Android

Proven: Dark Mode can save your phone’s battery

The YouTube app in dark and light mode. The dark mode saves a huge amount of battery and makes viewing video less straining on the eyes

If you want your phone’s battery to last longer, then perhaps you’ll want to try to change your apps to dark mode. At the 2018 Android Dev Summit, Google shared findings that confirms turning on dark mode on your Android device uses less power and saves a considerable amount of battery life.

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OnePlus 6T will ship with Android 9 Pie, CEO Confirms

If you’re waiting for the soon-to-be-released OnePlus 6T, you’ll be happy to know that the device will ship with the latest version of Android — Android 9 Pie — as confirmed by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau.

This is great news for OnePlus fans for a number of reasons, one of which is that Android 9 Pie brings with it a whole bunch of improvements to the Android platform. Some that we’re very excited about is the new gesture-based navigation and better battery management features. If you want to know more about Android Pie, you can check out our detailed post here.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus should be getting Android 9.0 Pie update

Android Pie 9.0 is the latest and arguably the best version of the Android at the moment. It comes with a host of enhancements like new gesture-based navigation, better battery management features built in, and even a digital wellbeing monitor that tracks the time you spend looking at your device and recommends time limits so you don’t waste your life just looking blankly into a screen.

So Android Pie is definitely going to be awesome and if you’re a Nokia owner — specifically the Nokia 5.1 Plus, 6.1 and 6.1 Plus users — you’ll be happy to know that you will be getting Android’s latest and greatest software very soon if the tweets from Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer HMD Global (the company that makes Nokia phones), are anything to go by.

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What went wrong with the Nokia 6.1 Plus?

One of Nokia‘s big selling points when they relaunched into the world of Android smartphones under HMD Global, was that their phones would be built to last. That — alongside the promise of stock Android and fast updates — was one of the most alluring things about Nokia’s crop of handsets, so alluring that I would even have paid a little extra for them. Just hold a Nokia 7 Plus and you’ll get what I’m talking about.

And that is precisely why I was a little disappointed when I picked up the brand new Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. They felt very…underwhelming.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro might support memory card expansion but it’s not microSD

Most flagship smartphone these days don’t give you the option to expand storage with a microSD card. For Huawei, their top of the line Huawei Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro come with 128GB of internal storage but if that’s not enough, there’s no way for you to pop-in a microSD card.

However, for the upcoming Mate 20 Pro, it appears that Huawei might be doing something rather different. You could potentially upgrade the storage on their next flagship phablet but it won’t be your typical microSD card.

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POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition available in Malaysia on 27 September

UPDATE: The POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition is also available at the Mi Store in 1Utama.

If you’ve been waiting for the POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition, this special edition variant will go on sale in Malaysia next week. For those who didn’t know, POCOPHONE is Xiaomi’s latest sub-brand that focuses on delivering top spec flagship hardware at a much lower price point.

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Huawei might introduce Graphene cooling on the Mate 20 series

Graphene is said to be a new wonder material which could be a game changer for a lot of industries. It’s a thin layer of carbon atoms and it is 200 times stronger than steel, making it one of the strongest materials ever made. This super light and flexible material is also said to have the highest thermal conductivity known to man.

Based on some leaked presentation slides, it appears that Huawei could turn to graphene to cool down its upcoming flagship devices.

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