The OnePlus 3 is an extremely well made smartphone, especially considering the price and it's about to get even better. Engadget has received confirmation from the head of OnePlus's software department, Brian Yoon, that a beta build for the OnePlus community will be ready by the end of November. What this also means is that the final build of Android 7.0 with the new Oxygen OS on top will be reaching OnePlus 3 smartphones all over the world via OTA by the end of 2016. Considering that 2016 only has one more month left in it, it would be safe to conclude that the final build will land on the OnePlus 3 next month.
OnePlus isn't a company that's known for providing speedy updates, but that seems to have changed thanks to a pretty big decision. They have merged the development teams responsible for maintaining and updating the HydrogenOS in China with their counterpart for the international OxygenOS to create one unified strong software department that will provide their customers with much faster updates. In fact, even the OnePlus 2 will receive the upgrade to Android Nougat, later in 2017.
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Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphone was launched in Europe a few weeks ago and it was one of the cheapest 5G smartphones launched so far. The phone features a 6.50-inch massive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels.
The announcement was made by the official POCO India Twitter account today and it stated that the device will be announced on June 8 in India. The device will be available online by Flipkart on the same day.
The phone is powered by a 5G network configuration and runs on an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. The phone has integrated 4G of RAM and has 64GB internal storage. The phone is powered by a large 5,000mAh non-removable battery that is good enough to keep the phone functional all day long with a single charge. The phone uses proprietary fast charging as well.
Poco M3 Pro 5G runs on the latest stable version of the Android operating system - Android 11 with MIUI 12 is based on Android 11. The Poco M3 Pro 5G is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. Connectivity options on the Poco M3 Pro 5G include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Poco M3 Pro 5G supports face unlock.
For the camera, it uses triple-camera systems on the rear side with a 48 MP primary camera, 2 MP macro, and a 2 MP depth camera. The phone features dual-led dual tone flash, HDR, and panorama features as well. You can shoot up to 4k videos at 30 fps and HD video at 30, 60, and 120 fps. The selfie camera uses an 8 MP wide camera sensor with Panorama features. You can shoot HD video at 30fps with a selfie camera. The phone also features Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors. In India, it will be priced at around 16,600 INR.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was the first Dual-edged curved smartphone on the market, the device's sales was higher than expected. Today, BBC reported that the Korean giant is struggling to meet the S6 Edge supply demand.
The reason of this shortage is that the curved screen of the Edge is very difficult to manufacture, it takes a long complicated process that leads on delays in the production line.
"Samsung will have a serious issue if the shortage is due to the difficulty of producing the curved screen. They [Samsung] must succeed in the launch of these new flagship phones to regain leadership in the high-end segment. They have a window of opportunity until the new iPhone comes out. The product and design is great - but [it] lacks service differentiation." - Mobile analyst, Thomas Husson at Forrester told the BBC
Jurassic World 2015 movie was released more than a month ago starring Pratt, 36, and Howard, 34 in an epic movie that continues the events from the last Jurassic Park movie. The movie has already earned $1.5 Billion in the box office worldwide.
After this huge success, Universal Pictures decided to release a sequel, Jurassic World 2 will hit theaters on June,22nd 2018. Spielberg will return as an executive producer and Jurassic World screenwriters Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, who also directed the film, will pen the script to the sequel. An official title for the sequel has not been revealed.
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and Galaxy A5 2017 will hit stores next month. Unlike its predecessors, the Galaxy A-series have been reportedly delayed by a few weeks and essentially into the next year. According to Roland Quandt, the A3 (2017) and A5 (2017) will hit the Western European Union in the 2nd-3rd week of January, 2017. Here's a quick look at the specs of the two phones that the rumor mill has come up with so far.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
4.7-inch 720p display
1.5GHz octa-core CPU and Mali-T830MP2 GPU
8GB/16GB internal storage with micro-SD card slot
Rear/front camera sensor: 12-mp/8-mp
Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box
Colors: Gold, Pink, White Black
Price: €349 (roughly $365)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
5.2-inch 1080p display
Exynos 7880 chipset
16GB/32GB internal storage with micro-SD card slot
13-mp rear camera and 8-mp front camera
Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box
Price: €449 (roughly $470)
Take note that these are mostly speculated internals of the two smartphones, backed by a few leaks and plenty of rumors. Therefore, the final product that comes out from Samsung's arsenal may vary quite a bit from what you see here in terms of specifications.
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Samsung was supposed to release Galaxy M41 this year but according to the reports, the company decided to cancel the phone and go for Galaxy M51 after the Galaxy M31. As per the news, the Galaxy M51 will break cover by the end of June. According to a fresh report on MySmartPrice, the Galaxy M51 launch has been postponed to September. The tech magazine suggests that the Galaxy M51 may face some delays due to the coronavirus situation and some production problems going on in the factory.
The Samsung Galaxy M51 was recently spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking platform with Snapdragon 675 Soc and 8GB of RAM. However, another variant of the phone could be powered by Snapdragon 730 which may also increase the price of the model to some extent. The features octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. The phone comes with Android 10 and OneUI 2.0 out of the box. The camera leaks suggest that the phone might have a triple camera system at the rear side with a 64MP primary camera, the 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5Mp depth camera lens. The phone will be equipped with a 32MP camera for taking selfies. You will be able to shot high-definition video at 30fps.
The phone has a fingerprint scanner for security. The device is expected to be in the market with an AMOLED display with a punch-hole design. The phone offers big internal storage up to 128GB to keep all your images, videos, and files. For connectivity purposes, the phone has Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, and Bluetooth. The device has a non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with support to 15W fast charging. The phone is available in blue and other colors. We don't have any confirmation regarding its price in India and other countries so far. But as we get more information or leaks, we keep you updated.
Facebook for Android is now being Updated every week with bug fixes and New features, Facebook For Android has just hit version 188.8.131.52.0 Alpha Build.
In this New major version facebook uses more Material Design elements (like floating action buttons, reloading spinner.. etc) on the app with new notifications and updated Pages/Profiles.
After downloading the latest Alpha build, Facebook suggests turning on automatic updates as it plans on updating the app a few times a week. Doing so will ensure you're always running the latest version. The APK files provided below is the official APK from Facebook ALPHA program and hasn't been modified. The App supports devices running Android 4.0 or later only.
Do you remember the movie called National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation, when the gaming fever consumed Chevy Chase's impersonation of Clark W. Griswold? He went on a losing streak, to defeat all losing streaks and in the meantime, his son Rusty won four cars by playing on slot machines. Perhaps Clark might have done better if he had read this article. Here, you will discover the fundamental ideas behind slots and how they work. This will let you get past all the myths and create a strategy that is entirely based on probability.
Understand the Average Payout
When operators advertise that their slots payout an average of 90%, the fine print they do not want you to read states that you lose 10 cents for every dollar you place in the machines. In terms of probability, this endorsement means that your expected wins are minus 10 cents on each dollar that you spend.
Suppose that you start with $100 and wager one dollar at a time. After you insert $100 into the slot machine, 100 pulls later you will end up with $90 on average since you lose 10% of your funds.
If you run the $90 back into the machine, you will end up with 90% of it back. Or in other words 0.90x 90 = $81. Moreover, if you run that through, you will have approximately $72.90. If you do not stop for about 44 rounds more, all your money will be gone, unless you have Rusty's luck.
So, how many pulls at this rate do your $100 give you? Each time you will have less money to play through, so you will have less pulls left. For instance, if you play $1 at a time, you can expect approximately 972 pulls with the average payouts. This is the total pulls in about 44 rounds. However, you should keep in mind that operators are designing slots to go faster between spins. Some of them are even doing away with the tokens and handles by using digital readouts on the cards that you place in the slots. The faster machines can play about 25 spins per hour, and if you have money for 972 spins, you will have 38.88 minutes. Thus, you will not have a long time to enjoy your $100 before it is gone. So, what is the worst part here? Casinos often boast that their average payouts are as high as 95%. However, this number only applies to specific machines, and the casinos will not tell you which ones. So, you need to ask or read the fine print before you rush into playing. Another thing you can do is check the information on the slot to see if it lists its payouts.
You're probably wondering if the same works for online slots. The answer is yes. However, the percentages are usually higher, since sites have less expenses than land based operators. That is why every day, gamblers all around the world are discovering new slot websites where they can play the popular game.
How to Implement a Simple Strategy for Slots?
Advice varies regarding if you play nickel, quarter or dollar slots and if you should max the number of coins you wager or not. In this section, we will give you several tips on getting the most bang for your money.
When it comes to slots, strategy boils down to knowing your probability of winning, the expected payouts, and the rules, quitting while you are ahead and dispelling any myths.
If you win $100, you should cash out half and play with the rest. After you lose a particular amount, you should not hesitate to quit. You should go to the all you can eat buffet and try your luck with the food, the odds are that it is good.
How Many Coins Should You Play at a Time?
When you are determining the number of coins you should bet per spin, you should scrutinize that more can be better. If the slot gives you more than 2x the payout when you place in 2x the coins, you should max out instead of playing only one coin. This way you will enhance your chances of winning a larger pot, and the expected value will be higher. If the machine just gives you n times the payout for n coins, it will not matter if you use the max number of coins or not. You might as well play 1 at a time until you can make money and leave so your money lasts longer.
For example, if a quarter machine pays you 10 credits for the 777 outcome when you place one quarter. However, if you play 2 quarters, it will give you 25 credits. And if you play the max number of quarters, for example four, the same outcome will result in 1,000 credits. You can see how playing four quarters at once will give you a greater chance of winning a larger pot in the long run compared to a single one at a time for four tries in a row.
While there are companies like Samsung and Huawei designing foldable devices, the Moto Razr V4 is expected to be one of the first affordable foldable. The launch date for the device is rumored to be November 13, at an event in Los Angeles, so it could be available long before the Huawei's foldable. According to the latest rumor, it will be cost around $1500. Since the prices can be different in other regions, it could be something around the base price. The main selling point of the mobile phone is its foldable screen. The first hint came from Lenovo's CEO, who said, "With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design. So hopefully what you just described [the Motorola Razr brand] will be developed or realized very soon."
Then, at MWC 2019, Motorola vice president and general manager Anthony Barounas, said, according to TrustedReviews: "If you go around the stores today, for me the phones all look the same. It's difficult to see if it's a Motorola, or [another brand]. How we differentiate to the consumer, show them something different, that's where foldable comes in. And that's where Motorola also has a very big investment. I can't say much but we have one franchise that will have a very big impact there."
We have finally seen some leak images of the possible design of the upcoming Moto Razr 2019, and they are expected to be like a clamshell-like design with a screen of 6.2-inches that folds in the middle. The size would be much smaller than the other foldable devices when folded. There will be a small camera bump and a power button on the front. When open, there seem no visible hinge. There are also some pictures of the Moto Razr v4 patent pointing to the folding screen.
The rumors suggest that there will be a secondary screen that can be used to display notifications and clock, or to interact with the Google Assistant when the device is closed. It sounds like it won't have the full functionality of the main screen if this rumor is right. The device might be powered by Snapdragon 710 and have 4/6 GB RAM with a 64/128GB storage configuration. Finger crossed, let's see what Moto bring for its fan base in the foldable category.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and were left a little disappointed that the S6 and S6 Edge got their September security updates while your device didn't, we have good news for you. The S6 Edge Plus international Exynos variant has started to receive its security update for the month of September, albeit on the last day of the month. The 160MB patch should arrive on your smartphone via OTA anytime now, if it hasn't already. Feel free to check for it from Settings > About phone > Software update anytime you wish. However, some devices will get it before others, but all eligible Edge+ smartphones should receive it sooner or slightly later.
Before you update, we feel that you should be warned about a few complains that we have seen on different sites and forums about the S6 Edge Plus' performance, post the upgrade. Some of the users are claiming that it has caused their device to heat up a lot more than usual and even interfere with basic phone functionalities like making calls. There are also others who claim that the update actually improved their battery life. Since it is not possible to discern what's the issue here as of now, it might be a good idea to do some research or have a back up before installing the patch.
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