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OxygenOS Open Beta 27/25/13/5 rolls out for the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T

Another day, another system update from OnePlus. The OxygenOS Open Beta channels are designed to let users experience the latest features and give feedback on them before they go live in the stable build. Yesterday, OnePlus announced new Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T. Here's what was...

Huawei P30 Pro press renders leak, expect triple cameras and 10x zoom

Huawei is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and that means it is difficult for them to keep details of new devices a secret. It was earlier this week when some hands-on photos of what was said to be a Huawei P30 Pro prototype had begun to circulate through the community. The device showed...

ASUS announces its Android Pie upgrade plan for ZenFone smartphones

Google officially released Android Pie to the public on August 6th of last year. This was months after a public beta test and we already know that Google works closely with some OEMs to help them get the latest update pushed out as quickly as possible. Most companies have delayed these major updates until the...

[Update: First game announced] POCO’s Game Development Academy will help a small team make an Android game

While the build material (and quality) of the Xiaomi POCO F1 may be questionable, the phone has certainly grabbed the attention of us frugal customers in the Android community. The company seems to be doing something similar to what OnePlus did with the release of their first phone. So far, it has allowed them to...

Chrome OS 74 adds support for backing up the Linux container

Google has continued to update Linux support on Chrome OS lately. For those unaware, Linux support in Chrome OS, known as "Crostini" by the internal dev team, can be tracked by monitoring the Chromium Gerrit for new commits. It's unclear how far Google's roadmap for Linux support will go when it comes to Chrome OS,...

F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers?

MWC Barcelona 2019 is well underway, and among the big companies such as Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi are smaller start-ups. One of those start-ups is the UK-based F(x)tec, a company which intends to bring back well-loved features from the smartphones of old. The F(x)tec Pro 1 is their first device, and it features a...

Future Android versions may support DualShock 4 motion controls in time for new PlayStation apps

Gaming-oriented smartphones have become very popular in the past few years. Asus brought its ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand into the smartphone industry, Razer bought an OEM called Nextbit and release the Razer Phone, Nubia released the Red Magic, Xiaomi released the Black Shark, and so on. Even if some phones don’t include the ‘gaming’...

Latest AdGuard beta makes it possible to disable AMP pages in Google Chrome

Google's AMP project has been quite a divisive idea when it comes to mobile and web development communities. There are some who feel that AMP is Google's way of taking more control over the web and deciding which sites get featured on the front page of the SERPs. To an extent, this is true as...

Future LG V-series will be 5G while G-series will remain 4G

At MWC 2019, LG showed off their latest fleet of flagship smartphones. The LG G8 ThinQ is an interesting beast in its own way, packing a lot of horsepower, but also features that could be considered gimmicks, such as a ToF facial recognition system which is also used for "vein recognition." Nonetheless, it makes up...

10.or G2 may launch soon in India with a notched FHD+ display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

10.or is a Chinese smartphone brand that made its way to India in 2017. The company made itself known in the market as an affordable budget phone brand. Its phones had a decent blend of specifications and pricing. In 2017, it launched three phones: 10.or G, 10.or E, and the 10.or D. The brand's momentum...

Snapchat’s redesigned, faster Android app will roll out by the end the year

Snapchat is one of those applications which, without a doubt, runs much better on the iOS platform. The reasoning behind this has been unknown for many years, as Android's market share and developer communities are obviously much larger than Apple's. But, after years of begging and complaining, Snapchat finally decided to change the situation for...

Samsung Galaxy M30 launched in India with triple cameras and Super AMOLED Infinity-U display

If readers consider XDA's coverage of Samsung's budget and lower mid-range phones in 2018, a clear picture will emerge. Samsung's budget Galaxy J series, the online-only Galaxy On series (which were re-branded Galaxy J series phones), and the mid-range Galaxy A series all suffered from weak specifications and weak corresponding value propositions. Samsung's phones were...