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OnePlus 6/6T’s latest OxygenOS 10 Open Betas bring bug fixes and camera improvements

While some devices are just now getting an Android 9 Pie update, OnePlus is pushing out another Android 10-based beta update with its OxygenOS 10 skin or the OnePlus 6/6T. This update brings fixes to some minor bugs along with camera improvements. The update is on top of the October 2019 security patch level. One of...

Lawnchair 2 stable is now rolling out on the Play Store with tons of new features

Third-party launchers may not be as tightly integrated into the system as first-party launchers are, but they generally offer a lot more features than the stock launcher on any given device. Take Google's Pixel Launcher, for example. It's clean and beautifully designed, but there are only a handful of options to customize the launcher. In...

The Honor 9X Makes Major Improvements Over the Honor 8X

When it comes to phone upgrades, we can usually expect the same types of changes in phones from the same series. You will usually see a slightly better camera, the next fastest chipset, new software, and maybe a slightly different design. However, when a phone makes significant changes to improve just about every aspect of...

[Update: Watch GT 2 launch date] Huawei Kirin A1, Huawei’s first dedicated chipset for wearables, will launch in India next month

The uncertainty due to the Sino-US trade conflict has led to much confusion about GMS (Google Mobile Services) support on Huawei and Honor smartphones. Despite exciting announcements like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Honor 9X, the availability of these smartphones has been limited to only certain regions. However, the pace of innovation hasn't...

OnePlus Gallery 3.7.19 now lets you sort photos by when they were added

Each OEM has their own take on their photo saving and picture-backup experience. Some have a simple, old-fashioned gallery app that displays pictures saved on your device and not much more. Then, we have devices that ship only with Google Photos, Google's own alternative which includes cloud saving and a number of AI features complementing...

[Update: Face Tagging Rolling Out] Google Photos 4.32 tests Manual Face Tagging and account switching gesture

Earlier this year in July, Google Photos product lead, David Lieb, revealed a couple of upcoming features for the app. Among these was the ability to add manual face tags, but Lieb didn't confirm when the feature would be released. We recently discovered strings of code hinting towards manual face tagging in a teardown of...

EasyMonitoring lets you remotely monitor the battery, storage space, and temperature of all your Android devices

If you own a lot of Android devices, you may find it difficult to keep track of them all. EasyMonitoring is an app that makes this pretty simple, hence the name. Created by XDA Senior Member easyjoin, this app allows you to remotely monitor things like the battery level, storage space, and battery temperature of...

Customize the Razer Phone 2 with custom boot splash screens [Root]

The Razer Phone was the device responsible for kickstarting several current trends seen in modern smartphones these days, including the gaming smartphone trend as well as the high refresh rate trend. It is also, for a change, a surprisingly developer-friendly device, and the same can be said for its successor, the Razer Phone 2. That...

Google’s Messages app adds a Verified SMS feature that verifies texts from businesses

Google keeps testing new features for all of its Android apps. Before a new feature is rolled out to the app, its often tested internally by the company's employees. While these internal tests are always inaccessible to the average user, at times we manage to enable them before public release. For instance, we recently discovered...

[Update: Realme issues clarification] Realme is likely to spin off from OPPO to become an independent company

Back in May last year, Oppo formed Realme — a new online exclusive subsidiary of the brand — and launched the Realme 1. A couple of months down the line, the company's vice president and head of its overseas business resigned and established Realme as a new technology brand. Over the last year, Realme has...

Realme X2 Pro update brings camera and 90Hz refresh rate improvements

Earlier this month, Realme launched its first true flagship — the Realme X2 Pro — in India. The device packs in top-of-the-line specifications, including a Snapdragon 855+ chip, up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, and a high refresh rate 90Hz AMOLED display. Since its launch, Realme has rolled out an update...

Amazon Assistant helps you check prices on Amazon while shopping on other sites

One of the best parts about shopping online is the vast variety of deals and offers you get from retailers. But getting a bargain on eCommerce websites could be a bit of a chore, especially with all the websites offering different deals on the same product. In a bid to simplify the process of hunting...