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Android Security Bulletin for January 2018 is Live, OTA and Factory Images Now Available

Just like clockwork, Google releases a new Android Security Bulletin at the beginning of every month, and the January bulletin went live on Tuesday. With it, the search giant published a rundown of exploits that were fixed in this month's patch and where they originated in the system. All of the vulnerabilities were of the...

Samsung Will Highlight 3 New C-Lab Projects at CES 2018

We've talked about Samsung's C-Lab (Creative Lab), which offers Samsung employees a chance to experiment with side projects that could turn into full-blown startup companies, a few times in the past. And today, Samsung announced that it'll be showcasing three projects from seven startups that have been spun off from C-Lab at the 2018 Consumer Electronics...

Nokia 5 Camera App Reveals 4 Unreleased Nokia Phones

One of 2017's greatest developments was the comeback of Nokia in the form a licensing agreement with holding company HMD Global. The company's new Android-touting smartphones had solid spec sheets, durable and premium designs, close-to-stock Android firmware, and reasonable price tags. HMD Global established itself as a solid, affordable alternative to Android juggernauts such as Samsung...

WhatsApp No Longer Supports BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8

Back in February 2017, the Facebook folks behind WhatsApp gave a glimpse into their plans for future development. They included dropping support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, the Nokia S40, the Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, and the iPhone 3GS/iOS 6 by the end of 2016, but recently, the list was...

Report: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to Launch in Q2 2018 with Dual Cameras

The international variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in January 2017, and it went on to become India' best-selling smartphone of 2017. It's no surprising, then, that expectations are riding high on its successor, the Redmi Note 5. Since late last year, rumors of the Redmi Note 5 have been flying around the internet. In October,...

JVCKenwood to Showcase Automotive and Media Products at CES 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is a little less than a week away, and companies are already talking about the products they'll be showing off in Las Vegas. One of those companies is JVCKenwood, which announced this week that it'll take the wraps off new automotive and media products. The company has a number of product...

LeEco Le Max 2 Gets Unofficial EUI 6 with Android Nougat

LeEco's financial challenges are an open secret, and they've started to affect the company's ability to support devices like the LeEco Le Max 2. Luckily, XDA Senior Member KuranKaname was able to get his hands on a EUI 6 ROM for the LeEco Le Max 2 that's based on Android 7.x Nougat. It has a few bugs here...

Xiaomi Mi A1 Mod Adds Fingerprint Wakeup After Reboot, Night Light, and More

The Xiaomi Mi A1 was the first smartphone from the company to ship with Android One, so it isn't surprising that it's received a lot of attention since its released. Android One devices sometimes don't have the same functionality as standard Android phones. But thankfully, XDA Senior Member Rajeev created a Xiaomi Mi A1 mod that adds features such as...

SunShine Now Supports Android Oreo on the HTC U11

Modding HTC devices can be a pain -- they use what's called an "S-ON/S-OFF" system. It was previously possible to mod the HTC U11 with S-OFF using the SunShine tool on Android Nougat, but with the update to Android Oreo, the functionality broke. Now, SunShine's been updated to support Android Oreo on the HTC U11.SunShine 3.5.18...

Magisk Module Adds aptX HD and iOS 11 Emoji to the Razer Phone

The Razer Phone is Razer's first attempt at making a smartphone. It packs a 120 Hz variable refresh-rate display (the first of its kind in western markets), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GBs of RAM, 64GBs of internal storage with a microSD card slot, and a 4,000 mAh battery. For the software, it basically runs...

T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force Android Oreo OTA Captured, Here’s How To Install It

The Android Oreo update for the T-Mobile Motorola Moto Z2 Force started to roll out a few days ago, according to users on our forums. Over-the-air (OTA) updates can take some time to roll out, however, so if you would rather not wait then XDA Senior Member joemossjr has a guide just for you. He captured the...

Samsung Responds to Alleged Battery Issues on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+

If you have been following various Samsung Galaxy Note 8 communities like /r/GalaxyNote8 on Reddit, you probably know by now of a battery issue which is affecting some users of the latest flagship by Samsung. Unlike battery issues on its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, this issue doesn't pose a threat to your personal safety, but it...