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Telegram 5.10 brings silent messages, slow mode in group chats, new attachment menu, and more

The Telegram messenger is hailed for its virtue of being pro-privacy and pro-consumer, which is why it remains to be one of our favorite means to communicate. In the last couple of updates, Telegram added animated stickers as well as certain privacy-focused features including the ability to add contacts based on your geographical location as...

Reliance Jio Fiber to launch commercially in India from September 5 with ₹700 ($10) monthly plan

Ever since its launch on September 5, 2016, Reliance Jio has revolutionized the way Indians have consumed data. Thanks to Jio's initial generosity and the subsequent pricing wars that it sparked, 4G LTE data ended up becoming very cheap and widely available, fundamentally altering the way Indians consumed data. The fastest-growing operator in the world...

LG G8X leak shows that LG is still sticking with the headphone jack

LG's smartphone business is far from flourishing. The company announced a 21% dip YoY in its smartphone business during the earnings call for the second quarter of 2019. However, LG does not seem to be giving up and has been banking on 5G to bounce back from tough times. Meanwhile, is is likely to be...

Samsung announces its crazy 108MP Bright HMX camera sensor in partnership with Xiaomi

Xiaomi recently announced that an upcoming Redmi device would be using the 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. Tucked away at the end of the announcement was a teaser for an upcoming Mi series device which would be using an absolutely crazy 108MP sensor from Samsung that can take images with a resolution of 12,032 x...

MIUI 10 (Android Pie) rolls out for the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A alongside kernel sources

Back in April, we learned through Xiaomi’s software update roadmap that devices such as the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A were seemingly not going to receive Android Pie. The company later changed its mind and started recruiting beta testers for the Pie update for both devices. After spending over a month in closed beta testing,...

OnePlus 6/6T get Fnatic Mode, DC Dimming, and August 2019 patches with OxygenOS 9.0.8/9.0.16

OnePlus is on a roll with security patches this time around. Their top-tier flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro, received the August 2019 Security Patches before Google even got around to updating the security bulletin. Later on, the OnePlus 7 also received the update with the new security patches; followed by updates to the OnePlus 3,...

Huawei Mate 30 will be announced on September 19th

The Huawei Mate 30 is set to be announced as early as September 19th, according to a report from Russian news site hi-tech.mail.ru. The report comes from a comment made by Dr. Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei Consumer Business Software, who spoke about EMUI 10 and the upcoming Kirin 990, who said that the device...

[Update 10: Added back to Android Enterprise Recommended website] Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license

Huawei is among the most valued Chinese companies and one which has an empire fanning out in all directions. Besides claiming the number two spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide, Huawei is among the leading suppliers for telecommunication equipment and a driving force in the adoption of 5G. But for certain reasons, the company...

Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G gets listed on TENAA with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

Following up on the teaser posted by China Unicom, a new Xiaomi device has appeared on the website of Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. This device with the model number M1908F1XE is expected to be the 5G variant of the Mi 9, which will likely be called the Xiaomi Mi 9S in China. Thanks to the...

China Unicom teases new 5G Xiaomi phone, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G, and Huawei Mate 30 5G

The smartphone market globally has been on a decline, but analysts and other stakeholders in the phone business are banking on the rollout of 5G services to expand the market once again. 5G will gradually make its way across the world in the same manner as 4G did, which means that we are going to...

[Update: Possibly “DSLR software features” too] The Google Pixel 4/4 XL may have a 90Hz “smooth display” and 6GB of RAM

Google has handled things quite differently this year when it comes to rumors. While they continue to hold firm about not commenting on circulated rumors about upcoming products and services, the company surprised everyone when it confirmed the back design of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL after it was leaked. Today, a new...

[Update 3: Licenses still held back] Huawei will be allowed to buy from US suppliers again

The latest development in the Huawei trade ban saga comes directly from the ongoing G20 summit wherein US President Donald Trump announced that "U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei." This is a major reprieve to Huawei, which was suffering from the political tensions between the USA and China. Donald Trump, President of the USA,...