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WhatsApp to continue supporting older Android versions till 2020

Just yesterday, we told you that WhatsApp's support for BlackBerry platform has been extended till the end of this year. Now, it has come to light that the Facebook-owned company's website has been updated to reflect that the app will continue supporting older Android versions till 2020. If you recall, back in February last year, WhatsApp said they'll stop supporting Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 (and some other, non-Android platforms) by the end of 2016. But a quick look at the same webpage now reveals users will be able to use the service on "Android versions 2.3.7 and older" till...

Snapchat rolls out context-specific filters

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has rolled out a new feature in the app that automatically suggests filters to users based on context. The app can now analyze the image that has been captured and then suggest relevant filters to the user. To give this a try, we opened up some images in Google and tested them on the app. The app was able to correctly recognize the picture of the dog, the burger, the beach and the sky and suggest appropriate filters for them. In case of the sky, Snapchat does this interesting thing, that has been around for some time now, where it adds...

Korean media says the Galaxy Note 5 S Pen won’t have an auto-eject mechanism

All the mock renders of the Galaxy Note 5 and its cases had everyone thinking the phablet would come with a new way of removing the S Pen, that users would be able to just push it in to make it pop out. But the latest report out of the Korean media is refuting that the S Pen on the Note 5 will have an auto-eject mechanism, and will require users to pull it out manually like they have been doing every existing Galaxy Note device. We aren’t really surprised about this – DDaily’s report also confirms that the Note 5 will have the same design elements as the Galaxy S6, and putting an auto eject mechanism behind all that glass and metal would be a difficult task for Samsung. The report reiterates that the battery will be sealed in because of the glass back; it also mentions that “both sides were bent”, but it’s unclear if it is talking about the Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 edge, which it compares the phablet to (the report is translated using Google, so we’re not really sure.) (more…)

LG trademarks the LG Q7 name

The LG Q6 is a mini G6, the LG Q8 is a mini V20. So, what would the LG Q7 be like? We will find out soon as the company has filed a trademark with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The rumor mill is coming up empty on the matter - there's nothing on the Q7. It doesn't make a great amount of sense, but if the Q-series continues to imitate LG flagships, the LG V30 could be its next target. We could at least try to frame the price. The Q6 launched in Korea for the equivalent of $475, the Q8 launched at $545. So, call it about $500 for the Q7. Via

Vivo launches V5s with 20 megapixel front camera

vivo has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market, the V5s. The phone is priced at INR 18,990 ($296) and can be pre-ordered on Flipkart. The vivo V5s has a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display and a MediaTek MT6750 chipset with 4GB of RAM. It only has a 13 megapixel rear camera, but a 20 megapixel front one with flash, suggesting that selfies are its forte. The smartphone comes with 64GB of storage, fingerprint sensor and a 3000mAh battery. It runs on Android 6.0 skinned with the company's own Funtouch OS 3.0 launcher. The phone will be available in Rose Gold and Matte Black online...