Tuesday , December 12 2017

Gionee launches M7 Power with 5,000 mAh battery in India

Gionee has announced the launch of M7 Power in India. The M7 Power is company’s first device that offers a FullView display, along with a unique 3D photo feature. The user can go around an object to form a three-dimensional dynamic picture and share a live photo that can show …

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A SQLite primer for Android app developers

Sometimes, you need to store more complex data in your app than just simple key/value pairs saved with a text file or Shared Preferences. Databases are ideal for storing complex data structures and are particularly suited to storing records, where each block of data stored uses the same fields, formatted in …

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Meizu’s Ard Boudeling: We’re not entering the US market at this time

Chinese electronics company Meizu has been performing well in recent times, shipping more than 20 million smartphones last year, but it’s still relatively unknown out in the West. Like Huawei and Xiaomi, the manufacturer hasn’t yet taken a full leap into the US market. Recently, an FCC listing presumed to be …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update tracker [Update: AT&T rolls out fixes]

Update, November 15: AT&T has started rolling out an update to the Galaxy Note 8 with some critical fixes. The update, which comes with build number N950USQU2BQJA, is based on Android 7.1.1 (sadly not the latest Oreo software) and contains patches for the recently discovered KRACK and BlueBorne exploits. This began …

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Here’s what Sony needs to do to get back in the smartphone game

After a series of restructuring efforts, Sony recently announced a return to good looking financial health, stating that the company is on track to set a new annual profit record. Full year profits are expected to come in around the $4.2 billion mark, due to the success of it’s Playstation, …

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HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo rollout begins in Taiwan

The steady rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo continues. This time it’s the HTC U11’s turn, as Android’s flagship OS has begun rolling out in Taiwan via an OTA update. The major update (build number 2.31.709.1) clocks in at 1.33GB and includes the vanilla Oreo upgrade, as well as November’s security …

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Mozilla Firefox Quantum for Android is here with a bad first impression

Mozilla has been talking up Firefox Quantum for more than a year now and it has been running it in beta on desktop for a number of weeks. The new browser officially launched yesterday, though it isn’t slated to arrive in its final form on Android until Firefox version 59. However, …

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Essential Phone Android 8.0 Oreo beta now available to download

If you are one of the owners of Andy Rubin’s new Android phone, the Essential Phone, you can now download the first beta build that updates the OS to Android 8.0 Oreo. The release of this public beta, with the build number of  OPM1.170911.130, means that the Essential Phone is one …

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Action Launcher adds Adaptive folders, Essential Phone support and more

The popular Android smartphone launcher Action Launcher is rolling out a rather major update starting today. Version 31 of the app has some nice additions, including one that brings the cool adaptive icons over for folders as well. Action Launcher added adaptive icon support, which was one of the big …

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Cricket does away with its 8 GB and 12 GB data options

Cricket is making a change to its data plan lineup. The AT&T-owned MVNO recently added more data to its cheapest plans, but now it’s removed two others completely. Customers will no longer have the option to select 8 GB or 12 GB data allotments. Now, the only options are a …

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