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TWRP Recovery Alpha Available for Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Less than a month after Google's official announcement of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy announced alpha support for the popular TWRP recovery for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL late Monday night. A custom recovery, of course, is the first step towards rooting and flashing a custom ROM,...

Sony’s Mobile Communications Division Reports $21.9M Loss as Sales Decline in Q2 FY2017

Sony Corp. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, augmented by the success of its image sensors and gaming products. Their highest ever profit ($1.15 billion) was attributed to thriving sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices. The electronics firm forecast profit of...

Google and MediaTek Announce GMS Express – Delivering Pre-Certified Android Builds to Device Makers

There's a ton of work that goes into building an Android smartphone. After designing the hardware, ordering components, and then manufacturing the product, companies then have to work on getting Android up and running as well. Not only that, but if they want their product to be competitive then they need to put the device...