Battlegrounds Mobile India Launches With Changes Pubg New State Gains Momentum

The long-awaited Indian version of the popular PUBG Mobile game has finally arrived making a bunch of changes in order to comply with the Indian's government's requirements. The core mechanics and idea of the game remain untouched but there are several changes that make the gaming experience a lot different than the original game. The most prominent one is the color of blood. It's no longer red, it's actually green by default and you can even change it to a different shade of green or yellow. Additionally, the kills are no longer kills. They are called "finishes". A Gameplay...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Rumored To Be Pricier Than Mi 11 Ultra And Have Ud Camera

A Mi Mix 4 is coming, an increasingly large number of rumors suggests. And a new report coming from China gives us a little bit of detail regarding the phone's pricing and its main appeal - the display. According to MyDrivers, the handset is going to be more expensive than the Mi 11 Ultra but there's a good reason for that. Firstly, it will adopt an under-display camera and secondly, the screen will have equally thin side bezels to ensure a proper full-screen experience. We wonder how the engineering team is able to minimize the size of the bottom frame. Strangely, the display will...

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Askmadhav Ep 27 Talks About The Upcoming Narzo 30 Phones The Realme Gt Launch In India And More

Realme posted episode 27 of its AskMadhav Q&A series where the CEO for India and Europe answers questions from the community. Fans had a lot of questions about the X7 Pro and Max this week, as well as inquiries about plans for future product launches. The June 24 event will be a big one, it will bring the Narzo 30 and Narzo 30 5G that are currently missing from the Realme lineup in India. The Narzo line now has over 5 million users in India, says the CEO. The event will also bring a refreshed version of the 32” smart TV. The Realme GT launched in Europe this week and is headed to India...

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Poco X3 Gt Certified With Fcc Should Arrive Soon

The Poco X3 GT has reportedly received certification with the FCC, pointing to an imminent announcement. The phone is a global variant of the China-bound Redmi Note 10 Pro and bears the same specs. Those are a 6.6-inch IPS LCD of 120Hz refresh rate, MediaTek Dimensity 1100 5G with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging and a triple camera with a 64MP main sensor. Poco X3 GT recieves FCC certification.#Poco #PocoX3GT https://t.co/HKL59n9Pj8 https://t.co/MxElDFJjdl pic.twitter.com/AKTbcK9U3a— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) June 18, 2021 We expect the Poco X3...

Visionox Showcases Second Gen Underdisplay Camera Prototype

ZTE is one of the smartphone makers expected to launch a device with an under-display camera later this year. We already got a sneak peek at a concept phone from ZTE touting the second-gen UD camera earlier this year but now Visionox showcased its development which will most likely arrive on an upcoming ZTE Axon series phone. The post shows Visionox’s InV see Pro display in the middle which touts a new and improved pixel arrangement for better clarity and less fogging on the embedded selfie camera. We can also observe a ZTE prototype device to the right outfit with the same Visionox...

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Oneplus 8 8 Pro 8t Open Beta 11 6

OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 11 for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro and Open Beta 6 for the 8T to bump up the Android security patch level on the smartphones to June 2021. OnePlus 8T Additionally, the new beta builds add the screenshot function for Always-On Display (AOD) and improve the power consumption performance to extend battery life. The changelog for Open Beta updates for all three smartphones is the same. You can check it out below for more details: System Improved the power consumption performance to extend battery life Newly added the...

Google Reportedly Working To Make Find My Device Network Crowdsourced

Both Samsung and Apple have their own trackers: the SmartTag and the AirTag, respectively. What these trackers have in common is they both use a crowd-sourced network of devices to help track and locate lost tags or other devices. An APK Teardown suggests Google is working on a similar crowd-sourced network for locating lost things. The teardown revealed hidden code found in the latest version of the Google Play Services 21.24.13 in the beta channel. The first says ”Allow your phone to help locate your and other people’s devices” and the second one reads ”Find My Device...

Google Chimes In About The Fate Of Current Wear Os Watches And The New Update

On Wednesday, Qualcomm issued a statement to XDA-Developers where a spokesperson confirmed that the most recent couple of generations of the Snapdragon Wear Platform would be capable of running the new, unified Wear OS version. A Google spokesperson later issued a statement to the same outlet. User experience is a top priority for us. We have not confirmed eligibility or timeline on whether any Wear OS smartwatch will update to the new unified platform. There are many technical requirements in order to run the unified platform that ensures all components of the user experience are...

Samsung Stops Selling The Galaxy Z Fold2 In The Us

Samsung has stopped selling the Galaxy Z Fold2 in the US through its official online store. When you try to access the page that used to host the listing for the device, you're greeted with an error message telling you that the "Galaxy Fold is no longer available for purchase on Samsung.com". The wording is weird because it references the original Galaxy Fold that was out of stock for months anyway following the launch of the Fold2, but this may just be a case of the person in charge of the copy for such messages simply reusing the text from when the original Fold stopped being offered by...

New Report Suggests That Apple Is Leading The Market For 5G Smartphones

When Android handset makers were busy churning out 5G handsets a year ahead of Apple, many were wondering if Apple’s decision to come to the party late would have a negative impact. It turns out that it didn’t matter because according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple is currently not just leading, but dominating the 5G smartphone market.According to the report, in Q4 2020 which was when the […]

Criminals Have Found A More Lucrative Reason To Steal iPhones

In the past when iPhones first came out, it wasn’t uncommon to hear about people stealing them. This is because of the value iPhones hold where the thieves could usually resell them for a decent amount of money. However, with all the safety and security features Apple has since put into iOS, it is no longer quite as lucrative.However, thieves in Brazil might have found another reason to steal iPhones, […]

Xiaomi Mi 10t And Mi 10t Pro Are Now Receiving The Miui 125 Update In Europe

Back in February Xiaomi announced the international rollout of MIUI 12.5, the latest version of its Android skin, which was initially unveiled in December in China. Since then, we've seen a steady, if slow, stream of updates headed to various devices in international markets. Over in Europe, the Mi 11 got MIUI 12.5 last month, and now it's finally time for the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro to receive the new software too. They should've gotten it in May as well, but for some reason the rollout got delayed. Anyway, it's here now, so if you have a Mi 10T or Mi 10T Pro purchased somewhere in...

Samsung And Vivo Are The Fastestgrowing 5g Smartphone Vendors In Q1 2021

The latest report from Strategy Analytics gives more insight into the sales of 5G phones for the January – March period. Samsung (17 million shipments) and vivo (19.4 million) saw the biggest gains on a per quarter basis as they grew by 79% and 62% respectively compared to Q4 2020. Apple still holds the lead with total shipments at 40.4 million but it lost considerable ground compared to last quarter’s 52.2 million shipments. Oppo with 21.5 million and Xiaomi with 16.6 million complete the top-four makers' list. Vendor Q4 2020 shipments (million) Q4 2020 Market share ...

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Oneplus Confirms That Oxygenos Is Here To Stay

OnePlus and Oppo have always had a connection, but the two companies made it official last year and yesterday Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus and SVP at the parent company of the two brands, announced that the two will merge even more resources. What does that mean for OxygenOS? Nothing, says OnePlus, after MySmartPrice reached out for clarification. According to Lau OnePlus will continue to operate as an independent brand and this includes developing OxygenOS. OnePlus phones in China used a branch of that OS called HydrogenOS – this was necessary as the local models shipped without Google...

Lg Might Soon Start Selling Iphones In Its Stores In Korea Report Claims

LG is exiting the mobile business and yet its LG Best Shop locations in Korea may soon find themselves full of people looking to buy a new phone – not one made by LG, but by Apple. Such a move makes sense as LG stores will soon find themselves with empty floor space and available sales assistants that used to be dedicated to LG phones. According to Business Korea Apple and LG are still in the process of negotiations with some major bits to work out. First off, will these Apple corners within the LG stores be operated by Apple employees or will LG employees from the mother-store help...

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More Cancelled Lg Phones Surface Lg Stylo 7 Lg K33 And K35

LG mothballed its smartphone business, but when that happened several new models were in different stages of development. The LG Velvet 2 Pro was apparently close enough to being ready that LG had a few thousand units produced, which it sold to employees. A couple of weeks ago details on the phone surfaced – an S888-powered flagship with a keyless design. Now, a few more models have cropped up. One of them is the LG Stylo 7, what would have been the 2021 entry in LG’s mid-range stylus-packing lineup. This one would have had a Snapdragon 662 chipset – not exactly exciting, but still a big...

The Lenovo K13 Pro Is The Moto G30 The K13 Note Is The G20 Confirms The Bluetooth Sig

Yesterday a couple of Lenovo K-series phones appeared on the Google Play Console and we suspected them of being rebranded Moto G devices. That is indeed the case for both as revealed by the Bluetooth SIG, which certified several variants of each device. Bluetooth SIG certifications for the Moto G20/Lenovo K13 Note and the Moto G30/Lenovo K13 Pro The Lenovo K13 Note is a rebadged Moto G20 – the Lenovo has the code XT2128-3, while the G20 has two versions - XT2128-1 and 2. The specs seen in the Google Play Console already matched the Motorola phone, which was announced in...

Oneplus Nord Ce 5g Starts Receiving Its First Software Update

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G just went on sale and it's already getting an OTA update addressing some issues and bumping up Google's security patch to May 2021. The changelog mentions improvements to the color accuracy of the display, ironing of some stability issues and tuning for the selfie portrait mode. The software version is OxygenOS 11.0.2.2 but the interesting part is that it's still not being widely distributed, with only a limited number of early adopters confirming they got it. There's not even a post in OnePlus' community forum about the update so you might have to wait a...

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Xiaomi Will Work Closely With Users To Polish Miui Experience

Xiaomi's MIUI has come a long way in recent years and we've often praised the custom skin for how mature it has become. However, there are still some bugs and inconsistencies feature-wise from one Xiaomi phone to the other. To fix that the company is now gathering a MIUI Pioneer Team. The team will be based in China and its main task is to gather user information and feedback regarding MIUI so the developers' team can better understand the issues Xiaomi phone owners have. Essentially, it wants to work closely with the MIUI community. And although the team is assembled in China, it...

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Motorola Defy Officially Announced With Ip68 Rating And Gorilla Glass Victus

Earlier this year Motorola announced a deal with UK-based rugged phone maker Bullitt Group. Now, Moto has unveiled the first phone from the partnership – the Motorola Defy (2021). This is the first Defyphone since 2012 and it has a rugged body with internals similar to the Moto G9 Play. Motorola Defy (2021) It all starts wit the 6.5-inch HD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The panel sports a water drop notch for the 8MP selfie shooter. The phone features a ruggedized plastic body which is IP68-certified for water and dust protection. Motorola also assures the Defy can...

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Vivo V21e 5g To Launch In India On June 24

The vivo V21e 5G is coming to the Indian market on June 24, per vivo itself. The phone is the namesake of the vivo V21e, which launched back in April in Malaysia, but with a few differences. The Indian model achieves 5G through the use of a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset (confirmed via a recent leak) and it has a different rear panel design with a gradient, two-toned finish. Presenting our Camera Xperience Officer @imVkohliwith the #MostStylish5G in town!​Make every moment stylish with the slim and sleek #vivoV21e​#DelightEveryMoment #ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/Njb832sHZd— Vivo India...

Amazon To Lower Its Appstore Fees For Smaller Developers

Right now, Apple is in a bit of a spot where they are battling Epic in a lawsuit over the App Store’s fees. However, that’s not the end of it as US lawmakers are also looking into laws that could force Apple to sell off their App Store. For the most part, Amazon has remained largely unscathed as far as this issue is concerned, so it’s not surprising that they […]

Apple Might Soon Start Selling iPhones At LG’s Stores In Korea

While Apple and LG are partners for certain aspects of the business, they are also rivals. Both companies do create competing products ranging from devices like laptops to smartphones. However, as you might recall, LG announced earlier this year that they would be exiting the smartphone market, and Apple might be looking to swoop in on some prime real estate.According to a report from Business Korea, they claim that both […]

Honor Earbuds 2 Se Run For 10 Hours And Have Active Noise Cancellation

Honor unveiled its first TWS earbuds since the split with Huawei and they're called the Honor Earbuds 2 SE. Costing CNY 469 (INR 5,400/€60, converted), the Earbuds 2 SE have an in-ear design and active noise cancellation, thanks to two dedicated microphones. When not used for cancelling noise, the two mics allow for ambient sound mode so you can have a conversation or hear your surroundings without taking the buds out. The Honor Earbuds 2 SE have 10mm drivers. Honor says the buds will go for 10 hours (7 and a half with ANC) on a charge with another 22 hours available through the...

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iOS 15 Will Introduce A New ‘Walking Steadiness’ Feature

One of the features Apple introduced to the Apple Watch a few years ago was fall detection. This is a feature that can detect when the wearer has fallen down and will attempt to call for help on their behalf, but what if Apple could predict when you might be going to fall? That way you might be better prepared and might suffer from fewer injuries as a result.That’s something […]

OnePlus Will Be Integrating With Oppo

OnePlus and Oppo are two separate companies, but in case you didn’t know, both of them are actually owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics. While both companies went about their own way, they have shared some technology with each other, but that could change because it seems that they are now “further integrating” with each other.In an announcement by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in the company’s forums, he […]

New Antitrust Proposal Would Make It Illegal For Apple To Preinstall Its Own iOS Apps

Last week, it was reported that US lawmakers had proposed a new antitrust act that could force Apple to sell off the App Store. It seems that the antitrust laws aren’t stopping there because another one of those antitrust bills that have been proposed could even make it illegal for Apple to preinstall its own apps on future iOS devices.This won’t apply to all of Apple’s apps, just apps that […]

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The OnePlus Nord N200 5G Is Launching June 25 For $250

While OnePlus has been criticized for raising the prices of its phones over the years, especially given how they started out as a budget phone company, it seems that they are making up for it. The company has recently confirmed that they will be launching a new handset, the OnePlus Nord N200 5G, that will be launching June 25.The handset will be priced at a pretty affordable $250, which when […]

Latest WhatsApp Beta Lets Users Search For Stickers

One of the features of WhatsApp is the ability to send stickers, which are essentially larger emojis with more design options. However, WhatsApp’s implementation of stickers isn’t as good as other apps, such as LINE, which has the ability to suggest stickers based on what you’re typing.However, according to WABetaInfo, the latest beta of WhatsApp will let users search for stickers. This means that if there is a specific sticker […]

Google Is Bringing End-To-End Encryption To Messages

A lot of messenger services use end-to-end encryption these days to help increase the security and privacy of messages being sent and received. Apple’s iMessage already supports it, and now it looks like Android Messages will be getting it as well and the feature is expected to begin rolling out this week.End-to-end encryption for Messages actually launched last November in beta where those who took part in the beta could […]

Google Could Have A New Pixel Stand For The Pixel 6

Some of you might recall that back when Google launched the Pixel 3, the company also launched an accessory for the handset in the form of the Pixel Stand. This was basically an upright wireless charger that also came with some additional features exclusive to the Pixel phones.That being said, it is a bit long in the tooth so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Google […]

iOS 15 Will Make It Easier To Identify Where Your Saved Photos Came From

If you’ve ever opened your Photos app on your iPhone, you might see a ton of photos you don’t recognize. This is because all photos saved go to Photos, like those taken by your camera, those saved from Safari, photos sent and received from WhatsApp and other messenger applications.Basically it can get confusing, but iOS 15 will help make things a bit more organized and give you better management over […]

iOS 15 Will Let You Drag And Drop Images And Text Across Apps

Want to drag and drop a file on your computer? No problem. Want to do something similar on your iPhone? That’s going to be tricky, if not near-impossible. However, the good news is that with iOS 15, Apple will be making that process easier by letting users drag and drop images and text across apps.This means that you can drag images you find online or in your gallery into other […]

Adobe To Remove Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix From App Store June 21

In case you weren’t aware, in addition to the main versions of Adobe Photoshop that’s available on the App Store, Adobe had previously released apps such as Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Fix, but it seems that the company has since announced that both apps will be retired and removed from the App Store come 21st of June, 2021.In a way this shouldn’t come as a surprise. This is because Adobe […]

Huawei Says More Than 4 Million Developers Have Signed On For HarmonyOS

The key to any smartphone platform is its ecosystem of apps. This is because without these apps, what good is your hardware if there is no software that can take advantage of it, right? This is the problem with BlackBerry and Microsoft’s Windows Phones back in the day, where there was nothing wrong with the hardware, it’s just that there was a lack of developer support compared to iOS and […]

Android 12 Beta Is The Most Downloaded Beta In Android History

As many of you have heard by now, not too long ago Google released the beta for Android 12 where for those who might be interested, it is available for download, although maybe not to be used as your daily driver. We know that some people love to join betas to get an early look at what’s to come, but it seems that Android 12 has piqued the interest of […]

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Launched With An Affordable Price Tag

OnePlus started out as a company releasing budget phones, but over the years as they started wading into more flagship territory, their prices started to rise as well. If you don’t necessarily need to have the latest and greatest smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that OnePlus is revisiting its budget roots with the recently announced OnePlus Nord CE 5G.This is the successor to the Nord handset that […]

Teen Developer Recreates iOS 4 As A Standalone App

Way back in the day when the iPhone was first launched, it felt almost revolutionary, but taking a look back at the old UI, it’s kind of cringey to see how outdated it looks by today’s standards. However, we imagine that there are probably some who might be fans of the old skeuomorphic design.One of those fans is teen developer Zane Kleinberg, who decided that he would try to recreate […]

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Will Be Playable Through Safari In A Few Weeks

The rules required to get a game streaming app approved by Apple seems rather troublesome, which is why we’re seeing many companies work around it by making their services streamable through Safari, and Microsoft is one of them. The company has been testing out its xCloud service on iOS for the past few months, and it looks like they’re close to launching it.In a post on its Xbox blog, Microsoft […]

Apple To Crack Down On Email Tracking Pixels

One of the ways people track whether or not you’ve read an email that they’ve sent is by embedding a single near-invisible pixel in the email. What happens is that when the email is opened, the image loads and will notify the sender that you have read the email. While it can be useful, some might find it a bit invasive in terms of privacy.However, with iOS 15 and macOS […]

Moto G Stylus 5G: A $399 Pen-Enabled Productivity Phone

Motorola launched its new Moto G Stylus 5G, which enters a highly competitive sub-$400 5G market with a pen-enabled phone.The new phone comes with a huge 6.8” FHD+ “Max Vision” display which promises to be very readable and comfortable to look at. The large size lends itself extremely well for the e-Pen support, which is not common in that market segment.Obviously, you should not expect the Pen features and precision […]

Apple Wants To Make It Easier For Android Users To Move To iOS

In the smartphone world right now, there pretty much only exists iOS and Android. Obviously either platform would love it if users from the competing platform jump ship and move over to theirs, and in an attempt to try and lure more of the competition, Apple has announced improvements they’ll be making to its Android “Move to iOS” app.The app has actually been around since 2015 where it acts like […]

iOS 15 Will Let You Ditch Third-Party Authenticator Apps

If you’re trying to protect your online account, two-factor authentication (2FA) is the way to go. However, sometimes it can be troublesome as it means having to download and use a third-party authenticator app which can slow down the sign-in process, which in turn might dissuade people from using it.In an attempt to try and remove the barriers to entry for 2FA, Apple has announced that with iOS 15, they […]

Apple Will Finally Be Making Siri Usable Without An Internet Connection

One of the problems with digital assistants is that you usually need an internet connection to use them. This is because the digital assistants need to send your request to a remote server where your voice is processed in order to understand what you say. This is why sometimes it can take a while for things to happen.However, after years of making Siri online-only, Apple announced at WWDC 2021 that […]

iOS 15 Will Make Notifications Smarter And Less Annoying

The way iOS deals with notifications is basically whenever a notification comes in, you’ll be alerted to it unless you disable it. For some apps, such as Spark, it tries to be smarter about notifications where it will only notify you when you have emails it thinks are important to you as opposed to every single email.However, with iOS 15, Apple will try to take that concept and apply it […]

google pixel 2 officially discontinued

The Google Pixel 2 and its bigger brother, the Pixel 2 XL, are officially nearing the end of their life cycles as they have disappeared from the company's store. This shouldn't come as a surprise given the fact that the phones were released back in October 2017. The past few months saw several discounts