Xiaomi Mi A1 Gets a Rs. 1,000 Permanent Price Cut in India, Now Available

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain announced the price cut on Sunday The new price is applicable on both Mi.com and Flipkart Flipkart is additionally offering bank discount and no-cost EMI option Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone by the Chinese company, has received a permanent price drop of Rs. 1,000 in […]

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, invited beta testers to test out stock Android on the Mi A1. This comes as great news for people who purchased the phone as Xiaomi had promised an Oreo […]

Android 8.1 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out to Pixel and Nexus Devices

Android 8.1 Oreo, after being publicly tested with two developer preview versions, has now been released. The update, which is available for eligible Pixel and Nexus devices, will be made available over-the-air (OTA). Factory images and OTA files are also available for download and installation. The general release of Android 8.1 Oreo comes just a week […]

Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite to Go on Sale Today at 12pm: Price, Specifications, and More

Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will go on sale in India on Wednesday, their third sale in the country since the duo was launched earlier this month. Buyers can head to Mi.com and Amazon India at 12pm IST to buy the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones online. The highlight of the former is the 16-megapixel camera with LED light […]

Apple Finds Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal Overtime on iPhone X

Apple found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X. Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, though worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. The Financial Times reported […]

Gionee F6, F205 Bezel-Less Smartphones Teased Ahead of November 26 Launch

While the official launch is just a few days away, Gionee has teased the F6 and F205 bezel-less smartphones through its official Weibo account. The smartphone are expected to be two out of eight that will be launched at the November 26 event. Another points to the launch of the M7 Plus, S11, S11s, and Steel 3 smartphones […]

iPhone With Dual-SIM Support Due in 2018, Apple Looking to Intel for Modems: Kuo

Amid the success story of the iPhone X, Apple is now reported to be bringing new iPhone models in 2018 with dual-SIM support. The Cupertino company is also rumoured to be in talks with Intel to provide 5G modems on a future iPhone to deliver a faster experience. Supporting two networks with dual-SIM card slots is quite common among handsets developed by […]

Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 2017, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. “Xiaomi grew by 325 percent YoY and was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Russia in both online as well as offline sales,” the Associate Director at Counterpoint Research (Counterpoint Technology […]

OnePlus 3, 3T Start Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Update

OnePlus seems to be setting an example for other Android OEMs with its (relatively) timely Oreo updates. The Chinese company has unveiled OxygenOS 5.0, the first official Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have already experienced the Android 8.0 Oreo update before as part of the […]