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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds wireless earphones get certified by the FCC, may launch with the Galaxy S10

The smartphone industry has evolved a lot in the last year, but one of the most annoying trends is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from flagship smartphones. Ever since Apple did it with iPhone 7 back in 2016, Android device makers have caved to the trend one-by-one. Samsung is one of the few...

A new OPPO smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera leaks in live images

OPPO is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, though their presence in the United States and Europe is basically nonexistent. Data from the second quarter of 2018 shows that OPPO proudly sits in 5th place with 8.6% market share. The company released some unique devices last year like the OPPO Find X—the...

OPPO Find X’s kernel source code is now available

The OPPO Find X was the first ever smartphone with a slider mechanism, giving it a truly bezel-less design in a time when most device makers were opting for notches. The Find X was one of the most unique smartphones of 2018, but sadly, the device was kind of hard to get. Furthermore, the Find...

The Xiaomi POCO F1’s camera performance gets rated by DxOMark

The POCO F1 is one of several flagship smartphones from Xiaomi that was released in 2018. What set it apart from the rest was its affordability in highly price-conscious markets like India, making it one of the best bang for the buck devices in 2018. Cutting costs result in trade-offs, though. We can see device...

Binary Watch Face brings the 1s and 0s to your Wear OS smartwatch because why not

You're either a watch person or you aren't. Before cell phones became so popular, watches were much more attractive to carry around because they are the most convenient way to keep track of the time. Customers had the choice of athletic watches, stylish watches, and even novelty watches (think about the first calculator watch). Some...

Widget Timeline shows your calendar events on the Amazfit Pace/Stratos/Verge

Smartwatches are in a bit of a strange place right now. Android Wear (now known as Wear OS) had a great start with multiple OEMs jumping on board. However, the momentum that Wear OS had slowed to a crawl for multiple reasons including poor battery life and lower than expected sales numbers. Wear OS is...

This Magisk Module offers a lot of LG UX tweaks for the LG V30

Magisk Modules are a simple way to apply system-level mods to your device without having to get your hands dirty and make changes to your system files manually. All you have to do is download the module, activate it through the Magisk Manager application, and then reboot your device for the changes to go into...

Parallax 3D Wallpaper is a Nexus 5 inspired live wallpaper

The Google Nexus 5 is one of the most beloved devices of all time in the Android enthusiast community. It offered great hardware for the time and an even greater software experience. Android 4.4 running on the Nexus 5 was a breath of fresh air for so many users. I've seen its iconic mountain wallpaper...

[Update: Mate 20 X too] Huawei Mate 20 Pro update brings Super Macro Mode and January 2019 patches

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has had a good month so far. Just a few days after being named the top smartphone on DxOMark's camera rankings, Huawei is pushing out an EMUI update to the device. Earlier this month, the device was launched in new colors and face unlock was optimized. This latest update brings...

Multiple Google account support is finally coming to Chrome OS

For years, Chrome OS was looked at as a simple, lightweight OS that only let you access the internet via Google's Chrome browser. Naturally, it helped that Google began offering services like Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. so that people could actually begin using it as a modern workstation. People still looked at it as...

[Update: Indiegogo] Meizu Zero is the first phone without any ports or physical buttons

One of the main ways smartphones have changed over the years is the simplification of hardware. It was common for devices to have a physical keyboard, physical home buttons, and of course a 3.5mm headphone jack. While some of these physical features are making a short-lived return (sliding mechanisms), smartphones have evolved to remove as...

Samsung Galaxy A50 frame leak reveals waterdrop notch, in-display fingerprint scanner, triple rear cameras

Samsung's Galaxy A series has evolved from being cheaper alternatives to their flagship series to become the experiment grounds for upcoming features. The company is increasingly utilizing the Galaxy A series to gauge audience reaction to features and to get a chance to polish them further for future use in flagships. We saw this with...