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The Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition will be on sale soon. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi announces a seriously beefed-up refresh for the K20 Pro

The Redmi K20 Pro is going to gain new variants powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor soon. These refreshed units will also have up to 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage and a new rear panel. They will be released in Ch...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200
OnePlus 7 Pro running OxygenOS based on Android 10 - About Screen.

First impressions of Android 10 on the OnePlus 7 Pro — OxygenOS continues to be one of the best OEM ROMs in the business

Dark times ahead. We have been using the latest OxygenOS release based on Android 10 ever since OnePlus dropped the first open beta earlier this month. In this article, we will take a look at some of the new features coming to Oxy...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:12:38 +0200
The LG V40. (Source: Mashable)

Opinion | One whole year after launch, a host of LG V40 users are still on Android Oreo

LG launched the V40 about a year ago as a Galaxy Note 9 competitor. That sounds good on paper and the hardware does compete, but all of that falls apart when one realizes that a host of V40 users are still on Android Oreo, the sam...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:10:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5T will receive Q. (Source: BGR)

OnePlus will match Google's update record with three years of updates on the OnePlus 5 and 5T

Google has the best software update policy of all the Android OEMs right now, as it provides three major OS updates to its devices. OnePlus is catching up, however. The Chinese company is promising to deliver Android Q to the OneP...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:05:00 +0200
Chrome OS Canary has a new trick. (Source: Google)

Chrome OS may get lockscreen media controls soon

An XDA contributor has observed that it is now possible to control media on their Chrome OS device even though the screen is locked. The feature has not been part of this system by default in the past, but is reportedly there in i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:20:00 +0200
The Samsung W2019. (Source: TrustedReviews)

A probable successor to the Samsung W2019 flip phone has just been approved

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a device called the Samsung SM-W2020. As the SM-W2019 is a high-end flip phone released last year, it appears that this new model number will conforn to the same form-factor. If so, it may have a n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:49:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 devices receive Q. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receive the Android Q update

Google only just released Android Q eighteen days ago and OnePlus is already sending out the update to its current devices, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The update introduces OxygenOS 10 and will be a staged rollout over the n...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:02:00 +0200
The Black Shark will get Android 9.0. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi updates the first-gen Black Shark to Android Pie

The Black Shark is the OEM's first attempt at a gaming smartphone. It was released with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, and had not had a major update since. However, it now has access to an OTA upgrade to Pie (9.0).
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:48:00 +0200
The new PuroGamer headset. (Source: Puro Sound Labs)

The latest Puro Sound Labs headset aims to boost aural health in gaming

Puro Sound Labs describes itself as "the world's leading manufacturer of premium, safe-listening headphones". It has developed the PuroGamer, a "studio-grade" headset with 50-millimeter (mm) graphene drivers for better audio at lo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:15:00 +0200
There may be a new kind of feature phone in the works. (Source: Your Tech Dose)

A new leak alleges the development of a Nokia feature phone with Android

Most feature phones (simple phones with physical buttons) typically run on alternative software such as KaiOS. However, a blogger has posted a video of what appears to be one of these devices running Android. This phone, linked to...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:19:00 +0200
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels can be pre-ordered now. (Source: Curve Digital/Kuju)

Netflix Narcos: coming to a controller near you soon

Curve Digital & Kuju have announced that they are bringing a title based on the Netflix show Narcos to PCs and consoles. It will allow a user to play either for the Cartel in question or against it a DEA agent. This original conte...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:51:00 +0200
The new Huawei Watch GT 2. (Source: YouTube)

The Watch GT 2 is a new Huawei device you will be able to buy soon

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is this OEM's latest smartwatch. It has a 1.39-inch HD OLED display encased in "3D Glass". It comes in 42 and 46 millimeter (mm) variants, and is rated for 2 weeks of battery life.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:48:00 +0200
The HMS ecosystem has excellent usage stats worldwide, according to the OEM anyway. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei claims that its new Google-free ecosystem will be open yet user privacy-conscious

The Huawei Mate 30 series has been launched in the absence of Google Play Services. In lieu of this, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) are slated to take over on these phablets. The OEM claims that the OS in which they will operate wil...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:55:00 +0200
The Huawei Vision TV. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei's first own-brand TV represents the OEM's Vision of the smart home

Huawei also unveiled a new smart TV at its Mate 30 launch. It is called the Huawei Vision, and will come in 55- to 85-inch variants. The OEM asserts that it can also act as a full smart home control, and has AI-powered user intera...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200
The Mate 30 Pro's quad camera. (Source: YouTube)

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has the world's most powerful camera specs in a phone

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a new quadruple rear camera set-up that incorporates dual 40MP shooters. One of these is a "dedicated cine-camera" for 4K HDR recording at 60fps. This device also offers 10x zoom with an ultra-low ISO of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:25:00 +0200
Vivaldi 2.8 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.8 drops earlier than expected, but without any major changes

Vivaldi 2.8.1664.35 arrives less than three weeks since the release of the 2.7 update, but it only features various tweaks and fixes that aim to provide "a smoother browsing experience" alongside images toggle via keyboard and a f...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:04:00 +0200
Huawei unveils the Mate 30 series. (Source: YouTube)

The Huawei Mate 30 series launches with power-user specs, but without Google Mobile Services

Huawei has unveiled its latest line of flagship phablets on stage today in Germany as scheduled. It is powered by the new Kirin 990 processor, and also has variants based on the 5G version of the same. However, the complete lack o...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:24:00 +0200
The Fossil Collider DIANA. (Source: Fossil)

Fossil's secret smartwatch sauce may mean no Pixel Watch this year

Business Insider has published a new report that claims to offer an insight into the development of Google-brand smartwatches. It also outlines the nature of the "secret" technology purchased by this company from Fossil, which all...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:42:00 +0200
Google Maps may gain this new setting soon. (Source: Twitter)

Incognito Mode is coming to Google Maps on phones

Google's I/O 2019 event saw announcements for plans to bring Chrome's Incognito Mode to mobile services such as Search. This is now reportedly in testing for Maps. It is accessed by tapping the avatar associated with a Google acco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:18:00 +0200
The Nokia 7.2 is coming to the US. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 7.2 is headed for the US in September 2019

The Nokia 7.2 is HMD Global's first phone with a triple rear camera. Now, the brand has revealed its inaugural release date in the US: September 30, 2019. The 7.2 will be an Android One device in this country, and will be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:46:00 +0200
The LG V30's Android 9.0 Pie rollout has been a rocky one. (Image source: Digital Trends)

LG restarts V30 Android 9.0 Pie rollout

Good news V30 owners, LG has not forgotten about following through on its promise to bring Android 9.0 Pie to its former flagship. The South Korean company nixed a recent build last month, forcing people to remain on Android 8.0 O...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:11:00 +0200
Bus Simulator 18 has come to consoles. (Source: Astragon Games)

Bus Simulator: now for Xbox One and PS4

Astragon Entertainment has announced that its popular PC title, Bus Simulator 18, has come to the Playstation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One. This game involves a fictional city with 12 "vibrant" districts, 8 high-fidelity models of the veh...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:05:00 +0200
The JAM Audio Live Free truly wireless earbuds. (Source: JAM Audio)

JAM Audio claims that its new true wireless earbuds can last over 54 hours per charge

The Live Free truly wireless earbuds are the latest products from the company JAM Audio. It is claimed that they are smaller and more comfortable than their predecessors. They also come in a handy case that is rated for a battery ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:48:00 +0200
HTC has a new CEO. (Source: HTC)

HTC appoints a new CEO as it looks forward to a 5G- and XR-focused future

HTC has confirmed that Yves Maitre, a former executive at the telecommunications company Orange, is its new chief executive officer (CEO). His predecessor, Cher Wang, will remain at the Taiwanese OEM as the head of its board. This...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200
The new Mi TV 4X. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the new Mi TV 4X series

Today, (September 17, 2019) Xiaomi has unveiled its latest Android TVs in India. The are of the new 4X series, and come in 65-, 55- and 43-inch variants. They include the latest features from their OS, including an in-built Chrome...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:59:00 +0200
The new PRT-B50 PRO TREK watch. (Source: Casio)

The CASIO PRT-B50 is the first PRO TREK analog watch to have Smartphone Link and 4 environmental sensors

The PRT-B50 is a new PRO TREK model that can connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Unlike some other Casio watches with this ability, however, this new product has a non-digital watchface. Its physical hands can be used to do...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:43:00 +0200
iOS 13 coming this Thursday (Source: Wccftech)

iOS 13 is finally launching this week

The long-awaited iOS 13 update is coming this Thursday and the list of compatible devices starts with the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and the iPhone SE. The changes it will bring include a Dark Mode, faster Face ID, a new home screen, and m...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200
The LG V30 in its Verizon livery. (Image source: LG)

Verizon LG V30 owners awake to a surprising OTA update

Seemingly without warning, Verizon has started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie to the LG V30. The update, which should be available over the air (OTA) right now, weighs in at 2.25 GB and is downloadable from LG Bridge too. The rollout...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:45:00 +0200
Some of the Huawei smart glass variants. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Huawei smart glasses are now on sale in China

Huawei unveiled a new line of smart glasses along with the P30 smartphone series. However, nothing has been heard of them since. Now, however, they have reportedly been released to the Chinese market in several different styles an...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:36:00 +0200
More users may be able to apply this theme soon. (Source: Android Police)

The Google Assistant and App is seeing a roll-out of dark theme again

Google Assistant had been reported to gain a dark theme at the start of 2019. However, this update did not get to all users at once. Now, it appears that the Mountain View giant is pushing this change again. This new roll-out, whi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:08:00 +0200
AnTuTu scores for what are allegedly the iPhone 11 series. (Source: GizmoChina)

AnTuTu appears to confirm 4GB of RAM for all 3 new iPhones

AnTuTu Benchmark has reported that it has completed testing of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. They have all scored well over 400,000 points each, meaning that they can probably compete well with equally new Androids. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:33:00 +0200
Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX

Quick Game Review | Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX - a combat-focused RPG with retro flavor

Hearkening back to the early days of RPGs and channeling their 8-bit art styles and epic-yet-simple storylines, Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX is an interesting game that tries to add a dash of the modern to a tried-and-true gaming ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:11:00 +0200
These cameras may be divisive, but they may also be powerful. (Source: BGR)

The Pixel 4 series may rival the Galaxy Note 10s for camera features

The Google Camera app v7 has leaked out and has been torn down. This has resulted in references to a slew of new abilities that may debut in the Pixel 4 and 4XL. They include the Mountain View's versions of Samsung's Motion Blur a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:10:00 +0200
Opera GX has been downloaded over 1 million times by now. (Source: Opera)

The Opera GX browser attracts over 1 million downloads

GX is a version of the Opera browser specificially designed with gaming in mind. It has been available as an early-access build since June 2019, and has proved so popular that it has accrued over 1 million downloads to date. Opera...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:47:00 +0200
Could this phone possibly be the Mate 30? (Source: TodoTech)

The Kirin 990 processor may have shown up on Geekbench for the first time

The Kirin 990 SoC is the latest LTE chipset released by Huawei. A phone that purports to be a new model from this OEM has appeared on the Geekbench results database. It suggest that this new processor is a good match for the Snapd...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy M10s may be released soon. (Source: linekraft)

The Samsung Galaxy M10s is now an Android Enterprise Recommended device

The Samsung Galaxy M10s now seems to be official. It has appeared on the Android Enterprise database, which reveals it to be a device with 3GB of RAM and 32GB in interal storage. Unlike the original M10, it also has a 6.4-inch dis...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:37:00 +0200
The Motorola One line might be getting another new phone. (Source: Amazon.ca)

A new Motorola One variant shows up on Geekbench

The Motorola One line of smartphones has seen multiple new additions this year. A new phone with a name that fits in among them has just appeared on Geekbench. It may run on the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and has 2GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:41:00 +0200
War Thunder 1.91 "Night Vision" is finally available

War Thunder 1.91 "Night Vision" goes live with more modern jets, Chinese hardware, a new tone mapping system, and more

The latest major update to War Thunder comes with Chinese ground and air tech trees for a total of no less than 38 new pieces of military hardware, as well as 8 helicopters, 12 aircraft, 11 ships, and 7 ground vehicles for other n...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:46:00 +0200
Google Assistant may gain the ability to tell when a call comes off hold. (Source: Google)

Pixel users may soon be able to get the Google Assistant to go on hold for them

9to5Google claims to have learned that Google has a new Call Screen-like function for the Assistant in the works. It may become known as "Hold my Phone", and will enable a device's AI to handle a phonecall that has gone on hold by...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:25:00 +0200
The back of the OnePlus TV will look like this. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus reveals carbon-fiber backing for its TV, among other specs

A OnePlus executive has been spilling more details on its first-gen smart TV, in order to build hype ahead of its launch. The latest of these hints is that its back panel will be finished in a carbon-fiber effect. It will also sup...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:40:00 +0200
EMUI 10 will launch globally with the Mate 30 series on September 19. (Image source: Huawei)

IFA 2019 | Huawei announces plans to upgrade over 30 devices to EMUI 10

Huawei has announced its EMUI 10 roadmap at IFA 2019, and the company is aiming to deliver its custom version of Android 10 to over 30 Huawei and Honor devices. At least 10 devices including the Mate 30 series will be running EMUI...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:38:00 +0200
The LG G6 and V20 are still yet to receive stable Android 9.0 Pie builds. (Image source: PhoneArena)

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the LG G6 and V20

Still holding out on seeing your LG G6 or V20 running Android 9.0 Pie? Well, while LG remains tight-lipped when this month it plans to release the OS upgrade to both devices, but changes to the Android Enterprise Solutions Directo...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0200
EMUI 10 beta: Available for some P30 and P30 Pro models. (Image source: Huawei)

EMUI 10 beta goes live for over 25 devices

EMUI 10 beta builds are here, but Huawei has not opened the program to all models and variants. Read on to find out which devices are eligible for an early look at Huawei's custom version of Android 10 and how to install it on you...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:27:00 +0200
Vivaldi 2.7 on Android with dark theme (Source: Own)

Vivaldi finally goes mobile, although only in beta testing for now

After a rather long wait, Vivaldi is finally available for mobile devices. This powerful web browser can be taken for a spin only by Android users for now as a beta piece of code, but it already features private browsing, the Note...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:34:00 +0200
The Hisense 85-inch QLED XD 8K TV in Berlin. (Source: Hisense)

IFA 2019 | Hisense showcases its new QLED XD and Sonic Laser TVs

Hisense has brought some new and large TVs to show off at this year's IFA. They include an 85-inch QLED XD panel that is also 8K and voice-command responsive. The company also showed off a new Sonic Laser product, which is the fir...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200
The new TCL PLEX. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2019 | TCL claims to have applied its display know-how to the new PLEX smartphone

TCL, a name perhaps better known for TVs, has unveiled its latest mobile device at IFA. The PLEX is a 6.53-inch FHD+ phone with a 24MP punch-hole camera. It has triple rear cameras, one of which is 48MP, and AI enhancements for th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 18:04:00 +0200
The Huawei Freebuds 3. (Source: Huawei)

IFA 2019 | Huawei unveils the FreeBuds 3: AirPod-alikes but with a round charging case

Huawei has taken to IFA to unveil new wireless earbuds alongside the Kirin 990 SoC. They are the latest in the Freebuds line of wearables, and are thus AirPod clones (in their looks at least). These 3rd-gen products have a dedicat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:20:00 +0200
The Pixel 3's replacement may have finally appeared on Geekbench. (Source: Digital Trends)

Update | The latest Pixel 4 Geekbench leak is the most confusing yet

The anticipated successor to the Pixel 3 has appeared on Geekbench. It shows that the device has 4GB of RAM, is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and runs Android 10. Therefore, it stands a decent chance of actually being a Google...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
It is now possible to enable 75 Hz screen refresh rate on the Asus ZenFone 6 using a kernel mod. (Source: Asus)

Fancy a ZenFone 6 with a faster display refresh rate? It is now possible with the custom Proton Kernel

Senior XDA member 'kdrag0n' has released the new Proton Kernel for the Asus ZenFone 6. Apart from bringing several enhancements, the Proton Kernel enables a 75 Hz display refresh rate option for smoother visuals. The Proton Kernel...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:07:00 +0200
The new JBL Pulse 4 in action. (Source: JBL)

IFA 2019 | JBL introduces the Pulse 4, a 20W portable LED speaker

The JBL Pulse 4 is the latest in a series of portable Bluetooth speakers that also light up as they stream audio. This iteration also has an IPX7 rating and an estimated 12 hours of playback. Its LEDs are controlled by a proprieta...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:05:00 +0200

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