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Huawei agrees to pay Nokia for patents in multi-year license

One of the biggest patent holders in the mobile space is still Nokia, and this was confirmed once more today. Following similar deals it made in the past with the likes of Apple, Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi, the Finnish company has announced that it has agreed to license its patents to Huawei. It's a multi-year deal with the Chinese smartphone maker, but no financial details have been provided yet. Nokia did tell its investors that it expects to start booking revenue off of this agreement, including a one-off catch-up payment, by the end of this year. An analyst speculates that Huawei's...



Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition is the first phone with Super VOOC

Posters of supercars hang on many a kid's walls because they just look so cool. Adults would hang such posters too if they weren't embarrassed. Instead, they can grab a phone like the Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition - a souped-up version of the regular Find X which has nothing to be embarrassed about. Fittingly, this is the first-ever phone with Super VOOC, tech that was announced a couple of years ago. The 3,400 mAh battery goes 0-100 in just 35 minutes. Your typical fast charger would usually get you halfway there in that amount of time. Even the base VOOC charging used...



Android distribution: Oreo climbs steadily , 9.0 Pie still nowhere to be seen

Even though Google skipped a few months of reporting the state of Android distribution, it's now back on track with the latest statistics for the end of August. The usual trend continues - most of the older Android versions are going down in numbers in contrast to the newer versions. Compared to last month, 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo have risen by more than two percentage points from 12.1% up to 14.6%, which is probably directly related to the newly sold Oreo-powered devices. Interestingly, Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 numbers are exactly the same, although there's a small decline of 7.0 devices and an...



Testing the Helio X30 chipset on the Meizu Pro 7 Plus

Meizu Pro 7 Plus is the first smartphone to utilize the latest Helio X30 chip by MediaTek. It has a powerful deca-core processor and PowerVR graphics. Meizu has added 6 gigabytes of RAM, more than enough for smooth multi-tasking. The 10-core processor has two powerful Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, four energy-efficient yet powerful enough A53 cores running at 2.2GHz, and four super lightweight A35 ones ticking at 1.9GHz. The GPU in charge of graphics is PowerVR 7XTP series - Apple has picked a similar one for the iPhone 6s in its A9 chip. Traditionally, we start our...



New vivo X20 Plus gets certified, might feature under-screen fingerprint scanner

A vivo X20 Plus variant has recently received 3C certification in China. The listing reveals 'vivo X20 Plus UD' moniker. The 'UD' part in the moniker has triggered speculations that this might be the first phone to feature an under-screen fingerprint scanner. Of course, nothing is confirmed at the moment, meaning 'UD' could turn out to be referring to something completely different. But we already know vivo will be the first to launch a phone with under-display sensor and a new version of its flagship seems like a logical choice. The phone is coming at CES, which is less than a week...