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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Goes Official

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Goes Official
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A7 2018 with rear triple camera, sleek design and an infinity display.

Galaxy A7 features a 6.0” FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED Display, Unknown Processor, It will be available in 3 variants, 4GB RAM, 64 Internal Storage + MicroSD Slot(Up to 512GB), 4GB RAM + 128 Internal Storage, and 6GB RAM, 128 Internal Storage. You get a 24MP AF (F1.7) + Ultra Wide: 8MP (F2.4), 120° + Depth: 5MP(F2.2) Triple Rear Cameras and a 24MP Selfie Snapper, 3300mAh Battery, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, fingerprint reader, facial recognition, NFC technology, Bluetooth, Phew..

 

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Official Android 9.0 Pie | Samsung Experience 10 [Screenshots]

Samsung is now all set to launch Android 9.0 Pie Beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but it seems that a XDA already got their hands on with the latest Official Android 9.0 Pie Update for the Galaxy S9 based on Samsung Experience 10.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, 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,  Samsung has add several new features to the Samsung Experience.

XDA reports that there's new Dark Mode for most of the System Apps, New Quick Settings, Card style UI with curved edges, Android Pie style recents.

Samsung is all set to roll out public beta Official Android 9.0 Pie based on Samsung Experience 10 to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus users. The Galaxy Note 9 might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the New UI and Changes in Android 9.0 Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus:


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Motorola India is announcing the Motorola One Power on September 24

Motorola India confirmed via Teaser that they are indeed going to announce new 2018 Motorola Smartphone on September 24. Motorola will be announcing the Android One Powered Motorola One Power at the event.

In terms of specifications, the Motorola One Power features 6.2-inch FHD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. It runs Snapdragon 636 and holds 64GB of expandable storage. There's a huge 5,000 mAh battery inside.

Will you be buying the Motorola One Power? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 6 Picks Up New Android Pie Open Beta 3

OnePlus is now rolling out another Software update to the OnePlus 6 users in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 3 which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, 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, and more...


Changelog:
  • System
    • Fixed stability issues with ambient display
    • Improved stability for face unlock and fingerprint scanner
    • Added support to launch google assistant or other third party assistant app by holding power button for 0.5 seconds 
  • Parallel Apps
    • Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel APPS
  • OnePlus Switch v2.1.0
    • Added manual connection method if unable to connect switch with QR code on the old device 
    • Supported backup and recovery for application data including home screen, lock screen and APP layout
    • Bug fixes and support for more Android models
  • Known Issue
    • Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version
    • Google Pay service is not working

You'll need to do is flash the Pie Beta firmware on your OnePlus 6. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

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

Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus Launch in 2019, No G7 Play!

Earlier this month, we saw the hands on images of the Motorola Moto G7 intends to feature a Waterdrop Display. Now, a new report from MySmartPrice, states that Motorola will unveil the new Moto G Smartphones in 2019.

According to them, the Moto G7 series will include the Moto G7 (Standard) and the Moto G7 Plus. There won't be any Moto G7 Play. This year's Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 Plus were nearly identical, maybe that's why Motorola plans to skip the G7 Play in favor of the E6 Plus.


As seen in the earlier leaks, the Moto G7 will have almost zero sized bezels on either sides. Also, the phone would feature a Waterdrop Notch which can be found in Oppo F9 Pro. Coming to the rear, it would have the dual lens camera setup, fingerprint sensor with Motorola batwing logo. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 picking up September Security Update

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 picking up September Security Update
If you own a Nokia 6 or Nokia 5 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software for both of these phones.

The Software for the Nokia 6 (TA-1021) weighs in at around 104MB, while the Nokia 5 (TA-1053) gets it for 98.7MB.

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.


Nokia is also planning to roll out Android 9.0 Pie to all the Nokia Smartphones starting October 2018. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


[Update: It's LIVE] Motorola to begin rolling out Android Oreo Update to Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus in a few days

Update: Motorola has started rolling out Oreo for the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5s Plus.

Motorola Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus owners can expect to see the Android 8.1 Oreo begin its official rollout for their devices in a few days.

Motorola is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus users living in Brazil. If you own a G5s Plus or G5 Plus you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.


We've seen the update coming through both the G5 Plus in Brazil (RETBR). Android 8.1 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

Keep checking the Software update section, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update when available. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Android Pie based OxygenOS Open Beta 2 Goes Live for OnePlus 6

Just a few days back OnePlus 6 received its Android 9.0 Pie based OxygenOS Open Beta 1 and now there's another update (OxygenOS Open Beta 2) with Fixes and a few Changes.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, 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, and more...


Changelog:
  • System
    • Improved stability for Wi-Fi connection
    • Optimized background power consumption control
    • Optimization for the pocket mode to reduce accidental touches
  • Launcher
    • Optimized multitasking UI
  • Camera
    • Optimized image quality for front camera
  • Messages
    • Improved UI for Verification Codes (for OTP), making it easier to find what you want
You'll need to do is flash the Pie Beta firmware on your OnePlus 6. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

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

Download - OxygenOS Beta 2 Android Pie for OnePlus 6

Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous

After seeing last month's OnePlus 6T leak that potentially revealed the design of OnePlus's new flagship for 2018, the concept makers have been busy getting their takes ready. Reddit user has come up with an exciting new concept of the OnePlus 6T.

The phone’s fingerprint scanner is placed on the back, more like the OnePlus 6. It has a triple camera setup at the rear. If you take a closer look at the phone’s front, you’ll also notice that it has tiny Waterdrop notch, which stores the front-facing camera and some sensors.

The phone they detail features a 19:9 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080) AMOLED display, 6/8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845, and other miscellaneous top tier specs.
Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous

Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous in this Concept. What about you? Let’s hear your wish list for this year’s OnePlus 6T.

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Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes

Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of September 2018 Security Patches onto its Moto devices. We are now seeing September 2018 Security Patch release notes for the Moto G5, Moto X4, Moto E4, and Moto Z2 Force. We have yet too find info for the Moto G4 series, though it seems they have reached their EOL, atleast for the Security Patches.

Below, we have the Full list of Motorola Moto Smartphones along with their September 2018 Security Patch Official link.


Moto Z2 Force - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto Z2 Force Edition - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto X4 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 Plus - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 - September 2018 Security Patch

September 2018 Security Patch for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the September Patch for any other Motorola device apart from the one mentioned above.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding September 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo
With Motorola starting that the Moto G4 Plus is in the list of Smartphones getting Official Oreo, it appears that they're ready to start testing the same. Soak test invites are rolling out to members of the Motorola Feedback Forum who own Moto G4 Plus devices, so this could be it.

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 Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update.


Assuming the test rolls out smoothly, those of us not in the test could see the update within a week or two. Once Motorola announces an official rollout of the update for all, we shall let you know. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.



Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update

Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update
The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) is now getting the latest September 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A2 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.


The September 2018 Android security update for the Mi A2 weighs in at around 440MB. 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 and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 6 gets Official Android 9.0 Pie Oxygen OS Open Beta 1

OnePlus 6 gets Official Android 9.0 Pie Oxygen OS Open Beta 1
OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie is now available for the OnePlus 6. You can now Download and Install it on your Smartphone.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, 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, and more...

Changelog
  • Update system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
    • Brand new UI for Android P
    • New Android P gesture navigation
    • Other new features and system improvements
  • Integrated OnePlus customization features
    • Supported accent color customization
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
    • New Gaming Mode 3.0
    • Added text notification mode
    • Added notification for 3rd party calls

Known Issues
  • Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version
  • Google Pay service is not working
  • Google Play Store might show "Device is not Certified by Google"

You'll need to do is flash the Pie Beta firmware on your OnePlus 6. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

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

Download - OxygenOS Beta Android Pie for OnePlus 6


You'll need to wait up to 2 months to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1

You'll need to wait up to 2 month to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1
I've been using Xiaomi POCO F1 for a couple of days now and have found that it's going to take 675 hours for my device to get Bootloader Unlocked. Searching further about this issue, I found that the Situation is even worse, a few Pocophone users are seeing waiting times as long as 1440 hours.

So if you are planning to purchase the "Developer Friendly" POCO F1, you might face Bootloader Unlock waiting times as long as 2 months.

Wait, MIUI 10 Global is available for the POCO F1, However, you'll need an Unlocked Bootloader in order to test the latest ROM. LOL!

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

Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil

Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil
The Motorola Moto G5s Plus is now receiving its Official Oreo update. We've seen the update coming through Moto G5s Plus in Brazil (RETBR). It weighs around 1203.6MB and features August 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.1 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPS28.65-36 for the Moto G5s Plus. 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.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

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[UPDATED] OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie

OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola today announced the list of its devices that will officially get the update and this list includes the devices that have been released by the company in the recent times as well as it also includes some devices that have been a little older.


However, the Moto G5s Plus has not been included in this list by the company even though the Special Edition smartphone was released last year. Here is the full List of Motorola Moto Devices Getting Android 9.0 Pie Official Update

List of Moto Smartphones getting Official Android 9.0 Pie -
  • Motorola One Power
  • Motorola One
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force 
  • Moto Z2 Play 
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto X4
That's 10 Moto devices getting Pie! Expect the update to come before the end of the year to the current 2018 portfolio and for the other devices it will come later on.

Motorola One Official Specs and Images

Mega-Motorola One Leak before Official Announcement
Motorola One features a 5.99" of 2160 x 1080p Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor, 12 + 2 MP Rear Dual Cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB of Internal Storage which you can expand upto 256GB, 3000mAh Battery, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, fingerprint reader, facial recognition, NFC technology, Bluetooth, Phew..

Motorola One (Black)


Motorola One (White)

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 2018 Security Patch

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 2018 Security Patch
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play RETBR you should have received the over-the-air update notification for August 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z2 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto Z2 Play now runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Moto Z2 Play 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.



OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Just a few weeks back OnePlus started testing out the new OxygenOS Beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T with brand new gorgeous user interface.

With this new UI, OnePlus aims to provide "Flat & Minimal, Reduction, Bold & Clean​" user experience.

The Good Part is, this new UI is coming soon for the OnePlus 6 users. OnePlus Staff Member Officially confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will be getting the new User Interface changes. However, he didn't mentioned "When" or "How" they're planning to roll it out.

Btw, Here's the new OxygenOS UI -


Flat & Minimal

We went for a slimmed down, minimalist design so users could focus on the important things. Why? Because we believe less is more.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

Reduction

By reductionism we mean the fundamentals of good design, aka natural rather than cool.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Bold & Clean

Bold and clean focuses on the scale and words of the interface, so users know that we’ve nailed what’s important to them.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Trial & Tests

We started our design based on the direction our key words took us in. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. Now we have a new version of our visual style with a special font and new icons for a truly OnePlus feel. Individuality is at the heart of what we do. That’s what we want to give you through the OnePlus construct

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Wait, there's more...

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

Excited? We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


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