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Asus ZenFone 2 to get Marshmallow Update

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There’s good news for users of the Asus ZenFone 2 smartphone from
Asus. The company is finally pushing out the much-awaited update
for Android 6.0 Marshmallow for this handset. This comes barely a
week after Google announced the release of their Nougat 7 operating
system. Asus has launched the update for the ZE551ML and SE55ML
models of their ZenFone 2.

The Taiwan-based company confirmed that both ZenFone 2 and its
Zenfone 2 Deluxe models would benefit from Marshmallow way back
in November 2015. Other devices that were named in this promise
ZenFone 2 Selfie, PadFone S and ZenFone 2 Laser.

The manufacturer also provided an update for the ZenFone 2 Laser
device in May this year. There just was no Marshmallow update for
ZenFone 2 even after the company said the update would be coming
before the second quarter of 2016.

The changelog for the ZenFone 2 device shows that the firmware
bears version number 4.21.40.134. Users are going to get the update
OTA (Over the Air). It will bring some significant new apps to the
handset, including Google Messenger, Instagram, Google Calendar,
Facebook and Facebook Messenger.
After installing the update, users of the ZenFone will also as much as
21 total pre-installed apps removed from their phone. These include
Jawbone UP, Google Play Books, Google+, Asus Backup, Data
Transfer, party Link and TripAdvisor, among many others. Post-the-
update, users will get support for Multi-user or SnapView. The
software update will also include tons of other features that
Marshmallow brings across the board.
Asus has also offered some advice for users downloading this
software update; they should shift apps to the internal storage since
the update doesn’t work on APP2SD. It’s also recommendable to
remove Asus Messaging and Asus Calendar.

Owners of the ZenFone 2 can manually download the update directly
from the manufacturer’s website. They could also wait to get the
usual notification on their device.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore

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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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