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The Xiaomi Mi 8 EE with 3D facial recognition may finally launch outside of China

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition was launched in May 2018 in China, alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition featured the same internal specifications as the Mi 8, meaning you get a 6.21" FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, options of RAM and storage...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review: A great phone, but wait for the Redmi Note 7

After the solid success of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, the company is back again with another contender in the form of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was an all-around upgrade over its predecessor, bringing not only a new and powerful silicon to the table but also a modern design with...

Dolphin Emulator update adds fixes for Vulkan API on Android Pie, Wii Remote pointer emulation, and more

Dolphin Emulator on Android is one of the most well-made emulators around. You can play Wii games and GameCube games straight from your phone, so long as it's powerful enough. Nowadays, devices like the Razer Phone 2 and the OnePlus 6T are enough to actually do just that. I've personally enjoyed The Simpsons: Hit and...

Google is reportedly internally testing new Inbox features in Gmail for Android

Remember Google Inbox? It's still technically available until March later this year, but Google announced its shutdown back in September of last year so most of you have probably moved on by now. Unfortunately for its users, Inbox was basically a beta testing ground for Google to create new features that would later be introduced into...

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 gets an Android Pie beta in India through the Beta Power User Program

Asus has been finding a lot of success in India with its recent ZenFone Max Pro series. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was widely hailed as a very competitive product against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Similarly, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 has turned out to be another popular choice...

Xiaomi Mi Play’s kernel source code is now available

Toward the end of last year, Xiaomi launched a new smartphone called the Mi Play in China. The device had been teased for a while before it was launched and it received a lot of attention as it was the company's first smartphone with a waterdrop notch for the camera and its sensors. It comes...

Google Play Store may soon alert users about deals, tests “New” and “Premium” categories

I think it won't surprise anybody when I say that Google loves silently updating their apps. Most of the times, your first source of hearing about those updates are technology portals like XDA. Also considering the fact that they often do server-side updates instead of just pushing out the updated APK, it's so hard to...

Honor View 20’s first update brings 48MP AI Ultra Clarity and January security patches

Last year brought out so many different smartphones. Instead of blatantly ripping off the iPhone X's notch, several manufacturers attempted to come up with unique ways of getting the most out of the front side of the device. Honor was one of the first OEMs to use the hole-punch display to minimize the size taken...

[Update 2: It’s Back] OnePlus ends device seeding program for custom ROM and kernel developers

OnePlus is one of the most developer friendly device makers because they make kernel source code available on time (day 1 for both the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T) and allow for easily unlocking the bootloader of their devices. For years, the company has gone above and beyond in supporting the custom development community via...

Nokia TA-1157 budget Android One smartphone gets certified by the FCC

There were many who were skeptical when HMD Global signed a licensing deal with Nokia. HMD Global is made up of ex-Nokia employees, but the idea of a new company being able to carry on the Nokia brand name in a way that did them well was questionable. However, they have actually put out a...

Samsung Galaxy S10e leaked renders reveal a smaller, more affordable model

We're just a couple of weeks away from Samsung Unpacked 2019 and the unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line. We've known for a long time that Samsung is launching multiple Galaxy S10 phones this year. We're expecting three 4G models and a Special Edition 5G model, plus the foldable phone. Most of our attention has...

Simple Mobile Tools – A Collection of Open Source, Ad-Free apps

"Be together, not the same" - that's the slogan Google used back in 2016 to describe how every person in the world can set up Android to their liking. There are literally thousands of variations of thousands of applications, themes, and mods. But, every now and then, we like to settle and look for something...