The smartphone market is ruled by giants like Apple, Samsung and Huawei dominating sales worldwide.But that isn’t to say there isn't a place for smaller players, and in the spaces between the established names there's room to shine.Nuu Mobile is one such example of a smaller smartphone manufacturer attempting to make waves, expanding across the world in a fairly short space of time while also keeping a relatively low profile.According to its website, the firm operates in several countries, having been born of a partnership between companies in Hong Kong and the USA in 2010.The brand has recently launched in the UK and to differentiate itself from competitors, it's offering UK-based customer support and a 2-year warranty - but is this enough to merit a purchase?Having mentioned the 'spaces between' and the potential for growth, the story of smaller players in the smartphone game is often depressingly repetitive and brief.
Finally, the long wait has come to an end as Android announces its latest version in the market.The announcement has taken the whole tech world by a storm as Google with its new Android Beta Program is bringing revolutionary changes in the field of hardware and software that will enhance the user experience by a huge extent.This announcement is interesting in a way that it’s the fourth time that Google has introduced the developer preview of latest Google Android Nougat, Google Android Oreo, and Google Android Pie.For a long time ago, Google didn’t use the Beta program.However, this year seems to be an exception as Google’s Android Q has introduced its first preview which is called Android Q Beta.Before we start discussing about the various features, let’s discuss about it’s possible release.Android Q – release date Google hasn’t announced the release date yet; however, they have outlined a six-month long beta process that has six stages in it.This process includes an initial release, three incremental updates which will be followed by an update with final API and official SDK.Further, two release candidates would follow the last update.The final version of Android Q will take place after all these stages.The monthly updates might give us the final confirmation on official Android Q launch in August.
NVIDIA is the company that just keeps giving, at least as far as Android gamers and users are concerned.Long past the usual two-year support period, NVIDIA continues to push updates to its SHIELD Android TV box with new games, apps, and features.Granted, this latest one isn’t exactly something that NVIDIA has directly given SHIELD owners but if this split screen mode is really a feature rather than a bug, the users will probably consider it as one anyway.Android itself has actually had split screen support for quite a while.It was officially made available start Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016 but the platform itself could technically support it even before that.Given Android TV’s immersive experience, however, you probably don’t expect it to support such a mode.
This WebView came rolling homeSmartphones and other gadgets running Android 4.4 or later contain a bug that can be exploited by rogue apps to steal website login tokens and spy on owners' browsing histories.This is according to Sergey Toshin of security house Positive Technologies, who took credit for the discovery and reporting of the flaw, CVE-2019-5765, which lies within Google Chrome on Android.With patches out since February, Positive today went public with details of the security blunder.The bug was introduced into Android starting from version 4.4, aka KitKat which was released in 2013.If you are running Chrome on Android version 72.0.3626.81 or later on Android 7.0 or higher, you are patched and safe from this vulnerability.
Welcome to the 284th Android Apps Weekly!Here are the big headlines from this last week:The first Android Q developer preview came out this week.Google Earth is shaking things up with some new games in the app.Allo users can still save their chat history, but that’s about it.The service has otherwise ceased to function.
The highlights for this release include new privacy and security controls, support for foldables, a share menu that actually works, faster app startup, and more.This first release only works with Google's Pixel devices, including the Pixel 1, which is technically beyond its support window.We will publish a deeper dive into Android Q once we get it installed and have time to read over some documents, but for now, here's a quick batch of highlights from Google's blog post on the subject.For a design like the Galaxy Fold, that means there is a small front display and a second, bigger inside display.For these and every other folding, changing, reconfigurable device, Android Q has been equipped to preserve your app state as you move between multiple displays or as you open up an existing display.On the Galaxy Fold, Android Q will let you have Google Maps open on the small front display, and when you open it, your Google Maps session will jump to the big display.
This is the fourth year running that Google has released the first developer preview of the next Android version in March — Android N (later named Android Nougat), Android O (Android Oreo), and Android P (Android Pie).For the past two years, Google did not use the Android Beta Program, which lets you get early Android builds via over-their-air updates on select devices.If you want the short version, here are the highlights for the first Android Q beta: additional privacy and security features, enhancements for foldables, new connectivity APIs, new media codecs and camera capabilities, NNAPI extensions, Vulkan 1.1 support, and faster app startup.Here is the longer version of all the new APIs and features (and there is more to come; this is just the first beta, after all):Device location: Giving users more control over when apps can get location, including when the app is not in use (in the background).Scoped storage: Giving more control over access to shared files.
LineageOS 16.0, based on Android Pie, is now rolling out.The LineageOS team announced the update in a post yesterday (via Android Police), along with the device list, change log, and other updates.LineageOS said it has dropped support for version 14.1, based on Android Nougat, as the latest version rolls out.However, it will still support security updates if the community wants to implement them.Version 15.1, meanwhile, will remain in development, though the team warned it’s unlikely to receive any new features since most developers move to version 16.0.The LineageOS team also said it had made some changes to its Styles API to support the native dark mode for Android when it rolls out in future.
Redmi is offering discounts on three of its most popular phones.The Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, and Redmi Note 6 Pro are available on discount from February 26 to 28, on Amazon, Flipkart, and Mi.com.Redmi Note 5 Pro: INR 2000 off, effectively INR 10,999 (4+64GB) and INR 11,999 (6+64GB) across Flipkart, Amazon and Mi.com.The Redmi Note 5 Pro remains one of the company's most popular phones.The Android Nougat OS might be a little dated now, considering we're on the Android 9 Pie.But as for performance, it's still hard to beat.
To look at a picture, it is all that is required for a hacker to be able to take over your android phone.In today's digital society, it is not uncommon that people send images to each other.But you have bad luck, so the image can you get sent to you at the opening do to a person via remote control can take over your android phone, write Android Security Bulletin.It is, however, not all types of images, Google means that the malicious code is hidden in PNG images, and can be used to cut a variety of android phones, running Android Nougat 7.0, Oreo 8.0, even with the latest Android Pie 9.0.What phones it is not specified.The latest report points to a 42-vulnerabilities, 11 of these are critical.
Samsung’s latest rugged tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2, is launched in the Indian market.Unlike most Samsung products, this tablet, in particular, puts durability over design and hardware features.Targeted toward outdoor workers and B2B professionals, the Active2 rugged tablet will make for a competent option for those who have to deal with a risk of abuse at their workplace.This tablet features an 8-inch 1,200 x 800 TFT display and an Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset with 3GB of RAM and a massive 4,450mAh battery powers the Android Nougat-flavoured experience.For storage, it offers 16GB internal memory and a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256GB).Suited for use with gloves thanks to its physical navigation buttons beneath the screen, the Active 2 can withstand dust, water and drops at any angle thanks to its IP68 and MIL-STD-810 ratings.
The demand for tablets might have dipped over the years, but sometimes, a smartphone just isn't enough.There are several tablets in the market- both budget and expensive- so you can easily get best 4G tablets under Rs 15,000.They are fit for a number of tasks, so you can find one that fits your requirement.Weight: 320g | Dimensions: 208.40 x 137.90 x 7.50mm | OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop | Screen size: 8.0-inch | Resolution: 1024x768 pixels | CPU: 1.4GHz Quad-Core | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/128GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MPThe Samsung Galaxy Tab A is ideal if you're looking to consume content on a screen larger than a smart phone, but also at a budget price.Paired with 2G RAM, the tablet manages to get the job done with the bare minimum at its disposal.
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Do you ever email yourself a photo or screenshot to get it from your phone to your computer?With Microsoft’s Your Phone app, you can link your Android phone to your Windows PC or laptop directly and simply drag and drop photos or screenshots.The app also allows you to receive and send text messages from your phone on your computer.We’ll show you how to set it up, what it can do, and where it falls short in this guide.How to set up Microsoft’s Your PhoneIf you have a PC or laptop running Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) or later, and an Android phone running Android 7.0 Nougat or later, then you can use Microsoft’s Your Phone.
We’re all good at something, and there’s someone out there for everyone.If this hunk of junk is still running Android 7.0, it’s either very old, or the OEM simply didn’t care enough to update the OS.A bad smartphone might leave you hanging for a couple of seconds, whereas better hardware will spring apps to life instantly.Examples include things like the gyroscopic sensor which was missing in the Honor 7s.Fingerprint sensors aren’t an absolute must, but they are increasingly useful and something you should certainly think carefully about omitting.I also feel there’s increasingly little excuse for phones coming with sub-1080p displays or MicroUSB – though these things may matter less to some users.
So we're probably not that far away from a preview of the next version of Android, which will is expected to be called "Android Q."The popular news and phone modding site XDA Developers has gotten its hands on a pre-release version of Android Q and has produced an article and video detailing what's inside.A dark mode, maybe for real this timeIt seems like every year Google teases us with a dark mode and every year, once release rolls around, Android still doesn't have a comprehensive dark mode.It started with the Android M Developer Preview, which had a dark mode in the developer preview but not in the final Android 6.0 Marshmallow release.Android 9 Pie finally shipped with a user-selectable "dark" mode, but it didn't change a whole lot.
If you own an LG G5 or the more recent LG V20, you may want to consider getting a new phone soon.A report from XDA Developers (via 9to5Google) points out that both devices are no longer listed on the LG Security Bulletin website.If this is correct, and not merely a mistake on LG’s part, that means the G5 and V20 won’t be getting any more software support.It’s especially troubling for the LG V20, which was the first phone that was released with Android 7.0 Nougat installed and working out of the box in September 2016.LG promised that the phone would get at least two years of software updates.Some people might have bought the phone thinking they would get at least two “letter” Android firmware updates during that time frame, believing that the V20 was supposed to get Android 9 Pie.
It’s quickly becoming apparent that laser projectors — historically the exclusive tech of commercial cinemas — are one of the hottest trends for the home in 2019.This year, CES is home to several new models from brands such as LG, Hisense, Optoma, and Vava.Though it’s the newest kid on the tech block by far, having launched its first product as recently as 2015, it’s aggressively growing its product portfolio, which now includes a 4K laser projector.So how can a newcomer expect to compete with the likes of LG, a brand that has established itself at the very highest levels of TV quality, and Hisense, a company that occupies third place worldwide in terms of TV sales?By offering a 4K, ultra-short throw (UST), HDR-capable laser projector that can pump out 2,000 ANSI lumens, with projected images sizes that can reach 150 inches.Oh, and then there’s the price: $3,500.
It features an intergalactic trucker that ends up crash landed on an alien planet.That includes puzzle, RPG, top-down shooter, classic fighter, trading card, and platformer mechanics.The Shadowgun series are sci-fi shooters with both campaigns and multiplayer modes.There is a survival mode where you must mine your own resources and food along with a creative mode that gives you unlimited everything.There are in-app purchases, but they're usually just for customization things like skin packs.Some excellent titles from this studio include Framed 1 and 2 for puzzle games, Alto's Adventure (and Alto's Odyssey) for infinite runners, realMyst and its sequel for more hardcore puzzle fans, Wayward Souls for action-adventure fans, Island Delta for shooter fans, Mikey Shorts for platform fans, and many more.
While you’ve probably already finished up most of your shopping, maybe you’re a last-minute buyer – like some of us here at Android Authority.The energy efficient bulbs allow you to control the amount of light via WiFi and LIFX smartphone apps.It not only helps you control other smart devices but can also play music, make calls, read the news, and check the weather with just your voice commands.It serves almost the same purpose, but this one comes with a big 10.1-inch touchscreen that allows you to watch TV shows and other video content.If you want to splurge, the new OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the first phone you can buy in the US with 10GB of RAM for $699, which is still less than many phones that have far less RAMHighest Price – ASUS ROG Phone