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Android 10 adds support for installing custom boot animations via APEX modules

The latest version of Google's Android operating system is Android 10, released just yesterday for Pixel smartphones. With the official release, we can see the new boot animation that shows off Android's new, dessert-less branding (see the featured image above). The boot animation is one of the most popular things to customize in the XDA...

Possible Google Pixel 4 shows up on the FCC, wireless charging and LTE bands revealed

We're getting closer to the launch of the Pixel 4 this Fall and we may have just passed a major milestone on that journey. Six Google device models have shown up on the FCC and it's likely they are the Pixel 4 series. The FCC IDs are G020I, G020M, G020N, G020P, G020Q, and G020J, which...

Android 10 warns you when your phone’s USB port is contaminated or overheating

Yesterday, Google released the stable Android 10 update for all four generations of its Pixel smartphones. Shortly after, Essential released the stable update for the Essential Phone, OnePlus released a beta for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, and Xiaomi released a "stable beta" for the Redmi K20 Pro. More importantly for us, however,...

Samsung is testing Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10

Android 10 just launched, and that means the question of "when will my phone get it!?" comes up. Samsung is usually known to be pretty slow with updates, but in the past few years they have really been getting much faster. Last year, for Android Pie, they launched a beta program in November and the...

[Update: Clock Plugins] Google is working on lock screen clock customization in Android Q

The first Android Q beta release was made public 2 days ago. If you have a Google Pixel smartphone, you can download the beta right now. The biggest new features in Q are the system-wide dark mode (which has inexplicably been hidden from users), the privacy and permissions revamp (though the leaked permission overview interface...

Samsung announces the Exynos 980 SoC with an integrated 5G modem

5G is a big trend in smartphones right now and Samsung has been no stranger to it. The company has launched a couple of 5G-capable devices, but they've all required a separate modem (the Snapdragon X50 usually) for 5G connectivity. Now, Samsung has announced a new SoC that includes a CPU, GPU, NPU, and a...

[Update: Removed from Release] Pixel Launcher in unreleased Android Q beta adds a swipe to pull down notifications gesture

In Android Q, the new gesture navigations will only work with pre-installed system launchers like Google's Pixel Launcher. For those of you who are fans of third-party launchers like Nova Launcher, Lawnchair, Action Launcher, or Hyperion, you may be disappointed to hear that Android's awesome new gesture controls won't work with your favorite launcher. Google's...

Leaked renders show the Huawei Mate 30 Pro with a total of 7 cameras

With IFA just around the corner, companies are all gearing up to release their next round of smartphone offerings just in time for the holiday season. While not tipped to launch at IFA, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro does appear to be launching on September 19th in Munich. Worryingly, it will be arriving without Google...

Google Maps for Android adds a Street View layer

The amount of fun you can get out of Google Maps Street View is endless. Between the frequent Buzzfeed articles detailing the same funny/creepy locations to check out, the searching for your own house, and the attempts to find funny place names, Maps is more than just a navigation service. With that being said, though,...

Android 10 source code is being uploaded to AOSP

Earlier today, Google released stable Android 10 to the Google Pixel family. Before it was called "Android 10," we've been testing Android Q in developer builds for several months. This update brings big features like a system-wide dark mode, full gesture navigation, revamped permissions, and more. Google is now in the process of uploading the...

OnePlus 7/7 Pro get Android 10 with OxygenOS Open Beta 1

Google released the stable version of Android 10 just a few hours ago for Pixel devices. Essential, as is tradition, followed a couple of minutes later by releasing an update on the Essential Phone. More surprisingly, Xiaomi rolled out Android 10 for Redmi K20 Pro in China and India. It is the third manufacturer to...