Mobile

Nougat update for ZTE Axon 7 brings Daydream VR compatibility

After a short delay, the Nougat update for the ZTE Axon 7 is finally rolling out and it brings Google Daydream compatibility. ZTE has as low as $50 its own VR headset. This makes the Axon 7 the cheapest way to get into Google’s VR ecosystem. Other supported phones include the Pixels and the Moto Zs, the Huawei Mate 9 ... Read More »

Nougat update for Huawei Honor 6X might not arrive in March after all

Earlier this month, Huawei confirmed that the Nougat update for the Honor 6X will start rolling out in March. That was indeed a pleasant surprise given that the company had earlier said the rollout would begin in Q2 this year. However, turns out that’s not the case. The source of the report has now clarified that the March time-frame is ... Read More »

LG H871 with Snapdragon 820 benchmarked, is it the G6?

It was speculated that the LG G6 will use a Snapdragon 820 chipset as Samsung bought up all of the initial S835 supply. Now there’s some shaky evidence to support that speculation – an LG H871 has entered the GeekBench database with a S820 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Of course, we don’t know for sure that the H871 is ... Read More »

Gionee F5 is a new 5.3″ mid-ranger

The Gionee F5 has just been unveiled and it’s already available in China. The mid-range smartphone leaked last December courtesy of TENAA, so we knew what to expect, but Gionee still managed to surprise us. The F5 is now available in gold and rose gold paintjobs in China. The phone packs a 5.3″ IPS display of 720p resolution and runs ... Read More »

Google Maps now has a bottom bar for real-time traffic and transit info

Google Maps is becoming more and more driving-friendly with latest updates. Lately we told you about some updates that brought parking availability on Android and Popular Times’ evolution into real-time data on iOS. But now this information will be even more accessible for you – Google is placing the Transit and Traffic buttons on a bottom bar, instead of the ... Read More »

ZTE Blade A2 Plus with 5,000mAh battery arrives in India for around $180

After launching it in China last year, ZTE has now brought the Blade A2 Plus to India. The device – which packs in a massive 5,000mAh battery – carries a price tag of INR 11,999 (around $180), and is a Flipkart exclusive in the country (it will go on sale Monday onwards). Specs-wise, the phone is powered by MediaTek MT6750T ... Read More »

New Concept build for Sony Xperia X brings ambient display, other changes

As part of its Concept for Android program, Sony has pushed out a new update to participating Xperia X units. Arriving as version 38.3.A.0.94, the update brings along several changes, including ambient display. The ambient display feature allows your phone screen to wake up whenever there’s a new notification. The feature can be enabled/disabled through the ‘Ambient display’ option in ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv starts getting February security update

BlackBerry has started rolling out a new update to its Priv smartphone. It’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of February – the Android security patch level shows ‘5 February 2017’. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s ... Read More »

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ are now receiving January security patch

T-Mobile has started rolling out a new update to Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ units on its network. They are about 60MB in size and bring the Android security fixes for January. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge on T-Mobile are also said to be getting the patch, although the carrier is yet ... Read More »

Google now lets you add app-like bookmarks on Android

Google released new Chrome Beta version and it comes with the feature called Progressive Web Apps. When a mobile site is launched and you want to “Add to Home Screen” through the Chrome options, a shortcut appears. The difference is it doesn’t act as a normal bookmark, but as an app that can draw notifications, be uninstalled and such. This ... Read More »