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Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will launch with Android 9.0 Pie, says the EEC

When Huawei unveiled its Android P update schedule, it was a bit vague on the Mate series. We wondered if the plans included the Mate 9 generation, but at the back of our minds we also wondered if the upcoming Mate 20 phones will launch on Oreo or Pie. Now we have our answer. The Eurasian Economic Comission (EEC) has certified the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 with Android 9.0 Pie (those also go by LYA-L29 and HMA-L29 respectively). EEC certification that shows Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will launch with Android 9.0 Pie The Hawei Mate 20 Lite (which is yet to be...



Samsung Gear S2 gets firmware upgrade with improved UI and fitness functions

The Samsung Gear S2 is enjoying stellar software support - the three year old smartwatch just got an update with several major new features. The UI was updated to improve multitasking. The App Shortcuts widget mingles recent and favorite apps so they are always within reach. The Quick Panel is available anywhere, quick toggles for brightness, volume and other settings are just a swipe away. The Gear S2 is growing into its role as a fitness tool. Samsung Health was updated with multi-workout mode and inactivity alerts. That's what the watch can do on its own, when connected to a...



iOS 11 adoption reaches 59%

Apple has revealed its latest iOS adoption numbers. The data shows that 59% of the iDevices are already on iOS 11, which is an improvement from the 52%, measured back in the beginning of November. One-third of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices are still on iOS 10, while 8% are running an earlier versions of the Apple mobile OS. The smallest piece of the pie chart includes devices like the iPhone 5C, 3rd generation iPads and 4th gen iPod touch which are no longer getting software updates. Source



New Huawei Mate 20 teasers focus on the Kirin 980 chipset

"A higher Intelligence is coming." No, this isn't a sci-fi movie, it's the tagline of the latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro teaser. It extols the performance of the Kirin 980 chipset (like this teaser) and LTE speed (world's first to support Cat. 21). The second new teaser is... bizarre. Even more bizarre than the piano and typewriter one. We'd say it's something about Qmoji, but the text at the end reads "master the past and control the future". As the October 16 event draws near, we guess we will see more teasers that focus on the camera. The Kirin 980 is cool and all, but Huawei P20...



Huawei P11 might also have a notch

Huawei is preparing to launch its next flagship the P11 in February and first leaked firmware files suggest a surprise is on the way. According to XDA Developers, the Chinese manufacturer is going to introduce the phone with a notch on the front screen, similar to what we've seen in the iPhone X, Essential PH-1, and Sharp Aquos S2. The overlay image comes from a reference in a configuration file that defines the "RoundCornerDisplay". Multiple files are associated with this definition, all of them appearing to assist in avoiding drawing over parts of the screen to accommodate the unique...