Monthly Archives: July 2017

Nokia 3 will be updated to 7.1.1 by the end of August

It might not be available in the US just yet, but HMD Global is already preparing to update the entry-level Nokia 3 to Android 7.1.1. The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat, which isn’t too shabby, but 7.1.1 will bring with it a few new features. If this is a predictor of future software support, customers that pick up one of the new Nokia Android phones may have a lot to look forward to. 

The news was released a couple days ago via a tweet from Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, which licenses the Nokia name to produce Android phones.

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Nokia 3 will be updated to 7.1.1 by the end of August

It might not be available in the US just yet, but HMD Global is already preparing to update the entry-level Nokia 3 to Android 7.1.1. The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat, which isn’t too shabby, but 7.1.1 will bring with it a few new features. If this is a predictor of future software support, customers that pick up one of the new Nokia Android phones may have a lot to look forward to. 

The news was released a couple days ago via a tweet from Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, which licenses the Nokia name to produce Android phones.

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Nokia 3 will be updated to 7.1.1 by the end of August was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Leaked images of Samsung’s high-end flip phone leave little to the imagination

We already know that Samsung is gearing up to release another flip phone. Back in May, the device (model number SM-G9298) was certified by TENAA in China. Now, a few images of the smartphone have leaked online, giving us a better look at what to expect in terms of design.

You can check out a press render above, and a few hands-on images in the gallery below, which were posted online by SlashLeaks.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the smartphone is currently going by the Samsung W2018, as it appears to be the successor to last year’s W2017. Based on the TENAA listing, it would be a high-end device.

The flip phone is expected to come with two 4.2-inch Full HD displays and the Snapdragon 821 chipset. It should have 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A 2,300 mAh battery, 12 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP selfie snapper are also said to be included.

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Disappointingly, however, the handset will probably only be available in China and a few other Asian countries. It appears that Samsung doesn’t plan on bringing it to Western markets, due to a lack of demand for flip phones.

There’s no word on when exactly the Samsung W2018 would make its debut, but rumors have it that the company will announce it sometime next month.

Would you consider getting a flip phone like the upcoming Samsung W2018? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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Micromax Selfie 2, with front-facing flash, now official in India

Micromax has now officially unveiled its latest handset, the Micromax Selfie 2, aimed squarely at those searching for high-quality selfies on a budget.

In terms of hardware, the Selfie 2 comes with the mid-range MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage capacity, expandable via MicroSD cards of up to 64 GB. The Selfie 2 also features an all-metal design, a 5.2-inch, 2.5D glass display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, and a 3,000 mAh battery.

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The main features advertised by Micromax, though, are the two cameras. The Selfie 2 makes use of an 8 MP front-facing snapper, with its own dedicated flash. On the back, meanwhile, is a 13 MP Sony camera. Micromax says that the camera software also provides a bokeh effect, which is rare in single-camera phones, especially when they are in the low-to-mid price bracket.

The Micromax Selfie 2 will be available from offline retailers in India starting tomorrow, August 1, running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It will set you back Rs. 9,999 (around $155) and it comes with a 100-day replacement warranty, meaning that Micromax will replace the phone with the same or similarly-priced model if there is any damage to it in the first 100 days. Do keep in mind that this overlaps with the standard one-year warranty, though.

What are your thoughts on the Miramax Selfie 2? Are you interested in picking this one up? Let us know in the comments.

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10 best new Android apps from July 2017!

App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what you’ve got and want to try something new, check out the best new Android apps from the last month! You can watch the videos from passed months by clicking here!


Adidas All Day

Price: Free
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Adidas All Day is a new fitness app. It can do most of the basic stuff. You can track things like running and various other exercises. It also has support for yoga. However, it’s not just a fitness app. It also contains various articles and information about eating better, being more mindful of your well-being, and even techniques to fall asleep faster. It’s in beta and still needs a lot of work. It seems to be going in the right direction, though.
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Adidas All Day

Camera Roll Gallery

Price: Free
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Camera Roll Gallery is a minimal gallery app with some decent features. It’ll do the usual stuff. You can open it, check your photos and videos, and view them. It also lets you check exif data. There is a file explorer to find those other photos if needed. The app uses some good looking animations if you let it. It also comes with a few different view types. It is in beta. You can certainly see that if you look hard enough. It’s a free download with no in-app purchases.
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Camera Roll Gallery

Flowx

Price: Free / $1.99 per year / $4.99
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Flowx technically isn’t new. However, the rebranding was dramatic enough for it to count. It’s a weather app that focuses mostly on the radar. You can look at a variety of different weather phenomenon, including cloud cover, precipitation, temperature, wind, and more. You can also enable many of those layers simultaneously. The free version comes with the basics. You can get additional features if you go pro. Your options are $1.99 per year or a one time payment of $4.99.
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Gratus

Price: Free / $2.99
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Gratus is a different kind of reminder app. It doesn’t do things like remind you to take out the garbage. Instead, it reminds you that life doesn’t always suck. You fill the app with things that you appreciate. The app will then periodically show those to you as notifications. It also comes with categories for easier organization. The free version gets you the base app. The paid version unlocks more customization features.
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Gratus

Holo

Price: Free
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Holo is an AR camera app. It takes pictures like it should. You can then add things into the shot. The app refers to this as holo-mixing. It has a bunch of stuff that you can add, including movie characters, celebrities, athletes, comedians, musicians, and more. You can also adjust the size and move them around. It is working through some early bugs, but the idea is really neat. The app is free to download.
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KReview

Price: Free
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KReview is the official app of the online service. Its basic function is to analyze Amazon reviews. It uses an algorithm to tell if the reviews are mostly legitimate or mostly trash. The app itself doesn’t do anything. You surf Amazon like normal. Then you use the share feature to share the Amazon link to the app. The app then spits out a score. That score lets you know how legit most of the reviews for that product are. It’s completely free and takes up hardly no space.
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KReview

LightX Photo Editor

Price: Free / $0.99
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LightX Photo Editor was popular on iOS. The beta is now on Android. It boasts a decent set of features. You can make photo collages, caricatures, and cartoons. It also lets you add stickers, frames, blur effects, and more. There are actual photo editing features as well. You can adjust various levels, color balance, and even whiten teeth in photos. There is a decent auto mode that adds enhancements on its own. It’s free to download. You’ll have to pay $0.99 for the pro verison.
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MALClient

Price: Free / Up to $3.99
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MALClient is an app for the My Anime List website. It features near full integration with the site. You can view your watchlist, add stuff to you watchlist, manage your profile, check out various anime, and more. It also provides articles and videos from the site and access to it forums, private messages, and community. We wish it had logins through Facebook and Google like the website. However, it’s still pretty good even without that.
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MALClient

Motion Stills

Price: Free
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Motion Stills is the latest app from Google. It actually doesn’t do a whole lot. You have the option to shoot a three second video. It’ll turn that video into a GIF that you can share. You can also record a longer video and the app will speed it up a whole bunch. That’s about all it can do. It’s a free app so it’s really difficult to complain too much. There are some bugs, though. We don’t imagine they’ll be there long
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Motion Stills

Vizmato

Price: Free / Up to $4.99
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Vizmato is a lightweight video editor and recorder. It lets you record video and then lightly edit that video. It’s not nearly as good as something like Adobe Clip or PowerDirector. However, it’s good for the occasional social media post. You can trim and edit multiple videos together if needed. It also features filters, themes, and music. It’s not too bad for what it is. Just don’t let you expectations get up there too high. The app is free to download with in-app purchases.
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Vizmato

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If we missed any great new Android apps, tell us about them in the comments! To see our complete list of best app lists, click here.

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