Monday, April 2, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next smartphone to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo OS update. This was confirmed by T-Mobile product manager, Des who published a tweet on twitter.

Des says the Oreo update will start rolling out to all Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device starting from April 1.
Reports from AT&T says that users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Sprint are receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The new OS update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched in the US with N950USQU3CRC2 as the build number. The update size is about 1330MB (that is 1.3GB) and it comes with the March 2018 Security patch. Also with this Oreo update being available to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 includes the Samsung Experience version 9.0, Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture, Autofill feature and more…

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

New Security Check from Google!
Google is blocking unregistered/non-recognized devices from accessing Google apps, but there's an exception for Custom ROMs.

Android devices are much fun and easy to use with its designed Operating System by the tech-giant Google.

In as much as there are many Android brands manufactured by various companies, Google distributes its OS to these manufacturers, offering them legal certification for use of Google products. However, many other manufacturers don't get this legal approval but forces their Android brands to get all of Google products.

If you distribute Google’s official Android apps (such as the Play Store, Hangout, Chrome, Maps, etc.) on your Android device, it means the device is certified by Google.
Devices like Amazon’s Fire OS tablets and most Chinese smartphones sold in China do not get the legal certification from Google. These non-certified devices are not supposed to contain Google apps on them. But most users usually find their way to slideloading Google’s apps at the time of their need for them. Moreover, some unworthy manufacturers ship Google software without getting Google certification.

How Is Google's New Plan Going To Work???
Here's the breakdown;

This time, if you attempt to run Google apps on your Android device, Google checks the build date of your Android system image. If your device is non-licensed and is running a version of the Android OS that was compiled after March 16th, 2018, Google apps won't run. Say goodbye to slideloading.

For Custom ROM users, there's a way out!
Custom ROM users who like to download specially designed version of Android can now register their device with their Android ID to permit Google apps to run on it. Though, there's a limit of 100 device per user which might not be convenient for highly producing ROM testers.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vivo launches the World's First Phone With Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor; The Vivo X20 Plus UD

Vivo launches the World's First Phone With Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor; The Vivo X20 Plus UD

Let's welcome the first phone with an under-glass fingerprint sensor, Vivo X20 Plus UD. Vivo recently announced this smartphone and has also mentioned when it will be on sale.

One significant announcement made during the CES 2018 that was held 10 days ago was the announcement of the first smartphone to feature an on-screen fingerprint reader. But on 24/01/2018 Vivo had launched the first smartphone with the latest technology. According to Android Authority, “Vivo has been working with US-based sensor maker Synaptics to build an under-glass fingerprint sensor in the front of the phone”. This is what Vivo had designed in its new flagship Vivo X20 Plus UD. This new flagship smartphone is actually a variant of the original X20 Plus having no rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

Also Read: Samsung says it will launch its Samsung Galaxy S9 in February, at Mobile World Congress 2018

This flagship device is currently being released in China for now. However, the company has made pre-ordering available since January 24, and no pricing details have been announced.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD flagship device is a 6.43-inch, 18:9 Super OLED display following the current 2160 x 1140 resolution. Just like modern smartphone devices, this Vivo X20 Plus UD comes with a dual camera (12MP + 5MP) on the back, and at the top front of the phone rests a 12MP camera for shooting selfies and making clear video calls.

Under the hood is built a massive 4GB RAM and a
2.2 GHz octa-core processor to give the phone a better performance and avoid slow down.

However, Vivo never officially released the specs of the smartphone, though the Telecommunications certification center of China (TENAA) lists the device with the following:

Android 7.7.1 Nougat OS
6.43-inch OLED display
2160 x 1080 resolution
183.1 g
165.2 x 80.02 x 7.35 mm dimensions
2.2 GHz octa-core processor
128GB internal memory
 MicroSD slot: Yes
Dual secondary cameras (12MP + 5MP)
12MP primary (selfie) camera
Non-removable 3800 mAh battery
Available Colors: Black Matte Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Champagne Gold.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD is rumoured to sell around USD $624.27 (about 550 EUR).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How To Get Airtel 2GB For N100 And 10GB For N500 Valid For 30 Days

How To Get Airtel 2GB For N100 And 10GB For N500 Valid For 30 Days

Airtel free browsing cheat, Latest Airtel free browsing cheat 2018
It's a good thing to know that Airtel is reviving the lost joy and fun of Smartphone users who had long used any free/cheap browsing tips.

Introducing the first Airtel free browsing tip for the year 2018. This trick will give you 2GB of Data when you recharge N100 and 10GB for just N500.
Now that you know what you may get when this offer is activated on your Airtel SIM, read up the Terms and Conditions guiding this offer below

NOTE: This data plan can be used on all devices either on Android, iPad, iOS, Linux, windows, etc to access the internet, it's just like the usual data plan we subscribe for though, it's cheaper and almost free.


Not all Airtel SIMs can redeem this offer, especially old Airtel SIMs.
Airtel made this offer available to only SIMs that was moved to  Airtel networks.
To enjoy this free browsing offer, you'll have to port/move your SIM to Airtel NG. You may not want to port your current line to Airtel NG, you can get a new registered SIM (either MTN, GLO or 9mobile)- most preferably MTN and then port to Airtel NG to activate the free browsing.

Also Read: How To Stop Irrelevant Apps From Consuming Your Data

All that's required is a registered MTN NG SIM and a valid Identity card (Voter’s card National ID or Driver’s Licence).

Good along with the above-mentioned requirements to the nearest Airtel NG office

Tell the customer attendant you want to port your MTN SIM to Airtel NG.

A form will be given to you to fill. Make sure you finish the porting process.

You'll receive a message on your phone confirming your action. To know if it worked, reboot your phone and you will notice the absence of the MTN NG network.

Switch off your phone and re-insert SIM card as directed.

You'll receive a message telling you the port was successful.

We're almost there, haven successfully ports to Airtel NG, you will only be receiving free data when you recharge via a specific method.


This is one important part you shouldn't miss!
Do not recharge your Airtel line with the usual Recharge card pins because it's not assured you would get the freebies. Instead, recharge your line via Bank or Zoto recharge wallet
Please if you haven't used Zoto Recharge Wallet before, click here to know more about the app. I've been using the app for over three years and haven't made any regret.
Download the app and apply this coupon code (OMOREC2) when making your first recharge.

Recharge your Airtel NG SIM with at least N100 either from Bank or Zoto Recharge Wallet.

You'll get a message that you’ve received 2GB free data.
To get more data even up to 10GB, repeat the first procedure, that is, you will have to recharge again. Yes, it can be accumulated.

To check your data balance just dial *223#

Just like every other data subscription, this free browsing data is valid for 30 days, that's what makes it so unique.

Please make sure you follow the above procedures to get your whooping 2GB data for just N100 on your Airtel NG SIM.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Samsung Says It Will Unveil Samsung Galaxy S9 Next Month At MWC, Barcelona

Samsung Says It Will Unveil Samsung Galaxy S9 Next Month At MWC, Barcelona

Samsung has announced what we've been waiting to hear, that the anticipating Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled in Barcelona, Spain.

Initially, according to early rumours of Samsung Galaxy S9, everyone expected the flagship smartphone to be reviewed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The Central Electronic Show (CES) 2018 occurred some few days ago and the anticipating Samsung Galaxy S9 was not announced during the show.

However, Samsung is going back to their usual home for launching, it has announced that the Galaxy S9 would hold its launch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The show is scheduled to kick off in late next month.

According to a ZDNet report, Samsung's mobile chief, DJ Koh, made an announcement at a press conference during the Central Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He stated that the Galaxy S9 will be revealed during the trade show in Barcelona, Spain, that is the MWC show to hold from February 26 to March 1. The MWC has been the home of Samsung Galaxy S series except for the current Galaxy S8 that was launched at its own Galaxy Unpacked event held in March last year.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and other predecessors got went on sale in April, so according to this makeup history, the Galaxy S9 and probably S9+ might go on sale either in late March or early April, though the exact release date is yet to be known.

Koh also announced that the anticipating Galaxy X foldable Smartphone may be postponed to 2019. He went further to say that the user interface was obviously the main obstacle in commercialization and that Samsung is aggressively looking to fix the issue.

Now that Samsung has announced what we've been suspecting for weeks, let's wait for the launching of the anticipating Galaxy S9 hopefully to be unveiled during this year's MWC scheduled to kick off from February 26 to March 1. Meanwhile, before the launch, let's view its rumoured specifications.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LG Unveils World's First 88-inch 8K OLED display TV

LG Unveils World's First 88-inch 8K OLED display TV

Thanks to LG for starting the new year with a stunning innovation by announcing the world's first 88-inch OLED display TV. LG’s new TV gives a wide range 88-inch display, having its screen resolution to be 7680×4320 pixels (over 33 million pixels). The TV also supports OLED technology of 8K.

The Electronic-leading Company, LG, shows off an 88-inch 8k OLED Display, the first in the world. Back in time, we have seen LG and Sony improving TV displays to a much better resolution and sizes. What LG had just revealed will automatically be a successor to the current 77 inches 4K OLED display TV. LG’s new TV features an 88-inch OLED Display, 7680×4320 pixels (over 33 million pixels) resolution.

Also Read: Full Specification and price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018)

The new LG TV is pretty amazing, having very slim borders and because it is an OLED TV, we should expect it to feature wide viewing angles, vivid colours, and more. There are no much details about the upcoming LG TV.

However, the LG 8K OLED TV is expected to be announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) scheduled on January 9, in Las Vegas.

So what do you think of this LG’s world first 88-inch OLED Display TV?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date and Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date and Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date has leaked online

It's just a few days when Samsung launched its much anticipated Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018), precisely the launch happened on December 19, 2017. Thankfully, Samsung was quick to announce the release date of the newly launched members of the Galaxy A Series.

Thinking of changing your phone to a modern type? Samsung says you should wait for the release of its Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018).

Pricing and availability will vary by location.  For now, Samsung has only confirmed the release date of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) for Vietnam. Samsung says it will release its new flagship models for the above-mentioned location on January 6, 2018.

The price tag for the new Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) has leaked out.
For Europe, the Galaxy A8 is going to hold €499 price tag and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is going to cost €599. This will be similar to further pricing in other regions.

In Vietnam, Samsung says the Galaxy A8 (2018) will cost 10,990,000VND ($483), while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is going to sell for 13,490,000VND ($593).

Monday, December 25, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) specifications- 16MP+8MP Dual Front Camera, Infinity Display

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) specifications- 16MP+8MP Dual Front Camera, Infinity Display

Samsung launched another flagship smartphone- the Galaxy A8 and A8+, with amazing specifications which will be revealed to you in a short while as you read this post.

Samsung has hit it again! This time, an event give in China where Samsung officially launched it's Galaxy A8 and A8+ flagship smartphones. Hopefully, these two smartphones will be the first to be released in 2018. Samsung says it will start selling both models in early January 2018, though for now there has not announced official pricing.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) were made to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System. Among them is an Exynos 7885 Octa Chipset, with Octa-core chip having two cores measured at 2.2GHz and six cores measured at 1.6GHz.

Both models will indeed be more user-friendly. The Galaxy A8 (2018) is maintained by a 4GB RAM whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in two options- 4GB or 6GB RAM.

The design of these models looks great. Following the modern smartphone design and display technology, the 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in) Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) weighing 172g is built to have a 5.6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 1080 × 2220 pixels resolution.
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) features a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. The brand has
159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in) dimensions, weighing 191g.

Both models have a large Infinity Display following the modern design of Samsung’s flagship devices, as well as an ‘Always-on Display’ to make you receive information at a glance without unlocking your phone. With Samsung Pay integrated on the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018), you can easily pay bills with just a single swipe and fingerprint scan.

Like every other smartphone released in 2017, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A+ (2018) are IP68 certified, which means they will be dust and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.

Samsung embedded high-quality cameras on the Galaxy A8 (2018) models, making them eligible in competition with previously released smartphones following the modern day technology.

Capture your exciting moments with a qualitative 16 MP F1.7 rear camera, and the Samsung’s first 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera for shooting high-quality selfies. These cameras work perfectly well irrespective of where you are or what you are doing.

The Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras so you can make use of any of the two to take your desired selfie style. The camera sensors gives users the option to either have a blurred background to form a bokeh effect or have a clean, sharp and focused background to produce sharp pictures even in low light conditions.

Also Read: Full specification and price of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

The camera features an advanced Live Focus, to enable you to adjust the bokeh effect before or even after capturing the self-portraits to make a high-quality image. There's also an option where you can customize your picture with fun stickers or even highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode.

Say goodbye to Shaky video footage. With Video Digital image stabilization (VDis) technology plus an added hyper-lapse feature, time-lapse videos can be created to let you record and share even longer stories.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes out of the box with a 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options, and there's also a slot for an expandable microSD card housing up to 256GB.

The smartphones feature lots of amazing connectivities which include Bluetooth v5.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.
Both devices are the first in the Galaxy A series to support the company's Gear VR headset.
These smartphones will come in four colour variants- Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey.

All features of the Galaxy A8 (2018) will be kept running with a 3000mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a more power advantage as it comes with a 3500mAh battery. Both batteries are non-removable Li-ion made.

Release Date & Price
Samsung says the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be released in early January 2018. However, a price tag has been announced.

For Europe, the Galaxy A8 is going to hold €499 price tag and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is going to cost €599. This will be similar to further pricing in other regions.

Tag: Galaxy A8 2018, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Monday, December 18, 2017

How To Convert PDF Files To Word Document Using PDF To Word Inc.

How To Convert PDF Files To Word Document Using PDF To Word Inc.

Cometdocs PDF to Word Converter- Easy way to convert and edit your PDF files.

Oshetech brings you a new useful app for converting any of your PDF files to Word. It's the PDF to Word Converter by Inc.

I write this post base on my experience with the app. Some few days ago, Oshetech received an email from Linda Simmons, who introduced this app to us, thankfully the app has it's Android version available on Google Play. I downloaded and installed Cometdocs PDF to Word Converter on my Android device for a review, so good to know there's nothing bad about the app, it's useful. I've been reviewing this app for over a week and I've decided to share my experience with the viewers of Oshetech.

Cometdocs PDF to Word Converter is a very reliable and user-friendly app designed for an effective PDF to Word conversion. The conversion supports Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive, Box, iCloud, Gmail and others, into editable Microsoft Word documents.

Below are some awesome features of Cometdoc PDF to Word Converter

● Ability to convert scanned and complex PDFs
● An unlimited number of converted files. File size is not a factor
● Industry-leading OCR technology
● You can convert files from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Gmail, iCloud, and others
● High-quality PDF to Word conversion

How To Use PDF To Word Converter- Inc.

At first, you'll need to download and install ‘PDF To Word Converter- Inc.’ from Google Play. Searching for the keyword will bring you lots of similar apps created by the same developer ( Inc.), just look for the app with the logo as seen in the below screenshot.

Upload The File You Want To Convert
After installation, launch the app and select the file you want to convert. You'll have two options;

● Select file from the device
● Select file from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Gmail, iCloud

Note that choosing any of the second options will require sign-in, for example, Google Drive. This option is best for users not having their files saved on the phone but rather in cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive because they often switch between devices.

See Also: Save your mobile data with the new Datally app by Google

Wait For The Conversion To Complete
Having selected the file, it is imported automatically and once it's done, you can quit the app and wait while the conversion is ongoing.

Note: The conversion is not done on your phone, instead it's executed by their conversion servers where they are automatically converted and at once deleted from the server after a complete process.

Open And Edit Your Converted File
Your new converted file is ready. Once you get the converted file, it is now editable and can be modified using a Word mobile app. Make some changes in the file that was previously uneditable and save it the way you want it.

This is the end of the process. It's pretty easy.

Cometdocs PDF To Word Converter is easy to use, having a great user interface, more mobile and user-friendly.

For Android users, get it on Google Play
For users with devices running on iOS, you can also get PDF To Word Converter by Inc. from the Apple Store

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Microsoft finally released Edge browser for Android and iOS devices- Download now!

Microsoft finally released Edge browser for Android and iOS devices- Download now!

Microsoft just completed its mission-- The Edge browser has come to stay on Smartphones of today!!!

Having the Microsoft Edge browser on smartphone devices running on Android and iOS platforms is worth a stress release- with easy access and continuation to all your stuff previously paused the last time they were accessed via Mac/PC version of Edge browser.

Last month, Microsoft announced there will be an Edge browser mobile app version available for Android and iOS devices and further introduced the beta version which many of us have been using.
And today, we now have the Edge browser available on mobile markets- Google Play and iTunes.

The continue on PC we've been hearing to be one of the mobile browser’s features is real. Microsoft has integrated the “continue on PC” feature to work on the Edge mobile browser for Android and Apple iOS. This will enable you to ping a site over to your PC if the site's appearance on mobile view doesn't suit your taste. Good to know that with the new Edge mobile browser, you can resume a lot of your tasks from your phone to a PC, precisely Windows 10.

Read also: Datally by Google could help you control which app consumes your data

There are other amazing features added to the Edge for mobile. These include- ebooks, history, reading list, access to favourites. Unfortunately, Microsoft is yet to include the tab syncing to its mobile version of Edge browser, which means history or tabs can't be shared between PC and Phone.
Though the company is planning to introduce the tab syncing feature later in the future, probably we might have that next year.

However, like I mentioned earlier, the Edge mobile app is now available for everyone around the globe. For Android users, simply download and install Edge browser from Google Play. Apple users should get the app from Apple's store.

Thanks for reading to this very end, why not look for other interesting tech topics on this same blog?