Weekly Roundup: Highlights of Week 39

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The Week 39 had nothing significant, but there were some announcements the Android gadget world. Here is the Roundup, with major headlines from last week.

Major Headlines of Week 39

Nokia 8 launched in India

Last week in India, HMD Global has made the debut of company’s flagship device Nokia 8 in India. The smartphone features a 5.3-inch QHD display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM. Nokia 8 has a dual 13MP Carl Zeiss sensors on the rear, with OIS. The smartphone is priced at INR 36,999 in India (~$565).

Google Turned 19 Years Old 

A couple of days back, Internet Giant currently organized under Alphabets Inc., Google had celebrated its 19th birthday. The Google was actually intended to be named as “Googol” back in ’97 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were building the actual “Google”. Google still continues its thrive-full journey by surpassing every Internet services, especially search engines. On the day of birth celebration, Google had changed their Doodle for everyone.

MediaTek MT6739 made official

Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek has launched its new Chipset for budget smartphone MT6739 in India. The 64-bit Quad-Core chipset can be clocked up to 1.5GHz. the Chipset is capable of supporting dual VoLTE (4G+4G) simultaneously. As a change for the future, the MediaTek had added the default support for 18:9 displays.

Xiaomi Mi A1 received the first update

Xiaomi’s first ever Android One smartphone with Stock Android Operating System on board, Mi A1 has received the first update from Google including the September Security Patch. The pushed update weighs around 1059MiB.

GearBest opened Special Xiaomi Store

International e-commerce website GearBest had opened a special exclusive Xiaomi gadget store on their website. The store sells almost every products and gadget which had been launched by the Chinese manufacturers XIaomi at discounted price tags.

Apps of the Week

PicsArt Color Paint

PicsArt color paint is a subsidiary app of the popular image editing software available for Android devices- PicsArt. Using PicsArt Color Paint, you can draw amazing illustrations and artworks, even by mixing usuals and crazy colour combinations easily.

PicsArt Color Malen
PicsArt Color Malen
Developer: PicsArt
Price: Free

App Builder – Create own app

With App Builder – Create own app, you can build your own Android apps with Zero Coding and Programming Skills.

Games of the Week

Sniper: Ghost Warrior

The game takes you along with the 200+ deadly missions. you can use various types of weapons. The Action War Game is really amazing to play and provides a unique experience as it wants the player to identify enemies.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Developer: CI GAMES SA
Price: Free+

Once Upon a Tower

Once Upon a Tower is a classic style escape game. The player is trapped inside a huge tower, and he needs to escape a dragon from there by jumping over several storeys. There is a big war between players and the enemies, so the player is supposed to beat the enemies in order to get near to dragon for the escape mission.

Once Upon a Tower
Once Upon a Tower
Developer: Pomelo Games
Price: Free+

Tips of the Week

  • You can actually use your smartphone like a computer by connecting a Mouse or Keyboard (or both) using an OTG
  • Settings > Developer Mode > Animation Scale > set it to 0.5x or below (Or even zero) to get a faster feeling with the smartphone operations.
8 Comments
  1. singular999 says

    I didn’t receive the update on my MIA1 yet. Please help.

    1. Akhil G says

      It will take some days to show up on your device. Stay calm dude.

  2. Akash says

    Is it better to buy Nokia 8? I am planning to buy a flagship device

    1. Akhil G says

      We are planning to review the Nokia 8. Let us ask the brand for a review unit. After that, we can give a proper feedback.

  3. Harshvardhan says

    MT6739 By MediaTEK is a gamechanger. Bringing power to the budget phones.

  4. Preicilia says

    Too boring week

  5. Balaji R says

    Is it safe to buy gadgets from Gearbest?

    1. Akhil G says

      Absolutely safe. They provide premium support and shipment tracking.

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