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Xiaomi MIUI 9 to Be Last Update for 6 Smartphones as Software Support Ends

After supporting its dated hardware with fresh software builds for a while, Xiaomi says it is now suspending MIUI updates for six of its popular devices. The list of the devices in question includes the Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, and the Mi Note that will receive MIUI 9

Moto X4 Will Launch as Flipkart-Exclusive in India, Coming on November 13

HIGHLIGHTS Moto X4 set to launch on November 13 Flipkart to be exclusive retailer of the smartphone Moto X4 supports Alexa as well as Google Assistant The upcoming Moto X4 smartphone will be a Flipkart-exclusive in India. The company has already confirmed that the Moto X4 will

iPhone 8 Sees ‘Better Than Expected’ Sales as iPhone X’s Super Cycle Pushed to 2018: Ming-Chi Kuo

When Apple begins shipping the iPhone X next month, the handset is expected to be in limited quantity, KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note, corroborating several recent reports with similar findings. This expected long waiting period has already created a panic among customers, Kuo wrote, saying that many of

RevJet launches a ‘creative operating system’ with point solutions as installable apps

In 2015, RevJet launched its Creative Side Platform (CSP) for creating and testing online ad variations at scale. This week, the San Carlos, California-based company launched another approach that it says took a decade of development. Called Orora, it is what RevJet describes as the “first Operating System and App Ecosystem

Huawei Mate 10 Teased as ‘The Real AI Phone’ as Company Takes a Dig at Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei’s new teaser claims “real AI phone” is coming It is set to unveil the Mate 10 on October 16 The Mate 10 will be powered by a new Kirin 970 SoC Now that Apple’s big iPhone event is behind us, we can look forward to

Android continues as Leader in Operating System Market

The Android Operating System (OS) has continued to dominate on a global level. The International Data Corporation (IDC) said it expects shipments on the platform to slightly outperform the market with 2.3% year-over-year growth in 2017. In terms of volume, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) continues to lead the

iPhone 8 Launch Set for September 12 as Apple Sends Press Invites

HIGHLIGHTS Apple will launch the iPhone 8 models on September 12 The iPhone 8 is expected to feature bezel-less design Apple is also expected to launch new Apple Watch and Apple TV models Your wait for the next iPhone is almost over. Apple on Thursday sent out media invitations for its

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters

Gujarat floods: Social media comes to the rescue as govt reaches out to locals, coordinates relief work

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a relief of Rs 500 crore after taking an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Gujarat on Tuesday, many villages around the Deesa city of Banaskantha district continue to remain cut off because the bridges and roads en route have

Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with