OnePlus 3T

OnePlus caught collecting personal user data: How to disable it

Smartphone maker OnePlus has been caught collecting huge amounts of personal user data from its smartphones. Security researcher Chris Moore recently discovered that OxygenOS, the Android-based operating system used in OnePlus devices, constantly sends data about which apps you use, when they are opened or closed, which Wi-Fi networks you are connecting to and when, […]

Research: Three in four smartphones will have a fingerprint sensor in 2018

The smartphone makers are increasingly choosing to go with fingerprint sensors in their devices as the primary mode for authentication. The trend is expected to continue in 2018, with almost three in four smartphones sporting the sensor, revealed CounterPoint in its latest research report. With more and more personal computing happening on the mobile devices, […]

BB Secure

China’s NTD signs deal to use BlackBerry’s version of Android

Just over a month after we told you guys about BlackBerry’s plan to license its specialised version of Android – BlackBerry Secure, the company has announced a deal with Chinese contract manufacturer Yangzhou New Telecom Science & Technology Co., known as NTD. With this deal, NTD will develop smartphones using BlackBerry’s version of Android. These […]

Essential Phone

Andy Rubin’s Essential may have just sold 5,000 units of its first phone

Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new company Essential Products’ first smartphone debuted earlier this year, generating a flurry of coverage from tech and mainstream media. However, this much-hyped smartphone doesn’t seem to be getting much love from the consumers. According to BayStreet Research, the company has sold just 5,000 units of the phone so far in […]

Sony Xperia

Sony confirms new design for next-gen smartphones

After sticking with the Omnibalance design in its smartphones for the last few years, Japanese tech giant Sony is finally ready to opt for a new design. The company’s India MD Kenichiro Hibi revealed to The Indian Express that Sony’s next-generation of smartphones will have a completely new design. “We have deployed an omnibalance design […]

BCM47755

Next-gen chip will make your GPS apps more accurate than ever

Broadcom is gearing up to launch a new GPS chip that aims to make your GPS woes go away.  Currently in sampling, the BCM47755 chip will take advantage of two frequencies to pinpoint your location accurately up to 30 centimeters. According to the company, today’s smartphones and wearables are powered by single frequency GNSS receivers, […]