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Helping you understand technology, bit by bit.

Simplified: Project Treble, what it is and why it matters

Background If you are a regular reader of the pieces I pen on here and, maybe, elsewhere, then you are…

Android P beta announced at Google I/O 2018: Here’s what you need to know about it

The second developer preview of Android P, the upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, was announced last evening…

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

[Update: Telkom too] Some Xiaomi phones don’t support Safaricom’s 4G LTE band 20 (800MHz)

Although Xiaomi phones have been available in Kenya for quite some time now, the recent exclusive launch of the…

Google embraces the notch in Android P, here’s everything else the new version of our favourite OS is bringing

Whatever it is that comes to mind when the letter P is mentioned doesn’t matter any more. Only one…

All Tecno and Infinix phones that are compatible with Faiba 4G (December 2017)

Over the past few weeks, the talk in the telecommunications industry has been all about Faiba 4G, a new…

Android security updates

Monthly Android security updates are the most important, but you probably never get them

The smartphone industry is dominated by Android devices, but one thing you’ll have to deal with is that the…

Faiba 4G

How to check if your Android phone supports VoLTE calls on your way to Faiba 4G

Spoiler alert: Before I even get started with the “how-to” part of this article, let us not get our…

5 things you need to know about Android Oreo (Go Edition)

Android Go, which is essentially a “lite” version of the standard Android Oreo, is finally here with us….

Android tips and tricks

Top 10 coolest Android tips and tricks you probably didn’t know

One of the reasons Android is a very popular mobile phone OS is the wide range of possibilities the…

Why your next smartphone should at least have Android Oreo out of the box

The smartphone battle is taking a different turn. Tech giants such as Samsung, LG, Google, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and…