Android 10

The 17th version of Android mobile OS, Android 10 was released in September 2019. Reportedly by March 2020, almost 12.33% of Android devices started running on this OS, making it the second most popular Android version. Reviewers say features like the long-requested dark mode, live-captioning videos while being played, Smart Reply feature for all messaging apps, settings having a dedicated Privacy section, etc, are possible reasons. Initially made available on Pixel phones, it slowly made its way to other devices, like Galaxy S20 and Z Flip. Interestingly, this is the first Android OS devoid of any codename. To recall, Google named the previous titles after desserts, like Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 8.1 (Oreo), etc, but stopped the custom citing non-inclusivity to international users.

Timelines
Micromax IN 1b gets slow-motion video feature via OTA update

19 Feb 2021

Micromax IN 1b gets slow-motion video feature via OTA update

Micromax has started rolling out a new OTA update for the IN 1b model.

Motorola releases Android 10 update for G8 Play

09 Feb 2021

Motorola releases Android 10 update for G8 Play

Motorola has started rolling out the Android 10 update for its G8 Play model in Brazil. It is similar to the one released for the One Macro phone in India last month.

Realme C2 gets Android 10-based Realme UI stable update

06 Feb 2021

Realme C2 gets Android 10-based Realme UI stable update

Realme has started releasing the Android 10-based Realme UI update for the C2 model. The firmware brings all the goodies of Android 10 along with the January 2021 Android security patch.

Samsung Galaxy A50 receives February 2021 Android security patch

04 Feb 2021

Samsung Galaxy A50 receives February 2021 Android security patch

Samsung has reportedly started rolling out the February 2021 Android security patch for its Galaxy A50 handsets in Thailand.

Nokia 5.4 gets nifty camera improvements via OTA update

03 Feb 2021

Nokia 5.4 gets nifty camera improvements via OTA update

Nokia 5.4 has received a new software update that comes with nifty camera improvements, audio enhancements, and system stability. This is the third firmware upgrade for the handset since its launch last December.

Ahead of launch, Realme X7 5G smartphone Indian price tipped

01 Feb 2021

Ahead of launch, Realme X7 5G smartphone Indian price tipped

Ahead of its launch in India on February 4, tipster Debayan Roy has revealed the pricing details of the Realme X7 5G smartphone.

Motorola One Macro receives Android 10 update in India

30 Jan 2021

Motorola One Macro receives Android 10 update in India

Motorola is finally releasing the Android 10 update for its One Macro model in India. The company had started soak testing the firmware in November and released it to a limited number of users.

Redmi 8 and 8A receive MIUI 12 update in India

29 Jan 2021

Redmi 8 and 8A receive MIUI 12 update in India

Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 8 and 8A models in India.

POCO sells over one million M2 smartphones in India

29 Jan 2021

POCO sells over one million M2 smartphones in India

POCO has sold more than one million units of the M2 smartphone in India since its launch in September last year. Earlier this week, the POCO C3 had achieved this milestone.

OnePlus releases OxygenOS 10.3.8 update for 6 and 6T models

28 Jan 2021

OnePlus releases OxygenOS 10.3.8 update for 6 and 6T models

OnePlus has started releasing the Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.3.8 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T models.

Sony Xperia Pro, with 4K display and micro-HDMI port, launched

28 Jan 2021

Sony Xperia Pro, with 4K display and micro-HDMI port, launched

Sony has launched the Xperia Pro model in the US as a flagship 'professional smartphone.' It is designed for professional photographers who own a Sony Alpha camera or camcorder.

ZTE Blade X1 5G, with Snapdragon 765G processor, launched

28 Jan 2021

ZTE Blade X1 5G, with Snapdragon 765G processor, launched

ZTE Blade X1 5G has been officially launched in the US. It comes as a rebranded version of the Blade V2020 5G that was announced in China last October with a MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G processor.

POCO M3 teased in India, expected to debut in February

26 Jan 2021

POCO M3 teased in India, expected to debut in February

POCO's budget-range smartphone, the M3, has been officially teased in India via the company's social media handles. It is expected to be launched in February. To recall, the handset was unveiled globally last November.

Realme X7 series to debut in India on February 4

24 Jan 2021

Realme X7 series to debut in India on February 4

Realme's X7 series, which includes X7 and X7 Pro models, will be launched in India on February 4, according to a now-removed image of the launch invite tweeted by Amit Bhawani, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneRadar.

Realme C20, with Helio G35 chipset and 5,000mAh battery, launched

23 Jan 2021

Realme C20, with Helio G35 chipset and 5,000mAh battery, launched

Realme has introduced its latest budget smartphone, the C20, in Vietnam at VND 24,90,001 (roughly Rs. 7,990). It is currently up for grabs through authorized retailers.

LG K42, with quad rear cameras, launched at Rs. 11,000

22 Jan 2021

LG K42, with quad rear cameras, launched at Rs. 11,000

LG's K42 has finally made its way to the Indian market after its debut in Central America and Caribbean last September.

Honor V40 5G, with Dimensity 1000+ processor, goes official

22 Jan 2021

Honor V40 5G, with Dimensity 1000+ processor, goes official

Chinese tech giant Honor has announced the V40 5G model as its first smartphone since the company's separation from Huawei in November 2020.

Will Huawei's latest foldable phone look like this?

21 Jan 2021

Will Huawei's latest foldable phone look like this?

Huawei is planning to announce its Mate X2 foldable smartphone in the coming weeks. In the latest development, tipster Digital Chat Station has revealed the key specifications of the upcoming device.

Mi 11 Pro tipped to come with 120x zoom support

21 Jan 2021

Mi 11 Pro tipped to come with 120x zoom support

Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 11 Pro smartphone in the coming weeks. In the latest update, tipster Digital Chat Station (via MyDrivers) has claimed that the handset will come with up to 120x zoom functionality.

Honor View 40 likely to come with Google Mobile Services

20 Jan 2021

Honor View 40 likely to come with Google Mobile Services

Honor V40, set to be launched in China on January 22, is likely to arrive as Honor View 40 in Europe in the second quarter of 2021.

Samsung Galaxy A52 appears in live images, design features revealed

20 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy A52 appears in live images, design features revealed

Samsung is working to launch the Galaxy A52 smartphone soon. In the latest development, 91mobiles has shared live images of the phone, revealing the rear panel's design.

OnePlus releases OxygenOS 10.5.9 update for the Nord N10 5G

20 Jan 2021

OnePlus releases OxygenOS 10.5.9 update for the Nord N10 5G

OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 10.5.9 update for its Nord N10 5G smartphone in Europe and North America.

Realme C12 gets a new 4GB/64GB variant in India

19 Jan 2021

Realme C12 gets a new 4GB/64GB variant in India

Realme has released a new variant of its entry-level C12 model in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage. It joins the existing 3GB/32GB model that was announced last August and is currently available via the company's official store at Rs. 9,999.

POCO F2 will not come with Snapdragon 732G chipset

18 Jan 2021

POCO F2 will not come with Snapdragon 732G chipset

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO is working to launch the F2 model in India soon. It was earlier tipped to come with a Snapdragon 732G chipset. However, POCO India Country Director, Anuj Sharma has now confirmed that it will not house the said processor.

Samsung Galaxy A12 reportedly bags BIS certification, India launch imminent

17 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy A12 reportedly bags BIS certification, India launch imminent

Samsung is working on launching the Galaxy A12 smartphone in India soon. In the latest development, the phone has been found listed on the BIS certification site (via @the_tech_guy).

Honor V40's launch postponed, to be unveiled on January 22

16 Jan 2021

Honor V40's launch postponed, to be unveiled on January 22

Honor's V40 handset, which was scheduled to be launched on January 18, will now be announced on January 22, the company confirmed via Weibo. It will go on sale on the same day.

Mi 11 Pro might feature a dominant 80W fast-charging support

16 Jan 2021

Mi 11 Pro might feature a dominant 80W fast-charging support

After the launch of the Mi 11 smartphone last month, its Pro model is now in the works to be unveiled. In the latest update, tipster Digital Chat Station has revealed that the Mi 11 Pro will come with 80W wireless charging support.

Ahead of launch, Honor V40's camera details confirmed

16 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, Honor V40's camera details confirmed

Honor is all set to introduce the V40 smartphone in China on January 18. Now, two posts on Weibo by the company reportedly revealed the design features and camera information of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy M02 and A02 spotted on Bluetooth SIG website

15 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy M02 and A02 spotted on Bluetooth SIG website

Samsung is working to launch the Galaxy M02 and A02 smartphones soon. In the latest update, the phones have been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG site, hinting at an imminent launch.

Redmi K40 could come with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset

14 Jan 2021

Redmi K40 could come with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset

Redmi is working to launch its next flagship series of smartphones, the K40 line-up in the Chinese market. In the latest development, the company's General Manager has posted on Weibo, revealing the launch date and specifications of the series.

TECNO Camon 16 Premier launched in India at Rs. 17,000

14 Jan 2021

TECNO Camon 16 Premier launched in India at Rs. 17,000

Expanding its portfolio of budget smartphones, Chinese tech giant TECNO has launched the Camon 16 Premier handset in India. Priced at Rs. 16,999, it will go on sale in the country starting January 16 at 12 pm via Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy M02s to go on sale starting January 19

13 Jan 2021

Samsung Galaxy M02s to go on sale starting January 19

Samsung Galaxy M02s will go on sale in India from January 19, an Amazon listing has revealed. To recall, the handset was launched last week and was slated to go on sale "soon."

Xiaomi sells Rs. 200 crore-worth Mi 10i in first sale

13 Jan 2021

Xiaomi sells Rs. 200 crore-worth Mi 10i in first sale

Xiaomi has managed record-breaking sales worth Rs. 200 crore during the first sale of the recently-launched Mi 10i model across all platforms in India.

Motorola One 5G Ace, with Snapdragon 750G chipset, goes official

13 Jan 2021

Motorola One 5G Ace, with Snapdragon 750G chipset, goes official

Expanding its portfolio of 5G smartphones, Motorola has launched the One 5G Ace model in the US. Priced at $400 (roughly Rs. 29,400), it will go on sale starting January 13.

Vivo launches Y12s handset in India at Rs. 10,000

12 Jan 2021

Vivo launches Y12s handset in India at Rs. 10,000

Expanding its portfolio of affordable smartphones in India, Vivo has introduced the Y12s model in the country at Rs. 9,990.

Lenovo Tab P11, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

12 Jan 2021

Lenovo Tab P11, with Snapdragon 662 chipset, goes official

As a stripped-down version of the Tab P11 Pro, Lenovo has launched the Tab P11 model in the US at $229 (roughly Rs. 16,800). It comes with an iPad Pro-like design, a Snapdragon 662 chipset, and a single rear camera.

Honor V40 to be launched in China on January 18

09 Jan 2021

Honor V40 to be launched in China on January 18

Honor will launch its high-end V40 smartphone in China on January 18, the company has announced via a teaser clip posted on Weibo.

Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed

08 Jan 2021

Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed

HMD Global is expected to announce its mid-range Nokia 6.3 (also being referred as Nokia 6.4) model sometime before April this year.

Moto G Stylus (2021) spotted on Geekbench, key specifications revealed

08 Jan 2021

Moto G Stylus (2021) spotted on Geekbench, key specifications revealed

Motorola is expected to launch the Moto G Stylus (2021) smartphone in the coming weeks. It will arrive as a successor to the Moto G Stylus aka Moto G Pro.

Realme V15, with MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, launched in China

08 Jan 2021

Realme V15, with MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, launched in China

Realme has launched its latest budget smartphone, the V15 in China. Priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 17,000), it will go on sale in its home country from January 14 onwards.