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Monday, January 22, 2018

New Sony Xperia smartphone with 5.7-inch display, no 3.5mm headphone jack passes through the FCC

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A new Sony Xperia device has just found passing through the FCC revealing the lack of 3.5mm audio jack. Usually, FCC certifications don't reveal much, but this time it is different as it revealed vital information regarding the upcoming Xperia phone.  The Xperia device in question comes with a model number ID PY7-21831A. The schematic images reveal strong hints to the lack of 3.5mm audio jack making it the first ever Sony smartphone to skimp the headphone jack. There is a possibility that the device could be an upcoming 'Xperia Flagship' since Sony might not ditch the headphone jack on a mid-range device. The schematic image reveals the use of a combined USB / headphone jack cable connection. Furthermore, the document highlights the dimensions of the phone with 152.79 x 72.42 mm, and a 5.7-inch screen diagonal display. It is, however, unclear if it is an 18:9 aspect ratio display or not. The phone will come with a single port that will be used for both charging and audio jack. As we had mentioned above, FCC certification doesn't offer much in terms of specifications, but we will keep this updated when we hear more about the upcoming Xperia flagship. Source|Via

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Flipkart Republic Day Sale: Best deals on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, mobile accessories, LED TVs and more

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Flipkart today started its three-day Republic Day sale as it had announced.  The sale offers great deals on smartphones including Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Redmi Note 4, HTC U11 , iPhones and mobile accessories. All these offers are available through the site, mobile site as well as Flipkart app. Best deals on smartphones on Flipkart Google Pixel 2 XL - Rs. 48,999 (Rs. 11,001 off + Rs. 10000 off on HDFC credit card + up to Rs. 21,000 off on exchange) HTC U11 – Rs. 43,999 (Rs. 9,991 off + up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Apple iPhone 7 32GB - Rs. 40,999 (Rs. 96811 off +  up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Google Pixel 2  - Rs. 39,999 (Rs. 13,001 off + Rs. 8000 off on HDFC credit card + up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Samsung Galaxy S7 – Rs. 26,990 (Rs. 19010 off + up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Honor 8 Pro – Rs. 24,999  (Rs. 5000 off + up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – Rs. 35,900 (Rs. 16000 off + up to Rs. 18,000 off on exchange) Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 – Rs. 32,999 (Rs. 3000 off + up to Rs. 21,000 off on exchange) OPPO F3 Plus – Rs. 24,990 ...

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Amazon Great Indian Sale: Best deals on smartphones, accessories, TVs and more

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Amazon today started its 4-day Great Indian Sale, as it had announced. It started the sale early for its prime members. In today’s sale it is offering great deals on smartphones, accessories, TVs, Kindle and lots more. Offers on smartphones on Amazon Google Pixel XL - Rs. 35,990 (53% off on MRP) Honor 8 Pro – Rs. 24,999 (Rs. 8000 off) Nubia Z17 mini Aurora Blue 6GB+128GB – Rs. 19,999 (Rs. 1500 off) Nubia M2 – Rs. 15,999 (Rs. 2000 off) Moto G5s Plus – Rs. 13,999 (Rs. 2000 off ) Nubia Z17 mini 4GB + 64GB – Rs. 13,999 (Rs. 2000 off) Honor 8 – Rs. 12,999 (Rs. 17,000 off on MRP) Nubia N2 - Rs. 11,999 (Rs. 1000 off) LG Q6 – Rs. 11,990 (Rs. 3000 off) Lenovo K8 Note 4GB + 64GB – Rs. 10,999 (Rs. 3000 off) Moto G5S – Rs. 10,999 (Rs. 3000 off) Lenovo K8 Note 3GB + 32GB – Rs. 9,999 (Rs. 3000 off) Honor 6X 4GB + 64GB – Rs. 9,999 (Rs. 4000 off) Nubia M2 Lite – Rs. 8,999 (Rs. 1000 off) Micromax Canvas Infinity – Rs. 8,499 (Rs. 5500 off) Honor 6X 3GB + 32GB - Rs. 7,999 (Rs. 4000 off) Lenovo Z2 Plus 32GB – Rs. 7,999 (Rs. 10000 off on MRP) Moto G5 3GB – Rs. 6,999 (Rs. 2000 off) Xiaomi Redmi ...

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Google Play getting audiobooks soon

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Audiobooks on Google PlayGoogle currently offers apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, e-books, and magazines via the Google Play Store. Now, it seems that audiobooks are all set to join the list.

According to report in 9to5Google, Google on Friday ran a promotional banner announcing the arrival of the audiobooks in the Play Store. However the banner link was not working (still isn’t working) indicating that it was an accident and the banner was prematurely made live by someone in the Google Play team.

The banner may have been a mistake, but it confirms the previous rumours about upcoming launch of audiobooks in the Play Store. We don’t have any specifics right now, but a recent tear-down of the Google Play Books by The Android Soul suggests that the Play Books app is also gearing up to bring the audiobooks integration. The tear-down also revealed that Play Books will let users cast the audiobooks on Chromecast.

There is no word on when exactly the audiobooks will go live in the Google Play Store, however the premature promotion banner suggests that they are coming sooner than later. The pricing details as well as geographical availability of audiobooks are also a mystery at this point. But, we do know that whenever the audiobooks arrive, it seems (as mentioned in banner above) Google is planning to run a promotion to offer 50 percent discount on your first audiobook purchase.

To remind you, Google Play was introduced in March, 2012 after Google merged its predecessor Android Market with Google eBookstore and Google Music. Android March debuted in October, 2008.

According to AppBrain, Play Store currently houses over 3.6 million application and it is on its way to reach one trillion app downloads to date.

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Samsung Cloud will no longer support third-party app backups

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Samsung CloudSamsung has announced it is going to stop supporting backups of third-party apps on its cloud storage service ‘Samsung Cloud’. According to the company, this policy change will go into effect on February 6, when it will also immediately delete any existing third-party app backups.

The company revealed this Samsung Cloud policy change in an email to the users of its cloud service couple of weeks ago. The app backups for Samsung’s own apps will continue to be available.

To remind you, Samsung Cloud is a web-based storage service offered by Samsung to its smartphone consumers. It gives the consumers 15GB of cloud storage to save their photos, videos, notes and other phone data. You can go to Settings > Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud to choose what you want to backup. You can read more about Samsung Cloud on the company website.

If you are using Samsung Cloud to store third-party app backups, it is time to move to another service.

Sony shuts down my Xperia service

In related news, Sony shut down its my Xperia service on January 17. It was a device location tracking service, launched by Sony in 2013. It was similar to Google’s Find My Device, which allows you to locate your missing Android device as well as remotely wipe or lock it.

Sony says it will now redirect users to Find My Device. There is no word on why my Xperia was shut down and a Sony support exec also had no idea.

“I’m afraid that I don’t have any information to as why this service was been discontinued, however as of  January 17, 2018, the my Xperia web service has been discontinued and you will now be redirected to the Find My Device web service instead,” Jonas from Sony Xperia Support wrote on Xperia support forum.

Sources: Sony Xperia Support Forum | Samsung Community

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Latest Honor 8 update adds 3D panorama mode and recycle bin

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Honor India recently disappointed many Honor 8 users by confirming that there won’t be an update to Android Oreo, but this is definitely not the end for the popular phone.

As at the time of this writing, there is a new update hitting the Honor 8 and it comes as software version B389. Of course, there’s no Oreo, but there’s plenty to smile about in the new update, including a bunch of new features and optimizations.

The major highlight is the new 3D panorama mode that has been added to the Camera app. After this update, Honor 8 users will be able to take 3D dynamic shots that can be enjoyed from different angles as well as added to the Magazine unlock feature. Here, it’s possible to use these 3D dynamic images as lock screen images.

The update also brings the Recycle bin feature to the Gallery, where Honor 8 users will still be able to access photos they’ve deleted from the phone over the past 30 days. If you accidentally delete your photos, they can be restored in “Recently deleted.”

Honor 8 users will also get a new security procedure that requires them to enter their unlock screen pattern or password after every three days. According to the company, this tool will help you remember your password. There’s also a new split-screen key that appears on app messages from Facebook, WeChat and so on to allow users switch to split-screen mode without any major hassles or even leaving the full-screen mode. It also adds the Honor featured album to Gallery, where you can enjoy excellent photos and learn photography skills.

As noted, update B389 also comes with a bunch of performance-based optimizations. For instance, it optimizes the App twin feature to allow users sign into one app with two accounts. The camera’s burst shooting stability and overall battery consumption have also been optimized. The update also installs a new Google security patch for improved system security.

The update is rolling to Honor 8 users over the air. This means it’ll take some time before all units get the OTA notification. While you can simply wait for the notification to download and install the update, there’s also the option to try a manual update via the phone’s Settings menu. Honor recommends that you back up any important data before you proceed with this update.

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