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 Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, reads a tagline on Android page.

Android O to 'touch down' on Aug 21 solar eclipse

Google hasn’t officially disclosed what the "O" in "Android O" stands for, but a leak suggest "O" will refer to Oreo.

Compared to the Bluetooth 4.0, the bandwidth speed is double at 2.1Mbps, the range improved by four times and enhanced support for long-range Bluetooth low energy devices like smartwatches and fitness bands.

Bluetooth 5.0 to hit HTC U11 with Android 8.0 update

The U11’s hardware is already capable of utilising Bluetooth 5.0 but was locked by the software.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone

Xiaomi launches probe into Redmi Note 4 explosion

Xiaomi has launched an investigation following report over Redmi Note 4 explosion in an owner’s pocket in Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh.

A 5.7-inch QHD display with an aspect ratio of 19:10 surely grabs eyeballs at first sight.

Essential Phone PH-1 hands-on: more than just a bezel-less phone

Andy Rubin’s first smartphone seems to be a well-rounded flagship smartphone with features that are ‘essential’.

The ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, and ZenFone 4 Max Pro will consist of ASUS’s smartphone lineup for this year.

ASUS unveils its 2017 Zenfone 4 lineup

The Zenfone 4 series comes up with six new smartphone models, with the flagship one offered with Snapdragon 835.

Gadgets

In addition to boasting of a battery capable of lasting for over 5 hours, it can be connected to an additional speaker in order to create an amplified sound experience for the user.

SPPL launches its first portable KODAK TV Speaker in India

The speakers will be available across e-commerce platforms – Flipkart, Amazon and Paytm.

Samsung registered a "Gear Fit Pro" trademark back at the start of the year, though details of what it might entail have been thin on the ground since. (Representational image)

Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 may debut with Note 8

The addition of a "Pro" label rather than an extra number suggests this is going to be a minor upgrade rather than a major overhaul.

To retain compatibility with existing bands, Apple Watch Series 3 is rumored to launch in 38mm and 42mm sizes, like previous models.

Apple Watch series 3 to launch in Q4 2017

Kuo said in his report that LTE cellular connectivity would be the main selling point of Apple Watch Series 3.

GoPro carefully selected these initial pilot partners from a pool of more than 20,000 applicants to address a broad segment of potential use cases for Fusion, from news and weather to sports and folks diving deep into the nascent medium of immersive storytelling.

GoPro announces its Fusion Pilot Camera

This first wave of pilot partners represents well-known brands who are using spherical and 360-degree cameras in their productions.

In Other news

The researchers discovered that all watermarks are remarkably similar in opacity, size and colours.

Google shows how easy it is to steal stock images

Google researchers showed that a lack of randomness in stock image watermarks makes them susceptible to stealing easily.

 Screengrab of a GIF illustrating the new Q&A feature

Google rolls out Q&A feature to Maps

Users will also be allowed to up-vote informative questions by tapping the thumbs up icon.

Fraudsters send out threatening messages to a large number of companies in the hope that someone will decide to be better safe than sorry.

DDoS attacks get smarter, badder

Experts warn that if a victim company decides to pay, it may bring long-term damage in addition to instant monetary loses.

The receiver of the request can just click the notification and make payments after entering their registered MPIN in the app when prompted.

Truecaller adds ‘request money’ feature to Truecaller Pay

The new feature allows users can send a direct payment request to a fellow Truecaller user, via Android notifications.

Apart from these, users can now create custom templates with add-ons to maximise efficiency and reduce time.

Google Docs makes shared documents easier to work on

Users can now track changes, use new templates and search for particular things through enhanced Search function.