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MIUI 10 announced with a new Recents menu, AI features, and more

MIUI 9 was announced back in July 2017. The global version of MIUI 9 was launched in November, and since then, Xiaomi has slowly updated most of its smartphones with MIUI 9. MIUI 9 brought performance improvements, while the incremental MIUI 9.5 update also brought notification handling behavior in MIUI in line with stock Android....

Arm announces the Cortex-A76 CPU, the Mali-G76 GPU, and the Mali-V76 VPU

Arm is an important player in the mobile industry. The company's Cortex CPUs are used by all vendors in the Android SoC space, while its Mali GPUs are used by Samsung, HiSilicon, and MediaTek. For a few years now, Arm has had a tradition of announcing its new mobile products at TechDay. TechDay 2017 brought the...

Asus is working on a Windows 10 on ARM device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000

The Windows 10 on ARM project is pretty interesting in itself. Microsoft is aiming to bring the full Windows 10 desktop experience—which was, since its initial launch, an x86-only OS—to ARM-based SoCs, including support for full, desktop-grade apps and games. It was initially demoed with last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, and while it worked...

Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 forums are now open

It's been a big week for Nokia as the company launched three new smartphones while also bringing some highly requested features to their current roster of devices. The launch of the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1 is what took center stage for the company, though, as they serve as the company's successors...

How to build LineageOS 15.1 on a Windows 10 PC

LineageOS is the most popular custom AOSP-based ROM out there. The latest version, LineageOS 15.1, is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and the official roster has grown significantly since release. The team is always looking for more help whether it's by adding new features or supporting more devices. If you are interested in contributing to...

The Android Go Alcatel 1X goes on sale in the US next week for $100

Google introduced Android Go as a specially designed version of Android that was to be used by smartphone OEMs on ultra low-end smartphones. This allows Google to continue developing the regular branch of Android for more modern hardware while also offering something special for those emerging markets. So far Android has done well for these...

Developers can restrict Android Go devices from downloading their apps

Android Oreo (Go Edition), also simply called Android Go, is Google's solution to the growing importance of emerging markets where budget devices reign supreme. Android Go is Android 8.1 Oreo optimized for low-end hardware; it's basically just a set of build configurations and special Go edition applications designed to run on hardware with as little as...

Samsung wins case that would have forced them to update older phones

If you ask an Android enthusiast which smartphone you should buy they'll likely suggest one that has a good reputation when it comes to software updates. This means something in the Google Pixel line or it could be one that has a dedicated developer community behind it. Either way, timely and extended software updates is...

Pro Camera mode is now available for the Nokia 8

Before Nokia dove into the Android smartphone market, the company was making devices that used Microsoft's mobile operating system. That platform has since died, but the Nokia Lumia series of smartphones still holds a strong place in a lot of people's hearts. Most Android enthusiasts had little interest in switching over to a Windows-based mobile...

Real-time Google Lens with Style Match and Smart Text Selection now rolling out widely

Over the last couple of years, Google Lens has been able to garner a lot of attention from the tech community during the company's annual developer conference. One of the highlights from Google I/O 2018 was the fact that Google Lens will soon start to work in real-time and that it would be receiving a...

Xiaomi launches the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE in China

At an event in China, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the mid-range Mi 8 SE. The company has also announced MIUI 10, the next version of MIUI. Finally, the Mi Band 3 has been made official. The highlight of the event was the launch of the Mi 8. This phone...

[Update: Live in Canary] Chrome OS prepares to finally show Android files in the Files app

Following a slew of Android-related commits to the Chromium Gerrit for Chrome OS, there's another we spotted which is probably the best addition yet. We've seen improvements to parental controls and the addition of Android app shortcut searches. Now we're getting a highly requested feature - Chromebooks with Android app support may soon finally be...