Posts From Kishan Vyas

Kishan Vyas
104 posts

A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. An Android purist.

FCC Filing Indicates HTC Could Enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the U11 Via a Software Update

A new FCC filing from HTC shows that the company is planning to roll out a firmware update that will  enable support for Bluetooth 5.0 on the HTC U11. The U11, which was launched back in May this year, comes with Bluetooth 4.2. However, if this new FCC filing is anything to go by, owners of...

Action Launcher v26 Brings Google Now Integration, Adds Notification Dots Support and More

Today, the lead developer behind Action Launcher, Chris Lacy, announced the release of a new update to its popular launcher application -- Action Launcher v26. As always, the new update packs in a plethora of new features including support for Google Now integration and many Android O-based features. Nova Launcher added Google Now integration last month and...

Xiaomi Launches Mi 5X with 5.5-inch Full HD Display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and Dual-cameras

In its launch event in China yesterday, Xiaomi officially launched a new mid-range smartphone, their latest Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Mi 5X sports a metal unibody design with an anti-fingerprint coating and features rounded corners to make for a comfortable hand grip. On the front, it has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x...

HMD Global Reportedly Launching the Nokia 8 Flagship on August 16 in London

Ever since HMD Global launched its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone lineup earlier this year, Android community has been eagerly waiting for a proper Nokia flagship that can go head to head against other flagship devices such as the Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S8. Now new reports coming in suggest that the first ever Nokia flagship is...

LG Q8 to Go on Sale in Select European Markets Starting This Week (SD820, 5.2-inch Display)

Originally announced last week on their Italian website, LG today made a formal announcement of its latest Q series smartphone, the LG Q8, along with its availability details. The LG Q8 is basically a mini version of the LG V20, offering a premium smartphone experience in a compact size. According to Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile...

Xiaomi Launches the new Mi Max 2 In India for ₹16,999 ($265)

At its launch event in Delhi, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its latest phablet device, the Mi Max 2, in the Indian market. The Mi Max 2 is the follow up to the surprisingly-successful Mi Max, which Xiaomi claims sold upwards of 3 million units worldwide. With the Mi Max 2, the company is hoping...

Google Won’t Add Support for aptX on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

With Android O, Google added support for more Bluetooth audio codecs such as Sony's LDAC as well as Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD to enable high-quality bluetooth audio streaming on supported devices. If you're on an Android O Developer Preview, you can find an option to choose between various Bluetooth audio codecs under Developer Options. However,...

Moto E4 Plus With 5,000 mAh Battery and Android 7.1.1 Launched in India for ₹9,999 ($155)

Originally announced back in last month, today, Motorola launched the second device in its Moto E lineup in India in the form of the Moto E4 Plus. The Moto E4 Plus is a higher-specced version of the Moto E4 which was launched in the country just last month with a price tag of RS. 8,999. Speaking...

LG Q6+, Q6, and Q6α Officially Announced With 5.5″ FullVision 18:9 Display and Snapdragon 435 SoC

Yesterday, LG Electronics announced a new lineup of affordable smartphones in South Korea with the launch of the Q series. LG says the Q series is its latest line of powerful, mid-range smartphones that combines premium features from LG's high-end smartphones with affordable price points. With the Q series, LG is bringing its FullVision display technology...

June Security Update Blocks Remapping Apps on T-Mobile Galaxy S8/S8+

First introduced with the Galaxy S8/S8+, Bixby is Samsung's take on virtual assistants, competing directly against the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. While we can't say for sure how much of a difference Bixby will make to the overall user experience of the Galaxy S8/S8+ (so far, not much), it appears that Samsung...

Latest Android Platform Distribution Numbers Show Nougat Crossing 10% User base; Marshmallow Still on Top

Hot on the heels of the release of July's Android security bulletin, Google has released latest numbers of Android platform distribution data. This data was recorded over a 7-day period that ended on July 5. Google notes that any version with less than 0.1% install base is not included in this list. This month, Android Nougat finally...

Android Security Bulletin Released for July 2017; OTAs Start Rolling out to Pixels and Supported Nexus Devices

It's that time of the month again: Google has just released Android monthly security bulletin for the month of July along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. The update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. There are again two security patch strings...