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Samsung Galaxy S20 has a hidden 96Hz display mode: Here’s how to enable it

Samsung recently unveiled their Galaxy S20 lineup of smartphones. They have all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a Samsung flagship by now, including decently-performing cameras as well as top-of-the-line internals, but they also have one notable key feature, which is a high refresh rate display. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has...

Huawei P40 Pro allegedly still contains US-made components

After months of leaks and teasers, Huawei finally announced its flagship P40 series earlier this month. As you'd expect, the latest flagships from Huawei packed in some impressive hardware but they lacked one key component on the software front — Google Mobile Services. Instead of running Google Mobile Services (GMS) like all other Android devices,...

Whatsapp Beta v2.20.110 hints at upcoming multi-device support and expiring messages

WhatsApp is the world's most popular messaging app. But it has several limitations as compared to other messengers that bind you to a particular phone or Android tablet. This may change soon as WhatsApp is reportedly working on support for simultaneous usage on multiple devices. Other than supporting multiple devices, WhatsApp might also allow users...

Xiaomi releases the Redmi K30 Pro kernel source code

Xiaomi first unveiled their Redmi K series last year with the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. While the former was an upper-midrange flagship, the latter is the one that got the most attention, since it fit very snugly into the "flagship-killer" category. Early this year, we got to know the Redmi K30 lineup,...

Redmi Note 8 Pro Custom Developments: LineageOS 17.1, Google Camera port, Pixel Experience, and more

For Xiaomi, India is the company's most successful foreign market, and the Redmi Note lineup has undoubtedly contributed a lot behind this monumental accomplishment. Despite facing cut-throat competition from other companies, both the regular and the Pro variants of the Redmi Note 8 managed to make their way into the global top 10 list of...

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, and 7T Pro 5G get new OxygenOS stable updates with March 2020 patches and more

Last year, we got to know the OnePlus 7 series of smartphones. The OnePlus 7 served as little more than an iterative upgrade to its predecessor, the OnePlus 6T, but the OnePlus 7 Pro managed to raise the bar even higher for OnePlus. The OnePlus 7 Pro can be credited for helping to popularize high...

Forums are open for the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, Huawei P40 series, and OnePlus 8 series

Despite everything that has happened during the past 4 weeks, February and March were exciting months for the smartphone ecosystem. First, we saw Xiaomi announce (both in China and for the global market) their newest flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 10 and its Pro variant, with bleeding-edge hardware, a very capable camera, and equally steep...

Google Lens tests a new “Education” mode for homework help and prepares to add offline translation support

Google Lens is Google's image recognition service that delivers information from Google search based on whatever you're pointing your camera at. Last May, Google redesigned the Android version of the service by splitting the UI into 5 different scanning modes: Translate, Text, Search, Shopping, and Dining. In version 11.3.7.29 of the Google App, the app...

Microsoft is launching a Family Safety app and Microsoft Teams for consumers

Microsoft had a number of announcements to make today, some of which will make their way over to Android. The biggest news is the rebranding of Microsoft Office 365 to simply "Microsoft 365." With that name change comes a number of new features that will be available when the new plans launch next month. Microsoft 365...

[Update: LG’s statement] LG may drop the G series brand and launch a mid-range Snapdragon 765 phone later this year

LG's mobile division has been tumbling for a while; that's not a secret to anyone. And that is precisely the reason why they may be looking into shaking things up internally to renew interest. Last year, they disrupted their normal release cycle — an LG G-series smartphone by the start of the year and an...

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) starts getting its One UI 2.0 update based on Android 10

A quad-rear camera setup is not exclusive to the flagship segment anymore, as current-gen affordable mid-rangers like the Realme 6 series and the Redmi Note 9 (Pro) lineup carry it as well. Samsung actually kickstarted the trend of incorporating four individual rear camera sensors with the release of the Galaxy A9 back in 2018. In...

Telegram 6.0 adds Chat Folders to help you organize your groups and channels

Current events have put us in a situation where communication over the Internet has become a necessity. There are countless apps you can use when it comes to messaging, but one of the most popular options is Telegram. It has tons of features and gains new abilities on a regular basis. This week, Telegram is...