OriginOS Custom Android Skin for Vivo Phones Officially Revealed

Posted by - November 20, 2020

Vivo has not been 100% happy with its custom Android skin, Funtouch OS, for some time, and the company decided to shake things up massively. And that shakeup could be attributed to the fair share of criticism Funtouch OS has received. Instead of just overhauling the UI, the company also decided to rebrand it’s custom Android

Google Play Store Identified as the Primary Channel for Android Malware Distribution

Posted by - November 12, 2020

The official store for Android users to download apps has been identified as the main distribution vector for malware. This is according to a recent report. After researching the main source of app installs on more than 12 million Android devices between June and September 2019, Google Play Store stands out as the main distribution

Samsung Phones to Receive Android 11 Update Starting This Month

Posted by - November 4, 2020

Samsung was late to the Android 11 beta party, but the company has been making amends recent weeks with One UI 3 beta rollouts on its flagship phones. The company has already seeded out three beta versions of its custom Android skin based on the latest version of Android. According to the company, they will

Switching from Android to iPhone; Should you really?

Posted by - November 2, 2020

Two weeks ago, I got the iPhone 11 Pro Max and it was my first time using an iPhone ever. I have interacted with them before, but I’ve never had one as a device I carry around and actually use. Being someone who uses lots of phones every year for review, I felt bad not

Facebook’s Dark Mode Feature Extends to More Users on Android and iOS

Posted by - November 2, 2020

Facebook has started to publicly test dark mode on its mobile app on Android and iOS. The company first began testing the night friendly feature with a few users in June. The news comes from the partnership between the company and longtime code-savvy Jane Wong. It’s still not available for everyone, though. To see if

Android TV Gets Data Saving Feature When Using Mobile Hotspots

Posted by - October 30, 2020

Google’s Android TV platform has started rolling out the previously announced data-saving feature to help users who use their smartphone’s hotspots to stream content on Smart TVs reduce data consumption. The new data-friendly feature enables Android TV to save mobile data by adjusting the video quality when streaming. This feature is targeted at those who

Android 11 Beta Available to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Users in Select Countries

Posted by - October 23, 2020

After pushing Android 11 beta to the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung is now inviting Galaxy Note 20 series owners, to have a try. One UI 3.0, based on Google’s latest Android 11, comes to Galaxy Note 20 phones with features introduced in the latest Android version in addition to custom ones from Samsung. One UI

Nokia 5.1 Android 10 OTA Update Starts Rolling Out

Posted by - October 9, 2020

Yesterday, HMD started shipping Android 10 to the Nokia 3.1. But, finally, after announcing its official Android 11 update roadmap, the company has also started seeding out Android 10 via OTA to Nokia 5.1. Now that Android 10 is available to the Nokia 5.1, HMD Global has completed its roadmap announced last year. Considering that

HMD Global Releases its Android 11 Update Roadmap

Posted by - October 9, 2020

HMD Global has officially released its Android 11 upgrade roadmap after teasing it a week before. In the roadmap, Nokia has listed a total of 14 phones legible to receive Android 11. The roadmap kicks off this year with priority given to the recently availed Nokia 8.3 5G. The company hopes it will have updated

Nokia 3.1 receives Android 10 update

Posted by - October 9, 2020

HMD Global is finally seeding the Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1, ending the long wait that users of the device have had to endure. The Nokia 3.1 is one of two smartphones whose Android 10 update was pending after the Nokia 2.1 received its update to Android 10 (Go edition) early last month.