Nokia 1 will reportedly be one of the first Android Go smartphones to be launched and could hit the market in March 2018. According to a new report, the upcoming Nokia smartphone will have an HD display, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage. As for the price, Nokia 1 buyers will reportedly have to pay RUB 5,990 (about Rs. 6,670). Besides this, Huawei is also said to be working on an Android Go handset. For those who don’t know, Android Go is Google’s latest attempt to improve the user experience on low-end smartphones using a lighter version of Android (the current version is called Android Oreo Go Edition) and lightweight apps, such as Google Go. , Files Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go.
Xiaomi Mi 7 may have face unlock instead of fingerprint sensor detection technology to map the user’s face and unlock the handset. The company has shown no interest in the upcoming technology that integrates the fingerprint sensor into the display (called in-display fingerprint sensor), which suggests that the sensor could be dumped entirely in the next flagship. However, a separate report claims that the Mi 7 will indeed have an in-display fingerprint sensor, so we’ll have to wait a few months to find out which route Xiaomi takes.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ would keep a 3.5mm jack. Like its predecessor Galaxy S8+, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9+ would have a 3.5mm earphone jack. A leaked image of the Galaxy S9 USB Type-C flex cable component shows that the 3.5mm jack port is located at the bottom of the handset. It seems that Samsung is sticking to the 3.5mm jack, even if its peers like Apple and Google have abandoned it. The Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy S9 are expected to launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, featuring the Infinity Display design, Snapdragon 845 processor, and 6GB of RAM.
OnePlus 5T gets OxygenOS 4.7.6 update, Android Oreo open beta may launch OnePlus 5T soon is now getting OxygenOS 4.7.6 update, which brings features such as assistive lighting for Face Unlock. The new Face Unlock Assistive Lighting feature illuminates the screen to make a face easier to see for the OnePlus 5T front camera to unlock it in low-light environments. The incremental update also concludes several performance improvements and fixes, long with the December Android security patch. OnePlus also posted on its German Twitter handle that the OnePlus 5T open beta for OxygenOS built on Android 8.0 Oreo “starts now.” However, the update isn’t available at the moment, but it doesn’t seem far off.
Apple earned an average profit of $151 (about Rs. 9,600) on every iPhone it sold in the July-September quarter, according to market research firm Counterpoint. This figure is about five times what Samsung made from every device sold during the same period, which is $31 (about Rs. 1,900). Following Apple and Samsung in the list are three Chinese players: Huawei ($15 or Rs. 961), Oppo ($14 or Rs. 897), and Vivo ($13 or Rs. 833). Apple said it made $151 profit on each smartphone, Xiaomi $2. Xiaomi, selling smartphones at a breakneck pace this year, made a profit of just $2 (about Rs. 128) on each unit sold, Counterpoint says.
The battery of some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices is not charging after reaching zero percent. They say that once the battery is completely drained, the Galaxy Note 8 becomes unresponsive even though the charger is plugged in, and the notification LED does not turn on light up as it should while charging. The company has acknowledged the issue, although it has not yet said whether it will provide replacement devices or repair the affected handsets.
Moto X4 to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update in India Several users in India have reported that their Moto X4 units are now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. The build number is OPW27.2 and includes standard Oreo features and the December security update. Moto X4 users receiving the update will get features like auto-complete, notification dots, and Picture-in-Picture on their handsets. However, since Moto hasn’t officially announced the rollout yet, it could just be a soak test, pushing an update to a small number of users to check for bugs and fix kinks before releasing on a larger scale.
Facebook ends ‘name according to Aadhaar’ test Facebook says it has completed the test in which new users who signed up for the service were asked to provide their name ‘according to Aadhaar’. It also said there are no plans to expand the test. The company said its blog post on the matter was to dispel “interpretations” in a “number of reports” that claimed new users must provide Aadhaar details when signing up. As part of the test, Facebook asked people who joined the platform to provide their name according to their Aadhaar but did not ask for details such as the UIDAI number.
Jio Acquires Reliance Communications Wireless Infrastructure Assets Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio has signed an agreement to acquire Reliance Communications (RCom) wireless infrastructure assets from Anil Ambani and its subsidiaries. These assets include mobile towers, fiber optic cable networks, spectrum, and media convergence nodes. The deal comes after a two-stage bidding process, which Jio won. It needs to get government and regulatory agencies and approvals from all lenders to proceed.
Snapchat Stories Everywhere Feature Brings Your Stories to WebSnapchat is reportedly launching a feature called Stories Everywhere that makes the users’ stories available outside the app for the first time. The move is being taken to boost user growth on the platform, which has slowed over the past year. Snapchat also plans to make it easier to share videos with other platforms using a web video player, forcing people to download the app.