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[Update: Cheetah and DO Global Respond] A Tale of Two Shady Apps: QuickPic is back on Google Play while ES File Explorer disappears

Earlier this month, it was reported that a bevy of apps by the Chinese company DO Global were partaking in fraudulent activities, abusing permissions and clicking on ads without users' permission to generate fake impressions. In response to these accounts, Google ousted them from the Google Play Store and restricted any attempts to monetize these...

Realme 1, 2 Pro, and U1 will get the Realme 3 Pro’s HyperBoost feature with ColorOS 6

Ever since it branched out of OPPO, Realme has scooped a good share of the highly competitive markets like India. This success can be attributed to the company's efforts to supporting unofficial development as well as bringing new features to older devices. After ensuring that all of the existing devices will get the Android Pie...

Google Contacts tests showing a pop-up panel when adding new contacts

Google is testing out a new interface for adding new contacts to your phonebook with the Google Contacts app. A new card-like interface pops up when you attempt to add a new contact through another app such as WhatsApp, as reported by AndroidPolice. This new card interface slides up on your screen, covering two-thirds of it....

Microsoft’s screen mirroring feature now supports the OnePlus 6/6T, Samsung Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Note 8/9

Ever since Microsoft's dreams to a smartphone ecosystem parallel to Android and iOS were crushed under the competition, it has been fervently devoting its creative energy in support of the other two operating systems. The catalog of Microsoft's apps for Android is much more diverse and includes the Microsoft Launcher, which brings all the data...

Vivo and Realme showed impressive growth in India during Q1 2019, but Xiaomi and Samsung are still on top

India's smartphone market is currently one of the top markets in the world and it has shown growth despite the overall global slowdown in smartphone shipments. This trend is consistent across several developing nations which continue witnessing growth while developed markets see a decline. Counterpoint Research has published their latest report on the Indian market,...

Samsung starts rolling out Android Pie for the Galaxy J4/J4+, Galaxy J6+

Traditionally, Samsung had been among the laggards in terms of the latest software update. But over the last one year, the situation has improved a lot and Samsung has been pushing the latest One UI update based on Android 9.0 Pie to not only its flagships but also some mid-range devices. Now, three more Samsung...

MIUI 10.3.5.0 rolls out for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with new camera modes, incoming call floating window in Game Booster, and more

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was launched in China some months ago, bringing in the goodness of a 48MP sensor in an affordable budget package. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro dominates the discussion in regions like India where it is available, the Redmi Note 7 still makes for a good choice for the rest...

Realme 3 Pro First Impressions: Dear Xiaomi, Take Note!

What makes for a remarkable budget smartphone is a matter of discussion. But for most of us, Xiaomi's Redmi Note series makes the cut as a great offering, considering what it offers for the price. While the success of the Redmi Note 7 duo vouches for their popularity, we can see OPPO's off-shoot Realme taking...

Huawei P30 Pro receives dual-view camera mode through EMUI 9.1.0.153 update

The Huawei P30 Pro, launched last month, has been in the news for the right reasons so far. Reviewers and users alike have praised the phone for its zoom capabilities as well as its performance in low-light and pitch black lighting conditions; and both Tushar and Daniel largely agree with the sentiment. The rest of...

Realme will sell phones in Europe and will start making smartphone accessories

Realme is off to a good start in India, as the company has managed to get decent traction for itself in the budget categories. Realme prides itself upon selling value smartphones which have begun competing against the likes of Xiaomi, providing a similar (or even better) set of specifications at similar price points. Devices like...

Nubia Red Magic 3 with 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855, 48MP rear camera, internal fan launched in China

At an event in China, Nubia has unveiled the next addition to its growing portfolio of gaming smartphones. Meet the Nubia Red Magic 3, a phone that takes gaming smartphones to the next level by introducing an active cooling setup inside of the phone.Specification Nubia Red Magic 3Display 6.65" FHD+ AMOLED display with refresh rate of 90Hz,...

Sony Mobile sold 7 million fewer smartphones in 2018 than 2017, may lay off half its workforce by 2020

It is no secret by now that Sony has not been doing well in the smartphone market. The Xperia Mobile division, credited for innovative devices like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and many others, has ceased to exist on its own and integrated into the "Electronic Products and Solutions" division. Now, more bad news comes...