Posts From Kishan Vyas

Kishan Vyas
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A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. An Android purist. I can be reached at kishanvyas5595@gmail.com

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...

“Custom Quick Settings” Update Adds App Shortcuts & Improved Lollipop Support

With Android Lollipop, Google introduced Quick Setting tiles to allow you to quickly (and easily) toggle certain features on your device. Starting with the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google introduced the Quick Settings Tiles API to allow users to add their own tiles to the Quick Settings panel. One such application that takes advantage of...

Android Wear 2.0 Expected to Arrive for ZenWatch 3 This Month; ZenWatch 2 OTA Coming Next Month

Google dropped Android Wear 2.0 back in February along with two new smartwatches, the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. At the time, Google promised that the new update would soon start rolling out to all supported hardware. Not only that, it even released a list of compatible smartwatches that would be receiving the jump...

Android 7.0 Nougat is Now Rolling Out For The Moto X Style in Brazil

If you're still holding onto a Moto X Style (aka Moto X Pure Edition), we have some good news to share: the long-awaited Android Nougat update is now finally rolling out for the device. At the time being, the update appears to be rolling out only in Brazil, however, you can expect the rollout to expand...

Vivo’s Prototype Device Showcases New Under-display Fingerprint Scanner

Last month at MWC Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm announced a new range of ultrasonic fingerprint solutions with the introduction of "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors". The new solution allows OEMs to implement a fingerprint sensor under display, glass, or metal. At the time, Qualcomm said that it would be collaborating with Vivo to demonstrate its Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor...

Sailfish OS Community Port Available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

XDA Senior Member piggZ has released a community port of Sailfish OS for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The build is currently in alpha state so there are quite a few things either missing or broken at the moment. The port is based on Lineage OS 13.1 and requires you already have an unlocked bootloader and...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon Wear 1200, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm took the wraps off the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, its latest lower-mid-range SoC. The new chipset brings number of improvements over its predecessor including an updated GPU, improved camera performance as well as faster modem. Snapdragon 450 Unlike the Snapdragon 435, which was an incremental update over the Snapdragon 430,...

T-Mobile Rolls Out LTE-U Support in Select Locations in the US

T-Mobile yesterday announced that they're  rolling out support for LTE-U in the select parts of the US. LTE Unlicenced (LTE-U), utilizes the 5GHz spectrum - commonly used by WiFi devices - to deliver a faster network experience. The way LTE-U works is quite simple: it combines licensed spectrum with the underutilized unlicensed spectrum (5GHz) to...

ElementalX Kernel Available for the OnePlus 5

While the OnePlus 5 is yet to reach consumers' hand in most markets, development for the device has already kicked off. XDA Recognized Member flar2 has brought his popular ElementalX kernel to the OnePlus 5. It goes without saying that you'll require a custom recovery installed on your OnePlus 5 to flash this kernel. The full...