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Nokia’s HERE Maps Beta listed on Samsung App Store, new APK (v1.0-172) leaked

Nokia had announced HERE Maps Beta for Android last month, though it is set to be exclusive to Samsung devices. Last week, an APK file of HERE Maps (v1.0-124) was leaked and posted online. It was first spotted by El Android Libre and was working fine on other Android smartphones, but it later started showing an expiration message. Now, a new version of HERE Maps (v1.0-172) has been leaked which no longer displays an expiration popup. According to AndroidMX, HERE Maps Beta has already been listed on Samsung App Store and it looks like the screenshot below was taken using a Galaxy Note 4. You can download the new version of HERE Maps Beta (v1.0-172) from here. Do let us know if it is working fine on your device. (more…)

Oppo F9 with Waterdrop display and 4GB RAM debuts in India for Rs. 19,990

Today, at a launch event in India, along with the Oppo F9 Pro, the Chinese company also launched its stripped-down variant, the Oppo F9. In comparison with the F9 Pro, there are few differences in the F9, which include the memory and the digital camera camera. It lacks Oppo‘s proprietary VOOC flash charging and arrives with a bit different gradient colors. The Oppo F9 flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Waterdrop panel with 2340 x 1080 pixels panel resolution and 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio, same to the F9 Pro. Under the hood, this is too is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core 12nm processor — the exact chipset that powers Oppo Realme 1. It comes with 4GB RAM even though the F9 Pro sports 6GB RAM. It packs 64GB internal storage and has a microSD card slot for expanding the capacity up to 256GB. Coming to the camera, there’s a dual-camera camera with a 16-megapixel major digital camera and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front facet, the smartphone ships equipped with a 16-megapixel shooter for taking selfies. In comparison, the F9 Pro has a 25-megapixel front-facing snapper. It In addition has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. The telephone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own custom interface ColorOS 5.2 what arrives with some advanced options this kind of as Smart Bar, in order to suggests a smoother experience to users. Connectivity settings on the gadget have Dual SIM, Lte LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, MicroUSB 2.0, and GPS. The telephone is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery however doesn’t arrive with the VOOC flash charging support. In India, the Oppo F9 telephone is valued at Rs. 19,990, which roughly converts to $287. Just which includes the F9 Pro, the cameraphone will be out there for get in India from 31st August through online stores as effectively as offline retailers across the country.

Broadcom ups its bid for Qualcomm to $82 per share, $121 billion in total

Last November Qualcomm received an unsolicited takeover offer from Broadcom. The latter company offered $70 per Qualcomm share, at the time a 33% premium over the stock market value. A few days later, Qualcomm's board promptly rejected the acquisition, on the grounds that Broadcom's offer "dramatically undervalues" the company. Broadcom hasn't given up on the prospect of owning Qualcomm, though, and today it's raised its hostile takeover bid to $82 per share, adding up to a total of $121 billion (up from $105 billion initially). Broadcom says this offer is its "best and final". The...

Microsoft Surface Book 2 reportedly not launching this spring

Not long ago a report purportedly originating at unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain told us that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop was already in production. It was supposed to become official at a spring event taking place either this month or in April. Yet today a new rumor on the matter comes to basically contradict that, saying that Microsoft will not, in fact, unveil the Surface Book 2 at its spring event - which apparently is still on track to take place, even if press invites haven't been sent until now. So the event is going to happen, but the Surface Book 2...

More information about the Snapdragon 8150 surfaces, Meizu 16S to have it

A Chinese media outlet just delivered some interesting info regarding the Meizu 16's successor, which is believed to be called Meizu 16S. Probably expected by most, it's rumored to sport Qualcomm's upcoming flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8150 based on the newest 7nm manufacturing process. But the report goes into details about the SoC itself too. According to the article, the chipset will incorporate ARM's new 4x Cortex-A76 cores paired with another 4x Cortex-A55, which isn't exactly new information. Moreover, the die size is going to be 12.4 x 12.4mm and the package will be officially...