Thursday, August 17, 2017

[Leaked] Official Render Of LG V30 In All It's Glory

 
5:27:00 PM


LG soon will be announcing their next flagship phone LG V30 on August 31st at IFA in Berlin. So far we know that this device will have a 6.0" 1440p P-OLED display with the trending 18:9 ratio and curved edges (FullVision, as LG calls it). Also, the device will sport a dual camera setup of a 16MP, f/1.6 aperture main camera with a 13MP wide angle lens. 




But, today we got the best view of the device from the famous leaker Evan Blass or @evleaks. The latest image confirms all the previous leak like barely noticeable bezel and that big beautiful screen with 18:9 tall ratio. 

On the back it has a rear mounted finger print scanner/power button and dual camera module with separate flash. The sides have an almost chromed look. There are volume buttons on the left and the SIM card tray is on the right. Although we can't see them here, we understand from previous leaks that there will be a USB-C port on the bottom and the fabled headphone jack will be present on the top.

And here is the comparision between LG G6 and LG V30, and we can already see that LG V30 looks better. The new thing about the V30 is it's curved sides, also smaller bezel removed that ugly LG logo on front which makes the device more neat and aesthetic compared with LG G6. 

We expect it to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 and have at least 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM, although we haven't heard anything concrete about those specs just yet. 

We are not far away from the announcement of the phone, so far we already know everything. Let us know if you like the look of it in the comments.


Source : evleaks

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Google Pixel 2 FCC Listing Reveals Android 8.0.1, ‘Active Edge’ Feature And More

 
5:05:00 PM


Recently, Google's next generation phones are in the air due to some leaks and other information. This year's Pixel XL successor widely rumored to be made by LG and the smaller one will be made by HTC. And last year, on August 15, HTC-made Google Pixel and Pixel XL arrived at the FCC (Fun fact: They were still “Nexus” phones then), confirming reports of HTC making the phones while also revealing some specs. 




And now, history repeats itself, HTC has once again returned to show off their latest creation, a phone we believe to be the Google Pixel 2. Thanks to these FCC filing we are sure that this is the next Google Pixel phone.

First of all, you will sse that there is this e-label for FCC filed by HTC with numerous documentation from the Taiwanese company, today’s listing (NM8G011A) includes numerous test reports discussing cellular connectivity. 

Also, there is this screenshot now which shows the new Android O Settings app which is running Android 8.0.1, running August security patch. It might be the final release of Android O, and there is this specific set of screenshots shows us more. Look in the center screenshot  under the “Languages” section – see anything fun there? That’s right, we have a confirmation on the Pixel 2 having an “Active Edge” that allows you to “squeeze for your Assistant.” Yep, the rumors of the Pixel 2 having a squeezable edge were correct.

For those who are wondering about the storage space of the phone, we got you.  This phone in particular has 64GB storage. Notice the “21% used” storage amount with 50.66GB free? A little math gets us to the 64GB, which has to have you wondering if 64GB storage is the base storage amount for the next Pixel line. The original Pixel and Pixel XL shipped with either 32GB or 128GB – no 64GB model of either existed. The FCC is calling this a “Production unit.”

Next up, you’ll notice the baseband showing “mw8998,” which should be a reference to the Qualcomm chipset the phone is running. For example, the Pixel shows a baseband with number “8996” attached and the Pixel happens to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 or MSM8996. There are rumors suggesting the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 run the Snapdragon 835 (or 836?), which happens to be the MSM8998. Just keep in mind that the Snapdragon 820 and 821 both fall under the MSM8996 range, but are somewhat different. So we know that the Pixel 2 runs at least a Snapdragon 835.

Since this is an FCC listing, here are all of the supported bands for all of the major US carriers:

Finally, here is what the phone’s label looks like, just for fun. You’ll see the FCC ID is NM8G011A. Last year, the Pixel and Pixel XL were NM8G-2PW2100 and NM8G-2PW4100, respectively. The break down here is “NM8” is HTC’s FCC grantee code, leaving us with G011A as the possible model number of the Pixel 2. “G” here meaning Google, of course.

Recent leaks points to the Pixel 2 sporting the same design as the original. Fortunately, the thick bottom bezel is at least now home to a speaker grill for dual front-facing audio. Of course, this is coming at the expense of a 3.5mm audio jack. Design-wise, the glass window on the rear has been shortened and no longer surrounds the fingerprint sensor.


Source : FCC

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Youtube Is Testing New Floating Video Player

 
2:19:00 PM


As you all know, YouTube v5.0 added floating in-app video player which is very convenient and basically you can make any video you're watching turn into a small window on the bottom right by swiping it down, pressing the down arrow in the top left corner, or simply pressing the Back button and swipe it away to close the video.




Looks like YouTube is testing a new way of showing that floating window or we can say a new UI for that in-app floating player. The new UI make the window much more wider and with more information and controls.

Previously it was just a window and you had to tap the window to get the controls like pause, play. But now it gives you control without tapping the video and the title of the video as well. We know this isn't something groundbreaking but we might see few more iterations of this new UI.

Below you can see how it looked before and then after:

Before
After

We can't provide you an APK of this update because this is an server side change so even if you download the same app version, you might not see it. However, for some of you who are still curious about the app version it's v12.29.57, which is running on Android O DP4, we don't think running Android O is making any difference.

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[Video] Google's Phone App Getting In-Call Home Screen Floating Bubble

 
12:32:00 AM


Google's Phone app has many features for devices like Pixel, Nexus, and Android One and recently folks at 9to5Google discovered a new feature in the app which makes much easier to manage your calls right from your home screen.




Right now we don't know when this feature will be live for everyone but overall it is an amazing feature to have. So here is how it works, once your start the call with Google Phone, you can tap the home button and on the screen a blue circular phone icon will popup in the upper-left corner of your home screen .

You can move this icon all around the border of your home screen, and tapping on it will reveal three actions for ending the call, muting your microphone, and enabling the loudspeaker. In addition to this, holding down on this bubble/icon will take you back to the the main call screen.

We discovered this feature in version 11 of the Google Phone app, and it looks like it might be the most useful feature Google is testing as of late —  much more so than having a cat paw show you how to answer an incoming call, for instance.

This feature might come with Google Pixel 2 which is expected to be announced in October, we might see Google announce this and other new features to the Phone app then. Or, it could end up in the proverbial desktop trash can. 



Check out the video of the feature in action below:



Source : 9To5Google

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Android O 8.0 Will Be Announced On August 21 (Solar Eclipse Day)

 
9:44:00 PM


Google's upcoming Android OS update, which is Android O will be announced officially on August 21 with name of it and a statue of it. The information comes from David Ruddock and he works at Android Police.




In one of his tweet, he says that he knows the name, but doesn't want to play spoilsport. Ruddock also revealed that the Mountain View, California-based company is planning a spectacle surrounding the reveal.

Now, given that August 21 is a total solar eclipse day (at-least in the US, where such astronomical event was last witnessed around a century ago), it's quite possible that Google is planning something big this time around.

Also the famous leaker evleaks or Evan Blass gave the same statement on Twitter, so the chances of update getting released on that day is pretty high :

A solar eclipse day for revealing the official name could also be a strong hint of what the name could be, don't know why? Let me tell you, the eclipse looks a dark black disc which resembles the Oreo cookie and the white light behind it resembles the cream filling of it. Let's see what Google brings to us on 21st August.

Source : Mashable

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Friday, August 4, 2017

[Leaked] Google Pixel 2 Image Shows Big Bezels And Old Design

 
11:21:00 PM


Last year, Google launched one of the first pure Google phone which were the Pixel and Pixel XL. And if you liked those two devices we have a good news for you,  you'll also very much enjoy the 2017 edition of the Pixel or Pixel 2. As you can see from the newly leaked image below (blurry as it may be), the top and bottom bezels are still very noticeable and it has the previous model design.




This year, Google's flagship clearly bucks the trend of near bezel-less screens. But, unlike last year, at least there's a speaker housed in the bottom bezel. This will work in tandem with the one above to create a stereo effect.

And on the back side of the there's a single main camera unlike other phones, though it has to be said that some of the best pictures produced by mobile devices at the moment still come from single-camera smartphones, so don't be too upset about that. On the other hand, while you probably won't miss out on photo quality if you go with the Pixel 2, you will be left without gimmicks such as true black and white images or 'Portrait Mode'.

Both the device will have sqeezable frame feature from HTC's U11, despite the fact that HTC will only be producing the former (the XL 2 is made by LG). And both phones will come without a 3.5mm headset jack, so you can't say Google won't be following any trends at all.

Google's 2017 flagships are expected to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, and should launch this fall. The Pixel XL 2 will have smaller bezels than its predecessor, unlike the Pixel 2.

Source : Venturebeat


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Daily Active Users, Facebook Reaches 2 Billion Monthly Active Users

 
2:08:00 PM


Recently, Facebook and WhatsApp have released their statistics for this year, 2017. As we all know Facebook owns the famous messaging app called WhatsApp and they have announced that one billion users are now using the app on a daily basis.




These statistics show that 1 billion people use the messages app daily. In addition, there is another 1.3 billion group that uses the app monthly. Altogether, 55 billion messages are exchanged each day. We also share 1 billion videos and 4.5 billion photos each day.

The relatively new WhatsApp Status feature , where your stories can be shared, is also used a lot. According to the information, we share our status 250 million times a day.

It is not just WhatsApp that has released its numbers, Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp has also announced that it now has 2 billion monthly active users. The company also reported heavy profits in the Q2 2017. 
Zuckerberg wrote in his Facebook blog post. On an average 2 billion messages are sent between people and business each month on Messenger .
India is the largest market for WhatsApp with more than 200 million monthly active users. In February, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton visited India in order to gather insights from people on how WhatsApp can contribute to the country in a more prominent way.

WhatsApp is also looking for a digital payments foray in India and plans to adopt UPI payment system for this initiative. Earlier this month, NPCI CEO AP Hota had said that WhatsApp and Facebook are also looking to launch with UPI in India but they are still in the discussion phase.

Source : WhatsApp | Facebook


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

[Video] Pixel 2 Render Shows Stereo Speakers, Similar Design And No Headphone Jack

 
10:38:00 PM


Google will announce their new phones which will be Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 and we’re just couple of months away from the announcement but who can control the leaks.  Following up on some previously leaked renders, a new video is showing off both versions of the Pixel 2 in all its 3D rendered glory.




As previously reported, the smaller Pixel 2 is expected to come with a 4.99-inch display and share a lot in common with the larger Pixel XL 2’s 5.99-inch one. The main exception is the display bezels. As you can see in the video below, both phones share the same basic design on the rear, with only minor differences between the two.

According to MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks, the smaller Pixel 2 will measure in at 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8 mm, while the larger Pixel XL 2 will measure in at 157.6 x 76.3 x 7.9 mm, with both phones adding about half a millimeter around the camera bump (8.2mm on Pixel 2, 8.6mm on Pixel XL 2).
Pixel 2 :




Pixel XL 2 :



The rear of both phones is very reminiscent of last year’s Pixel, but with significantly shorter glass windows and raised camera bumps. Also important to note is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on either device. Interestingly enough, both phones pack dual-stereo front facing speakers, even though the larger Pixel adopts the “bezel-light” display seen on devices like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

There’s still a lot more to learn about Google’s second crop of Pixels, including what colors and specifications the company intends to offer the phones with. Previous reports have claimed quite a few colors along with specs including 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and sketchy reports of a Snapdragon 836.

Last year’s Pixel lineup made its debut at an event in early October of last year, but we haven’t heard much regarding when Google intends to announce this new lineup.

Source : My Smart Price


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