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Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 receive AOSP Android Oreo ROMs thanks to Project Treble

Google announced Project Treble last year in an effort to revamp the way device makers update their smartphones. Phones launched with Android Oreo are required to be compatible, but it's optional for OEMs to include Treble support with Oreo updates for older smartphones. One potential benefit of Treble support is that major software updates can...

ZTE Axon 7 A2017U update fixes Blueborne and KRACK Vulnerabilities

The ZTE Axon 7 A2017U is a sleeper hit on our forums. Its XDA forum is home to a vibrant enthusiast community, but not every Axon 7 user is willing to run unofficial software on their devices. For those of you still running the stock MiFavor software, then you'll be happy to know that a...

Xiaomi Redmi 5 model with 4GB RAM is now available

Xiaomi announced the Redmi 5, the successor to last year's Redmi 4, in December 2017. It isn't a radical departure from its predecessor, but features a new edge-to-edge design and a number of under-the-hood improvements. Xiaomi initially offered the Redmi 5 in two configurations, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and another with...

How to integrate OnePlus Face Unlock with App Lock using Xposed

One of the most popular features of the OnePlus 5T is their Face Unlock implementation. The feature was so popular that users' demands for it pushed OnePlus to bring it to the OnePlus 5 and later the OnePlus 3/3T. The main difference between using your face to unlock recent OnePlus phones and the Trusted Face feature that Android has had...

Years old Android issue will finally be fixed with a National Roaming toggle

Android is a feature-rich mobile operating system, but that doesn't mean that it's free from issues. On the contrary, some issues in the OS that were discovered years ago still haven't been fixed, while new issues crop up in newer versions. One such issue that has been known for a long time is the lack...

Report: OnePlus and Xiaomi beat Samsung and LG in Social Media Engagement in January

Smartphone vendors used to spend a lot of time and money on print and television advertising. One of the reasons Samsung rose to the top of the Android smartphone market is because it outspent everyone else, ensuring its brand was more recognizable than the competition. The past few years have seen the rise of different marketing...

Customize the Xiaomi Mi A1 Camera Watermark with a Magisk Module

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi, and it has gained a quite dedicated following. That's in part thanks to the dual camera setup on the back, which takes great shots. Unfortunately, the camera app applies a "Shot on Mi A1 Dual Camera" watermark to every image by default. It's...

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Receiving Update with 3D Panorama Camera Mode

Huawei announced the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus in April 2016, and they've since been succeeded by the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus. The P9 and P9 Plus are getting to the point in their lifecycles where you might expect software updates to slow to a trickle, but Huawei continues to enhance them...

Honor V10 Getting “Party Mode” to Connect Phones via NFC for Simultaneous Music Playback

The Honor V10 (aka View 10) is a smartphone we've had our eye on for quite some time. After rumors began circulated about it last year, Huawei officially unveiled it China in November 2017. It comes with top-tier hardware including the company's HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM, a 5.99-inch HD+ LCD panel, and a 3,750mAh...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Specifications and Renders Leaked

It wasn't long after the release of the Galaxy Note 8 that people began to speculate about the Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S9+. We've seen a lot of rumors about it, and even heard from Samsung that it'll be unveiled at a press event on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. The company...

Report: Google Play app downloads lead iOS App Store by 145%

In 2017, smartphone app revenue grew by 35 percent across Android and iOS, according to Sensor Tower, with users spending $38.5 billion in Apple's App Store compared to $20.1 billion in the Google Play Store. This week, a report from App Annie shows that, while app sales in the iOS App Store had a significant lead on Google...

Report: Xiaomi Overtook Samsung to Become the Top Smartphone Vendor in India in Q4 2017

The Indian smartphone market has gone through a series of drastic changes. When Android first came on the scene, multinationals like Samsung and HTC had a clear lead thanks to years of smartphone manufacturing experience and expertise. In recent years, though, India-based companies such as Micromax and Karbonn have started to cater to the demands...