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Facebook launches tool to let users transfer photos & videos to Google Photos

In its heyday, Facebook was the go-to social media platform for anyone looking to connect with friends online. Almost everyone you knew had a Facebook account and it was the easiest way to connect with new people without giving out your phone number. Even though the numbers suggest that Facebook is still growing at a...

December 2019 security patches roll out with Pixel Themes, gesture navigation in 3rd-party launchers, & more

Today is the first Monday of December, which means Google is rolling out its monthly Android security patches. These monthly updates are pretty random in what features are included. Some months there's nothing of note, while other months include some important things. December has brought a treasure trove of features to the Pixel family. Typically, Google...

T-Mobile’s 5G network goes live, OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition available on December 6th

Last month, T-Mobile announced its plans for rolling out its 5G network (among other post-Sprint merger plans). Today, the company went ahead and flipped the switch for its 5G network, though no one can actually use it until later this week. The network currently covers "200 million people" in the US, and for starters, customers...

Samsung Theme Park is a Good Lock module that lets you theme One UI

Samsung's Good Lock is a one-stop-shop for all your One UI customization needs. The app features several useful modules that let you personalize your phone's UI and make it your own. Earlier this year in April, Samsung updated the Good Lock modules to bring a new slim recent apps section in the TaskChanger and Quick...

Realme 1, U1, C1 and Realme 2 will not be updated to ColorOS 7 and Android 10

Late last month, Realme revealed the ColorOS 7 release timeline for a few of its devices. As per the schedule, the Realme 3 Pro, XT, X, 5 Pro, and X2 Pro will get ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 in the first quarter of 2020, with the Realme 3, 3i, 5, 5s, and 2 Pro...

Xiaomi prepares to add document and ID card scanning, video tags, and HEIC support to MIUI 11’s Camera

Back in September this year, Xiaomi first unveiled MIUI 11 at a launch event in China. The company's updated Android skin introduced a ton of new features and visual improvements, including a completely redesigned UI, new font, updated Always-On Display, and more. While Xiaomi has already rolled out a stable version of MIUI 11 to...

XDA’s Global Cyber Monday Best Value Recommendations – OnePlus 7T for only $499.99

Black Friday has passed but the shopping spree continues with Cyber Monday. There are still plenty of deals if you've missed last week's offers. Below are some of them. And to help our readers, we’ll also be kicking off a new Daily Best Value Recommendation series from XDA that will be updated frequently. Here, our...

Graphic design for Android developers: Creating the ideal app icon

No matter what marketplace or service an app is distributed through, its app icon is the first thing a prospective user would notice. First impressions are of paramount importance when trying to reel in new users, which means that icons are key components of any application. And, regardless of the intent of the app, creating...

ZTE unveils its MiFavor 10 skin based on Android 10

With the Android 10 rollout picking up pace, OEMs have started releasing updated versions of their Android skins. While some manufacturers like Xiaomi and OnePlus have already released updated versions of OxygenOS and MIUI for a couple of their devices, others like OPPO have just announced their Android 10-based skins with plans to roll them...

LG starts rolling out the stable Android 10 update for the G8 ThinQ

Early last month, LG launched an Android 10 preview for its current flagship — the LG G8 ThinQ — in South Korea. The preview allowed users to experience all of the cool new features released in Android 10 on their device and it also included a couple of additional UI changes. For instance, the Android...

How to enable Pixel 4’s Live Caption feature on older Pixel phones and other rooted Android 10 devices

For users who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, Google's new Live Caption tool in Android 10 could be really useful. This tool was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, and what it does is automatically provide captions for audio that's playing on your device. It works with videos, podcasts, audio messages, and other supported media...