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Google’s Android Flash Tool makes flashing AOSP builds much easier

When Google released Android 8 Oreo, they introduced a major under-the-hood change to the way the Android OS framework and vendor drivers/the Linux kernel interact with one another. This project was given the name Project Treble, and it has made it possible for Android smartphones to boot a vanilla version of Android, called a Generic...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip spec and render leak reveals Samsung’s clamshell foldable phone

The Galaxy S20 series has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, but Samsung has an arguably more exciting device on the horizon as well. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is set to be the company's second device with a foldable display. This time, however, the form factor mimics an old school flip phone,...

OnePlus will let you see its Concept One phone in-person in 10 cities around the world

There is no denying the fact that over the past few years, OnePlus has become much more ambitious. At the beginning, the company competed solely in the affordable flagship space, with the OnePlus One being one of the cheapest flagships in 2014. With each new device generation, OnePlus has been confident and audacious enough to...

Moto G8 Power render reveals familiar design, new render of Moto phone with stylus

In just a matter of days, the Moto G8 series has had two (possibly three?) new devices rumored and leaked. Things started with a leaked render of an unnamed Motorola device with a stylus. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, followed that up with some exclusive information about the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power. Now, we're seeing...

Stable Android 10 rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

In the past, Samsung used to take many months to roll out new Android version updates even to its flagship phones. Since 2018, however, the company has significantly improved its record in this field. Project Treble's contribution has made itself felt. Before, flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8...

Beta Maniac lets you manage enrolled app betas and notifies you for spots in closed betas

Google Play beta programs are amazing. Most of the time, they let you try out features ahead of their official release. And while they sometimes have their decent share of issues (there's a reason why they're a beta instead of a stable version), they're often also good enough for daily usage for more experimentative users....

The Ring Doorbell App reportedly sends a lot of data to third-party trackers

Making your home smarter will nearly always compromise on privacy in some ways, no matter how mundane that product may be. A smart home assistant such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo will undoubtedly be an aid in any home in some ways; but for many, the privacy trade-offs simply aren't worth it. But...

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy S line of Android smartphones is inarguably the company’s most popular smartphone lineup. This year, Samsung will be launching the 11th Galaxy smartphone but will be taking a break with its naming convention -- so instead of Galaxy S11, we will be getting the Galaxy S20. With Samsung Unpacked 2020 coming up next...

Moto G8’s leaked render confirms hole-punch display, triple rear cameras, and a physical fingerprint scanner

2019 was pretty exciting for Motorola and its fans. Not only did four new Motorola One devices help the company bounce back into action, the reinvented the clamshell form factor of the Motorola Razr, equipped with vertically folding display, also warranted more attention towards the company. Meanwhile, Motorola also kept churning out new smartphones in...

POCO X2 and Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G forums are now open

Back in December last year, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K30 and K30 5G in China. Out of the two devices, the higher-end Redmi K30 5G featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Building up on the design of its predecessor, the Redmi...

Google Duo update adds notes and doodles you can send to your contacts

Google launched Duo, its popular video calling app, alongside Allo back in 2016. While Allo, the messaging app, was retired in favor of RCS in Android Messages, Google Duo has been going strong. The app has received several new features over the last couple of months, including home calling and call reminders, a new low...

Motorola prepares to launch the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power with the Snapdragon 665 and Android 10

The Motorola brand we all know and love has faced a tough time in the market in recent years thanks to the rapid rise of Chinese value brands. However, the Lenovo-owned company has managed to revitalize its mobile business thanks in large part to strong offerings in the G and E lines. Moto's G line...