Category Archives: Android

WhatsApp Payment Feature Arrives on iOS and Android Beta

Facebook owned messaging app WhatsApp has finally begun rolling out its UPI-based payments feature for Indian users. The feature, limited to select group of iOS and Android users as of now, would allow them send and receive money using the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) standard.

WhatsApp Payment Feature Arrives

WhatsApp Payment Feature


The feature is reportedly available for the WhatsApp users using the WhatsApp version 2.18.21 for iOS, and version 2.18.41 for Android. The integration would indeed be a solid boost to digital payments if comes in a full swing.

GizmoTimes reported that the WhatsApp payment feature is currently available to select users of the beta app in India. Users can access the feature in a chat window through the Attachments menu. The option is given alongside other options such as Gallery, Video and Documents etc. When user clicks Payments option, a disclaimer window, followed by a list of banks to choose from.

Now user can select a bank account to connect with a particular UPI. In case you don’t have an UPI account, you will be asked to create one through the UPI app or your respective bank’s website/ app.

Similarly, you will be promoted to create an authentication pin if you haven’t yet used the UPI payments platform. To send/ receive money via WhatsApp, it’s a pre-requisite that both sender and receiver must have the WhatsApp Payments feature.  Since the feature is being tested and still under development, some users may face difficulties in linking their bank accounts to the app.

Nokia 9 features and Specifications

Nokia 1 to be Announced in March Under Android Go Program

If you have ever thought that Nokia 2 was HMD Global’s entry level budget phone, you were probably wrong. Reports are making rounds that it would be Nokia 1 that company is planning to launch in March 2018.

Nokia 1 to be Launched in March 2018

Nokia 1


There are buzzing rumors that the HMD Global is all set to launch Nokia 1, its entry level phone. It would possibly be running on Android One operating system.

HMD Global will make the device under Google’s Android Go program and the phone will be available from the first half of 2018.

A report published in GizmoChina claimed that the phone Nokia 1 will be available in Russia in March 2018 for a price of 5,999 Rubles (approx Rs 6,500).  There are high possibilities that phone can make its way to India in the coming months.

Nokia 6 Sets to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update

HMD Global’s Nokia 6 is all set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. The announcement came from Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global who said that Nokia announced the Nokia phones beta lab program a few weeks ago.

Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

After Nokia 8 and Nokia 5, Nokia 6 appears to be the next HMD flagship receiving the said update. The company is yet to announce a date for the roll-out of the final Android Oreo build for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.

Nokia 6 users who are willing to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update right now can sign up to Nokia mobile beta labs by visiting beta labs website, singing up with their Google account and entering their IMEI number. Once logged in with right credentials, users will be able to receive the beta build as an OTA update after 12 hours.

Users who are heading to get their device updated this way should be cautious since it might have bugs and issues. All the leading Nokia smartphones including Nokia 6 are running a stock version of Android out of the box. Markers of the phone HMD Global has said time and again that they will offer timely updates with the phones – both monthly security updates as well as new versions of Android.

Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Oxygen OS Open Beta 2

OnePlus Announces Oxygen OS Open Beta 2 for Android Oreo

For its users worldwide, OnePlus has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo based Oxygen OS Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 5.

OnePlus Announces Oxygen OS Open Beta 2

Oxygen OS Open Beta 2

The OnePlus Oxygen OS Open Beta 2 is expected to be coming with bug fixes, tweaks and improvements. The update is now available to install for all beta users.

The update brings the improvements in addition to what it brought in its security patch in November. The improvements that seem to be coming in this update include Reading Mode, Bluetooth audio, the user interface and vibration.

The updated has also made available fixes for the issues pertaining widgets and shortcuts, a reboot issue when using picture-in-picture and bugs related to parallel apps. Speed improvements while deleting a large number of files and the addition of the f4v video format have also been addressed in this update.

Users running Open Beta on their OnePlus 5 will be able to receive the latest build via an OTA (over the air) software update.

OnePlus Oxygen OS Open Beta 2 Announced

Netflix is Working on a Redesigned Android App

Netflix, your favorite online streaming service will soon have a new soothing user interface. The platform is said to be testing a new and improved android app that would be released soon.

New Redesigned Netfilx App to Arrive Soon

New Redesigned Netfilx App

As of now, the new Netflix app is accessible to a select group of users who have just posted screenshot of the app on bookmarking website Reddit.

Now see, what you could expect with this new app. Staring with design, the newly designed Netflix app will have a slightly different UI. The most notable change will be the relocation of the control bar from the upper side to the bottom of the app. It was the change that avid Netflix users always requested for.

With the changes in place, now you needn’t to go through the hamburger menu to get to a specific control or option that you want to use. The update will bring a couple of other fixes and tweaks as well.

If all goes well with the testing, the updated and redesigned Netflix app will be rolled out for the users in the coming days.

YouTube TV Brings Picture-in-picture Support on Android Oreo

Using YouTube TV on Android Oreo powered devices? Now you can use Oreo’s key feature picture-in-picture support on it.

YouTube TV Brings Picture-in-picture Support

9to5Google reports that YouTube TV 1.11 on Android will now allow users use Oreo’s picture-in-picture feature to keep watching shows.

YouTube TV appears to be one among the slew of apps that support the feature. Other apps that already have the picture-in-picture support include YouTube app, Netflix, Chrome, VLC, and Facebook.

You have to spend $35 per month to watch YouTube TV, and if picture-in-picture support is something you looked at, the price wouldn’t be any stress. YouTube TV’s Rival TV services like Hulu and Sling TV don’t support the feature on Oreo yet.  You can now download YouTube TV 1.11 on the Play Store.

Microsoft Outlook Group Feature

Microsoft Outlook for Android Brings Group Feature

Microsoft has just brought a new feature for its client mail app Outlook on Android. The latest release has introduced significant new Group features.

Microsoft Outlook Group Features

Microsoft Outlook Group Feature

The features that the company announced over the weekend are now available to all Office 365 users via Outlook for Android.

With this update, Microsoft has offered users an option to create or delete a group directly from the phone. The utility wasn’t available until now. The latest update would allow users to edit a group and add or remove group members.

The new Group function feature can be easily accessed from the app’s sidebar. Alongside the stated additions, the update also brings some performance improvements and bug fixes as well in order to make Outlook for Android better.

If you’re already using Microsoft Outlook on your Android device, update it to version 2.2.52 to receive all the above stated features and improvements.