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First Look at Nearby Sharing – Google’s AirDrop Clone for Android

Apple's AirDrop feature has become synonymous with ecosystem synergy, as it makes the task of transferring files across Apple devices a trivial affair, eliminating the need to rely on any third-party solutions. In this area, even the best Android phones have lagged behind, because the open-source OS has had to rely on third-party solutions to...

Google App 10.93 prepares an incognito in-app browser, contact name pronunciation, and more

Google offers a variety of different apps on Android, but no app single app from the company is as versatile as the Google App. The app offers several services and is home to Google Search, Google Discover, Google Podcasts, Google Assistant, and Google Lens. And as a bonus, the company keeps adding more new features...

TWRP is now officially available for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

For many of us enthusiasts, after unlocking the bootloader, the next step almost always involves replacing the stock recovery with a custom recovery like TWRP, enabling us to enjoy custom ROMs and other mods on our devices. One of the reasons why TWRP is so widely popular compared to other custom recoveries is the sheer...

Samsung is working to integrate Google Duo into One UI’s Messages app

Google Duo is one of the most popular video calling apps on Android. It was released along with Allo in 2016. While Allo was retired in favor of RCS in Android Messages, Google Duo has survived the test of time and has become a success story. It remains Google's first-party video calling app on Android...

Open GApps releases flashable Google app packages for Android 10 custom ROMs

If you want to use any app that requires Google Play Services on a custom ROM, you'll most likely need to flash a separate Google apps package or GApps after flashing the ROM. This step is something that most custom ROM developers require you to do in order to avoid legal challenges with them building...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip rumored to have dual 12MP cameras, wireless charging, Snapdragon 855+

The last few weeks have been flooded by Samsung leaks and rumors thanks to our very own Max Weinbach. Most of the attention has been given to the Galaxy S20 series, but we shouldn't forget a new foldable phone is also on the way. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has shown up a couple of...

Motorola starts releasing the Android 10 stable update for the Moto G7 Plus

Motorola has started rolling out the Android 10 stable update for the Moto G7 Plus in Brazil and Mexico. The update first rolled out as a beta soak test last week in the company's traditional manner for phased roll-out of software updates. Now, Motorola's support page in Brazil states that the update is being rolled...

Honor will focus on larger pixels instead of more megapixels for its flagships

Huawei's presence on the US Entity List has resulted in serious issues for its smartphone business. The company is still banned from using Google Mobile Services (GMS) on new device launches, which means that it has been forced to promote its alternative HMS ecosystem for phone launches going forward. Four months after its announcement, the...

Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones

Competition is huge in the phone industry, as we all know. Previously, the competition used to be restricted to hardware and who could have the best android phone hardware, but we've progressed from that era. The area of real competition now is with software, and the software experience can now make or break purchase decisions,...

Microsoft publishes a preview SDK for making dual-screen Android apps

At Microsoft's Surface event last year in October, the company showcased the Microsoft Surface Duo — a dual-screen Android smartphone. The device featured two 5.6-inch displays connected by a 360-degree hinge, which is quite unlike any foldable smartphone we've seen so far. While there's still a long way before Microsoft releases the device to the...

OxygenOS 10.3.1 rolls out for the OnePlus 6/6T with tons of bug fixes

Last month, OnePlus began rolling out the much-awaited Android 10 update to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. However, the initial rollout had to be paused multiple times following the reports of some serious bugs and stability issues in the early builds. A quick-fix in the form of OxygenOS 10.0.1 was rolled out shortly after...

[Update: Confirmed] Vivo’s iQOO brand may soon launch a high-end gaming smartphone in India

Chinese OEM Vivo is known primarily for its mid-range devices. However, the company has previously released some iconic devices featuring innovative technologies, like the Vivo Nex 3 with its extreme curved display, the Vivo V17 Pro with a unique dual pop-up camera module, and the Vivo V17 which features the world's tiniest hole-punch display. Early...