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 ip2unique@gmail.com.

Download LineageOS 15.1 for Xiaomi Mi A1, Samsung Galaxy S5, ZenFone 2, Xperia XA2, Lenovo P2, & OPPO R5/R5s/R7+/R7s

LineageOS 15.1 is now officially available for a bunch of new devices including the Xiaomi Mi A1, Samsung Galaxy S5 (multiple variants), ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser, ASUS ZenFone 2 Selfie, Sony Xperia XA2, Lenovo P2, OPPO R5, OPPO R5s, OPPO R7 Plus, and OPPO R7s. LineageOS 15.1 is the latest version of LineageOS, based on Android...

Motorola launches the 5000mAh-powered Moto E5 Plus and the Moto E5 in India

Motorola has launched the Motorola Moto E5 Plus and the Moto E5 in India. The Moto E5 Plus will go on sale for ₹11,999 ($174), while the Moto E5 will be available for ₹9,999 ($145). The smartphones slot in below the Motorola Moto G6 in Motorola's budget 2018 smartphone lineup. The Moto E5 Plus and the...

Asus ZenFone 5Z now getting update with improved camera performance, June security patches, and more

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is Asus' current flagship smartphone. It was announced at Mobile World Congress, and it went on sale in a few markets last month. Last week, the company launched the phone in India starting at a competitive price tag of ₹29,999 ($436) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version. Now, the phone is...

MIUI 9 China Stable (Android Oreo) available for Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi Note 2, and Mi Mix

MIUI 10 may be the latest version of Xiaomi's custom UI, but that doesn't mean that MIUI 9 has become obsolete. In fact, it will take months for Xiaomi to release Global Stable and China Stable ROMs for its devices. The company has already specified the roll-out schedule for MIUI 10 Global Beta, as well...

OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black model now available in India

OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black model in India. The phone costs ₹43,999 ($640). At first, it will go on sale via Amazon on July 10, 12PM IST. Sales on OnePlus.net and via offline channels will begin on July 14. To recap, the company had launched the OnePlus 6 globally on May 16,...

The 10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 may ditch the home button

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 has been leaked in an official regulatory photo for the first time. The Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 is an upcoming Android tablet that has been seen in Samsung's Bluetooth filings from May. TabletMonkeys has leaked the first photo of the Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. The tablet will not have physical navigation...

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy S10 may have a side fingerprint scanner

It's early days yet, but we are already starting to see rumors and leaks for Samsung's next S series flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+. Reports have indicated that the Plus model may have triple cameras, and it may have a 6.44-inch display. There may be three models of the Galaxy S10,...

MIUI 10 Global Beta 8.7.5 released for eight Xiaomi devices

Recently, Xiaomi revealed the roll-out schedule of MIUI 10, the next version of MIUI. MIUI 10 comes in two variants: MIUI 10 China and MIUI 10 Global. The Global ROM is intended for a global audience and comes with Google Play services integration, and Xiaomi phones that are sold internationally ship with MIUI Global. We...

Poor Galaxy S9 sales may have ended Samsung’s record profit run

Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance of Q2 2018. The company reported consolidated sales of approximately 58 trillion won ($51.8 billion), with consolidated operating profit of approximately 14.8 trillion won ($13.2 billion). For the past four quarters, Samsung Electronics has reported record profits. The company has experienced success with selling DRAM, NAND, OLED displays, and...

It’s possible to root the Android subsystem on Chromebooks

Chrome OS gained Android app support a few years ago. Chromebooks therefore have a functioning Android subsystem, which lets them run Android apps, run ADB shell, etc. (This is separate from the newer feature that allows Linux apps to be run on Chromebooks.) One of Android's most famous characteristics is that it can be rooted...

Huawei P20 Pro XDA Review: A Low-Light Photography Master

The Huawei P20 Pro is Huawei’s most ambitious phone yet. The company has been steadily climbing the ranks of Android device makers, to the point where it is now the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor. In China, the company is in first place, while in Europe, it is a rising star. Despite experiencing trouble competing in...

Reliance announces the JioPhone 2 and Jio GigaFiber FTTH service

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has officially announced the JioPhone 2, the successor to last year's JioPhone. Secondly, registrations for Jio GigaFiber -- the company's name for its much-awaited fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service -- will start on August 15th. Let's take a look at both of the announcements: Reliance JioPhone...