Category Archives: Android

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Unveiled, WhatsApp Restricted Groups, Vodafone’s New Plans

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus images shared by Xiaomi executive WhatsApp Restricted Groups feature spotted in beta Vodafone unveils 5 new plans with unlimited calls We got the first official look at the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus today, ahead of their official launch on Thursday. Xiaomi global spokesperson Donovan Sung shared four images that gave… Read More »

Best Android boxes in 2018: for TV and everything else

Whether you want to use them to smarten up your dumb TV set or to empower your workforce on a budget, Android boxes have earned their place – with merit – in the wider personal computer ecosystem. Falling prices along with rising competition and a massive improvement in technology means that you can now have Android boxes capable… Read More »

Gift Guide: Best Android phones you can buy [December 2017]

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can buy as… Read More »

Tesla Launches a $45 Powerbank for Mobiles, Inspired by the Supercharger Monument

Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge an Android or iOS device on the go. Called the Tesla Powerbank, it is now available to purchase via the company’s online store at $45 (roughly Rs. 2,900). The Tesla Powerbank comes with USB, Micro-USB, Apple Lightning and detachable connections, to be able to charge a variety of devices. It uses… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 (2018) Spotted on Wi-Fi Certification Site, Following US FCC Debut

HIGHLIGHTS The Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) to have dual-band Wi-Fi Both the next-gen Galaxy A series handsets to run Android 7.1 Nougat Samsung support pages confirm the new development After taking the trend of bezel-less flagships to new levels with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 models, Samsung is now seemingly working on the next-generation of… Read More »

Oreo reaches 0.3% of the Android market in latest distribution chart

At this point, the slow growth in distribution numbers for the latest version of Android is nothing new – the fact is, it’s always been like this. It’s still pretty funny to see Oreo at a whopping 0.3% of the market at the moment, growing from 0.2% one month ago. When interpreting those numbers, remember that Google released Android… Read More »

Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s accessibility API

Google is cracking down on apps that use Android’s accessibility API. Even though the APIs have been around for years without any kind of rules about usage, Google has now started telling developers that using the accessibility API for anything other than helping users with disabilities will result in a ban from the Play Store. As first reported… Read More »

Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months.… Read More »

Google Hints at SMS Integration with Chrome OS for Android 8.1

While many of us would love to see more integration between Android and Windows, Google seems to be focusing more on uniting the various features of Android and Chrome OS. This makes perfect sense, considering the company recently launched its brand new high-end Chromebook, known as the Pixelbook. A new feature of Android 8.1 Oreo called SMS Connect has… Read More »

Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »