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New Motorola Moto X4 variant launching in India on February 1

On its official Twitter account Thursday, Motorola India announced that it will launch a new variant of the Moto X4 on February 1, 2018. The Lenovo-owned company says the upcoming smartphone will be "smarter, sharper and faster" than the previous generation, suggesting the new and improved Moto X4 might have an upgraded system-on-chip, more RAM,...

Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications, Photos, and Pricing Leak

Xiaomi is known for their budget mid-range devices along with their other devices which sometimes push the boundaries of what we would consider normal for an Android device. With 7 inch screens in their Mi Max series to near bezel-less designs with their Mi Mix line of devices, Xiaomi has always stood out from their...

[Update: Mystery solved] Security Flaw in the Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus Allows for Easily Bypassing the Lock Screen

The Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphone program has been met with mixed views. On one hand, being able to get a smartphone for less than retail price can be incredibly beneficial especially if it's a smartphone you've had your eye on but was priced too high for you. Some have been happy to accept the lock...

Android Wear 2.9.0 will add unread notification indicators to watch faces

Android Wear, Google's slowly-but-steadily improving wearables platform, will be receiving an update in the near future with a pretty useful feature. On Thursday, Google announced a new Android Wear SDK version as well as the newest latest version of Android Wear, Android Wear 2.9.0.Android Wear 2.9.0Android Wear 2.9.0 adds an Android Oreo-like notification dot, which...

Developers: APK Signature Scheme v3 is coming with support for Key Rotation

If you're a developer or you're in any way familiar with decompiling, modifying, and/or installing modified APK files, you're probably familiar with application signatures. To put it simply, Android mandates that an app must be signed with the same key in order for the system to allow updating the app in question. Android verifies this by...

ZTE Blade V9 with 2GB RAM and Android Oreo Shows Up on the FCC

ZTE has two series in its smartphone portfolio: Axon and Blade. Axon phones are the company's flagships, while Blade-branded devices tend to be more budget-friendly. In December, marketing materials for the upcoming ZTE Blade V9 were leaked on ZTE's Spanish website. Now, the phone has stopped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), implying that it might be released...

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Oreo Kernel Source Code Now Available

The Linux kernel uses the GPLv2 license, which requires that any kernel-level code changes are open-sourced. It's made Android what it is today, and the importance of releasing kernel source code cannot be understated. Manufacturers are legally required to release kernel sources in a timely manner, and some have an excellent track record of doing so. Others,...

Google Files Go now works on tablets, supports filtering for files on SD card, and lets you set the default handler for file types

For years, Android didn't have a proper first-party file manager. The DocumentsProvider gained basic file management capabilities in Android 4.4 KitKat, but unfortunately, it was never upgraded to a full-fledged manager. Most users turned to third-party solutions, which is one of the reasons why file managers are some of the Play Store's top sellers. In November, Google...

Customize the Sony Xperia Home Launcher on Oreo with This Xposed Module

Sony Xperia Home is a custom launcher that comes pre-installed on Sony smartphones and tablets. It has unique features you won't find on most other OEM launchers, but most folks would agree that there's always room for more. To that end, XDA Recognized Developer and Themer serajr recently released an updated version of Serajr Xperia Home X, an Xposed...

Zip Builder is a Windows Tool That Helps You Easily Create Flashable Zips

Creating a mod for Android takes a lot more work than figuring which code needs to be changed. Most folks who use mods prefer easy-to-flash ZIP files, but there is a certain amount of effort that goes into creating and signing ZIP files for Magisk modules or an AnyKernel2 git repo. That's why XDA Senior Member TKruzze of PA...

Google Chrome Will Finally Support Windows Precision Touchpad For Smoother Scrolling

The simple touchpad has evolved over the years from a device that was just used to move the mouse pointer to one that you could tap (or press) to represent a click to now where they've started to gain a number of gestures for all sorts of controls. Windows Precision Touchpad has enabled people to perform...

Google Chrome is Adding a Feature to Reduce Annoying Page Jumps When Navigating Forwards/Backwards

Browsing the web wasn't always a great experience. Between the time smartphones hit the market and dumb phones dominated, underpowered devices had trouble rendering websites designed with desktops in mind. Since then, the mobile web has evolved with things like responsive design, optimization frameworks like Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and more. Google, for its part,...