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Moto X4 and Z2 Force are the First Phones with Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine

Lenovo, Motorola's parent company, has been busy lately. It released the high-end Moto Z2 Force and the mid-range Moto X4 earlier this year, both of which rock Qualcomm system-on-chips (SoC) -- the Moto X4 has the Snapdragon 630 SoC and the Moto Z2 Force has the Snapdragon 835. That's not the only thing the two...

WireGuard, a Revolutionary VPN Project, Adds Support for Android ROMs

It’s hard to imagine the modern Internet without a VPN. For many years, VPNs have extended private networks across public networks, enabling users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. This consequently has had the effect of allowing users to...

Honor X-series Never Let You Down

For the past couple of years Honor has been a company that is growing constantly better with each release of their Honor phones. They have two primary lines- their flagships and their budget line, with occasional off-shoots like pro models. XDA's continued partnership with Honor have allowed us to experience their phones, review them, and...

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is Now Available in Burgundy Red, Coming to Korea First

Samsung typically hasn't been afraid of launching different color options for their devices. Unlike companies like Apple, which offer their devices in plain colors like black, white or gold, Samsung offers a wide range of color option with their flagships, a color roster which has grown and diminished throughout the years. The Galaxy S8 and...

Android Is Getting More Accessible With Support For Bluetooth Hearing Aids

With over a billion users of Android devices around the world, the operating system needs to accommodate users with a wide variety of needs. Smartphone accessibility is a major concern for millions of users worldwide, but it's not something many of us really think about unless you or someone you know lives with a disability....

Detachable Chromebooks ‘Soraka’ and ‘Poppy’ Gain Wake on Voice Support

Alongside the Google Pixel 2/2 XL, Google announced a high-end Pixelbook device. For some, the fact that the keyboard is not detachable was a disappointment to hear. There has been some speculation earlier this year that Google may launch a set of detachable Chromebooks with the codenames 'Soraka' and 'Poppy' so there may still be some...

Honor Announces the Honor V10 in China: Kirin 970, 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ Display, 16MP+20MP Dual Cameras, and More

The Honor V10 has been leaked quite a few times, and information from official and unofficial sources has circled the internet for the past few months. We've known for a while that Honor would hold a global event to launch its new flagship smartphone in London on December 5. Then, Honor announced that the phone...

LG is Rolling-out Android Oreo Beta for the V30 and the V30+ in South Korea

The LG V30 was announced on August 31, 2017, but has been released in only a few markets so far. This is perplexing as the V30 is intended to be LG's premium smartphone for the second half of 2017, and it has a list of flagship specifications to match. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835...

MediaTek Announces Their New MT2621 IoT Chipset

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be familiar with MediaTek's smartphone SoCs. They're not so popular here in the United States since Qualcomm dominates the market, but they are very popular in other parts of the world. They provide high-end, mid-range, and low-end chips but lately the company seems to be...

Google Awarded a Patent for an Automated and Motorized Pixelbook Lid

Last month at Google's big hardware launch event, the company revealed their premium Chrome OS laptop to the world. It comes in three different versions (ranging from an i5 to an i7) and it is much, much more expensive than the traditional Chromebook that is on the market today. Some feel it may not offer...

Facebook joins AOMedia to promote Royalty-Free AV1 Video

As Google’s new open source AV1 video standard nears completion, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Facebook will be joining them to promote the AV1 video compression format. Facebook joining AOMedia means that, going forward, they will likely be integrating AV1 video technology into their platforms (including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp) for use...

Google Announces Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2, Adds Testing with the Pixel Visual Core and More

It was the tail end of October when Google released the first developer preview for the latest version of their mobile operating system, Android 8.1. It was made available to the supported Nexus and Pixel devices and while there was some hiccups with its release, for the most part it was a good rollout. Today,...