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Android P to come with Gesture Navigation Support, Accidentally Leaks it!

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Today the final version of the Android P developer preview has been released and we got to know that there is something really interesting coming up in regards to the navigation bar. Today the company has published the latest blog post which was all about the “DNS-over-TLS” feature which is available in the first version of the Android P developer preview.

Now the good thing is that, while showing off this new feature, Google has accidentally published a screenshot from a device, which seems to be running the second Android P developer preview. Take a look at the screenshot:

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Now if you look at the screenshot carefully you can see that there is a change in the way how the navigation bar looks like. Now, this is probably a direct hint the Android P might come with iPhone X style navigation gestures.

Now here are two different pictures down below, so in the first image, we can see a standard navigation bar over the Google Pixel 2 device which is running the Android P developer preview.

So now talking about the differences, we can clearly see that both the recent apps and the home button are missing, and more over there is a small box right there in the center just like the iPhone X. Now according to Stephen Hall, there is a reason why there is a back button down there, this could just be for the developers and he says this might be removed in the final release.

The screenshot has been edited out and is now replaced with a cropped image of the same, which reassures that this is a mistake and gesture support is indeed coming to Android P.

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Vivo may be preparing an Online only Smartphone to Counter Online competition!

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Realme has surely made its name in the market with its ‘Youth-focused’ designs, even though they say they’re an independent brand, they’re still technically under Oppo. It recently launched the Realme 2 and is gearing up for the launch of Realme 2 Pro. In response to this, Oppo’s sister company Vivo may launch its own online-exclusive smartphone.

Vivo currently has both online and offline presence in the Indian market. It is speculated that the upcoming smartphone will be from the Z-series which hints to a mid-range device.

The reports sources claim that the company is bringing the online-exclusive handset in the Indian market to compete against Realme series smartphone. It still unknown which Z series smartphone brand it will be launched under. The company recently launched the Vivo Z1i in China which features a 6.25 inch FHD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm SD 636 chipset paired with Adreno 509 GPU and coupled with 4GB RAM and 129GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB through a microSD card.

In the optics department, the Vivo Z1i sports a dual camera setup in the rear of 13MP + 2MP configuration while offering a 16MP on the front of selfies and video calling. The handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,260 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS.

However it is not sure if the company will launch the Vivo Z1i or a complete different smartphone made for the Indian market. So we advise you to take this news with a pinch of salt.

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Is Nokia is working on a Gaming Phone?

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Gaming smartphones are the becoming more popular with more and more manufacturers developing their own gaming smartphone. The latest company to join this list is HMD Global who is teasing a Nokia gaming smartphone for the first time.

Nokia Mobile India had tweeted out a video which seems to be teasing a gaming phone. But it was quickly deleted after sometime. You can see the teaser in the featured image.

The teaser comes in the form of a video which reads “Stay tuned for a phone you can #GameOn”. It was posted on the official Indian Twitter handle of the company hinting towards a Nokia branded gaming smartphone from the company.

Leaving aside the excitement, we will like to remind you that the company has a habit of over-hyping and over-exaggerating its routine mid-range smartphones.

The company advertised the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone as the “most awaited phone”. Moreover the tag #GameOn might be just to hype the regional launch of the Nokia 5.1 Plus and nothing to do with Nokia Gaming smartphone.

However if it is the case, the company is once again over-hyping since the smartphone comes with a 5.8 inch display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC coupled with P60 chipset. Also it also possible that it is the alleged Nokia 8.1 Plus or Nokia 7.1 Plus which have been on the rumours lately.

However seeing the popularity of gaming smartphones, the company is likely developing a gaming smartphone on its own. Razer recently sent invites for the Razer 2 smartphone to be launched on October 10. Chinese manufacturer Huawei will also be releasing a gaming smartphone this year. The Nokia Gaming smartphone will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Black SharkASUS ROG phone and Nubia Red Magic.

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Samsung to merge Galaxy J series into A series, rebrand On series to M series

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Samsung is reportedly planning to reorganise its entire line-up of entry level to upper mid-range line-up according to a new report. Previously we heard that the South Korean manufacturer will be merging the Galaxy S series and the Note series.

The new reports which come from industry sources claims that the lower midrange Galaxy J series will be discontinued and merged into the more premium Galaxy A series. This move of scrapping the Galaxy J series and moving into the Galaxy A series line-up can be cited to the heavy competition from the Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Honor, Vivo, OPPO, etc that dominates the entry level and mid-range segments.

Additionally, the company will be changing its online only Galaxy On brand to a new Galaxy M series. However it is expected as the Galaxy On smartphones are just rebranded Galaxy J devices. So it is still unknown what Samsung has to offer in its Galaxy M series.

This could also be possible that Samsung bring the entry level and lower-midrangers under the Galaxy M brand while the upper midrangers will be merged into the Galaxy A line-up. There will be less naming disparencies and hence less confusion. The company is also rumoured to be working on Galaxy J4 Prime and Galaxy J6 Prime which is now likely to be launched under a different brand.

Considering all above information as genuine, Samsung will left only with Galaxy S series, Galaxy A series and Galaxy M series which looks more systematic and organised.

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