Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, Vivo, Oppo, and Other Chinese OEMs Partner to Launch ‘Fast Apps’ to Rival WeChat’s Mini Programs

China’s biggest smartphone makers are collaborating to promote download-free “fast apps”, in a move backed by the government and likely to threaten Tencent Holdings’ grip on mobile traffic with its wildly popular WeChat app. The messenger-to-payment app WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users, last year launched “mini-programs” within the app that look and operate much like … Read more Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, Vivo, Oppo, and Other Chinese OEMs Partner to Launch ‘Fast Apps’ to Rival WeChat’s Mini Programs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Is The Compact Android Phone On Par With Google’s Pixel: Rumor

According to a rumor, Samsung might be rekindling its “mini” offering, and this time around, it could be one worth having. Why? Because it could be the Galaxy S8 mini. Now the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 skipped out on the mini deal. And sure, the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 all have … Read more Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Is The Compact Android Phone On Par With Google’s Pixel: Rumor

LG Q6 aka LG G6 Mini Launch Expected on July 11

Earlier this week, a report suggested the LG is planning to launch a mini variant of LG G6 (currently being dubbed as LG Q6) and while the handset was tipped to retain the 18:9 aspect ratio from the G6, it was said to forego the dual camera setup at the back. Now, the company has reportedly started sending out invites for the … Read more LG Q6 aka LG G6 Mini Launch Expected on July 11

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini getting new security update

Himanshu, 17 November 2016 Samsung Android Firmware Updates The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has started receiving a new update. Currently rolling out to Vodafone-branded units in Europe, the update – which arrives as firmware version XXUCPI1 – brings along Android security patch for the month September. Given that the roll out has just begun, it … Read more Samsung Galaxy S4 mini getting new security update

Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 mini smartphone. The update – which is currently rolling out in Russia, and is hitting the device’s Duos variant – brings along Android Marshmallow (version 6.0.1). Weighing in at over 800MB, the update bumps the software version to MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5. There’s currently no information … Read more Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Alleged Nubia Z11 mini S variant spotted on TENAA

As you may or may not know, Nubia is holding an event in China on October 17. By all accounts the OEM will use said venue to unveil a new camera-centric device. This was said to be the Nubia Z11 mini S and while a dual-camera setup was initially rumored, recent evidence points at a … Read more Alleged Nubia Z11 mini S variant spotted on TENAA

Meizu Pro 5 mini photo reveals slightly different design

Meizu Pro 5 mini rumors sparked interest as compact flagships are few and far between, but we hadn’t heard much of the metal-clad champ recently. Now a live shot of the Pro 5 mini, next to the big Meizu Pro 5, revitalizes interest in the rumored handset. If you look below the camera, you’ll notice … Read more Meizu Pro 5 mini photo reveals slightly different design