports. Ice Universe, who is renowned leakster for Samsung's upcoming phones claimed that Galaxy Note 9 S Pen will essentially be a portable Bluetooth controller.
Since it might support Bluetooth, the S Pen button could be used for triggering a long-range remote self-timer and for controlling music playback. Furthermore, there are separate reports which claim that the S Pen might offer some game-play features but that’s just speculation at this point in time. Surprisingly, ...
Huawei is all set to introduce the Nova 3 in the Nova series later this month, and the phone has been certified by TENAA with model numbers PAR-TL00 and PAR-AL00. This reveals a 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:5:9 aspect ratio display with a notch, similar to the Honor Play, but this is said to feature dual cameras both on the front and back. It also reveals a 2.36GHz Octa-Core SoC, which will likely be Kirin 970 with support for GPU Turbo.
Huawei Nova 3 rumored specifications
6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo
6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 24MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
24MP front-facing camera, secondary 2-megapixel camera
Dimensions:157.0×73.7×7.3mm; Weight: 165g
Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
3650mAh (typical) battery with fast charging
The Huawei Nova 3 is expected to come in Black, Blue and more color, is rumored by be ...
Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month also includes only one functional improvement that improves consistency of Wi-Fi connections with certain routers in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
New builds for the Pixel and Nexus devices with July 2018 Android Security update:
Pixel 2 (OPM2.171026.006.G1 / OPM4.171019.021.Q1)
Pixel 2 XL (OPM2.171026.006.H1 / OPM4.171019.021.R1)
Pixel, Pixel XL (OPM4.171019.021.P1)
Pixel C (OPM4.171019.021.N1)
Nexus 5X / 6P (OPM6.171019.030.E1)
Check out the complete set of issues that are fixed in the latest update in the Android Security Bulletin here and download full factory images or OTA images for these Pixel and Nexus devices from the Google Developers website, if you don’t have the over-the-air (OTA) update yet.
It has been about two weeks since the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 got certified by TENAA in China. Now the company's CEO Lei Jun has finally shared an image of the retail box of the smartphone. He also said that everyone is talking about the Mi Max 3 conference and people are asking to release it early. However he did not share the official announcement date for the smartphone.
According to the listing, the phone is said to pack a 6.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen, will be powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core SoC (Should be Snapdragon 636) with up to 6GB of RAM, run Android 8.1 (Oreo) and pack a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, along with a secondary rear camera with AI portraits. The phone is said to feature a metal body, fingerprint sensor on the back and a 5400mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 using the bundled 18W charger.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 rumored specifications
6.99-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ IPS 2.5D curved glass display
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
3GB RAM with 32GB, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage
Android P Developer Preview 4 is out and it comes with smaller app updates, and Google Camera is one of them. However, it doesn't seem to have any live changes, it does have hints of many new features to come, including the much-anticipated RAW support, corrections to wide-angle distortion, multi-channel audio and more.
The addition of RAW support was spotted lying underneath almost two full years ago in the Google Camera v3.2 teardown app version. But somehow the feature never made it to the final version. However, we are now back at it again and this time things are looking slightly more concrete. This time there is even a tutorial text that explains RAW saves as a DNG file and suggestions of using a suitable photo editor that understands the format, and that shooting in raw will consume more storage space.
Google Camera is said to be gaining a new feature dubbed as a 'correction to wide-angle distortion.' This feature in Google's Camera app is very specific about fixing distortion on faces. However, it is still not clear if these fixes are achieved through some magical algorithm, or if it's sticking to the more conventional pixel-stretching approach.
Google also seems to be adding a ...
ASUS is all set to launch its lagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India tomorrow exclusively on Flipkart. Now the pricing of three variants of the smartphones have been surfaced on Flipkart. This reveals that the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version will cost Rs. 29,999, cheaper than the OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10. Also this will be the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone in the country.
The 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version is listed at Rs. 32,999, and the 256GB storage version is listed at Rs. 36,999. We should know if this is the real price, when the phone goes official tomorrow.
ASUS Zenfone 5Z (Z5620KL) specifications
6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with 500 nits Brightness, 95.4% NTSC color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Glove Touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0, upgradable to Android P
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE
12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, ...
Huawei's Honor brand introduced its flagship Honor 10 smartphone back in April, which was launched in India in May. Now the company has introduced new Honor 10 GT, a new version with 8GB of RAM, GPU Turbo which promises 60% boost in processor efficiency and 30% less power consumption, as well as new AIS, AI intelligent stabilization AI-powered low-light image capture technology that automatically detects and tunes the camera to capture stunning night shots even without a tripod.
Other specifications are similar to the original Honor 10.
Honor 10 GT specifications
5.84-inch ( 2240 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 2.5D curved glass display with 96% NTSC Color gamut
Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.1
Dual SIM (nano + nano)
16MP (RGB) primary camera with LED flash, secondary 24MP (Monochrome) rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, depth focus, PDAF, CAF
24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
3.5mm audio jack, AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip
Dimensions: 149.6×71.2×7.7mm; Weight: 153g
Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
3400mAh (typical) / 3320mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
The Honor 10 GT with 8GB ...
Samsung Electronics today announced The Frame (2018) that comes with enhanced features, new customization options and more than 800 available works of art. It can transform the living room into a dynamic gallery space.
It features a 4K UHD screen with HDR10+ and users can quickly transfer their Wi-Fi and Samsung account details from their phone to the TV via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It comes with Samsung’s proprietary Smart Hub menu enables consumers to intuitively navigate across streaming services, consoles and live TV while Universal Guide curates content based TV watchers’ unique tastes.
The company claims that its Samsung Art Store is the world’s largest art platform for TV, houses including the recent addition of more than 30 iconic pieces of photography from The New York Times. It brings the ability to customize The Frame to create their preferred aesthetic in any room. it comes with Bixby voice assistant
With the new improved UI, users can now browse different art pieces based on the color scheme of the room, or by a particular medium, like drawings or photography. Users can create a personalized collection that shuffles through their particular selections as often as they like. When not in use, motion and brightness sensors convert The Frame ...
Earlier this week OnePlus introduced the Amber Red OnePlus 6 that joins the Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White and OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition versions. Here we have the unboxing of it along with the photo gallery.
The box contents and the specifications of the Red OnePlus 6 are similar to the other version, but it comes only in 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version.
The uses optical coating, evaporative film, and six panels of glass to achieve this color. It also uses an anti-reflective layer to allow more light to reach the bottom layers of glass before being reflected off the device, creating a sense of depth. OnePlus said that it has used an an translucent orange layer that intermixes with the red base layer to achieve a radiant glossy red, unique to OnePlus.
OnePlus CEO said that the company has to work to avoid an overly bright red color while still capturing a sense of self-confidence and positivity, and achieving amber-like effect took several months to refine and perfect.
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Even the power button, volume rockers and the alert slider are in red color, similar to the Lava Red OnePlus 5T that was introduced last year.
It has a glossy finish, ...
Vivo has launched Z10, the company’s latest mid-range selfie-focused smartphone in India. This has similar specifications as last year's V7+, including a 5.99-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio, narrow bezels and 84.4% screen-to-body ratio, 24-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED flash, Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform, Android 7.1 (Nougat) with FuntouchOS 3.2, dedicated dual nano SIM and microSD card slots and a 3225mAh battery, but this has 32GB internal storage instead of 64GB.
Vivo Z10 specifications
5.99-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, OmniVision OV16880 sensor, PDAF
24MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions: 155.87 × 75.7 × 7.7mm; Weight: 160g
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
3225mAh built-in battery
The Vivo Z10 comes in Blue, Black and Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 14,990, and is available through offline stores in Karnataka, Telangana, ...
Samsung rumored to launch an Android Go phone in the coming days, but no details have leaked so far leaving so much for imagination. However, things seem to be finally looking positive as the Samsung's Android Go phone's Experience U.X surfaced. This means that the Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone won’t be running stock Android.
These pictures reveal Samsung's Android Go phone will have Google’s official Go apps installed over Samsung’s usual Experience UX. This comes as no surprise as Google never promised that Android Go phones will run on Stock Android, it only meant to offer a user experience that’s less demanding on affordable hardware, thanks to apps that use less memory and storage space.
Samsung did have phones running stock Android U.I a few years ago; it used to sell it under the Google Play Edition program but it doesn't anymore. As for Android Go’s data saving and storage management functionality, Samsung seems to be using its standard Device Maintenance feature. We hope its abilities shouldn’t be any different from the Device Maintenance tool on latest Galaxy smartphones.
As you would expect, the Android Go phone from Samsung won't pack an infinity display but will have on-screen navigation buttons, and it might be getting rid ...
Huawei's Honor brand launched the Honor 7C along with the Honor 7A in the ‘7 series’ in India in May. This succeeds the Honor 6C, which did not launch in India, but it is a major upgrade in terms of design, display, camera, and more, to the Honor 5C, which was launched in the country back in 2016. Should you get it? Let us jump into the review to find out.
Honor 7C smartphone in Gold color
2-pin charger (5V-2A)
Micro USB cable
SIM ejector tool
Display, Design, and Hardware
The main change in the Honor 7C compared to the Honor 5C/6C is its 18:9 2.5D curved glass screen with gentle rounded corners. It has a large 5.99-inch HD+ display with a pixel resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels and a pixel density of about 268 PPI. The display is bright, sunlight legibility is good, and the color reproduction and viewing angles are good as well. Even though the pixel density is less compared to the Honor 9 Lite or the Honor 7X, the display is good for the price. It doesn't have Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The company doesn't say if this uses any kind of scratch-resistant glass for protection.
Since this has a 18:9 aspect ratio ...
OnePlus has released new beta updates (Beta 13 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 11 for OnePlus 5T) for the OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones that finally brings support for Project Treble. The company said that it has finally found a solution to bring Treble support after several months of evaluation and hard work, even though last year it said that old devices won't get Project treble. The update also brings new user interface, accent color customization and improvements to launcher. Check out the complete changelog below.
A brand new user interface
Supported accent color customization
Feel free to customize any color you like with a color wheel
Entry: Settings - Display - Customization
Supported Project Treble
After several months of evaluation and hard work, we finally found a solution to make this possible, and we are very excited to share this good news with you.
Improved search tags in the app drawer
Added "New installs" category tag in the app drawer
Improved app list for hidden space and toolbox
Optimized logic for the contacts page
Brand new design with improved user experience
If you’ve already flashed a previous Open Beta build, you will receive this update via OTA. "As this build supports ...
The Wall Street Journal had posted a story on how Google lets third-party app developers read and analyze the contents of a user’s Gmail message. Today in response to that story, Google has published a new blog post detailing how its user and business organization using G Suite are protected and how important privacy and security is for Google.
Google says that it is continuously working on vetting developers and their apps that integrate with Gmail before it opens them for general access. Furthermore, Google claims that it gives both enterprise admins and individual consumers transparency and control over how their data is used. Google also lets users review what permissions you have granted to non-Google apps, and revoke them if you would like. As for G Suite users, admins can control which non-Google apps can access their users’ data through whitelisting.
non-Google apps must ...
Microsoft is said to be working on a cheaper $400 Surface tablet and now it appears to have passed through the FCC this week. However, it doesn't offer more details except that it will come with 24W charger from the Pro 4. The upcoming Microsoft device is said to come with a model number '1824 and will use a Qualcomm WiFi/BT module.
Going back in time, it is reported that Microsoft is planning on releasing new 10-inch Surface devices with a more rounded design and USB-C for charging. Furthermore, the upcoming Surface Tablets are also said to be lighter than the existing Surface Pro, will be powered by the Intel chipsets, full version of Windows 10, the company is also said to be working on including LTE versions to its smaller Surface tablet, along with cheaper keyboard covers, a stylus, and mouse.
This new model will likely target consumers and students considering the cheaper price segment. However, Microsoft hasn't acknowledged the existence of any such smaller tablets and it is also not clear when the company is planning on launching this cheaper Surface tablet, but if everything goes well, it should be launched before September.
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Xiaomi announced Redmi Note 5 along with Redmi Note 5 Pro running on MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) in India back in February. Redmi Note 5 Pro has been the talk of the town since its launch, but Redmi Note 5 (Also called Redmi 5 Plus in global markets including China) is not so popular as compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro. Even the company focused more on Redmi Note 5 Pro as company spokesperson confirmed Android Oreo 8.1 update for Redmi Note 5 Pro but didn’t mention anything regarding Redmi Note 5 update.
Xiaomi recently updated Redmi Note 5 Pro to Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 9.5 update which supports full-screen gestures. Redmi Note 5 received MIUI 9.5 update couple of months back but it was based on Android Nougat 7.1.2. As per our sources, Xiaomi is planning to roll out Android Oreo 8.1 for Redmi Note 5 and it is expected to be introduced with MIUI 10 Global ROM update.
MIUI Global Beta ROM users might receive Android Oreo 8.1 based MIUI 10 update on Redmi Note 5 in coming weeks as Xiaomi has already started testing the update internally. However, it may take little longer for ...