Huawei overtakes Apple to become world’s second-largest smartphone company

According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint, Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the second largest smartphone company in the world. The Chinese firm achieved the feat consistently for the month of June and July. The first spot was retained by Samsung. The report also notes that August sales for Huawei are looking strong as well, so it won’t be a surprise if the company completes a hat-trick. The report also revealed the best selling models in the month of July. While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus captured the first two spots, Oppo’s R11 and A57 came in third and…

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Nougat update starts hitting Verizon Asus ZenPad Z10

Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Asus ZenPad Z10 units on its network. Arriving as software version 5.4.4, the update bumps the OS to Android Nougat (version 7.0), bringing features like multi-window mode and refreshed quick settings. Aside from the new OS version, the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of August – post update, the security patch level should be 2017-08-01. For more details regarding the update, head to the Source link below. Source | Via

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Huawei Nexus 6P will get Oreo on September 11, according to Rogers

Android Oreo 8.0 has already hit the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. There is still question as to when Nexus devices will start to see the major Android update. After all, the last generation of Nexus devices (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P) are on the top of Google’s priority for Oreo. Canadian carrier Rogers has its firmware schedule up and it shows that the Nexus 6P is expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo on September 11. Keep in mind that it’s entirely possible the schedule is inaccurate. It’s entirely possible that we can see the 6P get Oreo before, or, or after the…

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Nokia 5 gets September security patch before Google Pixels

One of the Google Pixel’s main selling points is the prompt arrival of Android updates, including monthly maintenance updates for security. However, the first device to be updated to Google’s security bulletin for the month of September is not a Pixel or Nexus device. Instead, the first to get the security patch is a midrange smartphone from HMD, the Nokia 5. The OTA update will occupy about 140MB of storage, though the Nokia 5 remains on 7.1.1. In addition to the Nokia 5 being updated very promptly, there’s a high likelihood that Google will take a bit more time with the Pixel…

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Xiaomi Mi A1 is official with stock Android

Xiaomi held an event in New Delhi to announce its latest dual-camera device. Called Xiaomi Mi A1 its hardware is identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5X. However A1 stands for Android One and the phone is powered by stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Xiaomi Mi A1 official colors The Mi A1 features a Snapdragon 625 chipset, built on the 14 nm process, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The LCD measures 5.5″ and sports Full HD resolution. At the back the phone has dual cameras, similar to the flagship Mi 6 setup with a dual-tone LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is also there,…

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