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  • Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website.As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed out in a report by PhoneArena. If this listing is any indication, the company might have already started testing the update on its latest flagship within a closed-group beta.If we talk about the specifications on the OnePlus 5, the smartphone currently runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The handset is available in two c..

    OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

    Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website.As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed out in a report by PhoneArena. If this listing is any indication, the company might have already started testing the update on its latest flagship within a closed-group beta.If we talk about the specifications on the OnePlus 5, the smartphone currently runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The handset is available in two c..
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  • It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the designated driver - boring, reliable, the one you know will be there once you are done partying with your new friends.That was certainly the case at the hands-on area post the launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre, where everyone stood in line just to spend some time with the iPhone X, while most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units waited for an audience. But as quickly as it came, the cool new thing was gone, not to be seen again until November. Having seen the one with the X-factor, it seems not everyone is excited at that prospect of getting reunited with their ‘boring’ old friends.If there’s one thing that being in your 30s teaches you, it’s that ‘boring’ has a lot going for..

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

    It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the designated driver - boring, reliable, the one you know will be there once you are done partying with your new friends.That was certainly the case at the hands-on area post the launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre, where everyone stood in line just to spend some time with the iPhone X, while most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units waited for an audience. But as quickly as it came, the cool new thing was gone, not to be seen again until November. Having seen the one with the X-factor, it seems not everyone is excited at that prospect of getting reunited with their ‘boring’ old friends.If there’s one thing that being in your 30s teaches you, it’s that ‘boring’ has a lot going for..
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  • Fingerprint scanners, a feature that was introduced only four years ago, will be seen in nearly all of the smartphones that will ship next year. According to research firm Counterpoint, more than one billion smartphones with a fingerprint sensor will be shipped in 2018.The fingerprint scanner, which was popularised by Apple starting with the iPhone 5s model, has been adopted by every smartphone manufacturer. Moving forward, it is likely to be the standard authentication choice for smartphone OEMs, Counterpoint Research projected.Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to be among the frontrunners among smartphone makers in distributing handsets with a fingerprint scanner. In the second quarter of 2017, which ended in June, Samsung topped the chart among phone makers for shipping 12 percent of all smartphones with a fingerprint sensor. Apple and Huawei had 11 percent and 8 percent market share respectively.The rapid adoption of fingerprint scanner comes as customers across the globe star..

    More Than 1 Billion Smartphones Will Ship With Fingerprint Scanner Next Year: Counterpoint

    Fingerprint scanners, a feature that was introduced only four years ago, will be seen in nearly all of the smartphones that will ship next year. According to research firm Counterpoint, more than one billion smartphones with a fingerprint sensor will be shipped in 2018.The fingerprint scanner, which was popularised by Apple starting with the iPhone 5s model, has been adopted by every smartphone manufacturer. Moving forward, it is likely to be the standard authentication choice for smartphone OEMs, Counterpoint Research projected.Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to be among the frontrunners among smartphone makers in distributing handsets with a fingerprint scanner. In the second quarter of 2017, which ended in June, Samsung topped the chart among phone makers for shipping 12 percent of all smartphones with a fingerprint sensor. Apple and Huawei had 11 percent and 8 percent market share respectively.The rapid adoption of fingerprint scanner comes as customers across the globe star..
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  • Apple announced its new iPhone models roughly two weeks ago, and after going up for pre-order in India last week, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (Review) officially launched in the country at an event on Friday with Reliance Jio, and you can now go buy one, both online and offline. Apple CEO Tim Cook also spoke at the event, via a video link. The launch of the iPhone X is still due for November in India, so for about a month at least, if not more, these two phones are the best iPhones you can possibly buy.The iPhone 8 price in India is Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 77,000 for the model with 256GB storage. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB storage options are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000 respectively. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus offer incremental improvements over the last year's models, but bring in some interesting new features such as wireless charging, and a major performance boost thanks to the new A11 Bionic SoC, as well as cameras that are now at par with..

    iPhone 8 Offers, Jio Phone Review, Nokia 8 in India, and More This Week

    Apple announced its new iPhone models roughly two weeks ago, and after going up for pre-order in India last week, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (Review) officially launched in the country at an event on Friday with Reliance Jio, and you can now go buy one, both online and offline. Apple CEO Tim Cook also spoke at the event, via a video link. The launch of the iPhone X is still due for November in India, so for about a month at least, if not more, these two phones are the best iPhones you can possibly buy.The iPhone 8 price in India is Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 77,000 for the model with 256GB storage. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB storage options are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000 respectively. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus offer incremental improvements over the last year's models, but bring in some interesting new features such as wireless charging, and a major performance boost thanks to the new A11 Bionic SoC, as well as cameras that are now at par with..
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  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available in India, having been up for pre-orders since September 22. Apple has seen a lukewarm response to these launches globally, what with the iPhone X looming on the horizon, and it will be interesting to see whether this pattern is upheld in India. Jio has partnered with Apple to release the iPhone8 and iPhone 8 Plus with some really attractive discounts. If you're looking for a launch day deal on these smartphones, Reliance Jio's offers are definitely worth a look. Interestingly, Jio held an event for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus' launch in Mumbai, where Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance via a video. His short message to Indians was full of the usual stuff, but it does highlight Apple's focus on growing its market share in India. The iPhone 8 price in India is Rs. 64,000 for 64GB and Rs. 77,000 for 256GB. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB variants are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000 respectively. All the pre-bookin..

    iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus in India, Another Amazon Sale, Android O for Nokia 8, and More: Your 360 Daily

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available in India, having been up for pre-orders since September 22. Apple has seen a lukewarm response to these launches globally, what with the iPhone X looming on the horizon, and it will be interesting to see whether this pattern is upheld in India. Jio has partnered with Apple to release the iPhone8 and iPhone 8 Plus with some really attractive discounts. If you're looking for a launch day deal on these smartphones, Reliance Jio's offers are definitely worth a look. Interestingly, Jio held an event for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus' launch in Mumbai, where Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance via a video. His short message to Indians was full of the usual stuff, but it does highlight Apple's focus on growing its market share in India. The iPhone 8 price in India is Rs. 64,000 for 64GB and Rs. 77,000 for 256GB. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB variants are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000 respectively. All the pre-bookin..
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  • The European Union is drawing up guidelines on how much patent holders should charge for their technologies, a thorny issue that pits Apple and other users against Qualcomm and Ericsson.Trillions of dollars in sales are at stake as regulators ponder whether a fridge maker should pay a different rate for crucial patents than a carmaker, or whether a flat, fixed rate would be fairer.The patent fee model used by world No. 1 smartphone chip designer Qualcomm predominates in the tech industry and is based on how much value a technology adds to a product, but is opposed by Apple and others in Silicon Valley.Other models are in use and the EU aims to set a uniform one for Europe, opening a new front in a global dispute that has already seen multiple lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm.Antti Peltomaki, deputy director general at the European Commission, told a conference last week that the EU hopes to finalise its guidelines by the end of the year. They will not be legally binding but coul..

    Apple Faces Down Qualcomm, Ericsson Over EU Patent Fees

    The European Union is drawing up guidelines on how much patent holders should charge for their technologies, a thorny issue that pits Apple and other users against Qualcomm and Ericsson.Trillions of dollars in sales are at stake as regulators ponder whether a fridge maker should pay a different rate for crucial patents than a carmaker, or whether a flat, fixed rate would be fairer.The patent fee model used by world No. 1 smartphone chip designer Qualcomm predominates in the tech industry and is based on how much value a technology adds to a product, but is opposed by Apple and others in Silicon Valley.Other models are in use and the EU aims to set a uniform one for Europe, opening a new front in a global dispute that has already seen multiple lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm.Antti Peltomaki, deputy director general at the European Commission, told a conference last week that the EU hopes to finalise its guidelines by the end of the year. They will not be legally binding but coul..
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  • Just like every other month, Google has now released the monthly security update for the month of October as well. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout of October monthly security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices, which are supported by the search giant itself, has already been started and should show up soon on the devices. Further, the California-based company has also made the factory images and full OTA zip files for the update available for instant update.While the notification will show up on the Pixel and Nexus devices automatically, Android 8.0 Oreo users can choose to manually trigger the update by heading to Settings > System > System update. Users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat can also head to system settings and find the option to check for system update. The update build number for the Pixel or Pixel XL handsets in Canada or Project Fi is OPR1.170623.027, while that for other units of the smartphones it is OPR3.170623.008.The Pixel C has the update build number as OPR1.170623.027, ..

    October Android Security Update Released for Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

    Just like every other month, Google has now released the monthly security update for the month of October as well. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout of October monthly security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices, which are supported by the search giant itself, has already been started and should show up soon on the devices. Further, the California-based company has also made the factory images and full OTA zip files for the update available for instant update.While the notification will show up on the Pixel and Nexus devices automatically, Android 8.0 Oreo users can choose to manually trigger the update by heading to Settings > System > System update. Users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat can also head to system settings and find the option to check for system update. The update build number for the Pixel or Pixel XL handsets in Canada or Project Fi is OPR1.170623.027, while that for other units of the smartphones it is OPR3.170623.008.The Pixel C has the update build number as OPR1.170623.027, ..
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  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company's anticipated next-generation Pixel devices, have been leaked in full merely a day ahead of the official launch. Prolific tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks shared images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which show the handsets in their full glory. Based on preliminary leaks, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be manufactured by HTC and LG respectively.The leaked images confirm that the new Pixel 2 XL will follow the lead of 18:9 aspect ratio displays, and it will be the biggest highlight of the handset. The Pixel 2, on the other hand, will come with a 5-inch full-HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The leaked images suggest that both the handsets will sport dual speakers at the front - one above and another below the display. The home screen seems to have also received a slight revamp, and includes calendar details such as a scheduled meeting alongside weather, and time information. Unlike the original Pixel and Pixel XL, the ..

    Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Images, Launcher Details Leaked Ahead of Wednesday Launch

    Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company's anticipated next-generation Pixel devices, have been leaked in full merely a day ahead of the official launch. Prolific tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks shared images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which show the handsets in their full glory. Based on preliminary leaks, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be manufactured by HTC and LG respectively.The leaked images confirm that the new Pixel 2 XL will follow the lead of 18:9 aspect ratio displays, and it will be the biggest highlight of the handset. The Pixel 2, on the other hand, will come with a 5-inch full-HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The leaked images suggest that both the handsets will sport dual speakers at the front - one above and another below the display. The home screen seems to have also received a slight revamp, and includes calendar details such as a scheduled meeting alongside weather, and time information. Unlike the original Pixel and Pixel XL, the ..
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  • Chinese handset maker Huawei has already confirmed its October 16 event where it is expected to reveal the new Mate 10 series. Adding further speculation, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro has now been leaked in press renders while price has been also surfaced.Renowned phone tipster Evan Blass has shared two images of the alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is likely to launch later this month showing the handset in its full glory. The leaked render shows that the Mate 10 Pro will be sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio while will also feature dual cameras at the back. Much like previous Mate-series phones, Huawei is likely to tie-up with Leica for the dual camera setup on the handset. Another leaked image shows the dual camera setup on the Mate 10 Pro with Leica branding and teasing f/1.6 aperture value for the handset - an aperture the LG V30 currently boasts of.The rear panel image also shows the fingerprint scanner located just below the dual camera setup. Huawei branding is also visible at the fr..

    Huawei Mate 10 Pro Images and Price Leaked Ahead of Launch

    Chinese handset maker Huawei has already confirmed its October 16 event where it is expected to reveal the new Mate 10 series. Adding further speculation, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro has now been leaked in press renders while price has been also surfaced.Renowned phone tipster Evan Blass has shared two images of the alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is likely to launch later this month showing the handset in its full glory. The leaked render shows that the Mate 10 Pro will be sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio while will also feature dual cameras at the back. Much like previous Mate-series phones, Huawei is likely to tie-up with Leica for the dual camera setup on the handset. Another leaked image shows the dual camera setup on the Mate 10 Pro with Leica branding and teasing f/1.6 aperture value for the handset - an aperture the LG V30 currently boasts of.The rear panel image also shows the fingerprint scanner located just below the dual camera setup. Huawei branding is also visible at the fr..
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  • A US court has allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to keep secret the information regarding the tool that was used to hack iPhone 5c used by terrorist Syed Farook who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015.According to technology website ZDNet, some leading media houses filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to reveal the name of the hacking tool's vendor and its price.The court, in its final ruling on Sunday, said the FBI would not be forced to reveal details of a hacking tool used to break into a terrorist's iPhone.In her ruling, federal judge Tanya Chutkan said naming the vendor and its cost would amount to putting a target on its back, and could lead to the loss of theft of the hacking tool."It is logical and plausible that the vendor may be less capable than the FBI of protecting its proprietary information in the face of a cyber-attack," said the court.The FBI noted that the vendor's networks are "not as sophisticated" a..

    FBI Allowed by US Court to Keep iPhone Hacking Tool a Secret

    A US court has allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to keep secret the information regarding the tool that was used to hack iPhone 5c used by terrorist Syed Farook who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015.According to technology website ZDNet, some leading media houses filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to reveal the name of the hacking tool's vendor and its price.The court, in its final ruling on Sunday, said the FBI would not be forced to reveal details of a hacking tool used to break into a terrorist's iPhone.In her ruling, federal judge Tanya Chutkan said naming the vendor and its cost would amount to putting a target on its back, and could lead to the loss of theft of the hacking tool."It is logical and plausible that the vendor may be less capable than the FBI of protecting its proprietary information in the face of a cyber-attack," said the court.The FBI noted that the vendor's networks are "not as sophisticated" a..
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