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Google releases OpenSK, an open-source 2FA security key platform

While Google has done a lot for mobile security, a little known fact about the company is that they love to dabble with security keys. The Titan line of security keys has full integration with your Android or iOS smartphone and can be used to authenticate your login to your Google account. Google has now...

Apex Legends is still on track for mobile release

The rise of the Battle Royale genre has taken all platforms by storm. After stirring up a storm on PC, games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty swiftly made their way over to consoles and mobile devices. On mobile, the genre blew up even further, with games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty...

Huawei overtook Apple to become the 2nd largest smartphone brand in 2019

Huawei is a company that has had a rocky history. Years ago, they were a relatively unknown player in the smartphone marketplace, with their popularity being mostly limited to their Chinese home market, but recently their popularity has risen to previously unthinkable levels. Each flagship the company put out was considerably better than the previous...

ASUS rolls out an Android 10 beta update to the ZenFone Max Pro M1

Asus is updating its nearly two-year old budget phone to Android 10. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, which launched in April 2018, is now receiving an Android 10 Beta in India and France. For a budget phone that's not part of the Android One program, getting two Android platform updates is indeed great news....

[Update: MediaTek Helio G70] Realme C3 with 5000mAh battery launching in India on February 6

Realme started its journey in India back in 2018 and since then, the company has launched a great portfolio of smartphones in a variety of price segments. While the company was initially limited to budget and mid-range devices, it broke that shell late last year with the launch of its first flagship — the Realme...

Samsung opens up pre-order notifications for the Galaxy S20

Samsung typically allows customers to "reserve" their spot in line to purchase new devices. As the launch of the Galaxy S20 series approaches, Samsung has done just that. You can now sign up to be notified the instant the pre-orders open up for your preferred Galaxy S20 model. To sign up, you will be asked to...

Android Auto app adds an option to disable notification sounds while driving

Android Auto allows you to integrate your smartphone with your car, with the driver's safety of paramount importance. While it's great for allowing you to control your music, have navigation guidance, get weather reports, and more whilst driving, it's not unheard of that it can distract a driver. Until now, for example, every time you...

OnePlus joins the Wireless Power Consortium, further fueling rumors the OnePlus 8 will support wireless charging

Fans of OnePlus may be all-too-familiar with the company's stance on wireless charging. Pete Lau went on record at MWC in February of 2019 stating that "wireless charging is far inferior" to what the company can offer via wired charging. While that may have been true for the company at the time, Xiaomi launched the...

LG’s 2019 financial report reveals its mobile business is still struggling despite the company’s overall success

LG has long been one of the giants of the smartphone industry, and for the record, they are also one of the biggest companies in technology as of the current day. But recently, they have started to stall quite a bit when it comes to smartphones and Android-powered devices. As it stands, LG has lost...

[Update: Huawei Denies] Report claims Huawei will not use Google services even if US ban is lifted

Huawei experienced great success in the smartphone market in 2018 and early 2019. The company became the second largest vendor in the global smartphone market. In China, it has been the top smartphone vendor since a few years. However, the international ambitions of its mobile business were brought to a halt when the US government...

[Update: ADT-3 On Sale] Google announces Android 10 for Android TV alongside a new ADT-3 developer device

Android runs on over 2.5 billion devices around the world. Most of those devices are smartphones, but there are also millions of smartwatches, tablets, televisions, and set-top boxes. Android for TVs and STBs, also called Android TV, is much more tightly controlled by Google than Android for smartphones. Manufacturers of TVs and STBs, along with...

Xiaomi explains why under-screen cameras are far from achieving mass production

Since the time the first phones with notched displays appeared on the market, it has been clear that full-screen displays are the ultimate goal. At first, smartphones in the first half of 2018 went with a wide display notch like the iPhone X. Then the trend was to move to a smaller V-shaped or U-shaped...