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Forums for devices announced at IFA 2019, OnePlus 7T, and Vivo NEX 3 are open

The last week has been busy with phone announcements from IFA 2019. A lot of these phones will drive their respective companies for the next 6 months or so. Besides the devices that were made official, as always, we have a few phones that haven't been fully revealed, but we know are coming. With that...

Android 10 launcher port brings new gesture animations to rooted Android 9 devices

Android 10 brings major changes to gesture navigation, many of which are welcome improvements, but some not so much. For example, while the new transition animations to go home or switch between apps are much more fluid than they were on Android 9 Pie, the new back gesture is arguably a regression because of its...

ROG Phone II, Redmi K20 Pro, Xperia 5, and more will soon officially support Google’s AR service as Galaxy A50s, A90, and Tab S6 get support

Google Play Services for AR, formerly called ARCore, is an app that provides an SDK for developers to build augmented reality experiences into their apps. We've seen many apps on Google Play built using this SDK, from AR shopping apps to AR measurement apps to AR navigation apps. The more features that are built using...

[Update 2: Enabled in Chrome 77] Chrome for Android’s “Self Share” may let you push browser tabs to desktop Chrome

An important part of life in a digital world is integration between devices. When smartphones first arrived, there were tons of apps that made it possible to sync and share between devices. If you're a long-time Android user you may remember an app called "Chrome to Phone" that allowed you to push things from your...

LG V50 ThinQ Dual Screen Attachment Review: Amazing for a product that shouldn’t exist

The LG V50 has been around for a little while now and while it's a good phone it does lack excitement. One of the few interesting things about the device, the Dual Screen attachment, wasn't even available in all regions. I jumped at the chance when I was given the opportunity to check out this...

[Update: Beta Sign-ups] EMUI 10 beta based on Android Q will start rolling out for the Huawei P30 series on September 8th

China’s largest technology company, Huawei, is holding its annual Developer Conference this week in the city of Dongguan. At the event, Huawei officially announced the latest version of its Android-based software called EMUI. EMUI 10.0 is based on Android 10 Q, which itself is still in beta phase. Nonetheless, Huawei is prepared to show the...

ASUS publishes a list of games that support the ROG Phone II’s 120Hz display

The ASUS ROG Phone II is the talk of the town in forums for smartphone enthusiasts, including XDA and Reddit. It ticks all the right boxes with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, 120Hz OLED display, 6000mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, 12GB RAM, up to 1TB storage, and much more. Having used the phone for a...

OnePlus will promote custom ROMs for EOL devices, open a Bug Bounty program, and expand its developer program

Earlier this year, OnePlus held an Open Ear Forum in India dedicated to hearing the thoughts and concerns of the Developer Community. Since custom development is still really popular among a large number of Indian tech enthusiasts, it's no surprise that OnePlus is expanding its support for this fanbase. Other primarily-online smartphone brands with large...

Motorola One Macro specs leak show MediaTek processor and HD display

It has been 6 months since Motorola launched the Moto G7 mid-range smartphone series and over a year since the company launched the Moto G6 series. Thus, we're expecting to see the smartphone brand launch the Moto G8 smartphone series in just a few months, and like the previous generation, we expect to see 4...

LG G8X Dual-Screen Hands-on – A confusing release

LG announced the LG G8 at MWC in Barcelona earlier this year, and it was a pretty typical flagship. The one peculiar feature was AirMotion gestures, which allowed you to control your device using hand-wavey motion gestures over the device's "Z camera." At the same launch, the company also revealed a dual-screen attachment for the...

Gboard 8.7.2 beta adds new Extra Tall and Extra Short keyboard heights

Google's Gboard keyboard app is one of the top-rated keyboards on Android thanks to its wide range of features. However, features aren't enough to get you to use a keyboard for the long term. The keyboard app needs to be comfortable to use; the key spacing, keyboard height, background color, and bottom spacing are all...

OxygenOS 9.5.13 for the OnePlus 7 Pro adds support for Verizon’s Visible MVNO

The OnePlus 7 Pro was one of the biggest highlights from OnePlus not only from this year but since the company was initially founded. While the company has slowly but steadily been abandoning the "budget flagship" smartphone range, they have steadily crept up their prices by making their smartphones increasingly more premium. The OnePlus 7...