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Samsung Galaxy S10 teardown confirms UFS 2.1 storage while the Galaxy Fold supports UFS 3.0

There are five days left until the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e go on sale in the US, Europe, India, and other markets in the globe. In terms of internal hardware, the phones come in two variants: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 variant for US/China/Latin America, and an Exynos 9820 variant for the rest of...

[Update: Rolling out] Microsoft Excel for Android can soon convert pictures of data tables into spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel is still one of the most popular spreadsheet apps in the world. A lot of people have switched over to Google Sheets, but hardcore formula lovers still prefer Excel. Microsoft is planning to update the Android app with a feature that should make it easier to get spreadsheets from the real world into Excel. The...

The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ all support Netflix HD and HDR videos

Digital Rights Management, or DRM, is a controversial topic among tech enthusiasts, with many arguing against its inclusion in PC video games. Regardless of your thoughts on the concept of DRM, there's little you can do to get around it on Android devices. Netflix on Android will only let you stream video content in HD...

Xiaomi Mi 9 has Widevine L1 support for HD Netflix videos

An often overlooked feature of smartphones is the Widevine DRM level that is supported. To watch HD videos on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many other video streaming services, a Widevine L1 is one of the prerequisites. With only Widevine L3 support, the maximum video resolution you'll see in Netflix is 540p. Some devices with...

Samsung Galaxy A10, A30, A50, M10, M20, and M30 forums are now open

Samsung has made a lot of headlines with the Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy Fold, but that's not all the company has been up to this year. Samsung also unleashed a slew of devices in the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. We have opened up forums for the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, Galaxy...

Nova Launcher 6.0 stable brings new Adaptive Icon options, icon resizing without Prime, and more

Nova Launcher is an app that needs little introduction from us. After a humble start on the XDA forums, Nova Launcher has grown to become by far the most popular third-party launcher app among Android enthusiasts, and it even comes pre-installed on the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2. Now, after months of work in...

Motorola Moto G7 goes on sale in the US with support for Google Fi, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T

Motorola announced a slew of devices in the Moto G7 family early last month. We haven't heard much on the availability of these devices since then, but today the Moto G7 is launching in the US. As a "Designed for Fi" phone, it can utilize full Google Fi functionality, but it also works on Verizon,...

Sony Xperia 10’s launcher app gets ported to any Xperia phone running Android Pie

It can be difficult to port apps from a device from one OEM to a device from a completely different one. This is mainly due to the fact that so many OEM ROM features are reliant on the framework that the company has built into its software. However, when an OEM doesn't create this massive...

Amazon Fire 7 (5th and 7th gen) can now be unlocked and rooted

Unlike some OEMs out there, Amazon isn't a fan of letting their owners unlock the bootloader of their devices. Still, this limitation hasn't stopped the Amazon Fire tablet series from becoming huge sellers for the company. This also doesn't stop our enthusiast user base from hacking into these devices either. A couple of months ago...

Kiwi Browser gets updated with a reachability button for better one-handed web browsing

Kiwi Browser has been a popular browser for many people for a while now. We've talked about it a few times here on the XDA Portal such as when it was first introduced in May of last year. It has grown since then with new features being added, including the recently added Edge History swipe...

Borderlight Live Wallpaper gets updated to support the OnePlus 6T and other waterdrop notch phones

Notches have been the highlight of 2018, and they are going to be here in 2019 as well. While we can wait for OEMs to adapt their way to more innovative design trends that eliminates the notch, for now, notches are your best bet to achieve maximum screen real estate on the front of your...

Huawei Mate X, LG V50, ZTE Axon 10 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S10+ forums are now open

There have been a ton of Android devices announced in the last couple of weeks. With MWC 2019 and Samsung Unpacked happened back-to-back, we've had no shortage of phones to talk about. The phones that get the most attention are the flagships and we've just opened forums for several of them: the Huawei Mate X,...