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Gboard v6.2 Adds Cursor Control, Cut/Copy/Paste Buttons, and Prepares for Handwriting Support

Just a few short days after we published a tutorial on how to add keyboard cursors to the navigation bar in Android O, it appears that Google is finally taking the initiative to bring this feature, and more, to all users of the Gboard application. Gboard version 6.2 is now rolling out in the Google...

How to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8/S8+ to Launch Google Assistant

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were just announced last week and it indeed comes with a dedicated Bixby button as previous rumors suggested. For those of you who haven't been keeping up to date with the news, Bixby is the name of Samsung's Virtual Assistant software which is supposed to provide similar functionality to Google Assistant...

How to Sync your Desktop Chrome Bookmarks with Third-Party Chrome Browsers on Android

Over the past year, third-party browsers based on Google's Chrome have exploded in popularity. This trend started after the Code Aurora Forum (CAF) began publishing Chromium builds optimized for Snapdragon devices in October of 2015. Developers interested in making the ultimate, feature-filled browser began forking the project and added features such as a night mode,...

Xiaomi Quietly Launches the Mi Pad 3 with a 7.9″ Display and MediaTek MT8176 SoC

Taking a break from the usual fanfare in the forums and social media that accompany a device launch, Xiaomi has chosen to quietly launch the new Mi Pad 3 tablet. The tablet went live on Xiaomi's Chinese website, but there was no announcement post in their forums to be found for the device. The new Mi...

LineageOS Week in Review: New Gallery App, April Fools and More

The LineageOS team has been graciously providing the community a weekly summary of all the notable changes that have occurred with the successor of the most popular custom ROM in the Android community. The highlight of this week's update is of course the hilarious April Fools prank from the developers. LineageOS "announced" its new mascot, VoLTE....

Qualcomm Receives Antitrust Approval for $47 Billion Acquisition of NXP Semiconductors

The biggest acquisition in the semiconductor industry has received approval from U.S. Antitrust Regulators, allowing Qualcomm to go ahead and acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion. The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) has expired, as Reuters quotes from Qualcomm. The HSR Act stipulates that parties must not complete certain mergers...

Google is Removing Gifts, Requests, and Quests from Google Play Games Services

A while back, Google announced some new features and services that enabled game developers to engage with the people who played their mobile games. This service was added to the Google Play Games platform and was known as Google Play Games Services. A number of these features and services have been popular among the developer...

LeEco’s Financial Issues Delay Payments to US Employees, Hold Up Vizio Acquision

LeEco's financial issues haven't been a secret to the community, but it seems as if this trouble has extended to a much deeper level as of late. LeEco was seemingly on top of the world as they expanded beyond streaming content in China, started offering more products than just TVs and rebranded themselves from LeTV to...

Unity 5.6 Released With Tons of Performance Improvements and Support for Vulkan API

After a long beta testing period, Unity has now finally released the latest version of its cross-platform game development tools. The version 5.6 brings in tons of new features, performance updates as well as support for new platforms and Vulkan API. Speaking of the changes, the 5.6 update brings massive improvements to baked lighting and real-time...

Android Wear 2.0 Starts Rolling Out to Fossil Q Founder (2nd Gen) As Well

It has been close to two months since Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were the first to come pre-loaded with this new update. It was not before this month Google finally started the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for some of the supported watches. Earlier, Google said...

It’s Back in Black! OnePlus 3T Unboxing

The OnePlus 3T is holding its spot as one of the most popular phones in the development community, so it seems like the perfect time to come out with a new color. This is the Midnight Black version on the OnePlus 3T. See the video for a a quick unboxing and a side-by-side look at the...

Honor 8 Pro – First Impressions

The Honor 8, released in August of 2016, was a capable flagship and really kickstarted Honor’s journey towards offering more appealing and capable devices with less downsides than their predecessors, in the United States of all places. Well, Honor is back with the Honor 8 Pro, not quite a sequel to the Honor 8, hoping to...