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HMD Global CTO on Locked Bootloaders: “We will Unlock One Model at the Time, What Device would you Unlock First?”

HMD Global caused a small uproar in the enthusiast community when they first revealed that there won't be any official bootloader unlock method for the Nokia 8. This seriously affected the Nokia 8's viability as an alternative to competitors like the OnePlus 5, at least within the enthusiast community, as the lack of official support for...

Google Reportedly Retooling User Security with Optional USB Security Keys

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., plans to implement the Advanced Protection Program next month according to a report from Bloomberg. This is a system designed to fully replace two factor authentication and is seen as much more secure. It is specifically going to be marketed at those with security concerns, such as corporate executives...

Upcoming Huawei Mate 10 May Feature a Samsung DeX-like Interface

Integrating a desktop interface in our mobile devices has been attempted many times in the past. Back in 2011, Motorola released a lapdock for their Motorola Atrix device, which turned it into a laptop in order to improve your workflow. With Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft introduced Continuum, which allowed any Windows 10 mobile device to...

The Sprint-Exclusive LG V30+ is Launching on October 13th With Leasing Deal

The LG V30 is a phone that has managed to turn quite some heads during these past weeks. It drops the gimmicks and includes top of the line specifications, a 6" 18:9 FullVision POLED display with smaller bezels than the LG G6, improved camera hardware and audio capabilities, and more. And with the LG V30...

Magisk Module to Allow Location Mocking, Screenshots in Any App, and Disabling System Signature Verification

Magisk is a systemless root and module host for Android devices. With the use of Magisk, users can modify their Android /system partition without breaking SafetyNet. This is because Magisk makes its changes in the RAM without overwriting actual system files, meaning build.prop edits and more are possible. A Magisk module is just a /system...

Amazon Quietly Announces Fire OS 6 for the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3 Based on Android Nougat

If you are unfamiliar with Amazon Fire TV, they are devices used to provide a smart TV experience based on Android, coming preloaded with applications and support for all major streaming services. The applications which are installed are just Android applications, as the devices themselves run on Android (albeit lacking in Google Apps). The Amazon...

What’s a Feature From Your Device That You Wish Every Phone Had?

A big advantage Android has for enthusiasts is that we get to try out different flavors of Android. If you are savvy enough, you can even build and add in the features that you want to see in a custom ROM for your own smartphone or tablet. Most people on XDA will try out a...

HTC Sense Home Update will Include a Pixel Launcher Style App Drawer

Smartphone OEMs like to use software to differentiate themselves from the competition. This results in OEM ROMs attempting to have a different style and feature set compared to devices from other companies. HTC has Sense, with their own HTC Sense Home launcher. Right now, this functions like a normal launcher where you have your commonly...

Huawei Mate 10 May Debut “Object Recognition” & “Makeup” Camera Modes

While much of the tech press' attention is focused on Google's upcoming October 4th reveal of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2XL, Huawei is set to unveil the next big thing in the Mate lineup: the Huawei Mate 10. Thanks to previous leaks we have a good idea of its specifications and what it...

LG has Dropped the LG G3, G4, G4 Stylus, CK, and Stylo from Monthly Security Update List

Every month Google will gather up all of the Android security fixes for AOSP and make them available so that OEMs can implement them in their ROMs. These go out a month in advance so that all of the companies have enough time to implement them before they are disclosed to the public. Companies like...

Google to Separate its EU Shopping Unit From the Company

Google has been under fire with the European Commission about antitrust violations for years now. The company's biggest two complaints right now deal with Android and the way they require OEMs to pre-install their applications while the other pertains to its Google Shopping comparison division. The company filed for an appeal for this investigation earlier...

Google is Making a Smart Hub Screen in 2018, Similar to the Amazon Echo Show

Recently, Amazon has announced a slew of new devices, which include a new streaming device (the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3), a new, smaller smart hub screen device (the Amazon Echo Spot) and a lot more. It's pretty clear that Amazon wants to be in every single corner of your home, and they want you...