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[Update: Not Nougat] Amazon updates its 2017 Fire tablets to FireOS 6 based on Android 7.1 Nougat

Amazon Fire tablets are most popular for their dirt-cheap pricing and accessibility. The software inside them, while based on Android, is a long shot from the Android experience you'll find on other devices. For one, Amazon doesn't bother with Google Play certification, which means that they have greater control over open-source Android without having to...

[Update 2: Launch Date] New Xiaomi smartphone gets certified, possibly the Redmi Note 9

Xiaomi lifted the covers off the Redmi Note 9 series early last month at an online-only launch event in India. As part of the series, the company launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G chip, a quad-camera setup, and up to 33W fast charging support. Unlike...

[Update: Possible July Launch] OnePlus 8 Lite could launch under the OnePlus Z branding later this year

OnePlus is now a premium smartphone brand, leaning into the category of luxury products such as the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition or the Concept One. But almost everyone who has enamored the brand knows that it started very humbly. It focussed its energy on flagship-grade devices sans the flagship pricing. However, every new series...

[Update: Galaxy BudsX] New Samsung Galaxy Buds leak with no stem and a kidney-shaped design

The Samsung Galaxy Buds from last year were easily among some of the best truly wireless earbuds on the market. So when leaks about a Samsung Galaxy Buds+ first surfaced online earlier this year, we had high hopes about the next-gen TWS earbuds from the company. Sadly though, the Galaxy Buds+ were just a minor...

[Update 2: Launch Date] Possible Xiaomi Mi Note 10 “Lite” gets certified by the FCC with Snapdragon 730G and penta-cameras

Back in November, Xiaomi surprised everyone by bringing back the Mi Note lineup, which had not seen a new entry since the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in 2017. These new devices were the Mi Note 10 and its Pro variant. Both pack a Snapdragon 730G processor, and the other specs are expectedly mid-range for an...

[Update: Official] WhatsApp is increasing the group voice and video call limits to 8 users

WhatsApp's group audio and video calling feature, which was released all the way back in 2018, is finally getting a much-needed upgrade. According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, the latest beta release of the popular messaging app increases the limit of participants in group audio and video calls, allowing users to connect with up to...

Developer ports One UI 2.1 and Samsung Galaxy S20 features to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9

One UI 2.1 is the latest iteration of Samsung's Android 10-based skin that debuted on the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones. Samsung later rolled out the One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, and the Galaxy Tab...

Google Stadia is adding PUBG, games from EA and Square Enix, and 2 new “First on Stadia” exclusives

Stadia is Google's first attempt to create a cloud gaming platform. Since it was announced last year, there have been concerns about the number of games (or lack thereof) that would be available and if it was worth investing in the platform. Stadia has gradually added more games to its library and today it's getting...

Nokia 6.2 and Black Shark 2 receive stable Android 10 update

Ever since Google rolled out the first stable Android 10 build for its Pixel devices back in September last year, several OEMs have followed suit and released the update to some of their devices. HMD Global's Nokia has been doing a great job of sticking to its Android 10 update roadmap so far and has...

Broadcom aims to settle EU antitrust probe with offer to scrap exclusivity deals

U.S. chipmaker Broadcom, one of the biggest suppliers of Wi-Fi/Bluetooth modems and SoCs for TVs around the world, has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers in an attempt to settle an ongoing EU antitrust investigation against the company. The European Commission kicked off the antitrust probe back in June last...

Samsung may source some OLED panels from BOE for the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy A91

Displays have always been one of Samsung's strong suits. The company has been known to offer some of the best OLED panels on its smartphones for quite a while now, with its latest flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra taking things to a whole new level. Samsung's displays are, in fact, so good that several other manufacturers...

Exclusive: This is the upcoming Realme Watch

Realme entered the wearable space in India with the Realme Buds Air TWS earbuds, following it up with the Realme Band smart wristband. While the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the launch plans of the company (and everyone else's), Realme has continued to work on its next wearable, the Realme Watch. The existence...