Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Mar 2017 8:09 am
Be the first to try EMUI 5.0 on the Honor 6X.
Honor has announced that it will roll out the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 update to the Honor 6X sometime in the month of March, and the company is now kicking off the beta test for those located in the U.S. If you're using an Honor 6X in the U.S., you can sign up to test the update by sending your device's IMEI number to email@example.com.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Mar 2017 7:49 am
Mobile VR usage has skyrocketed last year.
Google has announced that it shipped over 10 million Cardboard VR viewers since its launch in 2014. The company also said that over 160 million Cardboard apps have been downloaded, out of which 30 apps have over 1 million downloads. The numbers are a healthy increase from January 2016, when Google touted 5 million sales and 25 million installs for...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Mar 2017 12:17 am
This is the Galaxy S8 leak we've been waiting for.
With less than a month to go, the Galaxy S8 leaks are coming in thick and fast. The latest leaked image — courtesy of Evan Blass — is that of the official press render, and offers the clearest look yet at Samsung's upcoming flagship.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 2:00 pm
There's a lot to like about the Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
With the smartphone segment getting increasingly competitive, Lenovo is turning to the Moto G series to solidify its footing. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus sold in huge numbers in Latin America and India last year, and going into 2017, Lenovo is offering faster processors, more storage and memory, and a premium design with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 6:48 am
All Galaxy phones running Marshmallow and above will get RCS messaging.
Samsung acquired RCS operator NewNet Canada back in November, and the South Korean manufacturer is now integrating NewNet's technologies into its phones. To that effect, the company is expanding RCS services to include "RCS-enabled devices, native/downloadable device clients, cloud-based RCS application servers, an...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 6:28 am
Access award-winning journalism for just $1.
If you're an Android Pay customer looking to access high-quality journalism, you'll want to take a look at the latest promotion. For a limited time, you'll be able to pick up an 8-week subscription to The Washington Post for just $1 when paying with Android Pay. After the promotional period runs out, a monthly subscription will run you $5.99, down...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 4:07 am
Pocket is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mozilla.
Pocket is one of the best options if you're looking to save articles for reading later on your Android phone, but the app originally started out as a Firefox extension nine years ago. So it's only fitting that the company behind Pocket, Read It Later, is being acquired by Mozilla.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 4:30 am
Xiaomi's first in-house chipset is now official.
In a bid to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and MediaTek, Xiaomi has launched its in-house chipset, dubbed the Surge S1. The SoC is built on a 28nm node and offers eight Cortex A53 cores in two clusters. The first cluster sees four cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz, whereas the second cluster sees two cores at 1.4GHz. The chipset also offers a Mali...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 4:57 am
Meizu's fast charging tech is faster than anything else in the market today.
Meizu showed off its Super mCharge fast charging tech at Mobile World Congress, claiming that its solution will fully charge phones from zero to 100% in just 20 minutes. Meizu is relying on a 11V/5A charger to deliver an astounding 55W, and that charge is delivered via an "upgraded data cable" that can support up to...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Feb 2017 1:47 am
T-Mobile's latest promotion is its best yet.
T-Mobile has relied on deals and promotions to lure customers away from rival carriers in the past, and its latest offer is no different. Starting March 1, the carrier is giving an additional line for free provided you already have two lines or more with T-Mobile.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 9:51 am
Nokia's Android phones will be locally manufactured in India.
Nokia unveiled its first Android phones for the global market at Mobile World Congress, and there's a lot to be excited about. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are all aimed at the budget segment, but they bring Nokia's storied design as well as decent specs for the asking price.
India has always been a huge market for Nokia, and...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 9:35 am
OPPO's latest camera tech brings 5x optical zoom with no loss in quality.
OPPO isn't launching a new phone at Mobile World Congress, but the Chinese manufacturer is showing off its latest camera tech at the conference. The company is debuting 5x Dual Camera Zoom, an interesting take on the dual camera module designed to deliver 5x optical zoom without the need for a bulky module.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 8:04 am
The Moto G5 Plus will make its debut in India on March 15.
Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress yesterday, introducing a metal chassis and much-needed spec upgrades. With India being the largest market for the Moto G series, it's not surprising that Motorola is teasing the imminent launch of the Moto G5 Plus in the country. According to a recent tweet, the Moto G5...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 7:27 am
Get a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio for free when you pick up a Google Home.
Google is rolling out a new promotion for the Google Home that includes a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio with every purchase, a $35 value. To avail the deal, you'll have to add either the Chromecast or ChromeCast Audio to your cart along with the Google Home, after which the discount will be applied...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 6:57 am
"We're the makers. The directors and creators of this generation."
At last year's Oscars, Samsung showcased the Gear VR with William H. Macy, while YouTube personality Casey Neistat took the 360-degree camera out onto the red carpet. For this year's Academy Awards, Samsung is once again partnering with Neistat in a commercial titled, "The Rest of Us," where he talks about the increasing role...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 6:06 am
Here's when you'll be able to buy HTC Vive's latest accessories.
HTC announced two new accessories for the Vive last month at CES, and today at Mobile World Congress the company is revealing pricing and availability information. The Vive Tracker — which lets you turn real-world objects into VR peripherals — will be up for sale for developers starting March 27 for $99, with a consumer version...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 1:00 am
MediaTek's Helio X30 has 10 cores and a GPU that's 2.4 times faster than last year's X20.
At Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has officially kicked off availability of its high-end SoC for 2017, the Helio X30. The chipset is built on a 10nm node, and will be making its debut in phones next quarter.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Feb 2017 7:36 am
Get ready to interact with the Google Assistant on your phone.
The Google Assistant is available on the Google Home, Android Wear 2.0, Google's messaging app Allo, the NVIDIA Shield TV, and Android TVs, and Google is now vastly expanding its reach by bringing the AI-based virtual assistant to all phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 9:36 am
WhatsApp has conquered the Indian messaging market.
WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India, and the latest numbers back it up. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has crossed 200 million users from the subcontinent, a drastic uptick from the 160 million it boasted just three months ago.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 7:22 am
Samsung's Secure Folder is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung has officially released the Secure Folder app for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on the Galaxy Apps store. Secure Folder relies on Samsung's Knox security platform to set up a secure encrypted zone on your phone. Anything you store in the Secure Folder — apps, files, documents, or images — will be hidden behind an added...