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A Brief Battery Life Comparison between the Honor 20 Pro and Galaxy S10+

Battery life is always a pressing concern for smartphone users, with survey after survey showing that consumers still want long-lasting batteries out of their new devices. While this sounds like a simple feature, squeezing more out of a phone’s battery requires improvements in hardware as well as software optimizations, meaning tremendous investments. Another great route...

[Update 2: Up to 7 Days or Longer] Google Play Store approval for new apps will now take more time

The Google Play Store is the most important app distribution platform on Android, without a doubt. Because of its "official" nature, and the fact that the Play Store is preloaded onto a substantially vast majority of Android devices, the Play Store acts as the central point connecting the user to the app and its developer....

Google Play Store will start autoplaying store listing videos next month

There's one thing on the internet that everyone seems to agree on: autoplaying videos are annoying. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped websites from continuing to use them. To the lament of many, Google Play will soon start autoplaying videos on app/game listings that include promotional videos. According to the Google Play Console Help, autoplaying videos are coming...

[Update: September 3rd Launch] Android 10 will not get a dessert name, Google reveals new branding

Today is truly the end of an era. Google announced that Android Q will not get a dessert nickname. A tradition that has been going on for a decade has come to a close. Android Q will simply be called "Android 10" and Google has rolled out a new look for the Android brand to...

How the Honor 20 Pro Achieves Excellent Low-Light Photography

Even with today's amazing mobile cameras, smartphone photography keeps evolving. One may argue that the quality of daylight pictures has seemingly stalled, but as hardware and software evolve beyond the megapixel race of yesteryear, we see continuous improvements in new, key areas. Of course, it is often the vanguard of expensive flagships pushing the envelope...

[Update 2: Redmi K20 Pro in India] Xiaomi is recruiting beta testers for the Mi 9’s Android Q-based MIUI update

Android Q has been available for developers since a few months now, giving them a chance to try out Google's newest update to Android before it rolls out for the general public. These Beta releases gives them an opportunity to explore newly introduced APIs and test their apps against the changes, ensuring that everything works...

OnePlus 7T Pro renders reveal similar design to the OnePlus 7 Pro

We've been talking a lot about the OnePlus TV recently, but the company also has new phones on the horizon. Earlier this month, we got our first look at the "standard" OnePlus 7T. For the most part, it looks the same as the OnePlus 7, but with a new round camera module. Today, we're getting...

[Update: New Renders] Motorola Moto E6 Plus leak shows off the budget phone’s design. Here are some of its specifications.

Earlier today, we unveiled many details of Motorola's next "premium" mid-range smartphone, the Motorola One Zoom/One Pro. Over the weekend, live images for another Motorola smartphone were leaked, courtesy of Roland Quandt. The images were from an alleged AliExpress listing for the upcoming budget smartphone, the Motorola Moto E6 Plus. Here's what we know so...

[Update 2: LG V50S ThinQ] LG teases a follow up to the V50 and its dual screen attachment

A little short of 6 months ago we watched as LG officially announced the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone. It is the company's first 5G smartphone and a leaked render revealed a partnership between LG and Sprint for the launch of the device. Overall, it was looked at as a revamped version of the LG V40...

8 Cant-Miss Deals from the XDA Depot

It has been a busy month over at the XDA Developers Depot, with tech courses and online subscriptions flying off the virtual shelves. Some of these deals are really special — in case you missed them the first time around, here’s a little roundup. ThunderDrive Cloud Storage: Lifetime Subscription Offering 2TB of online storage space, ThunderDrive is...

OnePlus says they optimized Android TV on the OnePlus TV, offers at least 3 years of software support

OnePlus seems to never go too long without being in the news, but recently the company has been talking about something other than a phone. The OnePlus TV is coming soon and CEO Pete Lau has been teasing it a lot. In his latest post about the TV, Lau talks about how the work they...

Redmi Note 8 Pro teardown confirms Quick Charge 3.0 support

The Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched alongside the Redmi Note 8, the RedmiBook laptop and 70" 4K Redmi TV at an event in China yesterday. While leaks, as well as official teasers from Redmi themselves, had practically confirmed most features of the device, like the MediaTek G90T SoC, before the launch of the phone,...