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Gionee launches A1 Signature Edition in India

Gionee has launched a limited edition version of the A1 called the A1 Signature Edition. It literally comes with a signature on the back belonging to the Indian Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli. The phone will be available in limited quantities and exclusively through Amazon India, starting June 27, 12PM. Pre-orders for the device start today and those who pre-order will also get Sennheiser headphones, up to INR 1280 Amazon Pay balance, additional INR 2000 off on exchange, and 45GB Vodafone 4G data for 5 months. The phone itself is identical to the A1 launched earlier this...



HTC U12+ update improves the pressure sensitive buttons, brings auto zoom in the camera app

HTC has just started seeding an update for the U12+ in Taiwan. The new software release comes with the June security patches included, but it also brings auto zoom functionality to the camera app. Thankfully HTC says in the official changelog that it has worked to optimize the behavior of the controversial pressure sensitive buttons on the phone. Additionally, the Edge Sense feature that lets you squeeze the device to perform certain actions should have been improved. According to what some HTC U12+ say, the pressure sensitive buttons now feel more responsive and less laggy, while...



Nexus 6P and 5X don’t support this new Android O feature

Google has confirmed that the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and LG-made Nexus 5X don't offer support for aptX Bluetooth streaming, a new feature that the company's upcoming mobile OS - Android O - offers. The confirmation came in the form a reply from a Google developer to a question put up by a user on the company's Issue Tracker website. Here's what the developer said: "Unfortunately, aptX and aptX HD are not supported on Nexus 6p and Nexus 5X - only on newer devices." For those who aren't aware, aptX is a proprietary streaming protocol currently owned by Qualcomm. In layman's terms, it...



Samsung unveils In-Traffic Reply app, aims to prevent distracted driving

One of the big problems of this smartphone age we're living in is constituted by people's propensity to use their handsets while driving a car or riding a bike. This results in distracted driving (or riding), and that can often lead to accidents, even of the fatal kind. Samsung is now working on something that it believes might help. It's called In-Traffic Reply and it's an Android app that is currently in development, and is set to become available in mid-May through the Google Play Store. It will help reduce the social pressure to respond - the one that people feel whenever they...



Epic Games announces launch of game store for PC and Mac, Android version coming later

Epic Games, developers of titles such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and more recently, Fortnite, has announced that it's launching its own online game store where other developers can sell their games. The store will initially launch on PC and Mac and will eventually also be available on Android and other "open platforms" in 2019. The concept of this store is similar to Valve's Steam and EA's Origin - the Epic Games Store will feature a list of curated titles from different developers. The difference here is the cut that Epic takes. Other platforms have become somewhat...