Smartphone camera megapixel race is ongoing for several years. It began with the modest Nokia smartphones of yesteryears and now companies like Xiaomi and Huawei seem to be leading the pack. According to a new report, Xiaomi’s future lineups will come equipped with a primary camera of the 108-Megapixel sensor.
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Android has always received flak for not offering timely updates to a majority of its devices. Most of us don’t realize that manufacturers have to put in extra efforts in order to release the update. And some of the devices won’t even receive a single major Android update in their lifetime. Counterpoint has released a report that shows the frequency of updates by different manufacturers.
We have seen quite a handful of smartwatches that are aiming to challenge Apple Watch. Some of them use wearOS while others like Fitbit run on a proprietary operating system. Garmin has announced its latest series of sports-centric watches. The Fenix 6 Series sports a larger display and can be had with an optional solar panel.
Thanks to the U.S China Trade war and the rising cost of labor in China, Google is moving production of Pixel smartphones to Vietnam. A report from Nikkei claims that Google has already begun working on converting an old Nokia factory to start producing Pixel smartphones in Vietnam. One of the sources said, “this is the same province where Samsung developed its smartphone supply chain a decade ago.”
Oppo Reno has pulled the wraps from Series 2 in India. The company has launched three devices including Reno 2, 2Z and 2F. It is worth noting that all the three devices come equipped with quad-camera setup and are successors to the Oppo Reno. The new Oppo Reno devices will be sold across Flipkart, Amazon, and Oppo partner stores.
CamScanner is a popular app that lets you scan documents among many other things. Android has removed CamScanner app from Play Store after Kaspersky Labs unearthed malware in the recent version of CamScanner. The researchers found that CamScanner housed an advertising library with a module that was identified as ‘Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Necro.n.’
Earlier this month we had reported that Sprint and OnePlus are prepping to launch a OnePlus device. At the time of reporting the details about the device was kept under wraps. We expected it to be a new device from OnePlus, however, Sprint launched OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is now available in select Sprint stores.
Alongside the new 5 Series smartphones, Realme had also teased Realme XT in India. The company kept the details under the wraps and now the upcoming device has surfaced on Weibo. Apparently, the company talked about Realme XT with select media in China. As of now, it looks like the Redmi XT is India bound and will remain exclusive to the country.
Google surprised us by ditching dessert naming convention for the latest Android. The company recently announced that its latest mobile operating system will be called Android 10. Now Google has revealed the exact date on which Android 10 will roll out for Pixel devices.