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Samsung Galaxy S9 update brings “Hey Google” wake command to Google Assistant

Google's virtual assistant has been growing in popularity since its inception and the company doesn't seem to be easing up on the rollouts for its features or its products. When Google Assistant debuted it used the phrase "OK, Google" to let you issue voice commands without having to touch the device. While this is okay,...

18 Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, & Dell receive Linux app support

Eighteen Chromebooks based on Intel Apollo Lake architecture, which includes many from brands such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Dell, get Linux app support in one fell swoop. In a change that landed Wednesday morning, the developers switched on Linux app support for all Apollo Lake Chromebooks under the baseboards Reef and Coral. See below for a...

[Update: Pricing & Availability] Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is official with a 4K HDR display and Dual Cameras

Sony announced the flagship Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact back at Mobile World Congress in February. The phones have yet to be launched in some regions, but the company has already decided to unveil another flagship smartphone that sits above the Xperia XZ2: the Xperia XZ2 Premium. It's the successor to last year's...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled on August 9th in New York

Samsung just sent out the press invite for the Samsung Unpacked event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The invite was sent out earlier today along with teasing an upgrade to the S-Pen. The Galaxy Note 9 will now officially be announced on August 9th in New York.The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 just went through the...

Google makes Duplex more honest, will begin rolling out this Summer

At Google I/O earlier this year the company demonstrated a new service they have been working on dubbed Google Duplex. The idea here is to use Google Assistant to actually make a phone call and do things like placing an order or making a reservation. The demo they previewed on stage seemed fantastic, but it...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 Appear on FCC, Confirming LTE Bands

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was long overdue for a refresh, and the Galaxy Note 8 will also turn a year old in about a month. The successors to both these devices, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 just passed through the FCC, confirming their LTE bands in the...

Navbar Weather puts the local weather forecast on the navigation bar

What's always on your screen, assuming you don't have hardware keys? The navigation bar, right? Well, have you ever wanted to be able to see, at a glance, what the weather for the day will be like? XDA Member Lorbas has you covered with Navbar Weather, which puts the local weather forecast right on your navigation bar.There...

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaked renders show notch and bigger displays

The Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL are on the horizon, and leaks are starting to flow before their launch, which is expected this October. We've already seen the device in the flesh when a user on our forums managed to get a hold of the smaller variant of the device. Sources...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus may be the Biggest Galaxy yet at 6.44″ Screen Diagonal

The next Samsung Galaxy is the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, but the industry is seemingly much more excited about next years Galaxy S model. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be the tenth-anniversary release in the iconic S lineup that gave Samsung its popularity and market dominance, and Samsung is making sure to make this a...

Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, & Nokia 8 Sirocco get Android P beta in China

HMD Global has been hard at work supporting their Nokia line of devices by providing timely security patch updates. Not only that, they've made some rather bold promises. The company states that all of their Nokia devices will receive an upgrade to Android P. We've also heard that face unlock is coming for the Nokia 6.1,...

Motorola Moto Z3 Play may launch in India next week

While the Motorola Moto Z3 Play hasn't been officially released anywhere yet, Motorola announced it earlier this month. This came after a number of exclusive leaks here at XDA, including rumored specifications and leaked photographs of the device. For those of you in India looking forward to the device, we have some good news. 91mobiles reports that...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro’s official Android Oreo update rolls out this week

Xiaomi has been hard at work releasing new devices and pumping out software updates this week. Now the company has even more news for you. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in India will be receiving its official Android Oreo update this week in the form of MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It...