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Everything new in Android Q Beta 4 for the Google Pixel

It's that time of the month again. A new beta of Android Q has been released for the Google Pixel phones and is now set to roll out to a number of devices, including the OnePlus 6/6T, the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, and some newly-launched ones such as the OnePlus...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 renders reveal centered hole punch and no headphone jack or Bixby button

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may not launch for another couple of months but we've already started hearing a lot of rumors about the flagship. Just like the Galaxy S10 series, we might see some radical design changes on the phablet. In the past, we've learned that Samsung may finally be giving up on the...

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The OnePlus 7 Pro is widely regarded as the best phone on the market right now. The new flagship from OnePlus raised the bar for smartphone displays with 90Hz refresh rate. The phone also includes a pop-up selfie camera design, leaving no notches or bezels on the front of the QHD+ display. Other cutting-edge features...

[Update: Available on P30 Pro in India] Honor View20 and Huawei P30 Pro get the AR Measure app with EMUI 9.0.1.173/9.1.0.140

The Huawei P30 Pro and the Honor View20 are two recently launched flagship devices which are equipped with a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. This sensor is useful for accurately sensing the distance between the phone and any physical object for an accurate depth in portrait shots and motion-controlled gaming similar to an Xbox...

Behind Dynamic System Updates in Android Q: How Google is using Project Treble to improve future Android releases

Alongside the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google unveiled Project Treble: a major rearchitecting in the way the Android OS framework and the vendor HALs and Linux kernel communicate. Treble is a major initiative designed to reduce Android platform version and security patch fragmentation, and all Android-branded devices launching with Android Pie are required to...

Android Q adds support for a Smart Stay-like “Screen Attention” feature

Shortly after the release of Android Q beta 3 back during Google I/O 2019, AndroidPolice spotted a hidden setting called "Adaptive Sleep." The team talked to Googlers at the event and confirmed that "Adaptive Sleep" is a placeholder setting for OEMs that want to implement stay-awake behavior. In Android Q beta 4, which rolled out earlier...

Google rebrands Smart Lock as Pixel Presence for many in Android Q beta 4

Smart Lock is a feature in Google Play Services that helps you quickly unlock your phone by detecting whether the phone is on you (on-body detection), whether the phone is in a trusted location (trusted places), whether the phone is connected to a trusted Bluetooth accessory (trusted devices), whether the phone recognizes your face (trusted...

How the Red Magic 3’s built-in triggers improve your gaming experience

We've talked a lot about gaming phones lately, but what actually makes a phone a gaming phone? Performance is obviously a big selling point for being able to play intensive games. A great gaming experience on a mobile phone is about more than just power. That's why the Nubia Red Magic 3 has built-in triggers. Red...

Google Maps begins showing your speed while navigating

Google has two navigation maps application under its belt. Google Maps is the company's original maps service, while Waze was a company it acquired as it served different needs thanks to unique features. Over the years, we've seen Waze features make their way to Google Maps and vice versa. Q2 of this year has been...

BlueStacks Inside is an SDK to help mobile game devs publish on Steam and Discord

Mobile gaming saw a nice boost in recent years thanks to new AAA gaming titles and the growing "gaming phone" segment. Gaming giants like Epic Games and other companies are heavily investing in the platform and seeing some respectable returns, too. Indie developers are also hard at work developing new games for Android and iOS....

Magisk 19.3 improves process monitoring in MagiskHide as Magisk Manager 7.2.0 gets a UI update

At this point, I'm certain that most of you have at least heard of Magisk. It is a rooting solution by XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu. The method works without touching the system partition, so updating the software and unrooting the device is a seamless process. The developer is always active and working hard to perfect...