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Sony updates 3D Creator app with ‘Direct to Facebook’ feature

Sony has updated the 3D Creator app that ships with Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Premium smartphones. The update being rolled out includes the ‘Direct to Facebook’ feature that enables users to upload their 3D scans on to their Facebook accounts using the 3D creator app directly. For existing XZ1, and XZ Premium users who have 3D Creator, the application can be updated through Google Play,” said Sony Mobiles in a press statement. The update to the 3D Creator app isn’t surprising considering that Facebook recently introduced support for 3D posts and industry-standard “gITF 2.0″ file format” that will enable creators …

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Sony Xperia XZ2 likely to be shown off at MWC 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 could be shown off at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 this year – a possibility that isn’t officially confirmed as the smartphone maker is yet to confirm it. Further even the name of the smartphone – Xperia XZ2 – hasn’t been confirmed by Sony. It is only through a tweet by an Irish telecom company that we got some glimpse of what’s going on with the handset. Unsurprisingly, the tweet has been deleted now, but some Reddit users posted screenshots of the same. In other Sony news, the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update …

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Nokia 8 Sirocco trademark resurrected

HMD Global has seemingly registered a Nokia 8 Sirocco trademark through a new smartphone with model number TA-1005. The trademark was originally given to Nokia 8800 Sirocco back in 2006, for the premium version of the Nokia 8800 handset. Reports in the Dutch media indicate that TA-1005 has been trademarked as Nokia 8 Sirocco, further adding that the 2018 version of the Nokia 8 will be unveiled soon, with the Sirocco branding. The name has surfaced on the mobile certification website of Thailand. This information comes about a month after reports had emerged that ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’ logo was found inside the …

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Japan Display announces first ever transparent fingerprint sensor for smartphones

Japan Display have managed to achieve what other hardware manufacturers haven’t – the very first transparent glass-based capacitive fingerprint sensor for smartphones. The new transparent fingerprint sensor for smartphones uses an in-house capacitive multi-touch technology, which was originally exclusive to LCD panels. The new sensor is expected to reach commercial shipments in the fiscal year 2018. The new fingerprint sensors could end up upgrading all the silicon-based fingerprint sensors that are based on silicon and is likely to available as an alternative to the recently arrived under-display fingerprint sensors that are currently in the production process by companies such as …

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Apple shipped 29 million units of iPhone X in Q4 2017

An analyst report claims that Apple has likely shipped as many as 29 million iPhone X units in the fourth quarter of 2017. Analyst firm Canalys claims that iPhone X may very well be the “world’s best-shipping smartphone model” for the sai period. As many as 7 million units were shipped in China alone. Canalys believes that the adoption of the iPhone X was majorly driven by upgrade demand in operator-centric markets such as the US and Canada, where Apple’s installed base is high and customers have the ability to finance the $999 cost of the latest iPhone model over many months. …

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Nokia 8 lands Android 8.1 Oreo Beta update

HMD Global has confirmed roll out of Android 8.1 Oreo Beta update for Nokia 8 via its Nokia Phones Beta Labs. HMD Global has started releasing the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update on Tuesday for the beta testers and the company’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas made the announcement on Twitter. If you want to be part of the beta testers, you will have to head to the Nokia phone beta labs page, and sign up with their Google account. After registering with IMEI number and other details, Nokia 8 users will get Android 8.1 Oreo software update notification within hours of registration. …

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Honor 8 will receive Android Oreo update

Huawei has finally given unto demand from users of its Honor line-up of smartphones and announced that it will be rolling out Android Oreo update for Honor 8 by porting its EMUI 8.0 skin. Huawei has also announced that it will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo-backed EMUI 8.0 for its various models. Launched in October 2016, the Honor 8 was debuted with Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1. It received an update to Android 7.0 Nougat-powered EMUI 5.0 in February. The handset features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) LCD panel with 423ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the smartphone has an octa-core …

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Paytm Mall Republic Day sale packs a ton of cashback and discount offers

Paytm is takig the opportunity of India’s Republic Day to deliver a ton of cashback and discount offers to its users. Paytm Mall has already kickstarted a sale under which it is offering a cashback of up to Rs. 10,000 on smartphones, up to Rs. 20,000 on laptops and cameras, and up to Rs. 20,000 on electronic appliances. The Paytm Mall Republic Day Sale will last till Sunday, January 28. The new sale includes offers, cashbacks, and discounts on a range of smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Vivo V7+, apart from iPad models and Kindle …

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