Mobile

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 »

Google Play Protect Now Reportedly Rolling Out to Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The Play Protect card in Google Play will also show up soon The feature can be found in security settings The feature was announced at Google I/O earlier this year At Google I/O 2017 earlier this year, the search giant announced its Google Play Protect feature that essentially notifies users when a particular app starts behaving abnormally or is considered unsafe. Google has now reportedly ... Read More »

New T-Mobile REVVL Smartphone Should Fit Small Business Budget

A smartphone for only $5 per month can give your small business an affordable solution to bring your workforce together, which is what T-Mobile (NYSE:PCS) has done with the REVVL. A Look at the T-Mobile REVVL At only $125, the T-Mobile REVVL is a smartphone with features good enough to perform all basic communication, image capturing, conferencing, and storage functions. And ... Read More »

Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Receiving August Android Security Update Alongside Google Pixel Devices

HMD Global has time and again stressed how it has prioritised software support, and has even made headlines on the steps it is taking to keep its promise. Now, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are receiving the August security patch on the same day as the Google Pixel and compatible Nexus devices. Furthermore, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas reiterates on social media that the ... Read More »

Jio Phone to Slow Feature Phone to Smartphone Conversions: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS India’s LTE installed base of handset said to cross 150 million units Chinese smartphone brands still dominated in Q2 2017 JioPhone likely to impact the Indian mobile market JioPhone, the ‘India ka smartphone’ unveiled by Reliance Jio recently, is going to be a factor in slowing down the trend of giving up feature phones for smartphones, new research said on Thursday. ... Read More »

Jio Phone Has No WhatsApp Support, Comes With 500MB Daily 4G Data Limit

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio announced its Jio Phone feature phone on Friday The unlimited data has a 500MB daily limit for high-speed access Jio Phone does not support WhatsApp ‘at the moment’ The Reliance Jio feature phone, which was unveiled on Friday as the JioPhone aims to bridge the digital divide between the haves with smartphones, and the have nots who tote feature phones. With ... Read More »