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CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightly Builds Based on Android 7.1 Nougat Released for Select Devices

The CyanogenMod community has announced that a nightly build of CM14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat has been rolled out to select devices. The community members announced that the nightly build will be pushed first to few devices, and later other devices will get the update too. CyanogenMod 14.1 nightly build is available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Xiaomi ... Read More »

Android November Security Update Doesn’t Contain Fix for ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Flaw

  Last month, Linux security researcher Phil Oester discovered that a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) dubbed ‘Dirty COW’ is seeing active exploits in the wild. Google was expected to patch this flaw – after all, Android uses the Linux kernel – with its latest security update but as it turns out, the search giant has left out this dated ... Read More »

Lenovo Will Use Moto Branding for All Its Future Smartphones: Report

Lenovo launched its smartphone Moto M in China on Tuesday and the smartphone has already been listed on company’s website as well its China Store. Now the company has announced that as part of larger restructuring at Lenovo, all the future smartphones by the company will be named under its ‘Moto’ brand and not under its own name. According to ... Read More »

OnePlus 3T Launch Set for November 15

  OnePlus was rumoured to be working on a refined variant of the OnePlus 3, and was expected to launch it on November 14. Following Qualcomm’s revelation that OnePlus will be launching a Snapdragon 821-based product soon, OnePlus has officially announced that it is launching a Snapdragon 821-based product on November 15 at 1pm EST (11.30pm IST), and the event ... Read More »

Google Begins Rollout of November Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

  Sticking to tradition, Google has begun the rollout of the November Android security update for compatible devices. For the first time, Pixel devices also receive the security patches alongside the Nexus devices. The company has made available factory and OTA images for installation. Google rolls out security patches first Monday of every month, and November is no different. The ... Read More »

Samsung Apologises for Galaxy Note 7 Scandal With US Newspaper Ads

Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones. The full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitted the company “fell short” on its promise of delivering “breakthrough technologies that enrich people’s lives.” “For ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus India Launch Set for Today

  Lenovo is all set to launch the Phab 2 Plus smartphone in India at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. From the invite last week, we already know the smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India. The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus was unveiled alongside the Lenovo Phab 2 and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro at the company’s ... Read More »

Chrome 54 Uses Microsoft Optimisation for Faster Startup, Load Times on Windows

  Google is ramping up its efforts to make its widely used Chrome browser faster. With this mind, Google has announced the integration of Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimisation to make Chrome up to 15 percent faster on Windows. This new integration realises which functions on Chrome are used most often, and which aren’t. PGO then gives more leverage to the ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus India Launch Set for Tuesday

  Lenovo has announced its plans to launch the Phab 2 Plus smartphone in India. The company has sent out invites to a launch event on Tuesday, and has even confirmed that the smartphone will be launched exclusively on Amazon India. The big highlights of the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus smartphone are its big 6.4-inch display, its dual camera setup, ... Read More »

Vivo V5 India Launch Set for November 15

Vivo has sent out invites for the launch event of its upcoming Vivo V5 smartphone in India. The event will be held in Mumbai on November 15, and the smartphone is expected to be the successor of the Vivo V3 smartphone launched in April. The Vivo V5 is expected to sport significant upgrades from its predecessor, most notably in the ... Read More »