Google has updated its Android distribution numbers for November 2017 and things are not looking good for Oreo and Nougat. While both versions of Android showed an increase in their market share, the improvement was very minute to make any difference.
Late last month, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo for compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. At first glance, Android 8.1 seemed all about minor improvements and changes and bringing some Pixel-exclusive features to AOSP. While Google did provide a changelog of what’s new in Android 8.1, it did not talk about all the minor new features.
“Watch, listen, play” is the opening shot of Razer’s pitch for this, the eponymous Razer Phone. We’ve seen a number of phones aimed at gamers in the past, usually with gimmicky extra controls or savage compromises, but the Razer Phone only has one – which I’ll come to in a moment. I’ve been playing with the very first retail Razer Phone in the UK, exclusively handled by the popular Three network (who also sell it on pay-as-you-go*, don’t worry).
Like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 is a beautiful piece of technology featuring an aluminium chassis sandwiched by Gorilla Glass panels at the front and rear. That also makes the Note 8 as fragile as the Galaxy S8 and other smartphones which feature a glass back. After all, glass is glass and it will crack when dropped. This means that using a case on the Galaxy Note 8 is almost a compulsion. Unless of course, you don’t mind paying for an expensive screen or rear glass panel replacement.
Ahead of the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5T next week, the handset has leaked in all its glory with its detailed specs in tow. The leaked photos of the handset show off its 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 AMOLED display at the front with minimal bezels.
Samsung has quietly unveiled its latest generation Exynos chipset, the Exynos 9810. Featuring the third generation of its custom CPU cores, the Exynos 9810 is based on the 2nd generation 10nm fab.
After failing to include an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung was widely expected to make use of the scanner on the Galaxy S9. However, local news reports from Korea suggest that might not be the case as the company is still struggling with some issues with the tech.
Ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 5T on November 16, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the handset will not come with wireless charging. In his announcement, Pete says that despite improvements to wireless charging in recent times, the company’s own Dash Charge still remains a “superior choice.”
The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks downright beautiful with its glass design and bezel-less Infinity Display at the front. However, the HTC U11 in Solar Red color gives the Galaxy S8 a run for its money in the looks department despite coming with a very dated front. Taking a cue from HTC and the change in the season, Samsung has now unveiled a new Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 in South Korea.