Monday, November 20, 2017

[APK] Gboard Updated With Sticker Pack Support And 40 Additional Languages

 
11:56:00 PM


Today, Google updated their Gboard app which brings support for 40 additional languages, including native input for Japanese, which, along with other non-Latin script languages, was up until now relegated to a separate input method. This update for Gboard rounds up the total number of supported languages to 120!




Not only languages, the latest Gboard update also brings native stickers support to Google's virtual keyboard. Up until now, users had to have Google Allo installed on their devices, in order to be able to use stickers within Gboard, but this changes in version 6.17, which introduces four sticker packs native to the keyboard app.

Gboard 6.17.15 is now rolling out on Google Play. If the update has not yet been pushed to your device, you can grab it from APKMirror from below :






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OnePlus 5T Proves Its Toughness In Durability Test

 
9:53:00 PM


OnePlus recently announced OnePlus 5T and which will start selling tomorrow on 21st November. Buyers are waiting for the chance to get the phone and also get the reviews whether it is worth it or not. OnePlus is making phones for years and never disappointed in terms of build quality. 

But can the same be said about the company's latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T? Popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything has decided to find out by subjecting the device to his famous durability test.




Starting off with the usual screen scratch test, the OnePlus 5T manages to hold its own. Thanks to Gorilla Glass 5, the phone scratches at a point where any 2017 flagship would.

The 16MP front camera is also protected by the same toughened glass that safeguards the display, so coins and keys in your pocket won't be able to do any damage. Meanwhile, the earpiece grille is made of metal, and unlike most nylon coverings, there's little risk of piercing it with a sharp object. 

Moving on to the other side, the anodized aluminum alloy back plate of the phone can be easily scraped by a razor, but it should be more than tough enough for day to day use. The rear-positioned fingerprint scanner is made of ceramic, meaning that it's virtually immune to scratches.

Perhaps the only trial which the OnePlus 5T failed was the burn test – the 6-inch AMOLED screen didn't recover from the burn mark, which was applied with a common lighter. Still, you'd have to subject your phone to 20 seconds of abuse to achieve similar results. 

After the flame-to-screen trial, the OnePlus 5T is then finally put to the bending test. The handset flexes a little but then locks out. Check out the whole video below:






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Sunday, November 19, 2017

OnePlus 3 And OnePlus 3T Gets Official Android 8.0 Oreo Update

 
10:14:00 PM


Today, OnePlus announced the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T after few beta releases. Although, its surprising to see OnePlus first update its flagship handset from 2016 to Oreo before its existing flagship handset, the OnePlus 53/5T.




This update is an major OS upgrade for OnePlus 3/3T, which brings a number of new features like Picture in Picture, Auto-fill, Smart text selection, Redesigned Quick Settings, Notification dots, and more. OnePlus also added some of their own features like Parallel Apps, a new folder design, and the ability to directly shoot and upload photos with ‘Shot on OnePlus’ watermark. Other changes in the update as reported by the community include precise media volume control, new Ambient Display design, and more. Sadly, the Alert Slider functionality remains the same which has disappointed a lot of OnePlus 3/3T owners.



The official change-log for the update is as follows:

System


  • Update to Android O (8.0)
  • Added Parallel Apps
  • Added Picture in Picture
  • Added Auto-fill
  • Added Smart text selection
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Updated security patch to September

Launcher

  • Added notification dots
  • New app folder design
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

OnePlus had previously announced that the Oreo update would be the last Android update the OnePlus 3/3T would receive. Going forward, the handsets will receive some bug fixing updates but in terms of Android updates, this marks the end of the road for them. At least OnePlus is making up for it by rolling out Oreo so quickly for both handsets and giving them a preference over its existing flagship, the OnePlus 5/5T.


Source : OnePlus




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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Google Lens In Assistant Rolling Out To Pixel And Pixel 2

 
9:44:00 PM


If you remember, back in October Google said that Google Lens will be coming to Assistant “in the next few weeks.” Today, it has starting to roll out to Pixel and Pixel 2 phones on their Google Assistant.




Back at the October 4th event, Google announced that Lens was launching as a preview to Pixel devices later this year. It first debuted in Google Photos on the Pixel 2 before expanding to the original Pixel and Pixel XL late last month.

In Google Photos, Lens can be used on an image but it is different in Assistant, it is integrated right into the page or pop up after holding down on the home button. The interface that is now rolling out does not look all too different from the version we were able to activate in September.

Pressing this new button in the bottom right corner opens up a camera viewfinder. Tapping anywhere freezes the view and begins a search with possible results and actions appearing as a carousel of suggestion chips at the bottom of the screen. There is also a rectangular overlay on the item in question with a close bottom in the top right corner.


Meanwhile, users can quickly start a voice search with the microphone while a new visual lookup is triggered by re-tapping the Lens icon in the bottom right.

The feature is still rolling out, so not everyone will have it. Let us know whether you have or not in the comments!

Source : Reddit




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Razer Launch New Hammerhead USB-C Earbuds To Match The Razer Phone

 
1:35:00 PM


Razer recently released Razer phone which doesn't have any headphone jack, but what it does have is Type-C port. Today, Razer is going into earbuds department with their Hammerhead earbuds with USB Type-C, aimed directly at buyers of the Razer Phone.




There are pre-existing versions of the Hammerhead buds that have a 3.5mm connector, but since the Razer Phone doesn’t have a dedicated headphone jack, these Hammerheads would make a good add-on. In fact, they’d probably make a good add-on for any Android device that doesn’t have a headphone jack, which is a lot of them these days.


According to the listing, these earbuds have a custom-tuned DAC for clean and unprocessed audio, in-line microphone and volume control, as well as flat cables for tangle-free storage.

As for raw specs, here's a look at what makes the Hammerhead USB-C tick:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20kHz 
  • Impedance: 32 ± 15% Ω 
  • Sensitivity: 102 ± 3 dB @ 1 kHz 
  • Max input power: 10 mW 
  • Drivers: 10 mm with Neodymium magnets 
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. 
  • Approximate weight: 0.06 lbs (28.0 g)


The Hammerheads are priced at $79.99 through Razer’s online store. They haven’t made their way to Amazon yet, but you can expect them to show up there, too, at some point.






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Friday, November 17, 2017

[Download] OnePlus 5T Wallpapers

 
11:24:00 AM


New phone, new wallpapers for everyone! The stock wallpapers are always good whether it is from HTC, Samsung, Google, or someone else. Today, the OnePlus 5T was officially announced and it has some good wallpapers. So here are the wallpapers which comes with the phone.










Hampus Olsson, who designed the wallpapers for OnePlus, shared high-resolution versions of them on his personal blog. If you go the source link below, he provides a .zip file that includes all of them in both 1080p and 4K resolutions.

They're all designed for the 5T's 18:9 display, so they're perfect for other tall phones like the S8, Note8, and Pixel 2 XL. I definitely think Olsson did a great job with these backgrounds, and I'll probably be using a few of them on my Pixel XL.

Source : Hampus Olsson





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OnePlus 5T Is Now Official With Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM And More

 
11:02:00 AM


Today, OnePlus launches their new phone, the OnePlus 5T, which is likely the last major phone release for 2017 worth paying attention to. Like the OnePlus 3 to the 3T from last year, the 5T is an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5, only it may do an even better job at providing users with a reason to either be excited or mad.




OnePlus has a 18:9 all-display front. The display is a 6.01-inch FHD Optic AMOLED (1080p, 2:1) with various modes that you can calibrate to your liking. OnePlus also says that this new panel packs in a Sunlight Display that “adapts automatically to harsh light” to give you a better viewing experience, plus you’ve got reading mode and night mode returning.


Because of the display, OnePlus moved the ceramic fingerprint reader to the back-center of the phone. Overall, as you can tell from the images here, it looks exactly like a much more modern take on the OnePlus 5.

Inside the phone, you’ve got a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, dual rear camera setup (16MP + 20MP, both f/1.7), 16MP front camera, 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, Alert Slider, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath OxygenOS. It’s got almost everything you need outside of water resistance and wireless charging. The full specs can be seen right here.

With that dual camera, OnePlus actually ditched the secondary telephoto lens this time and tossed in that second 20MP shooter that also has a max aperture of f/1.7. The goal here was to create a secondary shooter that specializes in low-light photography. OnePlus says that this 20MP camera “merges four pixels into one” to help reduce noise and enhance clarity. We’ll certainly test that out. Additionally, OnePlus made improvements to Portrait Mode, since that’s all the rage these days with the kids.


As for the rest of the story, you’ve got OxygenOS again (v4.7), though the Android version is still only 7.1.1, not 8.0 Oreo. With that said, OnePlus does claim to have an updated platform that helps them deliver “faster, more consistent updates.” With OxygenOS, you should still get a buttery smooth performance, gestures from the lock screen, Ambient Display, customizable navigation bar, clean Android experience overall, and a newly added Face Unlock that supposed uses 100 identifiers to make sure you are you before unlocking.

Finally, Dash Charge is back again and is likely still the best fast charging solution on the planet. The OnePlus 5T will be available on November 21 in the US at a starting price of $499 for the Midnight Black model with 64GB of storage. A 128GB model will be available as well for $559. You can buy the OnePlus 5T right here.

OnePlus 5T Specs

OnePlus 5T
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
OxygenOS
Display6.01" FHD AMOLED (2160x1080, 18:9, 401ppi)
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorSnapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
MemoryStorage: 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1
RAM: 6GB / 8GB
CamerasRear: 16MP (f/1.7, 1.12um) + 20MP (f/1.7, 1.0um)
Front: 16MP (f/2.0)
Battery3300mAh
Dash Charge
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
NetworkFDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/
19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Bands 34/39
UMTS (WCDMA): Bands 1/2/4/5/8
CDMA: BCO
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Ports3.5mm headphone jack
USB-C, USB 2.0
OtherFingerprint sensor
Bottom-firing speaker
Alert slider
Size156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
162g
ColorsMidnight Black





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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fossil Announced Q Control Gen 3 Sport Smartwatch

 
12:06:00 AM


If we talk about watch brands, Fossil is one of the most popular brand which also has various Android Wear smartphones. But today, Fossil launched another smartwatch called Q Control. This watch runs on Snapdragon Wear 2100 and running the Android Wear 2.0 OS, the Q Control is the newest addition to the Gen 3 portfolio of Fossil.





The watch is shaped circular and has a 45 mm diameter. The straps are silicone and are removable, making the watch compatible with standard 20mm straps. RAM is 768 MB, while the internal memory is 4GB. The device also has 5 ATM water resistance rating, making it suitable for swimming.

Android Wear 2.0 makes the Q Control compatible with operating systems newer than Android 4.3 or iOS 9. The connection with the phone is through Bluetooth 4.1, but there’s no Wi-Fi support

On the back of the circular body a heart rate sensor is placed next to the four metallic charging pins. The watch has a small LED light and a microphone for talking to Google Assistant and making calls.

Fossil also implemented touch-sensitive bezel that allows scrolling through the options on Android Wear 2.0 similarly to the Gear S series by Samsung.

Fossil has put up the Q Control Gen 3 Sport smartwatch on its website for sale. The price is $275 with free shipping in the US.

Source : Fossil




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