As expected, after weeks of leaks, rumors, and teasers, Xiaomi-backed Redmi has today launched two new smartphones in the Chinese market — Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro.
The Redmi 10X series come with a 6.57-inch Samsung AMOLED display offering Full HD+ screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, HDR10, DC Dimming, and 800 nit peak brightness. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor for added security.
Under the hood, both the devices come powered by the newly announced MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G chipset. Wang Teng, Product Director of Redmi said that the company collaborated with MediaTek to optimize the performance on the chipset which has managed to score 415,672 points on the AnTuTu benchmark.
Both the smartphones come with support for 5G + 5G dual standby support. This means it supports simultaneous usage of 5G on both the SIM slot at the same time. They come packed with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.
As for the camera department, the 10X comes with a triple-camera setup that includes a 48MP primary snapper, an 8 MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, it is equipped with a 16MP snapper for taking selfies.
Coming to the Pro variant, it features a quad-camera setup that consists of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP zoom lens with 30X digital zoom support, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. On the front side, it is equipped with a 20MP snapper.
The smartphones are running the Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box along with the company’s latest MIUI 12 custom user interface on top. The Redmi 10X series is powered by a 4,520mAh battery but the standard model supports 22.5W fast charging whereas the Pro model comes with support for 33W fast charging.
Redmi 10X Series Pricing and Availability
- Redmi 10X
- 6GB + 64GB: 1,599 yuan (~$224)
- 6GB + 128GB: 1,799 yuan (~$252)
- 8GB + 128GB: 2,099 yuan (~$294)
- 8GB + 256GB: 2,399 yuan (~$336)
- Colors: Blue, Violet, Gold
- Redmi 10X Pro
- 8GB + 128GB: 2,399 yuan (~$336)
- 8GB + 256GB: 2,599 yuan (~$364)
- Colors: Blue, Violet, Gold
- Redmi 10X: Sale from 1st June
- Redmi 10X Pro: Sale from 5th June
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Google Silently Releases Android Auto in More Countries – autoevolution
But more recently, users in a couple of new countries have been provided with the official Android Auto listing the Google Play Store, including here those in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Users who turned to reddit to confirm that Android Auto is now live in these two countries explain that they can “update it legitimately,” as seen in the screenshot here.
Others based the same countries, however, claim Android Auto isn’t available in the Google Play Store on their devices, so the app either rolls out in stages to these users or the Play Store updates are actually the result of the app originally being installed with the APK file.
In other words, if Android Auto is deployed using the dedicated APK installer, then updates are automatically served through the Google Play Store, and this is why some might be tempted to believe the app is now officially supported in their country.
But one user in the Netherlands says this isn’t the case, as updates through the Google Play Store weren’t possible before.
“I couldn’t update it through the store prior tot this, even with android 10. So I had to keep reinstalling through apk. Android auto seem to work different for a lot of people though. On my s9 plus it won’t show up in the store, even if I reinstall it on this phone (s10+)it will still show up in the store. On my phone it’s not a system app though,” one user explains.
Google is yet to officially announce the availability of Android Auto in more countries, so our only option is to actually wait until a confirmation on this is offered. Until then, a healthy dose of skepticism is definitely recommended.
Distributel Permanently Waives Data Overage Charges on all Internet Plans – Canada NewsWire
Company responds to the evolving needs of its customers
TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Distributel Communications Limited is proud to announce that we have eliminated internet overage charges permanently on all current plans for our customers. In March, we communicated that we would temporarily waive these fees to support the large number of customers whose families are working and learning from home. Today’s decision reflects our customers’ changing needs and furthers our commitment to doing what’s right for Canadians.
“Our customers’ satisfaction is extremely important to us. They told us that they truly appreciated having data caps removed and that it made a real difference for them,” said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. “We thought about extending the program past the initial three months, but we quickly realized that customers’ needs have changed for the long term. The right thing to do was to eliminate these charges permanently. The internet has become such an essential part of our lives, that we want to make sure our customers can stay connected without ever worrying about additional charges.”
We listen to our customers and continue to respond to their evolving needs. This change is effective immediately across all capped plans, and no further customer action is required.
This is a time of change for everyone – our customers, our employees, and our partners. Our business continuity plans and practices have allowed us to continue supporting Canadians throughout this period. We are grateful for the tremendous efforts of our employees, customers, vendors and partners—all of whom continue to be there for one another.
“We’re all still adapting to this new world, and it’s clear that even as pandemic restrictions begin to lift, there are going to be long-term changes to how we work, learn and live,” said Stein. “Today more than ever, the internet enables many of the things we value most: keeping loved ones close, learning and developing, interacting with customers and colleagues, and recharging at the end of the day. We’re very proud that we can play such an important role in Canadians’ lives.”
Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering a wide range of business and residential communications services. 100% Canadian-owned, with offices across the country and a national network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market directly and through a thriving wholesale division. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. TV services provided through TotalTV Inc., an IPTV service provider that operates in Ontario and Quebec. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Services division is focused on driving industry innovation. For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca.
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TikTok’s Play Store rating back up to 4+ stars after Google removed more than 8 million negative reviews – Android Police
TikTok was hit by a swarm of negative reviews in India following a dispute between local YouTube creators and TikTok influencers, which brought down the app’s Play Store rating to an average of only 1.2 stars. Since these reviews aren’t representative or related to the quality of the application itself, Google decided to remove the vast majority, bumping the social network back up to 4.4 stars.
In total, it looks like Google removed far more than eight million individual reviews to bring the app closer to the average 4.5-star rating it had before the backlash in India hit it in full force. In a statement to TechCrunch, Google justifies the move as a corrective action to limit spam abuse.
Above: When it all started: May 19 rating. Below: May 28 rating.
The dispute between YouTubers and TikTokers that kicked off the negative ratings is only the tip of the iceberg, as TechCrunch further reports. A lot of TikTok videos have surfaced that appear to promote violence, animal abuse, racism, child mistreatment, and sexual harassment, which certainly played into the backlash against the platform.
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