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‘Motorola One Power’ is an Android One device with a display notch

The notch has officially made its way to Android One devices. At least that's what appears to be the case in a new leaked image of a device called "Motorola One Power." There are a lot of strange things about this phone, regardless of the display notch. This Android One device marks a return of...

EasyJoin is a PushBullet and Join alternative for sharing links, files, and more between Android and your PC

Transferring pieces of content from a computer over to your Android device used to be quite the hassle. Most stuck with just sending an email to themselves, but there are some who came up with creative solutions to the problem. We saw the introduction of the Pushbullet application which soared in popularity before the developers...

How to enable Always on Display on the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, and OnePlus 6

There are some smartphone features that have become so standard that many of us automatically assume every new phone will have them. Double tap to sleep/wake is one that I assume a smartphone with an AMOLED screen will have and it seems like we're getting to that point with the always-on display as well. The OnePlus...

The Doogee BL9000 is a Phone with a Massive 9000mAh Battery

Doogee has set out to make a phone with a ridiculously large 9000mAh battery. This phone is called the BL9000 and it's built for people who want big phone that will last for days on a single charge. This phone is not light or thin or pretending to be anything other than a big phone...

Call recording rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ after latest update

Samsung released the May security update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ not too long ago. It added the latest security patch along with call recording on devices from certain regions. This was noticed by Reddit user The-Mentalist who took a screenshot of the call recording option in the in-call UI. This update is build...

Pixel Experience brings Google Pixel features to Project Treble supported devices

Project Treble has done a lot of good for Android devices. It has allowed devices to use many different flavors of Android that would otherwise not be available, and often with more functionality than early ROMs can offer. Now, there's another ROM you can install on your Treble-supported device if you wish, and it will bring a...

Vivo X21 launched in India with in-display fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC

Vivo is the fourth largest smartphone vendor in India. In March, the company launched the Vivo V9 in the country with a 6.28-inch notched display. This was the first smartphone to launch in India with the notch, but the choice to use the budget Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 system-on-chip meant that the phone did not compete...

OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5/5T adds double tap to lock gesture, May security patches, and more

The OnePlus 6 is the latest OnePlus flagship phone, but that doesn't mean that the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T have stopped receiving updates. The phones recently received stable Android 8.1 Oreo, bringing them on-par with the OnePlus 6 in this regard. OnePlus has also continued to release Open Beta updates for both phones...

70% of VPNs Still Unblock Netflix Despite Their Recent CrackDown

Accessing Netflix through a VPN has always been a hit or miss type of situation. Many users who do not have regular access to Netflix are forced to use a VPN service to access content. Sometimes they are greeted with a proxy-error message. This is because Netflix started cracking down on VPNs back in 2016....

Essential Phone getting new Android P beta with fixes for radio, Bluetooth, and dark mode

We were surprised to see Google open up the Android P Developer Preview program to non-Google devices this time around. While you can run Android P on the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup, you can also get it running on devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, the OnePlus 6, and the Essential Phone...

AOSP on the Honor 9 Lite – How Stock Android Made a Budget Device Better

We recently reviewed the Honor 9 Lite, a budget phone released by a subsidiary of Huawei. With some semi-decent specs consisting of a Kirin 659, 3GB of RAM, and an 18:9 1080p display coming in at 229 euro, it's not a bad phone for the price. While there are certainly better options in the same...

Unofficial TWRP now available for the OnePlus 6

The latest flagship from OnePlus, the OnePlus 6, is a true powerhouse, and it's finally starting to reach the hands of developers. Custom development for OnePlus devices has always been stellar: Just look at the activity on our OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5/5T forums to see what we're talking about. We don't expect anything different from...