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[Update: Available now] The OnePlus 7 goes on sale in the UK and India on June 4th

The OnePlus 7 Pro is (rightfully) getting a lot of the attention right now, but there is also a "standard" OnePlus 7. One reason why the non-Pro model isn't getting as much love is the limited availability. The device is not being sold in the U.S., but it's still coming to a handful of countries....

Google Pixel 3a Display Review — Mid-Range With Top-of-the-Line Color Accuracy

Google’s newest handset, the Pixel 3a, has been making tons of headlines—at its forefront, it boasts the renowned imaging prowess of the Pixels’ cameras at a more affordable price range, and it maintains the simplicity and aesthetic of its pricier counterparts. Much to my surprise, the Google Pixel 3a not only comes with flagship-competing cameras, but...

Here’s why a bunch of Google services went down on Sunday

Last Sunday, Google's cloud services suffered an outage which resulted in downtime lasting several hours. Services such as Google Cloud Platform, YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive, and others all were affected in certain parts of the US. Not only that, third-party services that use Google Cloud Platform were affected too, such as Snapchat, iCloud, and more....

Smartphone Camera Test: Honor 20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Honor 20 Pro was launched at an event in London on May 21, 2019, bringing over the versatility of a quad rear camera set up along with top of the line specifications. The device was pitched as direct competition to other flagships in the market. XDA TV's TK Bay put the camera on the...

Download ASUS ZenFone 6 wallpapers and live wallpapers

The 2019 ASUS ZenFone 6 came as a bit of a surprise to us at XDA. Before the device was announced, we were sure the best budget flagship would either be the OnePlus 7 or Xiaomi Mi 9. After receiving the device for review a few days ago, I'm starting to believe that ASUS' latest...

Realme 3 Pro bootloader unlock and kernel source code now available

Realme, OPPO's spin-off brand that sells a line of popular budget and mid-range smartphones in India, has recently come to embrace the development community. The company has opened up bootloader unlocking for the Realme 1, Realme U1, and Realme 2 Pro, and they've also released the kernel source code for the aforementioned devices and the...

Realme 2 Pro gets ColorOS 6 with Android Pie, brings Chroma Boost, Camera HAL3 support, and more

OPPO spin-off brand Realme announced back in April that an Android Pie update with ColorOS 6 will roll out for multiple of its devices in June. On schedule, the brand has already started rolling out the update to Realme 2 Pro users in India.ColorOS 6 brings a new design, swipe gestures, an app drawer to...

Google is ending support for the Google Trips app on August 5th

Google is killing yet another service soon. After revamping Google Trips on the web last month, Google is preparing to kill off the standalone Android app in 2 months. The Trips app helps you plan vacations by consolidating information on sights to see, your flights, your hotel bookings, popular restaurants in the area, and more....

Qualcomm will unveil cheaper SoCs for Windows 10 on ARM laptops, at least 4 Snapdragon 8cx devices

Last week at Computex, Qualcomm finally showed the world how its new Snapdragon 8cx mobile platform performs in real-world benchmarks. The 8cx was announced back in December during Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit, but we didn't have a good idea about how well the platform fares against Intel chips because Qualcomm only shared the raw specifications...

Android 9 Pie is rolling out to the 2017 Nokia 3

With all of the talk about changes happening in Android Q, some people forget that OEMs are still working on updating their smartphones to Android Pie. A little over a year ago, HMD Global announced that all Nokia smartphones would receive this update. This was a bold move as some companies are notorious for not...

June 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

As you undoubtedly noticed over the weekend, we are now officially into the month of June. A new month means many things, but in the Android world, it means new Android security updates. Patches for this month have been released for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3...

[Update: Fix coming soon]Some OnePlus 7 Pro users are reporting ghost touch issues, a fix is in the works

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's latest and greatest smartphone. It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It's an absolute beast, but the best feature is most certainly its display. A 1440p 90Hz panel, DisplayMate rated it as one of the...