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LG G7 ThinQ supports A/B partitions for seamless updates

The newly launched LG G7 ThinQ is a return to greatness for the South Korean technology giant. The company has been hard at work making this the best LG phone to date. They've been trying to improve the experience of previously released devices by opening up their Software Update Center. Speaking of updates, the LG...

Spotify on Android will finally let you re-order songs in playlists

If you haven't heard about Spotify before, it is one of the largest and most popular music streaming services. With a user base of 170 Million users as of Q1 2018, of which 75 Million are paying subscribers, Spotify comes ahead of competitors like Apple Music, which has 50 Million subscribers (including those on free...

Snap may launch a gaming platform to let you play games in Snapchat

Everybody knows Snapchat even if they don't use it. The social media giant is built upon one simple premise - disappearing photographs and messages. You send a photo and it's gone 10 seconds later. Simple, right? Well on Android, Snapchat has a long, much-disliked history. So much so that the company pledged late last year...

Google Maps, YouTube, & Assistant coming to smart feature phones running KaiOS like Reliance’s JioPhone

KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system that is forked from Boot 2 Gecko (B2G), an open-source community-driven successor of the now extinct Firefox OS (which was discontinued by Mozilla in 2016). It's made for smart feature phones. Smart feature phones are a new class of feature phones that have limited memory and processing power,...

Nokia 9 with Snapdragon 845 & in-display fingerprint sensor may be coming

HMD Global has released a number of smartphones under the Nokia brand already. Most of these devices have been low-end and mid-range devices and this has left out a big segment of the community. For those of us waiting for the company to create something impressive and unique, it's good to hear that they have...

Facebook is testing keyword snoozing to block spoilers, unwanted politics, etc.

Have you ever been spoiled on Facebook from a friend or relative liking a post about a certain TV show or movie? The latest Avengers film springs to mind, with Facebook being chock full of spoilers and friends and family posting everywhere about it. If that's ever happened you're going to love this new feature...

Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy Note 9 may feature ISOCELL Plus tech to take better pictures

Photography is a complicated field that requires a lot of knowledge about camera sensors, optics, and more in order to make sense of technical jargon. The quality of smartphone cameras has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, thanks to advances in image processing (such as image stacking as employed by Google's...

Vivo’s 3D sensing tech has 10X more sensor points than Apple iPhone X’s Face ID

Biometric authentication has become increasingly popular since its re-introduction in smartphones in 2013. We have had fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, and 3D facial scanning modules. The Apple iPhone X uses 3D facial scanning in the form of Face ID, while Xiaomi and Oppo have adopted 3D facial scanners in the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition...

Samsung Galaxy J8 now available in India for INR 18,990

Samsung has been focusing a huge amount on their flagships as of late, bringing out new a new color option for both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ across the world, for example. They haven't forgotten about the budget sector though where they remain one of the top brands in India. To...

Developers are facing huge drop in new installs after Play Store algorithm changes

Some Android app and game developers are panicking because their daily installation rates have plummeted in the past week. These developers have noticed new downloads slow down by up to 90%. The affected developers quickly realized they were not alone in these changes to their day-to-day app installation rate with multiple threads on Reddit, a...

Apple & Samsung settle lawsuit over alleged copying of iPhone design

Apple and Samsung's long-standing patent dispute over alleged copying of the iPhone's design is finally coming to an end. The two companies have settled the dispute that started way back in 2011 when Apple first accused Samsung of copying the iPhone's design in their Galaxy smartphone. This news comes from a court filing from the U.S....

Nearly every Philips Android TV device will get Android Oreo

With Android P on the horizon, many Android TVs are only now starting to get the update to Android Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi Box got it the other day, and the Nvidia Shield TV only got it a few weeks prior to that. Now Philips is getting around to updating its Android TVs too. Nearly...