Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The areas in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at [email protected]

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Honor 10, Moto G6, and Moto E5 Forums now open

This week, we have seen major smartphone launches from Sony, Honor and Motorola. Two months have now passed since Mobile World Congress, and many device makers have launched their device portfolios for the first half of 2018. In March, we saw the launches of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite, as well as...

Xiaomi Mi 7 delayed to Q3 because of 3D facial recognition technology

3D facial scanning sensors haven't made their way to Android smartphones yet. It should be noted that this doesn't mean that face unlock isn't found in Android phones. In fact, device makers such as OnePlus and Honor have improved upon Android's default face unlock feature with their own implementations. Face unlock on phones such as...

LG G7 ThinQ will have a dedicated Google Assistant button

The LG G7 ThinQ will launch on May 2nd. At this point, most of the major specifications of the device have been leaked, including the fact that it will have a M+ LCD panel with a display notch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, 16MP + 16MP rear cameras, and AI features. Previously, a report stated...

Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered Offline Language Packs

Microsoft Translator is Microsoft's competitor to Google Translate. The app has a broad feature set, and it features translation capabilities in many languages. Users can use it for text-to-speech translation in many languages. Now, Microsoft has announced that Translator has added new capabilities that allow users and developers to get AI-powered translations whether they are connected...

Moto G6 Plus is now official with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display and the Snapdragon 630 SoC

On Thursday, Motorola, officially announced the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play at an event in Brazil. What's common about these phones is that they will officially launch in the United States. (We have already posted our first impressions with the phones.) Surprisingly, however, Motorola also launched another phone at...

Honor 10 announced with a 5.84″ notched display and dual cameras

Honor's last flagship, the Honor View 10, was announced for international markets in December after a November announcement in China. It went on sale in a number of markets such as India and the U.K. in January, and in March it finally went on sale in the U.S. Since then, we have seen multiple rumors about a new...

Motorola Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play announced: Here are the Specifications, Pricing, and Availability

Last month, Motorola confirmed that new Moto phones would be launched in April with a change in leadership. At an event in Brazil on Thursday, it officially announced the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. The Moto G6 is the successor to the Moto G5S. The Moto E5 Plus and...

Huawei P20 Pro and P20 Lite to launch in India on April 24

Huawei hasn't launched a new smartphone in India for quite some time. The Huawei P9 from 2016 and the Nexus 6P from 2015 are still the latest Huawei phones visible on the company's Indian website. Since then, Huawei has globally launched the Mate 9, P10, P10 Plus, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20, and P20...

Toyota won’t use Android Auto over privacy concerns

Android Auto is a mobile app that mirrors information from an Android smartphone to a car's dashboard. It enables users to mirror content such as Google Maps, telephony, messaging apps, and more, and comes in a driver-friendly user interface. (Wireless Android Auto is also now live for the Google Pixel and Nexus devices.) Announced back...

Razer releases kernel source code and factory images for the Razer Phone’s Android Oreo release

The Razer Phone was released in November 2017 as a phone specifically targeted for gamers. It has a high-end list of specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, 8GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) IGZO 120Hz IPS LCD, 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras, and a 4000mAh battery. The phone shipped with...

ZTE may lose its Android software license

The situation is moving from bad to worse for ZTE. On Monday, the US Commerce Department banned American companies from selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years. This was said to be sparked by ZTE's violation of an agreement that was reached after it was "caught illegally selling US goods to Iran." ZTE...

Google Voice integration with Sprint is ending on June 1st

Google Voice is a US-only service lets users replace their traditional phone numbers. It does this by giving a free phone number which users can use for phone calls and text messages on multiple devices. The Google Voice apps for mobile languished for five years, but Google finally overhauled them last year. Recently, Google stated...