Android Q Beta 3 Release Confirmed For 21 Phones

Android Q Beta 3 Release Confirmed For 21 Phones


Google is working with Android OEMs to expand the beta of its upcoming Android release to even more devices. The company did something similar last year as well for Android P so it’s no surprise that it’s doing the same thing for Android Q as well. Android Q isn’t due to arrive for at least a few months.

You no longer need one of Google’s own Pixel smartphones to take part in the Android beta program. Google has worked with 12 device manufacturers to bring support for Android Q beta 3 to a total of 21 smartphones.

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month

Mario Kart Tour Beta Release On Phones Confirmed For Next Month


Nintendo fans have long been waiting for Mario Kart Tour, which is basically the mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Not a lot of details have been revealed about this title which has already been delayed once. It was due to be released in March 2019 but Nintendo confirmed in January that the launch was being pushed back to the summer. The company has now revealed that the Mario Kart Tour beta is going to be released for smartphones next month.

Mario Kart was the next Nintendo game to get the mobile treatment after Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Its arrival on smartphones was confirmed back in January last year so it has indeed been a long wait for fans. Even at that point in time, Nintendo hadn’t revealed much about the game other than its title and the vague release timeline.

Google Now Lets Android Phones Double As Security Keys

Google Now Lets Android Phones Double As Security Keys

It’s always a good idea of have two-step authentication enabled on your accounts to thwart phishing attempts. The most commonly used forms of authentication include push notifications and text messaging codes. However, hackers can work around that limitation with fake sign-in pages to steal credentials. Google thus considers security keys based on FIDO standards to be the strongest protection against such attempts and so it now allows your Android phone to double as one.

Google considers the security keys to be the strongest, most phishing-resistant method of two-factor authentication on the market. The physical keys protect users’ accounts from phishers by requiring them to tap their key during a sign-in attempt that’s flagged as unrecognized or suspicious.

Importance Of Public Pay Phones After Disasters

Importance of public pay phones after disasters

Public pay phones turned out to be a vital lifeline during the major earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan eight years ago, as they tended to work even when cell phone networks went down. Most children these days are unfamiliar with them, which is something a telecom firm is working to change.

NTT East surveyed parents with children in elementary school. Nearly 80 percent said their sons or daughters do not know about pay phones or have never used them.

Specs And Pictures Of All Xperia Phones Expected At Mwc 2019 Leaked

Specs and pictures of all Xperia phones expected at MWC 2019 leaked

So if there was any doubt as to what would be announced on Monday at MWC in Barcelona, then you can feast your eyes on the full line up below. 91mobiles have leaked all phones expected to be announced, including the flaghship Xperia 1, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus mid-rangers, as well as the value-oriented Xperia L3. However, as well as the images, the site has also got full specification details of each phone.

Will Sony's New Phones Be Called The Xperia 10 And Xperia 10 Plus?

Will Sony's new phones be called the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus?

There is a chance that Sony will introduce new phones at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona called the ‘Xperia 10' and ‘Xperia 10 Plus', judging by self-proclaimed twitter leaker Ishan Agarwal, but also backed up by Roland Quandt too, who recently leaked a number of the official renders. These devices will replace what were previously known as the Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Plus.

Hmd Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

HMD Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

The problem with Android updates is that unless you own a Pixel handset, if and when the latest Android update is released for your device is really anyone’s guess. Some manufacturers are faster than others, but once again it isn’t exactly predictable. However HMD Global wants to take out some of the guesswork involved.

The company’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas recently shared an image on Twitter where it basically laid out the roadmap for the company’s plans to update their Nokia handsets to Android Pie. It lists devices that have already received the update, as well as devices that are due to receive the update.

Is Sony Using A 21:9 Display For Future Xperia Phones?

Is Sony using a 21:9 display for future Xperia phones?

Sony Mobile adopted a taller skinny display in some of its 2018 Xperia smartphones for the first time. Sony opted for displays with a 2:1 QHD+ resolution in these phones, as opposed to displays with a more traditional 16:9 display ratio as used previously. However, Sony could be looking to go with even skinnier displays in 2019.

Oneplus Delays Rollout Of Android 9.0 Pie Update For Its Phones

OnePlus Delays Rollout Of Android 9.0 Pie Update For Its Phones

So we know that OnePlus has promised that they will be bringing the Android 9.0 Pie update to its eligible phones. Some devices have since received the update, but unfortunately for older devices like the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T, it seems that the update has been delayed due to additional work that is needed to be done.

Windows 10 Lets Users Mirror Their Android Phones On Their Computer

Windows 10 Lets Users Mirror Their Android Phones On Their Computer

There is a reason why there are many mobile apps that are now offering desktop counterparts. This is because switching between our phones and desktops can be distracting and can take away from our focus, however as much as we would like, not all mobile apps are readily available on the desktop just yet.

However Microsoft is hoping to change that as the company has announced a new feature for Windows 10 called “Your Phone”. This is basically a feature that mirrors what’s on your phone onto your computer. This means that users will be able to use any app on their phone on their computer as it essentially mirrors the content, meaning that users won’t have to wait for developers to create a desktop-friendly version of the app.

Iphone Xs And Xs Max Review: Vs. The Best Android Phones

iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Vs. The Best Android Phones

It’s that time of the year, and iPhone users can get busy shopping after the new iPhone XS, and XS Max have been announced. We’re sorry if you’ve bought your iPhone X last month, and maybe we can suggest reading Ubergizmo more often to keep up with these launches. Let’s get to business and look at how the new iPhone XS and XS Max perform, including against some of the best Android handsets.

Pokemon Go Blocked From Running On Rooted Android Phones

Pokemon GO Blocked From Running On Rooted Android Phones

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No one likes cheaters, which is why to help prevent potential cheats, Niantic has recently decided to block the popular Pokemon GO from running on rooted Android phones. How this works is apparently the app will scan your phone’s internal storage system to see if your phone shows signs of having been rooted.

Motorola Confirms Android 9.0 Pie Update For Their Phones

Motorola Confirms Android 9.0 Pie Update For Their Phones

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If you own a Motorola handset and you’re eager to get your hands on the recently released Android 9.0 Pie update, you might be interested to learn that Motorola has since announced and confirmed which of their handsets will be eligible to receive the update. Motorola did not specify when the update will be released save for this coming fall.

Hmd Confirms That All Nokia Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie Update

HMD Confirms That All Nokia Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie Update

The thing with Android phones is that the older they get, there is a lesser chance of them getting updated to the latest build of Android. This also applies to lower-end Android phones where companies might be more interested in catering to their flagship devices. Fortunately for Nokia users, they won’t need to worry about that.

In a tweet by the official Nokia Mobile account, it has been confirmed that the recently release Android 9.0 Pie update will be made available to all Nokia handsets. This includes the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8. However the company failed to mention when exactly the update will be rolled out, but the good news is that if you own any of these devices, you can look forward to it when it is available.