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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.

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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.


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.

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