Tag Archive: Stock


Xiaomi Mi A1 specs: Snapdragon 625, dual cameras, and stock Android for $230

The Mi 5X is Xiaomi’s first Android One phone.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A1 earlier today in New Delhi, and the phone marks a shift in strategy for the manufacturer. While all Xiaomi phones thus far have featured MIUI, the Mi A1 offers stock Android. The phone is the first in a new lineup of Android One devices, with Google looking to aggressively target the budget segment in emerging markets.

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From The Editor’s Desk: Taking ‘stock’

We need to re-evaluate what we mean by “stock Android” in light of this year’s crop of Samsung phones.

On most Android sites, when you read or hear someone referring to “stock” Android, it’s usually with Google’s idea of Android in mind: clean home screen, light color scheme, and the bare minimum of accoutrements. Stock Android is also considered by many in the know to be the Platonic ideal of what Android should be, and it’s the  [Read More…]

Grab the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 stock wallpapers here!

The countdown to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is on! The August 23 unpacked will show us the newest purchasable Note since the Galaxy Note 5! Crazy to think it’s been that long since we’ve had a new Note, isn’t it? How they just skipped over the Note 6 and 7 like that…. Anyway, the […]

Lenovo’s future smartphones will ship with stock Android instead of Vibe Pure UI

Lenovo used to be one of those Android OEMs who shipped its smartphones with its own Android-based custom UI onboard. But according to recent information shared by Lenovo’s India head of marketing, Anuj Sharma, the company is looking to phase out its Vibe Pure UI in favor of near-stock Android. Lenovo has taken a hint […]

Lenovo ditches Vibe Pure UI, will ship stock Android on all future phones

Lenovo is sticking to stock Android, starting with the K8 Note.

Motorola’s focus on an uncluttered software experience allowed its phones to stand out, and its parent company Lenovo is following suit. The company has confirmed that it is abandoning its Vibe Pure UI skin in favor of stock Android, with the upcoming K8 Note the first phone to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

According to Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of  [Read More…]

Razer looking to build gaming-focused phone with fresh funds from stock IPO

Well, this is an expected turn of events.

Razer is developing a gaming-focused smartphone, but the launch could potentially hinge on whether it can raise money from the stock market with an IPO (initial public offering) in Hong Kong. The potential IPO could value the gaming hardware company at up to $ 5 billion, making it one of the biggest IPOs in years. Rumor has it the offering could come as soon as October.

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The OnePlus 5 is now in stock and on sale, no code required

If you missed out on the first run, now you have another chance.

After running a limited “early drop” pre-order page that sold out within the first day, OnePlus has refreshed stock and opened up OnePlus 5 sales to everyone. There isn’t any sort of code or invite or special URL, you just need to go to the oneplus.net store and place an order.

When you’re trying to figure out which OnePlus 5 model to buy, there  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 stock wallpapers available for download

Just because you’ve not got the OnePlus 5 yet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the latest wallpapers from the device. The company are set to announce the latest device very soon but the stock wallpapers included with the OnePlus 5 have been made available early. Don’t Miss: What we know so far: OnePlus 5 edition The […]

128GB OnePlus 3T goes out of stock as OnePlus 5 teasers emerge

OnePlus shifts focus to its 2017 flagship.

The 128GB version of the OnePlus 3T is seeing supply shortages globally, and according to Dutch publication Tweakers, it is because the variant is discontinued by the Chinese manufacturer. The reasoning behind the move could be a simple one: Samsung ended production of the 128GB UFS 2.0 storage module used in the device, prompting OnePlus to discontinue the model.

Currently, the 128GB model is available in the UK, Hong  [Read More…]

Alphabet’s stock rises as revenue from Google increases 22%

Google posts strong revenues, but Alphabet continues to lose money with its “Other Bets.”

In its earnings results for Q1 2017, Google’s parent company Alphabet announced that it netted $ 22.8 billion in revenue, an increase of 22% from the same period a year ago. Net profit at $ 5.42 billion was 29% more than Q1 2016.

Unsurprisingly, Google contributed to a vast majority of the earnings. Overall revenue from Google came in at $ 24.5  [Read More…]