Unlike Marshmallow which was all about stability and under the hood improvements, Android is 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat come with plenty of new features and enhancements to play around with. In fact so much so, that even power Android users will not be able to list all the new features in the OS in one go.
The latest data from Gartner shows that smartphone shipments increased by 9.1 percent yearly in Q1, 2017 to 380 million units. The growth in the market, however, benefitted Chinese OEMs like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo the most, with the market share of leaders like Samsung and Apple dwindling.
Google today announced that it is bringing Android Pay to Russia. At launch, Android Pay will be supported by 15 banks with thousands of retailers and organisations supporting it as well.
Following the launch of the Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi 4A, Xiaomi has now launched its Redmi 3S successor, the Redmi 4, in India. The handset sits below the Redmi Note 4 but is more powerful than the Redmi 4A.
If you’ve been on the fence when it comes to buying a Samsung Galaxy S8, and you happen to be a T-Mobile customer, Samsung may have a new deal that could push you over the edge.
“You get what you pay for” is one of the oldest adages in the English language. Either in the context of something ultra-cheap, or – here – of something super-expensive, with the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ coming in at £779 inc VAT in the UK and similar top end prices across the world. Yet, after spending a week with the S8+ I am forced to admit that you do get an awful lot for your money. Whether you enjoy using all the tech depends, as usual, on how much you like Samsung – its sometimes quirky designs, its software, its ecosystem – and, in this case, how much you’re prepared to experiment with new ways of unlocking your phone.
The new Nokia made a comeback earlier this year by announcing three new Android-running smartphones — the Nokia 6, 5 and 3 — along with the iconic Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017. Now, the folks over at FrAndroid have managed to get their hands on a prototype unit of Nokia’s upcoming flagship handset: the Nokia 9.
Google has long offered the option to download OS software updates over Wi-Fi or mobile data in Android. For some strange reason though, the company never really provided an option to pause a software update download once it was initiated.
Samsung might not have hyped the 12MP camera of the Galaxy S8 much, but that does not take away the fact that the handset still has an excellent shooter. Samsung has further complemented the excellent camera setup on the handset with its redesigned camera app that is feature-rich and easy to use.