LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature

LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature
Recently Google unveiled the next iteration of Android OS i.e. Android P (Developer Preview 1) with exciting new features, brand new Settings, Quick Setting Tiles, Notification Panel, and Launcher Design.

Google has also added few security enhancements including a feature with ability to lock your phone down and prevent it from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics. Well, the good news is you can still get that Lockdown feature without having the Pixel or Pixel XL.

Lineage Community has added a similar feature to the latest LinageOS 15.1 build which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is now available for LineageOS users with the most recent weeklies update.

As of now, the Official LineageOS 15.1 is only available for a few Smartphones.

Official LineageOS 15.1 Update List: Which Phones Will Get the ROM?

The Lockdown feature prevent your Smartphone from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics and you can only unlock it using the password, PIN or pattern.

LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature

Redmi Note 5 is a Redmi Note 5 Pro with Android 8.1 Oreo for China

Today, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 5 (AKA Redmi Note 5 Pro) in China with Android 8.1.0 Oreo with MIUI 9 on the top, Quick Charger 3.0, and FullScreen Display.

The Redmi Note 5 has 18:9 FullScreen Display, Dual 12+5 Rear Cameras, 13MP Front Shooter, and Snapdragon 636 SoC. It is available in 3/4/6GB RAM and 32/64 GB Internal Storage.

Redmi Note 5 in China runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Project Treble Support. However, In India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi's MIUI 9.

You might be thinking how you'll be able to get or Install Android 8.1 Oreo on your Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro? Well, Xiaomi on their MIUI forum will post fastboot images of the Android 8.1 Oreo for the Redmi Note 5, and you can easily install same on your Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, you'll need an Unlocked Redmi Note 5 Pro to Install Fastboot Images. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto G4 Plus spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo

Motorola has already updated the Moto X4, and the Moto Z2 Force to Official Android 8.0 Oreo.  Now, it seems that Motorola is internally testing Android 8.0 Oreo for the Moto G4 Plus. The confirmation came from a screenshot of Moto G4 Plus running Android 8.0.0 Oreo with January 2018 Security patch.

The Screenshot clearly shows Moto G4 Plus with codename Athene and channel Retla running internal Android Oreo with January 1, 2018 Security Patch.

Also Read: Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update
Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Smartphones may bring new Moto Key application that let's you securely save passwords, Moto Alexa, and new Moto Live Stream. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update
The Moto X4 Android One is now getting Official Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update. Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for Android One Moto X4 comes with build no. OPW28.46-3. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

There's no information when Motorola is going to push Android 8.1 Oreo to the Standard Moto X4(s). We'll let you know once it is available for other variants, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News. 

Phones Emitting Least Radiation (SAR) – Includes Phones from Samsung, Motorola, and more

Phones Emitting Least Radiation (SAR) – Includes Phones from Samsung, Motorola, and more
One of the biggest concerns associated with Smartphones are the harmful effects of radiation on our health. The studies follow, not always with similar conclusions and always without being able to have an affirmative answer.

Just yesterday, we learned which current-day smartphones emits the highest radiation and apart from all the smartphones, on the top of the was the well known Xiaomi's Mi A1 (Android One).

Today, we've a new infographic straight from Statista showing which current-day smartphones emits the least radiation. The list has been published by German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) which maintains a comprehensive database of smartphones and the level of radiation they emit.
The smartphone creating the lowest level of radiation is the Sony Xperia M5 - with a specific absorption rate of 0.14 watts per kilogram. Samsung handsets also feature prominently, with half of the top ten coming from the South Korean company. 

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