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Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon.

Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon.

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We recently reviewed the Vivo X51 5G and then we found that £100 had been knocked off the price. Now we’re finding out that the phone will be getting Android 11 very soon too.Vivo has announced that the updates will start rolling out from end of November, with the Vivo X51 5G being first. Meanwhile, the Vivo Y70, Vivo Y20s and Y11s will follow on later this year.Don’t forget to have a read of our Vivo X51 5G review or, if you’re interested in buying one, check out the discount that’s now available.The post Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon. is original content from Coolsmartphone. If you see it on another news website, please let us know.
Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

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Another phone to add to your list and it’s this entry-level Oppo device at just £119.Available from O2, Amazon or the Oppo e-shop, the Oppo A15 has a big 6.52″ 1600×720 screen (60Hz @ 269ppi) and it comes with 32GB storage (plus a microSD slot), 3GB RAM and a 4230mAh battery.Powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 at 2.4GHz, there’s a triple rear camera arrangement – 13 megapixel main, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth. It also has a 5 megapixel selfie shooter.Other details include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and ColorOS 7.2 running on Android 10. No NFC though, so no tappy-tappy payments.Incidentally, there’s a big sale on at Oppo right now with price drops on the Reno 2, the Find X2 Pro (a massive £200 off), the Find X2 Neo 5G (now down to £385.99) and even more offers here. ...
Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

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A smartphone with a full 66-key QWERTY keyboard? You don’t see that much now! This is a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual SIM connectivity, a 12 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel selfie and… did I mention the slide-out QWERTY keyboard?!I think I’ve been a member of XDA Developers nearly as long as this very site. Oh the good old days of ROMing your Windows Phone (anyone remember them ?)Along came the developer’s OS of choice – Android. The XDA development community grew and grew, creating its own Android OS – CyanogenMod. This then morphed into LineageOS. The first OnePlus device, the OnePlus 1, launched using this very OS (I’ll have to dig mine out of the draw for old times sake).Now, in partnership with F(x)tec, they’ve hopped onto the Pro1 X Indiegogo ...
Xiaomi becomes the third largest smartphone manufacturer

Xiaomi becomes the third largest smartphone manufacturer

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After a decade in operation, Xiaomi (who are behind those “Mi” phones you’ve probably seen) is now number three globally. The latest Canalys reportshows that the company has shipped a massive 47.1 million devices globally, hitting a 45% growth in the previous quarter.Here in Europe, Xiaomi has seen an even bigger growth – up 88% growth.Wen Ou, Head of Western Europe at Xiaomi told us.. Despite the impact of COVID-19 in the first half of 2020, Xiaomi’s diversified product ecosystem has continued to grow, illustrating its business resilience. We firmly believe that no matter what, the pursuit of technological innovations will always be the prerequisite for Xiaomi’s competitiveness; offering amazing products at accessible and honest prices is an evergreen strategy throughout economic cy...
The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s get a cheap iPhone 11!

The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s get a cheap iPhone 11!

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If you’re looking for an iPhone 11, the O2 “Like New” site is well worth a nose. They’re offering the 64GB iPhone 11 in a range of colours (black, green, purple, white, yellow etc) and you can bag one for £470.To get that price, you’ll need to click the “Pay in full” option, which is tucked under their list of monthly plans. Click the iPhone 11 colour you want, then “Pre built plans” and then scroll to “Pay for your device in full”. It looks like you’ll also need to at least pay for one month on their monthly talk plan – minimum is £16 on that. Either way, for sub-£500 that’s a jolly good deal for a phone which is still selling for £599 on the Apple site itself.I’ve just had a look elsewhere (MusicMagpie etc) but couldn’t find a price near this.The post The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s...
10 Ways to Rethink Your Business Tools to Optimize Their Value

10 Ways to Rethink Your Business Tools to Optimize Their Value

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To make the most of the tools and platforms your business uses, you may need to change your thinking. You can look at things in new ways or find new uses for tools you already use. Here are tips from the online small business community to help you get more value out of everything. Drive Local Foot Traffic With Twitter Ads Twitter isn’t just for promoting online offerings. Local businesses can use the tool to drive foot traffic. Small Business Trends is pleased to share this Social Media Examiner post by our Executive Editor Shawn Hessinger. Check it out for tips on using Twitter to drive local foot traffic. Learn How the Twitter Algorithm Changes Twitter and other social sites are constantly updating their algorithms. And this can change the way you use those platforms. In this Inspire t...
OPPO reveals ColorOS 11

OPPO reveals ColorOS 11

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As we’re a UK based site, we’ll try to get over the spelling of the word “Color” and move on (we’re still having trouble with Honor). This, then, is the new ColorOS 11. It’s just been launched and it’s one of the first to run on stable Android 11. The whole concept of this GUI is to “Make Life Flow” and, whilst keeping a lot of the stock Android features, there’s some useful UI customisation too.Features include the ability to create your very own Always-On Display, themes and wallpaper. Not only that but you can also tweak fonts, icons and ringtones so they’re exactly as you want them to be. The Android Dark Mode also gets three new colour schemes and levels of contrast. ColorOS 11 adds “OPPO Relax 2.0” to take you away from the always-connected madness, adding instead a custom mix of w...
US to ban TikTok and WeChat

US to ban TikTok and WeChat

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Unless there’s some sort of approval of the Oracle and TikTok deal, the US will bring the hammer down on both TikTok and WeChat this Sunday.Existing installations of TikTok will continue to work, but it’ll be removed the US Google Play and US Apple App Store. That means no new downloads and no updates in you’re in Russia the USA. There’s the possibility that TikTok will then be fully banned and removed from handsets on November 12th.US President Donald Trump started a trade war many months ago against many Chinese tech companies, calling them “security threats”, and banning them from operating in the US or from working with US companies. We’ve already seen the damage that this has caused on the likes of Huawei and Honor. In this particular case, the Trump administration has stated ...
10 Tips for Changing the Way You Think About Your Small Business

10 Tips for Changing the Way You Think About Your Small Business

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If you run a small business for long enough, you’ll need to change the way you think about certain concepts. From customer data to marketing strategies, making adjustments can help you stay relevant. Check out the tips below from members of the online small business community for changing your mindset. Take a Fresh Look at Consumer Data Businesses rely on data to draw conclusions about customer behavior. But as times change, you may also need to change the way you look at that data. In this Marketing Land post, Rodric Bradford explores the concept of consumer data during the age of COVID-19. Think Strategically About Your Content Model Lots of businesses use content marketing in some way. But do you have an actual content model? If you haven’t thought strategically about this concept yet...
15 Productivity Tips to Help Small Business Entrepreneurs Succeed

15 Productivity Tips to Help Small Business Entrepreneurs Succeed

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Small-business owners tend to realize almost immediately how different their businesses are to run from large corporations. For success, a small business needs to adopt its own strategies that work with limited available resources. From figuring out how to find and develop new talent to discussing how to expand the business’s reach, small-business entrepreneurs have to think creatively about solutions they can implement to improve operations and increase productivity.Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners That’s why we asked 15 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following: “Small businesses aren’t run like mega corporations, and so require different strategies for success. What’s your best productivity tip for helping small-business leaders succeed?” Here’s wha...