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Sprint enables Calling PLUS on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Sprint has announced that it has enabled the Calling PLUS functionality on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ units on its network. It lets you use WiFi calling and VoLTE in conjunction - the latter was not available on Sprint's Galaxy S8 duo earlier. Scheduled to be released today, the update arrives as version G950USQU1AQGL for the Galaxy S8 and G955USQU1AQGL for the S8+. Following is the complete change-log (common for both devices). The security of your device has been improved. Wi-Fi Calling is now Calling Plus with new & improved features. Enhanced Messaging new features. Device...



Huawei phones can no longer install VLC player from Google Play store

The Android OS is so diverse and stretches to so many devices manufactured by different OEMs that at some point, it becomes almost impossible for developers to keep track of all the bugs that may occur when installed on different handsets. The latest drastic and somehow controversial decision from VideoLAN's developers' team lead to blacklisting Huawei phones and not allowing them to find the app on Google Play. This is due to a growing number of Huawei users complaining about specific features not working on their devices and giving the app low ratings. More specifically, background...



6.1-inch 2018 iPhone won’t launch in red, new report claims

A new report from Makotakara claims that the upcoming 2018 iPhone (the 6.1-inch model in particular) would be available in five colors at launch: White, Black, Flash Yellow, Bright Orange, Electronic Blue, and Taupe/Gold. Of course, the names of these colors were translated from Japanese so the name final names might be different. Makotakara's report contradicts the one from long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reported that the iPhone would be available in grey, white, blue, red, and orange. The only colors that the reports have in common are orange, white, and blue. Supply chain...



Google invests $550M in Chinese retailer JD.com

Google announced on Monday a new key partnership with the Chinese online retailer JD.com. According to the official Google blog, the Mountain View company would invest $550 million. To return the favor, the retailer will allow results to appear in the Shopping section of Google's search engine. Karim Temsamani, President of the Asia-Pacific Operations at Google, said the deal would is expected to "accelerate and deliver consumer experiences that are helpful, personalized and offer high-quality service in a range of countries around the world, including in Southeast Asia". Jianwen Liao,...



Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S to come with Sony IMX363, firmware confirms

This Saturday, an official-looking Xiaomi teaser of the Mi Mix 2S appeared on Weibo suggesting 6" tall screen, Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8 GB RAM and a dual camera on the back. Today firmware files were leaked and confirmed the rumored specs, while also revealing that the camera of the new Xiaomi phablet will have a Sony IMX363 sensor. IMX363 most likely to come with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S The dual camera will be a first for the Mi Mix series and it will have some AI features like scene recognition. There will be also the usual MIUI features, although object tracking, auto HDR and...