Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Partner Mobile KS1 – An Affordable Smartphone that Gets the Job Done

Partner Mobile KS1 – An Affordable Smartphone that Gets the Job Done

Recession is no longer just a word, it is the reality and maybe even the future for the next couple of
months. Because of it, the price of every thing including pure water has increased so getting a phone of around N12,000 seems almost impossible now. That is why the discovery of the Partner Mobile KS1 which goes for that price depending on where you buy it came as a big surprise.
partner mobile ks1

At first glance, the flagship phone from the Partner Mobile King Series, KS1 may not seem like much
but that is no reason to totally write it off. After some use, we concluded that it was produced with the intention of doing the primary job of a smartphone and doing it to the best of its abilities without promising anything out of the ordinary.

Let’s get right into the nitty gritty of it all.

Hardware
The first thing to be happy about with this phone is its dual sim support. The camera hardware is pretty basic; you get a 1.3 megapixel back camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. You still
get decent selfies with the front camera although not as detailed as you would get on some more expensive phones. Battery is pegged at 1300mAh and without heavy use, it lasts for a good number
of hours. The screen display is pretty basic 3.5-inch dimension and 320 X 480 pixels capacitive touchscreen.

The internal memory of 1GB capacity can however be supported with a memory card and the phone can take SD cards of up to 32 GB which is good.

Design wise, we are particularly impressed with the look and feel of the phone. It does not appear bulky and it sits well in your palms.

Software
The KS1 comes preloaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and can function on 3G. It can also connect to
WiFi as well as create a mobile hotspot. It supports MP3 and MP4 video and this is pretty decent for
a phone in that price range. Bluetooth, GPS and USB connection are also supported. The standard 512 RAM the phone comes with makes pushing the limits of the phone a bit dicey, so run apps with caution if you are going to get this phone.

Conclusion
The KS1 is a smartphone that does the job and doesn’t empty your bank account in the process. It is
available at Konga, Yesmobile, Slot and Partner Mobile Ng.

You can locate any of their retail centers close to you at Partner Mobile
How To Make WhatsApp Work Again on Your BB10 Device

How To Make WhatsApp Work Again on Your BB10 Device

Earlier today, many Blackberry users reported that WhatsApp stopped working on their phone. It's more confusing because WhatsApp issued assurance that it won't be ending support for BB phones running Blackberry 10 OS, Nokia S40 and N9kia Symbian S60 devices until June 2017.

However, while we are still pondering on this more people continue sending reports that they are unable to use whatsapp while few others said they just saw the message but are still chatting and making use of the app.

So how can i continue using whatsapp on my BB10 device? I have a good news for you. All you need to do is a simple thing. Once you are unable to chat, just head over to "Blackberry World" and update your WhatsApp application. Once this is done, you will be able to continue using the app (at least before the official June deadline)

It has worked for others so apply same tip to continue your chat. Your friends are missing you over there on whatsapp. Your group members need to see your updates. But i will advise you to act fast and migrate to supported devices.

Get a new Android or iOS phone to continue enjoying WhatsApp after June 2017. You can check latest smartphones Here, the specs as well as the price.
OMG: Facebook Owner, Zuckerberg Already Earned Whooping $4.7 Billion in Two Weeks This Year

OMG: Facebook Owner, Zuckerberg Already Earned Whooping $4.7 Billion in Two Weeks This Year

How much have you made this year? At the moment, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is leading the chart in the world as the highest earner so far with almost $5 Billion. This he achieved under just 2 weeks. Oh My God!

This is a kind of motivation but this kind of motivation can even make someone cry. How can one compare himself with Zuckerberg? In reality, it's impossible for billions of people globally to match his wealth. Remember he is still very young in his 30s.

Okay before you start contemplating how much this will be in Naira, let's check it out.

$4.7 BILLION IN CONTEXT

1. N1,880,000,000,000! More money than you and I will ever see.

2. It’s more than the GDP of 41 countries — for the entire year.

3. It’s half as much as Donald Trump’s total net worth. (Source: Inc.)

The obscene amount of cash makes Zuck the biggest earner of 2017 so far.

According to reports, no single event was responsible for the immense growth, but links have been made to Facebook’s campaign to tackle fake news content online which made the Company share prices to hit an all-time high. Other reports hint at the fluctuations of the market.

What is going on in your mind now? Lol 😁 anyway you can read more about this from the source below.

Source: Forbes
Image credit: Quara
ZTE Hawkeye Price in India, Nigeria, China | Full Specs | Handsfree

ZTE Hawkeye Price in India, Nigeria, China | Full Specs | Handsfree

Meet ZTE Hawkeye, a handfree Android smartphone that uses your to automatically scroll the screen. Not just that, its back cover can stick to a wall or object so that you can be operating the phone without coming in contact with it. No wonder it is named "Hawkeye".
ZTE Hawkeye
Another name for the phone is Project CSX, which stands for Crowd Source X, the idea, design and name comes directly from consumers. The phone is just unique in its own way and stands out among many Android devices.

It will be a very useful gadget for extra busy category of people or even those that their work demands constant staining of the hands like Mechanics, those in the Lab and job similar jobs. All you need is to place the phone on the wall or any object and operate with the movement of your eye as the phone tracks it automatically.

TWO KEY FEATURES OF THE ZTE HAWKEYE

1. Scrolling based on Eye-Tracking- by recognizing movement of the eyes, pages can scroll automatically up-down or left-right based on movement. Voice commands can be used to navigate between pages.
ZTE Hawkeye handsfree
2. Stick to Walls and Surfaces with Self-Adhesive Case - with an optional case, the phone can be mounted to a vertical surface, freeing up the need to hold the phone. In other words, the phone's Adhesive case backing allows mounting to most surfaces.
ZTE Hawkeye adhesive case sticks on wall
Apart from the above sophisticated features, the phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 together with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be upgraded up to 256 GB via SD card.

The ZTE Hawkeye runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It supports 4G LTE connectivity, fingerprint scanner, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and many other connectivity options.

The 5.5 inches phone has resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 PPI which makes it a perfect phone for majority of smartphone users. To cap it all, the phone uses 3000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery with 2.0 quick charge support to keep you going.

Interestingly, the phone doesn't cost much so you don't have to break the bank to get it. According to the price released by kickstarter, it is way affordable considering the features and specifications. Well, checkout the full specs of the phone below as well as the price in India, China and Nigeria. Note that the global launch price is just $200

ZTE HAWKEYE SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE bands: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B66 CAT6
SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM (dual stand-by)

PLATFORM
OS: Android 7 Nougat

DESIGN
Dimensions: 154 x 76 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 185 g
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI), IPS Capacitive touchscreen

SENSORS
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Build:
Colours: Black

HARDWARE
Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Graphics Processor: Adreno 506

MEMORY
RAM: 3 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (might use SIM 2 slot)

CAMERA
Rear: Dual 13 megapixel + 12 megapixel, autofocus camera, LED flash, optical zoom
Video recording: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @30fps
Front-facing: 8 MP

MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio:

CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes
NFC: Tes
USB: USB Type-C

BATTERY
Charging: Quick Charge 2.0
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh

STATUS
Announced: January 6, 2017 (@ 2017 CES event)
Availability: September 2017

PRICE
Launch Price: $200 (KickStarter)
Price in India: INR 13,587
Price in China: CNY 1,371
Price in Nigeria: NGN 62,914

You can watch the video of how this phone works here

AVAILABILITY AND SHIPPING
According to KickStarter, this phone is still under development but will be available in for shipping worldwide by September this year. Although some few countries won't be getting there hands on it. See why
Ships to anywhere in the world with the exception of countries restricted by US export laws (currently Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria but subject to change).
How To Update Huawei P9 Nougat Stock ROM (Firmware B531)

How To Update Huawei P9 Nougat Stock ROM (Firmware B531)

Using Huawei P9? Here is how to update and install Huawei P9 Nougat 7.0 Stock Rom which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat version. The ROM has been launched for international B531 variant of the phone as i stated last month so like always, i will be your guide on how to install and update this ROM
Huawei P9 Nougat Stock firmware
But before I proceed, shall we take a look at some of the key specs of the P9? Oh yes.
Huawei P9 uses HiSilicon Kirin 955
CPU Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) which makes the phone very smoother and faster. It features 5.2 inches screen at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with 3D Touch display. It uses 3GB RAM and 32GB of on-board internal memory. Anyway, that's a tip of the iceberg. Let's move on to the main business of the day.

DETAILS OF HUAWEI P9 ANDROID 7.0 NOUGAT STOCK ROM
Device:– Huawei P9.
Android Version:- Android 7.0 Nougat.
UI Version:- Emotion UI 5.0.
Firmware Version:- EVA-L09C432B361.
Model:- EVA-L09.
Status:- Official.
Release Date:- 16.01.2017.

FEATURES OF HUAWEI P9 NOUGAT ROM (Changelog)
✔ Update to Nougat.
✔ Battery Optimization.
✔ Google Now on Tap.
✔ DND Modes.
✔ Improved Boot Security.
✔ Improved Touch Wiz UI.
✔ Important Security Patch Updates.

DOWNLOAD GUIDES
Download Huawei P9 Nougat official Rom for B361
Download Huawei P9 USB Driver

PRECAUTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING
1. Make sure you take a complete backup of your phone
2. Charge your phone to at least 80%
3. Follow all the steps here carefully.

STEPS ON HOW TO UPDATE & INSTALL HUAWEI P9 NOUGAT FIRMWARE

Step One
Download Nougat Stock Rom zip file from the link above and extract it. Then open extracted folder and you will see dload folder. In this dload folder, you find UPDATE.APP file.

Step Two
Attach your phone to PC using an original USB chord and copy the dload folder into your Phone Internal Storage. (not inside any folder 📁 or SD card)

Step Three
Now open the phone setting and tap on _System Update_, and click the three dot menu icon. Now tap on the “Choose Local Update” tab and tap on the UPDATE.APP file.

Step Four
At this point, the phone will reboot in recovery mode and Rom flashing process begins. It could take about 7 minutes so be patient. After that, the phone's first boot will be on Nougat Stock Rom. Congrats your Huawei P9 is now running Android 7 Nougat Firmware.

OPTIMIZATION
To enjoy the device and have more control over its functionalities, settings etc you have to root it. So after rooting, you will able to install custom apps, Rom and custom setting in your phone.

That's how to update Huawei P9 Nougat Firmware and I believe you got all the tutorials easily. Anyway, if you are still having difficulties, kindly use the comments box to ask your questions. Am here to. Guide you.
WhatsApp Stops Working on Some Blackberry Devices Ahead of June 2017 Deadline

WhatsApp Stops Working on Some Blackberry Devices Ahead of June 2017 Deadline

Am surprised to wake up this morning and see lots of messages and enquiries on my mail from several people telling me that WhatsApp has stopped working on their blackberry phones.

Recall in December last year, WhatsApp extended the grace period to June 2017 so it's like a bombshell to me to see this update. It's quite unfortunate for those using this older versions of Blackberry and Android devices.

One of the BB users by name Patrickker said he tried chatting with the app but got below message.
You can't send messages to this chat because WhatsApp no longer supports this phone

So guys did any of you experienced this today? Am still contemplating why WhatsApp is taking this action sooner than stated.
8 Things To Consider When Shopping for a Good Android Smartphone

8 Things To Consider When Shopping for a Good Android Smartphone

Going by smartphone sales, Android is the most popular mobile platform today, and various versions of the operating system run on the majority of smartphones in virtually all countries of the world. Because of this popularity, a shopper looking to buy an Android smartphone often has to choose among a sea of devices, and the process can be overwhelming.
shop for good smartphones
This is why we have deemed it necessary to come up with our very own Android smartphone buying guide. The following is everything you need to know to buy the best Android smartphone for your wants and needs.

1. Design
Today, smartphones are as much a luxury item as they are an everyday computing device. Consequently, major manufacturers have invested a lot in ensuring their flagship handsets look as premium as they cost. When out shopping for a new phone, therefore, pay attention to the design and get something that appeals to the eye. Additionally, inspect the phone’s ergonomics, and hold it while in the store to judge how easy and comfortable it will be to operate. A 5-inch screen or smaller is
often the best way to go, especially if one-hand use is a priority.
A beautiful device is one thing, but you will also want it to stay attractive for at least a few months. Inquire about the phone’s durability from the merchant, and learn what measures the manufacturer has taken to ensure its long-term protection. A Gorilla Glass screen and a solid metal finish are good indicators that your smartphone is strong enough to handle inevitable knocks and drops.
LG V20

2. Display
Although some users prefer smartphones with smaller screens for their compact design and portability, larger devices offer more surface for multimedia use, eBook reading, and multi-window functionality. The size of the smartphone you get will, therefore, depends on your preferences. Nevertheless, screen size is only one consideration. You should also pay attention to things like resolution, brightness, color quality and viewing angles to get the best visual experience possible.
Today, even budget Android devices come with 1920 x 1080-pixel Full-HD resolution panels to offer acceptable clarity and vibrancy. Screens less than 4.7-inches in size can comfortably accommodate lower resolutions, but if you want a larger display, your baseline should be at 1080p.

3. Performance
Most mid-range phones can easily handle basic tasks, but for demanding multitasking and 3D gaming, you should get a device with stellar internal tech. When comparing specs, it is advisable to pay more attention to how new the processors in the smartphones are, and less to the clock speeds or the number of CPU cores. Newer processors are often faster and more efficient, which results in better performance and longer battery life. They also offer better graphics, swift cameras, and improved LTE speeds. Among the Qualcomm CPUs, the new leader of the bunch is the Snapdragon 821 which at the moment is only available on the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. Nonetheless, you can still get excellent performance results from the 820, which powers high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.
Other than the processor, RAM is another important hardware component to consider. For seamless multitasking, try to avoid budget handsets with less than 2GB of system memory and if possible, aim for the 4GB flagship standard.
A decent CPU and RAM combo is essential for optimum smartphone performance.
Nexus 6P with Qualcomm
Nexus 6P with Qualcomm Quad Core Snapdragon 810 Processor

4. Software
Among the reasons smartphone users prefer Android to iOS is that it offers a more customizable user interface, better file managing, and flexible sharing options. Moreover, useful Google apps are native to Android, including Google Maps, which is the best maps assistant for mobile phones by far.
That said, simply running Android doesn’t seal the deal on a smartphone purchase. You should also consider the following:

5. The OS version
An up-to- date Android version is necessary to ensure you get the newest and best software features available. Recent OS releases not only offer a bevy of upgrades but also come with better optimization, which improves general performance. Android 7.x Nougat is Google’s latest mobile OS, but because of its limited availability, version 6.x Marshmallow is acceptable. Just make sure the smartphone you get has a high likelihood of receiving the update.

6. The Custom UI
Android phone makers are known to trick out the software with custom UI overlays, which offer different menus, gestures, and other enhancements. A smartphone can be running the same Android version as another, but offer a different software experience. Some manufacturers such as ASUS and Lenovo keep the stock Android feel reasonably intact and tweak what needs to be tweaked, but others like Huawei and Samsung go to great lengths to create a more personalized feel. Before you reach for your wallet, therefore, have a go with the interface to see how pleasant it is to navigate and how useful its unique features are.

7. The Camera
Cameras on phones did not mean much a few years ago, but thanks to today’s age of social
media, users regard a good shooter as a top priority feature on a smartphone. Many Android phones are boasting sensors with 12-megapixels and above, but you should know that these numbers do not tell the whole story. Look for equally important additional features such as optical image stabilization, or OIS, which reduces blur and improves low-light performance.
High-end smartphones also offer a dual-camera setup for an optional depth effect (also known as background blur), optical zoom capabilities and wide-angle photography.

8. Battery
Samsung Galaxy S4 battery
Samsung Standard Battery for Galaxy S4
The rated battery capacity can be a reliable way to determine how long a phone will last on a single charge. However, factors such as screen size and resolution, the processor and the operating system will impact the battery life a great deal. A smartphone’s stay-awake time is, therefore, a collective effort from the battery, the hardware, and the software.
Regardless, picking a phone with at least a 3000mAh battery will increase your chances at long battery life. From there, you can use test websites such as the GSMArena battery life tool to get
a better picture and eventually buy the phone with the best battery life.

READ ALSO... Why Samsung Is Topping Other Smartphones

Bonus features
The above are the main things to consider while buying an Android smartphone, but sometimes you can get stuck between two seemingly perfect devices, which check every box on your list.
When this happens, turn your attention to bonus features such as:
A fingerprint scanner - Fingerprint security makes it easier and faster to unlock your device, and also enables the use of secure financial services such as Android Pay.

Water resistance - For the best protection from water damage, choose a phone with 1P67 or higher certification.
Availability of accessories - Accessories such as battery packs, USB cables, headphones, charging adaptors, cases and glass screen protectors should be readily available for purchase

● Multiband connectivity - Multi-band capable phones eliminate the carrier compatibility concern by being able to work with both GSM and CDMA carriers.

Removable battery - Removable batteries are a rarity these days, but if it is one of your priorities, there are a few good options to choose from, including the fan-favorite LG G5.

MicroSD storage - Although a sizeable internal memory capacity is important, a microSD card slot will give you the freedom to expand your phone’s storage if need be.

Final words
The large number of new devices running Android might result in a confusing shopping experience. By following the tips above, however, you are much likely to land the device that best suits your needs and your budget.

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By: Jo-Ann


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gionee M6 Mirror Price in Nigeria, India, Kenya | Specs

Gionee M6 Mirror Price in Nigeria, India, Kenya | Specs

Gionee M6 Mirror is the pocket friendly version of the Gionee M6 that was recently released by Gionee. Although the Chinese OEM launched the Mirror version silently that's why most people are not aware of the phone.

Still wondering why it is called "Mirror"? Well we are guess that the “mirror” tag comes from the dual arc design at the back with transparent plate. The rear plate brings a reflective effect just like a mirror.

The Gionee M6 Mirror sports a 5.5 inch display at resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 PPI protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Impressive if you ask me. The phone also features 3GB RAM, 16Gb of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SDcard.

Meanwhile, the M6 Mirror has the same display size and resolution as the M6, but a less capable processor, less RAM, less internal storage and a smaller battery capacity. Below is the full specs of the Gionee M6 Mirror.

GIONEE M6 MIRROR SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100
4G: LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

PLATFORM
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Amigo 3.5 UI)

DESIGN
Dimensions: mm
Weight: g
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI), AMOLED 2.5D Curved glass Capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3

SENSORS
Infra-red, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

HARDWARE
Processor Type: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Mediatek
Graphics Processor:

MEMORY
RAM: 3 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB

CAMERA
Rear: 13 megapixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: 8 megapixels

MULTIMEDIA
Music Support: AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0; USB On-The-Go

BATTERY
Charging:
Battery: 3150 mAh

STATUS
Launch Date: January 2017
Availability: January 2017

PRICE
Price in Nigeria: NGN 66,000
Price in India: INR 14,253
Price in Kenya: KES 21,797

SEE ALSO... Gionee M6 and M6 Plus Full Specs and Price

As you can see, this is the pocket friendly when compared to the M6 or M6 Plus. Just that the battery isn't up to the standard 4,000mAh
How to Update or Install Huawei Mate 8 Nougat Firmware (B573 NXT-DL00 Dual)

How to Update or Install Huawei Mate 8 Nougat Firmware (B573 NXT-DL00 Dual)

This is a Huawei Mate 8 Nougat 7.0 Stock Rom and it is base on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is also for the International B573 NXT-DL00 Dual variant and am here to show you how to update and install the firmware on your Huawei Mate 8 phone. Recall that sometime last month, i posted that the Android Nougat is now available for Huawei Mate 8

Before i proceed, let me introduce the device in question. The Huawei Mate 8 features an amazing 6.0 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with 3D Touch display.

The phone packs 4GB of RAM and has 16 megapixels camera lense at the back as well as long lasting 4,000mAh battery capacity. Another interesting feature of the phone is this HiSilicon Kirin 950 giving it a sleek outlook, seamless in operation and faster.

Having known some of the key specs of this phone, shall we proceed to the main tutorial? Oh yes. You are there.

ROM INFORMATION
  • Device:– Huawei Mate 8.
  • Android Version:- Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • UI Version:- Emotion UI 5.0.
  • Firmware Version:- B573.
  • Model:- NXT-DL00 Dual.
  • Status:- Official.
  • Release Date:- 14.01.2017.
FEATURES OF THIS UPDATE (ROM Changelog)
✔ Update to Nougat.
✔ Battery Optimization.
✔ Google Now on Tap.
✔ DND Modes now available
✔ Improvements to Boot Security.
✔ Improved Touch Wiz UI.
✔ Important Security Patch Updates.

DOWNLOAD LINKS
Download Huawei Mate 8 Nougat official Rom for B573 NXT-DL00 Dual (about 802mb in size)
Download Huawei Mate 8 USB Driver

REQUIREMENTS
1. Backup your phone data and applications
2. Charge the phone to at least 80% to avoid stories that touches the heart
3. Read and follow all the steps here carefully.

STEPS TO INSTALL HUAWEI MATE 8 NOUGAT FIRMWARE (B573 NXT-DL00 Dual)

✔ Step One
Download Nougat Stock Rom zip file from the link above and extract it. Open the extracted folder and you will see download folder. Then you will see UPDATE.APP file inside the download folder.

✔ Step Two
Attach your Huawei phone to PC using an original USB chord and copy the dload folder into your Phone Internal Storage. (not inside any folder or SD card)

✔ Step Three
Now go to phone setting and tap on _System Update_, then tap the 3 dotted lines and tap on the “Choose Local Update” tab and tap on the UPDATE.APP file.

✔ Step Four
At this point, the phone will automatically reboot into recovery mode and Rom flashing process begings.

This can take about 7 minutes so relax and wait for the process to complete. Don't interrupt it in any way! After that, your Huawei Mate 8 will boot into Android 7.0 Nougat latest version.

ROOTING OF HUAWEI MATE 8
Once the ROM/firmware flashing is complete, you can now root your phone to enjoy even more control over its features and accessibility. With root access, you can install custom apps, Rom and custom setting in your phone.

Are you still confused? Is there any part of this tutorial that you didn't understand very well? Feel free to ask questions or comment via the comment box and I'll guide you more on how to install Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware (B573 NXT-DL00 Dual) on Huawei Mate 8.
MasterCard Announces New Payment App "Identity Check Mobile"

MasterCard Announces New Payment App "Identity Check Mobile"

In the quest to improve reliability, security and speedy transactions online, MasterCard has announced the roll out of the "Identity Check Mobile", a new payment technology application that uses biometrics, including fingerprint and facial recognition, to verify a cardholder’s identity and simplify online shopping.

The first bank in America and Canada to offer Identity Check Mobile to its corporate customers from the first half of the year is
BMO Financial Group (BMO).

Recall that the rollout of Identity Check Mobile follows a launch of Mastercard and BMO earlier. Meanwhile, people are happy and eager to experience this new payment method. In fact, a research shows that 3 out of every 4 participants agree that biometrics is easier to use than passwords. Nine out of 10 participants anticipate using biometrics for online payment security in the future.

“The pilot tested the potential of delivering greater security and convenience using biometric technology. Our goals were to understand the attitudes and perceptions of our participants toward biometrics as an online payment security solution,” Steve Pedersen, vice president, head, North American Corporate Card Products at BMO, said.

“After using Identity Check Mobile, our programme participants gave strong reviews on biometric security and ease of use, especially as compared with passwords. We are looking forward to bringing this same experience to our clients in 2017,’’ he added.

Some of the basic importance of Mastercard Identity Check Mobile is that it minimises the need for passwords while doing online transactions which tremendously speeds the digital checkout process as well as improving security.

A cardholder can verify his/her identity by using the fingerprint scanner or facial recognition technology on his/her smart phone with the Identity Check app. How do you see this development? Interesting technological innovation if you ask me.