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Hands-on: How does the Samsung Galaxy S10e compare to the Google Pixel 3?

People have been clamoring for high-end "compact" phones for years and they finally have some good options. Slim bezels have allowed devices to increase screen size and still offer relatively small form factors. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a perfect example of this. Google also released a small-ish device with the Pixel 3, but it...

Huawei P30 Pro’s first update lets third-party notifications show when the screen is off

Huawei just updates its photography-centric P-series with the new Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. While the two devices will be available for pre-order starting April 5, the P30 Pro has already received its first update. The update optimizes the performance of the cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, audio output, and much more. At almost 400MB, the...

Magisk v19 beta brings Imageless Magisk, better MagiskHide, and Android Q support

Magisk is probably one of the greatest Android-related mods released in recent times. As it stands, it is currently the most widely used root solution available out there, but it's also a systemless interface that allows for a myriad of possibilities with the implementation of Magisk modules. Magisk's systemless nature also allows it to be...

Download: PUBG Mobile Beta v0.12.0 brings a companion pet, reworked quick chat and a new Zombie mode

After bringing in the new G36C rifle, Tukshai vehicle, and dynamic weather system with PUBG Mobile Beta v0.11.5, and then over to the stable branch with the Royale Pass Season 6 update, Tencent is now rolling out another update in the Beta channel. PUBG Mobile Beta v0.12.0 update brings in a new companion "pet" system,...

LinkedIn’s data shows that Flutter, Android Design, and Angular Material are among the fastest growing skills for software engineers

For so many years, Java has been the only officially supported programming language for Android. True, some developers used third-party libraries and different environments, but most of the applications are still made in native Java code. Then we saw the spike in Kotlin usage. Now it's time for yet another successor, which may actually shake...

WhatsApp beta 2.19.86 adds the ability to listen to consecutive voice messages, labels ‘frequently forwarded’ messages

WhatsApp is invincible when it comes to the vastness of its userbase. It clocked 1.5 billion monthly users last year and recently became the most popular app from Facebook Inc., overtaking the Facebook app itself. While WhatsApp initially began with the objective of instant messaging, voice has become an inseparable element in the app. The...

Sony closes a smartphone plant and restructures its Xperia Mobile division

Sony is arguably one of the most recognizable names in the technology industry. They take up a big chunk of gaming, TV, and the film industry. Unfortunately, they haven't been finding success in the mobile industry for many years now. While some people really dig Sony Xperia smartphones, they never get the attention or sales...

Kernel sources for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and Mi Max 3’s Android Pie update are now available

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 was launched in July 2018, ushering in another generation of Xiaomi's phablet smartphone with decent specifications. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite was announced in late Q3 2018 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and it has gone on to become a popular choice for those looking for a high value-for-money...

Why XDA Partnered with a Browser that Blocks Ads [Update: Video]

Privacy If you have a certain amount of doubt when it comes to trusting software with your privacy, nobody would blame you. Brave makes a promise to protect your data, which is why the browser automatically blocks all trackers including cookies, pop-ups, ads, demographic targets, and location settings-- while also allowing you to completely customize the firewall...

Clear Out the Junk on Your Hard Drive with CleanMyPC, Now $19.99

When you buy a new computer, everything runs smoothly. But after a while, software starts to crash and pages take forever to load. Partly what causes this slowdown is a growing pile of unseen junk on your hard drive. CleanMyPC helps you clear out these old software updates and forgotten files with a couple of...

MIUI 11 will introduce new icons, ultra power saving mode, and more

Xiaomi's MIUI may not offer the most appealing user experience for users outside of China but the company is slowly optimizing it. After MIUI 10, which was aimed at optimizing full-screen usage and improving the camera performance, Xiaomi is working on MIUI 11 for a more uniformly applied design language, new icons styles and shapes, ...

OPPO Reno “Lite” passes through TENAA with 6.4″ AMOLED display and 48MP rear camera

Oppo recently announced a new sub-brand called "Reno", which will feature the company's 10X lossless zoom technology alongside high-end specifications like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and a 4,065 mAh battery. We recently saw leaked case renders as well as a video which featured the phone's unique swivel pop-up camera in action, showing off yet...