Xiaomi Mi A1 First Impressions: Google’s Android One Makes a Comeback

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has been launched as the new face of Google’s Android One platform. This will be a crucial device for Xiaomi which has not brought any flagship model to India this year, and also for Google, with none of its previous Android One models delivering either. This new Android One smartphone is Xiaomi’s second global smartphone launch in India, after it debuted the Mi 4i here first back in 2015. The Xiaomi Mi A1 could be part of an all-new series in the company’s lineup, but we strongly believe that will depend on consumer feedback to…

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Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

As rumored last week, August 21 will be an important day for Google and its mobile operating system. That’s because the company promises we’ll “meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers” on that day, which is also the day of the total solar eclipse. Google will hold a special event for Android O in New York City on that date, starting at 2:40 PM ET. This will thankfully be livestreamed, the company revealed. A countdown to the big event is already live on the Android website. We…

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Android O Update Promised for Entire Asus ZenFone 3, ZenFone 4 Series

Asus on Thursday revealed its new ZenFone 4 series smartphones at an event in Taiwan. The company alongside also confirmed that the Android O update will be made available for the entire new ZenFone 4 models as well as last year’s ZenFone 3. Marcel Campos, Head of Global Content Marketing at Asus confirmed the news while announcing the new ZenFone 4 series. He added that the Asus ZenFone 4 models which include ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Pro will be running ZenUI 4.0 out-of-the-box. The supported handsets will receive Android O…

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Five to Try: Titanfall: Assault lands on Android, and Kevin Hart launches Laugh Out Loud

If you’re in need of new and interesting Android apps and games to check out this weekend, then look no further: We have five of the week’s biggest Play Store debuts and updates collected here in our latest Five to Try column. Titanfall: Assault transforms the exhilarating mech shooter franchise into an intriguing card-based battle for control, while Kevin Hart’s new Laugh Out Loud streaming app serves up original comedy shows in both free and paid varieties. And if you want further options, then Motorsport Manager Mobile 2, Samsung’s no-longer-exclusive Internet Browser,…

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Android gets a redesign

Adobe has released an update for its Photoshop Lightroom app for Android today. This isn’t a minor bug fixing version, however. In fact, the company claims that the app’s UI has been “designed from the ground up” to be “fully Android-native”. That definitely sounds good enough, but while you will notice a change in looks, it’s not as dramatic as those words imply. The neat thing is that Lightroom has become smoother and faster in operation on this occasion. Furthermore, the controls and buttons are now labeled. Not relying on…

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Moto E4 With Android 7.1 Nougat Reportedly Launched at Rs. 8,999; Moto E4 Plus Coming Soon

Lenovo has reportedly quietly launched the Moto E4 in India. The smartphone is now available to buy in India, as per an established offline retailer, and the Moto E4 price in India is said to be Rs. 8,999 (MRP). While this is said to be the retail price of the smartphone currently, official Moto E4 launch and price details have not been shared by Lenovo yet. This comes amid Moto’s confirmation that the company will soon launch the Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery in the Indian market. Mumbai-based retailerr Mahesh Telecom has published a video showing…

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Huawei Y7 Prime With 4000mAh Battery, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

Huawei has launched the Y7 Prime in Hong Kong. The big highlights of the device are its 4000mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a fingerprint scanner at the back of the smartphone. The Huawei Y7 Prime seems to be another variant of the Enjoy 7 Plus launched in China earlier, and is priced at HKD 1,880 (roughly Rs. 15,500). The smartphone is available to buy at Vmall and is coming to Three soon. The Huawei Y7 Prime ha a sleek metal unibody with no home button in the front, and…

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Nokia P1 Concept Render Video Highlights Flagship Nokia Android Phone’s Design

Nokia P1, the long-rumoured flagship Nokia Android phone, is widely expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, where HMD Global has already slotted an event. The company, which has rights to the Nokia brand, is also expected to showcase more devices at the mega trade show, but the Nokia P1 will be the centre of things. Now, concept renders claimed to be of the Nokia P1 have made their way on the Internet giving a rough idea about the design of the smartphone. The concept creator has shared…

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Nokia Android Phones Expected as HMD Global Sends Invites for February 26 Event

HMD Global has started sending media invites for an event on February 26 where it is expected to reveal more Nokia-branded Android smartphones. HMD Global, the company that owns rights to the Nokia brand, had earlier teased more smartphone launches at the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event next month. According to the official invite, the Nokia event will take place in Barcelona on February 26, and it will kick off at 4:30pm local time (9pm IST). The official invite says, “We invite you to join us at…

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Sony’s weird Future Lab Program N prototype gadget gets an Android companion app

Never let it be said that Android Police discourages innovation. Even so, the “N” device from Sony’s Future Lab Program is a little hard to wrap your head around. At first glance it looks like one of those neckband-style Bluetooth headphones, and indeed, it does fulfill that function (with a pair of “open ear headphones” that are similar to, but not the same as, bone conduction buds). But it also has a pair of open-air speakers on the neckband, like a tiny little boombox. It isn’t limited to music, either:…

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