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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.

Image: Henry Gomez

Galaxy S10 Lite Leaks Online

Samsung is all set to announce the NEXT Galaxy S Smartphones early 2019. The company plans to launch 3 Galaxy S10 phones namely Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 Lite.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is going to be a cheaper variant of the Galaxy S10/ S10 Plus with low end Specifications and Design Changes.

Ice universe just posted a Case render of the upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite showcasing the Side Fingerprint sensor, and Dual Rear Cameras. It is rumored to feature Flat Screen with a Display hole for Front facing Camera.


Moto X4 Android 9.0 Pie Update is on Its Way

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android 9.0 Pie update to its Moto X4 Smartphones. Android 9.0 Pie update Release Notes for the Standard Moto X4 and Moto X4 Android One are 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.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding the rollout of Android Pie for the Moto X4. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Moto X4 Android 9.0 Pie Release Notes -

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4. This update brings important improvements to your phone.
For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

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

ENHANCEMENTS

Android™ 9.0 Pie improves your mobile experience from the new Intuitive Navigation and Recent App, an improved Do Not Disturb mode and a colourful settings menu, to anticipated longer battery life and revamped split screen. Android Pie also brings a redesigned Quick Settings, simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more.

After installing the software update you may notice changes that include*:

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.

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.


Asus Zenfone 5Z gets Android 9.0 Pie by the end of January 2019

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. Asus today announced that the Zenfone 5Z will be getting Official Android 9.0 Pie by the end of January 2019.

Yes, we're talking about the Flagship Asus Zenfone 5Z which was announced to compete against the OnePlus 6.

Nokia, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei and Motorola are already on their way to push the latest Pie for most of the devices before 2019 and Asus is still working to get the latest OS on their flagship level phone.

Thoughts?


Motorola Moto G5, G5 Plus, and G5s Plus are getting October 2018 Security Patches

Motorola is now rolling out a wave of October 2018 Security Patches onto its 5th Gen Moto G devices. We are now seeing October 2018 Security Patch Software update for the Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, and the Moto G5s Plus.

If you own any of the above device you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for these devices brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

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.

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.

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 Gets One UI on November 15

Samsung is planning to start Android 9.0 Pie Beta with One UI for the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9 starting November 15.

According to the latest information from Samsung Germany chat support, the One UI with Android Pie will be available as early as November 15 in the form of Beta, while the owners living in UK might see the Beta available starting November 20. There's no information about the software being available for South Korea and the US.

Samsung's latest One UI is also coming to the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8. Also Samsung is expected to launch new 2019 Smartphones with Pie based One UI only. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

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Here's the OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple


OnePlus just announced the OnePlus 6T with a gorgeous display, in display fingerprint sensor and other flagship level features.

Just after the announcement, the 6T was made available in two color options including Mirror Black, Midnight Black. Now it seems there's still a limited edition OnePlus 6T variant left that OnePlus will be announcing in near future.

Looks Sleek!

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Source: MrGizmo | Ishan


Motorola One Power is now getting September 2018 Security Update

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

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

Note that the One Power still runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Motorola One Power 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 FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Screenshots ( Selva Raj )


Get Pixel 3 Camera with Photobooth, Super Zoom and other exclusive features on your Pixel 2 XL

Get Pixel 3 Camera with Photobooth, Super Zoom and other exclusive features on your Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL comes with exciting Camera features. Some of these features will be available officially for older Pixel phones while some of them will remain Pixel 3 exclsuive.

Now, XDA member "showlyshah" managed to get all the Pixel 3 and 3 XL Camera features (Including Exclusive) on his Pixel 2 XL. Photobooth, Super zoom, Focus Tracking, Google Lens in Real Time, and other Pixel 3 features are working absolutely fine.

Here's How to Install Pixel 3 Camera on Pixel 2 XL:

1) You'll need a Rooted Pixel 2 XL (Root it if you haven't already)

2) Using a root file explorer, edit build.prop from system folder (not vendor folder)

a) ro . product . model=Pixel 3 XL
b) ro . product . name=crosshatch
c) ro . product . device=crosshatch

3) Reboot and Install Pixel 3 Camera from Here.

We'll upload a YouTube video on Pixel 2 Stock Camera vs Pixel 2 (Pixel 3 Camera) soon. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

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Moto X4 to get Android Pie Soon, Closed Beta Test Is Ongoing

Moto X4 to get Android Pie Soon, Closed Beta Test Is Ongoing
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. Recently Motorola confirmed that they will be updating a total of 10 Motorola Android Smartphones to Android 9.0 Pie.

Now, Motorola has Internally started testing the Android 9.0 Pie Beta update on the Moto X4. Weibo user Bonata shared some Screenshots of his Motorola Moto X4 running Official Android 9.0 Pie Internal Beta version.

Moto X4 being an Android One device is expected to get the Android Pie way earlier than other Motorola Smartphones.


Screenshots
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. It seems that Motorola has also added a Full Screenshot Feature.

That said Motorola is expected to roll public beta version of Android Pie for Moto X4 and Motorola One Power really soon, Other Motorola phones might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Source: Bonata



Moto G6 Play is now getting October 2018 Security Update

Image Credits: Óscar Gutiérrez
The Motorola Moto G6 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G6 Play you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto G6 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto G6 Play still runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Moto G6 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.

Image Credits: Óscar Gutiérrez  | Source: Reddit

Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta - Screenshots

Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta - Screenshots
Motorola is now all set to launch Android 9.0 Pie Public Beta program for the Motorola One Power.

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.

Motorola has already started Internal testing (Closed Beta) for this update in China. Below are some screenshots for the same. The User Interface looks very similar to what we can find in the Pixel Smartphones, we also have the Swipe Gestures.



That said Motorola is all set to roll out public beta Official Android 9.0 Pie to the Motorola One Power starting October, Other Motorola phones might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Thanks 范凯祥

Here's Google Pixelstand - Wireless Charger for Pixel 3 XL

We're just a few days away from the Official announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, there's no surprise left as of now about these Smartphones.

According to the latest leaks, Google will also be announcing Pixelstand - Wireless Charger for Pixel 3 and 3 XL. The Pixelstand features an orange base in the below render, however it'll be available in different color options, there's also Google's G logo to the bottom.

/MySmartPrice

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


Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta is coming this October

Motorola India just announced the Android One powered Motorola One Power with 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.

According to the latest reports from Beebom, the One Power will be getting its Android Pie Beta this October. The stable update has been scheduled to roll out by the end of the year, One Power users will be able to try out a developer preview starting next month.

Motorola is expected to start the Soak Test (Beta) Registrations for Motorola One users by mid-October.

Sneak peek of Android Pie running on the Motorola One Power reveals similar User Interface like the Pixel and Pixel 2 XL, thanks to Android One.

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.


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