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[Discussion] How long do you keep your phone?

Smartphone longevity is something we probably don't talk about enough. We tend to get caught up in the cycle of new phones being announced almost every week. The average person isn't buying a new phone every week, month, or even year. In fact, according to recent research, the average Samsung phone is active for 16.5...

Motorola One Action, Redmi Note 8, OPPO Reno 2, and Huawei Mate 30 forums are open

Another week is slowly wrapping up and we've got a slew of new forums to open! This wasn't a super busy week for phone announcements, but we've still got 4 devices to add (some of which haven't launched yet). The four devices are the Motorola One Action, Redmi Note 8, OPPO Reno 2, and Huawei...

Google increases the scope of its Play Security Reward Program, introduces the Developer Data Protection Reward Program

Google is always looking for ways to improve the privacy and security of their many products. One of the ways they do this is by rewarding the community for finding vulnerabilities. It helps Google find more things to fix, and it rewards people for helping out. Win/win. Today, the company has announced an expansion on...

[Update: Still Planned] Google is working on adding an Android Go image to the Android Studio Emulator

Android Go is Google's stripped down version of Android based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and is designed to run on lower-end hardware with reduced RAM and storage requirements. It was announced last year and recently we saw it reach its first devices. For developers, it holds an exciting prospect. While some devices will be launching...

Gmail for Android gets the new easy account switching gesture, signs of dark theme

Google has recently been rolling out a new feature that is making users with multiple Google accounts very happy. Earlier this week, a Google Drive update added a gesture for quickly switching between accounts. The same gesture was previously rolled out to Google Maps, and now we're seeing it in Gmail.The gesture makes switching between...

[Update: Specifications] OnePlus 7T renders show off circular triple rear camera module

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its first-ever OnePlus TV at an event in India on September 26, 2019. But that is not all there is planned for that day. The newest set of leaks comes to us through notable leaker @OnLeaks, who has not only shared the details of the launch of the next...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 series launched in China alongside RedmiBook and Redmi TV

The Redmi Note series has inarguably been Xiaomi's most successful product lineup across Asia, and the recently launched Redmi Note 7 series has been one of the best selling products in its segment. At an event in China, the company has now launched the next generation in the Redmi Note lineup -- meet the Redmi...

Source: Moto G8 or Moto G8 Plus will pack the Snapdragon 665 and Triple Cameras

Motorola is preparing to launch the next phone in its Motorola One lineup, the Motorola One Zoom/One Pro. However, we know the company is actively developing at least two additional smartphones: the Moto G8 Play and an unnamed, notch-less smartphone. We've been tracking the development of the Moto G8 smartphone series, and while we can't...

[Update: Official] Reddit tests showing warnings before posting on highly moderated subreddits

Reddit is the most popular social news aggregation and discussion website in the world. While most Redditors prefer different third-party clients to access the website, Reddit's own official app has continued to grow in popularity ever since its launch. The app has also gained new features over this time, with highlight features like a dark...

Google Pixel smartphone production to shift from China to Vietnam

Google is in the process of moving its Pixel smartphone production from China to Vietnam. This move is in response to rising manufacturing costs in the country and the potential of tariffs on Chinese goods. Google is said to be starting with the Pixel 3A and hopes to move production to Vietnam before the end...

[Update: Rolling Out] Microsoft Outlook’s upcoming dark mode for Android leaks in new screenshots

Dark mode gets a lot of people drooling for the sheer improvement it brings to the aesthetics of any app. Google has been building support for a system-wide dark theme, starting Android Q, along with APIs to help developers integrate a dark mode in third party apps. Many of Google's own apps such as Google...

Google says the Huawei Mate 30 can’t be sold with Google Play apps and services

Huawei's future with Android has been up in the air all Summer. The latest news doesn't sound good for the company's immediate future with Google services on Android. According to company executives speaking to Reuters, Huawei is going ahead with the Mate 30 launch without Google Play apps and services. According to Reuters, a Google spokesperson...