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Xiaomi’s First Android One Smartphone MiA1 gets Oreo Update:Here it is How to Download & Install and Whats’ new



 Xiaomi’s first Android one Smartphone MiA1 is getting Stable Oreo update for all of it users.MiA1 recently launched in India at the price of Rs. 15,000/-. Xiaomi also launched MiA1 red edition which looks awesome and had a price cut of Rs. 1000/- on its all colour variants. 

How To Download and Install:

It’s an Over-the-Air(OTA) Update.This update also include December Security Patch and update size is of 1.1GB.

You just need to download it from Settings App>System> System Update and hit install.

The Oreo Update is Stable one so that every MiA1 Users get Oreo update.

What’s New:



One, Xiaomi has made improvements to App Drawer. Now users can swipe up to open up the app drawer from anywhere on the screen. The feature works on the Mi A1 unit we have with us. A user can just swipe in the middle of the home screen and the app drawer will appear. The Android Oreo update brings a Light UI for notification shade and quick toggles.

Xiaomi is also introducing notification dots on apps with Android Oreo update. So if an app has a update, users will be able to just long press on it and a small menu will pop up which will show the latest notification, shortcuts, along with app Info on top. Users can just go to settings and enable it from Apps & Notifications>Notifications> Allow notifications dots and then enable for the app in question.

The Android Oreo update also brings in Picture-in-Picture mode for Mi Ai. Currently only the VLC and YouTube have this feature live, though YouTube Red subscription is needed for the same. Picture-in-picture will display the content over a floating window while letting a user perform other tasks.

The Autofill framework also comes to Mi A1 with the Android Oreo update. This will allow apps to create and maintain their own list of auto-fill data, populate it when required. Users can change setting from the ‘Autofill service’ in Languages & input in settings. However, only Google’s service is using this feature for now on the Mi A1 smartphone.

The update also brings Notification Channels, which will allow apps to create different categories for notifications. Once again apps will need to enable this, and if this is turned on, a user can just long tap on the actual notification, which will open up the special menu. According to Xiaomi, this special menu will let the user control, the priority and visibility of each type of notification posted by that app. Android Oreo will also let users snooze some notifications by swiping right.

The ‘Night Light’ mode is also available on Mi A1 with Android Oreo, which users can activate from settings. Smart text selection, which can offer to dial a phone number to find directions using Google Maps is also activated on Mi A1.


Coming to the battery, Android Oreo on Mi A1 adds a whole new battery menu with frequently used battery-related options like battery saver and adaptive brightness now appearing right on top. The battery usage graph now has a menu at the bottom, and this will highlight which app used how much percentage of the battery charge. Finally, Xiaomi’s update brings a new “Rescue Party” feature, which will automatically be applied when the phone repeatedly reboots, or when an app keeps crashing.


Source:Xiaomi Blog

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10 highlights that may shortly vanish from your smartphones



To offer outline advancements and raise themselves, cell phone brands have made exceptional strides like evacuating the conventional 3.5mm earphone jack, supplanting the common finger scanner with the face unlock ID and then some more. Likewise, there are a few different highlights that may before long vanish from the smartphones. Here, have a look at such highlights.


Deccan Chronicle

Face ID sounds like a fair option. It’s probably two times quicker and 20 times more secure than Touch ID.

The fingerprint scanner may before long vanish from your smartphones. Apple’s XS, XS Max, and XR are the new iPhones which have excluded a fingerprint scanner independently and has rather depended just on Face unlock ID for protection even more. Android smartphones like Oppo and Vivo have incorporated an in-display unique fingerprint scanner and up and coming best end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 6T are relied upon to stick to this same pattern.



Smartphones with no earphone jacks are gradually turning into the standard.

The regular 3.5mm headphone now seems to be out of fashion with the most top-notch smartphones ditching the headphone jack. The forthcoming OnePlus 6T likewise will appear sans earphone jack.


Phone Arena

eSIM will soon supplant the physical, plastic SIM card on all prevailing cell phones with a virtual installed equivalent which can’t be evacuated.

With Apple as of now giving DUAL-SIM feature through eSIM in its most recent 2018 iPhone series, it is likely that the Android smartphones too bounce on the fleeting trend and discard physical SIM totally. Likewise, however, for the present just Reliance Jio and Airtel offer eSIM in India, it is likely that the other telecom organizations will also begin offering the eSIM in the upcoming months.



Mobile brands have chosen to pick against an SD card slot, this implies that the internal storage is at a premium.

External microSD cards influence the performance of the smartphones. Along these lines, as the smartphone brands give inward capacity as huge as 512GB, there is a probability that the micro SD card may be avoided totally in future.


How-To Geek

Soon, all the smartphones will be made compatible with wireless charging.  

The wireless charging gradually picking up unmistakable quality and automobiles offering wireless charging pads within the lodge, there may before long be a period while charging links and connectors are totally overlooked. In the future, there would come a time when individuals will not be required to carry portable chargers even in worse and depend on open wireless charging pads.



Building a speaker into the smartphone display will be the new smartphone generation

The innovation is as of now accessible in which the smartphone’s screen can be finally utilized as a speaker itself. The exemplary model is the Vivo Nex in which the display will emit the sound. So, in the future, you may live in the generation where there could be smartphones available without speakers provided separately.


Physical buttons to adjust the volumes may be replaced by power/wake buttons.

Smartphone brands might before long present another multi-useful power/wake button in cell phones which probably will turn over as a button to adjust the volume as well.


Amidst foldable smartphones, traditional rectangular shaped smartphone factor might disappear in some years.

Finally, We may enter the period of foldable mobile phones. As a result, notable mobile brands like LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi have announced to chip away at such adjustable gadgets. So, the foldable smartphones mean farewell to the customary bar-shaped rectangular mobile phones.


In-display speaker might replace the conventional earpiece in smartphones too.

The upcoming noteworthy in-display speaker is going to take up the separate speaker. Consequently, there is a probability that you never again need to hold your smartphone upright and put the earpiece on your ears while chatting on the telephone. Brands might take a look at propelling cell phones without the earpiece through and with in-display speaker, so you can put any portion of the screen display to accept calls and tune in to the next caller.


NDTV Gadgets

Above all, the triple rear camera setup will soon be seen on the devices.

Cell phone brand seems like fixating on putting a variable focal point in the rear camera module. With this, we can anticipate that brands will almost discard single-focal point cameras inside and out and embrace something rather like a double or triple focal point frame. Samsung as of late propelled its first triple focal point back camera smartphone in India.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Is the Hype for Real?



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Samsung Note 9 is launched and we are having mixed emotions. Samsung promised to stick to a few changes but also made a few faux passes. Watching the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch was tough. After all these years of smartphone tech and innovation, the new Note launch felt like it was running on fumes a little bit.

We knew just about everything we needed to know about the upcoming handset, and virtually every leaked spec proved accurate. Sure, the company amazingly managed to through in a surprise or two, but the event was all about the Note.

Samsung says just at the very beginning of their website, “Galaxy Note has always put powerful technology in the hands of those who demand more. Now, the all-new Galaxy Note9 surpasses even these high expectations, focusing on what matters most in today’s always-on, mobile world.”


The Note line, which set the trend for large-screen phones and includes a stylus, has traditionally been one of Samsung’s most distinctive and has acted as a testing ground for new features. The stylus does have better features now that allows you to control your device seamlessly but still. And despite a disastrous spate of battery fires that prompted the recall of the Note 7, the Note line has proved to be the Samsung product with the most loyal following. It would be a fair assessment but misses the bigger picture. What I’m surprised to see is the 4000mAh battery which is a rare scene in North American phones. So this might pump up a bit of the sale.

Samsung made a big deal about how it ‘invented’ the big phone with the first Note, but it seems hell-bent on seeing how much bigger it can get away with. I personally do not find the not series built for the everyday man. Being too pricey and having features that not every man uses on a daily basis. Dave 2D says, “It is more of an iterative bump than a massive innovative tech update” and I do agree to that. Samsung is known to make quite great innovations when it comes to Phones and Tablets. This was indeed disappointing.


Note 9 of Verge

The Note 9 from Verge

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The Phone

Firstly, the 4,000mAh battery is a huge upgrade on what was there before (and validated by an independent body as very unlikely to catch on fire this time). The Note 8 has uninspiring battery life, but if the new Note 9 can last a little longer and make it comfortably through a day (and well into the next day) that’s a real win for buyers and is a genuine upgrade for Samsung. That is a good thing, indeed.

The Note 9, which has a 6.4-inch screen, comes in two colors: blue and lavender. The blue phone has a yellow pen, which slots into the bottom of the phone. The release date for Hong Kong is to be announced.

Samsung Note 9

Source: Samsung

The S-Pen, the Note stylus, has got the most technological upgrades since the last model. It now has a Bluetooth connector, meaning it can function as a remote control for giving presentations or listening to music. Samsung said the pen’s battery will last for 200 clicks or a half-hour. It will charge in less than a minute. New chips in the smartphone give it a faster data connection, and Samsung is using that connection and improved processors to frame the Note 9 as an ideal mobile gaming device.

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Samsung Note 9 chip

Source: Samsung

I’m sure those sorts of crazy media-hoarding power users do, in fact, exist in the world, but they’re undoubtedly a rarity. Besides, as Samsung helpfully pointed out, 512GB SD cards already exist in the world. Sure, that’s another $350 tacked onto the bottom line, but it’s there if you need it. For most users, it’s hard to see Samsung’s claim of having “the world’s first 1TB-ready smartphone” (512GB+512GB) exists for little more reason than racking up yet another flashy claim for the 1960s Batman utility belt of smartphones.

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The Specs

Sure, Samsung no doubt gets a deal on Samsung-built hard drives, but the component has to be a key part in what’s driving costs up. For a company as driven by choice as Samsung, I’m honestly surprised we’re not getting more options up front here in the States.

To put it all in perspective, check out the chart below, which compares the Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9 Plus and S9. Thanks to CNET for this build up here. This will allow having a greater perspective of how and what Samsung did yesterday at the Unpacked event.

An only comparison you need to see
Source: Samsung

So I’d say it looks like a solid refinement and evolution upon last year’s Note 8. I think people who like Note phones will be very happy with it. But they’re sure going to pay a lot of money to own it. And after Samsung faltered with the Galaxy S9, there’s more riding on this monstrous productivity machine than usual.

Over and Out.

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Android 9 Pie: Available for Google Pixel phones starting from today



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The next generation of Android is here. And the P is for Pie. Android Pie (We still can’t figure out what Pie, but we’re on it.), the new version of Google’s mobile operating system. Previously known as Android 9  or Android P will be available to all. Google initially announced a preview version of the software in March, then demo-ed some features at its annual I/O developer conference in May. Google Pixel phones had the beta preview which showed the new UI changeovers. The material design 2.0 is at par and utterly satisfying to use too.

Android 9 harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to give you more from your phone. Now it’s smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. Google has announced that the final, shipping version of the newest Android update is available for all Pixel phones today. And, as usual, it has announced a name to go along with the over-the-air update: “Android 9 Pie.”


Google announced a basket of new features for their upcoming version of Android, Android P. They believe Technology should help us with our lives and not distract us from it. With Android P, new digital well being features like dashboard and app timer help you find the much-required balance of the technical and the real life. Google asked its users what they really want from them. They wanted technology to act what it always was meant for. Technology is anything that helps us ease our work. Nowadays technology is not allowing us to spend enough time with our family. This was a problem to solve. Google researchers tried to crack what people actually wanted in their phones. Properly balancing notifications and letting people stay off-screen a little bit is the goal.

Get the Android P Beta here. Android P beta is now available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices only. It will be available to OnePlus, Xiaomi, LG, Lenovo and many others under Project Treble. Everything reaching to users within a week or two. Manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus, HTC, LG, Asus and even some other few companies will run the same version of Android and get real-time and singular updates. It’ll in-return help developers focus on a greater domain and get more out of it.

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Google Pixel 2 XL in the new Android Pie

Google typically names its new flavors of Android alphabetically and after something sugary, a desert let say. For example, the previous Android version was called Oreo. Before that was Nougat, preceded by Marshmallow and Lollipop. Officially, Google is calling it Android 9 Pie, or just Android 9. Android is the dominant mobile operating system on the planet, powering almost 9 out of every 10 smartphones shipped globally. So updates in the software could eventually signal changes for how most of the world uses its phones. But through Project Treble, every new smartphone will get the update faster than before and at the same time. The Pixel phones will get the update on the same day as of the unveiling though.

Android Pie mostly focuses on behind-the-scenes improvements designed to make Android phones work faster while saving precious battery life. Now let’s have a look at some of the new features that were announced at Google I/O earlier this year.

Android Pie Shush

source: Google I/O 18

Quiet your phone with a simple gesture.

Easily turn on Do Not Disturb by flipping your phone face down. Codenamed Shush, it’ll automatically convert the ringer type to DND and help you make the best of your time. People like you and me must have faced this once or twice at least. We always want to stay focused towards family when it comes to having food together, be it lunch or dinner.
But those unwanted notifications drive us away from the nirvana of that Joy. Google JOMO – Joy Of Missing Out is here and they have cracked the perfect formula that will allow us to have our time sorted out for our betterment.
Android P’s Shush feature will have the basic meaning of less distraction, helping them from the tempting notifications. Not only texts but also the visual notifications on their screen. We can just turn the phone upside down. It’s easier than anything now to make time for your loved ones.
Take a look at the Demo that Google gave at their annual Developer Conference at Google I/O. He talks about how people struggle to stay away from their phone screens when with family and friends. This made Google become disruptive enough.

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Android P Wind Down

Disconnect at night.

Wind Down gets your phone ready for bed by letting you schedule changes to the display. Activating Night Light reduces blue light and Grayscale gets rid of all color, reminding you to switch off for the night. This actually makes you wanna use your phone less and the end stop it and go to sleep, hence giving you more time and the balance that you needed.
People have questioned Google a lot that they end up using their smartphones in the night usually and forget the timing and go past their sleep time. Google had to come up with an awesome way to resolve this issue.
Android P will help with our Digital Wellbeing, starting with a good night's sleep
Technology is anything that makes the Human efforts easier in any sort. In this problem statement, we don’t remember and 1 or 2 hours have already slipped by. Technology should also help with this and not prevent it from happening. We use a variety of Apps that are solely designed to keep us in there for a long long time, these apps are custom made like Casinos in Las Vegas. So Google came up with Wind Down.
You can enable this right now on any phone. Go to Developer Settings->Simulate Color Space->Mono-chromacy and you’re done.

Android P getting Wind Down feature announced at Google I/O

As for the name, well, “Pie” is not really a shock, it would have been better for Indians if it was “Peda”. It was the obvious choice, and Google went with it. The extra emphasis on the version number is interesting, though: Google refers to it as “Android 9 Pie,” and the URL for the OS is simply Is it just another ploy by Google or is there something more to it?

If you have a Pixel phone, over-the-air updates should begin rolling out today. So enjoy and let us know how you feel in the comments down below. Till then, Over and out.

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