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  • For Google Nexus 6 users, the whole series of Android Nougat updates have resulted in issues, since the start of the update rollout last year. After a long delay, Google has now resumed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Google Nexus 6 that was stopped earlier this year after users reported numerous problems.For those unaware, the company initially started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Nexus 6 at the start of the year but pulled it soon after people complained about numerous issues. Several Nexus 6 users have started receiving update notification over-the-air (OTA) where users are receiving the update with fix for critical bugs and it also improves performance and stability of the device. The new update is roughly 400MB in size, and is now steadily being rolled out to users. Android Police reported the update first.To recall, the Android 7.1.1 update in general brings about several features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard imag..

    Google Nexus 6 Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Again

    For Google Nexus 6 users, the whole series of Android Nougat updates have resulted in issues, since the start of the update rollout last year. After a long delay, Google has now resumed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Google Nexus 6 that was stopped earlier this year after users reported numerous problems.For those unaware, the company initially started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Nexus 6 at the start of the year but pulled it soon after people complained about numerous issues. Several Nexus 6 users have started receiving update notification over-the-air (OTA) where users are receiving the update with fix for critical bugs and it also improves performance and stability of the device. The new update is roughly 400MB in size, and is now steadily being rolled out to users. Android Police reported the update first.To recall, the Android 7.1.1 update in general brings about several features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard imag..
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  • The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been selling extremely well ever since it were released earlier this year but a new report from Strategy Analytics has claimed that the handset has managed to become the top shipping Android smartphone in Q2 2017. Interestingly, Xiaomi, with its Redmi 4A smartphone, managed to make it to the list of top 5 selling smartphones after being topped by Oppo in the previous quarter this year. Though referring to shipments, the report also called the Samsung Galaxy S8 the 'top selling' Android smartphone.Samsung managed to ship 10.2 million units of Galaxy S8 (2.8 percent market share) and 9.0 million units of Galaxy S8+ (2.5 percent market share), together accounting for 19.2 million units, during the second quarter of 2017, as per Strategy Analytics report. "Samsung's Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world's most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class r..

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Becomes Best-Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017: Strategy Analytics

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been selling extremely well ever since it were released earlier this year but a new report from Strategy Analytics has claimed that the handset has managed to become the top shipping Android smartphone in Q2 2017. Interestingly, Xiaomi, with its Redmi 4A smartphone, managed to make it to the list of top 5 selling smartphones after being topped by Oppo in the previous quarter this year. Though referring to shipments, the report also called the Samsung Galaxy S8 the 'top selling' Android smartphone.Samsung managed to ship 10.2 million units of Galaxy S8 (2.8 percent market share) and 9.0 million units of Galaxy S8+ (2.5 percent market share), together accounting for 19.2 million units, during the second quarter of 2017, as per Strategy Analytics report. "Samsung's Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world's most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class r..
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  • Nokia 3 will be getting the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by the end of August, HMD Global has confirmed. With this update, Nokia 3 - the cheapest Nokia Android phone at Rs. 9,499 and the only one available to purchase in India right now - will join its siblings Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in the list of models with the latest version of Android. While the mid-tier Nokia 5 shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and the high-end Nokia 6 moved to the wider Android 7.1.1 rollout in May this year, Nokia 3 has not been left behind by the company as HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to make the confirmation.The Nokia 3 currently runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and as promised by HMD Global it will receive the latest Android update. Sarvikas on Saturday posted a tweet that "Got a few questions on this so wanted to confirm that #Nokia3 will receive 7.1.1 update by end of August. @nokiamobile". Furthermore, Sarvikas also confirmed to one of the Twitter users that ..

    Nokia 3 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Confirmed for August-End

    Nokia 3 will be getting the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by the end of August, HMD Global has confirmed. With this update, Nokia 3 - the cheapest Nokia Android phone at Rs. 9,499 and the only one available to purchase in India right now - will join its siblings Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in the list of models with the latest version of Android. While the mid-tier Nokia 5 shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and the high-end Nokia 6 moved to the wider Android 7.1.1 rollout in May this year, Nokia 3 has not been left behind by the company as HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to make the confirmation.The Nokia 3 currently runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and as promised by HMD Global it will receive the latest Android update. Sarvikas on Saturday posted a tweet that "Got a few questions on this so wanted to confirm that #Nokia3 will receive 7.1.1 update by end of August. @nokiamobile". Furthermore, Sarvikas also confirmed to one of the Twitter users that ..
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  • Xiaomi recently released a list of its phones which are destined to get the Android 7.0 update, but the Redmi Note 4 (Review) was mysteriously left out from that list. Now, a Flipkart teaser for the Big Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Sale on August 2 mentions Android Nougat update coming "very soon," at the bottom of the banner. Although Xiaomi's spokesperson hasn't confirmed this, Gadgets 360 has learnt the Android Nougat build for Redmi Note 4 is in beta phase at the moment. The Redmi Note 4 has been one of Xiaomi's more popular models in India and to mark its 6-month anniversary, Flipkart is hosting a special sale which will include offers like a 40 percent value back when the smartphone is exchanged within a period of 6-8 months. Redmi Note 4 buyers can also avail EMI facility and "Buyback Guarantee" for a price of Rs. 249 for all variants of the phone.Nokia 8 Copper Gold variant leaked in new imagesLeaks for the upcoming Nokia 8 are flooding in, and this time we have yet an..

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android 7 Update, Nokia 8 Price Leak, Snapdeal 2.0, and More: Your 360 Daily

    Xiaomi recently released a list of its phones which are destined to get the Android 7.0 update, but the Redmi Note 4 (Review) was mysteriously left out from that list. Now, a Flipkart teaser for the Big Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Sale on August 2 mentions Android Nougat update coming "very soon," at the bottom of the banner. Although Xiaomi's spokesperson hasn't confirmed this, Gadgets 360 has learnt the Android Nougat build for Redmi Note 4 is in beta phase at the moment. The Redmi Note 4 has been one of Xiaomi's more popular models in India and to mark its 6-month anniversary, Flipkart is hosting a special sale which will include offers like a 40 percent value back when the smartphone is exchanged within a period of 6-8 months. Redmi Note 4 buyers can also avail EMI facility and "Buyback Guarantee" for a price of Rs. 249 for all variants of the phone.Nokia 8 Copper Gold variant leaked in new imagesLeaks for the upcoming Nokia 8 are flooding in, and this time we have yet an..
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  • Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus finally became official on Tuesday, after months of leaks. While the 'S' in the product names stands for special edition, the company says that the new smartphones offer several upgrades over their predecessors Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. As for the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus price, it will start from EUR 249 ((roughly Rs. 18,900) for the former and from EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 22,700) for the latter. The two smartphones will become available for purchase in various countries this month (and in the US this fall).The highlight feature on the new Moto smartphones lies in the camera department. The Moto G5S sports with a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. On the other hand, the Moto G5S Plus comes with a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. Anot..

    Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus With Android 7.1.1, Metal Body Launched: Price, Specifications, Features

    Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus finally became official on Tuesday, after months of leaks. While the 'S' in the product names stands for special edition, the company says that the new smartphones offer several upgrades over their predecessors Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. As for the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus price, it will start from EUR 249 ((roughly Rs. 18,900) for the former and from EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 22,700) for the latter. The two smartphones will become available for purchase in various countries this month (and in the US this fall).The highlight feature on the new Moto smartphones lies in the camera department. The Moto G5S sports with a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. On the other hand, the Moto G5S Plus comes with a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. Anot..
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  • Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet flagship is due to launch this month, but that hasn't stopped the South Korean consumer electronics giant from moving ahead with plans to bring the Android 7.1 Nougat update to its other flagships of 2017 - the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Ever since they shipped in April this year, both the smartphones have received minor updates including security patches but users have been waiting for the latest Android update. Vodafone Australia has now hinted at an imminent release of Android 7.1 Nougat in its Software Update Weekly Wrap.Vodafone has issued a list of upcoming software updates coming to various smartphones in Australia, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for which the telco has 'submitted' the Android 7.1 Nougat version along with stability and bug fixes.The Vodafone list is particularly about Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ software updates arriving in Australia, but despite that, the updates are likely to roll out widely t..

    Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Android 7.1 Nougat Update Tipped to Arrive Soon by Vodafone

    Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet flagship is due to launch this month, but that hasn't stopped the South Korean consumer electronics giant from moving ahead with plans to bring the Android 7.1 Nougat update to its other flagships of 2017 - the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Ever since they shipped in April this year, both the smartphones have received minor updates including security patches but users have been waiting for the latest Android update. Vodafone Australia has now hinted at an imminent release of Android 7.1 Nougat in its Software Update Weekly Wrap.Vodafone has issued a list of upcoming software updates coming to various smartphones in Australia, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for which the telco has 'submitted' the Android 7.1 Nougat version along with stability and bug fixes.The Vodafone list is particularly about Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ software updates arriving in Australia, but despite that, the updates are likely to roll out widely t..
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  • Lenovo has confirmed that going forward, it will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI Android customisation which ran on top of its recent Android smartphones in almost all markets. The company will be switching to stock Android experience, and the Lenovo K8 Note will be the first smartphone from the company to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India confirmed the news to Gadgets 360."What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and we have now decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones. So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for," Sharma told Gadgets 360.Much like Moto phones, the Lenovo phones will come with some software enhancements like the addition of Dolby Atmos tech which has been part of Lenovo phones for some year..

    Lenovo K8 Note to Ship With Stock Android, Vibe Pure UI to Be Abandoned

    Lenovo has confirmed that going forward, it will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI Android customisation which ran on top of its recent Android smartphones in almost all markets. The company will be switching to stock Android experience, and the Lenovo K8 Note will be the first smartphone from the company to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India confirmed the news to Gadgets 360."What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and we have now decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones. So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for," Sharma told Gadgets 360.Much like Moto phones, the Lenovo phones will come with some software enhancements like the addition of Dolby Atmos tech which has been part of Lenovo phones for some year..
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  • Coolpad has extended its product portfolio in India, and has launched the Note 5 Lite C. It is Coolpad's first smartphone to be exclusively available offline. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C will go on sale from Saturday, August 5 and will be available via 3,000 multi-brand stores across eight states in India including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,777 and will be available in two colour options - Grey and Gold.The smartphone's big highlight, apart from being the first offline exclusive Coolpad phone, is that the CoolPad Note 5 Lite C is also the first smartphone from the company to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Design-wise, the smartphone sports a metallic finish with the fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The volume buttons are housed on the left edge while the power key sits on the right edge of the smartphone. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C has..

    Coolpad Note 5 Lite C With Android 7.1 Nougat Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    Coolpad has extended its product portfolio in India, and has launched the Note 5 Lite C. It is Coolpad's first smartphone to be exclusively available offline. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C will go on sale from Saturday, August 5 and will be available via 3,000 multi-brand stores across eight states in India including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,777 and will be available in two colour options - Grey and Gold.The smartphone's big highlight, apart from being the first offline exclusive Coolpad phone, is that the CoolPad Note 5 Lite C is also the first smartphone from the company to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Design-wise, the smartphone sports a metallic finish with the fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The volume buttons are housed on the left edge while the power key sits on the right edge of the smartphone. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C has..
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  • Ahead of the Android 8.0 arrival this fall, Sony has reportedly announced the list of smartphones that will get the update. These include most of the smartphones it released this year and last, leaving out a few, like the Sony Xperia XA smartphone for example. All of the mentioned smartphones will get Android O, but the timelines for the arrival were not mentioned by Sony.The list of smartphones to get the Android O update, as reported by Gazyekichi, includes Sony Xperia X Performance, the Sony Xperia XZ. the Sony Xperia XZs, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia X, the Sony Xperia X Compact, the Sony Xperia XA1, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, and the Sony Xperia L1. All those not mentioned in the list will unfortunately not receive the Android 8.0 update.All of these mentioned smartphones, will get Android O, which is expected to arrive with many new features. The name of the next update has not yet been unveiled, but some predictions have been flying around. Inside the internal sourc..

    Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA1 Among Sony Smartphones Tipped to Get Android O Update

    Ahead of the Android 8.0 arrival this fall, Sony has reportedly announced the list of smartphones that will get the update. These include most of the smartphones it released this year and last, leaving out a few, like the Sony Xperia XA smartphone for example. All of the mentioned smartphones will get Android O, but the timelines for the arrival were not mentioned by Sony.The list of smartphones to get the Android O update, as reported by Gazyekichi, includes Sony Xperia X Performance, the Sony Xperia XZ. the Sony Xperia XZs, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia X, the Sony Xperia X Compact, the Sony Xperia XA1, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, and the Sony Xperia L1. All those not mentioned in the list will unfortunately not receive the Android 8.0 update.All of these mentioned smartphones, will get Android O, which is expected to arrive with many new features. The name of the next update has not yet been unveiled, but some predictions have been flying around. Inside the internal sourc..
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  • The Nokia 8 launch is not too far, and thanks to leaks, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming Nokia flagship phone. But it doesn't seem like the leaks will stop pouring in anytime soon. A new GeekBench listing has surfaced online showing the Nokia 8 running Android 8.0 software build. This suggests the Nokia Android phone will be the first - or at least among the first - devices running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The Android 8.0 build may even be the reason why the company has chosen the '8' moniker for the Nokia 8. Furthermore, the Nokia 2 smartphone has been spotted online again, this time showing the front and back of the smartphone.Nokia 8 with Android 8.0.0Starting with the flagship, the Nokia 8 disguised under the codename ‘Unknown Heart’ was spotted on GeekBench again. The listing states that the Nokia 8 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. Interestingly, it is seen running on Android ..

    Nokia 8 With Android 8.0.0 Spotted, Nokia 2 Photos Leaked

    The Nokia 8 launch is not too far, and thanks to leaks, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming Nokia flagship phone. But it doesn't seem like the leaks will stop pouring in anytime soon. A new GeekBench listing has surfaced online showing the Nokia 8 running Android 8.0 software build. This suggests the Nokia Android phone will be the first - or at least among the first - devices running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The Android 8.0 build may even be the reason why the company has chosen the '8' moniker for the Nokia 8. Furthermore, the Nokia 2 smartphone has been spotted online again, this time showing the front and back of the smartphone.Nokia 8 with Android 8.0.0Starting with the flagship, the Nokia 8 disguised under the codename ‘Unknown Heart’ was spotted on GeekBench again. The listing states that the Nokia 8 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. Interestingly, it is seen running on Android ..
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