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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Forums Are Now Open for Posting

This week, Xiaomi held a press event in New Delhi, India, where it took the wraps off the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Naturally, they're the successors to last year's Redmi Note 4, and they've changed quite a bit from last year's models. We reported live from the event, where we...

Leave an Honor View 10 Video Review and Win a New Phone and a Trip to Paris

Honor has an exciting opportunity for the creative members of our community. Honor wants your honest review of the Honor View 10 in the form of a video. This competition will have users make video reviews of the phone for a chance to win a new Honor View 10 and a trip to Paris to...

[Updated List] Here is the List of Android Wear Smartwatches That Will Get Android Oreo

Android Wear, Google's Android-based smartwatch OS, is being updated to Android Oreo this week. Android 8.0 for Android Wear devices doesn't bring a huge amount of features, rather a few bug fixes and general performance improvements. It does still bring one or two other changes though, such as Touch Lock which will allow an owner of the...

An Obscure MediaTek Phone with no Kernel Source can run AOSP Android Oreo thanks to Project Treble

We've made a lot of posts about Google's Project Treble in the past few weeks. One of its most important (at least for us) consequences is that Treble-certified devices must be able to boot a generic version of Android called the Generic System Image (GSI). It has made running AOSP on devices like the Honor 8...

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 brings Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition to First Generation Android One Devices

While there has yet to be an official release of LineageOS 15.1, the LineageOS developers have been hard at work on the bring-up and several maintainers have released unofficial builds in the meanwhile. The first generation Android One devices, commonly referred to as Sprout within the community, also have a few unofficial builds available. XDA Recognized...

Essential Launches Three Limited Edition Colors for the Essential Phone: Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray and Copper Black

The Essential Phone's issues have been well-documented. On the other hand, the phone does have its fair share of strengths, with its design being one of its best attributes. Its 5.7-inch 19:10 aspect ratio display has almost no bezels (although it does have an unconventional camera cutout), which makes the phone's body more appealing than...

Take Control of your Phone’s Rotation with “Rotation” Orientation Manager

Back in 2014, we highlighted a free application called Rotation from XDA Recognized Developer and Themer Pranav Pandey. (You likely already know of his work -- he's the person behind the port of the Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers application.) Rotation was designed to replace Android's basic orientation feature and let you control how and when your screen rotates....

[Hands On] Google Chrome’s New ‘Duplex’ Split Toolbar UI Replaces Chrome Home

As devices with 18:9 screens become commonplace, app designers have started to move key UI elements and buttons toward the bottom of phones' screens in order to facilitate one-handed use. One example is Google Chrome: the experimental "Chrome Home" put the address bar within reach of your thumbs. It was discovered a few weeks ago that...

Customize Samsung Experience 9.0 and Android Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with this Xposed Module

The Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 update for the  Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ may have been put on hold recently, but that hasn't stopped some folks from manually installing it anyway. With more people slated to receive the update when the rollout resumes, it's only natural that Galaxy S8 owners...

How to Install Pre-Release Android Oreo on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

Android Oreo was released many months back, but Samsung has finally approved the official release for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Recently, a version of Android Oreo for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was leaked, and can be installed as a custom ROM on our forums. Now, an Android 8.0 build for the AT&T Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo OTA Update Halted, Samsung Explains Why

Exactly one week ago, we reported that Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices had begun receiving notifications for an over-the-air firmware upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0. Over the past few months, Samsung has issued multiple beta versions of the Oreo update to users participating in the company's preview program, but this...

Nokia 7+ and Nokia 1 Renders Show Dual Zeiss Cameras, 18:9 Display, and More

Nokia's resurgence in 2017 went a lot better than some had predicted, and at least some of the company's success can be attributed to its dedication to the Android platform: It isn't afraid to embrace stock Android. HMD Global, Nokia's Finnish manufacturing partner, announced the Nokia 7 with a Snapdragon 630 system-on-chip in China back in...