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HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ go live in India

Launched back in March, the two low-end HTC devices, the Desire 12 and Desire 12+, make it to the Indian market as well. It's obvious that the Taiwanese company is trying to make a dent in the Indian market where Samsung is losing some ground to the Chinese manufacturers, namely Xiaomi, vivo and Oppo, but will this be enough? HTC Desire 12 Anyway, since both Desire phones have had their official global release, the specs are hardly of anyone's surprise. The Desire 12 comes with 5.5-inch low-res (720x1440), tall 18:9 display, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of...



Asus Zenfone 2 Laser gets earlier release in India after record pre-orders

Asus made the many variants of the Zenfone 2 Laser official last month, and starting today a few models are available to purchase in India from Flipkart, the subcontinent's leading online retailer. This has happened because Asus decided to release the Zenfone 2 Laser series early in India, thanks to the very big number of pre-orders it's received. More than 30,000 people pre-ordered the Zenfone 2 Laser, so Asus moved the Laser's release window from September 19 to today. This way even those who didn't pre-order now have the chance to buy one, 11 days earlier than expected. (more…)

Oreo for Asus ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) begins rolling out

Asus has started pushing out a new update to its ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) smartphone. Arriving as version V15.0405.1711.76, it's a major update that brings along Android 8.0 Oreo (which is inline with what was promised). The change-log published by the company includes features like more friendly setting UI design, background limits, autofill, smart text selection, and picture-in-picture. So as you can see, all the Oreo goodies are included in the update. Given the fact that it's an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update to hit your device - Asus says it'll take about one week...



Google shows design prototypes of the Pixel 2 in an interview with the lead designer

Google's blog, The Keyword, interviewed the lead designer behind the Pixel 2 phones and other Google products. Here's a rare look behind the scenes and some insight into why the gadgets were built as they are. Ivy Ross, the lead designer, says that the most important design principle is "human". By that she means that cold, hard screens need to be balanced with something soft and tactile. This lead to the texture of the Pixel phones and the fabric used in the Home Mini and Daydream headset. Of course, the Pixel cases also feature fabric - knit exterior and soft microfiber lining....



Microsoft’s foldable smartphone Andromeda to come in 2019

It's been a few months since we last heard about Microsoft's foldable Andromeda smartphone but according to a book called "Beneath a Surface", the tech company will surprise us with the innovative device in 2019. It gives out some interesting info regarding the hybrid's functionality. The book tells a story about a tablet, which when folded acts as a smartphone. But Microsoft won't be using the regular old Windows Phone OS, which is dead for a while now. Reportedly, it will offer a full-fledged Windows experience with some minor trimming at best. The book also talks about other...