Tag Archives: ‘Android

Android Is Quietly Sharing Your Physical Activity with Other Apps

For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s… Read More »

Android Smartphone Makers Looking at iPhone X-Like Face ID Feature: KGI’s Kuo

Apple’s Face ID, the new biometric feature that Apple introduced with the iPhone X, could soon trickle down to Android smartphones. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Android smartphone makers are increasingly inquiring about 3D-sensing technologies. Without identifying any of these OEMs, Kuo said that before Apple officially unveiled the iPhone X, Android smartphone makers were looking at embedding fingerprint… Read More »

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8’s Oreo update.… Read More »

OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website. As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed… Read More »

Moto X Play Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update: Report

Moto India back in June confirmed that the Moto X Play will be updated to Nougat though no exact release date was announced. If some reports are to be believed then the Moto X Play has started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in the Brazil region. Notably, the company in June did not mention whether it will be rolling out Android 7.0… Read More »

OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

HIGHLIGHTS The company started testing update on OnePlus 3 earlier Builds for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T were said to be on their way The full update might be rolled out within this year itself Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their… Read More »

Moto X4 Android One Edition for Project Fi Launched: Price, Specifications

Earlier this month, a leaked render of the Moto X4 variant with Android One branding popped up on the Internet and on Wednesday, Google finally announced the new handset officially. Notably, the search giant has launched the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi exclusively in the US. The Android One variant of Moto X4 has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800) and can… Read More »

Moto G4 Plus to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update After All, Company Clarifies ‘Miscommunication’

Lenovo-owned Moto brand recently released the list of its smartphones that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo going ahead but the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, which were released last year, were surprising omissions among other handsets. Now, the company has come forward and clarified that the Moto G4 Plus will also be receiving the much-awaited Oreo treatment and has apologised for the previous miscommunication… Read More »

Moto X4 Android One Edition Tipped to Launch in US, Render Image Leaked

After multiple leaks spread over several months, Lenovo’sMoto X4 smartphone was launched at IFA 2017 recently. While the launch didn’t throw many major surprises, as it turns out, we are not yet done with the smartphone. A Moto X4 smartphone with Android One branding has now been leaked in a render image and the handset has been tipped to make its way to… Read More »

Android 8.1 Oreo to Succeed v8.0, Reveals Google App Breakdown

HIGHLIGHTS The Android 8.0 started rolling out widely recently Details regarding Bisto headphones also revealed Android 8.1 Oreo can debut on next generation Pixel handsets If there were any doubts in your mind about what the next version of Android will be called, we now have an answer. The teardown of the Google app has reportedly revealed that the next version of… Read More »