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Redmi Note 7 Review - The Perfect.. Redmi?!!

Xiaomi is all set to announce the Global variant of the Redmi Note 7 which is indeed going to be same as the Chinese variant but with Different Colors and with Global OS.

We got our hands on with the Redmi Note 7, and here's the Full Review you must watch before even thinking to buy one..

Moto Z3 Android 9.0 Pie Update is on Its Way with 5G support through 5G moto mod

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android 9.0 Pie update to its Moto Z3 Smartphone. Android 9.0 Pie update Release Notes for the Moto Z3 is now live.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Recents, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode. 

Motorola has also added the January 1, 2019 Security Patches along with 5G Support via their 5G Moto Mod.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding the rollout of Android Pie for the Moto Z3. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Moto Z3 Android 9.0 Pie Release Notes -

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto z3. This update brings important improvements to your phone.

ENHANCEMENTS
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches through January 1, 2019
  • Support 5G through 5G moto mod
  • Android™ 9.0 Pie

Usability

Adaptive battery:
 go longer with a single charge. It prioritises battery power on the apps
you use the most and applies restrictions on the ones you use the least. Battery saver can now be activated from 70% or below.

Adaptive brightness: fewer manual adjustments to perform better. Machine learning takes
notes of your habits and automatically adjusts to your activities.

Quick settings improvements: no shortcuts anymore (toggles are no longer expandable,
but press and hold a toggle goes to the setting detail). The icons have been redesigned with a rounded concept and circular background.

Rotation key: Android Pie presents a temporary rotation even with the auto-rotate disabled. A rotation button is displayed whenever it detects that your phone has changed
orientation.

Dual SIM settings: by pressing the SIM Card toggle in the Quick settings, a full screen
activity is shown to select preferred SIM and manage data usage.

Redesigned Settings app: colourful icons for each selection with a circular background. It also warns if the phone is muted or in Do not disturb mode. Order, name and placement of the settings options have not changed.

Better screenshots: another handy Android 9.0 feature is the addition of the virtual screenshot button/shortcut to the power menu (the old power and volume down method (still works). You can also edit your screenshots immediately after taking them and a delete option is also available.

Improved audio controls: the volume slider is now vertical and close to the volume buttons. Users can switch between ring, mute and vibrate-only mode. Plus, media controls are now the default volume adjusted, and Do not disturb cannot be turned on/off via the volume keys anymore. Bluetooth device volumes are also accessed whenever connected. As usual, 'Volume Up + Power' changes the ring mode to vibrate.

Zoom in text: 
you can finally manage the annoying mistakes of selecting incorrect text. Now, when you press and hold a phrase or text, it will automatically magnify at the pointer.It also helps you read small text and select words precisely.

New and updated emoji: 157 new emojis, as well as a gender-neutral concept.

Settings icon while on PIP mode:
 tapping the new settings icon brings you to the app's PiP settings, where you can enable or disable the feature. 

Other UI changes: time is now on the left side and the search bar is now rounded. There is a new task manager/recents list that now shows a horizontal list instead of a vertical one and includes the split screen capabilities by pressing the app icon above the thumbnail. Dragging the split screen border will select the app you want in full screen

Notifications

Notification UI changes:
 notifications now have rounded corners. It also supports inline images/stickers and distinguishes single/group conversations.

Dismissing notifications: Android Pie will now suggest a couple of actions to you for the type of notifications you usually dismiss. It will offer to turn off frequently dismissed notifications by asking you if you would like to stop seeing these notifications or keep showing them.

Notification bar: maximum of 4 visible notifications in the status bar before the list is truncated with a dot to indicate more unseen icons.

Manage notifications: a shortcut at the bottom of the cards in the notification shade that allows you to see a user-facing list of recent notification activity. If it's something annoying, you can flip the toggle right there to disable unwanted notifications in the future.

Performance

Performance improvements:
 applications will launch faster and use less memory, gaining performance and efficiency improvements.

Power efficiency: refinements to Doze, App Standby and Background Limits to improve battery life.

Background App privacy: the system restricts access to the phone's microphone, camera and other sensors (other than GPS). A persistent notification is shown if an app needs access while in the background.

Bluetooth enhancements: simultaneous connection of up to 5 Bluetooth audio devices. However, there is no option for simultaneous playback: users need to choose the device to be used. Android 9.0 also remembers the last volume level for paired devices.

Wi-Fi optimisation: Wi-Fi hotspot goes OFF in case of no connection. It disables automatically, preventing others nearby from connecting to your network. Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.

Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone

Security

Security enhancements: 
an alert tone will be heard when a call is being recorded to all parties. The pattern unlock also hides the swipe trail, instead of simply leaving the trail visible until the phone has fully unlocked. Better for security.

Data encryption: Android Pie will now perform client-side data encryption and/or decryption on the user's phone: authentication is required (password, PIN, pattern), plus Google backs up all information to the cloud and hacker attacks become much more difficult.

DNS over TLS support: it creates a secure connection to the DNS server before DNS queries and responses happen. For example, someone monitoring the connection will have a harder time seeing what you're doing. HTTPs by default: all applications built for Android Pie onwards will send and receive data via HTTPS by default, ensuring your data is better protected as you communicate with the app's servers, especially public Wi-Fi.

HTTPs by default: all applications built for Android Pie onwards will send and receive data via HTTPS by default, ensuring your data is better protected as you communicate with the app's servers, especially public Wi-Fi.

//Motorola

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets January 2019 Security Patches

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1, 2019 Android security update. New software update for the Max Pro M1 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. It has FOTA version - OPM1.WW_Phone-15.2016.1901.339-20190108.

Note that the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 still runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Asus has already announced that the Max Pro M1 will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.

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. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

This could be our first look at the OnePlus 7

It's 2019 and all brands are gearing up to launch their new Smartphones.

Now according to the latest leak, this could be our very first look at the OnePlus 7 or maybe OnePlus's upcoming 5G Smartphone.

As per design, this new OnePlus device seems to be having a 3D glass panel and no to minimal bezels which points towards it having a slider or bottom camera sensor.


There's no information about the Specifications or Features, but this could feature a Snapdragon 855 Processor, 8GB of RAM and triple rear cameras. Thoughts?

Motorola Moto Z3 Gets December 2018 Security Patch

The Motorola Moto Z3 is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z3 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for December 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z3 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto Moto Z3 still runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Moto Z3 will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.

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. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

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