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Kodi 18 is now out with support for Android TV Leanback, gaming emulators, DRM decryption, and more

Kodi is the most popular, free and open-source software for managing your personal multimedia collection, both offline and online. Its cross-platform nature lets you install it on almost any machine, even on IoT devices like the Raspberry Pi. Kodi has the power to turn your PC, laptop, TV, smartphone, or tablet into a set-top box....

Samsung is now making 1TB UFS chips for mobile devices

Samsung is the largest flash storage manufacturer in the smartphone industry. They supply Universal Flash Storage units for so many OEMs. The company just announced that they started mass producing of 1TB UFS 2.1 chips. Samsung has only gone as far as 512GB on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 model last year. It is also...

[Update: Paused] Latest OxygenOS beta for the OnePlus 6T/6/5T/5 adds quick reply support for landscape mode and more

Owners of OnePlus devices from 2018 and 2017 are currently receiving a new open beta updated rolled out to their device. This includes the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T. If you own any of these devices and are currently using the company's open beta program, then a new update will be...

[Update: Now in stable] Google Chrome now has a long press back button gesture to show history

As Google continues to attempt to improve it's UX in Google Chrome, they've been trying in other ways to improve their browser too. According to the Chromium Gerrit, an addition is in the works that will allow you to long-press your device's back button to view your recent navigational history. The feature will be enabled...

OPPO RX17 Pro, RX17 Neo, and Find X launch in the UK

Following the recent expansion of Xiaomi to the UK and Ireland, OPPO is next up to make the leap onto western European soil. The company has already been active in France, Spain, Italy, and other European markets since last year, but now they've launched in the UK too. A launch event held on January 29th...

Gmail for Android is getting a Material Theme redesign

Following the whitewashing Material Theme-ifying of Gmail for the Web, Google will be applying the same design scheme to its Gmail mobile apps. In addition to going overboard with the buckets of white paint, the new Gmail app will make it easier to view attached photos without having to scroll through the conversation. It'll also...

[Video] Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 – Which gaming phone should you choose?

The "gaming phone" market really picked up steam in 2018. Two of the top gaming smartphones were from manufacturers that are well-known in the gaming community. The Asus ROG Phone was launched in June as the company's first attempt at a gaming smartphone. Meanwhile, Razer launched their second device, the Razer Phone 2 in October....

Enable DTS 3D Stereo sound on all LG V30 variants [Root]

There are a number of cases where an OEM is using hardware in their device but then goes in and uses the software to limit its capabilities. The enthusiast community here at XDA is well known for bypassing these restrictions, but then there's a case like LG. They have added (and even mentioned the addition...

Android Pie devices are not required to support Camera HAL3

The upgrade to Android Pie brought a lot of great new features like the redesigned recent apps overview, gesture controls, adaptive battery, app actions, adaptive brightness, and many more changes under the hood. With each major Android update, Google also updates the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) and Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) with new tests, sections,...

LG V50 ThinQ may be the company’s first 5G smartphone, launch alongside LG G8

It appears that LG is taking the unprecedented step of releasing its next V-series flagship alongside the G-series, as Korean blog ETNews indicated that the LG V50 ThinQ 5G will be released in the Spring alongside the LG G8 ThinQ. We've already reported that LG would release a 5G phone separately from the LG G8,...

Fortnite for Android now supports Bluetooth controllers and 60FPS for 3 devices

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world right now with over 200 million total players and millions of active players every day. Back in August, it launched on Android starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With today’s 7.30 patch, Fortnite has been updated to bring a great new feature to...

PaceUp is an altimeter for the Amazfit Pace, Stratos, and Verge

Some would say the smartwatch market isn't as healthy as it once was, but there are some companies out there which have risen above the others and have gained quite a reputation. Amazfit is one of these companies and is owned by Huami, the exclusive provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi. They have a number of...