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  • HMD Global has officially launched the new Nokia 7 smartphone in China. This new model promises to deliver many of the flagship features that people look for without the high price tag of the Nokia 8. Its body is made of 7000-series aluminium and there's thermoformed glass on the front and back. The 16-megapixel rear camera of the Nokia 7 boasts of an f/1.8 aperture lens, and you get the same "bothie" mode as you do with the Nokia 8, allowing you to capture frames with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. You can also livestream to Facebook or YouTube using both cameras at the same time, right from the default camera app. The Nokia 7 also has a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, octa-core Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5-megapixel front camera, and 3000mAh battery. It runs Android 7 and will be updated to Android 8.Oppo reportedly to unveil three Oppo F5 variants at launch eventIt looks as though Oppo will be launching three variants of its upcoming F5 sma..

    Nokia 7 Launched, Oppo F5 Models, Pixel 2 Details, and More: Your 360 Daily

    HMD Global has officially launched the new Nokia 7 smartphone in China. This new model promises to deliver many of the flagship features that people look for without the high price tag of the Nokia 8. Its body is made of 7000-series aluminium and there's thermoformed glass on the front and back. The 16-megapixel rear camera of the Nokia 7 boasts of an f/1.8 aperture lens, and you get the same "bothie" mode as you do with the Nokia 8, allowing you to capture frames with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. You can also livestream to Facebook or YouTube using both cameras at the same time, right from the default camera app. The Nokia 7 also has a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, octa-core Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5-megapixel front camera, and 3000mAh battery. It runs Android 7 and will be updated to Android 8.Oppo reportedly to unveil three Oppo F5 variants at launch eventIt looks as though Oppo will be launching three variants of its upcoming F5 sma..
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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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  • Google Pixel 2 will go down in the history books for many things, but perhaps not for its durability. According to Zack Nielson of popular gadget-centric YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, the Pixel 2's "premium coating" is anything but reliable.Putting the Google Pixel 2 through his usual stress treatment, Zack found that it was fairly easy to scratch off the plastic coating that protects the metal build of the Pixel 2. Google's new flagship smartphone has a metal body but there is also this plastic coating on top of it. Zack was able to get the plastic off by using an ordinary razor blade.Earlier this week, folks at iFixit found that Google was using a magnesium mid-frame to provide "solid backing behind the display for when you're candy crushing it." But it turns out, the device is not as strong as one would have imagined. Nielson found that a desperate attempt at deforming the phone is enough to bend much of the handset in half.As for other components, the displ..

    Google Pixel 2 Performs Poorly in Stress Test, Premium Plastic Coat Scratches Off Easily

    Google Pixel 2 will go down in the history books for many things, but perhaps not for its durability. According to Zack Nielson of popular gadget-centric YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, the Pixel 2's "premium coating" is anything but reliable.Putting the Google Pixel 2 through his usual stress treatment, Zack found that it was fairly easy to scratch off the plastic coating that protects the metal build of the Pixel 2. Google's new flagship smartphone has a metal body but there is also this plastic coating on top of it. Zack was able to get the plastic off by using an ordinary razor blade.Earlier this week, folks at iFixit found that Google was using a magnesium mid-frame to provide "solid backing behind the display for when you're candy crushing it." But it turns out, the device is not as strong as one would have imagined. Nielson found that a desperate attempt at deforming the phone is enough to bend much of the handset in half.As for other components, the displ..
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  • Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company's newly launched flagship smartphones, went on sale in the United States this week. As has become customary with major phone launches, folks at iFixit, a firm best known for tearing apart devices to find what's inside them, cracked open the Pixel 2 XL handset to give us a glimpse at the level of engineering Google has implemented to stitch all the components together and the secret sauce that it has employed to pull off several of the features including the squeezable Active Edge sensors.The Android-maker has placed a pair of "strain gauges" - a series of steel blocks with resistors between them - on both sides of the phone that detect the pressure and fires up Google Assistant, iFixit wrote. "As you squeeze, the outer row of gauges should be shortened, while the inner row is lengthened. This gives the Pixel software a larger absolute deflection to detect and measure to trigger the feature," the firm wrote. If this whole setu..

    Google Pixel 2 XL iFixit Teardown Reveals How Its Squeezable Active Edge Sensors Work

    Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company's newly launched flagship smartphones, went on sale in the United States this week. As has become customary with major phone launches, folks at iFixit, a firm best known for tearing apart devices to find what's inside them, cracked open the Pixel 2 XL handset to give us a glimpse at the level of engineering Google has implemented to stitch all the components together and the secret sauce that it has employed to pull off several of the features including the squeezable Active Edge sensors.The Android-maker has placed a pair of "strain gauges" - a series of steel blocks with resistors between them - on both sides of the phone that detect the pressure and fires up Google Assistant, iFixit wrote. "As you squeeze, the outer row of gauges should be shortened, while the inner row is lengthened. This gives the Pixel software a larger absolute deflection to detect and measure to trigger the feature," the firm wrote. If this whole setu..
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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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  • 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, an Image Processor Google Hasn’t Activated Yet

    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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  • Several Google Pixel phone users have reported that they aren't able to receive text messages on their handsets. In response to the complaints on its product forums, Google has acknowledged the bug and confirmed a fix is on its way.The issue, as first highlighted by a Verizon subscriber using an Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel XL, disables the functionality to receive text messages - without impacting the ability to send messages to other users. The user attempted to resolve the flaw by uninstalling all the installed apps and even disabling messaging apps, including Google Message and Verizon+. However, the tweaks didn't help to receive text messages.It is unknown whether the flaw is impacting users on unlocked Pixel phones. Having said that, it does not seem to have been caused by the Android Oreo update that rolled out last month. "I would have thought the problem would manifest right after I installed the Oreo update, but that was weeks ago," one of the users posted on th..

    Pixel Users Facing Issues in Receiving Text Messages, Google Promises a Fix

    Several Google Pixel phone users have reported that they aren't able to receive text messages on their handsets. In response to the complaints on its product forums, Google has acknowledged the bug and confirmed a fix is on its way.The issue, as first highlighted by a Verizon subscriber using an Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel XL, disables the functionality to receive text messages - without impacting the ability to send messages to other users. The user attempted to resolve the flaw by uninstalling all the installed apps and even disabling messaging apps, including Google Message and Verizon+. However, the tweaks didn't help to receive text messages.It is unknown whether the flaw is impacting users on unlocked Pixel phones. Having said that, it does not seem to have been caused by the Android Oreo update that rolled out last month. "I would have thought the problem would manifest right after I installed the Oreo update, but that was weeks ago," one of the users posted on th..
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  • The Flipkart Diwali sale continues in its third day, and you have discounts on popular gadgets such as the new iPhone 8 models, Google Pixel, Sony smart TVs, etc. Among the notable Flipkart sale offers on mobile phones include discounts on budget smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs. 10,999, MRP Rs. 12,999), Moto C Plus (Rs. 5,999, MRP Rs. 6,999) and Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) (Rs. 8,999; MRP Rs. 10,999). Flipkart is also offering its staple buyback guarantees and no cost EMIs in the sale as well.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. There are so many deals on offer that it may become a little difficult to go through them all to decide which ones are worth checking out, so we have listed the best deals in the ongoing F..

    Flipkart Diwali Sale Offers on iPhone 8, Google Pixel, Sony Smart TV, and More

    The Flipkart Diwali sale continues in its third day, and you have discounts on popular gadgets such as the new iPhone 8 models, Google Pixel, Sony smart TVs, etc. Among the notable Flipkart sale offers on mobile phones include discounts on budget smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs. 10,999, MRP Rs. 12,999), Moto C Plus (Rs. 5,999, MRP Rs. 6,999) and Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) (Rs. 8,999; MRP Rs. 10,999). Flipkart is also offering its staple buyback guarantees and no cost EMIs in the sale as well.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. There are so many deals on offer that it may become a little difficult to go through them all to decide which ones are worth checking out, so we have listed the best deals in the ongoing F..
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  • Google has committed to stand by its promise of offering Pixel and Pixel XL customers unlimited storage for photos and videos in original resolution for life, even as its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL don't offer this generous feature, the company said.Speaking to Android Police, Google said Pixel and Pixel XL customers don't need to worry about what happens to their photos and videos after a few years as the company will support this feature for them for life. Both the phones, which were originally unveiled last year, gave customers lifetime access for storing unlimited photos in Google Photos in their original resolution and file size.The confusion began when Google said earlier this month that the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also have access to unlimited storage of videos and photos in Google Photos app, but come the end of 2020, though the company will continue to offer unlimited storage it will begin to compress the image and videos from their native resolutions to "high-q..

    Pixel, Pixel XL Continue to Have Full-Resolution, Unlimited Photos Storage for Life: Google

    Google has committed to stand by its promise of offering Pixel and Pixel XL customers unlimited storage for photos and videos in original resolution for life, even as its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL don't offer this generous feature, the company said.Speaking to Android Police, Google said Pixel and Pixel XL customers don't need to worry about what happens to their photos and videos after a few years as the company will support this feature for them for life. Both the phones, which were originally unveiled last year, gave customers lifetime access for storing unlimited photos in Google Photos in their original resolution and file size.The confusion began when Google said earlier this month that the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also have access to unlimited storage of videos and photos in Google Photos app, but come the end of 2020, though the company will continue to offer unlimited storage it will begin to compress the image and videos from their native resolutions to "high-q..
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