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EMUI 9.0 beta available for more Huawei and Honor devices

EMUI 9.0 has first appeared on the market last month. Ever since then, more and more Android devices have been made eligible for the beta update. Today, a new batch of smartphones and other mobiles join this group: Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design, Mate 9 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, Nova 3, Nova 2S, Honor Note 10, Honor V9, Honor 9 and, last but not least, MediaPad M5. Number of people eligible for the beta is limited, though, so do not count on being able to get on it if you have not signed up beforehand. ...

How Android smartphones will cost more because of EU

Or Google, depending on how you look at it. Long story short, EU has punished Google with a 4.3 billion fine due to Google making monopolistic attempts at the market. Now, few months after that revelation, Google announced that after 1th of February 2019 it will begin to collect Android license fees from smartphone producers. How high those fees will be will depend on both the size of the phone’s display (why?) as well as the country it is being made in – the fee’s size can fluctuate between 2.5 and 40 dollars. We do not know how exacly will the fees influence ...

HTC Exodus 1 officially announced

HTC’s Exodus 1 smartphone will concentrate on, quote, „decentralized applications and security”. In order to buy it, at least until the end of its Early Access (can be ordered at htcexodus.com), the customer will have to pay in Bitcoins (0.15 BTC, roughly $960). Shipments will begin in December. HTC Exodus 1’s features will include:– secured hard drive area for private data and cryptocurrency keys,– Zion API that allows Exodus 1 to sign transactions,– wallet SDK,– 6′ QHD display,– Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB RAM and 128GB flash ...

Concept art of iPad Pro 2018

It is exacly one week now before Apple officially presents its iPad Pro 2018. Before that happens, though, we will be able to feast our eyes on some concept graphics of the device made by one Viktor Kádár. Mister Kádár has reportedly based his work on leaks and rumours available. According to him, iPad Pro 2018 will have thin bezels, rounded corners and FaceID built into the TrueDepth camera. Graphics also depict USB-C connectivity and Smart Connector interface placed on the device’s back. ...

Honor Magic 2 appeared on TENAA. Specs and camera

Honor Magic 2, the newest of the smartphones that Huawei is currently cooking up, has just received its TENAA certificate. The document, while not including any new pictures, does include an almost complete specification of the device, up to and including its impressive six camera lenses.– triple selfie shooter, 16mpx + 2mpx + 2mpx,– triple main camera, 24mpx + 16mpx + 16mpx, LED flash,– AMOLED display, 6.39 inches, Full HD+,– HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU, 8 cores,– 6 or 8 GB RAM,– 128 or 256 GB flash memory, no microSD slot,– Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth ...

Winamp 5.8, app’s first update in years

Winamp, a popular (a long time ago) music player, is making a comeback with a 5.8 update, the first one in a long time. The update does not revolutionize the application, instead opting to improve its efficiency. The new and improved features of the 5.8 are:– WASAPI plugin for Windows,– more modern OS demanded (at least Windows XP with Service Pack 3),– improved compability with new(er) Windows OS’.Radionomy, Winamp’s owner ever since 2014, promises more changes in the upcoming patches, like support for podcasts and music streaming. These and more features will ...

Nokia 6.1 to have its OS updated to Android Pie with no beta tests

Nokia makes good phones but is not particulary fast when it comes to updating them. At least until now. Nokia 7 is already running on Pie, with 5.1’s update being planned. According to Juho Sarvikas, Nokia’s employee that often visits Twitter, Nokia 6.1 will not only be updated to Android Pie but quickly so, without entering the Beta Labs betatests first. On the one hand it is good, as we can expect the update to arrive any day; on the other hand, lack of beta testing does not bode well for the update’s stability. ...

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets its October security update in Germany

Software versions G950FXXU4CRJ5 and G955FXXU4CRJ5 have been released for the Germany-sold Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. These updates bring with them fixes for a dozen critical Android OS, 11 Samsung and an unspecified number of lesser vulnerabilities. No other content has been reported so far. If your phone does not update automatically, I suggest going to Settings and Software update and tap the Download updates manually option. ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets October security updates

Software number N960FXXS2ARJ4 is now available for Galaxy Note 9. Update weights 67.5MB and brings with it 11 Android OS, 12 Samsung and some lesser fixes. It is now available in many of the Eastern and Centeral Europe countries, and is expected to roll out globally over the course of the next few days. As always, go to Settings > Software Updates if you want to download it manually. ...