Mobile

Nokia 2 to Get Android 8.1 Oreo Update Directly, HMD Global Confirms

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update HMD Global CPO confirmed the development Nokia 2 likely to get some Android Go features alongside new Android Oreo After bringing the latest Android experience to the flagship Nokia 8, HMD Global is now set to directly provide Android 8.1 Oreo to Nokia 2. The handset was launched in October with Android 7.1 Nougat. It comes with an ... Read More »

InFocus Vision 3 Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Vision 3 sports 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras The InFocus Vision 3 is priced at Rs. 6,999 The phone has sturdy construction and comes with good battery life In 2018, we can pretty much expect a majority of smartphones to sport trendy 18:9 displays. We’ve already seen this feature trickling down from the flagships that launched this year ... Read More »

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung unveils the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC It is likely to debut on the company’s Galaxy S9 The chipset can be expected to feature on phones next year Samsung has announced a new flagship mobile processor in the Exynos 9 series, built on the 10nm process. As is traditional with such unveils, it can be expected that the ... Read More »

Moto Makes a Strong Comeback in the US, Enters Top 5: Counterpoint

Lenovo brand Moto made a significant comeback in the US in the third quarter this year, almost doubling its volumes and market share annually and was the fastest growing brand, Counterpoint Research said on Saturday. The US smartphone shipments remained flat during the third quarter. Moto, ZTE, and LG registered strong gains and Verizon remained the largest smartphone sales channel, revealed Counterpoint’s Market Monitor programme. “Motorola jumped back ... Read More »

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Now Has a Beta Build of Android 8.0 Oreo Available for Users

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8 users can now beta test Android Oreo Users can sign-up for the beta test Nokia 3 likely to receive Android 7.1.2 update Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is indeed keeping its promise of timely software updates for its new Android smartphone portfolio. The company has launched Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the flagship Nokia 8. Juho Sarvikas, ... Read More »

Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung says its 8nm FinFET process is ready for production 8LPP offers a range of improvements Last month, it added 11nm and 7nm process to its foundry business Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power ... Read More »

Moto E4 Plus Oxford Blue Colour Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone packs 5000mAh battery Moto E4 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box The handset packs a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display Lenovo has launched the Oxford Blue colour variant of the Moto E4 Plus in India. Like the original, the new colour variant comes in just one RAM/ storage configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The Oxford Blue colour variant of ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry Priv, launched in 2015, is company’s first Android phone The move is a blow to BlackBerry, a security-first company Most recent flagships will get Android Oreo this year Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it ... Read More »

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said to Be Vulnerable to New ‘Dolphin Attack’

HIGHLIGHTS This hack uses ultrasound frequencies to attack AI assistants Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice are vulnerable to it Researchers advice OEMs to stop supporting frequencies above 20KHz Almost every other day researchers find new hacks to get into your smartphones, gadgets, and smart devices. Now, a group from China’s Zheijiang University have found a new way to ... Read More »