Author Archives: Loknath Das

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 5.1.3 Update

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 5.1.3 update. Earlier this week, OnePlus 6 had started getting OxygenOS 5.1.8 as a new software update. Specifically for Indian users, the update brought all the features that debuted through the OxygenOS 5.1.7 released last week. That said, the company has clearly not forgotten about its older smartphones – OnePlus 5 and 5T – ... Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Honk Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,500 crores) from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what will be one of the biggest tech floats globally of recent years. Xiaomi, which also makes Internet-connected devices, plans to sell about 2.18 billion shares including about 65 ... Read More »

Moto One Power Alleged Live Images Reveal Display Notch, Vertical Dual Camera Setup

Moto One Power is expected to be Lenovo-owned brand Moto’s upcoming mid-range smartphone with premium specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM. In a new report, alleged live images of the handset have been revealed that give us a closer look at the Moto One Power. As per the images, the mid-ranger is expected to arrive with a ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Can Make Your Mind Sharper, Study Finds

HIGHLIGHTS Virtual reality helps people recall information better: Study The team used the concept of a “memory palace” Results showed an 8.8 per cent improvement overall in recall accuracy Not just gaming or entertainment, virtual reality (VR) can also help people recall information better as opposed to desktop computers, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The team from University of Maryland conducted ... Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Smartwatches With Maps, Music, Garmin Pay, Pulse Ox Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Fenix 5 Plus range finally has Garmin Pay and music storage Prices range from $699.99 to $1,149 Fenix 5 Plus models have space for 500 songs Garmin has announced major updates to its Fenix line of smartwatches. On the heels of unveiling new features to the Vivoactive 3 in the form of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the company is now ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Software Update Brings Phone Mute Functionality

HIGHLIGHTS Mi Band 3 was launched back in May this year This is the first software update for the fitness tracker It will only be available on Android Xiaomi’s popular wearable Mi Band 3 was launched at the company’s annual product event, alongside the Mi 8 flagship, in China back in May this year. The Chinese electronics giant has now confirmed the rollout of the first software ... Read More »

LG Q8+ Spotted on Certification Sites, LG Q7 Android One Variant Tipped

  LG launched the Q series last year with the Q6 variants, and unveiled the LG Q8 soon after. Now, the company is working on the Q8 successor, and we’ve come to know about this through a KCC (Korean Certification) and Wi-Fi Alliance listing. The LG Q8+ has been listed there in two variants, hinting that the smartphone is in the offing real soon, and may be ... Read More »

Moto C2 Spotted on FCC, Tipped to Be Company’s First Android Oreo (Go Edition) Phone

After rumours of Motorola’s new Android One-based smartphone expected to arrive soon, fresh reports are coming in that suggest the Lenovo-owned phone manufacturer might also be working on a smartphone that runs Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition), targeted towards budget smartphones. Dubbed the Moto C2, this smartphone is expected to be the most affordable smartphone in the brand’s lineup with features like ... Read More »

Nokia 2 Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Update Now Available, Announces HMD Global

HMD Global, the licensee the Nokia mobile brand, back in May 2018 at its product launch event promised an Android 8.1 Oreo update for its affordable Nokia 2 handset. Now, the Finnish phone maker has fulfilled its promise and the latest version of Android Oreo is now available for the Nokia 2 as part of the Nokia Beta Labs. With this update, the Nokia 2 becomes the last ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens Its 1000th Service Centre in India, Has Presence in Over 600 Cities

HIGHLIGHTS The 1000th service centre has been opened in Hyderabad, Telangana It marks 100 percent year-on-year growth 500 centers are authorised for Mi TV repairs Chinese phone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced the opening of its service centre number one thousand in India. The company which has presence in over 600 cities in the country, opened up its 1000th service centre in ... Read More »