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Chrome OS 67 is testing an Android P-style system tray

Chrome OS has been slowly evolving to a more Android-like operating system. In the last few months especially, we've seen an influx of Android features being added to Chrome OS. Some of the features include child accounts for apps, in-line notification replies, touch-friendly launcher, floating keyboard, and more. The first ever Chrome OS tablet was...

Official Reddit Android beta app adds AMOLED night mode, improved bottom navigation bar, and more

Despite the abundance of third-party clients on the Google Play Store, Reddit themselves push forward their own application as the better option. The first party client first launched on Android in 2016. Compared to other third-party offerings like Reddit is Fun, Sync, Relay, and Slide, the official Reddit app was actually pretty barebones. Even nowadays, it's...

Exclusive: Upcoming Xiaomi Flagship will feature an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Besides the controversial display notch, another recent trend in smartphones is the introduction of in-display fingerprint sensors. The first smartphone with such a scanner was the Vivo X20 Plus UD with a Synaptics sensor. This was followed up by the Vivo X21 UD and more recently the Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS, both of which utilize...

Xiaomi’s gaming subbrand ‘Black Shark’ is launching a Razer Phone competitor with a Snapdragon 845

The Razer Phone was aimed at mobile gamers with a high 120Hz screen refresh rate and top-notch specifications. What was first regarded as a niche seemed to take off and competitors are starting to take notice. "Black Shark," a company whose primary investor is Xiaomi, is going to be launching a competitor to the Razer...

ARCore 1.1 hints at support for Huawei P20, Moto Z2 Force, Google Nexus 6P, and more

Although Project Tango crashed and burned, its successor, Google ARCore, has been thriving. Already available on a wide range of popular devices including the Google Pixel series, the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8, the OnePlus 5, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and more, the service brings augmented reality apps to millions of users worldwide. The service...

Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Forums are now open

Every month, millions of users stop by the world famous XDA-Developers forums to ask questions, post news, discuss new updates, or share their work whether it be themes, apps, custom ROMS, kernels, and more. Today, we are adding forums for the newly announced Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S so potential...

Home button in Google Chrome for Android is making a return

Google is constantly experimenting with new features and design tweaks for its Chrome browser. Usually, the interface changes are pretty minor, but sometimes they've been rather expansive such as the experimental Chrome Home interface which has been deprecated in favor of a new split toolbar 'Chrome Duplex' interface. Another change that to the interface that has...

OnePlus 6 leaked photo shows a wooden back and a headphone jack

The OnePlus 5T was launched in November as the mid-cycle refresh to the OnePlus 5. The phone is now permanently out of stock in the US, which has resulted in increased attention being paid to its upcoming successor, the OnePlus 6. At CES, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed the company would launch a flagship featuring the...

Android Studio 3.1 is now available with Kotlin Lint checks, D8 Dex Compiler, API 28 System Image, and more

Google is rolling out the latest update o Android Studio in the stable channel. Android Studio is, of course, the official development environment for Android. It provides all the tools for building apps and much more. Version 3.1 continues to support the new features in version 3.0 and adds a few new ones as well. Version...

How to see what hidden APIs apps are using in Android P

In late February, we spotted commits in the Android Open Source Code suggesting that Google would restrict applications from accessing undocumented/hidden APIs in the Android software development kit (SDK). The search giant later confirmed those changes; in Android P, API restrictions have expanded to cover Java language interfaces of the SDK, starting with rarely-used interfaces...

Motorola confirms 2018 smartphone launch next month as company changes leadership

Aymar de Lencquesaing, the president of Motorola, has stepped down from his leadership role in the company. After being in the role for two years he will be replaced by Sergio Buniac. He cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the reason for stepping down. This change comes after months of turmoil...

Chrome OS will support managing Android apps for child accounts in the future

Google's Chrome OS has really taken off in the education sector thanks to the simplicity of the OS as well as an abundance of affordable Chromebooks in the market. As Chrome OS becomes more popular with students and families, we're starting to see Google take Chrome OS in a new direction: tablets. If these new...