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Reasons Why Tecno And Infinix Find It Difficult To Send OTA Updates

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While Europe, Asia and America receive updates to their devices, Africa is often left in the dark by the so called popular OEMs. Android 7.0 seems like a fantasy until users of their devices either risk ruining their warranty by installing a custom rom or get a new device.

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I don’t see any reason why there should even be a software update option if the device won’t ever be updated. It now seems the software update option is slowly turning to bloatware.

Most Tecno users will definitely agree with me that when it comes to software updates, Tecno is definitely one of the worst. Infinix struggles to churn out updates. iTel is almost nothing to write home about when it comes to OTA updates. I decided to make a little research and here’s what I can say about the whole OTA Update issue.

Constant Use of Mediatek Processors In Their Phones

MediaTek™ does not share its kernel source codes for free. OEMs have to buy the source codes at extremely high prices to get the phones upgraded to the next version of Android. If you want frequent upgrades from a company stay away from MTK phones.

Too Many Devices In The Market

Big smartphone companies regulate the period of time their phones will last in the market. You don’t see Samsung or HTC releasing almost 15 devices in one year. Even if they have to, they make sure the some of the devices are exclusive to some particular countries. However when it comes to the Transission Holdings OEM’s
they launch like ten to fifteen phones in one market in a year thereby leaving no room for any updates.

Here’s a case scenario :

Tecno launches a new device in the market. So the team that is responsible for the software concentrates more in clearing out the bugs and tuning it. But again Tecno launches another device, so the team has to concentrate more on their new device. Whenever Google rolls out an update Tecno has to customise it for their phones but they are obviously too slow and focused on getting more smartphones into the market and getting the bigger share of smartphone sales.

Use Of Customized UI

New Tecno smartphones run on HiOs while Infinix runs on XUI. Tecno phones run on modded Android, to tweak and develop the software and interface takes quite some time, and resources to test and work out the bugs in the codes unlike phones with stock Android which takes less time to get done and updates are available quicker.

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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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 With 12GB RAM – Full Price And Specifications

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Xiaomi has launched a device targeted at gamers  – Xiaomi Black Shark 2. And this time around, it’s using a pressure-sensitive display to cram in even more controls.

The pressure-sensitive display lets you map left and right controls to the screen. So you’ll be able to control your games through the screen, rather than by pressing physical buttons.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming, powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with liquid cooling 3.0

 

 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specifications

 

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  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 display
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Camera: 48MP + 12MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, LED flash; 20MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: In display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm; Weight: 205g
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Pricing

6GB + 128GB storage goes for $510

8GB + 128GB storage goes for $565

8GB/12GB + 256GB storage goes for $625

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Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order Now Available In Nigeria -See Pre-order Price

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HMD Global just announced a few days ago that the new Nokia 9 PureView pre order is now available for fans in Nigeria from March 19th, 2019 to April 9th, 2019 from Konga, Jumia & Slot for just N225,000.

The Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first Penta-lens android cameraphone with five 12Mp cameras at the rear. It looks pretty odd looking at it but it’s definitely worth it if you are a huge fan of photography. This could actually turn into your daily driver. The display is a 5.99 inch OLED display with a 79.7% screen-to-body ratio. You also get a 1440 x 2880 display resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also supports HDR 10.

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

 

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

 

The General Manager, West, East, and Central Africa, HMD Global, Joseph Umunakwe said

“At HMD Global, we have taken a significant step in introducing an advanced computational imaging system on a smartphone – the Nokia 9 PureView. Not only are we happy to share this amazing experience with our fans in Nigeria, but we are also giving them an opportunity to pre-order the device before it arrives in the country in the coming weeks at an average retail price of N225,000.”

 

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

Fans are required to indicate interest by visiting https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_ng/nokia-9-pureview and follow the instructions to order from our accredited Nigerian partners listed on the website. On the benefits of pre-ordering, Umunakwe said

“For every pre-order, fans will get for free a set of Nokia True Wireless Earbuds, a wireless charger and a premium clear case, all valued at N45, 000. These items will only be included in the package for fans who pre-order the Nokia 9 PureView device.”

The Nokia 9 PureView is packed with advanced technologies, featuring a bright 5.99” 2K pOLED screen with PureDisplay technology and integrated Qi Wireless charging. It also launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences.

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