In a recent development, Xiaomi has announced that several of its smartphones are now eligible to participate in the Android 14 beta program. This move comes after Google expanded its beta testing program to include non-Pixel devices such as OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Realme, and others.
The introduction of Android 14 brings forth a multitude of significant features and optimizations tailored specifically for Xiaomi devices. With the aim of providing an exceptional user experience, Xiaomi users can now get a glimpse of what the next version of Android has to offer.
The Android 14 developer preview program equips participants with all the necessary tools and features to enhance compatibility and application development for the upcoming Android version.
List of Xiaomi Devices which get Android 14 Beta update:
- Xiaomi 13
- Xiaomi 13 Pro
- Xiaomi 12T
Xiaomi users who wish to explore the Android 14 features can download the beta version for the following smartphones: Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, and Xiaomi 12T. However, it is important to note that users should take precautionary measures before proceeding with the installation. Backing up data is highly recommended, and users should be prepared for potential abnormal behavior of their devices during the beta testing phase. Additionally, it is imperative that devices have a minimum battery level of 30% and at least 4GB of available storage space. Moreover, users must ensure that their devices are running on the latest MIUI version.
To opt-in for the Android 14 beta build, Xiaomi users can utilize the fastboot method, which allows them to flash the provided build onto their devices.
Participating in the Android 14 beta program offers Xiaomi users an exclusive opportunity to explore the upcoming version of Android and provide valuable feedback to both Xiaomi and Google. This collaboration between manufacturers and users is vital in ensuring a smooth and optimized experience when Android 14 officially rolls out.
As with any beta software, it is important to exercise caution and understand that the beta version may have some bugs and glitches that could affect the device’s performance. Users are encouraged to report any issues they encounter to help the developers in refining the software before its official release.
Xiaomi users who are interested in exploring the Android 14 beta program can visit the official Xiaomi website for more information and detailed instructions on how to join the program.
Please note that participation in the beta program is entirely voluntary, and users should carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before proceeding with the installation.
With the Android 14 beta program now available for Xiaomi devices, users can look forward to an exciting sneak peek into the future of Android and the unique features it brings to their Xiaomi smartphones.
Rumors Suggest iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max to Feature 5x Optical Zoom
As we already know the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s tetraprism camera comes with 5x optical zoom. But now, Apple is planning to add it in both Pro models of iPhone 16 i.e. iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
This is a rumor that we have already heard from many big sources such as MacRumors, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In today’s press release, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce has adverted regarding this.
Following the successful launch of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with its exclusive Tetraprism telephoto zoom lens, the industry is expected to see an increase in the adoption of periscopic lens modules. Apple plans to bring this advanced hardware upgrade to the iPhone 16 Pro, making it accessible to more users in the Pro series.
The design of the tetraprism camera system in the iPhone 15 Pro Max is folded due to which it can be easily fitted into the smartphone. This tetraprism camera system enables 5x optical zoom and 25x digital zoom. The Pro Max models of iPhones i.e. iPhone 15 Pro Max have a bigger display size i.e. 6.7 inches.
But, on the other hand, if we talk about the Pro models i.e. iPhone 15 Pro, then the display is 6.1 inches as like the iPhone 15 which is small if we compare it with Pro Max. So, as per rumors, Apple will increase the size of the iPhone 16 Pro from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches to fit the tetraprism camera system in the Pro model of the iPhone 16.
What do you guys think whether we get 5x optical zoom in iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
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Apple Introducing New iMessage Feature in iOS 17.4 Update Next Month
Apple, an American-based Premium Smartphone Manufacturing Company is going to roll out stable iOS 17.4 in March. If you want to know about the features that are coming with this 17.4 update, then we already have a dedicated post for that. Additionally, Apple is introducing a new cryptographic security feature to its iMessage called PQ3. It is a new encryption protocol which is advanced. PQ3 is designed to protect against potential threats from quantum computing. It helps us to keep our sensitive data safe.
As we know, Apple’s iMessage supports end-to-end encryption like other messaging apps. However, some of the researchers found that existing cryptographic protocols used by messaging apps depend on mathematical problems that can be solved by future quantum computers.
To remain ahead of the cryptographic curve and lighten the risks from future quantum computers, Apple is introducing this new PQ3 messaging protocol. Apple calls this PQ3 protocol as Level 3 security which can offer better protocol protections than other popular messaging apps.
According to Apple, this new PQ3 is a new standard in the security of messaging app which reflects the privacy and security of the company in this quantum computing era. PQ3 feature will be rolled out in the March update, starting with iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, and watchOS 10.4. Apple says that this PQ3 feature is already available in the iOS 17.4 public and developer beta testers.
What do you guys think, how useful will be this new PQ3 cryptographic security feature in iApple’s iMessage? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
As we already know, the OnePlus upcoming flagship Watch 2 is going to be launched tomorrow at MWC 2024 (Mobile World Congress). If you want to know about the specifications, then do consider this post. Additionally, if you want to know about the color variants and some features of the Watch 2, then consider this post.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
Recently, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 has been leaked. Ishan Aggarwal, a popular tipster, has recently posted a thread on their X (formerly Twitter) account. According to Tipster, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 will be:
- India: Rs.24,999
- US: $299
- Europe: €329
- UK: £299
As we already said the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched in India at the same time as it is launched globally. Do you guys think that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Also, do let us know, whether you consider the OnePlus Watch 2 at this price in the comment box.