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Month: August 2018

Android 9.0 Pie review

Android 9.0 Pie review

Last week Google officially released their latest version of Android: version 9.0, Pie. The name follows the pattern of Google naming their versions of Android after desserts in alphabetical order (starting with Cupcake and continuing recently with Nougat, Oreo and now Pie). This follows on from a months long beta programme available on certain handsets. I type this review on an Essential PH-1, which was graced with the Pie update on day 1 along with the Pixels. Below are some…

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Xiaomi Mi A1 review

Xiaomi Mi A1 review

Shifting focus from flagships that I was lucky to procure on the cheap, to the section of the market that this blog was initially set up to cover, kicking things off we have a phone from a manufacturer that has had massive growth in its 8 years of existence: Xiaomi (the pronunciation rhymes with chow-me). To put “massive growth” into context, Xiaomi only released its first phone in 2011 a few months before Apple released the iPhone 4S, and can…

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