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Nokia 2.1 and Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual receive Android 10 update

Android 10 has now been out for close to a year, and Android 11 is just around the corner. Since last year's Android release has been available for quite a while now, most flagship and mid-range smartphones that are eligible for an Android 10 update from their respective manufacturers have received the update. However, there...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Hands on: Probably my favorite phone of the year

When the original Galaxy Fold began malfunctioning in the hands of major reviewers in April 2019, it seemed like Samsung's vision of a foldable future had crashed before it could even start. But a relatively problem-free relaunch six months later, followed by the successful launch of a second foldable device, put Samsung back on track....

PUBG Mobile, APUS Launcher, Baidu, ShareSave by Xiaomi and 114 other apps banned by Government of India

Following up on the ban of 59 apps, including TikTok and Mi Community, in India in June 2020, and then another 47 apps in July 2020, the Government of India has now banned 118 more apps, including some big names like PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite, APUS Launcher, Baidu, AFKArena, ShareSave by Xiaomi, GO SMS...

Kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Moto G Stylus, Moto G 5G Plus, Motorola One Zoom, Motorola One Fusion, and Moto E (2020) are live

Access to the kernel sources gives power users a chance to dive deeper into the code that runs the corresponding Android-powered device. Besides improving the overall performance, tweaking such sources allow the modding community to add new capabilities that are otherwise not offered in the stock configuration. Kernel source releases also help developers to port...

OnePlus Nord now supports Google AR Core

The OnePlus Nord was announced in July 2020 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 90Hz display, and a quad rear camera setup at an exciting starting price of ₹24,999/€399. The phone has made its way into the hands of reviewers and users alike, and the reception for the smartphone has largely been positive so far. OnePlus has...

Kanbani is a Free and Encrypted Task Management Solution

Task managing is done most efficiently with a method called "kanban" which is Japanese for "billboard". This method of task management includes three separate lists. These lists include the "to do", "doing", and "done" stage of a tast. Each section is filled with separate cards that act as your tasks. To bring this style of...

[Update: POCO M2 teaser] Xiaomi Redmi 9 could launch under the POCO brand in some markets

POCO has evolved into an independent brand in markets like India, but it continues to share resources with Xiaomi across several key sectors like Product R&D. This is the reason why devices launched after POCO's rebirth have been rebranded Xiaomi/Redmi devices. For instance, the POCO X2 (phoenixin) launched in India is a rebranded Redmi K30...

Redmi 9A with MediaTek Helio G25 SoC launched in India for ₹6,799 (~$93)

Xiaomi is flooding the Indian market with Redmi 9 variants, offering users key choice options at a wide price level. The barrage started with the Redmi 9 Prime (rebranded global Redmi 9), followed by the Redmi 9 (rebranded Redmi 9C). Now, we have the Redmi 9A, which thankfully does not add to the confusion as...

Google rolls out Chrome OS 85 with Wi-Fi Sync, simpler settings, and a mic slider

Chrome OS is the main USP of Chromebooks, riding upon a perennially-connected internet ecosystem to offer users the OS experience. While the upstream Chromium OS is open-source and can be compiled from the source code, Chrome OS is only available pre-installed on hardware from Google manufacturing partners. As such, you do need to rely on...

The ASUS ZenFone 7 flagship smartphones tout a motorized Flip Camera and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865

The ASUS ZenFone series has been a solid contender in the affordable flagship space for a few generations, but ASUS devices have generally flown under the radar for various reasons. The ASUS ZenFone 6, or ASUS 6Z as it is called in India, was a prime example of an underrated smartphone, giving us some of...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 732G and confirms it’s coming to a POCO phone

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G were announced back in April 2019. Since then, the two SoCs have been featured in a number of key mid-range devices, including the Mi Note 10 Lite, POCO X2, Realme X2, Motorola One Fusion+, and the Google Pixel 4a. Most of these devices target the comfortable mid-range segment, or...

Galaxy Tab S7 Unveiled – Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPad Pro

At its second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. These two tablets represent the best of what Samsung has to offer, which makes them the de facto best Android tablets on the market since, apart from...