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  • Google will roll out Android version updates to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for the next three years - until October 2020. The fact had been revealed at launch, but the ambiguous wording included both "OS and security" updates, thus, this latest clarification is a good confirmation."Pixel 2 (2017) phones get Android version updates for at least three years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After three years, we can't guarantee more updates," reads the updated support page. Both Android version and security updates will be released until October 2020, the company said.The latest development means that your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL will receive new software versions until the release of Android R that is likely to be out sometime in 2020. Google will also ensure to deliver you a secure experience for the next three years. However, it is worth noting that the hardware may become obsolete over time and would not be able to third-party content, such as apps and..

    Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Confirmed to Receive Android Version Updates for 3 Years

    Google will roll out Android version updates to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for the next three years - until October 2020. The fact had been revealed at launch, but the ambiguous wording included both "OS and security" updates, thus, this latest clarification is a good confirmation."Pixel 2 (2017) phones get Android version updates for at least three years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After three years, we can't guarantee more updates," reads the updated support page. Both Android version and security updates will be released until October 2020, the company said.The latest development means that your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL will receive new software versions until the release of Android R that is likely to be out sometime in 2020. Google will also ensure to deliver you a secure experience for the next three years. However, it is worth noting that the hardware may become obsolete over time and would not be able to third-party content, such as apps and..
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  • The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..

    Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Have a Pixel Visual Core SoC; Will Be Activated With Android 8.1 Oreo

    The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..
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  • Lenovo's move to shift to stock Android for its smartphones was one of the biggest pieces of news this year. Gadgets 360 was the first to confirm the shift, and the move certainly appears beneficial for Lenovo smartphone users. However, the promise of faster updates that came alongside seems to have held little water.The company has updated its "Upgrade plan for smartphones" list on Support page adding the Lenovo K8 series, all of which were promised Android 8.0 Oreo updates at launch. We know the Lenovo K8, Lenovo K8 Note, and Lenovo K8 Plus smartphones will be receiving an Android O update - now, we also know that the Chinese company intends to roll out the update to the Lenovo K8 and Lenovo K8 Note only by June 2018, with the Lenovo K8 Plus only due to receive it by July 2018.The Lenovo K8, K8 Note, and K8 Plus users will have to wait for another nine months for the update. This does certainly seem to be on the higher side. After all, the smartphones run stock Android, which ..

    Lenovo K8, K8 Note, K8 Plus Will Get Their Android O Update by July 2018

    Lenovo's move to shift to stock Android for its smartphones was one of the biggest pieces of news this year. Gadgets 360 was the first to confirm the shift, and the move certainly appears beneficial for Lenovo smartphone users. However, the promise of faster updates that came alongside seems to have held little water.The company has updated its "Upgrade plan for smartphones" list on Support page adding the Lenovo K8 series, all of which were promised Android 8.0 Oreo updates at launch. We know the Lenovo K8, Lenovo K8 Note, and Lenovo K8 Plus smartphones will be receiving an Android O update - now, we also know that the Chinese company intends to roll out the update to the Lenovo K8 and Lenovo K8 Note only by June 2018, with the Lenovo K8 Plus only due to receive it by July 2018.The Lenovo K8, K8 Note, and K8 Plus users will have to wait for another nine months for the update. This does certainly seem to be on the higher side. After all, the smartphones run stock Android, which ..
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  • Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, accusing it of theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed on Monday in US federal court in San Francisco.Essential said it had not yet been officially served the lawsuit and could not comment.Keyssa has been working since 2009 on a chip for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections. In August, Keyssa said it was partnering with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and others to make its technology a standard feature on mobile phones.In September, the Essential Phone was released. One of the first device..

    Essential, Android Co-Creator’s Startup, Sued Fadell-Backed Keyssa Over Connector Tech

    Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, accusing it of theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed on Monday in US federal court in San Francisco.Essential said it had not yet been officially served the lawsuit and could not comment.Keyssa has been working since 2009 on a chip for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections. In August, Keyssa said it was partnering with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and others to make its technology a standard feature on mobile phones.In September, the Essential Phone was released. One of the first device..
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  • OnePlus was among several handset brands that promised an Android 8.0 Oreo update for its recent devices when Google revealed it for the first time. The company said that the OnePlus 5 as well as OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the new Android build. After releasing the update in closed beta, the Chinese company has now made it available through the Open Beta program. Additionally, the OnePlus is receiving new a OxygenOS 4.5.13 update with improvements.The company has made first Android O open beta build available to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users will receive OxygenOS Open Beta 25 and Open Beta 16 respectively. For user convenience, the company has detailed flash instructions to download the latest build. Before proceeding to flash, we recommend users to back up all personal data, even in cases where a data wipe is not needed.As expected, the new update for the devices bump the OS version to Android 8.0 Oreo with features like picture-in-picture for sup..

    Android 8.0 Oreo Now Available for OnePlus 3, 3T; OnePlus 5 Receives OxygenOS 4.5.13 Update

    OnePlus was among several handset brands that promised an Android 8.0 Oreo update for its recent devices when Google revealed it for the first time. The company said that the OnePlus 5 as well as OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the new Android build. After releasing the update in closed beta, the Chinese company has now made it available through the Open Beta program. Additionally, the OnePlus is receiving new a OxygenOS 4.5.13 update with improvements.The company has made first Android O open beta build available to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users will receive OxygenOS Open Beta 25 and Open Beta 16 respectively. For user convenience, the company has detailed flash instructions to download the latest build. Before proceeding to flash, we recommend users to back up all personal data, even in cases where a data wipe is not needed.As expected, the new update for the devices bump the OS version to Android 8.0 Oreo with features like picture-in-picture for sup..
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  • Huawei has quietly launched the Honor 6C Pro smartphone in Russia, the bigger sibling of the mid-range Honor 6C the company launched earlier this year. Even as the Honor 6C Pro looks identical to the Honor 6C, there are some noticeable changes.The Honor 6C Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat with company's homegrown EMUI 5.1 skin atop. It will come in Black, Gold and Blue colour options. The Honor 6C Pro is priced at EUR 179 (roughly Rs. 13,750). It will be first available in European markets.It features a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display in a unibody form factor. The Honor 6C Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 clocked at 1.5GHz with Mali-T860MP2 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.On the photography front, you're looking at a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus capability. On the front end, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfie enthusiasts on the Honor 6C Pro.On the storage front, the Honor 6C Pro ships with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be..

    Honor 6C Pro With 5.2-Inch Display, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched: Price, Specifications

    Huawei has quietly launched the Honor 6C Pro smartphone in Russia, the bigger sibling of the mid-range Honor 6C the company launched earlier this year. Even as the Honor 6C Pro looks identical to the Honor 6C, there are some noticeable changes.The Honor 6C Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat with company's homegrown EMUI 5.1 skin atop. It will come in Black, Gold and Blue colour options. The Honor 6C Pro is priced at EUR 179 (roughly Rs. 13,750). It will be first available in European markets.It features a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display in a unibody form factor. The Honor 6C Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 clocked at 1.5GHz with Mali-T860MP2 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.On the photography front, you're looking at a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus capability. On the front end, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfie enthusiasts on the Honor 6C Pro.On the storage front, the Honor 6C Pro ships with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be..
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  • Nokia licensee HMD Global seems to be keeping its promise of regular updates for its new Android smartphones. Nokia 6, the original comeback smartphone for the iconic brand, is now receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat update that brings with it the October Android security update, users report.Apart from bumping the version to 7.1.2, the new update weighs around 665MB and is available over-the-air also brings improved system stability and user interface enhancements. Considering that the new update has just started rolling out, it could take some time to reach all Nokia 6 users.Nokia 6 (Review) users can manually check for updates via Settings > About Phone > System Update. The update was first reported GSMArena. For Nokia 6 users, HMD Global has already confirmed that the smartphone will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.To recall, the Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999, and it features an aluminium unibody design, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, and a fingerprint sensor. ..

    Nokia 6 Starts Receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update: Report

    Nokia licensee HMD Global seems to be keeping its promise of regular updates for its new Android smartphones. Nokia 6, the original comeback smartphone for the iconic brand, is now receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat update that brings with it the October Android security update, users report.Apart from bumping the version to 7.1.2, the new update weighs around 665MB and is available over-the-air also brings improved system stability and user interface enhancements. Considering that the new update has just started rolling out, it could take some time to reach all Nokia 6 users.Nokia 6 (Review) users can manually check for updates via Settings > About Phone > System Update. The update was first reported GSMArena. For Nokia 6 users, HMD Global has already confirmed that the smartphone will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.To recall, the Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999, and it features an aluminium unibody design, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, and a fingerprint sensor. ..
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  • Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones are just days away from unveiling and the company is making sure that the hype around the devices aren't dead. In a series of Weibo posts, the company has been dropping hints about the upcoming launches, and the latest confirms Android version of the new Mate devices. Additionally, stylus support has also been tipped for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is likely to be the premium model in the new devices.The Chinese company has confirmed that the Mate 10 will run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. We can safely assume that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is also set to be unveiled alongside the Mate 10 also runs Android O at launch. The Chinese company can be expected to reveal a new EMUI version, which is Huawei's take on Android, at the launch on October 16.The video teaser doesn't reveal much other than Android 8.0 Oreo will be present on the device. The company's Weibo post says, "Equipped with Android 8.0 system, give..

    Huawei Mate 10 Teased to Run Android 8.0 Oreo, Stylus Support Tipped for Mate 10 Pro

    Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones are just days away from unveiling and the company is making sure that the hype around the devices aren't dead. In a series of Weibo posts, the company has been dropping hints about the upcoming launches, and the latest confirms Android version of the new Mate devices. Additionally, stylus support has also been tipped for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is likely to be the premium model in the new devices.The Chinese company has confirmed that the Mate 10 will run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. We can safely assume that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which is also set to be unveiled alongside the Mate 10 also runs Android O at launch. The Chinese company can be expected to reveal a new EMUI version, which is Huawei's take on Android, at the launch on October 16.The video teaser doesn't reveal much other than Android 8.0 Oreo will be present on the device. The company's Weibo post says, "Equipped with Android 8.0 system, give..
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  • Jio Phone has since its launch become a talking point for both the mobile phone manufacturers and telecom operators as it is expected to bring in more customers for Reliance Jio and arrest the migration from feature phones to smartphones. Now, Airtel has fired the first salvo in Jio Phone’s direction by partnering with budget smartphone maker Karbonn to offer a handset that offers the full Android experience at Rs. 1,399 (effective price). In contrast, the Jio Phone is a 4G VoLTE-capable phone that offers the Web browsing experience but does not have a touchscreen any many other features usually associated with a smartphone. We take a look at the differences between the Airtel Rs. 1,399 Karbonn A40 Indian and the Reliance 4G feature phone, and how much you would end up paying if you buy them.Upfront costsBuyers who opt for the Jio Phone will have to pay Rs. 500 to book the handset and another Rs. 1,000 at the time of delivery, totalling Rs. 1,500 upfront costs. For the Airtel offer, ..

    Jio Phone vs Airtel Rs. 1,399 Karbonn A40 Indian 4G Android Smartphone

    Jio Phone has since its launch become a talking point for both the mobile phone manufacturers and telecom operators as it is expected to bring in more customers for Reliance Jio and arrest the migration from feature phones to smartphones. Now, Airtel has fired the first salvo in Jio Phone’s direction by partnering with budget smartphone maker Karbonn to offer a handset that offers the full Android experience at Rs. 1,399 (effective price). In contrast, the Jio Phone is a 4G VoLTE-capable phone that offers the Web browsing experience but does not have a touchscreen any many other features usually associated with a smartphone. We take a look at the differences between the Airtel Rs. 1,399 Karbonn A40 Indian and the Reliance 4G feature phone, and how much you would end up paying if you buy them.Upfront costsBuyers who opt for the Jio Phone will have to pay Rs. 500 to book the handset and another Rs. 1,000 at the time of delivery, totalling Rs. 1,500 upfront costs. For the Airtel offer, ..
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