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Google Ditches The Old Navigation Buttons On Android P And Introduces New Features

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I’ve used from Android 2.2 to Android 8.1 and I’ll say that navigation on all of the versions was pretty basic.
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 Android users essentially had 3 navigation buttons and in some apps four. Now Google is looking to change all of that. It’s definitely going to take some getting used to but don’t worry. 
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On Android P, the home, back and multitasking button (God bless their souls ) will be replaced with a single pill-shaped button which is located at the bottom of the screen. The back button now appears contextually inside the apps and not as a fixed key that used to appear on every screen.
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Google unveiled some of the new features that are about to debut with the next version of Android. The search giant actually unveiled a slew of new features in Android P at Google I/O 2018.

The new navigation gestures to switch between apps allows users to use gesture to navigate and switch between apps just like the iPhone X
If you swipe up from the newly added button, you will get a new multitasking panel which shows most recent apps. If you swipe up once more, you will get the app drawer. Users just need to tap on the button to go back to the home screen.
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However, the swipe feature to switch between apps is replicated exactly like on the iPhone X. As soon as you release your finger, you will jump to the selected app.
So, Google clearly ripped off the feature from the iPhone X where you can scroll between your open apps by sliding the new home couple
Google also introduced a couple of other updates :

Adaptive battery – Battery life improved considerably with the launch of Android Marshmallow and Google is looking to take it even further by integrating AI into the battery management app

Quick Screenshot Editing. You can now take a screenshot and edit it immediately before saving or sharing. It has actually been a part of the customized Android ecosystem but it was not a stock android native feature until Android P.

Lockdown: This is one of my best new features. Google added a feature that allows users to temporarily disable fingerprint security which means when lockdown is activated, only the password can be used to unlock the phone. So if I’m sleeping with my Android 9.0 phone, it’s best you leave my fingers the hell alone.

What are your thoughts on this?

I’m still waiting for when Google will integrate something that actually helps when an Android phone is stolen. The default find my phone hardly works in countries like Nigeria where we tend to turn off our data when it’s not in use.

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.

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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.

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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

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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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