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LG X5 (2018) Announced With A 4,500mAh Battery, Android 8.0

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LG has just announced a new smartphone, the LG X5 (2018) This is the latest X-branded smartphone in LG's lineup, and it was announced in the company's homeland, Korea. The LG X5 (2018) is an entry-level smartphone, it comes with a modest set of specs, and it is priced at KRW 363,000 ($330). The device will become available via major carriers in South Korea, including SKT, KT, and LG U Plus, and it is still unknown in what other regions is LG planning to release the phone, if it reaches any other regions at all.The LG X5 (2018)'s frame is made out of metal, while its back side seems to be made out of plastic, though we're basing that opinion on the renders that LG provided, as the company did not clarify what materials it used. The LG X5 (2018) features a single camera on the back, which is flanked by an LED flash. A fingerprint scanner is also included on the back of this phone, along with the "X5" branding. LG's logo sits below the phone's display, a…

Gmail for Android Gets Unsubscribe Tips Feature, APK Teardown Tips Upcoming Features

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An APK teardown of the Gmail app also shows an email bundling option for promotional emails.
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LG X5 (2018) With Front Flash, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

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LG X5 (2018) price in South Korea is set at KRW 363,000 (roughly Rs. 22,400).
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Meizu 16 will feature an in-display fingerprint and impressive screen-to-body ratio

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Even though the Meizu 15 is still fresh on the shelves, the company's founder started teasing the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus flagships. The firm is expected to launch both devices sometime in August with in-display fingerprint and a modern screen-to-body ratio.The exciting details come directly from Meizu's founder and CEO, Jack Wong, so we consider the info solid. He said that it will have thinner bezels than the iPhone X and the Mi 8, but as we know, neither of those devices are leading the exceptionally high screen-to-body ratio race. They are both around 83% so we can expect the Meizu 16 to come with at least 84% and above.An early report also claims that the two variants of the Meizu 16 will sport different SoCs. The regular-sized model will have to settle for the Snapdragon 710 while the bigger version will go for the Snapdragon 845. However, the last two bits are still unconfirmed but the CEO did say that at least one of the devices will feature the flagship SD845 chipset.Sou…

LG Q8+ Spotted on Certification Sites, LG Q7 Android One Variant Tipped

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The LG Q8+ has been listed on KCC in two variants with model numbers - LM-Q815S and LM-Q815L.
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Xiaomi, Samsung Top Indian Smartphone Brand Consideration: Strategy Analytics

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OnePlus has also received an impressive consideration and purchase intent score despite a tiny installed base, the report notes.
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Vivo X21 Update Improves In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Brings Funmoji, and More: Report

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Vivo is rolling out an update to the Vivo X21 that improves the security and efficiency of the in-display fingerprint sensing module and brings AR-based emojis called Funmoji.
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LG Q7 Android One for T-Mobile sighted

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While not exactly numerous, there is no severe dearth of Android One devices, at least outside the US. Here, it's pretty much just down to last year's Moto X4 variant and the few Nokia phones that have made it to these shores. There might be more coming, like the Motorola One Power, but Motorola might no longer have the show … Continue reading
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How to enable Philips Hue scenes with Google Assistant

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Take your smart lights to the next level with your voice and a dash of Google magic.Philips Hue lights have been integrated with Google Assistant for years — though it was Google Home reliant for a time — but it was somewhat incomplete. You could turn individual bulbs or all the lights in a room on or off. You could make basic color changes and you could dim the lights, but you couldn't turn on any of the scenes you made in the Philips Hue app.Well, those days are over. The Philips Hue integration with Google Assistant has been updated with scene support, and we're here to help you add it to your smart home setup.How to delete or rename a scene in Philips HueHow to unlink and relink Philips Hue from the Google Home appHow to turn on a Philips Hue scene with Google AssistantBefore we get startedAdding scene support for Philips Hue in Google Assistant doesn't take much, but there are a few things to be aware of before you go through with it. The first is that every scene in …

Action Launcher 37 brings ‘desktop shortcuts’, Android P’s dock dash

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Because of the fast progression of mobile phone hardware and the flexibility of current Android versions (Marshmallow and onward), needing custom ROMs to personalize and get the best productivity/efficiency out of your Android devices have seemingly become a thing of the past. The stock Android UI from AOSP (Android Open Source Project) seems to be enough – and even preferred – by most users. If you are looking for a nifty UI feature that AOSP can't provide natively, there's always a launcher or home screen alternative that can be installed and used. Of those, Action Launcher is surely one of the better ones out there.Chris Lacy, creator and developer of Action Launcher, is regularly providing feature updates for the popular home screen replacement. The updates come regular enough that most of the new features found in Google's proprietary Pixel software and the new experiments in Android P beta are usually integrated quickly into the launcher.The new update is Action Laun…

Solved Samsung Galaxy J5 Unresponsive After Getting Wet

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The #Samsung #Galaxy #J5 is one of the mid range smartphone models released by the South Korean company that is best known for its compact size. The phone sports a nice 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display at 720p resolution. It uses the Exynos 7870 which when paired with 2GB of RAM allows the device to […] MoreThe post Solved Samsung Galaxy J5 Unresponsive After Getting Wet appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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You can no longer book Uber rides inside Google Maps

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Google has removed the ability to book an Uber ride from inside Google Maps. You can still look up the route in Maps and then "request the ride from the Uber app," Google suggests, but it has removed direct Uber booking without providing a reason.Google made a big fuss about having the ability to book an Uber through the Maps app when the functionality was added in January 2017. Users were able to enter a location, identify their route, then check Uber prices and request a ride without ever leaving the Maps app. Now that functionality is gone, and it's not completely clear why.We haven't seen confirmation of Uber's removal from Google, so we don't know the reasoning behind it or exactly when it happened. It seems Uber integration was pulled from Google Maps for iOS last summer, but when we tore down the Maps version 9.72 APK for Android in February of this year, it was still there. On one Google Maps Help page, Google simply says "you can no longer book …

Galaxy Note 9 might have a variant with 512GB internal storage

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The Galaxy Note 9 might not be different from earlier Note devices only in terms of battery capacity. It might also have the highest internal storage capacity seen yet on any Galaxy smartphone, as it has been listed on a South Korean retail website with 512GB storage. While there's nothing concrete to support the existence of a 512GB Note 9, Samsung started mass production of 512GB UFS chips late last year so it's not entirely impossible the Galaxy Note 9 specs would include 512GB of internal storage.Galaxy Note 9 specs might include 512GB of storage on top modelSamsung is also well poised to increase the highest storage option on its flagships now that it has been able to make 256GB of storage widely available with the Galaxy S9. However, the 512GB model might be limited to very few markets, though it's said availability might expand to markets other than South Korea and China at some point. It would be interesting to see how much the 512GB Galaxy Note 9 would cost, as No…