Posts From Kishan Vyas

Kishan Vyas
Kishan Vyas 261 posts

A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. Direct inquiries to [email protected]

CarbonROM releases its Android 10 custom ROM for 13 Google, Xiaomi, and OnePlus devices

In a blogpost, the CarbonROM team has announced the release of first official Android 10 based builds for Xiaomi, OnePlus, Essential and Nexus devices. The new CarbonROM revision 8.0 is codenamed PAX, after the Latin word for peace. This new release not only bumps up the Android version officially, but it also brings along the...

Snapdragon 865-powered iQOO 3 price slashed by up to ₹4,000 in India

Vivo's sub-brand made its debut in the Indian market in February with the launch of the iQOO 3. We recently concluded our review of the device, crowning it one of the fastest phones out there. The iQOO 3 is a gaming-oriented smartphone and offers a very powerful hardware package for its price, ranging from top...

Peafowl Theme Maker helps you make custom themes for Huawei and Honor devices running EMUI

Theming is an integral element of Android customization. Many OEMs that ship a custom flavor of Android on their phones bundle a theming engine to let users decorate their phones as they like. Similar to MIUI and ColorOS, Huawei also offers theming functionality on its custom skin EMUI through the Themes app. The app offers...

Nubia Play 5G with 144Hz display and Snapdragon 765G launched in China

After launching the flagship Nubia Magic 5G last month, Nubia is back again with yet another gaming-oriented phone. The company officially unveiled the Nubia Play 5G in China through an online launch event. The new Nubia Play 5G aims to deliver a superior gaming experience on budget and as such, it retains many of the...

Digital Wellbeing v1.0.3 renames Wind Down to Bedtime Mode and adds a new charging trigger

A new Digital Wellbeing beta, version 1.0.306697358.beta, is rolling out on the Google Play Store and it brings along some useful additions to the app including a name change and UI overhaul to the Wind Down mode, a new charging trigger and more. The most notable change this new beta introduces is the renaming of the...

Samsung announces a blood pressure monitoring app for the Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung on Tuesday announced that the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch will soon be able to monitor the blood pressure of its users in South Korea. The company said in a press release that its Samsung Health Monitor application has been cleared by South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety as a Software...

OPPO A52 and A72 are two mid-range smartphones coming to Europe

Earlier this month we confirmed the existence of two OPPO phones that the Chinese company was planning to launch globally. The first was the OPPO Find X2 Neo which was a rebranded version of the Chinese Reno 3 Pro that was launched around the end of 2019. We also learned about the existence of the...

Xiaomi releases kernel sources for the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 builds

General Public Licence v2, better known as GPLv2, mandates every Android smartphone manufacturer to publicly release the part of Linux kernel code that they have shipped on their smartphones. OEMs like OnePlus and POCO are known for providing Day 1 source code release while others often take their sweet time to fulfill their legal obligation....

Qualcomm partners with BOE to bring Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanners to more devices

In a move to push wider adoption of its in-display ultrasonic fingerprint technology on premium smartphones, Qualcomm on Tuesday inked a strategic deal with the Chinese smartphone display maker BOE. Under this partnership, BOE‌ will offer its customers integrated OLED panels with Qualcomm’s 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensors built-in. BOE‌ is the second-largest smartphone OLED panel...

ASUS rolls out an AOSP-based Android 10 beta for the ZenFone 5

In November last year, ASUS began rolling out stable Android 10 to the ZenFone 6 series. The rollout was extended to the ZenFone 5Z a few weeks later. However, at the time, the mid-range ZenFone 5 was missing from the list, drawing speculations from users that there will not be any further Android updates. But...

iQOO 3 5G Review – One of the Fastest but not Smoothest Smartphones

Last month, Vivo's new sub-brand, iQOO, made its first foray into the Indian market with the launch of a brand new flagship smartphone called the iQOO 3 5G. This flagship smartphone boasts some of the most cutting edge hardware on the Indian market with the central theme revolving around delivering a superior gaming-focused experience in...

Smartphones to become more expensive in India following tax increase

India’s Goods and Services Tax Council decided on Saturday to raise the tax rate on smartphones and specified components to 18%, a sharp 6% increase from the previous 12%. This hike will inevitably cause an increase in smartphone prices across all segments, and many fear it will have negative consequences on the growth of the...