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Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

[Update: Fixed] Google changes how Play Store changelogs are previewed, resulting in some awkward phrasing

The Google Play Store has received a number of updates over the last few months. Google added one-tap buttons to leave betas and more, the Google Play Pass subscription, and a brand new Material Theme redesign. That new design gave us (eventually) a Dark Theme that works with the Android 10 system setting, but it...

Hands-on with the Honor V30 Pro 5G [VIDEO]

The Honor V30 Pro was announced back in November as the company's latest flagship device. The phone is only available in China right now, but we expect a global launch (as the Honor View 30) to be announced at MWC. XDA TV's TK Bay got his hands on the 5G model ahead of the global...

[Update: Voted Passed, Law Pending] The EU will vote to force all smartphones to adopt USB-C

Since smartphones with USB-C started coming out in 2015, the standard has come a long way. Nowadays, it has become, well, the standard connector for almost all Android smartphones out there, from flagship phones to budget devices. With the exception of certain, really cheap phones and accessories, micro-USB is, for most intents and purposes, pretty...

Source: Here are the Moto G Stylus specifications and stylus features

Motorola just celebrated selling 100 million total Moto G smartphones since the first Moto G was announced back in 2013. The Moto G line has expanded significantly since its initial debut and with the 7th generation, the company released 4 different smartphones in the series: the regular, Play, Power, and Plus. In late 2019, Motorola...

ASUS rolls out an Android 10 beta to the ZenFone Max Pro M2

Earlier today ASUS rolled out an Android 10 beta to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and it looks like the company is giving the same treatment to its successor as well. The Android 10 Global Beta is now available for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 for early testing. The update carries build number 17.2018.1912.409 and...

Motorola celebrates selling 100 million Moto G phones by offering discounts

Despite the changing hands of Motorola's ownership, the company has managed to endure turmoil and remain relevant ever since 2013. With the Motorola G Stylus and the Motorola G8 series set to arrive on the market, the company seems to be doing better than ever. To celebrate selling 100 million Moto G Phones over the...

[Update 2: More Details] ZTE rolls out Android 10 for the Axon 10 Pro in Europe

Google rolled out Android 10 in September last year and since then most manufacturers have released Android 10 based ROMs for their devices. OnePlus and Essential were among the first to roll out Android 10 based ROMs for their devices and they were soon joined by Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, and more. Some manufacturers like OPPO...

UFS 3.1 announced with improvements in speed and power efficiency for flash storage chips

Universal Flash Storage, known as UFS, is the flash storage standard that is used in flagship phones and upper mid-range phones. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first phone to use UFS storage in 2015. In the years since, it has slowly been spreading to lower-cost segments of the market, to the point where the...

Nubia’s next Red Magic gaming phone may support 80W fast charging

Nubia is a China-based company that is primarily known for making gaming phones. Previously, it was a subsidiary of ZTE, but since 2017, it's considered to be an independent associate company after ZTE reduced its stake in it to 49.9%. In 2019, it released the Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone (review), which was an...

Huami Amazfit T-Rex Review: A Smartwatch that’s Durable in Build and Battery

Hinted by its namesake, Amazfit and its products are all about assisting you in your fitness goals and improving your well-being. Amazfit's new smartwatch, the T-Rex, is the health-tech company's rugged offering: it's meant to be a companion that is capable of withstanding the elements while you're out on your adventures.Specification Amazfit T-RexDimensions47.7 × 47.7 ×...

10 of the Best VPNs From 2019 That Are Still on Sale

Over the past year, digital privacy has regularly made the headlines. As a result, we are much better educated about how big companies and governments collect data. If you would like to keep your web history private or disappear completely online, using a VPN is a must. Here are some of the best providers from...