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Nokia 3 to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Directly, Skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global’s Sarvikas confirmed direct Oreo update for Nokia 3 Nokia 3 won’t receive Android 7.1.2 Nougat update The smartphone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat in February Weeks after bringing an Android Oreo update to Nokia 8, HMD Global is now all set to release the same latest update for Nokia 3. The new move also points to the fact that the Finnish company has no plans to bring an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 smartphone. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas on Saturday confirmed the ongoing developments. Sarvikas, the…

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OnePlus 5T to Get Its Stable Android 8.0 Oreo Update in Early 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 Oreo beta program starts this month OnePlus 5T starts next month Android 8.0 Oreo final build expected in “early 2018” OnePlus 5T was launched on Thursday at an event in New York and as expected brings upgrade to the original OnePlus 5 model launched a few months ago. One of the biggest disappointments, however, was that the new OnePlus 5T will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Chinese company during the launch event revealed Oreo update plans for the new OnePlus 5T as well as the OnePlus 5 launched a few…

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SwiftKey for Android Gets GIF Support, Transliteration for 8 Indian Languages, and More

After announcing transliteration support for seven new Indian languages in beta mode last week, SwiftKey has now brought transliteration support for these languages in the stable version, apart from Tamil and Tamlish. With the latest update, SwiftKey now supports transliteration for Bangla, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, and Telugu. Additionally, it has also added GIF support, along with bug fixes and improvements. Thanks to transliteration, these supported language speakers will now be able to use SwiftKey to type in their native language by spelling words out phonetically in English. SwiftKey will throw…

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017) With Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G VoLTE Launched

After multiple leaks, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in its Galaxy ‘J’ series. The big highlight is its metal design, fingerprint sensor, VoLTE support, and the fact that the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphones have launched quietly in Europe and are priced at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,600) and EUR 339 (roughly Rs. 24,600) respectively. Alongside, Samsung has also confirmed that the Galaxy J3 (2017) will be made available in Europe as well. The smartphone the same name was launched in…

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Google Photos Photo Books Now Available for Android and iOS in the US

At its I/O conference earlier this month, Google announced that it wanted to bring the fun of physical photo books back. While the Web version of Google Photos already allowed users to create photo books from the best pictures from their collection, the Android and iOS apps have now joined the party. Users in the US can start making their photo books with the latest app updates already available on Google Play store and App Store respectively. With the Photo Books feature, the search giant makes use of machine learning…

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WhatsApp Beta for Android Gets New Font Shortcuts, Revoke Feature Spotted on Web Version

The WhatsApp feature to revoke or edit sent messages has been spotted several times, but the official launch seems to be getting closer. The feature, which was earlier seen on iPhone beta version, is now heading for WhatsApp Web, according to a new report. The feature would allow users to recall or ‘unsend’ messages they have sent to their contacts, or even edit them. @WABetaInfo, which tracks beta releases of the app, has claimed that a new update for WhatsApp Web is coming soon, and will add the revoke feature…

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