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iOS 12.1 available for download from today. Should fix “beautygate” bug, brings Group FaceTime and new emoji to iPhone and iPad

iOS 12.1 is available from Tuesday, October 30 for the iPhone (from iPhone 5S and later), the iPad (from iPad mini 2 and later) and even the 6th generation iPod touch. The update brings with a list of enhancements including support for Group FaceTime and 70 new emoji for the iPhone and iPad.

For the newer iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, iOS 12.1 will enable Depth Control in camera preview and dual SIM support via eSIM.

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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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Here’s how you can download EMUI 9.0

honor 10, honor View10 or honor Play users will be happy to know that they can now download and install honor’s latest firmware — EMUI 9.0 — specifically for these three devices.

EMUI 9.0 is the latest firmware developed by Huawei for Huawei and honor devices. The firmware makes its debut with the release of the latest Mate 20 series, and now honor users can experience the new software as well. However, if you’re planning to download this firmware for your honor device, you need to know that the software is considered still in beta for honor devices so some things might not work or not as they should. Do take note of that.

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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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Even Huawei has turned off their Master AI camera feature on the P20

While the triple camera setup on Huawei‘s flagship smartphone — the P20 Pro — may sit on top of DxOMark’s rankings, there is one aspect of that phone’s photography that is always being debated: Master AI. Some love it, some hate it, some enjoy getting really angry about it when you use it in a camera comparison.

Although that last point may be a little personal, there is no denying how polarising this feature is. But since its launch, there was no doubt on where Huawei’s stand was as Master AI was always turned on by default — and that makes sense since they worked so hard on it after all.

However, with the latest update to the P20 Pro, it appears that their resolve to try and force Master AI down everyone’s throat isn’t quite as strong anymore.

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First Samsung Galaxy Note5’s receive Android Marshmallow update

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The Samsung dominos are falling and that’s a good thing. One the hue of the smaller flagship duo receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow, users of the Galaxy Note5 are reportedly getting an OTA (over the air) update for Android 6.0.1.

Currently taking place in our Asian neighbours Cambodia, the update with the build number N920CXXU2BPB6 is available through Samsung’s Smart Switch and through a manual look through the firmware settings.

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