Winners and Losers of the week: Xiaomi’s launch extravaganza, Qualcomm loses to MediaTek

Winners and Losers of the week: Xiaomi’s launch extravaganza, Qualcomm loses to MediaTek

After a hiatus of one week, it is with great pleasure that I welcome myself back to being the author of NextPit’s weekly ‘Winners and Losers’ column. For those reading this article for the first time, the purpose of this weekly series is to give you an overview of the key developments in the world … Read moreWinners and Losers of the week: Xiaomi’s launch extravaganza, Qualcomm loses to MediaTek

Week 13 in review: Xiaomi drops 6 new phones, two laptops, one band, new logo

Week 13 in review: Xiaomi drops 6 new phones, two laptops, one band, new logo

Xiaomi’s blockbuster announcement week is done, so let’s recap what happened. Xiaomi announced a bunch of phones – Mi Mix Fold, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite 5G, Mi 11 Lite – two laptops – the Mi Smart Band 6 and a new logo and brand identity. The foldable Mi … Read moreWeek 13 in review: Xiaomi drops 6 new phones, two laptops, one band, new logo

Flashback: famous phones featured in blockbuster movies (The Matrix, Iron Man)

Flashback: famous phones featured in blockbuster movies (The Matrix, Iron Man)

A few years ago we looked through the history of Sony (Ericsson) phones used in James Bond movies. But 007 is not the only fictional character that has been used to promote a particular handset. The Nokia 7110 is known for appearing in The Matrix, however, that is a myth – it was actually a … Read moreFlashback: famous phones featured in blockbuster movies (The Matrix, Iron Man)

Weekly poll: Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 models and the Mi Mix Fold fight for a place in your pocket

Weekly poll: Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 models and the Mi Mix Fold fight for a place in your pocket

Xiaomi’s Mega Launch stretched to two days and unleashed what could be some of the hottest devices of Q2. To do that, the new phones need to win the favor of the fans. We’ll start with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, which has (on paper) the most impressive camera hardware yet. The massive 50 MP … Read moreWeekly poll: Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 models and the Mi Mix Fold fight for a place in your pocket

Weekly poll results: the fans rebel against OnePlus’ switch to the mainstream

Weekly poll results: the fans rebel against OnePlus’ switch to the mainstream

It looks like OnePlus has angered its fans – the results from last week’s poll show that voters were against the new models 4 to 1. We rarely see a result quite so negative, however, it seems that not everyone shares this opinion. The OnePlus 9 series raked in pre-orders much higher than last year’s … Read moreWeekly poll results: the fans rebel against OnePlus’ switch to the mainstream

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are getting a stable MIUI 12.5 Update in China

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are getting a stable MIUI 12.5 Update in China

Xiaomi has successfully kicked-off its latest MIUI 12.5 update wave. Just like the company originally promised, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are part of the first batch of devices in line for MIUI 12.5. And, indeed, a stable build has now started seeding to Chinese units. MIUI 12.5 OTA packages … Read moreXiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are getting a stable MIUI 12.5 Update in China

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo TWS earphones are coming on April 7 with Active Noise Cancellation

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo TWS earphones are coming on April 7 with Active Noise Cancellation

Realme unveiled the Buds Air 2 TWS earphones in February, and today the company revealed it will introduce their more affordable version dubbed Buds Air 2 Neo on April 7. This announcement comes from Realme’s Pakistani branch, who shared a picture on its Twitter and Facebook accounts revealing the Buds Air 2 Neo’s design and … Read moreRealme Buds Air 2 Neo TWS earphones are coming on April 7 with Active Noise Cancellation

Oppo A74 5G store listing features a 90Hz LCD display, and a quad camera setup and $340 price tag

Oppo A74 5G store listing features a 90Hz LCD display, and a quad camera setup and 0 price tag

The Oppo A74 has been visiting the rumor mill for quite some time now and we are well aware that a 4G and a 5G variant are on their way. A rather substantial leak from a few days ago offered plenty of detail on the 4G A74, or model number CPH2219. Some of those highlights … Read moreOppo A74 5G store listing features a 90Hz LCD display, and a quad camera setup and $340 price tag

Android Easter eggs: the best software surprises over the years

Android Easter eggs: the best software surprises over the years

How to activate Android Easter Egg on your phone It is worth remembering that Easter Eggs on Android can be activated by going into System Settings > About Phone > Android Version (ten-click on this menu or press it for a few seconds). As for game Easter Eggs, they are activated when you press the version … Read moreAndroid Easter eggs: the best software surprises over the years

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.2.2.2 with camera improvements and bug fixes

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.2.2.2 with camera improvements and bug fixes

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro unveiled last week are receiving yet another software update as OnePlus has released OxygenOS 11.2.2.2. The new update bumps up the Android security patch levels on both smartphones to March 2021 and comes with tons of improvements and bug fixes. You can check out the complete changelog below for … Read moreOnePlus 9, 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.2.2.2 with camera improvements and bug fixes