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Dirac’s Android app seeks to improve the audio quality of your existing headphones

If you're deeply interested in the audio quality on your smartphone, Dirac is probably a name you've heard before. We've covered the company a few times here on XDA. Dirac is a Swedish audio research company that develops audio software used by many OEMs. There's a decent chance you'll find Dirac's technology in the device...

Download: Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro receive Android 10 updates

The Mi A3 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro are amongst Xiaomi's highlight devices for 2019. While the Redmi Note 8 Pro carries Xiaomi's mid-range portfolio on its shoulders, the Mi A3 takes charge of Android One duties, giving users an option to officially use Google's Android instead of MIUI on a Xiaomi device. Despite...

Xiaomi needs a better way to unbrick its devices instead of Authorized Mi Accounts

Over the years, Xiaomi has become the golden boy of the Indian smartphone market. From being just a starter entity in 2014 to becoming the leading smartphone OEM in the market for several quarters in a row in 2019, it's certainly been a wild ride for Xiaomi. We here at XDA-Developers have witnessed the company...

Realme Band with color display, IP68 rating, Cricket mode launching in India on March 5

The Indian fitness band market will soon heat up once again as Realme is all set to announce its first-ever fitness tracking wrist band in India. There were multiple leaks and rumors surrounding the Realme Band and now the company themselves have confirmed that they will indeed be launching the new Realme Band at their...

Huawei is testing its own Search app for its smartphones

Since the middle of 2019, Huawei and its subsidiaries have been on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, which has prevented them from licensing Google Mobile Services for new devices. For the first few months, Huawei shifted its international smartphone release strategy to focus on releasing essentially rebranded versions of its existing, precertified devices. Behind...

This is the Samsung Galaxy A11, the successor to the best selling Android phone of 2019

The tech world talks a lot about big flagship smartphone launches, but flagships aren't the phones that most people end up buying. In fact, most people aren't even buying the mid-range phones that we occasionally talk about. The real best-sellers are the budget phones, a good example of which is the Samsung Galaxy A10, which...

Samsung’s budget Galaxy A41 leaks with 48MP triple camera, headphone jack, and Infinity-U display

The Samsung Galaxy A40 launched about a year ago, and it looks like its successor is coming soon. 3D CAD renders of the Galaxy A41 have leaked courtesy of @OnLeaks, and we're also getting our first glimpse at some specifications. The Galaxy A41 makes some key improvements and shares a similar rear camera bump design with...

Google Contacts can now back up and sync contacts saved to device storage

Google Contacts is Google's first-party contacts app on Android. The app is the default Contacts app on Pixel and Android One phones, and can be downloaded for other phones via the Play Store. Over the years, it has become a feature-rich app, and its design is in conformity with Google's Material Theme guidelines. It has...

10 High-Tech Chargers to Maximize Your Space and Productivity

Every new device you purchase comes with some form of charger. However, such accessories are not always the most efficient or convenient forms of power delivery. If you would like to charge faster and save space, these options at the XDA Developers Depot are definitely worth your attention — now with up to 71% off...

[Update 3: 512GB S10 Lite for India] Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

We've been tracking the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite for a while now. The first rumors of Samsung working on "Lite" versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 popped up back in October. Since then, information and leaked renders have slowly trickled in, but today Samsung made both devices official...

Xiaomi’s Mi Browser can now save WhatsApp statuses and show your Facebook feed

In case you own a Xiaomi device, you'd know that the company offers several alternatives to Google apps on its MIUI operating system. Among these apps is the Mi Browser which is notorious for serving copious amounts of ads. In a bid to offer users a better browsing experience, Xiaomi rolled out a completely new...

Samsung is preparing a Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen support and a 5G Galaxy A71

Back in October last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 — a flagship tablet with top-of-the-line specs, AKG tuned speakers, a fantastic display, and S Pen support. In my review of the Galaxy Tab S6, I found it to be an excellent choice for artists or people looking for a portable media device, but...