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LG V30+ Launched in India with FullVision Display and 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC for Rs. 44,990

At a launch event in New Delhi on Wednesday, Seoul, South Korean-based smartphone smartphone maker LG unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V30, for the Indian subcontinent. The LG V30+ was announced back in August at IFA 2017 and arrived in the US and European markets in October. But today marks the first time it's...

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 Certified by 3C, Could Launch in January

This year, Nokia phones made a comeback through a licensing deal with HMD Global. The latter bought the rights Nokia's brand, and it chose Android as the mobile operating system for its new devices. Shortly after, HMD Global launched the budget Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 in quick succession, and followed them up with...

Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

The Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in September as the manufacturer's first Android One smartphone, and it almost single-handedly revitalized interest in Google's entry-level hardware platform. That's because of specifications that include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, and 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras....

Opinion: Android is a Mess, But the Solution is Simpler Than You Think

Android is a mess. Don’t get me wrong -- there are definitely wonderful and beautiful things about Google’s mobile operating system. However, the amount of fragmentation between stock Android and OEM skins has gotten out of hand. Depending on whether you use a phone from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, ZTE, or OnePlus, you’re guaranteed to get...

Google Assistant Comes to Tablets, Android 5.0 Lollipop Devices

The Google Assistant is coming to more devices. In a blog post on Wednesday, Google announced that its eponymous personal assistant will hit tablets and Android devices running 5.0 Lollipop and newer "in the coming weeks." It'll roll out to Android tablet users in U.S. who've set their device language to English, specifically tablets running Android 6.0...

Google Announces a China-Based Center Devoted to Artificial Intelligence

Seven years ago, Google pulled a few of its core services out of China, at the time saying it felt the government's surveillance and censorship didn't align with its commitment to a free and open internet. But with China's online growth accelerating, the search giant is reconsidering its stance: On Monday, it unveiled a China-based center devoted...

T-Mobile Will Launch its Own TV Service in 2018

AT&T has DirecTV. Verizon has Go90. And starting next year, T-Mobile will begin offering an over-the-air, direct-to-consumer premium video service of its own. In an announcement published to YouTube on Monday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that the carrier had finalized the acquisition of TV tech company Layer3 TV, and that it'd begin to secure the...

The Pixel 2 XL Has a Google Problem

Mark from XDA TV is doing a video about the Pixel XL 2, and while the phone is amazing, there are some things that need to be said about Google. Check out this video to see why the Pixel 2 XL has a Google Problem.

Google Maps Go is a Lightweight Alternative to Google Maps

Google recently released Files Go, a slimmed-down file manage file manager, part of a suit of apps designed for low-end devices that run Android Go Oreo 8.1. This week, the search giant's followed it up with Google Maps Go, a lighter, less processor-intensive version of Google Maps that doesn't require the networking resources of its full-featured...

OpenKirin Brings AOSP 8.0 Oreo to the Honor 8

While some Honor 8 owners are still waiting patiently for the official Oreo update to reach their devices, others are turning to the developer community for alternatives. The OpenKirin team is well-known within the Honor forums, and it's released a number of custom ROMs for the Honor 8 including Lineage 14.1, AOSPA, and others. XDA Senior...

Grammarly Launches New Keyboard App that Automatically Corrects Your Typos

Looking to spruce up your grammar and cut down on typos? Grammarly might fit the bill. It's a cloud-based AI-powered word-checking service, and it's pretty straightforward: It scans what you've written, highlighting any mistakes or misspellings. It's long been available in the form of Chrome extension and Microsoft Office add-0n for a few years now,...

Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...