Xiaomi Mi 6 Gets Stable Android 9 Pie Update

Xiaomi's Mi 6 received a beta build of Android 9 Pie back in April, and it looks like the beta testing has concluded successfully, because the stable update is now rolling out. It is reaching global Mi 6 units as MIUI, and it's a 1.6GB download. As usual with over-the-air firmware releases, it might take a few days before every single Mi 6 unit out there receives the update notification. If you're impatient, you can hit the Source linked below for a direct download link and accompanying installation instructions. Don't expect to see any visual differences once you have...

Apples Three Iphone 11 Models Hold On To The Lightning Port Get Upgraded Taptic Engine

Apple is going to introduce three new iPhone models this fall at its traditional September event, according to a new report. The three handsets will be direct successors to last year's iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and they will have the same screen technologies and resolutions as their predecessors. As previously rumored, Apple may only move to an AMOLED panel for its most affordable smartphone in 2020. Speaking of things that aren't changing - the Lightning port will stay for another round, the report says, opting not to join the latest iPad Pros in USB-C land. The three new models will all...

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Will Be Powered By The Snapdragon 855 Plus Chipset New Rumor Claims

Yesterday a rumor claimed to shed light on the Galaxy Note10 family's battery capacities, but today famed leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has shared some information that is slightly contradictory to that. According to what he knows from his sources at this time, the Note10's battery capacity will be 3,600 mAh. That's 100 mAh more than yesterday's rumor said, which should be good news for future owners of this smartphone. Blass confirms the 6.3" screen size, alongside the unsurprising revelations that it's an AMOLED panel with 60Hz refresh rate. The Note10 will apparently be offered...

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Will Boast A Touch Bezel And Bluetooth 50

It's still unclear if Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Watch Active 2 alongside the Note10 and Note10+ at its event on August 7, but that's looking increasingly more likely as time goes by and we keep seeing more and more leaks about the wearable. Or perhaps the company will out it just a couple of days before that - at least that's what's heavily implied by the date shown in these leaked official press renders you can see below courtesy of famed leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). A new rumor today 'confirms' (as much as any rumor can) some specs and reveals others. Let's dive...

Apple Inches Closer To Acquiring Intels Smartphone Modem Business Report Claims

After Apple and Qualcomm settled a few months ago, Intel was left out because of it and was forced to exit the 5G modem business. But a rumor has been going around claiming that Apple is in talks with Intel and wants to buy the modem chip business to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm in the future. And according to reliable inside sources familiar with the matter, this is exactly what Apple is aiming at here. Moreover, the two American firms are in advanced talks. In fact, they are really close to reaching a deal, which could be happening as early as next week. Reportedly, it will be at...

Apple Fixes GPS Bug On Old iOS Devices Through An Update

Apple is rolling out a new update for older iPhones and iPads to fix a GPS bug. The update is meant for customers using an iOS device that was launched in 2012 or earlier. Those users should check for an update on their device since Apple is now rolling out a new software update for them. These older iPhones and iPads are receiving the software update to address an issue […]

New York City Could Make It Illegal To Sell Phone Location Data

There’s a solid chance that New York City might become the first city in the United States to ban the sale of geolocation data to third parties. A bill has been introduced today that’s going to make it illegal for mobile app and cellphone companies to sell the location data that’s collected in the city. They would run the risk of hefty fines in the event of a violation. As […]

Whatsapp For Kaios Now Available To All Phones Through The Kaistore

WhatsApp can now be downloaded to all Kai OS powered phones. Previously, it was available on select models like the JioPhone and the Nokia 8110 4G (which got it with an update). The app has been optimized to run on phones with 256MB or 512MB of RAM. Here's the official list of all Kai phones - currently, there are 12 models, 8 of which have 512MB of RAM, the rest have 256MB. WhatsApp for Kai OS supports both calls and messaging, complete with end-to-end encryption. Anyway, as many people have moved away from SMS to instant messaging apps, buying a feature phone meant getting cut...

Honor Band 5 Revealed Gains Spo2 Sensor To Track Blood Oxygen Level

Alongside the Honor 9X and 9X Pro, the brand also unveiled its latest smart band - the Honor Band 5. The Standard Edition costs CNY 190 ($28/€25), the one with NFC goes up to CNY 220 ($32/€29). Honor Band 5 in Midnight Blue, Coral Powder and Meteorite Black Like the previous version, the band features a 0.95" color OLED display with 120 x 240px resolution. It can display text messages from SMS, WeChat and QQ. The battery should last 14 days between charges. The Honor Band 5 has an optical heart rate monitor as before (a slightly newer model, TruSeen 3.5, up from 3.0). Also,...

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Receives A Major Ota Update

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is still a new product announced earlier this year but all reports seem to be pointing at a second-generation release alongside the much-awaited Galaxy Note10. That doesn't mean the current Galaxy Watch won't be getting all the cool updates, though, and the latest firmware upgrade is a testament for that. The Galaxy Watch Active owners that have already installed the update can now make use of the improved App Tray UI for easier navigation and finding the app you need. The Goodnight Mode is now further improved. When activated, it will switch to its own view...

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Reportedly Caught In The Wild

Here's our first look at the Huawei Mate 30 Pro - not through renders or glass panels - but in the real world. The images below show two unknown Huawei devices, reminiscent of the Mate 20 Pro, in a design-protective case alongside two Huawei Mate 20 X being used in some sort of call test. Huawei Mate 30 Pro in the wild Let's assume this is the Mate 30 Pro, because of the NDA case. It has a notch, just as the Mate 20 Pro, which will likely be used for Face ID. The screen is also curved, just like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's. Huawei Mate 30 Pro in the wild We're more...

Oneplus 5 And 5t Get Screen Recorder Fnatic Mode And More

After being tested in the open beta of the software, some of the features from the OnePlus 7 Pro are now making their way to the older OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones. The features in question are the Fnatic gaming mode and the Screen recorder functionality. And that's not all. The OxygenOS 9.0.7 firmware version also brings June's security patch, a quick reply option when in landscape orientation and squashes a few bugs along the way. The issue with the Speed Dial that some users were reporting is also taken care of. As before, the OTA update will roll out to a small number of users...

Asus Reveals Rog Phone Ii Pricing For China Including A Very Affordable Tencent Version

The Asus ROG Phone II was announced yesterday and now we have pricing information for China. There will be two versions - a very affordable, but quite customized Tencent version and a vanilla model. The custom Tencent version of the phone will start at just CNY 3,500 - that's $510/€455. This is for a model with cut down storage, 128GB, and 8GB of RAM. There's also the maxed-out version with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage for CNY 6,000 - $870/€780. You can pre-order this model on JD.com, units should start shipping on July 31. Note that we don't know the extent of the Tencent...

Dummies Show The Size Difference Between The Samsung Galaxy Note10 And Note10

We've seen plenty of renders of the Galaxy Note10 phones, but they do a poor job of showing the size difference between the two phones. So, here's a collection of dummies of the Plus and non-Plus models side by side. Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ dummies The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ will come with a 6.8" screen with QHD resolution. You can't see it in the photos, but this model will be fairly heavy at 198g (in part due to the 4,300mAh battery). Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ dummies The Samsung Galaxy Note10 will come with a smaller 6.3" and it will revert back to...

Xiaomi Patents A Slider With Four Cameras On The Back

Xiaomi has just landed a patent at CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Agency) for a device with four cameras on the back. The front is completely occupied by a screen, while dual selfie cameras and an LED flash are hidden in a manual sliding mechanism, similar to the Mi Mix 3. The schematics reveal an interesting concept that looks a lot like the Moto design element. However, we see no fingerprint, meaning it is either going under the display (which should be an AMOLED) or is not in the schematics at all. The first option sounds more plausible, given this is a patent...

Honor 9x And 9x Pro Go Official With A Popup Camera Kirin 810 Chipset

The Honor 9X and 9X Pro are officially the first phones in the brand's lineup that sport a pop-up selfie cameras. Both phones are almost identical, with the Pro having an extra camera on the rear, plus more RAM and storage. The 9X phones are built around a 6.59" IPS LCD screen with 1,080 x 2,340px resolution, similar to Huawei's P Smart Z. The full-screen design is thanks to the pop-up selfie camera with a 16MP sensor (f/2.2). Honor 9X Pro in Charm Black and Phantom Purple The Honor 9X Pro features a triple camera with a 48MP main sensor (f/1.8, 1/2" Quad Bayer sensor with...

Redmis Upcoming Phone With 64mp Camera Will Output 20mb Images

Just yesterday, Xiaomi's sub-brand, Redmi, teased its upcoming smartphone with 64MP camera boasting superior resolution to anything we've seen on a smartphone so far. Today, another teaser showed up on Weibo revealing an intriguing detail about the camera. According to the Weibo post, the 64MP sensor will be able to output images with unrivaled resolution and are going to be up to 20MB big. That's a lot of information. The current 48MP sensors can go up to 16MB in our experience so another 4MB increase per image might not sound a lot, but it's a considerable increase in size. Still,...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Appears On Amazon To Arrive On August 1

We've been hearing about the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) arriving in India for the past few weeks, but we finally have confirmation. The device was listed on Amazon with its key specs and the launch date. The Y9 Prime (2019) is arriving on August 1 with an elevating selfie camera and three shooters on the back. The screen is 6.59" in diagonal, but it is likely an LCD since the fingerprint scanner is on the back. It has no notches, just a tiny bezel on the bottom because the selfie camera is in a pop-up mechanism. Huawei is officially shipping the Y9 Prime (2019) with Kirin 710 and 4 GB...

iPhone XR Was The Best-Selling iPhone In The US For Q3 2019

Apple’s lower-cost iPhones like the iPhone 5c and the iPhone SE weren’t exactly the best-selling iPhones around. Instead, that honor went to Apple’s higher-end iPhones, but that seems to be shifting with the iPhone XR in which according to the latest data from CIRP, it has been revealed that the iPhone XR was the best-selling iPhone in the US for Q3 2019.For those who are wondering how much it might […]

Stable Emui 91 Hits 10 Huawei And Honor Smartphones

Huawei has started testing EMUI 9.1 back in April and a tally of 10 phones is now ready to switch to the Stable version. The company announced on Weibo that seven Huawei smartphones and three Honor devices will get it. The new user interface is still based on Android Pie and brings software improvements, bug fixes and GPU Turbo 3.0. That feature boosts the performance of the graphics unit to provide better gaming on the expense of the battery life. It also comes with EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) that should increase read speed by 20% and save about 2 GB of system...

Zte Lists Axon 10 Pro 5g For Registrations Launch Scheduled For August 5

Yesterday Huawei sent invites to guests for its Mate 20 X (5G) unveiling in China and today ZTE also followed suit in the 5G race. The reborn-from-ashes company introduced the Axon 10 Pro 5G at MWC 2019, started selling it in markets like Northern Europe and the Middle East and now it is time to bring it home. ZTE is already gathering reservations for the unveiling of the phone, scheduled for August 5. The phone is a bit different than the regular Axon 10 Pro. It comes with more RAM and sports the Snapdragon X50 modem, but the biggest difference between the 5G and vanilla variant...

Xiaomi Teases Black Shark 2 Pro With Similar Rear Design

Xiaomi's gaming-focused smartphone brand, Black Shark, is going to announce a refresh model to its second-generation smartphone. Xiaomi has already teased this device with a July 30 launch date in China. The phone is aptly called the Black Shark 2 Pro. The latest teaser was posted on Weibo by the company and only offers the rear design of the upcoming phone. Although the outer shape of the design is somewhat identical to the current Black Shark 2 design except for the two vertical lines. One theory we have is they might be new customizable LED bars moved from the edges of the...

Chinese Actress Posts Selfies Shot With Huawei Nova 5i Pro Mate 30 Lite

Huawei is nearing its announcement of the nova 5i Pro, which is a smartphone synonymous with the name Mate 30 Lite. Ahead of the phone's release for the Chinese market, Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong has posted selfies from the nova 5i Pro's 32MP front-facing camera. We can't really make a conclusion from the selfies posted, since they are compressed by Weibo's algorithms and look very soft in detail. What we can conclude is the selfie camera appears to have strong low-light capabilities. That is, of course, if professional lights weren't used to light Xiaotong's...

Apple Could Pay $1 Billion For Intel’s Modem Business

If you have been following Apple-related news, you might have heard reports of how Apple could be working on developing their own smartphone modems. This is by no means a small undertaking, and as such, Apple definitely needs all the help that they can get, which is why it’s not surprising that they could be eyeing Intel’s modem business.In a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, the publication is […]

WhatsApp Now Available For KaiOS Feature Phones

Some of you might be aware that KaiOS, a web-based operating system for feature phones, has been heavily invested in by Google. It obviously doesn’t have that many apps and the absence of WhatsApp was felt by many. The cross-platform messaging service is used by billions of people across the globe but it wasn’t available for KaiOS, which meant that people who bought those feature phones couldn’t get it. That […]

Huawei Mate X Could Be Launched With A Smaller Battery

It has been a few months since Huawei showed off the Mate X, its first foldable smartphone. With Samsung delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold, Huawei also decided to delay the release until September to ensure that its product didn’t run into any problems at launch. With September only a few weeks away, new information has surfaced about this hotly anticipated device. The Huawei Mate X features an 8 […]

Your Face Data Is Worth $5 To Google

Any software that uses facial recognition requires an ample amount of data to properly train the AI that runs it. Data collection is something that Google has always been quite good at but in what appears to be an attempt to train the AI possibly for face unlock on its upcoming Pixel 4, Google is reportedly giving $5 gift cards to people for their facial data. ZDNet reports that Google […]

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Unveiled With Snapdragon 855 Plus

ASUS had confirmed that its upcoming ROG Phone 2 will be using the slightly overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform. The company has finally unveiled its new gaming smartphone today. It does indeed come with the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform from Qualcomm. The specs are on another level entirely and in a league of their own compared to any other Android device on the market today. The ASUS ROG […]

New Malware Discovered, Can Steal Data From Both iOS And iCloud Accounts

Law enforcement agencies have been trying to find a way to get into Apple’s products, such as their iOS devices and iCloud. This is because they believe that some suspects could be hiding evidence on their devices, but unfortunately due to the way Apple has created their products, it is rather difficult for law enforcement to get in.However, a report from the Financial Times has revealed that an Israeli firm […]

Apple’s iPhone 12 Could Feature A Massively Upgraded Chipset

Apple’s A-series of chipsets are pretty powerful. Based on the benchmarks we’ve seen, Apple has made huge strides to the point where some of their newer chipsets are almost comparable to those of the company’s MacBook laptops, essentially suggesting that Apple has managed to bring near-desktop like performance to their mobile phones and tablets.The company usually upgrades its chipsets every year, but it seems that next year we could see […]

Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is no doubt welcome, the downside is that it requires a battery, which means that they need to be constantly charged and where users can run into situations where they’re out of juice.However, the good news for Android users is that with the upcoming Android Q update, […]

2020 iPhone Could Adopt The iPad Pro’s 120Hz Display

One of the selling points of Apple’s iPad Pro is its beautiful 120Hz display. If you’ve ever tried it, you’ll know how smooth and slick the display is and what a pleasure it is to use. We’re sure that as a result, many are wondering if this is a feature that Apple could be considering bringing to its iPhones.So far, the company hasn’t done so, but according to a tweet […]

London Underground Tunnels To Get 4G Next Year

Data coverage for London Underground commuters is set to get much better next year. It has been confirmed that 4G access will be available in the Underground’s tunnels and stations starting next year. This will begin with the eastern half of the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canning Town stations from March 2020. The city aims to connect the entire Underground network with 4G access by the middle of the […]

Lyft To Add Bus And Subway Directions For NYC In Its App

Lyft wants people in New York City to be hooked to its app which is why the ride-hailing service has decided to add NYC subway and bus directions to its app. It will take a couple of weeks for the roll out of transit directions in the app for NYC to complete. Once this roll out is completed, the Lyft app will be able to show users bus stops, subway […]

Tinder Wants To Avoid Paying Google’s 30% Cut On Subscriptions As Well

If you’re distributing an app through the Google Play Store that has in-app purchases, best believe that Google will take a cut out of your earnings. The software giant keeps 30 percent of all in-app transactions conducted through the Play Store. However, some companies have been trying to work around it and Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, is one of them. Bloomberg reports that in a bid to avoid paying […]

Razer Phone Android Pie Update To Arrive Soon

The first Razer Phone was very well received as it was a proper gaming phone with a unique 120Hz screen. The company’s software support for this device has left a lot to be desired, though. It’s still on Android Oreo and even the security patch is a year old. The company has now said that the Razer Phone Android Pie update is going to be out soon. It’s an update […]

Additional Google Pixel 4 Renders Surface

As leaks about its upcoming flagship picked up, Google itself posted a render of the Pixel 4. Additional renders of the Pixel 4 have now surfaced, albeit from an unofficial source, and they provide a good look at the company’s new flagship smartphone that’s due to be unveiled in the second half of this year. These renders are for the smaller Google Pixel 4 model, not the Pixel 4 XL, […]

Senator Expresses Privacy Concerns, Wants FaceApp To Be Probed

FaceApp, an AI face editor app, has gone viral once again. You may not have heard about it but if you’ve been on social media at any point in the past few days, you might have seen selfies of people aged decades into the future. The app has gone viral again because of the filter which lets AI estimate how they might look like years down the line. New York […]

New Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Specs Leaked

Google is due to launch its flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets later this year. It has already released a teaser for the phones after some of the earlier leaks about them. While Google remains tightlipped on the other details, a new report provides some additional information about key specs of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. BGR hears that the Pixel 4’s display resolution will be […]

iPhone Loyalty Amongst Customers Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

Apple customers have been known to be particularly loyal to the brand, although this is largely in part with Apple locking its customers into its ecosystem, where after years of buying apps and using services from the company, users don’t really have much of a choice but to keep using the company’s products.However, in recent times, it seems that customer loyalty for the iPhone might have fallen to an all-time […]

Apple Has A Bunch Of Fun New Emojis For iOS And Mac This Fall

Emojis are fun ways for people to communicate with each other. After all, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and according to Apple, there will be several thousand words that its iOS and Mac users will be able to expect later this year when the company will be releasing a bunch of new emojis for its mobile and desktop platforms.According to Apple, “Fifty-nine new emoji designs […]

New iPhone 11 Hands-On Video Shows Us What To Expect

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch new iPhone models later in the year where they will a new camera design. This has been “confirmed” in several leaks, and now a new hands-on video by YouTuber MKBHD shows us what we might be able to expect from the new models.We should point out that the video is a hands-on video for dummy units. The models in question are […]

Factory Workers In China Once Tried To Dig A Tunnel To Smuggle Out iPhone Parts

All companies have their own proprietary technology that makes each of their products unique to them. Apple is no exception where we imagine that the company is working around the clock to help prevent leaks, but it seems that at a point in time, there was an incident that happened in China that makes it worthy of its own movie.According to a report from The Information’s Wayne Ma (paywall), following […]

Belkin Unveils Wireless Charging Mount For Your Car

Charging your phone while you drive isn’t exactly a new thing, but in case you’re not a fan of plugging and unplugging your smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that Belkin has announced a new wireless charging mount that is designed to sit on your car’s air-con vent.As its name suggests, this mount will provide the user with wireless charging, so all you’ll need to do is ensure […]

Google Removes A Bunch Of Apps That Could Be Used For Stalking

In this day and age, being able to look up someone’s information online is pretty easy, especially when in the age of social media, everyone seems to be more than willing to share their personal lives with complete strangers on the internet. This in turn has created a problem in which stalking someone from the comfort of your own home has become a thing.However, Google wants to cut down on […]

iPhone XR Was The Best Selling Smartphone In The U.S. Last Quarter

The iPhone XR appears to have received a lot of love in the United States. The latest data from Kantar World Panel reveals that it was the best selling smartphone in the country over the second quarter, accounting for 7.8 percent of the market. The top three best selling smartphones in the country last quarter were actually iPhones, the data shows. According to Kantar’s data, the iPhone 8 and iPhone […]

2020 iPhone May Include A ToF Sensor

Manufacturers like Samsung have already shipped ToF sensors on some of their smartphones. We have set to see a Time of Flight sensor on an iPhone and that might very well happen next year. A new report claims that the 2020 iPhone will include a Time of Flight 3D sensor. The report says that Apple is working with its supplier to ensure that the sensor is ready in time for […]

Sprint Says Subscriber Information Was Accessed By Hackers Through A Samsung Website

Sprint has informed its subscribers about a security breach which has resulted in private information such as phone numbers, billing addresses, and more being compromised. This was due to a vulnerability present in a Samsung website, according to Sprint, which advertised an “add a line” feature for active Sprint subscribers. The carrier has sent a letter to affected customers, saying that it was informed of unauthorized access to their accounts […]

Dark Mode For Microsoft Outlook Reportedly In Development

Having a dark mode for your app is in vogue these days so it’s hardly surprising to hear that Microsoft is working on one for Outlook as well. Not only does a dark theme look really nice but it also helps reduce battery usage on devices with AMOLED displays. Microsoft previously said that it was working on a dark mode for OneNote and it’s now doing the same for Outlook. […]

Nokia 2.2 Launched In The U.S. For $139

Nokia launched a new budget smartphone last month called the Nokia 2.2. It was aggressively priced so as to compete with the myriad of devices in this segment of the market. HMD Global, the company that’s making Nokia-branded smartphones now, has decided to offer the Nokia 2.2 in the United States for $139. The Nokia 2.2 features a 5.7 inch 720p display with a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor. There’s […]

xiaomi mi 6 gets stable android 9 pie update

Xiaomi's Mi 6 received a beta build of Android 9 Pie back in April, and it looks like the beta testing has concluded successfully, because the stable update is now rolling out. It is reaching global Mi 6 units as MIUI, and it's a 1.6GB download. As usual with over-the-air firmware releases, it might