Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, today unveiled the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro — its flagship handsets for the international market. While Huawei has met with huge success in China, the company has also managed to create a reputation for itself in the European smartphone market.
OnePlus’ OxygenOS Analytics Program to Collect Less Information; Opt-Out Option to Be Added to Setup Wizard
Last week, it was discovered that OnePlus was silently collecting some key user data through the analytics app in OxygenOS. This includes the IMEI number, MAC addresses of Wi-Fi networks, when the handset is unlocked, and when a user opens an app etc. The discovery led to a huge outcry among OnePlus users who found the move from the company unethical and in violation of their privacy.
Thanks to the excellent budget smartphones it has been launching consistently in India, Xiaomi has been dominating the smartphone market in the country. This is despite the marketing blitz from the likes of Oppo and Vivo who have plastered their ads in almost every nook and cranny of the country.
OnePlus today released a beta build of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and 3T based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It is quite impressive to see OnePlus managing to release a beta build of Oreo so quickly for the 3.
OnePlus today rolled out the first beta of Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T through its OxygenOS beta program. The company has been using its beta program to push out new features to advanced users for testing and stability purposes before pushing it to all OnePlus 3/3T owners out there.
As if the lack of a headphone jack on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was not already disappointing enough, Google also went ahead and priced the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for the handsets at a steep $20. While the company will bundle one such adapter with the devices, most people are likely to lose them and hunt for replacement units soon after.
When Google demoed the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at its Made by Google event earlier this month, it also showed off the new Pixel launcher on these handsets in all its glory. The redesigned Pixel launcher moved the Google Search bar to the bottom of the device for easier accessibility and introduced a new calendar/clock widget at the top of the screen. While Google might have intended to keep this new Pixel launcher exclusive to the Pixel 2, the developers over at XDA felt otherwise.
Samsung today published its earnings guidance for Q3 2017 where it expects to post a record profit of $12.8 billion (14.5 trillion KRW), up by a staggering 179 percent from the same quarter last year. The estimated profit of the company has managed to beat market and analysts expectations.
Back in May, Netflix blocked its app from being downloaded on unlocked and rooted Android devices. Even sideloading the app did not work since Netflix had started using Google’s Widevine DRM to prevent the app from working on devices that were not certified by Google Play.
When Samsung launched Bixby, its own AI-powered digital assistant, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, it received a lot of flak from consumers and reviewers alike for its poor functionality. Even worse, its much-anticipated voice functionality only arrived in September, months after the Galaxy S8 first launched with Bixby. And even then the voice functionality was limited to only two languages.