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- 09/14/18--04:07: _Vivo V11 Pro OTA up...
- 09/14/18--06:36: _Xiaomi Mi A2 goes o...
- 09/14/18--20:30: _How will Dual-SIM f...
- 09/14/18--22:31: _Chrome 70 beta brin...
- 09/14/18--22:34: _Google Pixel 3 and ...
- 09/14/18--22:52: _AKG N700NC, Y500, Y...
- 09/14/18--23:20: _Google Dragonfly ce...
- 09/15/18--06:48: _OnePlus 6T to ditch...
- 09/17/18--00:36: _Apple Watch Series ...
- 09/17/18--01:07: _Realme 2 Pro with F...
- 09/17/18--02:25: _Honor 7X update bri...
- 09/17/18--02:34: _iBall Glitterati Bl...
- 09/17/18--02:47: _Sony A9F BRAVIA OLE...
- 09/17/18--04:48: _OnePlus 6 OxygenOS ...
- 09/17/18--06:01: _OnePlus Crackables ...
- 09/17/18--06:14: _Xiaomi India teases...
- 09/17/18--18:32: _Apple releases iOS ...
- 09/17/18--20:39: _Xiaomi Redmi Note 6...
- 09/17/18--23:39: _Samsung said to be ...
- 09/17/18--23:40: _Amazon said to be w...
- 09/14/18--04:07: Vivo V11 Pro OTA update brings 4K video recording
- 09/14/18--06:36: Xiaomi Mi A2 goes on open sale in India in a month after launch
- 09/14/18--22:34: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL might come in new mint color variant
- 09/14/18--22:52: AKG N700NC, Y500, Y100 wireless headphones announced
- 09/17/18--04:48: OnePlus 6 OxygenOS Open Beta 3 update brings fixes, new features
- 09/17/18--18:32: Apple releases iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, watchOS 5 for Apple Watch
Vivo today announced that it has completed the roll out of OTA update to V11 Pro which brings 4K recording ability. This will enable users to record higher-quality videos. Vivo V11 Pro was launched in India on September 6th.
To remind you, the V11 Pro sports a 6.41-inches Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1.76 mm slim bezels on the sides, 91.27 % screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which it calls Halo FullView display. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE with 6GB of RAM.
It comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture along with a 5-megapixel camera for portrait shots, AI scene recognition, Dual PD focus for 0.03 seconds of focus and a 25-megapixel front camera with AI beautify feature and IR face unlock that now accurately scans 1,024 facial feature dimensions to unlock your phone instantly.
Vivo V11 Pro specifications
6.41-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
6GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
12MP Dual PD rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, ...
Xiaomi launched the Mi A2, its second-generation Android One smartphone in India last month. Today the company has announced that the phone is now available via open sale through mi.com and Amazon.in in a month. Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO started selling the F1 smartphone in India starting today.
Mi Fans! It's easy to #UpgradeToA2 now. Mi A2 is on open sale on @amazonIN and https://t.co/D3b3Qt4Ujl. Capture #PicturePerfectPhotos in any lighting conditions with the 12MP + 20MP AI dual camera and 20MP AI selfie camera on Mi A2. pic.twitter.com/mRUBkzbKPH
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) September 14, 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications
5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 1500:1 Contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage
Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, EIS, 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels
20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels soft LED flash
Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
One of the most anticipated features in the new iPhones of 2018 was Dual SIM support which has been a common feature in most Android smartphones. This feature was leaked in the iOS code base quite a while back, but got unveiled with excellent detail in the Apple keynote. Dual SIM was a feature which was limited to entry level or mid-tier smartphones until recent times when manufacturers like Huawei, Samsung, LG, OnePlus have been including Dual-SIM support even in their flagship smartphones.
The Need for Dual SIM
Why would I want to use 2 SIM cards or phone numbers in a single device? Users in India and other similar countries use more than one SIM for better connectivity or more attractive tariffs. In markets like US or Europe, Dual SIM phones are a rare breed and every time I travel to these countries, consumers I meet are shocked that such functionality exists and would love to have a single device for work and personal use. Apple is going after this audience who are looking to carry a single smartphone either for business or travel needs.
The Apple approach to 2 SIM cards
This is not the first time Apple is doing something in ...
Chrome has been updated to V70 beta as the V69 is finally stable. This beta is not as big as the previous version but has security-focused features. Chrome 67 for desktop has added web authentications which will allow sites to use fingerprint or a Bluetooth key as the sole login method. This API is now enabled by default on Android.
From now when you visit a site that supports web authentication Chrome will prompt you to use a security key. Google says that fingerprints will also work. Though there are many ways for web pages to read barcodes, or identify faces with the help of machine learning, since they have an effect on performance, Google is adding its own shape detection functionality to Chrome.
The Shape Detection API is present in Chrome 70 as an "origin trial," meaning it's not ready for widespread use. The API can detect three types of objects in images; faces, barcodes, and text. However, for now, compatibility varies from platform to platform, because this requires the host operating system to have the proper object detection APIs.
Furthermore, the Transport Layer Security, or TLS, is the protocol that allows data to be transferred over the internet securely. Chrome 70 includes support for version 1.3 ...
It is known that Google has scheduled the Pixel 3 launch event for October 9th. After announcing the date, the company has also started teasing the flagships with just number ‘3’. Now a new Google promo page may have just revealed Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL color variants. The teaser is present on Google's withgoogle.com domain, features a “coming soon” text.
Apart from the usual two-tone black and white colors, we might see a new mint color option. The white version showing a mint border lines up with previous leaks too, all of which show a mint colored power button like the orange button we have seen on last year’s Pixel 2 XL. The teaser also outlines the color blocks for the top portion of the phone representing the two-tone look we’ve gotten used to in the Pixel line.
According to recent rumors, the Pixel 3 will have a no-notch 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080) 18:9 aspect ratio display, dual front speaker, glass + metal back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, Dual 8.1MP front cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.2 aperture, respectively, one for IR face unlock and a 2,915mAh battery.
On the other hand, Pixel 3 XL is said to pack a 6.2-inch (1440 x 2960) 19:9 aspect ratio display ...
Samsung Electronics has introduced the new N700NC, Y500, and Y100 wireless AKG headphones optimized for balanced and studio-quality sound promising an unparalleled listening experience. The AKG N700NC are ideal over-ear headphones for music-lovers looking, the N700NC lets users experience studio-quality sound.
The N700NC comes with adaptive Noise Cancelling which lets users control how much surrounding noise they want to let in. It also lets users take calls eliminating intrusive echoes, strikes the perfect balance between noise cancellation and ambient awareness. It can last up to 20 hours on a single charge. The AKG Y500 wireless headphones feature Multi-point Connectivity, allowing users to easily pair two Bluetooth connected devices at the same time. It automatically pauses content when the headphones are taken off, and resumes play automatically when placed back over the ears.
The AKG wireless Y100 are light and durable headphones, and they also have Ambient Aware that offers more seamless control of surrounding noise with just a single tap. The Y500 and Y100 wireless headphones are available in the US at AKG.com, Amazon, Samsung.com, Sprint, and US Cellular and are priced at $149.95 (Rs. 10,810 approx.) and $99.95 (Rs. 7,205 approx.) respectively. The N700NC will be available at AKG.com, Amazon, and Samsung.com later this year and is priced at $349.95 (Rs. ...
It is a known fact that Google is said to be working on a censored search engine in China. Now according to a new report, the company has built a prototype of a censored search engine for China linking users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries. The search engine is codenamed Dragonfly.
It is designed for Android devices and would remove content deemed sensitive by China’s ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize” in Mandarin.
Concerns from groups say that beyond the censorship, user data stored by Google on the Chinese mainland could be accessible to Chinese authorities, who routinely target political activists and journalists. The search engine would be operated as part of a “joint venture” partnership with a company based in mainland China. Furthermore, the venture would have the ability to update the search term blacklists. This raises new questions about whether Google executives in the U.S. would be able to maintain effective control and oversight over the censorship.
That doesn't end here, a list of seven employees said to have quit ...
With the success of OnePlus 6, the company has cemented its reputation for premium phones equipped with the high-end specification that sells much better than what the competition has to offer. Unlike other companies, OnePlus has confirmed a number of features about the phone even before the launch.
The company is all set to launch its next iteration as the OnePlus 6T with some incremental updates on camera, display, and other fronts. Some rumors across the Internet so far have been pointing towards the OnePlus 6T ditching the much celebrated 3.5mm audio jack.
According to Carl Pei, Co-founder of OnePlus, removing the headphone jack has freed up more space, allowing them to put more new technology into the product, expected to be the In-display fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the company is likely to add USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio jack converter in the box.
On the other hand, the company confirmed the launch of its upgraded USB Type-C Bullets V2 wired earphones for Rs 1,490 in India alongside OnePlus 6T. As per the company claims, the Bullet V2 will have several improvements and modifications to deliver crisp, powerful sound.
On top of that, the V2 Bullet is expected to have a DAC in partnership with ...
Apple last week introduced the Watch Series 4 and the new iPhones and thanks to the new innovative features like ECG support, Apple Watch Series 4 is seemingly becoming popular, according to Kuo. He predicts Apple Watch shipments will reach 18 million units in 2018, of which the Watch Series 4 said to account for 50-55%.
If ECG support is expanded to more countries, the Series 4 Watch could see even stronger shipment momentum. However, the iPhone XS pre-orders are "lower-than-expected," since customers are opting for the iPhone XS Max or wait for the iPhone XR. The iPhone XS orders will account for only 10-15% shipments of the new 2018 iPhones, down from 15 to 20%, according to Kuo.
Given the lower price tag and dual SIM support in China, the iPhone XR looks positive. It will be available to pre-order from October 19th. The iPhone XR shipments increased from an early forecast; up from 50 to 55 percent previously. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders will begin from September 21st.
Kuo in a statement said:
There is strong Chinese demand thanks to the gold casing, dual-SIM, and large display. The XS Max average shipping time is shorter ...
Realme at the launch of the Realme 2 smartphone last month, confirmed that it will launch the Realme 2 Pro with better specifications in September. The company recently sent out invites for the launch of the phone on September 26th and 27th. Today it has posted a new teaser titled "Realme, Proud to be Young". It also says that the phone will have Max Power and Max Style.
The teaser reveals a similar design as the Realme 2, but the internals should be different. Check out the video teaser below.
The phone will have dual rear cameras, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and glass-like back with realme branding, similar to the Realme 2, but it doesn't have Diamond-cutting Design offering reflecting effect.
The teaser also reveals a version with matte finish. The phone is expected to come in range of color variants. We should know more details as the company releases more teaser images and video.
Huawei's Honor brand is rolling out a new update to Honor 7X which brings the much anticipated GPU Turbo feature to improve gaming experience, Party Mode to sync music playback across phones for better sound effects and more. The update brings the version number 220.127.116.110 for the BND-AL10 device variants.
The GPU Turbo reconstructs the traditional graphics processing framework at the lower layer system, greatly improving the user experience, improves graphics processing efficiency by 60% while reducing the SoC (System on Chip) energy consumption by 30% and will benefit mobile games that demand high graphics processing efficiency. The company during the announcement mentioned that it would bring this to Honor Play first and then roll out to Honor 10, Honor View10, Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X globally.
Keeping its word, Honor is now bringing the GPU Turbo to Honor 7X along with other features like call recording, Party mode, latest Google security patch for security as well. Since the update has just started rolling out, it might take sometime before it reaches everyone. The company suggests users update its 'System Update' application.
The official changelog includes:
New software upgrade is available for your device. This will upgrade your system to BND-AL10 18.104.22.1680(C675CUSTC675D1).
● Call Recording feature ...
iBall today has launched the Glitterati with glittering effects on both ear-cups. It connects to devices via Bluetooth and houses enhanced LED light effects on both its ear-cups rendering an eye-catching party look. The company claims that it can last up to 8 hours on a single charge.
It features a 4cm Driver system producing impressive Bass. The iBall Glitterati also offers easy connectivity to mobile phones, MP3, PCs, Laptops and more. It also comes with high sensitive Mic to take calls and in-line controls to adjust playback and volume levels. It also comes with microSD card slot to play saved songs directly, AUX input and FM Radio.
The headphones come with Bluetooth V4.2 + EDR and support HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles. It has a frequency Range of 2.402 GHz ~ 2.480 GHz and a frequency response of 20 Hz ~ 20 KHz. The company is claiming an 8-hour battery life without LED but takes about 4 hours time to charge completely. It weighs 165 g and measures 18.5 cm (H) x 16 cm (W) x 8 cm (D).
The iBall Glitterati is available at all leading retail stores, across India and is priced at Rs. 2,499.
Sony just launched the BRAVIA A9F 4K HDR OLED TV series in 65″ and 55″ models in India. The MASTER Series model comes equipped with a newly developed, next-generation Picture Processor X1 Ultimate delivering high-quality picture. It intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture through Sony's new Object-based Super Resolution for exceptional accuracy and detail.
The Object-based HDR remaster has been updated and now allows each object to be remastered individually for better depth, accurate texture and an overall more realistic picture. CalMAN display calibration software from Portrait Displays eliminates the struggle of maintaining the picture quality throughout the life of the TV.
It comes equipped with the Pixel Contrast Booster, Sony's original panel controller for OLED, which maximizes the dynamic range by widening the area of color reproduction at high brightness. New Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology has an additional actuator in the center of the screen and an extra subwoofer channel, totaling to a 3.2 channel sound system. With the three actuators and two subwoofers facing sideways, the A9F creates a rich sound field that greatly enhances the viewing experience. The A9F also has a TV Center Speaker Mode that allows the Acoustic Surface Audio+ to be used as ...
After the roll out of open beta 2 based on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie), OnePlus a few days back rolled out third open beta update which brings fixes to ambient display, face unlock, fingerprint scanner and brings a new feature to launch google assistant or any other app by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds. The update also brings support for more Parallel apps and OnePlus Switch 2.1 with new features.
Fixed stability issues with ambient display
Improved stability for face unlock and fingerprint scanner
Added support to launch google assistant or other third party assistant app by holding power button for 0.5 seconds
Added support for more apps (Telegram ,Discord,IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel APPS
OnePlus Switch v2.1.0
Added manual connection method if unable to connect switch with QR code on the old device
Supported backup and recovery for application data including home screen, lock screen and APP layout
Bug fixes and support for more Android models
Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version
Google Pay service is not working
OnePlus said that some third-party applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version and also said that Google Pay service is still ...
OnePlus today has announced the Crackables which is its limited-time game created together with their friends at Google. It is a game that is developed as a challenging series of Android-based crypto-puzzles and is open for anyone to participate. Crackables is a mobile-only experience.
The game is written by Sleep Deprivation Lab and comprises of a series of compelling puzzles that need a combination of skill and speed to complete.
Players will be guided through a series of puzzles, both digital and physical, in order to keep progressing. The company says that only the first 1000 people to make it through the first 3 challenges will qualify to continue and have the microcontroller sent to them to become a potential winner.
It will also include the opportunities to win prizes at multiple stages in the game, but only 1 will be awarded an ultimate gaming setup, valued at $30,000 (around Rs. 21 lakhs). To create the game, OnePlus has partnered with Google Asia-Pacific ZOO.
The ZOO team developed the Crackables concept and worked with award-winning digital production company Unit 9 on the game design and puzzle mechanics, using Google's Dialogflow which is a conversational platform powered by machine learning to create a virtual chatbot “host”. The game will begin ...
Update: Xiaomi has posted a new teaser that shows Mi Air Purifier, TV, Mi Band 3 and a security camera, as we guessed. The GPS device is missing. Xiaomi has announced that these products will be introduced on September 27th.
Earlier: Xiaomi India today released a teaser for the launch of five new products for Smarter Living. The GIF highlights the products with an image that are repeated twice. The company is also running a contest to guess these 5 upcoming Xiaomi products and says that one winner who guesses the product correctly will win a surprise gift, and 10 lucky winners will win F-codes of the upcoming Xiaomi products.
The heart image in the GIF could indicate the Mi Band 3 that was introduced back in May, the image with popcorn could be new Mi TV, image with breeze could indicate Mi Air Purifier MAX which was introduced last year, the one with an eye could be the camera, and finally there is a GPS-powered device.
These are expected to be launched as early as next week. We should know more details, including the launch date soon. What are the products do think Xiaomi will launch in India? Let us know in the comments below.
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Apple has released iOS 12, its latest operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users as it had promised and also released watchOS 5.0 for Apple Watch users. Announced at the WWDC in June this year, iOS 12 is compatible with iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad 6th generation, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6th generation.
The iOS 12 update brings Improved Performance, Siri Shortcuts, Memoji, Screen Time, Shared AR Experiences and more. Apple was supposed to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but it was removed during the beta. It will release later this fall in a future iOS 12 update.
The watchOS 5 comes with an array of features like Walkie Talkie feature that lets you talk directly to family members using an Apple Watch. You can fire off a voice clip directly to another watch user with a tap of the wrist. The feature works over both WiFi and LTE. It has also released tvOS 12 for Apple TV that brings new Aerial Screensavers, Zero Sign-On, Dolby Atmos Support and more. Check out the complete changelog below.
New features in iOS 12
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
Impact: A local app ...
Xiaomi announced the Redmi 6 Pro back in June, and it was launched in India earlier this month. Now the Redmi Note 6 Pro, a bigger version has surfaced in video. This reveals a 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch, Snapdragon 636 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top, a 12-megapixel rear camera with flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera for AI portraits and AI scene detection as well as 20-megapixel front camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera.
It is expected to feature an aluminum back, fingerprint sensor on the back and a 4000mAh battery, similar to the Redmi 6 Pro, but it is not clear if it will have dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots or Hybrid SIM slot like the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro rumored specifications
6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
4GB / 3GB LPDDR4x RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10
12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 1.4μm pixel size, Dual PD focus, secondary 5MP ...
Samsung's smartphone line-up includes the Galaxy J/On series targeting the budget segment, A series for mid-range smartphones, and the Galaxy S/Note series for flagship devices. Now according to an ET News report based on industry sources, Samsung is said to be reorganizing its budget and midrange smartphone lineups.
If reports are to be believed, Samsung is said to be planning on killing the Galaxy J series entirely and expand the Galaxy A series with some models covering the J-series price points. Samsung is also said to be planning on introducing the Galaxy M lineup to replace the online-exclusive Galaxy On series devices.
The Galaxy M series will target the budget segment and will be reportedly priced very competitively so that Samsung can effectively compete against Chinese rivals in markets like India, Latin America and in China. It looks like Samsung might take a hit on its profit margins in order to maintain its position in these key markets. This move doesn't come as a surprise since the company’s mobile chief, DJ Koh, has announced a new strategy for the company’s midrange devices to make them more competitive against the Chinese brands.
Instead of borrowing features from its flagships, Samsung is planning on developing innovative features specifically ...
According to a latest report, Amazon is said to be planning on introducing at least 8 new voice-controlled Alexa-powered devices before the end of the year. The devices include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a sub-woofer, and an in-car gadget.
Since all of the devices will be Alexa-enabled, they can easily connect to the voice assistant. Some of the devices will also have Alexa built in. The company is expected to reveal some of these devices at an event later this month. These new devices aimed at Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice technology focused on areas where people spend most of their time; at home and in the car.
These products will also mark Amazon's first move into the home appliances space. Though the success of these products remains to be seen, the move signifies Amazon's heavy interest in the connected home. The company is reported to be working on a secretive home robot, as well. Having its own home appliances also opens up a new sales channel for Amazon.
Jeff Bezos in a statement in July said:
We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are. There are now tens of thousands of developers across more ...