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Verizon’s Moto Z2 Play Offers Android 7.1.1 and Snapdragon 626 for $408

Back on June 2nd, Lenovo-owned Motorola officially announced the Moto Z2 Play as the direct successor to the 2016 sleeper hit that was the Moto Z Play. Now, the Z2 Play is available for purchase through Verizon Wireless, and it's packing a pretty decent punch at a relatively low cost. On the very front of the...

The Google Play Store’s First Store-Wide Sale Offers Discounts up to 80% off

Over the years, the Google Play Store has seen some big updates and improvements. between UI refreshes, functionality changes, and more. We've come a long, long way since the early days of the Android Marketplace. In honor of Summer 2017 officially being underway, Google is launching the first ever site-wide sale on the Google Play Store. We've...

Auto Recorder Automatically Starts Recording When it Detects Audio Hits a Certain Level

Smartphones can be used for a lot of different functions with many people using older phones as dash cams, dedicated music players, etc. Developer Aiuspaktyn recently published an application called Auto Recorder to XDA Labs that will start and stop recording audio when it reaches and drops below certain levels. This can even let you use your...

Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Stops for the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra

Today, Sony has confirmed that it's officially stopped the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The update was released a little more than a week ago, but users were quick to report that they weren't seeing the update on their devices. According to Sony, the update has temporarily been put...

Collection of Guides Show How to Mod Huawei Devices on Android 6.0

If you have a Huawei smartphone or tablet that is running Android 6.0+, then XDA Senior Member millo1978 has a collection of guides that just may interest you. First they go and show how to modify Huawei APKs and provides tools and some tips for how to do that. Then they have specific guides for how to...

Google Announces a Developer Preview of the Android Things Console

Google initially announced Brillo back during the 2015 Google I/O tech event and that was said to be the company's IoT platform. It has evolved and grown since that initial announcement and was officially rebranded as Android Things right at the end of last year. Android Things is such a new venture for Google that...

LeEco Chairman: Cash Crunch “Far Worse Than Expected”

Chinese OEM LeEco is facing a serious financial crisis. Its chairman, Jia Yueting, said on Wednesday that the company's cash crunch is "far worse than expected." LeEco is struggling to be fully operational despite financial aid from other companies as the company is still trying to recover after allegedly "expanding at an unprecedented rate". It...

Enable the OnePlus 5’s DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut Mode on the OnePlus 3T

It's been a little over a week since OnePlus officially launched its latest flagship smartphone - the OnePlus 5. The device is currently the most powerful Android smartphone on the market with an upgraded Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GBs of RAM, and UFS 2.1 with two-lane ROM. But compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T, the...

Twitch App Update Brings Dark Mode, Mobile Streaming, Swipe Surfing, and More

Twitch is the go-to platform for hosting and viewing video game streams of all kinds (though lately the IRL/Creative categories have also exploded in popularity), and the official Android app for the service is now getting one of the biggest updates its ever seen. There are a host of new features coming to the app including...

Latest Google Photos Update Brings Machine Learning Sharing Features

Google announced a lot of stuff at this year's I/O, and among all of the buzz surrounding Android O, Google Lens, and Daydream, the company also introduced some new sharing features in Google Photos that takes advantage of the company's machine learning technology. Today, Google is finally releasing some of those new features to the public....

Google Prepares Default Chrome Search Engine “Choice Window” to Comply with Russian Lawsuit

In the past few months, Google has suffered a series of setbacks due to litigation. Most recently, the company was hit with a whopping €2.42 billion fine after the European Commission ruled that Google was violating EU anti-trust regulations by inflating their own shopping service results in Google search pages. Back in mid-April, Google suffered...

Sony’s Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, and Z5 Series Get Updated to Android 7.1.1

Despite the fact that we're expecting Android O to be officially released within the next three months, there are still plenty of Android devices out there that are not running the latest version of the OS (Android 7.1). Google and other OEMs have gotten better and better over the years at making sure all current flagship...