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Initially Android P Beta 3 Developer preview was released on 2nd July 2018 for Pixels phones with lot of new features, stability fixes, and subtle design. This latest Android P is now only available for Google Pixels phone and coming soon to other phones in the Developer Preview program.

Release update features of Android P Beta 3 consist of:

Installing the new software you'll see very subtle iconography changes throughout the system including the status bar, notification shade and setting screen. 

Redesign back button  is also now a thinner little arrow.

Google has already finalized all of the APIs in Android P, which is important for developers who are making their apps compatible with the latest version. (For the developers out there, Beta 3 is analogous to Developer Preview 4.) Google says Beta 3 is focused on "stability and polish," as well as getting the latest July security patch out to phones running on the Beta software. Google says that the system is "near-final" and is labeling it as a "release candidate build" — so what we see here shouldn't be far off from what's finally unveiled as the official version.
Xiaomi A2 Launching Date
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Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 8.1 Oreo update soon as  Mi A2 launch between 23rd July 2018 - 26th July 2018.
[Read: Xiaomi Mi A2 specification and details] Great news for Xiaomi Mi A1 user, now they will get Android Oreo 8.1 update soon. And their successor Xiaomi Mi A2 will launch soon, expected date 23rd July 2018 - 26th July 2018

Xiaomi launched the Mi A1, its first Android One phone  with Android Nougat 7.1. A couple of months later, M1 A1 was upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Ever since then rumours of Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 were making rounds on the internet. Shutting all talks, Xiaomi has now officially started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 users.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update on the Mi A1 comes along with June security patch. The update reportedly weighs 1.1GB and has already started rolling out globally with reports from users in India and the Philippines getting the OTA. To get the update, Mi A1 users will need to go to setting, check for the update and then install it. Ensure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network before installing the update.

The Android 8.1 Oreo doesn't really bring a lot of changes, in terms of features, over the Android 8.0 Oreo. The official changelog of the update is yet to be available. However, according to an unofficial changelog, the new software update comes with a new power menu, better sound, launcher version 3, and some minor changes in the system UI. The June security patch brings bug fixes and improvements to the phone.

Android 8.1 Oreo update is definitely a good news for the Mi A1 users. But, according to the unofficial changelog, the software update comes along with a bug that apparently wipes entire SMS history. Some users who have installed the update have reported that the problem specifically occurs after the message app is swiped away. So, it is safe to back up your SMSes before installing the update.

Meanwhile, there has been a lot of buzz about the Mi A1 successor aka the Mi A2. Reports say that Mi A2 will be launching anywhere between July 23 and Jul 26 in India. Since the Mi 5X became the Mi A1 for the Indian market, chances are the newly launched Mi 6X could be the Mi A2 in India.
Instagram new sound track features
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Instagram lovers now able to add new sound track features to their stories. With its latest new feature, which we discovered in a recent teardown, you'll be able to include a soundtrack in your Stories. 

A music icon will show up with the rest of the stickers, and tapping it will bring up a list of popular songs. You can also filter by mood and genre, or search for a specific song. A play icon next to each track allows you to preview each one, and a song can even be selected before recording a video, by swiping to the music option. You can skip through tracks to choose an exact part, too, before taking a video with it in the background.

Song titles, artists, and album art will appear on any story that has music added to it. There's no mention of how many tracks there are to choose from, or how they're sourced, but more will be added on a daily basis, so there should be plenty to choose from. It's unclear when this feature will go live in the Android app, but it shouldn't be too long.


src: androidpolice.com


Whatsapp Android

A multi-platform WhatsApp, removing difficulty for their user day by day. Now user of WhatsApp Android, is able to filter their notifications of whatsApp that how its appears.

Here's what the problem was: Android 8.0 Oreo, released in August 2017, introduced "notification channels" to Android phones. 

This feature is pretty convenient, in theory. It allows users to assign priority to different types of notification. For example, I could set a Facebook notification to "Urgent" importance, meaning it would make a noise and show a message on my screen, and a Facebook friend request to "Medium" importance, meaning I'd see a message, but hear no sound. 

The problem is that apps have to be individually updated by their third-party developers to include notification channel functionality. Until an app was optimized for Android 8.0 Oreo, users couldn't assign any importance to notifications from that app. 

This means for the past few months, it was impossible to change WhatsApp notifications at all. You couldn't control whether it made a noise or showed an icon, or disable certain notifications without disabling all of the app's notifications. 

There are 10 notification channels that you can now customize for different settings: group notifications, message notifications, chat history backup, critical app alerts, failure notifications, media playback, uncategorized, other notifications, sending media, and silent notifications. This means you could put high importance on your message notifications, but low importance on your group notifications, and disable uncategorized notifications, for example. 

WhatsApp did not respond to a request for comment. 

The customization is super easy to do. The next time you see a WhatsApp notification on your Android device, press and hold it, then select "All Categories." 

Then, you can choose what to do with each notification. 
Telegram Multiple Account
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A new update 4.7 is rolling out which support multiple accounts on single Android device. Earlier last month, secure messaging app Telegram rolled out update 4.6 that brought along features like granular settings for auto-downloading media, full link previews for Instagram posts and tweets, and more. Obviously, you'll still need separate phone numbers for each account, but switching between them is as easy and seamless as it is in apps like Gmail. Some of these themes even allow users to further customize the look of the app by picking an accent color. A swipe from the left will bring out the menu where users can switch between accounts.

The latest version is available in the Play Store, but you can also grab Telegram 4.7 from APK Mirror.

ADB Driver
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This is latest spreadtrum MTK driver 64Bit and 32Bit both which can be installed on almost every Latest Windows i.e. Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, 7 etc. It will install almost every spreadtrum MTK mobile drivers i.e. Latest Karbonn Smart Phone, Spice Smart Phone, Micromax Smart Phone, Huwai Smartphone, Cool Pad Smart Phone and every China Smart Phone. This will install latest google android device bridge adb driver and MTP driver for your Latest MTK Spreadtrum Android Smart Phone.

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WhatsApp Delete for everyone
WhatsApp new feature "Delete for everyone" now slowly rolling out to some devices. Now user can delete their accidentally sent message from every chat screen. 

To use this feature both user must have the latest version of WhatsApp and it only works within 7 minutes of sending the message.

The feature is said to be one of the most requested one, and is likely to make things slightly easier for WhatsApp users. The report says that it will be called 'Delete for Everyone' and several users have started noticing the feature in the latest WhatsApp version when they press the trash icon. Alongside Delete for Everyone, users will also see the Delete for Me option, if they only want to delete the message from their phone.

Android Security

Keeping Internet service providers (ISPs) at bay, Google appears to be planning to add "DNS over TLS" support to Android. The new development will encrypt your domain name server (DNS) requests to massively protect your Web history and make the experience more secure and safe, without the use of any third-party virtual private network (VPN) or proxy.

Highlights of Android new 'DNS over TLS' supports:


  • The addition of "DNS over TLS" support on Android will limit the use case
  • Commits on Android Open Source Project have suggested the new development
  • Android 8.1 could be the first version to get new support

Details are light at the moment, but a bit of news out of Google’s Playtime developer event this morning: the company is launching a Google Play bug bounty program that’ll encourage researchers to poke around and look for vulnerabilities in some of Android’s most popular apps (both those built by Google and those built by third-party devs.)


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Called the “Google Play Security Reward” program, the new program aims to get researchers to work directly with Android app developers to find vulnerabilities.

If you help a developer squash a bug, Google will pay you $1,000 (on top of whatever bounty the third-party dev themselves might pay).

Google is tapping HackerOne to handle much of the back end for this program, from submitting reports to inviting white-hat hackers into new parts of the program as they roll out. 
HACKERS can target almost ANY smart device around the world thanks to a vulnerability in WPA2 Wi-Fi security. Here's everything you should know about this threat.

By DION DASSANAYAKE
PUBLISHED: 09:20, Tue, Oct 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:20, Tue, Oct 17, 2017


Apple iOS, Windows, Android and any smart device that uses Wi-Fi are all at risk of an attack, cybersecurity experts have warned today.

The newly discovered KRACK exploit affects the WPA2 security protocol, a standard for Wi-Fi security used on almost every Wi-Fi router.

In theory it allows a hacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to read passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.  

Other sensitive information that can be obtained thanks to this exploit is chat app messages and e-mails.
Its time for Augmented Reality(AR) to shine.

When Google announced its Daydream View headset last year, it was a sign that the search giant was ready to take VR to the masses. It's dabbled in VR before with Cardboard, but the View was a much more serious effort, with its fabric-clad design and user-friendly remote. Which is why it's such a surprise that Google didn't really spend a lot of time on VR at its Pixel 2 event. The company mentioned the new Daydream View -- now in colors! -- but didn't really say much more beyond that. Instead, Google was much more excited to talk about something else: AR.

Google Home
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Google's much-anticipated Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launch event is merely a day away, and we are expecting new hardware with the company's "Made by Google" tag. The event's biggest stars are likely to be the new Pixel smartphones, but apart from them, Google is also likely to launch new Chromebook - Pixelbook, mini variant of its Home smart speaker, and the next generation of Daydream VR headsets.


Highlights:

  • A Twitter user spotted Home Mini device in Home app
  • The mini speaker likely to be priced at $49
  • Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL said to be biggest stars of the event


LetterMagic LogoLetter Magic 1.0

Size: 3.9MB
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An awesome letter puzzle game which has one word for 4 common images. Find the correct word to unlock next level.
Play and learn new words.




*MANY LEVELS CONTINUE UPDATING* 
Guess the correct word to unlock the level. 
Countless puzzles coming soon and all will be offline. 

NO REGISTRATION 
This game will register with your existing google account automatically to save your coins and levels on cloud. 

*SIMPLE AND MORE FUN* 
Start playing game easily with lot of hints by coins.Get more coins by watching ads. 

The great Indian calendar app by XIAOMI MIUI Team. 



MIUI is giving new MIUI Calendar app that not only allows for deep customization but also offers a brand new way of discovering content that is most relevant and interesting to you.
Its has many exciting features and provides instant information of upcoming holidays, festivals, public events and much more which is beyond your thinking.

A new feature in Google Map App added that let you edit road. Let's see how to edit.

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Google Maps, one of the powerful, full featured navigation apps now provide editing of road within the app. Now user can easily edit the road to correct it.

Earlier this week, Google rolled out a new home-screen for Google Map users on Android in India. The company has now added the ability to edit the roads and other places. This feature is available to users of both Android and iOS apps. It is said to replace the Map Maker service that was shut down earlier this week.
You won't be able to see this new feature right away as it is hidden under other options inside the app. Here's how you can access the feature.
At its Google for India event in New Delhi today, the company announced a new mobile app designed with users in India in mind: YouTube Go.

The app brings YouTube to your mobile device with a slew of options to help you save on your carrier’s data fees and to work in areas with poor connectivity.

YouTube Go features video previews in the form of slideshows for each clip, so can get an idea of what it’s about before you stream or save it to your device. You can also see its file size before downloading, along with how much storage space you have left on your phone.
In a perfect Android world, the main language of Java is really modern, clear, and elegant. You can write less by doing more, and whenever a new feature appears, developers can use it just by increasing version in Gradle. Then while creating a very nice app, it appears fully testable, extensible, and maintainable. Our activities are not too large and complicated, we can change data sources from database to web without tons of differences, and so on. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the Android world isn’t this ideal. Google is still striving for perfection, but we all know that ideal worlds don’t exist. Thus, we have to help ourselves in that great journey in the Android world.

Kotlin and Java - Android
Kotlin is a popular new player in the Android world. But can it ever replace Java?
What Is Kotlin, and Why Should You Use It?
So, the first language. I think that Java isn’t the master of elegance or clarity, and it is neither modern nor expressive (and I’m guessing you agree). The disadvantage is that below Android N, we are still limited to Java 6 (including some small parts of Java 7). Developers can also attach RetroLambda to use lambda expressions in their code, which is very useful while using RxJava. Above Android N, we can use some of Java 8’s new functionalities, but it’s still that old, heavy Java. Very often I hear Android developers say “I wish Android supported a nicer language, like iOS does with Swift”. And what if I told you that you can use a very nice, simple language, with null safety, lambdas, and many other nice new features? Welcome to Kotlin.

FreeOffice -  A complete office suite software which is alternative of  Microsoft Office. It is light, less in size and easy to use.


FreeOffice is completely freeware software for personal use as well as business use. 
"FreeOffice is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program – all compatible with their counterparts in Microsoft Office." 

Top 10 simple tools for developing mobile application

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Alpha Anywhere
Alpha Anywhere is a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly solid performance and nativelike look and feel.

Alpha Anywhere’s SQL database support is especially strong because it allows you to use the native SQL dialects of each database if you wish, or you can go with Alpha’s Portable SQL facility, which will emit the appropriate native SQL for the current database connection. Alpha’s support for offline mobile operation is also quite complete. It reduces the development of data conflict resolution logic to a few clicks.

The week's wearable tech news blips and murmurs all in one place.
Mi Smart Watch
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