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Chrome OS 79 enables media controls on the lock screen

Over the last couple of years, we've seen Google put an emphasis on bringing more Android-like features to Chrome OS. This has been part of their attempt to make Chrome OS better suited for touchscreen devices such as the Pixel Slate. In August of 2018, Chromebooks started getting lock screen notifications. Now, media controls are...

Magisk 19.4 brings Android 10 and product partition support and adds a new system-as-root implementation

XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu‘s Magisk started off as a systemless root method and has evolved over the years into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. But even today, if you need root, chances are that the recommended root method for your device mentions installing Magisk for root. The latest update to...

OnePlus 7T will charge faster than the OnePlus 7 Pro with Warp Charge 30T

Smartphone batteries may not be able to last multiple days yet, but charging technology is getting crazy good. We've seen Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO demonstrate charging speeds that can go up to 0-100% in as little as 13 minutes. Those speeds are still most likely a few years from going mainstream, but OnePlus has a...

Nokia feature phone powered by Android leaks on video

Since it was initially conceived, Android has always been a smartphone-oriented operating system. No way around that. And nowadays, you'll be able to find devices in virtually every price range running Android. But as more and more people have started connecting to the Internet, particularly in emerging markets, demand has grown for smarter "dumb" phones....

Uber may soon ask Indian riders to verify with OTP before they start a ride

Uber operates in over 40 India cities and despite being launched three years after the domestically bred ride-hailing unicorn – Ola, it has been offering stiff competition. While Ola has set foot abroad starting many cities in Australia, Uber has been focussing on the huge opportunities that the Indian market offers and therefore, beefing up...

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Keeping control of your data can seem like an impossible task nowadays. Every time you go online, your clicks are being tracked. RA4W VPN allows you to escape this unwanted attention. The service disguises your true identity, meaning no-one can track or hack your connection. It also allows you to “pop up” anywhere in the...

Realme is sending the Realme X to custom ROM and kernel developers

Realme started its journey as a sub-brand operating within Oppo targeting the online-segment with the Oppo Realme 1 that was launched in May 2018. With the success of the Realme 1 in the value segment, the sub-brand graduated into its own independent company. Over the next one and a half year, Realme has launched several...

Apply to Get One of Ten Free Honor Band 5’s to Review

Honor is recruiting XDA members to receive the new Honor Band 5 in exchange for a full review. The Honor Band 5 was recently launched and features a 240 x 120 pixel o.95-inch display. The band can fit up to 45 characters at one time, with many different faces to choose from in the Watch...

Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition launched in China with Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage

Despite having a significant presence in markets like India and other Southeast Asian regions, China continues to be an important market for Xiaomi and other smartphone OEMs. A bulk of Xiaomi's sales happen in the early price ranges that are usually covered under the Redmi sub-brand. The Chinese OEM attempted something different with the launch...

Vivo V17 Pro with dual pop-up cameras, 48MP quad rear cameras launches in India

Vivo is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in China by the volume of units sold and stands third in the Indian market. Vivo has been one of the most innovative companies when it comes to cameras, especially selfie cameras. They were the first to introduce the concept of pop-up cameras and have made major progress in...

The first Black Shark is receiving an update to Android 9 Pie

We've been talking a lot about Android 10 as of late, but the fact is a lot of phones still don't have Android Pie. Last April, the Black Shark gaming phone was launched with Android Oreo onboard. Thankfully, the Black Shark is getting the Android Pie update now. Black Shark XDA Forums Along with the usual plethora...

Google Chrome app is no longer the WebView provider in Android 10

Android's WebView feature has had a rocky history and has morphed several times in the past few years. Android 4.4 KitKat first introduced a Chromium-based WebView component in 2013. Back then, it was built into the system, but it became a separately-updated component later down the road, with Android 5.0 Lollipop. With Android 7.0 Nougat,...