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Xiaomi releases the kernel sources for the Redmi K30 4G/POCO X2

After a year and half long waiting period, POCO finally expanded its portfolio with the launch of POCO X2 in India. While not a direct successor to the POCO F1, the POCO X2 is filled with all the right ingredients necessary to make its own name. With a smooth 120Hz display, a bigger battery, improved...

ZTE and LG cancel MWC 2020 events citing coronavirus concerns

The death toll from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China has continued to climb over the last few weeks. New cases of infection have risen by double-digit percentages and there are no signs of a slowdown. On top of that, the outbreak is wreaking havoc on the global supply chain, with several companies shutting shop...

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service is now open to all

Game streaming services have become increasingly popular in the last year. Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud are a few examples, but NVIDIA has one of the oldest services in GeForce NOW. Last August, NVIDIA announced the service would be coming to Android, and in October they started a closed beta. Starting today, anyone can sign...

Google Photos incorrectly exported private videos to other users

Google Photos is one of Google's most popular services. It was originally launched as Google+ Photos and bundled with Google+. While Google+ died in 2018, Google Photos was separated from the social network in 2015 and it has thrived ever since. The service lets users upload and store high-resolution photos to the cloud with 15GB...

Developers have earned over $80 billion in total from the Google Play Store

Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP at Google, has confirmed on Twitter that to date, developers have earned over $80 billion in total from the Google Play Store globally, excluding the Chinese market (where Google services are not available). This was announced soon after Alphabet's Q4 earnings call. The disclosure of the cumulative figure motivates software developers to...

You can now recharge prepaid phone plans from some Indian carriers through Google Search

Google is adding a new feature to Google Search in India which will allow users to easily top-up their prepaid mobile connections. The feature comes at a time when major players in the Indian telecom space are struggling and have recently increased the tariff of some of their prepaid recharge packs. As per a recent...

Xiaomi explains why its 100W fast charging isn’t ready yet

When we think of fast charging, generally speaking, Xiaomi isn't the first company that pops into our heads. While they debuted some of the fastest wireless charging on the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G late last year, the company has always been relatively quiet when it comes to charging. That is with one exception -...

OnePlus overtook Samsung to become the #1 premium brand in India in 2019

It seems like Samsung is having a tough time in the Indian market despite seeing significant growth in market share in Q4 2019. Late last month, Counterpoint Research's Q4 2019 Market Monitor report revealed that the company had lost ground to Chinese OEM Vivo in the country. As per the report, Vivo saw a 76%...

POCO X2 First Impressions: A 120Hz display and 64MP camera spur twice the excitement

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1, also known as the POCO F1 in India, was met by an incredible amount of enthusiasm from smartphone enthusiasts after its launch. But its launch was followed by a period of somber silence from Xiaomi and desperation of those expecting to buy an upgraded POCO smartphone. There was even a time when...

POCO X2 with 120Hz display, Snapdragon 730G launches in India at ₹15,999 ($225)

POCO started off as an independent sub-brand of Chinese OEM Xiaomi back in August 2018. With the launch of its first smartphone — the POCO F1 — the brand had a promising start. However, despite the popularity of its budget-friendly flagship-spec device, POCO didn't launch another device for quite a while. Fans wondered whether the...

February 2020 security patches rolling out with fixes for Pixel devices

The shortest month of the year has just begun and Google is rolling out a new batch of security updates. The February 2019 Android security patches include the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. The update is rolling out now for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a,...

5-year old Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is getting an update

When smartphones struggle to get updates after a few months of usage, it may be a surprise to learn that the Samsung Gear S2 is getting a surprise update that aims to improve battery life. The Samsung Gear S2 is a near-5-year-old smartwatch that came out in October 2015, just a few months after the...