Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Gets Android Pie-Based One UI Beta: Report

Samsung recently updated its Experience UI to One UI when it updated its flagship smartphones to Android Pie. The first smartphone to get the One UI along with Android Pie was the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Samsung soon updated the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, to One UI along with Android Pie. Recently we have also seen the South Korean smartphone giant updating its 2-year old flagship product, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ to Android Pie. Now after updating all of its flagship products, the company is…

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy J3 (2017) Receive February Security Update: Report

February Android security update arrives on two Samsung phones Samsung has rolled out the February security update to its Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2018) phones. The update brings little else apart from the enhanced security but we recommend all users to download it specifically because it brings a fix for the critical PNG security bug. According to a new report, the February 2019 security patch fixes 12 vulnerabilities specific to Samsung software apart from five critical and several high risk Android OS vulnerabilities. Google claims that the February…

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Xiaomi Led Indian Smartphone Market in 2018, Samsung a Distant Second: IDC

Chinese brand Xiaomi with 28.9 percent market share led the Indian smartphone market in 2018, followed by South Korean brand Samsung at 22.4 pe cent and Vivo at 10 percent, an International Data Corporation (IDC) report said on Tuesday. “The premium end of the market outgrew all other price segments in 2018 with 43.9 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth – OnePlus emerged as the leader in the price segment range $500-$700 (roughly Rs. 35,500 to Rs. 50,000) and in the super premium segment and Samsung surpassed Apple for the top position with…

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Google Pixel 4 May Offer Improved Dual-SIM Functionality Like 2018 iPhones, Tips AOSP Commit

The Google Pixel 4 might support Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) protocol Google’s next Pixel flagship is still a long time away, but it appears that the upcoming smartphone might offer better dual SIM functionality than the current crop and previous generation Pixel smartphones. As per the recent commit changes spotted in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Gerrit, the Pixel 4 might offer true dual SIM functionality that will allow users to choose which SIM they want to utilize for handling calls and messages. It is believed that the…

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Google Paid Half of Its Vulnerability Rewards Towards Android, Chrome Bugs in 2018

Google on Friday revealed that it has paid out as much as $15 million (roughly Rs. 106 crores) in rewards since the launch of its Vulnerability Reward Programme back in November 2010. In the last year alone, researchers were rewarded with a total amount of $3.4 million (roughly Rs. 24.19 crores) – of which, half of the amount was given towards reporting Android and Chrome vulnerabilities, the search giant revealed in a blog post. There were 1,319 individual rewards that were distributed to 317 paid researchers in 78 countries across…

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iPhone Install Base in US Rose in Q4 2018 Despite Drop in Global Sales: CIRP

Apple’s US iPhone install base rose to 189 million units Apple sold 62 million iPhone units in the last quarter, down from 77.3 million units during the same period last year, claims a securities research firm. The firm adds that even though the quarterly iPhone sales were down globally, the Cupertino-based company’s overall iPhone install base in the US rose to 189 million units from 185 million units in September quarter. Apple has stopped sharing unit sales for its products, so there are no longer any official figures for the…

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India Smartphone Shipments Grew 10 Percent in 2018, Becomes Largest Market for Xiaomi: Canalys

After several reports of the dampening state of affairs in the global smartphone market scenario, a fresh Canalys report is out with India numbers. Bucking the global trend, the country sees a positive growth of 10 percent in shipments and managed to sell 137.2 million units in 2018, 12 million more than its reported 2017 numbers. Unfazed by global scenario, India now accounts for 10 percent of the world smartphone market share, up from 6 percent five years ago. Xiaomi is a big contributor to these great numbers, managing to…

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Death Toll in Massive 2018 California Wildfire Revised Down by One​ to 85

The Camp Fire broke out on November 8 and quickly incinerated most of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, destroying 18,500 homes. Reuters Updated:February 8, 2019, 9:49 AM IST The 2018 California forest wildfire was the deadliest and most destructive on record , with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season. (Image : Reuters). Los Angeles (US): The death toll in California’s deadliest and…

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price in India Cut Again, Now Starts at Rs. 30,990

Just last month, Samsung slashed the price of its quad-camera Galaxy A9 (2018) from Rs. 36,990 to Rs. 33,990 and now, it’s dropped it again. The revised price of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is now Rs. 30,990, making it the lowest ever since launch. The Galaxy A9 (2018) is the company’s first quad-camera smartphone which includes a standard sensor, wide-angle sensor, telephoto sensor and a depth sensor. The official Samsung India online store already shows the revised pricing of Rs. 30,990, slashed from Rs. 33,990. We’ve reached out to…

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Samsung Led Global Smartphone Market Shipments in Q4 2018, Followed Closely by Apple: IDC

The global smartphone market has been in decline for the past few months, and continues to drop going into 2019. According to data published by leading analytics firm International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone vendors globally saw an overall drop of 4.9 percent in shipments for Q4 2018. A total of 375.4 million smartphones were shipped, down from 394.6 million units in the same quarter last year. Samsung leads the global smartphone market for the quarter, with a market share of 18.7 percent. The report further suggests that outside of high-growth…

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