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Oppo F9 Pro teaser shows off display notch and VOOC Flash Charging

Oppo launched the Oppo Find X back in June, a unique device with some interesting characteristics. For starters, it has a retractable camera and an entirely bezel-less display, it was the company's first proper flagship in a long time. Now, Oppo is back again with the Oppo F9 Pro, which has a display notch and...

Samsung Galaxy Tab E gets Android Oreo Go Edition via unofficial LineageOS 15.1

Tablets don't get a lot of love in the development community. They aren't very popular in general, especially to average consumers. However, XDA Recognised Developer vince2678 is releasing an unofficial Android Oreo Go Edition build of LineageOS 15.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. That tablet came out in 2015 and isn't exactly the most powerful of...

Google Pixel & Google Pixel XL now support official LineageOS 15.1

After adding support for devices with A/B partitions (which you can learn more about here), LineageOS 15.1 now officially supports the first-generation Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The Pixel smartphones now join the Motorola Moto Z2 Force and Xiaomi Mi A1 as the first batch of A/B smartphones that support the custom ROM. We expect...

Exclusive: Huawei Mate 20 features Kirin 980 & wireless charging, Mate 20 Pro with in-display fingerprint

The second largest Android smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, is expected to announce their next flagship smartphone line later this year. The smartphone line is expected to consist of the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. These smartphones follow the company's Huawei P20 series which first introduced the triple rear camera...

[Update: Live in North America] HTC U12+ update adds camera auto zoom, improved pressure sensitive buttons, & more

The HTC U12+ was released just last month, and it brought a lot of controversies. One of the main reasons for that is the buttons, or rather, the lack of buttons. Instead of standard physical ones, HTC went with pressure sensitive buttons. Not many people have been happy with HTC's approach. The good news is...

Honor Note 10 is a massive 6.9-inch smartphone

People have been complaining about smartphones getting bigger and bigger for years. Some like the ability to reach all major portions of the screen when holding the device in one hand. Others are using their phones more and more for TV, movie, and gaming consumption so they prefer the bigger screens. This trend seemed to...

Google Clock app can now use Spotify for alarms

Unless you're an expert at getting up at the same time every morning, an alarm clock is a necessary evil. There's nothing worse than hearing the obnoxious beeping when you're deep in sleep. The Play Store has plenty of great alarm clock apps that can help make the wake-up experience as stress-free as possible. Today,...

Coffee-Working helps you find the nearest coffee shop you can study or work in

Have you ever wanted to find a nice coffee shop to simply sit down, grab a coffee, and do some work or study in? If you answered yes, you aren't alone. XDA Senior Member crazyfool_1 feels the same, so they created Coffee-Working which does exactly that. It can give you information on the number of...

Google publishes guidelines on supporting phones with notches on Android P

The year 2017 gave birth to the notch trend, for better or for worse. The Essential Phone is widely regarded as the phone that kickstarted the display notch trend, with Apple shortly following up on that trend with the iPhone X---and making it the norm on 2018 flagship phones in the process. Since then, we've...

Chromebooks still don’t support spell check in Android apps

Despite all of the work being put into Chrome OS recently, there are a few problems with the platform - even now. With all of the Android-ification of Chrome OS recently as well, some functionality being left out is surprising. One of these is the lack of spell check support within Android apps. If you're...

Motorola Moto G5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo soak test in Brazil

It's raining soak tests for Lenovo's Moto G5-lineup. It began with the Moto G5S Plus receiving its Android Oreo 8.1 soak test, followed by the Moto G5 Plus. Now, the Motorola Moto G5 (device codename: cedric) is receiving the love as soak tests for Android Oreo have begun in Brazil and other regions. As shared with...

Specs for Motorola One, upcoming Android One phone with a notch, appear on TENAA

Lenovo is on track to host a major event at the Motorola headquarters in Chicago, USA on August 2, 2018. This event will mark a "big announcement", with Motorola teasing its users to "Say Hello to a whole new way to connect, stream, download, video chat, and more". While this big announcement is very likely the...