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Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with Zero Shutter Lag, More Xiaomi Device Support, and Major Bug Fixes

As we reported earlier this month, Google Camera was ported with working HDR+ to any devices that used a Snapdragon 820/821 or 835 chip (with the exception of the ZTE Axon 7, according to reports from other users). It has also been reported to work on certain Snapdragon 4XX or 6XX devices such as the...

BlackBerry is Launching Another All-Touchscreen Phone in October

Before the advent of Android and iOS, BlackBerry phones were all the rage. After all, their QWERTY keyboard solution was replicated by pretty much every OEM back in the day. They dominated the smartphone market from 2006 to 2008-2009, ahead of when touchscreen smartphones took the world by storm. While BlackBerry tried to compete with their...

Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

As the saying goes: it's better late than never. Roughly 2 years after Samsung launched their Galaxy S5 Neo, a year after Google released the Android 7.0 source code, and a week after Google released the Android 8.0 source, Samsung is now rolling out the Android 7.0 update to the Galaxy S5 Neo. The update...

Zoolz Cloud Storage: Lifetime of 1TB Instant Vault and 1TB of Cold Storage

Regardless of how many hard drives you buy, there never seems to be enough space for all of your files. Cloud services are helpful, but are often either too expensive or don’t offer enough storage. On the off chance that you find a cloud service that's both inexpensive and offers enough space, they're usually unreliable....

[UPDATE: Official Statement] PSA: Do not Reply to Essential “Purchase Verification” Emails (Potential Credit Card/Identity Fraud), Emails Reportedly from Essential Phone Staff

Update: Andy Rubin, Essential CEO and Android creator, has released a statement confirming an error in Essential's customer care function and personally apologizing for the mistake. He also offered one year of LifeLock for the impacted customers. You can read the complete statement here. The Essential phones are now shipping to customers after a really long...

How to Enable Google Allo’s Built-in Translate and Assistant Auto-Complete Features

Allo is Google's chat app integrated with the Google Assistant. Google Assistant in Allo lets yousearch within conversations, play games, tell jokes, and more. The other person in your conversation can see this too and even join in. You can also talk to the Google Assistant in a private chat if you want, meaning that...

Jolla Introduces Sailfish X for the Sony Xperia X

Jolla has officially introduced Sailfish X - Sailfish OS for the Sony Xperia X. The company will start pre-selling the system late September, and downloadable images will be available in October. After the Jolla Tablet fiasco, the Finnish company had a difficult time. Preparing for Sailfish X is one of the ways the company is hoping...

OnePlus Student Program Offers 10% Off Orders, Including the OnePlus 5

A lot of companies offer discounts on their products and services for anyone who is currently a student. This can be 50% off the price of an Amazon Prime membership, free access to Office 365 from Microsoft, and a ton of other discounts. OnePlus has just announced their OnePlus Student Program where they will begin offering...

Verizon Google Pixel Android Oreo Update Page Mentions Always On Ambient Display and Instant Apps in Pixel Launcher

When it was announced that Google's self-branded Pixel series would be available for Verizon Wireless last year, many wondered how the update process would be handled. Google is still able to push out OTA updates to unlocked versions of the Pixel faster, but to their credit Verizon hasn't been slow when it comes to OTA...

Essential is Bleeding Consumer Trust Before its Products Even Reach Customer Hands

Whenever a new device is announced, manufacturers make statements and promises -- sometimes it almost feels as if the statements are meant to be forgotten, and the promises broken after everyone’s attention has withered. Blame can be put on both the manufacturer and the recipient (though only in part): the manufacturer for making a promise...

OnePlus 5 Receives an Update to OxygenOS v4.5.10, Improves the Camera and More

Earlier today, OnePlus announced they were starting to roll out a new OTA update for the OnePlus 5. This update will bring your software up to version 4.5.10 of OxygenOS and it comes with a number of changes that will likely make a lot of OnePlus 5 owners happy. There still isn't any mention of...

App Categories in Android Oreo Will Allow for Better Organization

Here at XDA we have been monitoring the Android developer site and the Android Open Source Project for changes and new API additions, and so far we have found many new additions and changes. These include commands to customise battery saver, a command line interface for theming (which led to rootless Substratum on Android Oreo) and...