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A mid-range Google Pixel with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 may launch in 2019

According to a comment by notable leaker Roland Quandt from WinFuture, Google is reportedly planning on launching a mid-range Google Pixel device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 system-on-chip in the first half of 2019.A return to their roots?The Google Pixel series of smartphones is a flagship line-up. They all cost a pretty penny because they...

How a graphics driver bug on the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked Google Chrome tab data

Back in late March, a U.K. based start-up firm specializing in testing GPU reliability approached us with a GPU bug they discovered that causes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to reboot when visiting a web page. The firm, called GraphicsFuzz, worked with us to report the issue to Qualcomm and Samsung. Some of our readers were...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly launching in August with upgraded camera

Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, which means the next major flagship will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Samsung traditionally launches the new Note phones in late Summer/early Fall. A report from Bloomberg claims the Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at an "Unpacked" event on August 9th. Bloomberg doesn't get...

How to flash a monthly security update on Google Pixel without wiping data

One of the biggest reasons why people buy Google Pixel phones is the timely updates, whether it's a monthly security update or a major one that bumps the system’s version. But Google likes to roll out updates in waves, so you may have to wait a couple of days before getting your monthly security update....

Huawei announces the EROFS Linux file system intended for Android devices

A file system is a technology that outlines how data is stored and retrieved. There are many different kinds of file systems, each with their own benefits, to pick from. You've probably heard of file systems like exFAT, F2FS, ext4. Choosing one file system over another can have profound impacts on storage performance and stability,...

Xiaomi Mi 8 and Alcatel 1X forums are now open

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of interesting devices get announced. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is Xiaomi's newest flagship phone, bringing a screen notch with infrared face scanning hardware, similar to what we saw in the iPhone X, to their current formula. The device also has as an in-display fingerprint scanner on the higher-end...

Battery Charging Animation shows custom animations while your Android device charges

Animations are becoming more and more popular these days on Android. We have devices with hardware now that is powerful enough to handle them at a smooth 60 frames per second. So XDA Junior Member neelam.bhanu has whipped together an application called "Battery Charging Animation" that shows custom charging animation on the screen with your current battery percentage. Along...

Floating Volume lets you quickly adjust your Android’s volume levels on any screen

It can be very important for some people to have quick access to all of the different volume sliders that Android has to offer at the same time. Stock Android tries to give the best of both worlds by letting you tap a down arrow after you press a volume button, but that requires an...

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode has been ported to other devices

Most people will agree that Nokia's Lumia smartphones were well-known for their picture quality. This is why the company has made a lot of headlines lately with the introduction of Pro Mode in their Nokia Camera application. This new update was released for the Nokia 7 and then again most recently for the Nokia 8. Thanks...