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Gboard can make custom emoji stickers from a selfie

Over the years, Gboard (formerly Google Keyboard) has added a huge number of features. In the last few months alone we've seen GIF creation, floating keyboard, clipboard manager, and just recently, Google started tested the ability to adjust the speed of deleting words. They've been trying to make Gboard feel more personal. The latest feature...

LG may show off a foldable phone at CES 2019

Display notches. Slim bezels. No headphone jacks. In-display fingerprint sensors. Multiple cameras. These are all big trends in smartphones right now. Foldable displays have been threatening to be "a thing" for years, but 2019 could finally be that year. According to @evleaks, LG will have one to show off at CES. Samsung is one of the...

Nokia 6.1 Plus is getting stable Android Pie with October security patches

One focus of Nokia/HMD for their device lineup is, very clearly, their software experience. Many of their phones are part of the Android One program, which means they feature pure stock Android with certain actually useful additions, in the same fashion as Motorola back in the day. Furthermore, updates are delivered promptly and on-time: the...

ZTE Nubia X with dual screens, dual fingerprint scanners, and Snapdragon 845 announced

When Android devices first started popping up, there were a lot of unique designs. However, over time, phones have all started looking the same. Now, the goal of removing all bezels has brought back some of that quirkiness. We're seeing phones with sliding mechanisms and pop-up cameras. The ZTE Nubia X is another device that...

Honor Magic 2 launches with an almost Bezel-less Display, Slider Camera, and Kirin 980

If there's something 2018 has shown us, it's that the future is bezel-less - and it looks beautiful. But as phones get closer to a perfect 100% screen-to-body ratio, device manufacturers are left to wonder what to do with the front-facing camera, the earpiece, and the sensors. A common approach these days has been using...

Samsung Galaxy S9+ gets dockless DeX support in Android Pie beta

Samsung DeX is Samsung's desktop experience based on Android that appears when you connect your Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy Note 9 to a monitor. It allows for multiple windows and apps to be open at once with a special UI designed for a larger desktop screen. Samsung Experience 10 based on...

Gboard tests feature to let you adjust the speed of deleting words

With such a massive user base, it's necessary for Google to A/B test new features before rolling them out in their apps. The newest feature being tested in Google's keyboard app for Android, Gboard, is a slider that lets you adjust the speed of words you're deleting. Currently, when you hold down the backspace button in...

Download stable Pixel 3 Google Camera port for the OnePlus 6

The Google Pixel 3 comes with a new version of the Google Camera app---version 6.1. Google Camera 6.1 brings a new UI with swipe gestures to navigate the UI. For the Pixel 3, it has new features such as Top Shot, Motion Tracking Autofocus, Auto Frame Rate in video recording, the upcoming Night Sight feature...

What We’re Expecting for the Honor Magic 2 Launch

The original Honor Magic first showed up in December of 2016 and was one of Honor's less-popular phones. This could be due to the limited availability, or maybe it was a misunderstood phone. The Honor Magic was a more significant phone than you might remember and that's why I'm really excited for the Honor Magic...

OxygenOS 9.0.4 rolling out to OnePlus 6T with Nightscape improvements and November security patches

The OnePlus 6T just released, and we've already given our first impressions on it in part 1 of our review. While some of our impressions are definitely mixed, there's one thing that's certain - with your purchase of the phone, you'll also be able to enjoy OnePlus' excellent software support. The OnePlus 6T will likely...

Samsung reveals new 48MP and 32MP ISOCELL smartphone camera sensors

Samsung makes a lot of the components for their devices in-house. That includes the excellent displays, Exynos chips, and camera sensors. The company just unveiled a pair of new sensors intended for the growing category of multi-camera smartphones. The first is the 48MP ISOCELL Bright GMI, and the second is the 32MP ISOCELL Bright GD1. Both of...

OxygenOS OB 6 on the OnePlus 6 adds Nightscape and new gesture

The OnePlus 6 has been a hit since its launch last summer, with the company appearing to work the hardest it ever has on its software. Between a promised update for the OnePlus 3/3T to Android Pie and the number of software upgrades getting released for the OnePlus 6, the company is quickly becoming a...