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Motorola One Macro Camera Review: A New Precedent for Budget Macro Photography

The race to broaden the scope of budget smartphone photography is more intense than ever. Brands like Realme, Redmi, Honor, and others have tried to outpace each other by introducing budget and mid-range devices with as many as four cameras on the back. Motorola is trying to enter this competition but with the philosophy of...

droidcon Toronto starts Nov. 13, and we have a 30% discount code for XDA readers

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of AndroidTO, this year, developers and enthusiasts are invited to attend the first-ever droidconTO. For those that don't know, droidcon is a global network of conferences dedicated to the Android platform. Cities such as San Francisco, Boston, and New York hold their own droidcons, and this year it's also being...

[Update 2: Reworked] Google could let you restore your Chromebook using your Android phone

One of the best things about using a Chromebook is that a vast majority of your files are backed up online. This means that in case of a hardware failure, you can rest assured that all your files can easily be downloaded again. However, if Chrome OS stops working for some reason, then you've got...

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile are teaming up to replace SMS with an RCS messaging app

RCS has long been described as "Google's answer to iMessage." That may or may not be true, but the fact is Android fans have put a lot of faith in this technology. Google has too, of course, as they've consistently tried to push it forward. One big hurdle they have faced is carriers, especially in...

Android 10 custom ROMs are available for the OnePlus 3/3T, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 & Mi 6X, Huawei P Smart 2018, Samsung Galaxy A70, and Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Google released the Android 10 source code early last month, shortly after it rolled out stable Android 10 to the Pixel lineup. Since then, several devices have received Android 10-based custom ROMs, including the Xiaomi Redmi 2, Moto G 2015, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, HTC 10, HTC One M8, Realme 3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7,...

Google Camera 7.2 mod brings Astrophotography, Super Res Zoom, and more to older Pixel phones

The Google Pixel 4 has only just launched, and we're already getting new Google Camera ports with added features that previously weren't available. One such feature that people really love is the new Astrophotography shooting mode, which is great for picking up stars and other cosmic activity with just your smartphone and a steady surface....

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL factory images and kernel source code are now available

Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL about ten days ago at an event in New York. Thanks to the plethora of leaks around the phone, there weren't many surprises to the phones. The Pixel 4 series was also slated to reach consumers from October 24, 2019, onwards. Between the extensive leaks and...

Google Messages 5.2 adds chat reminders and prepares to support bubble notifications and suggested stickers

Google tests a number of features on its apps before they're released to the stable or beta channel. If these features are implemented but made inaccessible, we are sometimes able to enable them before public release. And more often than not, these features gradually make their way to the stable channel. We've previously discovered features...

Why Google Limits 90Hz on the Pixel 4 to High Brightnesses

Just recently, a keen Reddit user figured out that the 90Hz "Smooth Display" on the Google Pixel 4 only stays at 90Hz during high brightness levels. Many early Pixel 4 adopters were able to notice that the display did not seem to stick to 90Hz very often, and this system behavior seems to have been...

Honor 9X Revisited: A New Phone with a Familiar Name [VIDEO]

The Honor 9X and 9X Pro were launched in China earlier this year with impressive specs. Now, the Honor 9X is being launched in Russia and will soon be coming to the Netherlands. However, despite having the same name, this is a different phone altogether. XDA TV's TK Bay took a look at this new...

[Update 2: October 28th launch] NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K streaming stick leaks ahead of launch

Today is officially NVIDIA SHEILD TV day. After the device codenamed "mdarcy" showed up earlier today, we're now getting a look at the device codenamed "sif." The SHIELD TV Pro that we saw earlier is an update to the traditional set-top box model. "Sif" is a much smaller streaming stick form factor with the same...