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WhatsApp Has Introduced Two New Features And They Are Quite Impressive

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Instant messaging app WhatsApp has added two new updates to the texting app and the updates are what I would call very crucial updates.

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The first update is the new feature that labels forwarded messages. I believe this will help to combat fake news. A forwarded WhatsApp message will include an indicator that marks it as forwarded. This may seem like a small move for the messaging platform, but this move is potentially one that will make a big difference in the way people spread information, especially wrong information over the app.

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In a blog post, WhatsApp encouraged its users to think before sharing messages that were forwarded. As a reminder, you can report spam or block a contact in one tap.

The second update gives group admins more control over their groups. Admins can now stop members from posting in a group.

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I believe this will make the groups more organized . It can be deactivated as well.

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Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead As Microsoft Officially Ends Support For Phones

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Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

The support for Windows 10 phones have just ended.

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Although It’s very sad to see the Operating system go out of fashion, there’s nothing we can do about it. Microsoft has already confirmed that it is officially killing off support for the OS. I actually knew this would happen at some point but I didn’t know it would be this soon.



Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

So if you’re still using a Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile phone, you have less than a year to upgrade to something else preferably an Android Phone.

Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Microsoft has already published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile’s upcoming End of Support.

According to the company, Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that are running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 will no longer receive support even earlier — on June 11th, 2019.

So immediately it gets to the end of support date some of the features on the device will slowly stop working and Microsoft won’t do anything about it.  Automatic or manual device backups will end on March 10, 2020.

With this notice, Microsoft just hit the final nail on the coffin of it’s mobile operating system

Alternative Option For Windows 10 Mobile

“Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” the company said, recommending users to move to an Android or iOS device.

Do you still have a windows phone?

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Android Q – See 3 Of The New Features Google Is Releasing

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Android Q is already on its way although the current distribution rate of it’s predecessor Android Pie is still pretty low, depending on how OEM’s adapt some of us might use Android Q completely skipping Android P.

 

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Android Q Dark Mode

Although, it’s still pretty early to confirm everything Google would be releasing on Android Q but some members of the dev team at XDA Developers already got an exclusive leak and one of the most exciting features in it is the fact that it has dark mode



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Also, users  would get more privacy and also a desktop mode. Here a couple of screenshots

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In May 2018, Google unveiled Android Pie and actually started working on Dark Mode then and considering most of the Google standalone apps are getting dark mode, it won’t be surprising to see Google integrate it into the full OS.

There’s also a possibility this feature would enable users force dark mode on some certain applications.

Improved Privacy

If you check one of the screenshots I posted previously , you can see the new permission settings. This would give users a little more flexible control over how apps use their data.

Desktop Mode And Native Screen Recording

The new desktop mode is quite similar to the  Samsung’s Dex and Huawei’s EMUI Desktop. Also in this new version, we will also have native screen recording , something that was already available on ROMs from various manufacturers.

Like I said before, It’s still pretty early to know all the other features but be sure that Google would be following this path. We’ll get more insight once the developer preview is out

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iTel A44 Air – Full Price And Specifications

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Itel Mobile just launched the iTel A44 Air and it has a set of impressive specifications so let’s take a closer look at this device

The iTel a44 Air is the latest addition to the A Series by iTel Mobile. The device comes with basically what everyone expects to see on a budget phone , a decent price and budget friendly specifications.



The device also comes with 1GB RAM, A quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz and a dual camera setup. I’m a bit disappointed at the choice of processor for this device. A low-end Mediatek processor would have still done the trick

The main selling point of the iTel A44 Air is the fact that it is a budget phone is the battery life, it comes with a 2400mAh battery which is not too bad.

Nevertheless , lets take a look at the quick specs of this device:

iTel A44 Air Specifications

*. Display: 5.45 inch display
*. Processor: Quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz
*. RAM: 1GB
*. Storage: 8GB storage expandable up to 32GB via micro SD card slot
*. Cameras:
– Back camera: Dual camera of 5MP + 0.08MP
– Front camera: 2MP Selfie Camera
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.
– WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 3G: 2100 MHz , 4G – LTE

*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
*. Sensors: G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Electronic compass
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes

*. Face Unlock: Yes
*. Battery: 2400mAh capacity

 

iTel A44 Air

Design and Display

The iTel A44 Air is the latest addition to iTel’s A series of Android Smartphones. The phone comes with 5.4-inch Display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 960 pixels.

The Itel A44 Air has a very classy design and also has a chequered design  that can be seen clearly at the back of the smartphone to ensure users get a good grip while holding the device. The placement of the volume keys are also very good as it allows users easily make use of it easily.

At the back of the phone you can see a very impressive horizontal dual camera setup. The cameras are supported by a high quality LED Flash to improve shots at low light conditions.

The iTel A44 Air is available in different colour options -Blusher Gold, Elegant Blue, and Slate Grey.

Considering the phone is a budget phone, the specs aren’t all that mind blowing but it’s just something I’d say is good. The phone weighs about 140g, which i feel is not too heavy but users can actually enjoy using the device nevertheless.

Camera and Connectivity

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Apart from the whole budget friendly smartphone specs and other design aesthetics you can find on the iTel A44 Air, the A44 Air Android Smartphone like most of the devices from Itel still comes comes with a rear camera that isn’t all that great but it makes the most of it.

The A44 Air comes with a dual camera setup at the back, which includes a 5 megapixels camera  + a secondary 0.08 megapixel camera for depth sensor capturing.

The back camera is also supported by an LED flash,  has HDR support, panorama.AI beauty mode While the front shooter comes with a 2megapixels camera .

However, the both cameras support Beauty mode, Scene detection, HDR, Night shots, and many more.

The iTel A44 air has 4G LTE support, while other connectivity options include includes WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth v4.2, the normal 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.

 

Performance and Battery

The device is powered by a Quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4Ghz .However, there’s no official word yet on if there are bloatware apps on the device that can be uninstalled with the single touch of a button.

The main selling point of the A44 Air  is still the fact that it is a budget smartphone. Although there are phones that can be called a budget smartphone with better features like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with pretty impressive specifications but the iTel A44 isn’t that bad

According to iTel, The device will have 1GB RAM and 8GB of storag , that allows you to store as many of your files as you want like your docs, apps, games, music, movies / videos, and even your best photos and pictures.

But if you feel the space is small, which it is actually because apps would take 50% of the space you can expand it up to 32GB via a dedicated micro SD card slot. Now that’s pretty managable, you can check This 32gb Memory card though if you are looking for the maximum storage option.

I’m a bit disappointed that it will run on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box considering this is 2019 and most of us haven’t even tested out Android 9.0 Pie but I think it’s because Google is still working on the Android Go version for Android 9.0 Pie  . The device has a smoother and smarter operation, quicker fingerprint sensor usage, and a faster system navigation gesture

Like I mentioned before, the A44 air is powered by a 2400mAh battery , and it is enough to last 14 hours on a single full cycle charge.

The device also can also charge fast so all you have to do is plug in your device and wait for a few hours to get it fully charged for the next use.

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Price of iTel A44 Air

– In Kenya: iTel A44 Air is priced between Ksh. 8,130
– In Rwanda: iTel A44 Air  is priced at Rwf 71,650
– In Nigeria: iTel A44 Air is priced at N29,000
– In Ghana: iTel A44 Air is priced between  393 Cedis

Please bear in mind that the above prices are the expected retail price of the A44 Air. Also the device comes with a 12 month warranty from iTel.

At the moment of writing this post, the device is only available in India. Hopefully it would launch in Nigeria soon.

The iTel A44 Air is a budget smartphone of 66,000 naira and is basically something for those looking for a cheap android smartphone to cater for their needs easily.

 

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