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Android N is apparently known internally as New York Cheesecake

Google's upcoming Android version - Android N - is internally being called as New York Cheesecake, or so it seems. This was revealed by the Android Police team which spotted the initials 'nyc' in the AOSP repository. In case you don't already know, previous Android versions like KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow also had internal code-names - Key Lime Pie (klp), Lemon Meringue Pie(lmp), and Macadamia Nut Cookie (mnc), respectively. So, it's least likely that New York Cheesecake or whatever 'nyc' actually stands for will be the final name for the upcoming Android release. (more…)

Images of Xiaomi Mi 8 screen protector offer a clear view of the new design

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is at it again - this time images showing off a glass protector give us a clear look at the design. The protector has to work around the notch at the top of the screen and the 2.5D bevel around the perimeter of the screen. This bevel flows into the rounded metal sides of the phone. Unfortunately, the images do not give us much more. From what we could glean of the text, it describes the tough glass that it's made of and mentions that it has oleophobic coating. Xiaomi Mi 8 design revealed by promo images for a screen protector If you look at the second image,...

Mi Band 4 is coming this year

The Mi Band 3 released last year sporting a fresh design and new features. Now it has been confirmed that a successor which will launch as the Mi Band 4 will arrive this year. Seeing as the Mi Band 3 didn’t come until two years whenever the Mi Band 2, and that itself was unveiled two several years when the native Mi Band, it is a bit surprising that the tradition has modified. The name of Xiaomi‘s upcoming fitness tracker and the possible time of release was unveiled by David Cui, the Chief Financial Officer of Huami at a quarterly earnings call. The manufacturer executive was actually asked if the Mi Band 4 will be launching this month or upcoming. Although he did confirm there will Certain be a Mi Band 4 this year, he said he’s not Certain if it will be launching in March or April. Below is a transcript of his response: …..For Mi Band 4, it’s going to be in this year. It will be in 2019. However I’m not Of course, it’s going to be in March and April. However, it is going to be in this year. So, right now, Mi Band 3 is still hot sale — is still — so very, really well. The margin is not shrinking, the shipments are not shrinking. So we will pick — work with Xiaomi to select the instantly time to release Mi Band 4 in the year…… In follow-up responses, Mr. Cui did say the Mi Band 4 will come with fresh attributes that will suit the customers need. He also uncovered it will be estimated competitively. So far, this is the first time we are hearing of the Mi Band 4. There We are Certainly work has presently begun on the fitness tracker but April seems a bit early for it to launch. The native Mi Band was launched in July of 2014, the Mi Band 2 released in June 2016, although the Mi Band 3 was launched in May 2018. If the Mi Band 4 will launch in Might, details about its technical specs and design need to begin to surface in April. With respect to options, we presume the largest replace in the Mi Band 4 will be the turn to a color OLED display just including that of the Hey+ Smartband. Via

Nokia 2 announced with 5-inch display, 4,100mAh battery

As expected, HMD has officially announced the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone. The device comes with a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 SoC. The handset features an 8MP main camera, and a 5MP front shooter. A large 4,100mAh battery is there to keep the lights on, which the company claims offers a 2-day life. The phone runs Android Nougat out of the box, with Oreo update confirmed to be coming. It comes in three color options: copper, black, and white. Nokia 2 also features Google Assistant, something which the company says makes the device first...

Carrier pricing for LG G6 leaks in Australia

We already know that the LG G6 will be launched in Australia on March 28. We also know that it will a Telstra-exclusive at launch. And now, the pricing information for the device has also been revealed. The information came in the form of a leak that says the phone will carry an outright price tag of AUD 1,008, which translates into around $780. On Telstra's Go Mobile Plus, the handset will start at $27 a month ($55 plan), while on Go Mobile Swap (leasing), the G6 will cost $17 a month (same, $55 plan). The following table will give you a better idea about plans and...