Android 8.0 Oreo System Images Released, OTA Update Rollout Starts for Beta Program Users

Android 8.0 Oreo System Images Released, OTA Update Rollout Starts for Beta Program Users
Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with initial rollouts, things aren't going as smoothly as one would expect from Google.Some initial installers reported (courtesy Android Police) that the OTA update was failing to install on th…
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 to Go on Sale in India Today, via Amazon and Mi.com: Price, Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 4 to Go on Sale in India Today, via Amazon and Mi.com: Price, Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review), the company's popular budget smartphone in India, will go on sale in the country on Tuesday. This time around, both the Amazon India Redmi 4 sale and the Mi.com Redmi 4 sale are being held at 12pm IST. Both e-commerce outlets have listed sale offers, and to recall, the Redmi 4 price in India starts from Rs. 6,999. The smartphone launched in the country recently, and differs from the Redmi 4 model in China - instead, the Indian variant is a rebranded Redmi 4X that was lau…
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Android Oreo Is the Android O Release You've Been Waiting For

Android Oreo Is the Android O Release You
Google said on Monday the upcoming version of its Android mobile operating system will be called Oreo, continuing the tradition of naming software versions after a dessert. The Mountain View-based company is expected to release the final version of the new software later this year.Android Oreo, technically the 8.0 version of the operating system, brings several interesting features including picture-in-picture mode, which will enable users to watch a video in a resizable and movable small window…
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launched, OnePlus 5 in a New Avatar, Nokia 6 Registrations Close, and More: Your 360 Daily

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launched, OnePlus 5 in a New Avatar, Nokia 6 Registrations Close, and More: Your 360 Daily
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A was finally unveiled in China and it will go on sale via Mi.com and JD.com from Tuesday. The first smartphone to launch in the Note 5 series that succeeds last year’s popular Note 4 line comes in two versions - Standard Edition and High Edition with three RAM and memory variants in total. The base version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is priced at CNY 699 (around Rs. 6,700). The two other premium versions are priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,6…
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Android O Release Date, Name, Features, Compatible Mobiles, and Everything We Know So Far

Android O Release Date, Name, Features, Compatible Mobiles, and Everything We Know So Far
After the initial rumour, Google confirmed that the Android O will be revealed on August 21, the same day as the Great American Eclipse this year. Users of compatible smartphones have been using the preview versions for a few months, but now the final stable version is set to arrive on these phones.Earlier this year, the tech giant outlined all the big features coming with Android 8.0.0, and four developer previews revealed more interesting tidbits as time progressed. Before the eclipse arrives,…
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A With 16-Megapixel Front Camera, MIUI 9 Launched: Price, Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A With 16-Megapixel Front Camera, MIUI 9 Launched: Price, Specifications
As anticipated, Xiaomi has launched the successor to its Note 4 series, and the first smartphone to launch in the Note 5 series is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. The smartphone has been launched in two models (Standard Edition and High Edition) with three RAM and memory storage variants in total - the base variant (2GB RAM+16GB storage) is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,700), while the other two premium variants sport fingerprint scanners and upgraded specifications, with the 3GB RAM+32GB storage v…
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US Solar Eclipse: Some Tips on How to Capture the Eclipse on Your Smartphone

US Solar Eclipse: Some Tips on How to Capture the Eclipse on Your Smartphone
August 21 isn't just a regular day this year. The day will see one of the rarest celestial events when the Moon will pass between the Earth and Sun and cause a brief moment of darkness. A total solar eclipse can be a beautiful and cathartic sight to behold and millions of people in the US are gearing up to experience the event. Almost everyone viewing the eclipse, even partially, will want to capture the image on their smartphones.Of course professional photographers will have their DSLR gear on…
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Foxconn to Build 3 Ancillary Facilities as Part of Wisconsin LCD Campus

Foxconn to Build 3 Ancillary Facilities as Part of Wisconsin LCD Campus
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the US state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.Foxconn, which makes electronics under contract for clients such as Apple, announced its $10 billion plan at the White House in July, saying the LCD plant would occupy 1,000 acres in the state's south east.Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Indust…
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Xiaomi Reportedly Working With Google on an Android One Smartphone

Xiaomi Reportedly Working With Google on an Android One Smartphone
Xiaomi is reportedly collaborating with Google on the next Android One smartphone. This piece of news largely makes sense as Xiaomi has proved itself as a strong player in the budget to mid-range categories offering great looking smartphones with decent specifications. Google, on the other hand, is yet to hit that sweet spot with its stock Android offerings. A partnership with Xiaomi will help Google access markets like India, which is where the Android One project began in the first place.A re…
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Videocon Metal Pro 2 4G With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Videocon Metal Pro 2 4G With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications
Videocon Mobile on Monday launched a new 4G VoLTE smartphone in India. Called the Videocon Metal Pro 2, the smartphone is set to go on sale across multi-brand retail stores in the country by the end of the month. The highlight of the smartphone is its 13-megapixel rear camera. Videocon has announced an introductory price of Rs. 6,999, and a 100-day replacement policy. It will be available in Grey and Gold colour variants.The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Videocon Metal Pro 2 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, an…
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