Tag Archive: Phones

Google warns against installing Android 11 DP4 on phones running June patch

To install DP4 on your device, you will have to flash the DP4 system image instead.

What you need to know Google has warned users against sideloading Android 11 Developer Preview 4 on devices running the Android 10 June 2020 update. If your Pixel phone is running the June 2020 patch, you will have to flash the Android 11 DP4 factory image instead. While the exact reason hasn’t been specified, Google says doing so could “cause device  [Read More…]

Samsung launches new Galaxy M01 and Galaxy M11 budget phones in India

The Galaxy M11’s headline feature is its massive 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

What you need to know Samsung has launched two new affordable Galaxy M series phones in India The Galaxy M11 features a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display and a triple-camera array on the back. Samsung’s latest entry-level phone, the Galaxy M01 sports a dual-camera setup and a 4000mAh battery.

Samsung today launched two new budget-friendly Galaxy M series phones in India: the Galaxy M11 and  [Read More…]

June 2020 security patch rolling out to Pixel phones

The update is rolling out in stages starting today.

What you need to know The June 2020 patch also has an accompanying Pixel Feature Drop. High-priority and moderate-priority bugs in the Android framework and system have been addressed. The update is rolling out now for supported phones.

The beginning of the month means Google’s Pixel phones will be seeing a new update, and June is no exception. Starting today, Google began rolling out the latest security patch  [Read More…]

Vivo X50 series brings gimbal-like image and video stabilization to phones

Vivo’s latest flagship is the first phone to feature a gimbal system for image and video stabilization.

Vivo continually pushes the boundaries for innovation, and with its 2020 flagship, the Chinese manufacturer is focusing on image and video stabilization. The X50 series is the first in the world to feature a camera module that offers gimbal-like stabilization when shooting photos and videos. There are three phones in the series — the Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and the  [Read More…]

OnePlus will not be releasing any more ‘McLaren Edition’ phones

The two companies worked together to produce two “McLaren Edition” phones.

What you need to know McLaren has confirmed that its collaboration with OnePlus has come to an end. The two companies began working together to release “McLaren Edition” phones in 2018. OnePlus Concept One, which was showcased at CES 2020, was the last product that OnePlus designed in partnership with McLaren.

An eagle-eyed Reddit user noted last week that OnePlus was no longer listed on McLaren’s  [Read More…]

Nokia launches three new dirt-cheap Android phones in the U.S.

All three models come with a dedicated Google Assistant button.

What you need to know HMD Global has launched three new Android phones in the U.S. with Cricket Wireless: Nokia C2 Tava, Nokia C5 Endi, and Nokia C2 Tennen. The three phones will be available to purchase from Cricket Wireless starting May 29. Nokia C2 Tennen, which is the most affordable of the trio, is priced at just $ 70.

HMD Global has expanded its U.S. carrier  [Read More…]

OnePlus delays open sales of OnePlus 8 series phones in India indefinitely

OnePlus will only be holding a limited sale for the OnePlus 8 5G in India tomorrow.

What you need to know OnePlus has delayed the availability of its latest OnePlus 8 series phones in India. Both phones were slated to go on sale in India from May 29. The new sales schedule for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in India is expected to be revealed soon.

OnePlus had announced earlier this month that it would commence  [Read More…]

Android phones need to get software updates for a lot longer than two years

With $ 1,000 flagships being the new normal, Android device makers need to match Apple when it comes to software updates.

The iPhone X set the stage for $ 1,000 flagships back in 2017. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t far behind, with the phone launching at $ 929. Ever since then, phone prices have been regularly trending upward, and the latest Android flagships now start off at $ 1,000. The regular Galaxy S20 retails for $ 1,000,  [Read More…]

ARM introduces Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU for next-gen flagship phones

The first mobile chipsets using the new Cortex-A78 CPU design are expected to be announced later this year.

What you need to know ARM has introduced its latest mobile solutions aimed at next-generation flagship smartphones. The new Cortex-A78 CPU brings a 20% performance increase over Cortex-A77 based devices. ARM’s new Mali-G78 promises ‘game-changing’ graphics, with a claimed 25% improvement in performance.

ARM today unveiled its next-generation mobile computing solution, including two new high-performance CPU core designs and  [Read More…]

OnePlus confirms it’s going to make cheap Android phones again

It’s part of a strategy to create an entire ecosystem of devices.

What you need to know In a recent interview, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said his company is re-focusing efforts to create cheap phones once again. It’s part of a new strategy to create an ecosystem of connected OnePlus devices. More premium phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro aren’t going away.

If you’re a long-time OnePlus fan, chances are the company’s last couple of releases have  [Read More…]