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Micromax Is Planning To Release An Android-Based OS

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This Android-based OS is quite probably being developed by Micromax’s Bengaluru team, and 75 people (mostly designers) acquired from Nokia‘s R&D department. Micromax’s co-founder has also mentioned that the developers will have the option to port their apps to the new OS, and that they’ll release far more details about the operating system in the coming months, though he did not provide any specific dates regarding unfortunately. He did, however, say that the first smartphones sporting this new OS will be available by the end of the financial year.

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LG's latest 10-inch Android tablet comes with a sharper screen

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Still (still?) looking for the Android tablet that fits your lifestyle? Maybe LG will capture your imagination, / wallet with a G Pad sequel that cranks up the processor speed (now a quad-core Snapdragon 800) while pairing it with a battery that's actually smaller (7,400mAh) than its name-based predecessor. It's now got a sharper 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display and while there's an LTE option, there's only a single color choice: Brilliant bronze. We'll ignore those with third-place connotations from the outset, but it otherwise sounds like pretty inoffensive Android tablet.

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Android Smart lock: Should you be using it?

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Here's my suggestion... at least on a user level. If you want to use Smart lock to be able to gain quick and easy access to certain aspects of your device (such as the phone), but keep a modicum of security on other aspects (such as email, messages, etc), employ an app locker app (such as AppLock) to lock down the applications that require security.

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Rumor: Android Pay To Arrive August 26th

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When Google introduced Android Pay back at Google IO 2015 this year at the end of May, it displayed that Google would be taking the mobile payments solutions seriously, but at the time they didn’t give a hard date for a launch of the service. Alongside that, since there has been no confirmed launch date for Android Pay by Google, it means there is no confirmed date for when users can expect to see the app available to download to their devices. A new rumor circulating the internet over this weekend claims that Android Pay will be launching on August 26th, that’s this Wednesday.

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Huawei Honor 7i Specs, Release Date: Android Smartphone With Rotating Camera, Side Fingerprint Sensor Launched In China

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In the announcement, Huawei also boasted that the Honor 7i had a fingerprint sensor. However, unlike smartphones from other brands, the Honor handset's sensor is neither located in front or at the back, but on its side.

In the report, the sensor can be easily reached by the thumb and can be used to take camera shots on the go. Like other fingerprint scanners, this sensor also enables the user to unlock the phone from sleep. Hopefully, there are more features and functions for this fingerprint sensor.

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Nokia Android Phone News, Rumors: Finnish Brand Will Rise from Ashes Once It Embraces Android Platform

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Nokia may technically be non-existent in the mobile market right now as far as new devices are concerned. However, the Finnish manufacturer may already be looking for potential partner companies to help it make a comeback next year.

Based on the buyout deal between Microsoft and Nokia last year, Nokia may not be able to manufacture any mobile devices during that time as part of a non-compete agreement.

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Blackphone 2 due for September release

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Like the last device, Blackphone 2 will come with Silent OS, an Android-based ROM which has features like Spaces to help separate work life and personal life securely where no data is shared between the two. The ROM also features Security Center which allows configuration of spaces, management of apps in each space and fine tuning of permissions that apps have.

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