Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India who has been tinkering with Android 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 ip2unique@gmail.com.

Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ and LG K10 may be Announced at CES 2018

Rumor had it that Samsung would give a sneak peek at the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, but now, that seems increasingly unlikely. The Seoul, South Korea-based company's not skipping the festivities altogether, though -- according to a report in ETNews, Samsung will take the wraps off its mid-range Galaxy A...

New Gboard Beta Adds URL Field Suggestions and Handwriting Support

Google Keyboard, Google's keyboard for Android, relaunched as Gboard last year. It was a top-to-bottom redesign that integrated Google search, brought support for image searches, and added a dedicated number row. Since then, the keyboard has been updated with a number of other features, including emoji and GIF suggestions, improved voice typing, Google Translate, RTL enhancements, cursor control, and...

Google Inbox is Showing Unsubscribe Cards to get rid of Unwanted Mailing Lists

Google launched Inbox for Gmail as a private invitation-only product back in October 2014. Seven months later, the company released it for all users. The basic premise of Inbox is to automatically categorize email, with bundled emails, smart reply, and snooze functionality. Inbox hasn't replaced Gmail yet, as the functionality of both apps still differs...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Shown Off in 3D Renders with 3.5mm Headphone Jack

In recent weeks, the rumor mill has revealed quite a few pieces of information relevant to Samsung's upcoming 2018 flagships: the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. We know that they won't have an in-display fingerprint sensor and their fingerprint sensors could be supplied by Egistec. Other reports have stated that they may have a...

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Launched in India for Rs. 38,999

At an event in Mumbai on Thursday, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. The company officially revealed the phone in India on December 2, but chose not to release details about its pricing or say whether or not it would be exclusive to the Indian subcontinent. Thankfully, the event filled in the missing...

Hands on with the OnePlus 5T Star Wars: The Last Jedi Edition

In November, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T—a mid-cycle refresh to the OnePlus 5. Unlike 2016's OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5T doesn't feature a bump in the specifications as it has the same system-on-chip, RAM, and storage configurations. Instead, the OnePlus 5T is a redesign of the OnePlus 5 with a bigger and more modern 6-inch...

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 Certified by 3C, Could Launch in January

This year, Nokia phones made a comeback through a licensing deal with HMD Global. The latter bought the rights Nokia's brand, and it chose Android as the mobile operating system for its new devices. Shortly after, HMD Global launched the budget Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 in quick succession, and followed them up with...

Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

The Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in September as the manufacturer's first Android One smartphone, and it almost single-handedly revitalized interest in Google's entry-level hardware platform. That's because of specifications that include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, and 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras....

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Surfaces in Hands-on Video

Over the past couple of months, we've started to see leaks of Samsung's 2018 Galaxy A series smartphones. The company released the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 earlier this year, and multiple reports suggest that the A5 and the A7 will ship as the Galaxy A8 and A8+ next year. We've already seen live images of...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 will Have a Better Iris Scanner with 3MP Iris Camera Lens

The rumor mill for the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ is ramping up as the rumored launch of Samsung's 2018 smartphones approaches. By now, you might have heard that the phones will be iterative improvements over their predecessors; that they'll be available in black, gold, blue and purple colors; that they might have a higher screen-to-body ratio than the...

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Manual Published on Samsung’s Website

We know that Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ in the first half of 2018, but they won't be the only devices the company announces early next year. Samsung's Galaxy A series is due for a refresh, and reliable rumors suggest that the next Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy...

Janus Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Modify Apps without Affecting their Signatures

Android is installed on a huge large number of devices, and that makes it a target for malicious attackers. Vulnerabilities in Google's mobile operating system continue to be discovered every month, but the good news is that Google is usually diligent about fixing them in regular security patches which are then offered to OEMs, who...