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Check if your smartphone will receive first shipment of Android Q

Google is going to roll out initial beta version of Android Q, Android’s next major OS upgrade to few selected smartphones followed by smartphones by other OEMs. Though, As expected first beta release is restricted to only Pixel series(which was launched in 2017)

Pixel series getting beta release of Android Q:

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3XL

Next what?

Google has confirmed that other smartphones will be at receiving end. Some of the companies that are already part of it, Nokia, OnePlus, HTC, Sony among others


PC: xda-developers

Nokia has launched very cheap Android Phone: NOKIA 2

After making a spartan entry to mobile segment by adopting Android OS,HMD is in no mood to let it’s competitor take a breather. Looking at a vast market segment under 10K in India.

“Nokia has always been a people’s brand, and with the new avatar of Nokia mobiles we are looking to continue to be a people’s brand and to bring our full range of portfolio of smart as well as feature phones to the consumers out there. We will continue to be a company and a brand that delivers a device for everyone,” said Pranav Shroff, Director (Product and Portfolio), Nokia.

The Nokia 2 is a budget smartphone which is inclined towards initial smartphone users. The smartphone packs minimal specs which is ideal to carry out daily tasks with ease. The device ships with a polycarbonate rear panel which is capped with curved edges on all sides. The Nokia 2 runs the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box.



  • 5-inch IPS LCD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (220ppi)
  • Android v7.1
  • 1.3GHz Quad core Cortex A7 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8MP back camera
  • Li-Ion 4,100mAh battery
  • Internal storage capacity of 8GB
  • The Nokia 2 comes in Copper, White, and Black colours.

It will be available in India from mid November, Price is set to 99euros which will come out just around 7K in India

Image Credit: Android Authority

Whatsapp rolling out ‘delete for everyone’ feature

Ever faced a situation where you wished to rollback a message sent accidentally on WhatsApp. It was a wish of many which is now going to be reality, WhatsApp is rolling out ‘Delete for everyone’ or rollback message feature 

Beta testing for the feature has been doing a roll ,The feature allows users to ‘Delete for everyone,’ while posting group messages within seven minutes of its being sent. But this feature works only if all the users are running on latest version of Whatsapp. It will apply for all kind of messages be it text,image,gif,audio,video.

As per the Official notification on Whatsapp website,

Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake.

Messages you successfully delete for everyone will be replaced with “This message was deleted” in your recipients’ chats (*). Similarly, if you see “This message was deleted” in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone.

You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending. Once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone. To delete messages for everyone:

  • Open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you wish to delete.
  • Tap and hold the message > choose Delete from the menu. Optionally, select more messages to delete multiple messages at once.
  • Tap Delete  > Delete for Everyone.


  • In order for messages to be successfully deleted for everyone, both you and your recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.
  • (*) If you or your recipient are not using the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, this feature will not be supported.
  • Recipients may see your message before it’s deleted or if deletion was not successful.
  • You will not be notified if deleting for everyone was not successful.

Android 8.1 preview available for Nexus, Pixel devices

Google has rolled out preview version of Android 8.1 to its Nexus & Pixel users, As per Google Devs

This update to Android Oreo includes a set of targeted enhancements including optimizations for Android Go (for devices with 1GB or less of memory) and a new Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine intelligence. We’ve also included a few smaller enhancements to Oreo in response to user and developer feedback.

What you can expect in Android 8.1:-

  • Android Go memory optimizations and targeting :- Including some memory optimisation for Android Go configuration
  • Neural Networks API
  • Autofill enhancements
  • Shared memory API

Eligible devices:

  • Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player
  • Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL

All you need to click on link with your primary GMAIL account( with which you are using your Google Device); – Android Beta Program

Android Oreo arrives for NOKIA 8 users

Nokia is all set to offer beta version of Android 8.0 aka Oreo to its NOKIA 8 users, It goes well with the promise by NOKIA licensee HMD Global to upkeep NOKIA devices with latest updates.

To be eligible for beta tester to taste Android Oreo, You need to go to NOKIA site and sign up with your Google Credentials and After registering with IMEI number and related details you’ll get NOKIA 8 download notification.

Site:  NOKIA beta labs