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[Update 4: Huawei Granted Temporary License] Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license

Huawei is among the most valued Chinese companies and one which has an empire fanning out in all directions. Besides claiming the number two spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide, Huawei is among the leading suppliers for telecommunication equipment and a driving force in the adoption of 5G. But for certain reasons, the company...

[Update 2: DOJ may disapprove] Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to merger, pending regulatory approval

We could soon see the number of major mobile carriers in the United States decrease from four to three if things go according to plan. T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to merge, so long as the merger is approved by anti-trust regulators, that is. The companies were reportedly in talks to merge in September...

Chrome OS 76 finally moves the “Clear All” notifications button to the top

Chrome OS has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Gone are the days of it being widely labeled as a "glorified web browser." In addition to Progressive Web Apps, modern Chromebooks now support Android apps and Linux apps natively. With each app ecosystem, of course, comes notifications and those can pile up quickly...

Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app now supports syncing messages, photos, and notifications over mobile data

Windows 10 Insider builds are getting more impressive by the day. Microsoft's "Your Phone" app allows for syncing your Android device with your Windows PC. On the surface, the app supports syncing photos and text messages between devices. However, it has some hidden features for users running Insider builds of Windows 10. Recently, the app,...

Qualcomm releases the Snapdragon 855 and 675 sources on CAF

Qualcomm is currently dominating the mobile space in both the higher-end market as well as the mid-range market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is their latest high-end mobile system-on-chip, and it's a significant upgrade from last year's Snapdragon 845 in many different ways, with an Adreno 640 GPU, a 7nm-based octa-core setup, and a dedicated NPU...

[Update: Available now] Walmart will sell the first Android Pie tablet not from Samsung or Huawei

There are a lot of big names in the Android ecosystem, but not many of them seem to care about tablets these days. Samsung and Huawei are actually the only major manufacturers to release tablets with Android Pie. Another big name is stepping into the ring to change that: Walmart. Details of the Walmart tablet were...

Dark mode is finally coming to the Google Calendar app

Google has been busy updating a lot of their most popular apps with dark modes. Some of the notable apps include YouTube, Messages, Phone, Contacts, and even Android itself. The next app to get the dark treatment is Google Calendar. This dark theme is basically the same one we've seen in previous Google apps. Dark mode for...

The OPPO Reno series launches in the UK next month

The OPPO Reno series has been an interesting series in 2019. Back in April, the OPPO Reno series launched in China with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, 10x zoom, and a unique shark fin-like pop-up camera. There are three different models in the OPPO Reno family: the "standard" model, the Reno 10x Zoom, and the Reno...

How to Watch the Honor 20 Series Livestream

For everyone who is unable to attend the Honor 20 series launch, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube where you can see everything unfold live. XDA will also have several members of our team at the event where they will be reporting live to Twitter and Facebook. So make sure you follow us on...

OnePlus 6 and 6T owners in India will get new OxygenOS features

India and OnePlus are mutually benefiting from each other. OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T were among best-selling premium devices in the country and also drove the momentum of the growth of this segment in the second, third, and the fourth quarters of 2018. Even as Samsung regained its dominance over the Indian market during the...

This 8-Course Bundle Introduces You to Python and Machine Learning

There are hundreds of programming languages in the world, and if you’re interested in working as an engineer or developer, choosing which one to focus on can be a daunting task. Python is one of the most dynamic and scaleable programming languages on the planet, and its versatility makes it a popular first language for many...

Get the OnePlus 7 Pro’s Zen Mode and Screen Recorder on older OnePlus phones

With every new OnePlus smartphone, we see some new and interesting features exclusive to the new smartphone. Eventually, these features trickle down to older smartphones via updates. Likewise, with the recently announced OnePlus 7 Pro (review), the company announced some new features such as the Screen Recorder, Zen Mode, and the updated NightScape feature. As...