Nokia’s plan to launch a series of Android phones is keeping many eyes awaiting. Four of its devices are now launched, and another one Nokia 9 is found on GeekBench with some attributes notified. It is codenamed ‘Unknown Heart’. Many hints in this smartphone suggest, along with its specs, that this phone may be the much-rumoured Nokia 9.
The phone will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which should be fairly similar to stock and the leak suggests that phone will have a powerful processor Snapdragon 835 SoC and 8GB of RAM for faster and quicker multitasking. The phone will have a 5.3-inch QHD display. The inbuilt storage of Nokia 9 is supposed to be 64GB. For optics, it has duel 13-megapixel camera setup with flash.
This phone also has Quick Charge 4.0 so that it is handy for urgent needs and traveling long distances. The leak suggested that phone should be priced at around 54,100 INR.
Along with this, another Nokia device codenamed RX-100 has been rumored and spotted on Chinese site Teiba, which includes a QWERTY keypad similar to earlier Nokia dives in 2011-12. Particularly Nokia was working on a QWERTY keypad phone running on Windows Phone 8 in 2012.
READ NEXT: Motorola Z2 Play Specifications Just Got Leaked
Lenovo’s Moto Z Play’s successor Moto Z2 Play had been earlier rumored on its specifications while it received TENAA certification. Now it’s recent GFXBench listing has confirmed most of its specifications and designs to be quite the way as expected.
Lenovo itself has confirmed on Twitter that the battery Moto Z2 Play will contain, will be a 3000 mAh non-removable one. Compared to its predecessor Moto Z Play’s 3510 mAh, it is quite lower, though other specifications remain quite impressive. It has a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC which is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 of Moto Z Play.
GFXBench results as reported by MobileXpose, also detailed that Moto Z2 Play runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and owns a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 4GB of RAM. It will have Adreno 506 with OpenGL ES 3.2 hardware acceleration. For optics it includes a 12-megapixel rear camera with video recording up to 4K resolution, that is lesser compared to 16-megapixel one of Moto Z Play. On the front camera, it has similar 5-megapixel one. For storage, 64GB of inbuilt storage with an expandability via microSD card is sought after in Moto Z2 Play.
A recent press render leak suggested that June 8 is supposedly the launch date for this phone which may drift around a few days or so.
READ NEXT: Here is Why Google is Asking Users to Identify Themselves On Photos
Google photos is among the most popular apps in Goggle’s ecosystem. The app has crossed 1 billion users recently, quite a huge number of fan following. So now Google’s continuous innovation instinct has brought a new facet to the diversity of tasks that Goggle photos can perform, though you are already accustomed to it in a limited sense while you use tagging feature on Facebook and other social networking sites.
This is called suggesting sharing. As Goggle continuously use machine learning to identify you and your mates in the pictures you upload, now you will find a pop-up when visiting at photos.google.com. This pop-up leads you to identify yourself in photos, and as your mates will do the same in their photos, a suggestion for sharing the photos with people in the picture will make it a one-click task to get photos available to all of them.
In other words, now whenever you take a group picture in your college fest or office lobby you do not need to do the hectic task of sending photos to everyone via WhatsApp or mail, instead Google will itself identify everyone in the picture and offer you to share the picture, so you are done within seconds. After recently adding the archive feature that helps you keep your pictures archived for later use, suggested sharing is the new big improvement in Goggle photos that is about to be available across the devices anytime soon.
READ NEXT: Samsung Just Launched a New Phone Called Galaxy ‘Feel’
Samsung has announced a new phone in its Galaxy Seris called Samsung Galaxy Feel. The smartphone runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat on a 4.7 inch AMOLED display that has a semiHD resolution of 720×1080 Pixels. The screen is dust and water resistance with an IP6x rating. Galaxy feel is the next announcement from Samsung after its release of Galaxy S8.
Galaxy Feel is supposed to be available in the market anywhere around the middle of June. It is open for pre-booking in Japan on NTY DoCoMo’s site. The gadget holds a 1.6GHz processor with 3GB of RAM, a 16MP camera on the rear and 5MP on the front, and has connectivity through Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4g VoLTE and Bluetooth 4.2. Dimensions of the gadget are 138x67x8.3mm with a weight of 149grams.
It is powered by a 3000mAh battery that brags of delivering a 170 hours standby time with quick charging that takes maximum 110 minutes to have it charged fully. Though there is no mention of price, it is to fit in the budget segment of the smartphone market. The phone will come in three color variants: white, Pink and blue, with metal edges around the screen, and a fingerprint sensor below the home button on the front. Volume buttons are on the left edge while the power button is on the right.
READ NEXT: Zen Admire Sense with 4G VoLTE, Launched At Rs. 5,999 INR
Zen has just released its low budget smartphone Admire Sense that has 4G VoLTE support, a fingerprint sensor on the back, and a unique digital assistant app. Indian electronics company has paid quite an attention to its aesthetics and sleek design to push this budgeted phone pricing 5999 INR, up in the selective market.
The Zen Admire Sense will be available in Blue and Champagne Gold variants. The speakers are at the back while the capacitive navigation buttons stay below the display. It has power and volume keys on the right edge.
With Android Marshmallow 6.0, and a 5-inch FWVGA display consisting (480×854 pixels), Admire Sense runs on a 1.3GHz processor and a 1GB RAM. Phone memory is 8GB while an expansion through microSD card is supported. As for this low powered phone, a fitting 2300 mAh removable battery assists and powers it. Optical faculties of Admire Sense are: 5MP camera at rear and front with flash and autofocus in rear camera. It also has Vistoso preinstalled so that user can get their captured images ordered to be printed on mugs and T-shirts.
Apart from those features, Sense adds up a unique Niki AI assistant that bestows it a conversational commerce facility in multiple languages. It helps users recharge phones, pay bills, hire cabs and hotel, book movie tickets, food or medicines via chatting in Niki AI.
READ NEXT: Everything You Should Know About Android Go
Goggle’s strategies for expanding the market had been quite impressive over the time and the name itself stands for dependability. Though as far as the market requirements of low-powered devices are concerned, Android’s last attempt at developing a version as Android One has not sustained the expectations. Nonetheless, for 2018, Google has announced a newer form of its mobile operating system titled as Android Go.
Android Go has been announced in Goggle I/O keynotes. It is a variant of Android that is specifically designed for low powered devices holding 1GB or lower RAM. As the recent ideas suggest, it will be well capable of providing a smooth experience for as low as 512MB of RAM.
Google has a much larger plan for Android Go compared to Android One. While Go will have a significant alteration of basic Android software, it will also hold versions of Applications in Google Play targeted to low powered lucid experience. YouTube Go, for example, will have a capacity to watch keyframes of any video with the ability to download videos for later offline viewing, a trait which is only available in paid YouTube Red, and will be free in Go.
Data consumption will be highly controllable as the user will be able to see the data rate and consumption right on their desktop in a notification. And those are just a few aspects we are aware of. It is still to be revealed if Goggle will design its own hardware or some dedicated third-party companies are to develop devices for it. However, for the market base, we can be pretty sure that Indian market is going to be a huge expectation for Android Go.
READ NEXT: OnePlus 5 Specifications Just Got Leaked
Now that Nokia 3310 in the US market and Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 that are soon going on sale in the Indian market, images of Nokia 9 have appeared to the Internet, courtesy of Frandoind.com.
The phone has a QHD (1440×2560) 5.5 inches display with a regular 3.5mm jack and it will be running the latest version of Android Naught 7.1 OS. Processor of this device will be snapdragon 835. The leak cleared out the variant with 4GB RAM while the other 6GB variant is not yet appeared in it. The charging ports are to be a Type-C USB. For the optics, this device will come with a dual 13 MP camera at the back with dual LED flash support. The battery capacity is yet unknown and the phone may come with 64GB of built-in storage.
Nokia 9 is expected to have a fingerprint scanner at home button and the phone will also come with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 support. Leaked images also can only speculate about most features as this device is to be covered in a ‘black box’, a plastic frame that covers whole body but the ports, preventing us from the guesswork of overall design. It’s interphase though seems quite similar to Google’s Pixel.
READ NEXT: Watch Google Assistant Kick Apple Siri and Alexa’s Ass In Understanding Accents
AI-based voice assistants have a tough competition as Goggle, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have their offering in their voice assistants bragging various capabilities and performance. Google, however, demonstrated in a video how its AI voice Assistants has grown its ability during the span of last one year. In keynote of Goggle I/O 2017, Sunder Pichai highlighted the impressive stats that Assistant’s speech error rate has gone as low as 5%. Google Assistant is skilled specifically for its ability to recognize different accents and contextual language. The same had been demonstrated. Also announced at I/O 2017, a number of new features for Google Home are added to its functionality including scheduling appointments and reminders, making hands-free calls from Home, and visual responses from Assistant on TVs.
The demonstration consisted of a Wired-tested question from 8 different people with different accents asking the question “When was Benedict Cumberbatch born?”. As Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are seniors to Google Assistant on their respective platforms, Google’s Assistant had much to prove. The accents were: American, British, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Japanese, Italian, and German.
As the video shows people were provoked to deliberately mispronounce words to check out if the device are somehow able to catch the right phrase and finally Google Assistant performed better than the competition having only a little problem in getting the Italian accent properly. This demonstration backs Google’s claim that Assistant can recognize various speeches with their native accents with a very high accuracy. Supposedly, Assistant can now support up to six people at Google home.
READ NEXT: These Are The Best Android Apps of 2017 (According to Google)
Annual Google Play awards that Google announces each year for innovations and performance of the apps in Goggle Play, were given this Wednesday at Google’s I/O conference. This year, awards were divided into 12 different categories, and each category had a basic criterion for competing applications that either an application should have been launched or have received a major update during the year 2016, while a good star-rating at Goggle play will add benefits. Google cleared those benchmarks in its 9to5Google reports.
For the augmented and virtual reality apps, the award has been claimed by the ‘WOORLD’ and the ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’ respectively. The best accessibility award is won by ‘IFTTT’ and best Social Impact award went to ‘ShareTheMeal’. In games category, ‘Forged to Fight’ won the title for the best game and ‘Hearthstone’ claimed the Best Multiplayer Game award.
For best Android Wear Experience, the award was claimed by ‘Runtastic-Running and Fitness’. The standout startup award went to ‘HOOKED’ app that contains individual chat stories, and ‘Mushroom 11’ was awarded the Standout indie app of the year 2016.
Finally, ‘Memrise’ managed to win the Best App of the year award for 2017. As the number of Android users have reached to a mammoth 2 Billion. Those awards inspires the developers at Google play to keep their performance at the highest.
READ NEXT: NVIDEA Just Launched A New GPU: GEForce GT 1030
NVIDEA has released its latest GPU GEforce GT1030 for an MRP of 5,999 INR. It will be available in the retail market for as low as 5,600 in compact, single-slot, and low-profile form factors. Zotac and MSI have their respective model in the Indian market as the Zotac GeForce GT 1030 ZT-P10300A-10L, priced 5,995 INR and MSI GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC, priced 5,999 INR.
New graphics cards based upon this GPU are going to compete with Radeon RX550 by AMD that are recently announced and about to make their place in the market. Like the earlier beefier 10-series, GeForce GT 1030 GPU is also based on Pascal architecture, though it has only 384 CUDA cores (processing units).
With an ability to run up to 1468MHz without any significant overclocking, 2GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 64-bit bus and its total memory bandwidth expands up to 48GBps, and both active and passive cooling solution makes it a very appropriate GPU for low to middle powered PCs. Not being GTX GPU, it is not designed for heavy gaming devices. For the same reason, there is no support for either VR or Nvidia’s G-Sync, Ansel, and GameStream. It needs no power connectors and it’s maximum power requirements remains 30W, which is far lower than PCIe slot limit of 70W.
This card is especially about to be useful for those who wish to upgrade an older PC by adding some integrated graphic performance to it, or use it for photo or video editing, although low powder games on a 1920×1080 HD resolution will work quite fine and smooth. Assumed models will have one single-link DVI port and one HDMI 2.0b port. Depending upon the patterns and frameworks opted by the manufacturer, that may vary.
READ NEXT: Lava A77 With 4G VoLTE Support, Front Flash Launched at Rs. 6,099