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LG G8 ThinQ 128GB Variant Price Allegedly Leaked Ahead of Official Launch

Photo Credit: 91Mobiles/ OnLeaks The LG G8 ThinQ is expected to be launched on Feb 24, 2019 at MWC 2019 The price of flagship smartphones continues to go up steadily with every new generation, but LG has tried to buck the trend, whereas the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google continue with the hike. It appears that the LG is …

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Google Maps for Android Gets Departure, Arrival Time Feature for Car Navigation

The feature has so far been available only for public transport mode Google Maps has been on the receiving end of multiple new features over the past few months such as auto-rickshaw mode, estimated ride fare information and suggested routes among others. The newest feature making its way to Google’s navigation app is journey time estimation by adding the departure …

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Google to Remove Apps That Require Call Log, SMS Permission From Play Store

The apps will be removed if they don’t justify the need to access call logs and SMS After showing the door to apps involved in ad-fraud and those which seed malware, Google is now cracking down on Android apps which require permission to access call logs and SMS. Google has notified developers that over the course of the next few …

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Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme Dominated Diwali Smartphone Sales: Counterpoint

Three smartphone players – Xiaomi, Samsung and Realme – captured 57 percent of the Indian festive sales volumes as smartphone sales in the Diwali season (October 9-November 8) grew 26 percent year-on-year (YoY) compared to the same period last year, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm Counterpoint Research’s “Market Pulse“, this was driven by e-commerce …

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Android Devices Known to Have Preloaded Vulnerabilities Out-of-the-Box, Researchers Claim

Google’s Android operating system has since inception been known to be susceptible to third-party interference given its open nature. At the annual Black Hat security conference this year, in Las Vegas, the researchers over at mobile security firm Kryptowire have uncovered substantial vulnerabilities in at least 10 different Android devices sold in the US across mobile carriers. A report reveals …

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Android P Team’s Reddit AMA: 7 Important Things We Learnt

Google’s engineering team working on Android O did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) last year, in July, to answer queries that users had about the platform. Carrying forward the promise of returning next year, the team working on Android P conducted a similar AMA on Thursday. As part of the AMA, the engineers answered queries around topics such as …

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Android P’s Text Magnifier to Make It Easier to Select and Copy Text

Android P was first announced back in March 2018 with the Developer Preview 1 rolling out for keen app developers. Since then, functionality and features have been steadily announced by Alphabet-owned Google that also revealed Android P’s functionality extensively at annual developer conference I/O 2018. In an update on the Android Developers blog on Wednesday, the tech giant announced a …

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