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OnePlus rolls out OxygenOS 10.3.2 to the OnePlus 6/6T with February 2020 patches

Last month OnePlus rolled out an important update to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T that fixed tons of bugs and issues users were facing after the rollout of Android 10 update. An OxygenOS Open Beta was released just two days ago which brought even more optimizations to the software and also bumped the security...

Vivo’s APEX 2020 5G is a futuristic smartphone that you can’t buy

Vivo has finally lifted the covers off its APEX 2020 concept smartphone, which packs in a ton of interesting innovations. Over the last few days, we saw a couple of leaks and teasers of the device that revealed that it features gimbal-like stabilization in the primary camera, 5-7.5x continuous zoom, a waterfall-style display, and 60W...

[Update: Mechanical gaming buttons] The Black Shark 3 gaming phone will have a magnetic charging port on the back, dual batteries, and 65W charging support

The rise in popularity of mobile gaming has prompted a number of big companies associated with PC gaming, like ASUS and Razer, to jump ship and introduce their own gaming smartphone. The segment has received significant attention from traditional smartphone manufacturers as well, who've introduced a completely new range of devices targeted at mobile gamers....

Google’s Pixel Feature Drop for March may include dark mode scheduling, Quick Access Wallet, and more

Back in December last year, Google introduced a new approach to bring feature updates for its Pixel series. Instead of rolling out new features whenever they were ready, the company adopted a more systematic approach and announced that it will be rolling out a new "feature drop" every three months alongside the Android security patches....

Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start getting Android 10 with Realme UI

Realme, a BBK Electronics-owned brand, separated from OPPO in July 2018 as it started operating as an independent brand. However, the company still used OPPO's ColorOS custom user interface based on Android for all of its phones. In 2019, it first stated that it would develop a new "RealmeOS," but the plans for the same...

[Updated] Essential Phone gets support for the Android 11 Developer Preview GSI

Earlier this month, Essential dropped the news that they were shutting down. The company would no longer continue working on its second smartphone, the Project GEM device. More importantly for customers, Essential stated they would no longer provide software support for its first and only smartphone, the Essential Phone. That meant the device, which initially...

Google Duo prepares to add captions to video and audio messages

Google Duo is one of Google's most successful communication services, which is saying a lot considering how many previous messaging services they've canned. Duo is a very simple-to-use video-calling application available for Android, iOS, and the web, and since its release in 2016, it has become the default video calling app bundled with Google Mobile...

Google Keep 5.20 prepares to let you create drawings from the lockscreen

A new version of Google Keep, Google's cross-platform service for note-taking, rolled out today on the Google Play Store. I downloaded version 5.20.081.01.40 on my Pixel 4, and after comparing the resources with the previous version, I found hints at an upcoming feature. In a future version of the Keep app for Android, you may...

New Kr00K vulnerability affects many devices with Broadcom and Cypress Wi-Fi chips

ESET, an Internet security company that offers anti-virus products, just publicly disclosed a vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips made by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability, which ESET calls "Kr00K," allows for the unauthorized decryption of WPA2-encrypted network traffic. Devices with Broadcom and Cypress FullMac Wi-Fi chips, which, according to ESET, are found in the Amazon Echo/Kindle,...

[Update: Deprecating on April 21] Google Play will let developers earn more money by having users watch ads in exchange for rewards

The games category in the Google Play Store is by far the most popular app section on Android. This isn't to say that there aren't many decent regular apps to use; we highlight multiple new releases from our community members each week. However, mobile games just get more attention from developers because of how much...

Google “profile cards” will let you control what people see when searching for your name

You may not want to admit it, but chances are you've been curious enough to Google your name. If you never have, you really should to see how much of your personal information is discoverable. You will probably find more than you'd like, and Google is preparing to roll out a tool to put some...

HTC Wildfire R70 announced with triple cameras and ancient microUSB port

HTC still makes phones. While it remains much more focused on the VR market, the company has woken up from its long slumber and announced a new phone for the Indian and Thailand markets: the HTC Wildfire X. If you want to read HTC's recent history, read this article. After months of inactivity in the...