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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Android Q Has Improved Privacy and Permissions Controls, Leaked Build Shows

Google has been working on the next version of Android, currently referred to as Android Q. This version of Android is still under active development and is expected to have a Developer Preview sometime next month, ahead of Google I/O 2019 in May. Google has been releasing developer preview builds for quite some time now to help developers make their apps completely compatible with the upcoming version of Android. We also get our first glimpse of new features with these previews. As per leaked AOSP builds however, Android Q seems…

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Starts Receiving January 2019 Security Patch, Improved Camera App in India

Huawei took its time to launch the Mate 20 Pro in India last year, but it was worth the wait as it turned out to be one of the best Android smartphones of 2018. The company is now rolling out a new firmware update for the phone in India, which fixes a few inconveniences we had with it as well as some performance improvements to EMUI. The update is available over-the-air (OTA) and will reach all Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners over the coming days. We heard reports about the update…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Said to Have Improved Fast Charging, Galaxy Note 10 Display Size Tipped

Samsung Galaxy S10 is back in rumours for featuring a new fast charging solution. The company is presently supporting 15W fast charging tech that isn’t as fast as what’s being offered from the likes of Huawei and OnePlus. Separately, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is rumoured to debut with a whopping 6.75-inch display panel. This is notably larger in size than what was featured on the Galaxy Note 9. To be precise, this year’s Galaxy Note model flaunted a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display. A tipster who uses pseudonym Ice…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Unveiled With 5G Modem, Improved AI Performance

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Qualcomm Qualcomm on Tuesday unveiled the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the first of a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is the 5G Snapdragon X50 modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks with “multi-gigabit” mobile data speeds of up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks. Qualcomm, the largest supplier of mobile…

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OnePlus 6T Now Receiving OxygenOS 9.0.6 With Optimised Image Processing, Improved Unlocking Experience

OxygenOS 9.0.6 for the OnePlus 6T is rolling out in a staged manner OnePlus 6T has started receiving OxygenOS 9.0.6. The new software update optimises image processing on the latest OnePlus phone as well as improves its unlocking experience. The update also includes general bug fixes and improvements to enhance the overall user experience. It notably comes days after the OnePlus 6T received OxygenOS 9.0.5 that brought improvements for the in-display fingerprint sensor and some unspecified bug fixes. The Chinese company also recently launched the Thunder Purple variant of the…

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iPhone XR May Get Improved Haptic Touch Feature to Expand Notifications With iOS 12.1.1

Haptic Touch on iPhone XR already offers option to launch camera or flashlight with a long-press gesture While the iPhone XR lacks pressure-sensing 3D Touch technology that is available on all the recent iPhone models including the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple provided Haptic Touch as an alternative. The feature originally offered an ability to instantly launch the camera or flashlight with a long-press gesture. But with iOS 12.1.1, the Haptic Touch feature on the iPhone XR appears set to get one-step even closer to 3D Touch by…

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OnePlus 6T Gets Improved Screen Unlock and More With OxygenOS 9.0.5 Update

OxygenOS 9.0.5 brings certain bug fixes and improvements OnePlus has officially released the OxygenOS 9.0.5 software update for its latest OnePlus 6T flagship. The update is minor in nature and brings only a couple of system optimisations – including improvements for Screen Unlock or the in-display fingerprint sensor and general unspecified bug fixes. Thanks to the minimal nature of the update, the OxygenOS 9.0.5 update on the OnePlus 6T has a file size of about 94MB and is rolling out now via the OTA method. OnePlus claims that the OTA…

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MediaTek Helio P70 SoC With Enhanced AI Engine, Improved Performance Launched

MediaTek on Wednesday announced the launch of the Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC). The Chinese fabless semiconductor firm said the new SoC features an enhanced AI engine, as well as upgraded imaging and camera support, boosted gaming performance, as well as improved connectivity when compared with previous generations. It is meant to power “full-featured smartphones at affordable price points.” The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC follows the launch of the Helio P60 SoC at MWC 2018 earlier this year, a chip that also featured a dedicated AI engine. The Helio P70 SoC…

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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL With Improved Cameras and More Launched: Price in India, Specifications

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – the latest flagship smartphones from Google – were launched at the company’s ‘Made by Google’ hardware event in New York on Tuesday. The search giant alongside unveiled two other products – the Google Home Hub and the Pixel Slate. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with various upgrades over their respective predecessors in terms of cameras, design, processor, and more. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are not too different from each other, and the biggest differences are in…

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