WhatsApp will not work with these OS and Mobiles

In February 2016 when WhatsApp turned 7, they shared information that: WhatsApp will not work with certain operating systems (OS) and mobiles by the end of 2016.


So by the end of 2016, WhatsApp had stopped their support for below OS and mobiles.
  • BlackBerry OS & Blackberry 10
  • Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60 & Windows Phone 7.0
  • Android 2.1 & 2.2
  • iPhone iOS 6 and iPhone 3GS
And in 2017, WhatsApp had stopped their services for below OS:
  • Nokia Symbian S60
  • BlackBerry OS & Blackberry 10
  • Windows Phone 8.0 and older versions

In June 2018 WhatsApp again informed that WhatsApp will not work from 31st December 2018 on all #Nokia phones running Nokia S40 OS.

And, if you are still using Nokia phones, which has Nokia S40 OS and WhatsApp application is important to you. Then it’s time for you to upgrade your mobile now.

WhatsApp says, they will no longer develop for these OS and you won’t be able to use WhatsApp for these OS and mobiles.
Apart from the above-mentioned OS and mobiles, WhatsApp will not work on the below OS too from 1st February 2020.
  • Android 2.3.7 and older versions
  • iPhone iOS 7.0 and older versions
Since 31st December 2018 is approaching soon, it’s time for you to gift yourself a new Android or iPhone. Before your WhatsApp services are stopped.

A few years ago, Nokia feature phones with S40 OS were in very high demand and today very few people use S40 OS phones.

Hence, users getting affected should be less, after the WhatsApp service is stopped for Nokia S40 OS.

However, if you are using Android phones having Android 2.3.7 and older OS. Or, using an iPhone having iOS 7.0 and older versions, then you still have time till 1st February 2020.

Since, after 1st February 2020 you would be required to upgrade your phone, to then supported the mobile OS for using WhatsApp services.

So friends, do you still use any Nokia S40 series phone? Or is WhatsApp services important to you? Please let us know in comments below.

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Slow Android Phone | Battery Drain Fixed In Simple Steps!

Does your Android phone slows down and becomes sluggish? Are you frustrated while switching between the Applications? Or, your mobile’s battery does not last even for a day?

Slow Android Phone | Battery Drain Fixed In Simple Steps!


If you are facing any of these issues with your mobile, then let us find out the reasons for these and tips to get it fixed.

Reasons for Slow Android Phone & Solutions to fix them:


Unnecessary Apps: Nowadays, Android phones comes with good storage and RAM capacities.

You tend to download lots and lots of Applications (Apps) and don’t even uninstall them, even if you don’t use them.


However do note that, even if you are not using those Apps, they might be running in the background - hampering your phone’s performance and battery’s life.


Solution: If you have any unused Apps in your mobile, then you just need to get rid of them.


To uninstall unnecessary Apps, just go to your Android phone’s Settings> Apps > Click the App not used by you > Uninstall.


This way, uninstall all the Apps which are unused since long. You can re-install them if you want to use them in the future.


Multiple Apps Running: You use multiple Apps at the same time; however, after using a particular app and instead of closing it, you just navigate away from that App which allows it to run in the background.


Also, on devices with the older chipset, lesser RAM and limited storage, running multiple Apps can slow down your Android phone.


Android Operating System (OS) is designed for flexibility and adaptability, and is smart enough to manage the resources for background running Apps.

However, in certain situations, these Apps run in the background which eats up your Android phone’s battery and resources.


Solution - 1: Close the Apps which you might not be using at a particular time, instead of just navigating away from it.


To close the Apps not used, click on the overview button at the bottom of the screen. This is a small square icon at the bottom on the right/left corner (depending on the Android phone model).


Just click this button and you will see the Recent Apps menu on your phone screen.


You will find all the Apps that are currently running in the background of your phone.


You just need to swipe left or right on the app that you want to stop. Or, click on "Close All" to close all the Apps.


Solution - 2: If the App is still running in the background, then the only option remaining is to turn them off manually.

To stop background running Apps manually – we will use App Manager.

You just need to, go to – Settings> Apps and Notifications, or Settings> General> Apps, or Settings> Apps(these options will differ from phone to phone).


Once you see the list of all running Apps in the background, select the App from the list that you want to stop and tap on the Stop or Force Stop button.


Please Note: Stopping Apps using App Manager can cause certain Apps to misbehave the next time you turn it on.

Hence, if it is a system app (Google Services or starts with #Google), then avoid stopping them manually.


Internal Storage Running Out of Space: Android system saves some data on your internal storage known as Cache DATA, to reduce the load time of your website, apps, photos and videos.


In the long run, these Cache DATA fills up your mobile’s internal storage, which makes your phone sluggish.


Solution: To clean Cache DATA from your Android phone, you need to use the App Manager.


Go to the Settings> Apps and Notifications, Or Settings> General> Apps, Or Settings> Apps (these options will differ from phone to phone).


Once you see the list of all Apps, select the App from the list and click on Storage option. Now you will see Clear DATA and Clear Cache options.


Clicking on Clear Cache option will clean up the Cache the particular app has created in your phone’s memory.


However, if you click on Clear DATA option, it will clear all of your DATA from that particular App (e.g. your ID or PW).


This action cannot be reversed, so click this option only after you do the backup of your DATA or if the DATA is not important.

Using Live Wallpaper & Animations: Do you love using live wallpapers on your phone? Or, the animations provided by your Android phone manufacturer?


Using live wallpapers must be cool and this is one of the interesting features in Android Phone.


Similarly, using animations too is fun - with all the transitions and effects that we get with it.


However, using live wallpaper will not only hamper your Android phone’s performance, but it will also reduce your phone’s battery life.


Same way, using system animations too will slow down your phone’s performance, once your Android phone starts getting old.


Solution 1: Just get rid of live wallpaper and go for regular wallpaper instead.


Solution 2: Turn off all the system animations; this will help your phone retain some processing power when you do regular tasks on your phone.


To turn off the system animations, you just need to go to – Settings> About Phone> Software Information> Click 7 times on Build Number and then Developer Options will get activated on your phone.


Then you need to go back to Settings; scroll down till the end – you will find Developer Options just below the About Phone option.


Click on Developer option and scroll down till you find Animation options.


You can turn off all the animation on your Android Phone, and you will definitely see an improvement in your Android phone’s performance and in battery life.


Since it will remove the animations, which are part of the live wallpaper and phone’s OS (system default animations).


Phone’s OS & Apps Not Updated: Are you one of them, who don’t update their phone’s OS and Apps?


Then, this could also be the reason for your Android phone to be slow, and battery getting drained quickly.


OS or Apps updates are not only for providing new or additional features. It also helps in fixings bugs and improving phone’s overall performance.


Solution: It is always recommended to update your phone’s OS and Apps, which not only fixes bugs if any, it also improves your phone’s user experience.


Hence, keep your Android phone and Apps always updated!


Fix Battery Drain In 2 Simple Steps:


While performing the above-mentioned actions, you might have seen battery usage details for each app.


However, it is very tasking to check each app individually if you are having tons of Apps installed on your Android phone.


The easiest way to check what is draining your phone’s battery – just go to Settings> Battery, Or Settings> Device Maintenance> Battery (different phones will have different options with a slightly different name).


You just need to go to the Battery option of your phone.

You will see the list of all Apps using the battery; some Android phones will also show how much battery % is used by which particular App.

From here, you can stop the Apps manually which are responsible for draining your phone’s battery.


Does Battery or RAM Booster Apps Help?


Avoid using Battery or RAM booster Apps - You may believe it will help optimize your Android phone’s battery or RAM.


However, these Apps continuously force-close background-running Apps, which will certainly drain the battery more, instead of saving it.


Since, these Apps are required to run in the background, to monitor the Apps continuously using a phone’s battery & RAM.


Nowadays, most of the Android phone manufacturers provide their own proprietary battery and RAM optimization options. You can use this option instead.


For Samsung mobiles, you can go to Settings> Device Maintenance and click on ‘OPTIMISED’ button.


There will be different options for different Android phone makers, which you can use to boost your Battery and RAM.


Do you believe that Booster Apps will help you optimize your Android phone’s Battery and RAM?


Or, should you use proprietary Battery and RAM option? Let us know in the comments below.


In a Nutshell:


·                  Uninstall unused Apps and delete unnecessary DATA from your phone.
·                  Close the Apps running in the background when needed.
·                  Avoid using live wallpapers and disable system animations.
·                  Always keep your phone’s OS and Apps updated.
·                  And avoid using Battery and RAM booster Apps.

Even after following the above actions, if your Android phone is still running slow and the battery drain issue is not resolved.


Then you should consider performing Factory Data Reset.


Do note that: Performing Factory Data Reset will wipe out entire data from your phone. And it will be like a new phone after performing this action.


Hence, before performing this action, remember to backup all your important data, as this action is not reversible.


To perform Factory Data Reset, you just need to go to Settings> About Phone> Reset> Factory Data Reset


In case, none of these solutions resolve your issue - then it’s time to gift yourself any of these new mobile!


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Nokia 7.1 Launching in India | Specifications, Price and Offers

In October this year, Nokia smartphone maker HMD Global announced about the company's latest AndroidOne smartphone Nokia 7.1; which goes for sale from December 7.


Nokia 7.1 Launching in India | Specifications, Price and Offers


Talking about the key features, the smartphone comes with the PureDisplay panel, dual rear camera with Zeiss Optics and a 3060 mAh battery.


HMD Global also shared info regarding the price of the smartphone, along with the launch offers.


Nokia 7.1 - Launch offers in India


Nokia 7.1 is launching with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant for Rs. 19,999/- starting from December 7 (visit the Nokia website to pre-order Nokia 7.1).

This smartphone will be available for the buyers, in known retail stores across the country. Nokia 7.1 comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant which was launched in other markets; however, this variant has not been brought in India.

Time to know about the launch offers:

HMD Global has partnered with Airtel which will offer Airtel prepaid customers with 1 TB 4G data with a minimum plan/recharge of Rs. 199/-.

Whereas, Airtel postpaid customers will get 120 GB data, along with a three-month Netflix subscription and one-year Amazon Prime Subscription absolutely free. For this, the postpaid customer should have a minimum price plan of Rs. 499/-.

Additionally, customers who buy Nokia 7.1 using HDFC Bank’s credit or debit cards will get 10% Cashback.

Nokia 7.1 - From Inside and Outside

Nokia 7.1 will come with the flavor of the latest Android 9.0 Pie which will also give two years of regular software updates, thanks to AndroidOne.

According to the company, Android 9.0 Pie will utilize the power of Artificial Intelligence which will help Nokia 7.1 adapt to its user — on how they use their phone, learning from their preferences and improving over-time which will give smooth user experience.

Powering the Nokia 7.1 is Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor (we saw this processor in Nokia 6.1 Plus).

The smartphone will be available only in one variant in India, i.e. 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt Storage capacity along with dual-SIM (Nano) support. The phone gets an option of MicroSD hybrid slot, which will support up to 400 GB MicroSD card.

Nokia 7.1 gets a display size of 5.84-inch full-HD+ at 1080 x 2280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It also comes with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection with a diamond-cut 6000 series aluminium frame.

As per the current trend in the smartphone industry, the smartphone comes with a display notch and a rear fingerprint sensor.

Nokia 7.1 - Camera and Connectivity

The smartphone gets dual camera sensors at the rear, the primary sensor of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture and 5 MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

It also gets an option of SDR to HDR conversion, which will give HDR quality to the videos captured with this smartphone.

The front camera gets an 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The camera of Nokia 7.1 comes with dual flash and Zeiss optics for better photography.

The smartphone connectivity features include - 4G, VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 A / B / G / N/ AC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS+GLONASS, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, a single speaker with smart amp and USB Type-C (USB 2.0).

Nokia 7.1 gets an integrated 3060 mAh all-day battery life which will provide enough juice to the mobile for longer play and surfing.  Plus a better AR gaming and streaming experience as mentioned by Nokia.

In A Nutshell:

The Nokia 7.1 will come with bloat free and super smooth software - #Android 9.0 Pie. Plus a great display and robust build quality, for which Nokia is known for years. Thanks to Android One program, the phone will get regular and timely software updates.

To avail cool launch offers, visit the Nokia website to buy Nokia 7.1. Right now, it will only come in two colours options, i.e. Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel.

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New iPad Pro Release Date | Availability and Prices

On 30th October 2018, Apple had uncovered its new iPad Pro 2018 — at an event in New York City, and the refreshed iPad offers an all-screen design which matches the similar stunning design that we first saw in iPhoneX. We hope to see similar design tablets from other manufacturers soon. Let’s find out about the new iPad Pro 2018.

New iPad Pro Release Date


All-Screen Liquid Retina Display


New iPad Pro comes with stunning all-screen Liquid Retina display. The highlight of this Liquid Retina display is; it offers ProMotiontechnology which helps in super-smooth scrolling and faster responsiveness on iPad Pro.

Do note that – Apple has dumped the home button, enabling the display to push further to the edges of iPad Pro and hence Apple has integrated Face ID to unlock the iPad with just a glance.

Apple says that all-screen display will adjust the content to the orientation at which the user will hold the new iPad Pro; which means the user doesn't need to hold the iPad Pro at any specific orientation to use it.

Inside New iPad Pro 2018


New iPad Pro 2018 comes with best in the industry, i.e. – 7nmtechnology based A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and has 8-cores that will increase single core efficiency by up to 35% which will give the user’s a better graphics performance for AR experience and console-quality graphics along with 10 hours of battery life, as claimed by Apple.

Best AR Capable Device


Balancing the list of capabilities of the new iPad Pro is four-speakers with more extensive stereo sound, a 12 MP back camera with better flash and 4K 60fps video capability, and Bluetooth 5.0.

New iPad Pro will also support up to 1 TB of storage, with the help of eSIM in the device. Combined with the power of the A12X Bionic chip, users will have the best AR experience.

Apple has not given 3.5 mm earphone jack in new iPad Pro; however, Apple will sell a USB-C-to-3.5 mm connector if the user requires one.

Introduction of New Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio


Apple has introduced the new Apple Pencil with an updated design which will now magnetically attach to iPad Pro, helping the user to carry it along with them. Apple Pencil will charge wirelessly when attached to the new iPad Pro.

Apple has also introduced new Smart Keyboard Folio along with the new iPad Pro series. This new Smart Keyboard Folio too will magnetically attach with the iPad Pro and can also be charged wirelessly.

Smart Keyboard Folio comes with super-thin and lightweight design and yes it is a full-size keyboard and will also protect both the front and back of the new iPad Pro.

Surprise from Apple: USB-C


Yes, you read that right! Apple has introduced USB-C with its new iPad Pro 2018 instead of their old proprietary Lightning connector. New iPad Pro will come with USB-C 3.1 Second generation which will speed up the data transfer rate and the user will also be able to connect external displays up to #5K.

With this we come to the end of this blog, right now Apple has not announced the exact date of availability of new iPad Pro in India; however, in the US it should be available from November 7.

The new iPad Pro 2018 will be available in two sizes and eight variants; the details are given below, Apple will also sell New Apple Pencil separately.

11" iPad Pro - WiFi:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

12.9" iPad Pro - WiFi:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

11" iPad Pro - WiFi + Cellular:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

12.9" iPad Pro - WiFi + Cellular:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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OnePlus 6T Launch Date | Specifications and Offers

The OnePlus had uncovered its latest flagship phone — OnePlus 6T on 29th October 2018 at an event in New York City, and the refreshed handset offers a couple of enhancements over the OnePlus 6 that was launched earlier this year.

OnePlus 6T Launch Date | Specifications and Offers

In-display Fingerprint Sensor & Display:


OnePlus 6T comes with the BIGGEST screen till-date on any OnePlus phone, with a massive size of 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display. It has an 86% screen-to-body ratio and has a water-drop notch, and this design is slowing becoming a trend with other smartphone manufacturers.

For the first time, OnePlus has used new in-screen fingerprint sensor and OnePlus claims it to be the fastest in-display fingerprint sensor on any smartphone till date.

It also gets a metal frame — glass sandwich design, and screen protection has been upgraded to Gorilla Glass 6 compared to Gorilla Glass 5 found on OnePlus 6. 

Inside OnePlus 6T:


OnePlus 6T comes with Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB RAM along with 128 GB of inbuilt storage for the entry-level variant, and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB of inbuilt storage for top-end variant.

Here, the processor used is same that was used in OnePlus 6; however, storage uses UFS 2.1 2-LANE chip — which will boost the storage speeds and increase performance up-to certain extent.

Camera:


The OnePlus 6T flaunts multi-frame processing dual camera setup with 16 MP and 20 MP sensors. OnePlus has stuffed a few camera highlights into its new flagship, including OIS, EIS, 480fps slow-motion videos, and Studio Lighting.

There's additionally Nightscape, which utilizes HDR calculations to enhance the nature of low-light photographs. Also, OnePlus says that it's conveying Nightscape to the OnePlus 6.

Battery:


The battery fueling the OnePlus 6T is a 3700 mAh battery pack, which is an overhaul over the 3300 mAh battery in the OnePlus 6. There's additionally a USB-C port and trusted 20W DASH charger — when you have to refill that battery.

There's no 3.5 mm earphone jack in sight here, OnePlus has said that it'll incorporate a USB-C-to-3.5 mm connector with the OnePlus 6T.

Operating System:


The OS flavor on the OnePlus 6T is OxygenOS running underneath Android 9.0 Pie. OnePlus says that its new OS offers more feature than ever on the fastest and smoothest version of OxygenOS which aims to deliver instant navigation and smooth animations.

In Nutshell:


While there is no massive change from the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T has some strong upgrades that improve it as a gadget.

Pros:


1. New In-display fingerprint sensor

2. A bigger, brighter screen with waterdrop-notch

3. Gorilla Glass 6 protection for the screen

4. Better camera with additional features, like Nightscape

5. Bigger battery

6. Improved and latest OS

7. Aggressive pricing

Cons:


1. Back glass protection unknown

2. Same 10 nm Snapdragon 845 chipset which was used in OnePlus 6

3. Old 20W DASH Charger, slower than Oppo’s new 50 W charger

4. IP rating not specified

5. No stereo speakers and no 3.5 mm audio jack

6. No MicroSD card support and no wireless charging

If you are interested in buying OnePlus 6T, you can click on below-given links to buy it from Amazon as they are having some cool offers during Great Indian Festival from 02nd November 2018 through 05th November 2018.




OnePlus 6T Specifications
Dimensions 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight 6.5 ounces (185 g)
Material Glass
Colours Mirror Black / Midnight Black
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android™ Pie
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 (Octa-core, 10nm, up
to 2.8 GHz), within AIE
GPU Adreno 630
Vibration Haptic vibration motor
RAM 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE
Sensors In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Hall, Accelerometer,
Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor,
Electronic Compass, Sensor Core
Ports USB 2.0, Type-C, Support standard USB,
Type-C Earphone, Dual Nano SIM Slot
Battery 3700 mAh (non-removable) Fast Charging (5V 4A)
Buttons Gestures and on-screen navigation support Alert Slider
Audio Bottom-facing speaker, Noise cancellation support,
Dirac HD Sound®, Dirac Power Sound®
Unlock Options In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Face Unlock
LTE/LTE-A DL 5CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM, 4x4 MIMO
Supports up to DL CAT16/ UL CAT13 (1Gbps/150 Mbps) depending on carrier support
Bands FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/
19/20/25/26/28/29/66
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX and aptX HD
NFC NFC enabled
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Display 6.41 inches (The corners of the screen are within a
standard rectangle. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.41 inches in the
full rectangle and 6.24 inches accounting for the rounded corners)
Resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels 402 PPi
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Type Optic AMOLED (Support sRGB, DCI-P3)
Cover Glass 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
Features Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Lift Up Display
Rear Camera - Main Sensor: Sony IMX 519, Megapixels: 16, Pixel Size: 1.22 µm,
OIS: Yes, EIS: Yes, Autofocus: PDAF, Aperture: f/1.7
Rear Camera - Secondary Sensor: Sony IMX 376K, Megapixels: 20, Pixel Size: 1.0 µm,
Autofocus: PDAF, Aperture: f/1.7
Flash Dual LED Flash
Video 4K resolution video at 30/60 fps
1080P resolution video at 30/60 fps
720P resolution video at 30 fps
Super Slow Motion 1080p video at 240 fps
720p video at 480 fps
Features AI Scene Detection, Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Night
Mode, Panorama, Time-Lapse, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting, RAW Image
Front Camera Sensor: Sony IMX 371, Megapixels: 16, Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
EIS: Yes, Autofocus: Fixed Focus, Aperture: f/2.0
Video 1080P resolution video at 30 fps
720P resolution video at 30 fps
Features Portrait Mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Studio
Lighting, Smile Capture, Face Retouching
Audio Supported Formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE,
OGG, MID, M4A, IMY
Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
Video Supported Formats Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS,
3GP, FLV, WEBM
Recording: MP4
Image Supported Formats Playback: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Output: JPEG, PNG

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