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LAVA emerges as favourite mobile handset in India



LAVA emerges as favourite mobile handset in IndiaNew Delhi : LAVA has emerged as a “Challenger” mobile handset maker across India and stands at number one in states like Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Gujarat, a new report said on Friday.

According to market research group Cyber Media Research (CMR), LAVA registered 29 percent in mobile handset shipments in the third quarter of 2016, selling over 7.1 million handsets as compared to 5.4 million in the second quarter this year.

“Despite immense competition, we have done highest volume among all Indian mobile handset brands and have emerged as the ‘Challenger’ brand across India,” said Navin Chawla, Chief Operating Officer of LAVA.

LAVA plans to strengthen its manufacturing in India to cater to both domestic and international markets.

“It has earmarked an overall investment of Rs 2,615 crore for ramping up the existing manufacturing units along with setting up more manufacturing facilities to increase the overall production capacity to 216 million units per annum in the next five to eight years,” said Chawla.


Twitter’s Android app gets OLED-friendly dark mode in new alpha build




Back in March, Twitter announced a new OLED-friendly ‘Lights Out’ dark theme for iOS. However, now the new theme is reportedly rolling out to Android as well, albeit only on the alpha version of the app.

The Lights Out mode is different from the existing dark mode on Android, which has a blue/gray theme. The Lights Out mode, however, makes the backdrop of the app pitch dark.

The ‘Lights Out’ mode is different from the current dark mode on Android devices. The ‘Lights Out’ mode turns the UI of the app to pitch black instead of dark blue. This mode does a better job at power consumption on Android smartphones that sport an OLED display.

If you are an alpha user, you will find the option to enable the lights out dark mode under the Settings and privacy > Display and sound > Dark mode appearance menu.

This OLED-friendly dark mode is available for users on alpha version 8.19.0-alpha.03 of Twitter for Android. But, it’s activated through a server-side switch, so replacing the stable version with this one won’t necessarily get you the new dark mode.

That said, some alpha users managed to activate lights out by clearing the app cache, so give it a try and let us know if it worked for you.

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