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Google reaffirms commitment to require 2 years of guaranteed Android updates for Android One devices

Many would say that Google's Android One program is an evolution of the company's Google Play Edition series. Although, the Android One program in and of itself has also evolved over the years too. When it was first introduced, the idea was to give low-end budget phones a baseline to follow. This would allow them...

Magisk Canary adds support for rooting Huawei/Honor devices on EMUI 9

Huawei has taken a strong stance on preventing you from modifying your smartphone, no longer providing bootloader unlock codes from July onwards. While it's no longer possible to officially unlock your Huawei or Honor smartphone (although it might be possible if you live in India), you can do so unofficially with FunkyHuawei. It'll cost you, but...

Moto G7 may launch in Brazil ahead of MWC in February

Even before Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, the company found major success in its Moto G series of smartphones. I wouldn't be surprised if the Moto G series has kept them from being shut down at this point in time. Their mid-range series of smartphones offers a capable combination of hardware at a fair price...

Win a OnePlus 6T from RhinoShield [Open to All Countries]

The OnePlus 6T has been called by one of the best phones of 2018. If you’ve had your eye on this phone, we’ve got good news for you. We are teaming up with RhinoShield for this OnePlus 6T giveaway that is open to all countries. Fill out the form below to try your luck to...

OxygenOS beta 2/10 for OnePlus 6T/6 adds Caller ID in India, improves nav bar color adaptation in 3rd-party apps, and more

OnePlus customers range anywhere from the original early adopters who needed an invite all the way to new users who were able to buy their device from a major carrier. No matter when you joined the OnePlus community, you were likely made aware that they have multiple OxygenOS update branches. If you want to have the...

[Update: Not present] Adoptable storage may come to Samsung devices with Android Pie

When Android Marshmallow was launched back in 2015, it introduced a feature that dramatically improved the user experience for many, myself included: adoptable storage. When you first introduce a new microSD card on an Android Marshmallow (or higher) device with adoptable storage enabled, the system will ask if you want to use it as portable...

LG G8 may launch in March separately from a new 5G phone

5G is gearing up to be the big buzzword of 2019. Several manufacturers and carriers are already showing their interest in this budding technology. Many see it as the best way to profit off of the users who need reliable wireless speeds everywhere they go. Earlier this month, we saw reports about 5G smartphones from Samsung and...

Nokia 5.1 Plus & Nokia 6.1 Plus get Pro Camera in latest updates

I think it's safe to say Windows Phone (now "Windows 10 Mobile") was not a success. The lack of high-quality applications and services on the platform prevented many users from switching. The unpopularity of Windows Phone also hurt the growth of the Nokia Lumia line - the Finnish manufacturer's vision for the mobile industry. Whether...

Score a Lifetime of Safe Browsing for $40 with VPN Unlimited

Stories of intrepid hackers infiltrating the servers of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies seem to dominate the news, but these nefarious cybercriminals are just as (if not more) interested in hacking into your personal Internet connection and stealing everything from your browsing history to your banking information. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) acts as your...

Nokia 5.1 Plus is now receiving Android Pie

HMD Global's Nokia devices aren't great for development since most of them don't have unlockable bootloaders, but at least they get consistent updates. The Nokia 5.1 Plus was launched in August with Android 8.1 (Android One) and HMD Global is now rolling out the Android Pie update to the device. The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.9-inch...

Xiaomi Mi Play and HTC Desire 12s forums are open

2018 is coming to a close and Android fans have a lot to choose from. The holiday season may be over but that doesn't mean you still can't get a good deal on a budget phone. Sure, it won't have the fanciest of features, but budget phones can do a lot these days, and two...

LG announces three soundbars with Google Assistant built-in

Depending on which TV you have in your living room, it may or may not have great speakers built-in. Companies these days are putting out some fantastic TVs that can produce great image quality but then end up slacking when it comes to audio quality. This is fair since those types of TVs will usually...