Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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<p>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 SoCs, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at ip2unique@gmail.com.</p>

Asus ZenFone 4 to Receive Android Oreo Update This Month

Asus's ZenFone 4 is powered by the company's ZenUI skin on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Asus confirmed that an Oreo-based update would rollout to the ZenFone 3 and the ZenFone 4 series in the first half of 2018, but now, we're finally receiving more precise information. According to Green1_ASUS, a moderator in the ZenTalk...

Android Oreo Beta Leaked for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 was announced on August 23, and launched internationally on September 15. It still ships with an Android Nougat-based version of TouchWiz, Samsung's custom skin, but Samsung recently launched an Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in select markets. Previously, trying out the beta required enrolling in Samsung's preview program, but this...

Honor to Launch More Budget Phones in the Sub-₹10,000 Price Bracket in India

In recent months, Huawei's subsidiary Honor has been aggressively pursuing the Indian smartphone market. After launching the flagship Honor 8 Pro earlier this year, Honor announced last month that it would bring the Honor 7X to India in December. The company stated that it would do so at an unbeatable price, such that it would...

LG to Launch the LG V30+ in India on December 13

The LG V30, LG's flagship smartphone for the second half of 2017, was announced on August 31 at IFA 2017. It launched in select markets in October, but it's taken time for the flagship to roll out internationally. That's especially true of India, where LG remained mum on the matter of V30's launch three months after its announcement....

HTC’s November 2017 Revenue Declined a Whopping 26.16% Year-over-Year

In the Android smartphone market, it's fair to say that some manufacturers are doing much better than others. Samsung takes the vast majority of profits, and enjoys the number one position worldwide. Huawei is a rising star, and China-based original equipment manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have experienced an incredible amount of success,...

Android Wear Oreo Update Rolling Out to Supported Smartwatches

It wasn't that long ago that smartwatches were poised to become the "next big thing." Google announced Android Wear, a version of Android optimized for wearables, in 2014. Multiple smartwatches were released that year, including popular ones like the Moto 360. But despite tens of millions in collective sales and uptake from luxury Swiss brands...

Xiaomi Mi A1 to be Available for sale at ₹12,999 starting December 7 in India

The Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched as Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone on September 5 at an event in India. It is now available in 40+ countries, making it a device which has a wide international reach. The device has a decent list of specifications, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080)...

Qualcomm Unveils Kryo 385: Semi-Custom A75 and A55 Cores, 30% Better Performance

Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled its next-generation flagship processor for flagship devices: The Snapdragon 845. It confirmed that Samsung Foundry would fabricate the chip on a 10nm process, and on Wednesday, Qualcomm revealed more details about the new system-on-chip, including the specs of the second-generation Spectra ISP and Hexagon 685 DSP. It also detailed its brand-new Kyro 385 architecture,...

Progressive Web Apps will Replace Google Chrome Apps in 2018

Are web apps better than native apps? That's the question which users have been debating ever since native apps first made their debut. In smartphones, native apps have proved to be more popular than web apps for their reliability and speed. However, the problem is that native apps are not built using open standards, and...

Google Pixel 2 on Sale for ₹39,999 Starting December 7 on Flipkart in India

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were announced on October 4, and released in selected markets in the same month. In India, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were launched on October 26 as online exclusives on Flipkart. The Pixel 2 became available on November 1, while the Pixel 2...

Sony Xperia H8116 and H8166 Smartphones Appear with 4K Displays and Android Oreo

Sony's smartphone lineup for 2017 was completed with the launch of the Xperia XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017 in August. This year, Sony launched multiple high-end phones: the Xperia XZs, the Xperia XZ Premium, the Xperia XZ1, and the XZ1 Compact. Out of these, the Xperia XZ Premium remains the device with...

Honor View 10 Unveiled in the UK Ahead of January 8 Launch

Honor, Huawei's international sub-brand, is a force to be reckoned with. At a launch event in London on Tuesday, it announced that it's the number one smartphone e-brand in China, and recently said that it wants to become the most popular smartphone brand in India. The Honor V10 was launched in China a week ago, and...