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Exclusive: More real-life pictures of the Google Pixel 3 XL with a glass back & display notch

Late last night, XDA Senior Member meraz9000 blindsided us with real-life pictures of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype. The pictures confirmed much of what was previously rumored—display notch, dual front-facing camera sensors, and sensor placement. The leak also revealed some previously unconfirmed, but largely unsurprising, information—there's a model with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage and it...

US Congress unhappy with Google’s deal with Huawei over RCS

With the United States government's ever-evolving war on Chinese-based companies, Google's deal with Huawei over RCS has now come under scrutiny. Congressmen are unhappy about the deal, people close to the matter confirmed to The Wall Street Journal. Google joined with Huawei earlier this year to preinstall Android Messages with RCS support on all Huawei...

Android Studio team addresses recent memory leak issues on versions 3.1+

Android Studio's recent updates have caused some nasty memory leak issues. Users of Android Studio versions 3.1.x and 3.2 Canary versions have reported that the developer tool eats up a ton of RAM. Today, Android Studio Product Manager James Lau posted on Reddit about the issues. He informed users that most of the issues have...

Pictures of possible Google Pixel 3 XL prototype with display notch leaks

Pictures of what's possibly a prototype of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL appeared on our very own Google Pixel 2 XL forums. XDA Senior Member meraz9000 posted two photos that show the device with—you know it—a display notch. He hasn't shared any information on how he obtained these pictures, so we can't verify their authenticity....

Amazon Fire TV Cube combines the Amazon Echo and Fire TV into a single device

Amazon and Google have been the two major players in the smart speaker market, but it was Amazon who enjoyed a big lead through most of this time. Data released last month showed that Google was actually able to beat Amazon in overall sales for Q1 2018. This was the first time that had happened...

Blackberry KEY2 announced with 4.5″ screen and backlit hardware keyboard

Blackberry is certainly no longer the mobile giant it once was, but it's still a player in the global smartphone market. The Blackberry KEY2 is the successor to the Blackberry KEYone and has just been announced. The device boasts some interesting specifications including a 4.5-inch screen and backlit hardware keyboard, just like its predecessor. People may...

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 With Dual Cameras Launched in India, MIUI 10 Global Rollout Detailed

At its official launch event in New Delhi, Xiaomi has announced the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, its latest camera-centric smartphone for the Indian market. The direct successor to the last year's Redmi Y1, the Redmi Y2 is a rebranded version of the Redmi S2 that we exclusively reported back in April before it went official in...

eSIM and Project Fi support coming to Chromebooks

Always-connected Chromebooks are back in business. A recent code-review on the Chromium Gerrit indicates that Project Fi and eSIM chips will be a feature for future Chrome OS devices. It's early days still. There aren't any current or announced products with eSIMS built-in, so this technology will likely have to wait for a new generation of Chrome...

HydrogenOS update for OnePlus 6 brings selfie Portrait Mode & battery percent icon

The OnePlus 6 was officially unveiled worldwide last month, with the western OxygenOS already seeing its first update which brought both notch hiding support and slow-motion video support. HydrogenOS is the name of the custom Android skin OnePlus uses on its Android devices in China. There are very few differences between the two, but updates...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 may be coming for Android Go devices

There are some folks who don't need the power of the Snapdragon 845 or even a mid-range chipset like the Snapdragon 636. Sure, it can be nice to have but this increases the overall cost of the device and this can be the sole reason why someone delays getting a new smartphone (or even their...

Moto Camera app updated with new UI & Google Photos integration for 2018 Motorola phones

One of the cool features of the newly announced Moto Z3 Play is the Google Lens integration. Google's nifty Lens tool is built right into the stock Moto Camera app. It's just a tap away for all your photo scanning and object identifying needs. To make way for this functionality, the Moto Camera app is...

Essential Phone receiving latest Android P Beta 2 with June security patches

With the latest Developer Preview of Android P releasing, there's a number of small changes and improvements present. While most will certainly be under the hood, the user-facing call log permission change is one that we've identified for certain. We were told that devices eligible for the first Android P Beta would have to wait...