Xiaomi’s MIUI skin is packed to the brim with features and customisation options. However, in a bid to pack in so many features and options, Xiaomi has made some basic tasks in its skin very difficult. This includes something as simple as moving applications around on the home screen, adding widgets, or even applying a live wallpaper.
How To Use Mi Remote To Control TV, AC, & Other Devices on Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3S, and Mi 5
Xiaomi is among the very few OEMs in the Indian smartphone market that continues to include an IR blaster on all its smartphones that it sells in the country. When paired with the right app, an IR blaster is an incredible feature to have on a smartphone since it allows you to easily control electronic appliances around you.
The Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are great phones for their respective price. While not as good as Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, the handsets are still pretty good and offer great value for money. However, many Lenovo K6 Power/Note users have recently been complaining about issues with the microphone of the handsets.
CyanogenMod might be dead, but the team behind it is still alive and has moved on to work under LineageOS. The first official nightly builds of LineageOS started rolling out from the end of January for over 80+ devices.
With fingerprint scanners increasingly becoming common in smartphones, OEMs have started adding more functionality to them apart from just using them to lock/unlock the handset. Xiaomi, for example, bundles a useful option in MIUI of letting users lock apps on their handset using the fingerprint scanner.
The rollout of OxygenOS 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T has not gone particularly well for OnePlus. The update is riddled with bugs and stability issues thereby frustrating a lot of OnePlus 3/3T owners. OnePlus tried fixing things by rolling out a quick hotfix OxygenOS 4.0.1 update but accidentally shipped it with a debugging kernel and had to pull the update soon after.
The advent and popularity of dual SIM phones in India and other emerging markets have led OEMs to add useful features like the ability to run two separate instances of the same app on their devices. This feature is useful as it lets users who use two SIM cards on their handset run two separate instances of WhatsApp or other messaging clients. Commonly dubbed Dual Apps, Xiaomi was among the first OEMs to introduce this feature on its devices with MIUI 8 last year, and Lenovo is also getting on the bandwagon this year with the release of the K6 Power and K6 Note.
The Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note come with 32GB of internal storage which might seem like plenty enough at first, but over time you are bound to run out of space as you install more apps and games. Thankfully, since the handsets comes with a microSD card slot and Marshmallow’s adoptable storage feature, you can easily move apps to SD card to free up internal storage on the handset.
OnePlus 3 (and now the 3T) are among those rare Android phones that have a physical mute switch. It might not sound like a big deal but it’s a huge help. Putting your hand in your pocket, finding the slider, and shifting it, solely based on the feel thereby turning your phone silent mode is, well, a pure joy.
Against all odds, OnePlus actually met their own deadline for the Android 7.0 Nougat update, with the update for both OnePlus 3 and 3T going live just hours before the deadline – 1st Jan 2017. And this is a stable release. And in true OnePlus spirit, it mostly steers close to the stock Android, with a bit of tweaking here and there.