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Honor 20 Pro Review – One Of The Best Smartphones That May Never Launch

It feels as if not a month goes by without Honor announcing a new model in its lineup. While it may seem like excessive market saturation, Honor is strategic in their marketing and release cycles. In particular they have a precise target for devices and it is this strategy that brings us the Honor 20...

The Storage Access Framework is the only way for apps to work with all your files in Android Q. And it’s terrible.

Android Q is fundamentally changing the way storage works on your phone. In every version up to Pie, Android's storage worked like a desktop computer: you can use any app you want to read or write any file (if you grant an app permission to do so). With Q, Google is introducing (and requiring) "Scoped...

LG made prototypes of the G6 with the Snapdragon 835. Here’s one of them.

Released back in March of 2017, the LG G6 was decently received by the smartphone community. It was a solid device that cost a fair amount less than other flagships of its generation such as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Beyond that, however, it didn't receive much attention. That is, it didn't receive much attention after...

Spotify tests social listening to let you and your friends control music together

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services on the planet right now. They continue to add features to the platform and apps. The Android app recently got a sleep timer and now it appears a new "Social Listening" feature is in the works. Discovered by app scooper Jane Manchun Wong, Spotify is in...

Allow all app notifications to use Edge Lighting on curved Samsung phones with this app

Edge Lighting is one of the few features from Samsung that compliments the curved edge screens. It makes the sides of their curved phones glow when a notification comes in. It's supposed to work with almost any app notification, but it's specifically made for messaging apps. That's why messaging apps typically are the most reliable...

No more Moto Z phones this year, claims Motorola USA’s Twitter account

The debate about how Lenovo handled Motorola after its acquisition from Google can get pretty heated. A lot of people had high hopes when they were being operated by Google and kept onto that optimism after they shifted to Lenovo's control. Since then, it seems as if the company has lost focus as they attempt...

Digital Wellbeing can now enable Wind Down on specific days of the week

Google has been working quite actively on Digital Wellbeing as of late. The new service from Mountain View's tech giant had a bit of bad press as it was blamed for the performance issues of some smartphones. Google is working on improving the performance of the Pixel 3 series but we're told Digital Wellbeing isn't...

Samsung Internet Beta 9.4 adds a built-in autoplay video blocker

Samsung's web browser, simply named Samsung Internet, is one of the most feature-full web browsers there is. It has security features, ad blocker support, and even a download booster. Now, Samsung has added QR code scanning and a built-in autoplay video blocker natively into the latest beta of the app. Many websites have autoplay videos when...

Land 1TB of Ultra-Secure Cloud Backup with Degoo Premium

If you’re still relying on physical, external hard drives to backup your data, you’re missing out. Cloud backup services have come a long way since their humble inception, and it’s now possible to lock down massive amounts of secure online backup space on the cheap. Degoo Premium is an award-winning cloud backup service that provides next-level...

Netflix certifies the OnePlus 7/7 Pro, Razer Phone 2, Huawei P30/P30 Pro, and Honor Play for HDR video

Netflix is evergrowing and added almost 10 million subscribers in the last quarter globally a lot of people actually enjoy streaming it on their mobile devices. Over the last year, Widevine L1 license has almost become a popular criterion for buying a smartphone or a tablet and this shows that prefer a quality viewing experience....

Red Magic 3 First Impressions: Gaming with a 90Hz display

We seem to be talking more and more about gaming phones these days. The Red Magic 3 is one of the latest entries in this segment, launching just last month in China and earlier this week in North America, Europe, and other countries. XDA TV's TK Bay has the device and he has shared his...

POSP v2.3 adds an RGB accent picker, Android Oreo’s Quick Settings panel, Android Q battery icon, and more

New custom ROMs come and go all the time but one that seems to have stuck around and gained popularity is POSP. It's a ROM that uses AOSP as a base, just as the name implies, but then goes in and selectively adds in features from other open source projects. One of the features the...