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Google Pixel 2 XL Now Available in Italy and Spain (Google Store)

Historically, the greatest issues with the Pixel line have always been availability issues. While the Pixel is catering to a much more wider audience that the Nexus aimed for (average smartphone users vs developers), they haven't kicked up production for this wider audience. Even taking away production issues, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2...

Google is Collecting Feedback on Android 8.1 Developer Preview 1 OTA Installation Issues

Google released Android 8.1 Developer Preview on October 25 and the stable version of the maintenance release for Android Oreo will be released in December. However, Android Beta Program users can test-drive the latest update through an OTA, and all users can also download and install the system images with an unlocked bootloader. The principal advantage...

Call Manager Streamlines the Process of Making Multiple Phone Calls

A lot of people still do business and organize social gatherings using traditional phone calls, and this can sometimes lead to you going out of your way to keep things organized. This is where Call Manager comes into play from XDA Senior Member GroovinChip. The application requires Android 5.0+ and lets you add a phone call with...

Google to Roll Out Fix for Audio Recording Issues in Pixel 2 XL

At this point, the issues found in the Google Pixel 2 XL are stacking up at a surprising rate. This was intended to be the year when Google would build on the foundation release of the first-generation Pixel phones to provide an excellent first-party hardware experience. However, thanks to a lack of effective quality control and...

The Huawei Mate 10 Duo is Held Back by Nonsensical Feature Disparities

Just why does the Huawei Mate 10 Pro omit so many "pro" features? Early this year, while I was still reeling from the Note7 disaster, I was on the hunt for a large, powerhouse Android phone. Traditionally I have two phones I alternate between, a smaller and a larger one. Usually one of these is an...

Motorola Releases Kernel Sources for the Moto X4

At XDA-Developers, we put emphasis on kernel sources and especially the GPL that allowed Android to become what it is today. If a manufacturer fails to release kernel sources for a phone, it means that they have violated the GPLv2 license and in turn, violated the spirit of Open Source and the free nature of Android....

Developers still can’t test HDR+ through the Pixel Visual Core on Android 8.1

Just a few days back, Google released the first developer preview for Android 8.1 Oreo. The update was supposed to enable a hidden SoC on the device called the Pixel Visual Core. Developed in collaboration with Intel, this chip is dedicated exclusively to image processing. In the official blog post announcing Android 8.1 Developer Preview...

Xiaomi to Enter Spain, Press Event Scheduled for November 7

Only a few years ago, Xiaomi operated only in China. The Chinese OEM then expanded internationally to Asian countries, eventually making its entry into the Indian smartphone market in July 2014. Xiaomi's entry into India has been so successful that it is now the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the country. Other expansions may not...

Google Pixel 2 has a Hidden Easter Egg in Active Edge Settings

Google's latest flagship Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, initially launched with Android 8.0 Oreo on board but have since received a developer preview of Android 8.1. There's a lot of subtle changes that we've documented in the release, but some changes are more hidden than others. One change we've uncovered isn't what...

Android Pay Tests Notifications for All Credit Card Purchases

Android Pay, Google's contactless payment method, allows for ease of purchase of many goods and services in many countries across the world and in partnership with thousands of banks. Google offers a similar service in the form of Tez in India, and there are other contactless payment providers in various different countries. Now Google is...

Chrome 63 Beta Released with Changes to Chrome Home, a New Flags Page and More

A week after the release of the stable version of Chrome 62, Google has now released Chrome 63 beta, which comes with many developer-focused changes and some user-facing UI changes. The developer-focused changes include dynamic module imports, async iterators and generators, and a Device Memory API which enables developers to see the total RAM of...

The Robin Egg Blue Honor 9 Premium is a Limited Edition Device Colour [XDA TV Interview]

If you've been paying attention to our news feed, XDA recently attended Droidcon UK 2017, where we interviewed many awesome people, including Wilkin Lee from Honor. We got to show off the "robin egg blue" model of the Honor 9 Premium, and we learned something new about the device. This variant is actually a limited...