Jio is working with Google to create Pragati OS – a custom Android for the JioPhone Next

The JioPhone Next was supposed to arrive in September, but the chip shortage pushed the launch back to Diwali (early November). The carrier did offer some additional details about the upcoming super-affordable smartphone Early indications were that the phone will run Android Go Edition, however, Jio and Google worked together to create Pragati OS – […]

Alibaba Unveils Custom ARM-Based Server Chip for Cloud Data Centres

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Tuesday it has developed a processor that will be used to power servers in its data centres. The development marks the latest foray into semiconductors for the company, mirroring moves from other global cloud computing players while also dovetailing with Chinese government’s priorities to boost the nation’s chip sector. […]

Samsung W22 5G Debuts as a Custom Version of Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung W22 5G has been launched in China as a custom version of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The new Samsung phone, which is a successor to last year’s Samsung W21 5G, comes bundled with an S Pen and is specifically designed for the Chinese market. Although the hardware of the Samsung W22 5G is […]

WhatsApp Spotted Testing New Custom Privacy Setting for ‘About’ Status

WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new custom privacy setting for Android users to let them hide their ‘About’ status updates from specific contacts. The option to hide the ‘About’ status from specific contacts, which is yet to be available to beta testers, would be available alongside the existing privacy options. The change is likely […]

OnePlus 9RT to feature 600Hz touch sampling rate, custom cooling system

We’ve already marked our calendars for October 13 when OnePlus will announce its 9RT model. The latest teasers from OnePlus detail the 9 RT’s touch sampling rate and cooling system. OnePlus 9RT will feature a 600Hz touch sampling rate (image: Weibo) OnePlus 9RT will be the maker’s first phone with a 600Hz touch […]

Caviar unveils custom iPhone 13 Pro collection that is inspired by Rolex watches

Is it a fashion faux pax to have a phone that doesn’t match your fancy Rolex watch? Probably not, but why risk it – Caviar created a series of custom iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max phones that are inspired by various Rolex watch models. For example, the Olive Rays has a sunburst pattern […]

vivo X70 Pro+ goes live with SD888+ and custom V1 image processor chip

vivo unveiled the latest iteration of its camera-focused, ZEISS-backed X-series of phones. As usual there are three models with the vivo X70 Pro+ sitting on top. And not just because of its Snapdragon 888+ chipset – there are also upgrades to the display, camera and battery over the Pro+ model that came out in January. […]

vivo’s custom Imaging Chip V1 debuts after 24 months of development

We have been hearing reports about vivo launching its own ISP chip, and today we finally have an official confirmation from the company – the vivo Imaging Chip V1 is official, aiming to boost the photography credentials of the company’s smartphones. The official press release did not reveal any technical information about the ISP but […]

Google’s “custom” Tensor SoC might be just an unreleased Exynos

Ever since Google officially announced that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro coming this fall will be powered by a custom-designed chipset, speculation has been rampant about the fact that Samsung’s fabs would be manufacturing it. That’s not huge news in itself, but today’s rumor just might be, if it pans out. It seems […]

Google Unveils Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Powered by Its Custom Tensor SoC

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been officially announced by Google and will launch later this year. The design of both the smartphones has been unveiled and they look very different from previous-generation Pixel phones. Along with the new design, Google has also gone the Apple route and incorporated its own SoC called Tensor […]

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