Tag Archives: ‘Android

Android P May Bring Stricter Call Blocking, First Developer Preview Tipped for Mid-March Release

HIGHLIGHTS Native call blocking is expected to offer prevention against spam calls The feature was spotted in AOSP gerrits by a Sony engineer We can expect Developer Preview 1 to be released around March 14 Android P will be the next big upgrade to Google’s popular mobile operating system, with an official announcement expected at Google’s I/O event later this year.… Read More »

Nokia 8 Starts Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Nokia 8 has now started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. The update comes just weeks after HMD Global released a beta test programme for the flagship handset that was running Android 8.0 Oreo until now and recently received the February Android security patch. The company’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Tuesday announced the latest update rollout through a tweet. “We are rolling out Android Oreo… Read More »

WhatsApp Payments UPI-Based Feature Arrives in India on Android Phones, iPhone

WhatsApp Payments, based on UPI, is available to some users in the Attachments menu HIGHLIGHTS The WhatsApp feature is available to select users on v2.18.21 on iOS It is also available for select users on version 2.18.41 on Android WhatsApp Payments will based on Indian government’s UPI WhatsApp has reportedly started testing out its UPI-based payments feature in India. The… Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Asus has released the Android 8.0 Oreo software update for its ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) and ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) smartphones. The update, with version 15.0410.1712.31, is said to have released on Monday, January 29 with it becoming widely available in the coming days. The update brings with it several features and modifications to the system UI. It also adds several of Android Oreo’s core… Read More »

OnePlus 5T Gets Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0.2 Update, OnePlus 5 Gets It as Well

HIGHLIGHTS The update is rolling out to users in countries including India It will be available as an OTA download with a file size of around 1.7GB OxygenOS 5.0.2 brings core Android Oreo features to the OnePlus 5T OnePlus is now rolling out the OxygenOS 5.0.2 update for the OnePlus 5T. This update is the first one to bring Android 8.0 Oreo… Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses; Only Available on Android for Now

The WhatsApp Business standalone app was announced by Facebook on Wednesday in an effort to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) on the popular messaging platform. A part of its WhatsApp for Business initiative that was first officially announced back in September last year and tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India since, the… Read More »

Twitter’s Bookmarks Feature Spotted in Android Beta App

Twitter in October had announced that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later. The social media giant appears to be finally testing the new feature on Android smartphones. While the feature was called Save For Later earlier, the name was changed to Bookmarks in the following month. In November, the company said that it had started testing the feature.… Read More »

Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

Google has awarded $112,500 (roughly Rs. 71,83,300) to a security researcher for exposing a security flaw in Google Pixel smartphones. Guang Gong, in August 2017 submitted an exploit chain through the Android Security Rewards (ASR) programme. It was the first working remote exploit chain since the search giant has expanded the ASR program. Gong was awarded $105,000 (roughly Rs. … Read More »

OnePlus 5T Gets Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 1: Here’s What’s New

Just in a week after hinting its arrival, OnePlus has now finally released the OxygenOS Open Beta 1 build for the OnePlus 5T that brings Android 8.0 Oreo. The new development comes days after the OnePlus 5T received OxygenOS 4.7.6 update with the Face Unlock Assistive Lighting option. Notably, the Shenzhen-based company already released Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and the OnePlus 5, and announced a… Read More »

Android May Let Carriers Hide Signal Strength: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Android P likely to get signal strength restriction feature Code based on AOSP already features some early signs The initial change won’t bound access for third-party apps Android P may be set to give telecom carriers the ability to hide the signal strength in Settings. Signs of the new development have already surfaced through a piece of code… Read More »