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Samsung has apparently halted the rollout of the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

After a long beta testing period, Samsung finally sent out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ last week. Since then the new version has only managed to reach a handful of markets, such as Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland. Today a report claims that the company has unexpectedly stopped the rollout. Samsung has pulled the firmware files for the two smartphones from its servers, so you can no longer grab them in any way. This obviously won't affect you if you've already updated your device, but if you weren't that lucky it's...



Google outs July security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices

At the beginning of each month Google releases a new set of security patches for Android, and July is no exception. These are sent out by the company to the devices it manages software updates for - Nexuses and Pixels, namely. And then at some later point you should expect various Android device makers to update their products with these security fixes (yet it's interesting to see that Nokia pushed out these patches before Google this month). As usual, most non-Pixel or Nexus phones and tablets will get a patchset that will make them be on the July 1 level afterwards. The Pixels and...



Sony launches the initially quick USB-PD charger with intelligent power controller

Sony has newly launched the initially PD (powerful delivery) fast-charge charger for all USB-PD compatible products. The charger has an intelligent power controller to maintain safe and reliable functionality after used repeatedly. The charger with model number CP-ADRM2, features dual output port; the initially USB-C port has the ability of producing 5V/3.0A, 9V/3.0A, 12V/3.0A, and 15V/2.6A leading up to 39W to compatible products by safely enlarging the voltage to the USB-C port. It produces 5 times the output in comparison to the normal charger. Meanwhile, the second USB-A port can Supply 7.5W 5V/1.5A. Combined they give an output of 46.5W power synchronously. Sony launches the initially quick usb-pd charger with intelligent power controller The charger uses a typical C7 (coupler-7) or figure 8 connector to plug into an extension outlet which differs with different markets. The AC adapter features a heat resistant design and 100V-200V compatibility to charge your device where you are in the world. The special treatment used on the matte surface helps to prevent scratches. Enabling it to be carried in the bag with no the worries of wear and tear initiated by over-all use. With the aid of the USB-PD tech, larger gadgets this kind of as the notebook computers can be charged at the similar speed with the specified AC adapter. It could Furthermore be useful in charging a wide range of telephones, iPad, cameras, tablets and additional using the conventional USB-A port with the micro or mini USB cables. The availability of this charger in the market is yet unknown, but it is currently available in Asia.



T-Mobile adds a data cap to it’s “Mobile Without Borders” program

A couple of years ago, T-Mobile announced "Mobile Without Borders" feature, which allows T-Mobile customers to roam to Canada or Mexico with full 4G LTE speeds and without roaming fees. The new feature was part of Magenta's ‘Un-Carrier Amped' campaign which beat one-upped AT&T's announcement at the time to make roaming in Mexico free. Anyway, the feature has had enough time to mature and for T-Mobile to figure out the cost-effectiveness of the feature and what the actual usage has been. According to T-Mobile, less than 1% of those who travel to Mexico and Canada use less than 5GB of...



Canalys: Online smartphone sales in India reach 35% in Q2 2018

Canalys published its detailed analysis of the smartphone market in India. According to the company, 35% of all sales were done online, growing over 65% year-on-year. The total amount of devices is more than 12 million units, which although not much as an absolute number, shows massive improvement in the online habits of Indian consumers. The leading platforms used in Q2 were Flipkart, Amazon, and others which took 91% of the share, while the other 9% are in-house vendor retailers. Brand-wise, Xiaomi phones were 54% of the total, followed by Samsung and Huawei, respectively 13% and...