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Nokia 7 Plus Render Leaked, Includes 18:9 FullScreen Display and Dual Zeiss Camera

2017 was HMD's most successful year ever as Nokia phones sales soar. It seems that the company is planning to launch a bunch of Android Smartphones under Nokia brand in 2018.

Back in December 2017, we learned about the Nokia 7 Plus and other unannounced Nokia Smartphones via refrences inside Nokia Camera application. But now we have new information + high quality renders of the Nokia 7 Plus.

As you can see in the below image, the Nokia 7 Plus looks exactly similar to the Nokia 7 in terms of rear design but has dual-rear cameras and a 6 inches 18:9 display. On the Specificiation side, the Nokia 7 Plus features Snapdragon 660 CPU which is of course faster than the Snapdragon 630 used in Nokia 7. It has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB with MicroSD.


It seems that Google working with Nokia for the software of the Nokia 7 Plus. The Nokia 7 Plus Android One Edition would get direct updates from Google eliminating the delays.

Taking a look at the Camera specs, we have 12MP + 13 MP with ZEISS Optics, 2X optical zoom, f/2.0 aperture, Dual PD all pixel focus, Nokia Pro Mode app, and Bothie.

HMD may announce the Nokia 7 Plus along with the Nokia 9 at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Geekbench Reveals Moto G6 Features

Geekbench Reveals Moto G6 Features
We've been hearing rumours for some time that Motorola will launch the Moto G6 family at MWC. The devices have already been leaked via various renders and real life images. Now, according to Geekbench, it seems that we've confirmed specification of the Moto G6.

The Moto G6 would feature a Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) chipset, which contradicts earlier rumors of the G6 featuring Snapdragon 450 (SDM450). Additionally, the device would come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

According to earlier leaks, G6 would get a 5.7" FHD+ Display. It has a 3000mAh with fast charging, Dual rear cameras of 12+5MP, and front facing fingerprint shooter. The device will ship in five color options including Silver, Gold, White, Blue and Cyan.


Motorola and Lenovo are all set to reveal the Moto G6 family at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Geekbench | Image: Concept Creator

Dark Mode confirmed for Android 9.0 P

The last time we updated you on the status of the Google's upcoming Android P, we told you that it will get a refreshed design, support for iPhone X-Like notches and unique display type. Additionally, the first developer preview is near finalized and might hit on March 14 (Pie Day).

Now, According to the latest information, Google is finally adding Dark Mode/ Night Mode to Android 9.0 P.  



When a user asked to embed Dark Mode on OLED Screens with Android 9.0, Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) moderators said today "our engineering team has added this feature. It will be available in a future Android release." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Android User:

Reported Issue
Dear Sir/Madam,

Dark Mode / Black displays on OLED Screens vastly improves Battery Life on Android Phones. Please kindly add a Dark Mode or Night Theme in Android 9.0 that we can set under "Settings" in Android 9.0. Currently, only by installing 3rd party apps can we enable this Dark Mode.

Thank You!!!

Google Team: Our engineering team has added this feature. It will be available in a future Android release. //Google


Android 8.1 Oreo might bring Project Treble to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with decent specifications at decent price. The device runs on not so latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on the top. However, according to the latest reports, Xiaomi is testing the latest Android 8.1 Oreo on the Note 5 Pro.

Folks at XDA has discovered that the Android 8.1 Oreo might bring Project Treble support to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Android 8.1 firmware for the Redmi Note 5 Pro with codename "whyre" contains the line “ro.treble.enabled = true”, which means that Redmi Note 5 Pro will get Project Treble support with the upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo for the.

Also Read: Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports Quick Charge 2.0


There's no information on when is Xiaomi going to roll out Android 8.1 Oreo to its Smartphones. However, Xiaomi recently started the development of MIUI 10 which is based on Android Oreo.

That said, Android 8.1 Oreo is in testing for the Redmi Note 5 Pro. We'll notify you when the update goes live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

XDA

MWC 2018: New Android One Smartphones Incoming!

MWC 2018: New Android One Smartphones Incoming!
In a blog post, Google celebrated the 10 years of the first Android device and talked about Android Oreo (Go Edition) and Android One Smartphones. Google said that Android now powers more than 2 billion active devices from 1,300 brands across 24,000 unique products.

Google also revealed that we're going to see new Android One and Android Oreo (Go) powered Smartphones from popular brands at MWC which is happening 26 Feb 2018 – 1 Mar 2018.

Monday kicks off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona—the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our partners will be announcing amazing new Android devices, you'll be able to see the growing industry momentum around RCS, and we'll be showcasing the latest from Google including Google Assistant and Lens.

We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with Android One in recent months, and at MWC you’ll see news from our partners about some great new Android One devices.
As per earlier leaks, Nokia is expected to announce the Nokia 7 Plus with Android One and Nokia 1 with Android Go. Indian Telecom giant Reliance Jio is also expected to reveal a new Android Go powered Smartphone in partnership with Mediatek.


Land Rover Explore: Smartphone for adventurers

Land Rover Explore: Smartphone for adventurers
Land Rover at MWC 2018 announced the toughest Smartphone in the world for Adventurers. 

The device has megnatic back just like the Moto Z where you can attach different accessories. One such accessory includes  'Adventure Pack' that sticks magnetically to the rear of the handset to extend battery life with an additional 3.600mAh, as well as improving the Explore's GPS and mapping capabilities.


Specifications of Land Rover Explore:

Display: 5-inch FHD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, optimised for outdoor use
OS: Android Nougat OS, with scheduled upgrade to Oreo
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB, expandable via microSD
Chip: Deca-core 2.6GHz 64 bit MTK Helio X27 chipset with dual SIM functionality
Camera: 16MP
Front camera: 8MP front camera
Battery: 4000mAh plus add-on battery pack
Durability: IP68 splash, water and dust resistance
Drop-proof: 1.8 metres with factory-fitted screen protector

The handset release date is set for April 26 with a price tag of £499 ($695).

Image: FrAndroid

Moto Z Play Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way

Moto Z Play Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way
Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto Z Play Smartphone. Android 8.0 Oreo update Release Notes for the Moto Z Play are now live.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z Play would also feature the latest February 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

Also Read: Moto Z Play Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto Z Play by the end of this month or early March. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto Z Play - Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ - Maintenance Release Notes

INTRODUCTION


We are excited to announce a new software update for moto z play by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 8.0 Oreo to your phone along with other improvements.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotoz.

NOTE: all information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches through February 1st 2018.
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.
  • Camera: improvements on camera app including bug fixes.



And Here is the Moto G6 Plus in Five Fun Colors

And Here is the Moto G6 Plus in Five Fun Colors
Alright, Here's the Moto G6 Plus in Silver, Gold, White, Blue and Cyan Color Options.

We're just a few days away from the launch of Moto G6 smartphones and the leaks continue to pour in. After pretty much revealing the design from earlier leaked renders, we now have more from Android Headlines. The new renders confirms the design and color options of the Moto G6 Plus.

In terms of specifications, the Moto G6 will feature a Snapdragon 450 CPU, while the Moto G6 Plus will be powered with Snapdragon 630 SoC. The G6 and G6 Plus features a 5.7" and 5.93" FHD+ Display, while the G6 Play gets a HD Display with an Unknown Screen Size. The Moto G6's battery weighs in at 3000mAh which is a bit disappointing, but you get 3250mAh with the G6 Plus, and 4000mAh with the G6 Play.

Moto G6 will be available in black, a silver tone, and a rose gold color options, while the Moto G6 Plus wll ship in Silver, Gold, White, Blue and Cyan. The G6 Play will get dark charcoal, gold, and deep blue colors. The Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 will be available in $330 and $240 later this year.

Motorola and Lenovo are all set to reveal the Moto G6 family at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Google's Android Enterprise Program Recommends Best Smartphone for Businesses

Google today announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, a Google-led global initiative that raises the bar of excellence for enterprise devices and services.

Devices in the program meet an elevated set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience to help organizations handle the most challenging and diverse business environments. In addition, OEMs in the program receive an enhanced level of technical support and training from Google.

Google has also listed system requirement for an Android Enterprise Recommended Smartphone:
  • Minimum hardware specifications for Android 7.0+ devices
  • Support for bulk deployment of Android devices including zero-touch enrollment
  • Delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google, for a minimum of three years
  • Availability of unlocked devices, direct from manufacturer or reseller
  • Consistent application experience in managed profiles and on managed devices

The first phones in the Enterprise Recommended program include devices from Motorola, Nokia, LG, and others. Here's the full list:
  • BlackBerry KEYone and Motion
  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL
  • Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite, and P smart
  • LG V30 and G6
  • Motorola X4 and Z2
  • Nokia 8
  • Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, XA2, and XA2 Ultra
Google says that they'll add more models in the coming weeks. 

Source: Android

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch
The Moto X4 on Android One and Amazon Prime are now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 Android One or Amazon Prime Edition you should have received the over-the-air update notification for February 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.1.2 for both Android One and Amazon Prime.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.

Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

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.

Screenshots Reddit (u/xyashirox) and (David Zera) | Android One (Left), Amazon Prime (Right)

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S9 design, thanks to augmented reality

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S9 design, thanks to augmented reality
It seems that Samsung is going to use Augmented Reality to show off the design of its upcoming Smartphones.

Inside the latest Samsung's Unpacked 2018 application, the folks over at XDA found a bunch of Samsung Galaxy S9 3D models that Samsung is going to use to show the Samsung Galaxy S9 in AR.

With the Samsung's Unpacked 2018 App, you'll be able to get hands-on look of the Samsung Galaxy S9 when launched. The 3D models confirms few things including the availability of headphone jack, bixby button, Lilac Purple color, and the new fingerprint sensor placement.

Below are some images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 3D model.



Moto G6 Play visits Geekbench, Confirms Specifications

Moto G6 Play visits Geekbench, Confirms Specifications
We've been hearing rumours for some time that Motorola will launch a Play variant along with the Moto G6 family. The device has already been through some certification for its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth components. Now, according to Geekbench, it seems that we've confirmed specification of the Moto G6 Play.

The Moto G6 Play would feature a Snapdragon 430 chipset, which is quite old. Motorola could have used the Snapdragon 450, which is better than the SD430. Additionally, the device would come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

According to earlier leaks, G6 Play would get a HD Display with an Unknown Screen Size. It has a giant 4000mAh with fast charging. The device will ship with dark charcoal, gold, and deep blue colors.

Motorola and Lenovo are all set to reveal the Moto G6 family at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Geekbench | Image: Concept Creator

Moto G4 Play Picks Up January 2018 Security Patch

The last time we updated you on the status of Moto G4 Play updates, we told you that Motorola is rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and now the company is sending another update to the device that introduces the January 2018 security patch.

If you own a Moto G4 Play in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPIS26.48-36-2), though there is a mention of "KRACK" Fix. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.

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. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Release Imminent!

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Release Imminent!
It seems that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to its flagship within the next few weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with model number SM-N950F is likely to get Android 8.0 Oreo update pretty soon. The information came from the Wi-Fi Alliance certification stating that the devices has successfully passed the testing with Android 8.0 Oreo installed.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the latest software update.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Smartphones comes with latest Samsung Experience 9.0 with new UI and enhancements.

Also Read: Here's What's New in Official Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8

That said, there's no exact date on when Samsung will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Note 8. We will let you know once the update is out. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Release Imminent!



Official LineageOS 15.1 Release Imminent! Latest Update

Official LineageOS 15.1 Builds Public Release Imminent! Latest Update
The last time we updated you on the status of LineageOS, we told you that Lineage is skipping LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) in favor of the latest Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1.

With Android 8.1 you get a brand new Pixel 2 launcher, Power-Reboot menu, Dim Navbar keys, and my favorite one is Black and White theme depending on the Wallpaper used.

Those of you waiting for the Oreo based Official LineageOS ROM, here's an update for you guys. Lineage is all set to announce the Official builds of LineageOS 15.1 for tons of Smartphones. According to the latest commit, Lineage is done building the LineageOS 15.1. However, the commit is yet to be merged, so it could arrive anytime soon.


We'll notify you guys when there's any new information on LineageOS 15.1. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
Lineage

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports Quick Charge 2.0

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports QuickCharge 2.0
Xiaomi recently announced the Redmi Note 5 (A.K.A Redmi 5 Plus) and Redmi Note 5 Pro with 18:9 Full Screen Display and Snapdragon 625 (Note 5), Snapdragon 636 (Note 5 Pro).

Both of these smartphones support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge?
Yes, both of them supports QuickCharge 2.0 through Micro USB.

A lot of Xiaomi’s smartphones don’t support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, even though they have the necessary hardware. The reason is because the manufacturer doesn’t usually pay the license fee required to use the technology, which has been the case with the Mi A1 and Redmi Note 4.

Both the Redmi Note 5's and Redmi Note 5 Pro's Processor are also capable of using Quick Charge 3.0, but considering the price and specifications, Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 is used. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

[Update: Live Image] This Could be the Android One Nokia 7 Plus

[Article: 15-02-2018] 2017 was HMD's most successful year ever as Nokia phones sales soar. It seems that the company is planning to launch a bunch of Android Smartphones under Nokia brand in 2018.

Back in December 2017, we learned about the Nokia 7 Plus and other unannounced Nokia Smartphones via refrences inside Nokia Camera application. But now we have new information + high quality renders of the Nokia 7 Plus, thanks to Evan Blass.


As you can see in the below image, the Nokia 7 Plus looks exactly similar to the Nokia 7 in terms of rear design but has dual-rear cameras and a 6 inches 18:9 display. On the Specificiation side, the Nokia 7 Plus features Snapdragon 660 CPU which is of course faster than the Snapdragon 630 used in Nokia 7. It has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB with MicroSD. 

It seems that Google working with Nokia for the software of the Nokia 7 Plus. The Nokia 7 Plus Android One Edition would get direct updates from Google eliminating the delays.

Taking a look at the Camera specs, we have 12MP + 13 MP with ZEISS Optics, 2X optical zoom, f/2.0 aperture, Dual PD all pixel focus, Nokia Pro Mode app, and Bothie.

HMD may announce the Nokia 7 Plus along with the Nokia 9 at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Evleaks

[Update: 16-02-2018] Live Hands On Image of the Nokia 7 Plus (Via Vtechgraphy)


January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus

January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus
The last time we updated you on the status of the Moto G5 Plus January Security Update, we told you that it is rolling out to the users in Brazil and now Motorola is finally pushing it to Indian users.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPNS25.137-92-4), though there is a mention of "KRACK" Fix. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.

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. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus

Cheers Harshith

This Moto G6 Play Concept is Neat

This Moto G6 Play Concept is Neat
After seeing last month's Moto G6 leak that potentially revealed the design of Motorola's new Moto G lineup for 2018, the concept makers have been busy getting their takes ready. Youtuber Concept Creator has come up with an exciting new concept of the budget Moto G6 Play.

The phone’s fingerprint scanner is placed on the back, just like the Moto M. It has a single camera setup at the rear. If you take a closer look at the phone’s front, you’ll also notice that it has tiny top and chin bezel, which makes device beautiful.



Motorola and Lenovo are expected to reveal the Moto G6 family at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

In terms of specifications, the Moto G6 will feature a Snapdragon 450 CPU, while the Moto G6 Plus will be powered with Snapdragon 630 SoC. The G6 and G6 Plus features a 5.7" and 5.93" FHD+ Display, while the G6 Play gets a HD Display with an Unknown Screen Size. The Moto G6's battery weighs in at 3000mAh which is a bit disappointing, but you get 3200mAh with the G6 Plus, and 4000mAh with the G6 Play (Seriously?).

Moto G6 will be available in black, a silver tone, and a rose gold color options, while the Moto G6 Plus wll ship in Deep Indigo (black), Nimbus (silver), and Dark Lake (dark teal). The G6 Play will get dark charcoal, gold, and deep blue colors. The Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 will be available in $330 and $240 later this year.

Mi Mix 2s with Android Oreo leaks

Android One edition of Mi Mix 2s leaks
It seems that Xiaomi is planning to launch a bunch of new Smartphones in 2018.

According to the latest leaks, Mi Mix 2 successor Mi Mix 2S would be code-named “polaris,” and will be powered by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Mix 2S would feature 18:9 aspect ratio with a FHD+(2160×1080) resolution, 3,400 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. Share your thoughts in the below comment section!!

Source: XDA

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