Weekly Roundup: Highlights of Week 39

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.

[appbox googleplay com.picsart.draw]

App Builder – Create own app

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

[appbox googleplay com.letsappbuilder]

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.

[appbox googleplay com.cigames.sgwm]

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.

[appbox googleplay com.pomelogames.TowerGame]

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.

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