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    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + receive another new beta build of Android Pie

    [ad_1] Samsung is now seeding yet another update to its Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 and S9 +. It's currently available in the UK, France, Poland, and Germany, and once you install the 324MB file you'll have software version G960FXXU2ZRLF on the Galaxy S9, and G965FXXU2ZRLF on the S9 +. It's nice to see the company being consistent about fixing more and more bugs in its Pie builds, as we get ever closer to January, which is when the stable updates should be going out for everyone with an S9 or S9 +, and not just those enrolled in the beta program. The latest update takes care…

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    Twitter for iOS revives the reverse-chronological feed

    [ad_1] Today Twitter made a lot of people happy by announcing that its iOS app has revived a long-lost feature: the reverse-chronological feed. It's not enabled by default, but that's a small price to pay in order to bring the service back to what it used to be before algorithms took over every social network out there. You'll see the toggle in the top right of the app. It's a cluster of small stars that Twitter calls the "sparkle". Tap on it and then you'll get the option to switch to seeing the reverse-chronologically sorted feed and be done with the algorithm. New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap…

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    Xiaomi teases Play smartphone with waterdrop notch

    [ad_1] Xiaomi has uploaded a number of teaser posters for its upcoming Play smartphone that's due to arrive on December 24. The teasers show the phone from the front and rear, revealing a display with a waterdrop notch on the front and a dual camera and fingerprint scanner on the back. Xiaomi Play teasers The phone looks very much like the one We saw on TENAA yesterday, which we would have been the Redmi 7 (or Redmi 7 Pro). So if we go for those specs then the Xiaomi Play will have a 5.84-inch 2280x1080px display, at 2.3GHz octa-core processor, 12MP main camera on the rear (possibly mated to a…

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    Honor View 20 leaked posters reveal more about the phone

    [ad_1] The 48MP main camera on the Honor View 20 is undoubtedly the centerpiece feature along with the flagship Kirin 980 SoC but the recently leaked posters also reveal the battery capacity and the front-facing camera specs. Leaked Honor View 20 posters According to the images, the phone will sport at 4,000 mAh battery and a 25MP sensor in the display hole. The posters also talk up the Turbo Link feature that uses the 4G and the Wi-Fi network simultaneously when downloading. Meanwhile, an image surfaced recently suggesting that Honor will announce to Maserati version of the handset following recent trend of phone and car manufacturers joint projects. We are…

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    Android 9.0 Pie update for Asus Zenfone 5 now available

    [ad_1] Asus just uploaded the Android 9.0 Foot update for its Zenfone 5 and the package can be found on the company's official website. The FOTA update is just around 1.1GB and the process of installation is pretty straightforward if you are too eager to get the Pie. All you have to do is download the package from the source link below then move the downloaded file to the microSD card. Enter into recovery mode, choose "apply updates from microSD, select the downloaded package, confirm and you are all set. If you are not in a hurry, the OTA update should be coming shortly too – so keep an eye…

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    Xiaomi’s first Android Go Edition smartphone gets certified

    [ad_1] Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi Go smartphone has been certified with Singapore's IMDA, the US 'FCC and Russia's EEC, sporting the model number M1903C3GG. According to the listings it will run Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), making this Xiaomi's first Android Go phone. It will have a dual-SIM slot, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and likely just 1GB of RAM. Judging by its reported measurements of 141 x 71 mm, the Xiaomi Redmi Go will likely carry a screen smaller than 6 -inches. Since this will be an Android Go smartphone we expect it will be affordable (likely under € 100). And if we go by its certifications it will be sold…

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    Gionee declares bankruptcy, enters liquidation

    [ad_1] We have some good news and some bad news about Gionee. The good news is that one day there may be a movie about what happened. The bad news is that the company has officially entered bankruptcy. A court in Shenzhen has accepted the application for liquidation bankruptcy by Huaxing Bank. This may still be a reorganization – Gionee hired restructuring consultants last week. Founder Liu Lirong thinks that the company can turn its fortunes around in 3-5 years. However, Gionee owes a total of CNY 20.2 billion (around $ 3 billion) to 648 creditors. About half of the debt is to banks. Earlier this year the company failed…

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    Redmi Pro 2 may be Xiaomi’s 48MP phone, teasers suggest Snapdragon 675 chipset

    [ad_1] Remember the Xiaomi Redmi Pro? It may finally be getting a sequel as teasers have started cropping up on Weibo, one of which points to the Snapdragon 675 as the chipset of choice. Even more interestingly, this may be the Redmi with a 48MP camera that Xiaomi has been teasing lately. That one has been connected to the S675 chip and suggesting rumors to punch hole for the selfie. Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 teasers This would be a fitting sequel as the original Redmi Pro had a 10-core chipset and Xiaomi's first dual camera. Source (in Chinese) | Via [ad_2] Source link

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    Xiaomi drops software support for the Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3

    [ad_1] Xiaomi just confirmed that it's discontinuing the software support for two of its iconic devices – the 2016 flagship, My 5 and the affordable Redmi Note 3 phablet from the same year. The upcoming stable release of the MIUI Global ROM will be the last one for those two handsets. The Beta Team for both phones will be disbanded after the final OTA update arrives. That's quite unfortunate and many fans in the official MIUI forum are displeased with the news, but there's another side of the coin here. First, Xiaomi is releasing a plethora of devices each year and the software support for all of them is not…

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    Android 9 Pie for the Nokia 8 is finally rolling out

    [ad_1] The Nokia 8 is finally ready to taste Android Pie. HMD Global has started rolling out the update to all units today. This is the stable release, following a beta build that was outed around a week or so ago. It looks like no huge bugs were found in that one, or at least nothing that could not be fixed quickly. This update has been a very long time coming. At some point we even heard a rumor that the company was intentionally delaying it, after having missed its initial deadline of releasing it in November. All that well ends well, though? The update comes with new system navigation,…