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How to install Linux on the Chuwi Hi10 Air

There's a lot of Chinese brands putting out exceptional devices at the moment--just have a look at brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and OnePlus for examples of this. But the Chinese market is big, and there's a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to Chinese OEMs. Chuwi currently figures as one of these...

Not all Bluetooth 5-enabled smartphones are created equally, here’s why

Bluetooth, despite being there since day one of modern smartphones, is still evolving. A new iteration of the Bluetooth specification is released every few years, the latest of which is Bluetooth 5, announced in 2016. While the majority of smartphones these days officially support it, a large number of smartphones are missing key functionalities defined...

Omnia Music Player is a new Material Design audio player with Google Cast and Android Auto support

Music Players are a dime a dozen on the Google Play Store, but good music players are rarer. There are a bunch of popular players that have built up their fan following over the years, but it doesn't hurt to have more options. With that in mind, meet Omnia Music Player, a new audio player...

Xiaomi Mi 9 Review – A contender for the best value flagship smartphone

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi unveiled its latest low-cost flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 9, late last month. While the latest premium smartphones from Samsung and Huawei push the $1000 mark, Xiaomi's Mi 9 starts at nearly half that price. On paper, Xiaomi doesn't seem to be making very many compromises with the Mi 9....

Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and the unannounced Moto One Vision get added to Google ARCore’s supported device list

Google ARCore's augmented reality platform has been significantly more successful than the late Project Tango, thanks to the removal of hardware restrictions and the subsequent rollout towards conventional Android flagships. One of the previous updates to the ARCore SDK brought in features like augmented reality selfies, Shared Camera access, animating characters in Scenenform AR apps...

Keyboard shortcut enables hidden split-screen functionality on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Android TV boxes for consumers aren't exactly the most popular products out there (StrategyAnalytics estimates that 1 out of every 10 smart TV is Android TV-based), but they have a respectable amount of users. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is one of the few products running the platform that has gained a lot of popularity in...

Galaxy Fold’s leaked code hints at possible Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 with Snapdragon 855

Samsung's foldable smartphone with an Infinity Flex display, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, launches next month. It has two displays—one cover display for basic phone use and one main display that unfolds to give you a tablet experience. The device will be priced way out of reach for most consumers, but if you're looking for a...

The Nest Hub Max may be a Google-made 10″ smart display with a camera

Google entered the smart display market with the Google Home Hub. The 7" LCD touchscreen on the Google Home Hub showed information cards with details to accompany Google Assistant's voice response, and it also allowed for new functionality such as viewing video feeds from Nest cams and use certain apps for certain actions. Google appears...

Google Assistant may get integrated with Google Chrome for Android

Google Chrome for Android is one of Google's signature products, coming preloaded on so many Android devices, and becoming the browser of choice for so many users. Another one of Google's recent signature products is Google Assistant, the AI and machine-learning powered virtual assistant that is contextually intelligent. Assistant has made its way into several...

Download the Huawei P30’s wallpapers and EMUI 9 themes

The Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro were launched a few days ago, bringing over a decent level of upgrade from the previous generation and offering a great set of features for a good, albeit still expensive, price tag. Other OEMs have made us accustomed to the rising prices of flagships, and since the new...

Download the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s wallpapers and video live wallpapers

The Samsung Galaxy Fold launches in Europe next month. Although we know most of the device's specifications, Samsung never allowed the press to get their hands on the device at its launch event. Fortunately, one of our sources managed to get their hands on the device a bit early and has shared a trove of...

[Update: Video] Substratum Lite launches with a faster, smaller, and more stable experience

Substratum Lite is the newest release from Projekt and they're billing it as the "most essential features, in a light package." This new version aims to be faster, smaller, and more stable, plus it already supports Android Q (in preview). The development of Substratum Lite was lead by Ivan Iskandar, one of the Substratum developers. For...