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Xiaomi may also be working on a foldable phone to compete with Samsung

Many smartphone OEMs these days are working feverishly to shrink the bezels of their smartphones as much as possible. Going as far as to using gears and mechanical parts to tuck away the camera sensor (which I think isn't as bad as others have made it out to be). However, for the last 3-4 years,...

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is scheduled to be announced on August 9th at 11 am at the Barclays Center in New York. This is in a little less than 2 weeks from now. It's hard for Samsung to keep this all under wraps because of how high profile this device is. We have seen...

Taking cues from OnePlus, Oppo VP resigns to focus on Realme brand

Oppo is the fourth largest smartphone vendor in India, but the company hasn't traditionally been known for excelling in the value smartphone segment. Instead, the company, along with Vivo, has focused on offline marketing and offline retail to sell phones in the mid-range smartphone market, with the F7 being a prime example. This means that...

OnePlus 6 sales helped OnePlus beat Samsung in India’s premium market

A new report from Counterpoint Research states that OnePlus beat Samsung to lead the premium smartphone market in India for the first time ever for a full quarter. This makes the company the leader of the Indian premium smartphone segment, and what's remarkable here is the amount of time it took for OnePlus to achieve...

Enable YouTube dark theme on Android without root or modified APKs

Back in March, Google announced that the YouTube mobile app for Android and iOS would get a dark mode. That dark theme rolled out for iOS users almost immediately but has taken months to reach the Android version. In fact, Google only recently started testing the dark theme for a handful of users. For those...

WhatsApp rolls out group video and voice calling

WhatsApp is the most popular IP-based messaging app worldwide, but it still suffers from feature limitations. The company has steadily increased the app's feature set in the last few months, adding the ability to switch from a voice call to a video call in the middle of a call, new group features including user search...

Xiaomi Mi A2 camera app gets ported to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a recently launched Android One device, and its camera on paper seems pretty great. For those on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred), there's some great news for you. You can now download the Xiaomi Mi A2 camera application for use on your phone on a custom ROM, ported by...

Asus ZenFone 5Z with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage now available on Flipkart

In recent years, OnePlus has been the strongest smartphone vendor in the affordable premium smartphone market in India. There was a time recently when the company faced almost no competition in the ₹30,000-and-above price segment. Last year, the OnePlus 5T was better than most of its alternatives in the price range. This year, however, both...

[Update: India] Motorola Moto G5 Plus gets Android 8.1 Oreo soak test in Brazil

Lenovo announced the Motorola Moto G5 Plus way back in February 2017, giving users the choice of a design overhaul and the trusty Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The device was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat, and fortunately, also featured in Lenovo's Android Oreo 8.0 upgrade plan. Lenovo is now going a step forward and delivering...

BlackBerry KEY2 is now available on Amazon India

The BlackBerry KEY2 is about as much of a business phone as you'll get these days. Its built-in backlit keyboard and mid-range specifications peg this smartphone as one of the best around for replying quickly to emails and writing longer messages. It launched pretty recently in a lot of places, but now it's making its way...

Linux apps will now run better on low-memory Chromebooks

Earlier this year, Linux apps on Chrome launched on the Pixelbook, a speedy Chromebook with 8GB RAM. Since then, dozens of devices have received support from low-end to high-end, and even ARM Chromebooks too. A recent Chromium commit introduces better resource management for Linux apps on Chrome OS by dynamically managing RAM - great news...

The OnePlus 3/3T will skip Android 8.1 and get Android P

The Android community has been rather split when it comes to OnePlus and their products (and marketing tactics). There's a segment who feel they have stepped up to fill the role where Google's Nexus Program left off, and then there are others who dislike their slogan of "Never Settle." I think it's fair to say...