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Still no Pie in the Android distribution chart

There's a huge segmentation in the Android OS versions distribution and updates never come soon enough - there's little to dabate here. Every now and then, however, a new distribution chart comes out so we can muse on the trends and numbers. The latest edition puts Oreo at just under 1/5 of the market (19.2% total between v8.0 and 8.1), a 4.6 percentage points increase from the last time we checked. Nougat's piece of the pie is still the largest, but there's a slight drop (29.3% vs. 30.8%) so a bit of the Oreo gains have probably come from updates, not just new releases. Speaking of...



Samsung dual camera minis to be called Galaxy S8 Lite and Galaxy A8 Star

We had assumed that the SM-G8750 and SM-G8850 will be marketed under the same name - Galaxy Dream Lite - but that may not be the case after all. "Dream" was the codename for the Galaxy S8 so the true name of the G8750 will be Galaxy S8 Lite according to the latest rumor. And the G8850 will be the Galaxy A8 Star. That said, both devices should be fairly similar. They will be powered by Snapdragon 660 chipsets. There's some confusion about the rest of the spec sheet. TENAA has updated the original info it had on the Galaxy A8 Star and now claims a 6.28" Super AMOLED with 1,080 x 2,220 px...



Redmi Note 8 Pro World of Warcraft 15th anniversary limited edition

The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be coming in 2 colours – green and white. We expect more color versions may perhaps be noted in the months when its release. But, in addition to these two colors, there will Additionally be 2 limited edition variants of the smartphone released on Thursday. Those limited-edition models will be a result of the partnership between Redmi and World of Warcraft to celebrate the outstanding game’s 15th anniversary. The formal Weibo account for Redmi has broadcasted photos of the extra special retail boxes the smartphone will come in. The Redmi Note 8 Pro World of Warcraft Limited Edition will be in the world in two versions. One has a red and black box while the another has a blue and white box. The contents of this limited gift box edition Redmi Note 8 Pro are now unknown. We presume there might be a custom theme as effectively as World of Warcraft wallpapers pre-loaded with the product. There may even be a custom case. Redmi-Note-8-Pro-World-of-Warcraft-Limited-Edition-a A lot more details really should surface on August 29 when the Redmi Note 8 pro will be reported. World of Warcraft was unveiled in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and was the most well known MMORPG in 2009. Like at 2017, the game had grossed more than $9 billion in income. (Source)



Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite version with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage incoming

Xiaomi expanded its Mi 8 portfolio with the Mi 8 Pro and the Mi 8 Lite back in mid-September. The Lite was initially available with 6 GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage or 4/64 GB combo, but now a fourth 4GB/128GB option was introduced in China. The device will launch on November 16, and will make its way outside its domestic market later on. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite was introduced with 6.22" notched screen and a 24 MP front-facing camera. The chipset is Snapdragon 660 and offers fast-charging for the 3,350 mAh battery. There is also a neat dual camera on the back, fingerprint scanner to keep it...



Xiaomi enters Greece with an offline store

Xiaomi continues its expansion by opening an offline store in Greece. The company is already seeking tech consultants for the new Mi Home in the Greek capital Athens through a job-seeking portal. According to the listing, the official Xiaomi distributor for Greece is looking for one full-time salesman or saleswoman, one part-time seller, and people for service support. The ideal candidates should be Mi fans and should love Xiaomi products and technology in general. Launching an offline store in Greece means Xiaomi is taking its expansion in Europe more seriously. Online stores are...