Xiaomi is known for its budget handsets that offer extreme value for money. However, it is heavy MIUI skin running on top of Android is not appreciated by all. Now, it looks like the best of both worlds might just happen: a Xiaomi handset running a stock build of Android.
After a couple of months of delay, Andy Rubin’s Essential confirmed that it would start shipping the Essential Phone to customers who pre-ordered it from later this week. Now, with the phone also hitting Sprint stores, the first batch of Essential Phone reviews are also out.
Google today announced that it has rolled out Instant Apps support to over 500 million Android devices out there. Instant Apps is currently compatible with Android devices running Marshmallow or higher, though Google is working on adding support for devices running Lollipop as well.
The Nokia 6 is the current* spearhead of the brand’s return to the smartphone world in 2017 and follows several years of being locked out, following the Microsoft buyout of its Devices division in 2013. It’s still Nokia in terms of logo and branding, it’s still designed in Finland, it’s still made like a tank, but the actual firm behind it is HMD Global and all the manufacturing is in China. So take the ‘Nokia’ branding with just a pinch of salt.
After quite a few leaks, Asus today unveiled its ZenFone 4 series of handsets. The new ZenFone 4 lineup consists of six phones: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Max followed by the Pro variants of these three handsets.
Google has updated Gboard beta on Android to version 6.5. The update is significant as it introduces a new stickers tab with support for Bitmoji and others. The update also comes with some adjustments to the ‘Themes’ section of the app.
The HMD-owned Nokia has jumped on the flagship bandwagon with the Nokia 8. With this handset, Nokia wants to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, iPhone 8, and other flagship phones due to be unveiled this year.
LG is all set to unveil its next flagship handset, the V30, in just over a week from now. Most of the details about the V30 has already leaked, and today, we get to feast our eyes on another set of press renders of the device.
Google today announced that Google Home users in the United States and Canada will soon be able to make free phone calls to their friends and families hands-free.