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[Update: Transparent Edition] GameBench offers your first look at the Nubia Red Magic 5G and 144Hz gaming

Several companies have gone ahead with their announcements that were supposed to take place at Mobile World Congress this week. Nubia isn't one of them, as they originally planned to announce the Red Magic 5G this week but have postponed the launch until a future, unspecified date. Just yesterday we caught our first glimpse at...

Samsung’s Clock app on the Galaxy S20 lets you set Spotify as the alarm

After weeks of leaks and rumors surrounding its flagships for 2020, Samsung finally lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 series early last month. Much like last year, the company launched three devices as part of the series, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you'd expect, the smartphones feature top-of-the-line...

Your rooted Android phone can jailbreak an iPhone with checkra1n

A lot of us here at XDA-Developers.com actually chanced upon the forums for the first time when we were looking to root our Android devices. After all, our forums are over 17 years old at this point, and currently, boast of over 10 million members who have created more than 3.4 million threads and 77...

Major Google Photos redesign removes hamburger menu and moves search to bottom bar

Google offers a variety of different apps on the Play Store and while a lot of these apps are pretty great, none of them stack up to the might of Google Photos. The machine learning-powered gallery app from Google offers a ton of useful features and Google keeps on improving the app with more features...

OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8 Lite could launch next month

Just a few days after the launch of the OnePlus 7T (review) and OnePlus 7T Pro (review) last year, we started seeing leaks about OnePlus' next flagships — the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. At the time, leaked renders of the devices revealed that the company was also taking the Samsung route and...

PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 adds Hardcore Mode, Death Replay, and more

Earlier this year in January, PUBG Mobile rolled out update v0.16.5, kicking off Season 11 for the game and introducing a new Arena map and Domination mode. Now, the game is receiving yet another massive update in preparation for its second-anniversary celebrations. PUBG Mobile v.0.17.0 has already started rolling out on the Play Store and...

aodNotify lets you preview notifications on the Samsung Galaxy S20 and other Samsung devices on Android 10

Samsung just launched its flagship Galaxy S20 series, and while the devices are packed to the brim with features, there's one thing that's missing on all three devices — a notification LED. Even though the devices do have an edge lighting feature for notification alerts, the feature only works when the screen is turned off....

Google starts rolling out a redesigned player page for YouTube Music on Android

YouTube Music is the default music app for Google-certified Android devices, so it has a lot of potential for growth. However, retaining users for more than a few minutes requires the app to have killer features like uploading your own music, showing lyrics for songs, and a sleek music player UI that shows the album...

Chrome OS 80 rolls out with Debian Buster for Linux installs, Android app sideloading support, and better tablet mode preparations

Yesterday, Google announced on the Chrome Releases blog that Chrome OS version 80.0.3987.128 is rolling out for Chromebooks on the stable release channel. After briefly pausing the rollout for an undisclosed reason this morning, the Chrome OS 80 stable update is once again rolling out to most supported Chromebook devices. Here are the most important...

Chrome OS now supports Netflix picture-in-picture video and prepares to add support Ambient EQ on more future devices

Chrome OS is ever-evolving and Google has taken to its blog to detail some of the newest features. The blog post outlines Ambient EQ, a feature we've talked about before, and Netflix picture-in-picture mode. These are two features that should improve the media consumption experience. First, let's talk about Ambient EQ. This is not to be...

WhatsApp finally rolls out Dark Mode for Android

The story of Dark Mode for WhatsApp is a long one. We've been writing about Dark Mode coming to the app since all the way back in 2017. In the time since there have been multiple instances of the company testing and preparing to roll it out. Today is finally the day. WhatsApp for Android...