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Google Lens Visual Search Assistant Feature Starts Rolling Out on Pixel, Pixel 2 Phones

Google has started rolling out visual search feature Google Lens in Assistant for the first batch of Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. “The first users have spotted the visual search feature up and running on their Pixel and Pixel 2 phones,” 9to5Google reported late on Friday. At first built into the Photos app, with the launch of the Pixel XL 2, Google Lens can recognise things like addresses and books, among others. In Photos, the feature can be activated when viewing any image or screenshot. However, in Google Assistant, it is integrated right into the sheet that pops up after holding…

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MIUI 7.2.8 China ROM Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow Starts Rolling Out

Xiaomi has finally released a stable Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI software update for select smartphones. The rollout, which is currently underway only in China, is available for Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 smartphones, the company announced on a blog post. Specifically, this is the China ROM for the handsets, and the global ROM (which also features Google Mobile Services) is expected to be released soon. The MIUI 7.2.8.0 stable China ROM began being seeded to the Xiaomi Mi 3, Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphones in China last week. The update…

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LG X cam, X screen Start Rolling Out Globally

LG as promised last month, on Tuesday announced it has started rolling out its LG X series smartphones globally. To recall LG introduced its X series smartphones, namely the X cam and the X screen, ahead of its MWC 2016 event last month. The South Korean tech giant says the handsets will first be made available in its home turf South Korea followed by other key markets including Europe, Latin America, and Asia. India-specific availability details of the devices are not yet known. “What’s appealing about the X screen and…

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First Android N Update Starts Rolling Out With Fixes for Performance Issues

Google unveiled Android N last week with an early developer preview, and alongside introduced the Android Beta Program offering enthusiasts the chance to stay up-to-date with the latest pre-release builds of Android. Now, Google has started rolling out its first Android N update for Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. The release was confirmed by Ian Lake, an Android Developer Advocate, on Google+. In his post on Thursday, Lake said, “If you’ve been doing N Dev Preview testing on a Nexus 5X, 6P, or 9, make sure to…

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