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[Update: Today’s the deadline] Google’s new requirements will make every Play Store icon a squircle

Over the years, Google has made many visual changes to the Google Play Store to make it more appealing. After recently accenting the Google Play Store with Material Theme elements in the reviews section, Google is now turning its attention to icons in the Google Play Store. It has announced new specifications for app icons...

The Xiaomi Mi 9 display can run at 84Hz with this mod

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the latest and greatest full-fledged flagship from the company, though it may have been overshadowed by the competition. The OnePlus 7 Pro is one such device, which has a DisplayMate award-winning display coming in at 1440p with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The added fluidity of a high refresh rate...

Google Camera Coming with Wide-Color Capture Support, Possibly with Google Pixel 4

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every year, and Android is seemingly at the forefront of image quality for our portable everyday-carry handsets. However, all Android-powered smartphone cameras are lacking one important aspect, and that is their images' color range. While many argue that the cameras on the latest Android flagships capture more visually-pleasing...

Xiaomi Mi 9, Sony Xperia 1, and the ASUS ZenFone 6 support Google ARCore

ARCore by Google is tasked with bringing the Augmented Reality experience to Android devices without needing specialized and dedicated hardware, unlike the erstwhile Project Tango. ARCore brings AR capabilities to supported devices in a unified manner, and Google also maintains a list of supported devices for easy reference. Now, the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the...

[Update: Timeline for first 19] EMUI 9.1 will roll out to 49 older Huawei and Honor devices

EMUI 9.1 is the latest update to Huawei's OS based on Android Pie. While Huawei has not disclosed a clear changelog between EMUI 9.1 and EMUI 9, the new update brings features like improvements to the GPU Turbo mode, incoming call videos for contacts, optimizations for HiVoice, triggering voice assistants through a long press on...

Samsung’s 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e tablet to go on sale in India along with the Galaxy Tab A 10.1

In spite of production delays, Samsung is entitled to be counted among the leading pioneers of foldable smartphones. While we can expect the Galaxy Fold's form factor to replace tablets eventually, Samsung is going all in and releasing tablets across various price ranges, even after noticing the global slump in the demand for tablets. The...

Redmi K20/Mi 9T and Redmi 7A kernel sources are now available

Xiaomi has a big list of devices this year, especially when one includes their Redmi brand into the mix. Other than flagship releases like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the recently launched MI 9T/Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi also has several other devices spread across the price spectrum. The Redmi 7A represents the very beginning of...

Google Duo now lets you send photos to contacts

Google Duo was primarily introduced as a video calling app but over time, it has picked up many messaging features. Back in March, Google rolled out the video messaging feature to send recorded messages to up to five users at a time and last month, it was further improved with options to customize video messages...

Telegram 5.8 lets you add contacts without sharing phone numbers, location-based chats, and more

The Telegram messenger is a popular choice among privacy enthusiasts. During the last update, Telegram for Android received the option to hide your mobile number from other contacts. With the latest update to version 5.8, the messenger is adding the convenience of adding a new contact based on a fresh chat even without their number....

Google App tests new Share Search option and recent search suggestions

Google I/O is still fresh in our minds, and we're already starting to see features in betas that we didn't hear about at the conference. At I/O, Google was focused on things like accessibility in search, and that trend appears to be continuing with these new features that are cropping up. Two of the major...

Ark Compiler Explained: How Huawei’s App Compiler May Improve Android App Performance

Much of the recent conversation around Huawei has revolved around the company's unfortunate political situation because of a US executive order that restricted many companies from conducting business with Huawei. The repercussions of such a pivotal decision are far too enormous to not pay attention. But in an alternate reality where this executive order does...

Review: Samsung has Massively Improved the Galaxy S10’s Low-Light Camera Quality Since Launch

In the last two years, we have seen the marked improvement of camera quality in smartphones. For the most part, this has been led by Huawei and Google, with Samsung and Apple appearing to lag behind. Last year, Huawei pioneered the rise of the computational photography-powered night mode in its phones, which used image stacking...