Skype Lite is causing a Bluetooth bug that hogs audio functions on phones running Oreo

So let’s say that you are using Bluetooth on your Android Oreo powered handset so that you can play music over your car’s audio system. As soon as you connect to the car’s speaker, your phone appears to be connecting to a phantom incoming phone call. There is nothing on the dialer suggesting that a call was received.  Since the car’s audio system thinks that it has to turn over control of the speaker to a phone call, albeit one that doesn’t exist, the music you wanted to listen to is replaced by silence.

Last month, a thread was started on the Google Issue Tracker site and as it turns …


Render showing both sides of Huawei Mate 10 Lite is here for your viewing pleasure

The other day, Dutch retailer Belsimpel listed the Huawei Mate 10 Lite prematurely. According to the listing, the phone will be offered in November, priced at €349 in Europe (equivalent to $412.66 USD). Today, tipster Evan Blass disseminated a tweet showing both the front and back of the Mate 10 Lite. The 5.9-inch display will feature an aspect ratio of 18:9 just like the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and carry an FHD+ resolution of  1080 x 2160. Ironically, that tops the resolution of the Huawei Mate 10 display.

One interesting note. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite not only has a …

Retailer confirms Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe in early November for €349

Huawei Mate 10 is just around the corner, but the flagship won’t come alone. The Chinese company plans to launch many a few derivatives of its Mate 10 meant to cover all price tiers.

The Mate 10 Lite is the mid-range version of Huawei’s flagship. Even though it will retain some the Mate 10 specs like the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display and the amount of memory, it fails to check all the boxes required for a top-tier handset.

For example, Huawei Mate 10 Lite will be powered by a 3,340 mAh battery, whereas the Mate 10 comes with a much larger 4,000 mAh battery. …

Facebook Messenger Lite now available to save data on stateside Android phones

Considering that Facebook Messenger Lite has been available only in developing countries, what is Facebook saying about wireless service in the U.S. now that the data saving version of the app is offered in the states? With some of the data munching features like Messenger Day and selfie lenses absent from the app, users are less likely to consume obscene amounts of data while using it.

Actually, Facebook really isn’t making a statement about U.S. wireless service. It merely is offering up another option for those Android users who need to stay connected using a messaging app, but …

Twitter Lite app is made for countries where connectivity costs a fortune or is hard to find

Twitter is testing a new “lite” version of its Android app. This is an app version of a mobile web site it launched earlier this year called, quite appropriately, Twitter Lite. It requires less mobile data to work. The idea is to allow mobile users to employ Twitter in emerging markets where data is expensive or hard to find. The app has been added to the Google Play Store, but only in the Philippines where mobile data is expensive and slow.

Identical to the mobile web version of Twitter Lite, the app is an “experiment” according to Twitter, and the company is considering bringing the app …

The Mate 10 Lite officially introduced as Huawei Maimang 6: four cameras, 5.9-inch 18:9 display

The Mate 10 is one of the last major smartphones to hit the market this year, a flagship that Huawei says it’s worth waiting for. There have already been lots of leaks about the Mate 10 and its many variations, but no official word on any of them.

Today, Huawei introduced the Maimang 6 in China, the company’s first smartphone to feature an 18:9 ratio display. We don’t usually report on devices that are exclusively available in China, but the Maimang 6 is expected to be introduced in the rest of the world as Huawei Mate 10 Lite or G10.

The Maimang 6 is now …

Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaks out, price and new details revealed

Next month, Huawei will announce a few new smartphones apparently
called Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While we’ve already heard a lot about
the three upcoming devices, details on exactly what differentiates them are a
bit confusing. Nevertheless, after seeing the Mate 10 in the wild, we can now
take a look at the Mate 10 Lite, thanks to a photo revealed by Venture Beat (seen on the left).

 

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite looks a lot like the regular Mate
10, with a notable difference: its fingerprint scanner should reside on the
back, not on the front. Another peculiarity is that this …

Alleged CAD renders of the Huawei Mate 10 Lite surface with a 16:9 screen and dual cameras

Huawei’s Mate 10 — or to be more specific, three different devices all bearing the name — is coming in just a month. So it’s not that surprising that we’re seeing an increasing amount of leaks about the series, though we still have very little info on the regular Mate 10, rather than its Pro and Lite siblings.

But today we seem to have another possible look at one of the three devices — the Mate 10 Lite — this time in (potato quality) CAD render format. Design-wise, it looks pretty consistent with the design we saw in OnLeaks’ schematics-based …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Blanc) and Mate 10 Lite (Alps) specs exposed ahead of official reveal

Huawei confirmed it will unveil its Mate series flagship on October 16, and promised that those who wait for its Mate 10 will not be disappointed. Rumor has it, Huawei will announce more devices next month derivative of the Mate 10.

Aside from the standard Mate 10, Huawei is expected to introduce two other smartphones, which haven’t been named yet. An improved version that could be launched as Huawei Mate 10 Pro has the codename Blanc, while the slightly less-powerful Mate 10 Lite (or whatever its name) is known as Alps.

The standard Huawei Mate 10 is only known by its codename …

Dual-SIM Huawei P9 lite mini quietly launched in Europe for €190

Huawei continues to take advantage of its previous flagship by launching new smartphones derivative of the P9, its dual-camera high-end device that made its debut on the market last year.

The P9 lite mini is a mid-range smartphone that’s smaller than the regular P9 lite, another variation of the Huawei P9 flagship. Even though the Chinese company did not officially introduce the P9 lite mini, it appears that at least one retailer in Hungary will sell the dual-SIM version of the smartphone for €190 beginning late August.

Unlike the Huawei P9 lite that sports …