Category Archives: Android

Transsion Holdings Launches Its Smart Accessories Brand, Oraimo, in India

In an attempt to take the experience of its consumers to another level, China-based Transsion Holdings on Friday launched its smart accessories brand Oraimo in India. “Oraimo products are already extremely popular in several international markets as they are quite trendy,” Guoli Liu, General Manager of Oraimo, Transsion Holdings, said in a statement. Oraimo will offer affordable accessories such as headphones,… Read More »

Pixel 2 XL Affected by Slow Fingerprint Unlocking After Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Some Users Complain

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint unlock reportedly becomes laggy after Android 8.1 Users reported the issue on Google Product Forums and Reddit A top Google Product Forums contributor suggested a fix in the pipeline Some Pixel 2 XL users have reported that they are facing slower fingerprint unlocking on their Pixel 2 XL devices after installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The issue has been… Read More »

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 »