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Developers bring Android 10 custom ROMs to the Xiaomi Mi A3, Moto G5S Plus, LeEco Le 2, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A5 and Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite

The custom ROM‌ development scene is in full swing over at XDA‌ forums. Ever since Google dropped the Android 10 source code, developers have been relentlessly working toward making the latest flavor of Android accessible to more and more devices. The Asus ZenFone Max M1 was the first phone to receive an AOSP-based Android 10...

[Update 2: References Removed] Android Q may let you switch cards from Google Pay in the power menu

Apps like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay have grown more popular around the world as carrying a wallet full of different credit cards, loyalty cards, passes, and tickets can be annoying. I've personally used Google Pay extensively during a recent trip to London where it was more convenient to pay for the London...

[Update: Available now] Hulu for Android is getting offline downloads

There is already a thriving TV and movie streaming market right now with companies improving technologies and creating more content to keep up with the competition. Popular choices include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the plethora of studio services already on the market. More studio services are being launched this year and even more will...

Mobvoi adds Sleep Tracking with a new TicSleep app on the TicWatch Pro

The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro LTE/4G launched this past July as a powerful Wear OS device that can be connected at all times. In my review, I talked about how the TicWatch Pro LTE is a great piece of hardware held back by Google's Wear OS software. Mobvoi has done a ton of work on their...

Google Fi’s new Dual Connect technology uses dual SIMs for seamless network switching, starting with the Pixel 4

Yesterday, through an APK teardown, we discovered that Google is working on using dual SIMs to speed up network switching on Google Fi. Turns out we let the cat out of the bag a little early. Less than 24 hours later, Google has made that functionality official. The feature is called "Dual Connect" and it's...

How to enable dark themes in some Android apps on older Android versions

With Android 10, Google finally introduced a system-wide dark mode to the platform. The new dark mode not only transforms the system UI but also lets you use supported apps in dark mode. Unfortunately, the toggle in Display settings is limited to devices running Android 10. In case you have a device running Android 9...

Cometin is a collection of Android tweaks to improve your smartphone experience

Android as an OS has matured a lot over the years. Back in the early days, custom ROMs were massively popular as they fixed a lot of what users considered broken on the stock Android OS or the OEM's UX skin. But now, people find fewer reasons to jump ship away from the OS that...

Google releases an updated Android Automotive emulator image with the Play Store built-in

Back in 2017, we learned that Google was working on an Android Automotive emulator for the Android SDK. The purpose of this new emulator was to provide a fully-functional operating system for your car. However, we didn't hear much about it until Google I/O earlier this year. At the event, Google announced that developers of...

Realme XT, Realme X2, and Realme X2 Pro forums are now open

Over the last couple of months, Chinese manufacturer Realme has launched one great smartphone after another. The company first launched its mid-range Realme XT in India last month, featuring an impressive 64MP camera sensor. The device packed in a Snapdragon 712 chip, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage....

sMouse lets you use the Galaxy Note 10’s S Pen as an actual mouse

The S Pen has been a staple feature in Samsung's Galaxy Note series for a couple of years now. It's the perfect tool for power users to make the most out of the big screen on the device and with the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung took things up a notch. The new S Pen features...

Google Pixel 4 – What the ‘Made by Google’ keynote didn’t say!

Last year, the entire tech community was convinced that the Pixel 3 was perhaps the most leaked device of the year – to the extent that we knew almost everything about the phone's hardware. This year, with the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, Google took a rather defensive step by revealing tidbits about...