Xiaomi’s Mi 6 flagship phone will be unveiled on April 19

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Xiaomi’s Mi 5 was a legitimate, budget-friendly contender to the Samsung Galaxy S7 last year. On April 19, we’ll see if its next phone, the Mi 6, is simply as spectacular.

The Mi 5 created its debut at Mobile World Congress 2016, however this year the Chinese phone creater selected to skip the event and make an announcement on its home turf instead.

While details of the new phone are lacking because of Xiaomi’s usual secrecy, leaks are suggesting it’ll are available in 2 versions, a normal 5.1-inch model and an even bigger 5.7-inch phone with a 2K show and serpentine edges, according to NDTV.

Given Xiaomi’s past documentation with Qualcomm, it is very probably the Mi vi are going to be one among the few phones sporting the new Qualcomm snapdragon 835 processor. this could give it blazing speeds and nice battery life to boot.

CNET will be there for the launch and dont forget to check theirs hands-on.

 

Rumored specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage
  • 5.1-inch (full HD) or 5.7-inch (2K) display
  • Possible rear dual-cameras
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Google Duo Officially Launched…for Users.

One of the most awaited apps of android from Google is launched yesterday, Google Duo.The video chatting app that went on display by Google at their Developer conference on May 18,2016,is now launched for public . I have been using this app for two days now and the functioning of the app is superb. It is fast, easy to use and almost with no complications.To call, you can just tap on the face of the contact and they answer and you will have a one to one face video chat on.

First of all, how the duo works.It is available for both Android and iPhones. When you start the app ,it simply sign you up and then check for the phone number and send you the confirmation text .The whole process is very simple. No friend list to be maintained or separate accounts to be created.

The best part of the application is the simplicity of it.Though it comes with some flaws,i.e.it does not support conference calling.You cannot call someone other than Phones.

The new feature in this application is the ‘Knock Knock’. When you receive a call on Android (it doesn’t work on the iPhone), your entire screen starts showing the live video from your caller before you even answer. It lets you see who’s calling — and lets the caller make funny faces to try to entice you to answer.Google’s promo video for Duo emphasizes it heavily:

Duo is the second of the two apps, Google announced at the Developer conference.Google Allo is the other app, we are all eagerly waiting for now.The messaging app that will change the way to message people.

Hangouts on the other hand will continue to exist, but with an Enterprise focus.

Duo does one-on-one video chat very well, which is what Google set out to make it do. The question now is whether or not that’s enough.

Download the Google Duo App Now:

Playstore: Google Duo

App Store: Google Duo

Twitter redefined for MAC with new designs and features

Twitter for mackintosh these days received its most important upgrade since 2013, introducing a spread of latest options to bring the mackintosh app in line with the iOS and net experiences. Twitter for mackintosh 4.0 includes associate degree updated style with enhancements to icons, buttons, and interactions, and it brings a brand new dark theme to vary the background from white to black.

Along with a brand new look, Twitter for mackintosh is gaining many new options like inline video playback, GIF support, cluster Direct Messages, a mute possibility, and therefore the ability to quote tweets. All of those options have antecedently been on the market at intervals the Twitter iOS app and on the online. these days’s update additionally includes a brand new Today Center gizmo for viewing Twitter highlights within the Apple Notification Center on the mackintosh.

Don’t call it a comeback!
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Twitter for Mac is getting the update you’ve been asking for. Now it looks and feels more like the Twitter you carry with you everyday. We’ve built in some of the most-requested features so your Twitter for Mac experience combines what you love about Twitter with the elegance you expect on a Mac. Here’s what we’ve added:

– Inline video playback – You’ll see videos play directly in your feed.
– GIFs support – See animations without leaving your timeline.
– Group Direct Messages – Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
– Mute – Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
– Today Center Widget – Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
– Dark Theme – Now you can see the world in black or white.
– Updated design – Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
– Quote Tweet – Add your two cents to any Retweet.

 

Twitter for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Microsoft to re-enter the smartphone market with rumored “Surface Phone”

Microsoft is dreaming big with the surface phone. After the success of Lumia phones and recently launched its lumia 950 and 950 XL models. Microsoft is planning ,which seems to be rumored , to launch it’s another flagship model which will compete with the existing dominated market by Apple and Google.

Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market. However Microsoft’s CMO Chris Capossela hinted there is one-last likelihood for his company to steal some market share, and Microsoft will not blow it with its next device, the reported “Surface Phone.”

“I think we have to do more breakthrough work” to make Apple fans “pause before they buy their 17th iPhone,”  Capossela said on an episode of the “Windows Weekly” podcast.

Whatever kind this phone takes, it cannot return shortly enough: whereas Microsoft has had success with tablets and currently a laptop computer, the company’s smartphone market share could be a piffling third globally. the corporate wrote off billions of bucks from its acquisition of smartphone maker Nokia and phones running Microsoft’s Windows package haven’t been immense sellers.

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Basically, Capossela says, the Microsoft Surface professional pill line succeeded by merging the laptop computer and pill into one device, providing the simplest of each worlds. Now, it has to build one thing therewith reasonably killer approach to productivity, simply on the phone facet.”

Previously, it had been rumored that Microsoft is giving the theoretical Surface Phone an ability to run full Windows software, not just apps from the Windows Store market. That might be at least a part of what Capossela was hinting at, too.

Still, while reports suggest it could come in the first half of next year, Capossela seems to indicate this next Microsoft phone could be a little ways off.

“To do something that I really think would compete,” Capossela says, “we need time to actually go build that.”

Nokia X Rooted..

Nokia X, the recently announced series of smartphones that run a heavily modified version of Android, has been successfully rooted to run the Google Play Store and key Google services. 

While Nokia has replaced key APIs and services, including Google’s Maps and applications marketplace, with its own apps and Microsoft’s services, an XDA developers forum member has posted a way to root the Nokia X so that it could run the Google launcher, Play Store and other Google apps, including Gmail and Maps. 

One of the reasons why the apps work is that Nokia has apparently left the application framework untouched in order to allow apps from third-party app stores work on the phone. 

Nokia has mentioned on its official SDK page that the phone will be able to run around 75%Android apps without any modifications. Developers only need to make changes if their apps use Google services for push notifications, maps or in-app payments. 

It’s worth pointing out that rooting the phone will void its warranty. Also, unlike Android, Google’s own suite of apps are not open source, so technically, it’s not legal. 

With the Nokia X series, the handset giant is targeting the budget segment – just above its Asha series and just below the Windows Phone-run Lumia series – trying to leverage Android’s app ecosystem, which is comparatively richer than Windows Phone. 

It is also worth noting that Nokia’s handsets division has been acquired by Microsoft and the transaction will be complete in a few weeks. It’s not clear if Microsoft will continue with the X-series as it runs an OS developed by its arch rival, Google.