Android Confirms Specific Processors For Google Smartphones

Android Confirms Specific Processors For Google Smartphones

Android Confirms Specific Processors For Google Smartphones
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Android insiders confirmed the news saying Google's new smartphone, the Pixel 6 will come with its own processor called Whitecapel.

Google is rumored to be launching a new smartphone with a special processor. The processor is referred to as the Whitecapel which will arrive on the new Pixel 6 smartphone. Reports from an Android insider, recently confirmed the leak.

As is well known, previous reports were received from 9to5Google and XDA Developer, which suggested the mention of Whitechapel in the Android Open-Source Project code. And an insider mentioned Google's chipset with the code number GS101. GS seems to be short for Google Silicon.

The processor is known to be being developed by Google with Samsung. Therefore, some experts speculate, this may be an upgraded version of some Exynos chips. Interestingly, an insider who confirmed this report said Samsung also makes processors for Xiaomi.

Whitecapel reportedly will have a 5nm fabrication and include 8 processor cores, of which 2 Cortex-A78 cores, a pair of Cortex-A76 cores, and 4 Cortex-A55 cores. Meanwhile, the graphics accelerator is ARM Mali.

If Google actually installed a chip made specifically for its devices, then the smartphone would have a better performance. These include process refinement, photo quality enhancement, and optimal hardware and software components.

In addition, the Google Pixel 6 is predicted to come with an on-screen fingerprint scanner. Another leak reveals that the device will be powered by the Ultrawide band which is usually used in tracking devices or a link between mobile devices and smart home devices.
Oppo K9 5G Launches, Comes With Snapdragon 768G

Oppo K9 5G Launches, Comes With Snapdragon 768G

Oppo K9 5G Launches, Comes With Snapdragon 768G
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Oppo K9 5G has been launched in China. This smartphone was launched along with the Oppo Enco Air true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones, the Oppo K9 Smart TV, and the Oppo Band.

The Oppo K9 5G is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 768g SoC. The smartphone also packs a 90Hz screen, and a 3D liquid cooling system to keep the phone's temperature under control.

The Oppo K9 5G has an AMOLED screen measuring 6.43 inches with a punch-hole design. Oppo also claims that the K9 5G screen is integrated with an in-screen fingerprint reader which makes it easier for users to open this device.

The Oppo K9 5G uses a quad-camera on the back with a main camera resolution of 64 MP. For the front camera, the Oppo K9 5G provides 32MP resolution with some AI beauty. As for storage, the Oppo K9 5G uses 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.

For the battery capacity of this Smartphone, it also uses a 4,300 mAh battery with 65 Watt fast charging capability which can provide up to 2 hours of working time on 5 minutes of charging. . This smartphone measures 159.1 × 73.4 × 7.9mm and weighs 172 grams.

As for the price, the 8GB / ROM 128GB RAM variant costs 1,999 yuan ($ 310.77 USD), while the 8GB / ROM 256GB RAM variant sells for 2,199 yuan ($ 341.86 USD). This smartphone will be available in China starting May 11, but there is no information regarding its presence in the global market.
YouTube TV Can Now Be Accessed On Play Station 5

YouTube TV Can Now Be Accessed On Play Station 5

YouTube TV Can Now Be Accessed On Play Station 5
Technology-Portfolio.Net - PlayStation 5 (PS5) users can now access YouTube TV from this Sony-made console.

It is Android Police who discovered it for the first time, after Google secretly added YouTube TV service support information for the PS5 on their official site.

New YouTube Features

YouTube is reportedly testing a new feature that allows embedding comments at any point in the video. In simple terms, it will allow comments to appear at specific user-defined points.

That way, it's no longer like a scrollable downward comment column. Apparently, this looks like the timestamped comment that SoundCloud has.

"We're testing a new feature that lets you view timed comments exactly as you watch them in the video," says YouTube.

This trial was conducted on some Android and iOS users who were given access to test this capability in the beta version.
Google Play Store Will Reveal User Data Taken by Applications

Google Play Store Will Reveal User Data Taken by Applications

Google Play Store Will Reveal User Data Taken by Applications
Technology-Portfolio.Net - The Google Play Store will display a privacy label containing the user data set recorded in the application. The plan, this label will be present starting next year.

This announcement comes after several months that Apple displays the same privacy label on their App Store app page. Even Google also said that its application will also display recorded data, just like Apple.

According to Google, this is intended to assist users in understanding what data is collected and shared in the application, what effect if the data is secured, to further information regarding privacy and security.

Google will detail some user data that applications can access such as location, contacts, or email addresses. But companies also want to give developers room to explain why that data is being used and what's in it for their apps.

Also Read: Google Restricts Applications To Access User Information

Later, Google will provide information to users whether the data is encrypted, whether the data complies with Google's policies regarding child-friendly applications, and whether users can choose not to share data.

In addition, the information will also highlight whether a third party has verified the security of the application or can users ask them to delete their data or not.

Developers will begin to be informed of this information in the final quarter of 2021. Meanwhile, the privacy label will begin showing to users in the first quarter of 2022.

This label also applies to new applications or applications that have recently introduced an update. If the app update doesn't show any new information about the data recorded on the label, Google will block the app.
Twitter Users Can Now Upload Photos in 4K Resolution and Crop Free

Twitter Users Can Now Upload Photos in 4K Resolution and Crop Free

Twitter Users Can Now Upload Photos in 4K Resolution and Crop Free
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Twitter is back with updates for the convenience of its users in social media. After the fleet and the elimination of the bookmark feature, this time the platform with the blue bird logo makes it easy for users to upload images at full size.

Previous Twitter users had to crop (crop) the image they want to upload to a size of 16: 9 or usually it will be done by the system automatically.

This was done with the reason to keep the appearance in the timeline uniform. But now, Twitter has announced that users can upload images at their actual size.

"Introduce a bigger and better image on iOS and Android, now available to all users," wrote Twitter in its official account.

For information, this ability has indeed become one that is requested by users. Because, it is not uncommon for uploaded photos to be cut in size when they appear on the timeline.

High-Quality Images With 4K Resolution

Previously, Twitter also allowed users to upload high-resolution images from iOS and Android devices. Through this update, the image seen can be sharper and more detailed.

Apart from being crop free, Twitter users can also activate the high-quality images feature to view 4K resolution images and high-quality image uploads to tweet 4K quality images.

The Twitter application on the website supports high-resolution images up to 4K (4,096x4,096 pixels). Only for applications, the resolution is limited to a maximum of 2,048 x 2,048 pixels.

Users can also choose whether they want high resolution images to be seen when using cellular and WiFi networks, only when connected to WiFi, or disable both options.

Information From Twitter

"Time to tweet high-resolution images, the option to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS is now available to all users," said Twitter via @TwitterSupport account.

"To start uploading and viewing images in 4K, update your high-quality image preferences in the 'Data usage' section," said Twitter.

Based on the Twitter statement, to activate this feature, users need to enter the "Data Usage" Settings on the Twitter application.
Brazil Finally Allows WhatsApp Pay

Brazil Finally Allows WhatsApp Pay

Brazil Finally Allows WhatsApp Pay

Technology-Portfolio.Net - WhatsApp has re-launched the WhatsApp Pay payment service in Brazil. The payment service WhatsApp Pay was suspended by Brazil's Central Bank in June 2020, just days after its launch.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the return of this payment service in a video that was shown in Brazil.

In the video, Mark Zuckerberg talks about how payment information added to WhatsApp will work on Facebook and Instagram.

According to the Head of Facebook Financial, David Marcus, "the payment service WhatsApp Pay being rolled back in Brazil will be part of a phased rollout effort."

It seems that Facebook is serious about returning the WhatsApp Pay service to Brazil, one of which can be seen from the video uploaded to promote the payment service.

Not only that, Facebook also published a page stating that the Facebook Pay payment system that underlies WhatsApp Pay has been authorized by the Central Bank.

When the WhatsApp Pay service was first launched in Brazil, the country's central bank suspended operations. The reason is, there are concerns about competition among payment systems.

Brazil's Central Bank said it plans to evaluate whether the Facebook-owned service complies with regulations.

At the time, Facebook said it had been in contact with authorities before the WhatsApp Pay service was launched.

In late March 2021, Reuters reported, Brazil's Central Bank had approved the service, after Facebook obtained official approval to run the payments service.

In a Facebook press release, WhatsApp users will be able to connect debit, prepaid, or combo cards from several banks that work together to process their payments.

Previously on June 15, 2020, the WhatsApp Pay service officially operated in Brazil. This was conveyed by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg through his personal page. Brazil became the first country where WhatsApp Pay was widely launched.

"Brazil became the first country in the world where we launched a payment service on WhatsApp," Zuckerberg said.

He said that with the presence of the payment service WhatsApp Pay in Brazil, users could send and receive money as easily as sending photos.

WhatsApp Pay, according to Zuckerberg, is also claimed to make it easier for small businesses to make financial transactions through the messaging application.

"To enable transactions, we developed Facebook Pay which provides a secure and consistent way to transact across our app platforms," ​​Zuckerberg said.

For your information, Zuckerberg also said, WhatsApp Pay can run thanks to collaboration with a number of local bank partners. They include Banco do Brasil, Nubank, Sicredi, and Cielo, merchant payment processors in Brazil.
Google Restricts Applications To Access User Information

Google Restricts Applications To Access User Information

Google Restricts Applications To Access User Information
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Google will be more selective with applications on the Google Play Store that can see what applications are already installed on the user's smartphone.

Although it seems harmless, the list of applications installed on the user's smartphone can inform the developer of the user's information. For example, dating preferences to political affiliations.

Starting May 5, 2021, the developer must provide reasons to Google regarding why the application accesses application installation information on the user's smartphone.

Android 11 applications currently requesting the "QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES" permission can view the complete list of applications installed on the user's device. However, Google recently updated its Developer Program Policies.

Where, now the application information installed on the user's smartphone is classified as sensitive personal data of the user.

Restrict Permission Access to the Application

Accordingly, Google will limit which applications are allowed to obtain information regarding the complete list of applications installed on the user's smartphone.

When these changes take effect in May, applications can only obtain permissions, if their core functions require wide visibility into the applications installed on the user's smartphone.

Examples are file manager applications, browsers, and antivirus applications that require data for interoperability purposes. "Banking applications, digital wallet applications, and other applications that involve financial transaction functionality will be licensed for security purposes," said Google.

Naughty Developers Can Be Kicked from Google Play

Apps that don't function properly but request visibility permission access could run the risk of being removed from the Google Play Store.

For this reason, all developers who wish to retain permission access in their applications need to complete a declaration form that guarantees its use in accordance with its function.

If you're concerned that users may still abuse permissions, Google's documentation clearly states that this will impact the app.

Google may suspend apps and may terminate developer accounts if they commit violations.
Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names

Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names

Google Assistant Now Can Say Difficult Names
Technology-Portfolio.Net - The use of Google Assistant is increasingly being used by users, because there are more and more things that can be done, such as playing music or calling contacts.

However, it is not uncommon for obstacles to arise in the pronunciation of difficult names to contact. As a result, Google Assistant doesn't recognize him or mispronounces his name.

In response to that problem, now Google Assistant has added the latest update for the pronunciation of names that are difficult or require special pronunciation.

"We want Google Assistant to recognize and pronounce people's names as accurately as possible, especially the less common ones," the company wrote in a blog post.

This feature will later allow users to provide examples of the pronunciation of names that the Google Assistant system will accept. That way, the system will be better able to recognize names that are quite difficult to pronounce.

This feature will be released in the next few days, with the temporary support language is English.

"We hope to expand into more languages soon," he said.

Smart Speaker

The next update regarding Google Assistant is the capability in Google's Smart Speaker.

This smart speaker is recorded as the most frequently commanded to set an alarm. Then, the user sometimes assigns multiple tasks in one command. This is what sometimes becomes a problem and the alarms are not loaded properly.

With the updates currently included, Google Assistant will be able to better understand the context that what its users are speaking. For example, after activating two alarms, the user wants to turn off one of them. The system will understand when the user orders even with sentences that are not exactly the same.

"Please turn off the second alarm," for example.

With this capability, Google Assistant is predicted to be 100 percent accurate in understanding the context of the alarm command.

BERT Technology

Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) machine learning capabilities are behind the development of the feature.

To complement it, the company redesigned the NLU Assistant model to better understand context. That is, this model can find out empirically what the user commands mean.

BERT was first discovered in 2018 and is used in Search which allows the processing of various but related words.

Thus, the BERT capability will make the conversation between Google Assistant and its users appear more natural. The system is able to understand what the user is doing when opening the smartphone.
Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro

Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro

Huawei Officially Launches Smartphone Mate 30E Pro
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Huawei apparently also launched Mate 30E Pro together with Mate 40 through an event held in China. As the name implies, this smartphone is an update from the Mate 30 which was released last year.

So, what makes it different from last year's model?

The main difference from this model is the Kirin 990E chipset.

This chipset is the latest version of the Kirin 990 on the Mate 30 Pro, which has improved performance. This chipset is built on 7nm + architecture.

Mate 30E Pro will later run EMUI 11, but based on Android 10. It is planned that this smartphone will be available in China starting November 1, 2020. As for other specifications, Huawei has not revealed in detail whether it will be the same as the Mate 30 Pro version released last year, including the price issue.

However, from a number of information, the Mate 30E Pro comes with LPDDR5 memory and UFS flash memory, 4K HDR video recording capabilities, and HiFi audio quality.

Huawei Mate 30E Pro Full Specifications

Brand: Huawei
Model: Mate 30E Pro
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80
Weight (g): 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4500
Fast charging: Proprietary
Wireless charging: Yes
Colours: Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, Vegan Orange

Screen size (inches): 6.53
Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution: 1176x2400 pixels
Aspect ratio: 20:9

Processor: 1.95GHz octa-core
Processor make: HiSilicon Kirin 990E
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to: 256 GB

Rear camera: 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + ToF
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 3D Depth

Operating system: Android 10
Skin: EMUI 11

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.10
NFC: Yes
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2

SIM Type: Nano-SIM
3G: Yes
4G/ LTE: Yes
5G: Yes

SIM Type::: Nano-SIM
3G: Yes
4G/ LTE: Yes

Face unlock: Yes
3D face recognition: Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Barometer: Yes
7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

7 Website Places To Check Internet Speed

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Fast internet is a basic requirement in this day and age. Fast internet is needed in all walks of life, from the teaching and learning process, job needs, to entertainment needs such as streaming movies or playing online games.

How do I test internet speed? Use the 7 websites below to find out. Let's try!

1. is a website that can provide an estimate of your current internet speed.'s main focus is download speed as this is the most relevant thing for people enjoying content on the internet.

It's very easy to find out, just go to then this site will automatically calculate your internet speed. can test internet speed globally on any device, from mobile phones to laptops to smart TVs with a browser.

If you click the "Show more info" button, you can see the upload speed and connection latency (ping). If your internet speed is lower than what your internet service provider (ISP) or internet service provider promises, then you should ask them.

2. SpeedOf.Me
The official website explains that SpeedOf.Me was born in December 2011. At that time, the developer made the first HTML5 broadband speed test. SpeedOf.Me is designed to work on all browsers that support HTML5, from iPhone, Android and Windows devices, as well as desktop browsers.

To test your internet speed, just go to and wait a few moments. The advantage is, you don't need to use Flash / Java, just use HTML5 technology. SpeedOf.Me also has a high degree of accuracy and can be run without installing any application.

3. is a website to test internet speed. To be accurate, they recommend testing 3-4 times. There's no need to download or install anything, just visit and click "Start Speed Test".

After that, will automatically calculate the average download and upload speed. On the same page, the latency, internet provider name, IP address, and server location will also appear. Easy, fast and practical!

4. is a modern DSL speed test for analyzing broadband internet access. has nearly 5000 servers worldwide. This website will test your download speed, upload speed, maximum number of connections per minute, and ping (response time between your computer and the internet).

All tests are performed in the browser via HTTP (TCP), without installing software. The trick is to click and wait a moment. The results will appear a few moments later. It's easy, right?

First established in 2001 under the domain and is addressed at Then, in 2004 it has its own domain and is addressed at In 2005 it changed the address to and changed again to in 2014.

Just like other websites, to test internet speed simply click "Start test". Then, the results will appear in seconds. For more detailed results, click "Shows Detail of This Test".

With SpeedCheck, you can test your internet speed accurately and automatically. Devices that can be tested are cellphones, tablets, and computers, via a browser available on each device. To display accurate results on mobile devices, it is recommended to download the app which is available for both iOS and Android.

Why is that? This is because the browser on mobile devices has poor performance. For the results, you can find out the download and upload speeds, as well as the latency, IP address, and provider used. You can access it via a browser by visiting

7. AT&T Speed Test
Who doesn't know AT&T? It is the largest telecommunications company in the world as well as the largest cellular telephone service provider in the United States through AT&T Communications.

To test internet speed, simply visit and click the "Start" button. In a moment, the results will come out. You can find out the speed of download, upload, and ping and jitter data. Internet speed test on the AT&T website provided by Ookla, LLC.

Well, that's 7 ways to test internet speed via a website. Simple, practical, and free of charge.
Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads

Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads

Snapchat Users Can Now Include Music In Uploads
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Snapchat has just announced a new feature called Sounds. With this feature, users of the iOS version of Snapchat can add music to their Snaps.

The music can be added before or after taking the Snap. The music catalog available is varied and has been curated.

"Music can make video creation and communication more expressive, and offer another way to personally recommend music to your closest friends," wrote Snapchat in the caption.

When users receive a Snap equipped with Sound, they can immediately swipe up to find out the album, song title, to the musician.

Then, via the 'Play This Song' link, users can listen to the song in full on music streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.

Not only does it include music in Snaps, Snapchat also claims to be testing a feature that allows users to create their own sounds and add them to their Snaps.

Together with this feature, Snapchat also announced Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco's newest song, 'Lonely; will be available exclusively in the Sound feature.

Snapchat Opens Office in Singapore, Strengthens Presence in Southeast Asia

Previously, Snap announced the recruitment of its first employee in Singapore. This step also strengthens the commitment of the company that owns Snapchat in the Southeast Asian market.

As a first step, Anubhav Nayyar will be part of the International Markets team led by Nana Murugesan as Managing Director. The International Markets team itself is known to be responsible for a number of Snap's growth strategies.

These strategies typically include expanding the company's operations in key global markets, promoting cultural relevance and building community, including rolling out a series of programs and local partnerships with telecom providers and OEMs.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to grow our business in Southeast Asia. This region is one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse parts of the world," said Snap's Chief Strategy Officer, Jared Grusd.

Apart from that, Snap also plans to open an office in Singapore this year. Hence, the company is currently monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and once the situation has subsided, Snap will establish its presence in the country.

Snap Plans in Southeast Asia

"Snap wants to celebrate and support diversity in Southeast Asia, and I can't wait to start building and fostering strategic partnerships, local content and communities across the region," said Director of Southeast Asia Market Development, Anubhav Nayyar.

In the future, the Singapore office will also strengthen Snap's support for multinational brand advertising partnerships based in the Asia Pacific region. For Snap, Southeast Asia has become increasingly important to the company in the last 12 years.

This is evidenced by several initiatives undertaken in a number of countries, including Indonesia. Some of the initiatives are localizing Augmented Reality Lens and creative tools called Kartini Day and Java Jazz Festival.

Photo Credit: Snapchat
Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events

Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events

Zoom Presents Marketplace Service to Host Virtual Events
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Zoom continues to add new features to its platform. Most recently, the video conference platform has launched a marketplace called OnZoom.

OnZoom is a marketplace that users can use to hold and monetize virtual events they create.

OnZoom can be used for various virtual events, from cooking classes to stand-up comedy. This platform is supported by a number of features, such as ticket sales, event scheduling, to promotions.

Users who are interested in holding events via OnZoom are required to have a paid Zoom account first. But anyone can watch the program.

Later, the organizers can also determine the number of participants attending the event. The maximum number that can be accommodated is 1,000 participants.

For now, OnZoom is only available in beta for users in the United States. However, Zoom plans to bring it to the global market next year.

In addition, Zoom has announced that the platform supports integration with 35 third-party applications. Through this integration, users can access other application functions directly through Zoom.

Zoom Mobile and Desktop Applications are Now Strengthened by 2FA Features

Previously, Zoom recently added two-factor authentication support (two-factor authentication / 2FA) for mobile applications and desktop versions.

This step of course gives users the option to add an extra layer of security to their accounts beyond the standard password.

In the company's official blog, Zoom says users can enable extra security via Zoom Dashboard.

This isn't the first time Zoom has offered support for 2FA. Previously this feature was presented for the web version.

Zoom confirmed that all users will be able to access the new security features, including those using the free service.

In addition to bringing 2FA to more platforms, Zoom also provides users with more ways to receive one-time login codes.

Code via SMS

Previously, users only had the option of using an authentication app like Google Authenticator to generate codes.

Now users can choose to receive them via SMS. However, texting is generally considered to be less secure than using apps on your device because codes are more likely to be intercepted.

Zoom has also added support for recovery codes, which can be used to regain access to the account if a user's mobile device is lost.

This is the latest security feature that Zoom has added this year, after repeated bombardments of intense privacy and security issues following its boom in popularity.

Photo Credit: Zoom
Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Apple Officially Launches iPhone 12 and Iphone 12 Mini, Provides 5G Support

Photo: Apple,com - Apple finally officially launched the iPhone 12 as the latest smartphone series for this year. The presence of this new iPhone is even more interesting because it is the first series to support 5G cellular technology.

By design, the iPhone 12 still carries a similar design to its predecessor. But Apple made improvements to make it 11 percent thinner and 15 percent smaller than the iPhone 11, even with the same 6.1-inch screen size.

Apple buried the Super Retina XDR screen on this brand-new iPhone. As protection, this smartphone screen is protected with a protection called the ceramic shield.

The performance of this new device is supported by the A14 Bionic chipset. Armed with this new chip, Apple said the iPhone 12 would be the first smartphone with a chip using the 5nm architecture.

iPhone 12 Camera
The need for iPhone 12 photography is left to two rear cameras with 12MP (wide) and 12MP (ultra-wide) resolution lenses respectively.

Apple also provides smartphones with the latest charging technology that is given by MagSafe. There are five color options available, namely black, white, red, green and blue.

iPhone 12 Mini
Apart from the iPhone 12, Apple has also introduced a variant with a smaller screen size, namely 5.4 inches. Despite having a smaller screen, the specifications and capabilities are the same as the iPhone 12.

Please note, in this product Apple no longer includes a charger or earphones for reasons that are more environmentally friendly. However, consumers still get a lightning to USB Type-C port data cable.

Price of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
Apple sells the iPhone 12 with prices starting at USD 799 and for the iPhone 12 mini, it starts at USD 699.
11 Hidden Features in Android 11

11 Hidden Features in Android 11

11 Hidden Features in Android 11

Photo: Blog Google - Google recently launched Android 11, which was not exclusively released for Google Pixel devices.

Android 11 can also be downloaded for OnePlus, Oppo X2, and Reno 3 smartphones through their respective open beta programs.

This latest release focuses on making it easier for you to do important things on your phone, such as managing conversations, connected devices, privacy, and more. To introduce you to it, here are 11 new capabilities that are coming with Android 11.

Google informs that Android 11 will roll out to more partner vendors and smartphones in the next few months. But unfortunately, the technology giant did not reveal the exact date when Android 11 will slide more widely globally.

This latest release focuses on making it easier for users to do various important things on smartphones, such as managing conversations, connected devices, privacy, and more.

For more details, here are 11 hidden Android 11 features that you must know.

The advantages of Android 11

1. Many of us have to frequently switch applications when communicating using text messages. In Android 11, the conversations from the various messaging apps that you have will be provided in a special room in the notification section, so you can manage the conversation more easily. You can also prioritize the conversations of the people who matter most so you don't miss their messages.

2. The balloon feature allows you to seamlessly perform multiple activities at once on your device. Now you can respond to important conversations without having to switch back and forth between the applications you are currently open, including the messaging application.

3. The default setting for screen recording is finally available. Now you can record and share what's happening on your smartphone. Record with the included sound from the microphone, device, or both (no extra app required).

4. You can now access all your smart devices in one place, simply by pressing and holding the power button. Control connected devices such as smart TVs and smart speakers with one tap without having to open multiple applications.

5. The media control design has been updated and now makes it much easier. You can also switch media-playing devices, so you can transfer music from headphones to speakers without missing a single note.

6. Android Auto now works wirelessly for all phones running Android 11, provided you have a compatible vehicle. This way, you can continue to use the best features of your phone without annoying cables while driving, such as activating directions with one tap, having your smartphone send text messages via voice commands, playing your favorite media, and getting help from the Google Assistant.

7. The one-time permission feature allows you to grant one-time access to the device's most sensitive sensor features such as: microphone, camera and location. If in the future you need access to the device sensors again, an app must re-ask you for permission.

8. When it has not been used for a long time, we recommend that an application is not allowed to continue to access data. Now, Android will "auto reset" permissions for long-unused apps and notify you about this. You can always give the app permission again when you want to use it.

9. With the additional Google Play system update module, there will be more security and privacy fixes that can be delivered to your phone immediately from Google Play, in the same way as the app updating process. Once a fix is ​​available, you'll get it without waiting for a full OS update.

10. For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 provides the company-owned devices you use with the privacy protections typically available on personal devices. IT departments can use a set of tools to manage your devices through your work profile, without monitoring any data or activity that you do on your personal profile.

11. If you're using the Pixel 2 or later, you'll get a number of additional tools for organizing and managing your phone, such as app suggestions based on your daily routine. Also new actions that let you select text or an image, or take a screenshot of an app, and so on.
LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

LG Wing Officially Announced, Here Are The Specifications

Photo: LG - LG finally officially announced an innovative smartphone with a screen that can be rotated 90 degrees horizontally, namely the LG Wing.

In a live streaming event that was held Monday, September 14, 2020, this Taiwanese company revealed in detail about the capabilities and specifications of this LG Wing .

LG explained that this first rotary screen smartphone carries a 6.8-inch FHD + POLED screen.

Meanwhile, when in "Swivel Mode", this phone will display a secondary display of 3.9 inches, with the main screen changing its horizontal position.

Interestingly, each of these LG Wing screens can display different content from one another or as additional controls for an application.

What does it mean? Take for example when watching videos on YouTube. When in normal mode, the display on the screen will be interrupted by a number of notifications that appear.

In Swivel mode, users can still watch videos without having to be disturbed because notifications will appear automatically on the second screen of the LG Wing .

Hardware LG Wing

Then what about this LG Wing hardware ? The company has installed a Snapdragon 765G processor which already has 5G support.

To boost performance, LG has also included 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal memory and a 4.00mAh capable battery.

Camera LG Wing

In the camera sector, the LG Wing comes with a configuration of three camera lenses capable of 64MP (wide), 13MP (ultra wide), and 12 MP Gimbal Motion Camera (ultra wide).

As the name implies, this camera lens has the ability and control like using a Gimbal when recording video.

With this capability, LG Wing users can record videos without worrying about the results being shaky.

LG is also brave enough not to install a selfie camera on the screen like some of the premium cellphone series on the market.

The company decided to adopt pop-up camera technology - such as the Oppo and Asus series - which is capable of 32MP.

LG Wing Price

Unfortunately, the company still hasn't provided further information about when this phone will go on sale and at what price.

Currently, LG has only confirmed that its new cellphone will be sold in the United States through its exclusive telecommunications service provider partner, Verizon.
Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Motorola Announces Razr 5G, Its Latest Foldable Smartphone

Photo: The Verge - Earlier this year the legendary Motorola smartphone vendor released its folding smartphone, Razr. This is a rejuvenation of Motorola's iconic line of flip phones.

The main problems with this folding smartphone are quite a lot, starting from the squeaky hinge, the camera that is not very good, and the small battery size.

But in the end, Motorola revealed the second generation of this foldable smartphone, and gave several updates to fix a series of flaws in the first generation Razr.

In this latest Motorola Razr, there is 5G connectivity, a better camera, and also very useful software.

By design, there is not much difference between the old and new Razr. This is because many changes are occurring inside. Starting from the Snapdragon 765G processor combined with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. With this processor, this smartphone is capable of sub-6GHz 5G connections.

In addition, what has changed is the battery, which this time has a capacity of 2,800mAh.

Another change in hardware is the fingerprint scanner that has been moved to the back of the smartphone. Previously, the fingerprint sensor was on the chin. Not only that, the shape of the camera was completely overhauled.

About the camera, Razr previously only had a 16MP camera and a 5MP selfie camera. This is certainly a very limited camera, with only good guarantees when shooting in the sun.

Well, this time the Razr provides an update with a 48MP main camera equipped with laser autofocus, and combined with a Time-of-Flight sensor, as well as optical stabilization.

In addition, the front camera is also 20MP, although this sensor is actually a 5MP sensor that applies pixel-binning technology.

Finally, it is about software whose functionality is extended to external screens. This makes the front screen when closed can be used for various features.

Motorola itself has not updated its hinge capabilities, so that deficiencies in the hinge system are still maintained.

Regarding the price, this latest Razr is pegged at a cheaper price, which is US$ 1,399 dollars
Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Google Releases Android 11 Go, A Powerful OS For Small RAM Smartphones

Photo: Google - After announcing a few days ago the stable version of the latest Android 11, Google again announced the Android 11 Go Edition, which is intended for devices with 2GB RAM or less.

This new version of Android for entry level devices brings several performance improvements and the latest privacy features.

Google says that Android 11 Go Edition can increase app launch times by 20 percent compared to Android 10 Go Edition.

Not only that, Gi's Android device will also get the same security and privacy features as those available on regular Android 11 devices. It includes one-time permissions, and auto-reset for apps that haven't been used for a long time.

Android 11 Go Edition also includes support for gesture navigation. This makes sense considering that the Android Go device is getting bigger and bigger.

In addition, there is also a conversations application that allows you to reply to messages directly from the notification.

Google itself has upgraded Android 11 Go support to devices with up to 2GB RAM, from the previous limit of 1.5GB. Additional RAM is said to provide up to 900MB of space, and also an additional 270MB of free memory. This will allow users to run more applications without lag, even for playing games.

Android 11 Go Edition will be available starting next month. It is confirmed that if your device is a Nokia made by HMD Global, the update will be available immediately.

In addition, smartphones with Android 11 Go Edition will also appear on the market as soon as possible.
Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Samsung Patents Smartphone Camera 6 Lens and Can Move

Photo: - Samsung has just patented a technology that features a configuration of six camera lenses.

Not only that, each camera lens sensor that is believed to be embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S30, can move and tilt separately.

This capability is based on a patent entitled "Apparatus and methods for operating multiple cameras for digital photography".

Based on the rendering design made by LetsGoDigital, there are five wide-angle lenses and one telephoto paired with an LED flash.

But it is not the number of Galaxy S30 lenses that are of concern, but the ability of the mobile camera sensor to move / tilt.

Can Focus in Different Directions

This means that each camera on the Galaxy S30 can look in a different direction from the others, or where the user directs the focus of his smartphone.

Not only that, the camera capability on the Galaxy S30 is also predicted to have a number of improvements in various ways compared to the Galaxy S series that are already on the market today.

Some believe, the lens of the Galaxy S30 camera will have a higher focal length, the ability to take low light photos better, HDR is more enhanced, and the ability to add bokeh effects to panoramic photos.
Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite Will Be Released Next Year

Photo: - After last year becoming a pioneer with the release of the Galaxy Fold smartphone followed by the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung is ready to release another folding device.

Samsung has prepared a folding device, but that is just the 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, and most likely the Galaxy Fold 2.

Previously, Samsung was expected to release the Galaxy Fold Lite version, but this will be saved for next year. This is because Samsung already has the smartphone option 'Lite', the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition which will be released together with Note 20.

The good news, the price of Fold Lite might be priced cheaper because of the flagship-style specifications 1.5 years before, as well as R&D costs that don't need to be budgeted.

Samsung itself must only have one smartphone option "Lite" or affordable. This is because the type of smartphone Lite relies heavily on the number of purchases. So, Samsung should focus on just one Lite smartphone.

What's more, folding smartphones are far more difficult to produce than conventional smartphones.

However, Samsung is said to have mass-produced Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones, a premium variant of Galaxy Fold. This was revealed by a South Korean media publication.

The successor to the Galaxy Fold smartphone is expected to launch on the market in August 2020. The first information on the smartphone's specifications will probably be announced as soon as next month.

Galaxy Fold 2 is believed to be using the same Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) screen as used in the Galaxy Z Flip.

Different from the previous Fold series, Samsung's second generation folding screen smartphone will be priced cheaper though it is said to be carrying a 120Hz screen.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Nokia 5.1 Plus Finally Can Update Android 10

Photo: GSMarena - Android 10 is now available for Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphones. This availability was originally only for India, but other countries will get it as soon as possible.

Reporting from GSM Arena, the presence of Android 10 for Nokia 5.1 Plus is increasingly adding to Nokia smartphones that get an update to the OS.

In total, HMD Global has released Android 10 for 15 Nokia smartphones.

HMD Global has previously committed to provide OS updates for two years for Nokia 5.1 Plus, which was released in December 2018.

However, the company has not yet confirmed the presence of Android 11 for the smartphone.

Nokia 5.1 Plus will also continue to receive monthly security updates until the end of 2021. HMD Global will reportedly release Android 10 for five other Nokia smartphones by the end of this quarter.