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Spanish retailer leaks Lumia 950 and 950 XL prices

Just days after there were reports that the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will carry a price tag comparable to that of the Apple iPhone 6s, a Spanish retailer has leaked the price of the upcoming Windows 10 device, as well as that of its smaller sibling, the Lumia 950. As per the listing, the dual-SIM variants of the Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 will set you back €749 ($838) and €659 ($738), respectively. This compares with the iPhone 6s (16GB variant), which carries a price tag in the range of €740-€750 in some European countries - its Spanish prices are yet to be announced. (more…)

Top 10 trending phones of week 30

Another week another new champion in our top 10 trending list. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the second J7 device to lead the pack in the past three weeks and the fourth different winner in as many editions of the chart. Nokia 6 slipped to second, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 retained the last spot on the rostrum. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 climbed to fourth, edging out the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, while the smaller Redmi 4 also gained a couple of spots and is now sixth. In seven we have a new name on the chart - the Xiaomi Mi 5X debuted this week and immediately made it to the top 10....

Google’s WiFi killing issue appears to be more widespread

Late last week, an issue came to light that causes WiFi networks to be killed. Initially it appeared the problem is with Google Home Max smart speaker, and is affecting only TP-Link routers (specifically the Archer C7). But now, with more users reporting their use cases, it seems the issue is more widespread than what we initially thought. Not only users with different TP-Link routers, but even those using Linksys, Synology, and other routers are also reporting the same problem. And in addition to those using Google Home Max, users with other Home devices (and even Chromecast...

Android P Developer Preview 1 is here with notch support, indoor positioning, better messaging notifications

Today Google has outed the first Developer Preview of Android P. You can install this on a Pixel smartphone if you flash a system image, but you should only do that if you're a developer wanting to test your app against the upcoming release (or aren't using your main phone). That's because Google counts Android P DP1 as an alpha, which means many things may break and you're bound to encounter loads of bugs. At this stage, Android P brings with it OS-level support for the dreaded screen notch that's starting to invade the non-Apple smartphone world. You also get indoor positioning via Wi-Fi...

Latest OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta brings new DND UI

A new OxygenOS Open Beta update has started hitting the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. Arriving as version 27 and 18, respectively, the update brings new UI for the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature. The new firmware brings some battery optimizations and improvements related to Smart Text Selection and General performance. The OnePlus and GMS applications have also been updated. And finally, the update also includes the October security patch. Source 1 2