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TWRP with data decryption now available for the Honor View 10 & Huawei P20/P20 Pro

The start of all custom ROM development on Android usually begins with a custom recovery like TWRP. Without a custom recovery, it's usually impossible to flash a ROM. Stock recovery checks to see if the software you're installing is official, by way of signature verification. A custom recovery usually disables this, allowing you to just...

Huawei is allegedly under investigation for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

The US government recently placed a ban on the Chinese OEM ZTE from selling devices with American-made hardware and software. This followed violations of US sanctions on Iran and failing to reprimand their employees as part of the terms of the agreement. According to The Wallstreet Journal, it appears Huawei will be the next company...

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is likely coming with a Snapdragon 660

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced the Mi 6X in China. The device is widely believed to launch internationally as the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi A2, though that hasn't been confirmed. Another Xiaomi device that many people are looking forward to is the successor of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. A Xiaomi executive stated that the company was...

Android Developers site gets a major redesign ahead of Google I/O

If you're a developer of an Android app, one of the websites you probably have bookmarked is the official Android Developers website. Here you can find the official documentation for all Android APIs, code samples, Android Studio downloads, platform distribution statistics, and much more. Personally, I find using the website a much more pleasant experience than...

Linux apps on Chrome OS – an overview of its biggest feature since Android apps

Here's all you need to know about Google's year-long secretive development of Linux app functionality in Chrome OS, also known as Project Crostini. In a nutshell, it's a way to run regular Linux applications on Chrome OS without compromising security or enabling developer mode. The (not yet available) official setting states that it's to "Run Linux tools,...

Google’s Now Playing prepares to finally add support for showing history

Now Playing is a feature that Google debuted on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It allows the phone to constantly listen for music and display the song info on the Ambient display, lock screen, and in the notifications. This is a super handy feature for those times you hear a song and don't...

Gmail redesign on the web is rolling out, here are the new features to know about

Gmail's big redesign was not a very well kept secret. It was first spotted a couple of weeks ago and we heard about upcoming features back in March. Google is finally rolling out the redesign for Gmail on the web today. Users can opt-in to the new features right now, but eventually, this new look...

OnePlus 6 will be officially announced on May 16th, launch in India on May 21st

It's no mystery that the OnePlus 6 is coming soon. OnePlus has been teasing the device by slowly revealing details. We've also seen plenty of leaked images and rumored specs. One thing we haven't heard much about is launch dates. Today, OnePlus finally announced details for the official launch event. OnePlus will officially take the wraps...

Google launches a standalone Tasks app for smartphones

Google Tasks has been a built-in feature of Gmail for a long time. Today, Google is finally giving Tasks the attention it deserves. New standalone apps are available today for Android and iOS devices. This should make the Tasks situation a lot easier to understand. Previously, it was difficult to find a straight-up list of all...

Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi Mi 6X in China with dual cameras and the Snapdragon 660 SoC

Two weeks ago, we exclusively reported on the specifications of the Mi 6X. At an event in China on Wednesday, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 6X, which is the successor to last year's Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Xiaomi Mi 6X is a mid-range device, and it's more expensive than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It's worth...

The LG G7 ThinQ will have a 6.1-inch QHD 19:5:9 display that reaches 1,000 Nit

If the rumors are to be believed, little about the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ remains a mystery. A series of leaked renders recently revealed that LG's flagship will have a dedicated button for the Google Assistant, a display notch (a la the Essential Phone) that can be hidden with a toggle, and high-end audio in...

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Forums are now open

India is a tough market to crack. Companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Lenovo seem to have it on lockdown with their wide-range of budget and mid-range smartphones. Few other companies offer products with compelling specifications at a low-enough price to entice the Indian consumer. The recently launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) seems to be...