Nokia 3 receives Android 8.1 Oreo update

Vlad 20 December 2018 Nokia Android Firmware Updates HMD Global has apparently started sending out the update to Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 3 from 2017. The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, then received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo back in April this year. Now it’s time for it to make the jump to 8.1, although at this rate Pie seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at the moment. On one hand, if you own a Nokia 3, it’s probably sad to think…

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3 Things To Get If You Want To Travel In Style

The Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Travel in style to make heads turn wherever you go Winter is here! And apart from the glorious fact that we get to indulge in some winter fashion, another thing we are thrilled about is that this is the perfect weather to those places which were too hot to travel to in summer months. So a weekend trip or two is not a bad…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 may be headed to Europe soon

Xiaomi unveiled the almost entirely bezel-less Mi Mix 3 in China in October, and now it looks like the sliding smartphone might be ready to finally become available in other markets – such as Europe. The Mi Mix 3 was certified by both the Bluetooth SIG and the EEC recently. What’s more, a Reddit user posted a screenshot of a chat with a customer support rep from Amazon Germany, who told him to expect the Mi Mix 3 to be in stock on December 1. If that is indeed the…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 gets a 103 DxOMark score, boosted by 108 for photos

DxOMark were quick to give the freshly announced Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s dual camera a detailed run. Xiaomi’s latest and greatest posted a combined score of 103 which breaks down to a 108 photo and 93 video score. For reference, the combined score of 103 matches the Samsung Galaxy Note9 but sits below the iPhone XS Max (105) and Huawei P20 Pro (109). The photo score of 108 more or less matches the Galaxy Note9’s 107 photo score. DxO praised the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s reliable and fast autofocus –…

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Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen, big enough to house two cameras and a speaker. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that really…

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The $100 Oontz Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth speaker is on sale for nearly 75% off today

Picking the right Bluetooth speaker can be an exercise in futility, but today Amazon is making it easy. The popular Oontz Angle 3 Ultra is on sale for $27, the best price we’ve ever seen and nearly 75 percent off its $100 MSRP. This compact speaker is built to take your tunes along wherever you go. At just 15 ounces and 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches, it’s easy to toss it into a bag. And if you happen to be heading outdoors, this speaker can handle that too—it’s weatherproof, with…

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Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series: Report

HIGHLIGHTS An Israeli distributor revealed the information at an event The P20 series to have three variants – P20, P20 Plus, P20 Lite Two other phones, with code names Maya and Salina, also to be launched Huawei is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones as part of its 2018 roadmap. The Shenzen-based manufacturer will announce smartphones in its new flagship series, Huawei P20, in early 2018. At a press conference in Israel, held by Electra Consumer Products (an importer of Huawei phones), plans for the Huawei P20 series are claimed…

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Nokia 3 to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Directly, Skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global’s Sarvikas confirmed direct Oreo update for Nokia 3 Nokia 3 won’t receive Android 7.1.2 Nougat update The smartphone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat in February Weeks after bringing an Android Oreo update to Nokia 8, HMD Global is now all set to release the same latest update for Nokia 3. The new move also points to the fact that the Finnish company has no plans to bring an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 smartphone. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas on Saturday confirmed the ongoing developments. Sarvikas, the…

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GATE-like test for students with engineering degrees from these 3 deemed universities

Days after the Supreme Court cancelled engineering degrees granted since 2001 by three deemed universities through the distance education mode, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday to protect the interests of hundreds who could be affected by the move, people familiar with the matter said. JRN Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University, Udaipur; Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu; and IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan — have been conducting distance engineering programmes without necessary approvals, including that from the UGC or the All India Council…

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Going on a vacation to Thailand? Here are the top 3 water parks you must visit

Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by a renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 travellers’ choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the 3rd spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with The Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking 6th spot. Also in Pattaya, The Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the 7th most popular water park in Asia. “Thailand offers various fun-filled activities for families, youth and children…

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