What this means is that Sony is now allowing people especially developers to test, develop and also flash their own version of Android Nougat on the Xperia XZ Premium. The company says that the Open Devices program is meant for developers and not for consumers. However, the company also puts out a warning saying that the software provided can be unstable due to its early stage.
So going with developers might be a wise choice. Further, Sony says that it is offering guides on how to use the company’s AOSP device configurations to build a unique version of Android Nougat and flash it on unlocked Xperia device. However, developers will need to remember to download the necessary software binaries before they begin the development process. “As you may know, the Open Devices program is our way to provide access and tools to build and test your custom software on a range of Sony devices.
You can access all the resources you need through our Open Devices page on Developer World. We value our open source community and welcome you to participate in our projects via GitHub. Feel free to provide feedback on further resources you may need and where we can improve,” says the company.
This is really good for developers who are building an AOSP for the first time. New developers in the scene can always get started by following the guide provided by Sony.
HTC’s latest flagship U11 has a MSRP of $649, but now the Taiwanese company is offering it for $599. It is unlocked and compatible with three of the four major US carriers.
The unlocked U11 can be purchased in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black or Solar Red. When added to the cart, just add the code AMAZINGU11, and then the price will automatically change. Standard delivery is free, and the price is final and tax-free.
The deal works for the unlocked version, which works on AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile. Sadly, Sprint customers will not have the ability to benefit, since their version is still out of stock.
The promo code will be available until July 1.
Nokia 6, the current top-end Android smartphone from the house of HMD Global, will be made available in its first sale via Amazon India on August 23. Registrations for the first Nokia 6 sale are now open on the e-commerce site. To recall, at the Nokia 6 India launch in mid-June, HMD Global had announced launch offers for the smartphone, and Amazon India is listing the same offers on its registrations page. Unlike the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 is the only smartphone from HMD Global that will officially be available exclusively online in India.
Nokia 6 price in India, launch offers
Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999, making it the most expensive Nokia Android phone in the market. Amazon India launch offers include Rs. 1,000 cashback for Amazon Prime users when they purchase the device using Amazon Pay balance. Vodafone users will get 10GB data per month at Rs. 249 per month for 5 months on their Nokia 6. All buyers will also get 80 percent off on Kindle eBooks (up to Rs. 300), and Rs. 2,500 off on Makemytrip.com (Rs. 1,800 on hotels & Rs.700 off on domestic flights).
Nokia 6 specifications
Nokia 6 specifications include a 5.5-inch full-HD 2.5D screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The handset packs 32GB inbuilt storage, and supports microSD cards up to 128GB capacity, and houses a 3000mAh battery.
On the camera front, the Nokia 6 sports a 16-megapixel rear sensor, while the front camera’s resolution is 8-megapixel and both come with an f/2.0 aperture. The handset has USB 2.0 port for connectivity, fingerprint sensor in the front, dual stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos audio enhancement.
Reliance Jio Lyf smartphone offers: Amid rumours that Reliance Jio is set to launch a feature phone that will cost you just Rs 500 to Rs 1500, the company has now decided to reduce the prices of already existing Reliance Jio Lyf smartphones. The new feature phone will be launched under Jio’s Lyf brand only and will have support video-calling, an app store, microSD card, the ability to load Jio apps and more. Coming back to the offers, Jio is now giving a discount of up to 60 pct on its smart phones. The new offers were announced on the official website jio.com and you can purchase the handsets from there. Here is what a Reliance Jio smartphone will cost now: (Image Source: Jio website)
Lyf F1 Black – This phone was originally priced at Rs 16,499 but after a discount of 42%, it is now available for Rs 7000. The smart phone is now available at Rs 9,499. (Image Source: Jio website)
Lyf F1S black – The original price of this smartphone is Rs 20,249. However, the handset is now available at a discounted price of Rs 9,499 which means there is a discount of 53% on it. This will help you save Rs 10,750. (Image Source: Jio website)
Samsung A9 Pro Gold: The premium Reliance Jio Lyf phone which usually costs Rs 39,990 is now available at a discounted price of Rs 26,990. The customers will get a discount of 32% on this phone and will end up saving Rs 13,000. (Image Source: Jio website)
Lyf water 1 white – The best deal on the website is probably on Lyf water 1 white phone. This device is now available at a discounted price of Rs 6,898. The original price of the phone is Rs 17,399 which means you get a discount of 60% and end up saving Rs 10,501. (Image Source: Jio website)
Lyf water 11 gold – Coming to the budget category, the discount may not be very huge but you will end up saving a decent amount. Priced at Rs 11,699 this phone is now available at Rs 7,249 which means you will be able to save Rs 4,460. (Image Source: Jio website)
As scheduled, the LG X venture is now available for purchase in US. It’s listed on AT&T’s website for $11/month on a 30-month agreement. Alternatively, you can also grab a unit for $330 outright.
To refresh, here are the device’s key specifications: Snapdragon 435 SoC, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2GB/32GB memory configuration, 16MP/5MP camera combo, and Android Nougat.
The X venture packs in a large 4,100mAh battery, and features IP68 water and dust protection. It is also 14 MIL-STD 810G certified for extreme temperatures.
Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.
The $2.9-billion purchase adds to a flurry of acquisitions and initiatives aimed at transforming Beijing-based Lenovo, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, into a major player in wireless computing.
Google bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 for $12.4-billion but appeared to decide quickly the purchase was a mistake. It sold its set-top operations to Arris Group Inc. for $2.35-billion and its smartphone assets, along with some 2,000 patents, to Lenovo.
Lenovo chairman Yang Yuanqing said when the purchase was announced in January that it would help transform Lenovo into a global competitor in smartphones.
Motorola’s smartphone models include the Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID series.
The unit’s headquarters are to remain in Chicago. Lenovo is taking on some 3,500 Motorola engineers, designers and other employees worldwide, including 2,800 in the United States.
Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy C9 Pro, company’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM, in India at Rs. 36,900. To recall, the smartphone was initially launched for China in October last year and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Now, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro price in India has been slashed and customers can purchase the smartphone at Rs. 31,900 from Samsung’s own online store or from Flipkart in India.
While the South Korean company did not make an announcement on the price cut for the country, it has quietly shed Rs. 5,000 off from the official price for Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro from its official online store. Further, as we mentioned earlier, the smartphone is already available via Flipkart as well at the new price.
The dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) 4G-enabled Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro sports a 6-inch full HD (1080×1920) AMOLED display, and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, with four cores clocked at 1.95GHz and the rest at 1.4GHz. In terms of optics, the Galaxy C9 Pro packs a 16-megapixel camera on both front and rear ends. The rear 16-megapixel camera comes with an aperture of f/1.9 and a dual-LED flash. The smartphone’s selfie camera too has the same aperture sans the flash module.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with inbuilt storage of 64GB, which is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner mounted on its physical home button. The Galaxy C9 Pro packs a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. Apart from 4G LTE, the connectivity options on the Galaxy C9 Pro include Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs 189 grams.