Posts From Skanda Hazarika

Skanda Hazarika
Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

Future Samsung Galaxy S20 update will address random reboot issue that some users are facing

The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is the perfect example of cutting edge, monster-specced flagship. Be it the processor, connectivity options or the camera, Samsung is ready to outperform its competitors in every segment. However, software optimizations play a significant role in the premium smartphone experience and the Korean OEM is well aware of that. The...

Realme 6, 6 Pro, 2, 2 Pro, and C1 get updates with March 2020 security patches

With the launch of the Realme X2 Pro in October 2019, Realme entered the flagship segment. Their subsequent flagship – Realme X50 Pro, powered by a 5G enabled Snapdragon 865 chipset - greatly helped the BBK Electronics-owned brand to cement a place in the elite category. The mid-range tier is not completely left behind either,...

HMD Global rolls out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 2.2

Google's Android One ecosystem is still alive thanks to HMD Global, as the Nokia brand has earned a very good reputation among Android purists. Nokia phones receive regular security updates regardless of the price tag, and Android 10 is already available for a bunch of mid-range Nokia phones, such as the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1...

Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M30s receive Android 10 with One UI 2.0

Samsung kickstarted the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 rollout via an introductory beta program back in October 2019. While several devices from the flagship Galaxy S and Note lineup were part of the initiative, the company did not include Galaxy M series as well as Galaxy A series of smartphones under the beta program. Interestingly,...

Samsung rolls out Android 10 with One UI 2.0 to the Galaxy A40, Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A7 (2018)

The latest version of Samsung's in-house Android skin, i.e. One UI 2.1, is currently available on the Galaxy Z Flip as well as on the Galaxy S20 series, while phones like the Galaxy Note 10, S10, Note 9, and S9 are scheduled to get the update soon. On the other hand, a bunch of  'A'...

Download: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 receives stable Android 10 update with MIUI 11

The initial MIUI 11 beta update for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was based on Android Pie, but the phone eventually received a taste of Android 10 via the closed beta channel back in October of last year. The stable version of MIUI 11 for the Mi Mix 3 landed in the beginning of November,...

LG V60 ThinQ kernel source code is now available

The LG V60 ThinQ couldn't appear at MWC 2020 as the company skipped the event due to COVID-19 fears. Thanks to a number of leaks, we had a pretty clear idea about the flagship much before the slated release. LG finally decided to unveil the V60 ThinQ through an online-only event. The phone features a...

OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro get their first Open Beta builds with Live Caption support

Unlike the regular OnePlus 7 series, the OnePlus 7T lineup runs Android 10 based OxygenOS 10 out of the box. As a result, owners of these phones missed out on the thrill of running a new version of Android via the Open Beta channel till date. The Chinese OEM does prefer to test run new...

Samsung Galaxy A70 receives Android 10 based One UI 2.0 once again

Samsung's current-gen flagship Galaxy S20 family comes with One UI 2.1, a small increment over the Android 10 based One UI 2.0 skin found in Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lineup. The OEM will eventually deliver the new update to legacy phones, although a proper timeline is not available yet. To Samsung's credit, the mid-rangers...