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Nokia 8.3, 5.3 to receive Android 11 update in Q4

09 Oct 2020

Nokia 8.3, 5.3 to receive Android 11 update in Q4

HMD Global has announced that the recently-launched Nokia 8.3 and Nokia 5.3 are first in line to receive the Android 11 update. According to the company, the handsets will get the firmware in the fourth quarter of this year.

Samsung releases One UI Core 2.1 for Galaxy M31

17 Sep 2020

Samsung releases One UI Core 2.1 for Galaxy M31

Samsung has started rolling out the latest One UI Core 2.1 update for its popular mid-ranger, the Galaxy M31.

Addicted to phone? Try Google's new apps which shame you

24 Jan 2020

Addicted to phone? Try Google's new apps which shame you

The problem of smartphone addiction has been growing worse, thanks to more and more people falling into the mitts of engaging games, social media, and OTT platforms.

Smartphone affecting sleep? Here are some ways to fix it

25 Dec 2019

Smartphone affecting sleep? Here are some ways to fix it

A few days back, scientists at the University of Machester shocked the world by claiming that Night Mode, found on most modern-day smartphones, can negatively affect sleep patterns.

Night Mode more dangerous for eyes, worsens sleep cycle: Study

22 Dec 2019

Night Mode more dangerous for eyes, worsens sleep cycle: Study

A few years ago, several studies indicated that blue light from phones/laptops can affect eye health and sleep patterns.

Samsung's One UI 2: What's new in the firmware?

19 Dec 2019

Samsung's One UI 2: What's new in the firmware?

Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 2 update for its Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e smartphones in India.

Samsung rolls out Android 10-based UI 2 for Note 10-series

15 Dec 2019

Samsung rolls out Android 10-based UI 2 for Note 10-series

Samsung's phablet-sized flagships, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, have started receiving the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update.

#FeatureDrop: Google announces fancy new capabilities for Pixel phones

10 Dec 2019

#FeatureDrop: Google announces fancy new capabilities for Pixel phones

After doing an excellent job at updating Pixels from time to time, Google is striving towards releasing new features rather regularly.

Google's new phone is just a piece of paper

31 Oct 2019

Google's new phone is just a piece of paper

As part of its "digital well-being experiments," Google has launched a new Paper Phone to help users get a "digital detox".

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa spying, Facebook redesigned, inflammable batteries, and more

27 Oct 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa spying, Facebook redesigned, inflammable batteries, and more

The fourth week of October brought some very interesting stuff for tech enthusiasts.

Want to control smartphone addiction? Try Google's six new apps

24 Oct 2019

Want to control smartphone addiction? Try Google's six new apps

Thanks to social media and instant messaging, people waste a lot of their time glued to their screens.

All you need to know about Google Android Q

08 May 2019

All you need to know about Google Android Q

Android Q, Google's new mobile OS, will arrive as a significant update over the existing Android 9 Pie version.

Google I/O 2019 schedule released: Details here

30 Mar 2019

Google I/O 2019 schedule released: Details here

Google has released a preview of the schedule for this year's Google I/O event - the Mecca for coders and tech enthusiasts.

Android 9 Pie: Is your phone getting Google's latest dessert?

11 Mar 2019

Android 9 Pie: Is your phone getting Google's latest dessert?

Though Android Q's release is just months away, many are still waiting for Android 9 Pie to show up on their smartphones.

Huawei's Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 releases globally on November 10

09 Nov 2018

Huawei's Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 releases globally on November 10

Huawei would be rolling out its Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 OS for 9 smartphones, starting November 10.

HMD Global releases Android Pie update for Nokia 6.1 Plus

11 Oct 2018

HMD Global releases Android Pie update for Nokia 6.1 Plus

Days after rolling out Android Pie stable update for Nokia 7.1 Plus, HMD Global has now released the beta version of the update for its recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus.

This is how you can check time spent on Facebook/Instagram

05 Aug 2018

This is how you can check time spent on Facebook/Instagram

In a move that seems inspired by Apple's Screen Time feature, Facebook and Instagram have announced a new set of tools that will enable users to keep a track of how much time they spend on these platforms.

Facebook will help you spend less time on Facebook

24 Jun 2018

Facebook will help you spend less time on Facebook

Following on the footsteps of Apple and Google, Facebook has now confirmed that it's bringing a feature akin to Apple's Screen Time and Google's Digital Wellbeing.

YouTube to help users manage their addictive video watching behavior

13 May 2018

YouTube to help users manage their addictive video watching behavior

At the recently concluded Google I/O 2018 annual developer conference in California, the company rolled out a series of new features on YouTube that will help people control their usage of the video streaming app.