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Vivo X21, X21 UD, NEX S, and NEX A get an Android Pie beta in China

As one year ends and another year begins, manufacturers are pushing out Android Pie updates to a plethora of devices. Vivo, the Chinese phone maker, is launching a closed beta of Android Pie for four phones: the Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, Vivo NEX S, and Vivo NEX A. This beta will allow a small...

New Nokia 9 PureView leak confirms in-display fingerprint scanner, specifications revealed

The upcoming Nokia 9 PureView has been leaked again and it is said to include an in-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 845, and a 5-lens rear camera array housed in a chassis with bezels reminiscent of the LG G6 or Pixel 2 XL. A press render was leaked by well-known tipster @evleaks and the specs along...

Before you get hammered this New Year’s, get AlcDroid to track how much you’re drinking

New Year's Eve is a time that's often associated with joy, happiness, love, and...booze. After all, we're celebrating that the year is coming to an end and another one is beginning. But one thing that you'll probably want to avoid is getting chemically inconvenienced and embarrassing yourself in front of your friends, acquaintances, and pretty...

XDA’s Top Smartphones of 2018

The year is coming to a close and soon we'll be heralding the arrival of 2019. With new smartphone trends already on the horizon, it's about time that we reflect upon the year gone by. We've seen the advent of many new technologies, while we've also said goodbye to some older ones. Our phones have...

Huawei launches the P Smart 2019 in the UK

Huawei is one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, and they're going into 2019 fully ready to take the throne. We initially learned from our sources that the Huawei P Smart 2019 was coming to Europe as a successor to the mid-range P Smart that launched at the start of last year, but...

LG’s Android Pie update roadmap includes the G7 for Q1 2019

Even the fiercest LG brand loyalists can't deny that software updates are not the company's forte. We've watched as the company has struggled to deliver major Android software updates (outside of Korea) for many of their devices in a timely manner. LG's UX software is heavily customized Android, which doesn't help in rolling out updates quickly...

Enpass 6 update brings a new design, multiple vaults, and other features to the popular password manager app

I think it's a no-brainer that all of us should take our digital security very seriously. Just think about the chaos that would be unleashed if someone gained access to just your Google account. That's why I try to make all my passwords as secure as possible. Enpass, my favorite password manager, has helped me...

Essential Phone will no longer be sold by the company

As the year comes to a close, so does the Essential Phone. After it was discovered that the Essential Phone had gone out of stock at most retail locations, the company has confirmed they won't be adding any new inventory. They will continue to work on their next mobile product while continuing to sell accessories and...

Messages’ Spam Protection feature is rolling out for some users

We've known for a while now that Messages (a.k.a. Android Messages) will be getting an "automatic spam detection" feature. This was originally discovered in July with version 3.4 along with the Dark Theme and solidified when a support page for the feature went up with version 3.6 just a couple of months ago. "Spam Protection"...

LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Honor 5X and 8 Sony Xperia devices

LineageOS is the go-to custom ROM when it comes to modifying your smartphone. It's based on AOSP and has everything you could ever want by the way of features. If you want to see all of the features you can get from LineageOS 15.1 you can, but it's a very long list. Some highlights are custom accent...

Top New Indie Apps of 2018 on the XDA Forums

XDA is all about the developer community. From the very beginning, we've supported custom development on mobile devices in pretty much every way possible, and our attitude going into 2019 is completely unchanged. Every year, a huge amount of applications are released on our Apps & Games forums, and we love to share our favorites...

Are You Near Los Angeles? Check Out the Honor View20 on January 12

The Honor View20 is launching in China today (Dec. 26th), but people that live around the Los Angeles area have a chance to get an early look at the phone in the states. If you're interested in checking out the latest smartphone, this event is definitely for you. Activity Information Time: 14:00-16:00, Saturday, 12 January 2019 ...