Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to become available on October 28, new rumor says

Google has already pre-announced (or semi-announced?) its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship smartphone duo, promising all of the details (as well as an actual release) for “later this fall”. Just when would that be, though?

Well, earlier a rumor started spreading like wildfire saying that Google would announce the duo on September 13, the week of Apple’s big iPhone launch. That seemed like a pretty bad idea on Google’s part, and now a new rumor comes to refute that report… sort of.

See, while the September 13 date was meant to be for the announcement, the new info says the…

Windows 11 to release on October 5 as a free update

Microsoft today announced that it will be releasing Windows 11 on October 5. The update will be provided for free to eligible PCs.

The update will roll-out gradually from October 5. Microsoft says new eligible devices will get the update first. After that, the update will then roll-out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device, and other factors that impact the upgrade experience.

Microsoft says it expects all eligible devices will be offered the update by mid-2022.

Those running Windows 10…

Samsung starts rolling out One UI 3.1.1 update for its older foldables, here’s what’s new

All of Samsung’s older foldables are ready to join their 2021 counterparts in running One UI 3.1.1. The update for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip 5G and the original Z Flip starts rolling out today. The original Galaxy Fold will get its update about a week later.

What’s new in 3.1.1? Samsung worked to figure out new ways to use the large screen of the foldables. Note that some of these features are available only on select models.

Drag & Split is an alternative to tabs – you can drag a link or item from select apps to the side of the screen and open a new window side by side. The list of…

One UI 4 beta (based on Android 12) will start testing on the Galaxy S21 series in September

Samsung announced the One UI 4 beta program at the end of July and it is almost ready to open up the software to public testing. A community manager in the Samsung forums posted that the beta testing will start “in September”.

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t committed to a specific date and the beta will be available in South Korea first (but it should expand to other regions soon after). If you want to join, you will need to tap the ‘Join One UI Beta Program’ banner in the Samsung Members app.

One UI 4 beta is coming to the Galaxy S21 series in September • Machine…

Oppo will launch the Reno6 series in Europe, the Middle East and Africa early next month

Oppo launched the Reno6 series on June 5 in China, then it expanded availability to India in mid-July, now it’s time for another expansion. It looks like the Reno6 series will be introduced in Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) about a week from now.

The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G is the one being advertised the most in the UAE, here it is in the hands of several local influencers:

The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G promotional campaign in the UAE has already started

In Egypt, the Reno6 (4G) and Reno6 5G are already in a pre-order stage that will last from today until…

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