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Google Lens Rolling out an Integration with Google Keep

Google Lens was first debuted at Google I/O 2017 and it is an artificial intelligence which can identify objects through your smartphone's camera using Google's Machine Learning technologies. It is the spiritual successor to Google Goggles, which returned search results relevant to the object you took a photo of. The rollout of Google Lens has...

Samsung Starts Production of First 512GB UFS Package for Mobile Devices

The first smartphone to use Universal Flash Storage (UFS) as a storage solution was the Samsung Galaxy S6. Using UFS proved to be the right decision for Samsung, as it achieved much better performance than eMMC, which was predominantly used by Android phones at the time. Since then, we've seen multiple smartphone OEMs adopt UFS....

Honor View 10 Unboxing and Hands-on

TK is on location at the Honor View 10 launch event in London today. He got his hands on an Honor View 10 to make the unboxing video for us. This is one of the most impressive phones from Honor so far, with specs similar to Huawei's current flagship, the Mate 10 Pro. See the...

Honor 7X Announced for International Markets with a FullView 5.93″ Display, Kirin 659 SoC, Dual-cameras, Budget Price

At its global launch event in London, UK, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced its latest mid-range smartphone: The Honor 7x. The Honor 7X is a successor to the last year's Honor 6X and it brings some major improvements over its predecessor, including a modern design, a more powerful chipset, and an improved camera performance....

Google Announces the Android, Nexus, and Pixel Security Bulletin for December 2017

With the announcement of Android Oreo Go, and the imminent release of the final build of Android 8.1 Oreo, it makes sense for Google to bundle this month's security patches in with them. We won't know if that is the case until they begin rolling out the OTA update for 8.1, but Google did just...

Google Launches Android Go, an Android Config for Low-End Devices

Google introduced Android Go, a version of Android Oreo optimized for low-end devices, at its 2017 Google I/O developer conference in May. Mum's been the word since then, but on Tuesday, the search giant took the wraps off the finalized version of Android Go as part of Android 8.1 Oreo's rollout. To that end, Android Go...

Xiaomi Gives a Sneak Preview of the Redmi 5 Ahead of December 7 Launch

Over the course of past few weeks, Xiaomi’s upcoming budget smartphones, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, have leaked in earest. Both devices are expected to be unveiled at a December 7 launch event in China, and while we're still a few days away, Donovan Sung, Xiaomi's Global Spokesperson, took to Twitter to give...

Netflix Appears to be Testing a New User Interface on Android

As anyone with a Netflix subscription can tell you, there's enough content in the streaming service's catalog to occupy you until the end of time. The app for Android makes wading through the content easier than it otherwise might be, thankfully, but the company thinks there's room for improvement. On Monday, redditor MyFishDrownedItself stumbled upon a redesigned Android client...

How to Unlock the Bootloader and Root the Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro

If you're a proud owner of a Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro and are looking to gain root access on your device, XDA Senior Member otonieru has you covered. otonieru has put together a detailed step-by-step guide that walks you through how to unlock the bootloader and gain root access on your Mate 10 or...

Google is Giving Pixelbook and Chromebook Plus Owners Free Netflix

Google's Chromebook lineup made waves by offering a great computing experience at an affordable price. Lately, though, there's been a trend toward high-end Chromecooks with sky-high price tags, which are a bit harder for most folks swallow. To help better position the new breed of Chromebooks against the premium Windows and Mac market, Google's throwing in...

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) Revealed in Leaked Photos

Depending on where you live, you might or might not be familiar with Samsung's Galaxy A series. Ever since it launched in 2015, it's offered decent specs at reasonable prices and gained a veritable following among smartphone enthusiasts. Now, rumor has it that Samsung's readying the newest Galaxy A8 smartphone, the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018, for launch. Samsung...

Xiaomi’s 2018 Smartphones Will Ship with “AI-Driven Apps”

Say what you will about the smartphone industry, but one thing's for certain: It's a breeding ground for innovation. A couple of years ago, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) started focusing on premium designs and build materials. Last year, they turned their attention to camera quality. And this year, slim bezels and 18:9 aspect ratios are all...