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Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones announced with retractable shoulder buttons, magnetic charging connector, and Snapdragon 865

Gaming phones are part of a growing segment in the Android ecosystem. The first Black Shark was one of the first to take part in this trend when it launched in 2018. The brand followed up with the Black Shark 2 and 2 Pro in 2019. Now, the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro have...

Download: MIUI 11 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi and Redmi devices!

MIUI 11 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so an MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. MIUI 11 was announced in China in September 2019, bringing along new...

Google Chrome 82 tests a picture-in-picture button in the media control center

Google recently added a new media control tool in Google Chrome for desktops. The tool includes support for Chromecast and allows you to control casted content from the browser with just a click. Now, it seems like Google is prepping up to add a picture-in-picture (PiP) button in the media control center on Chrome, which...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Review: The True Galaxy S10e Successor

Samsung's popularity in the smartphone industry isn't easy to fathom. Since 2013, it has remained unbeatable as the world's largest brand by the volume of shipments. In 2019, Samsung phones occupied four positions out of the top ten selling smartphones worldwide, and three out of these four smartphones belong to the Galaxy A series catering...

Samsung’s budget Galaxy A21 leaks with quad rear cameras and a fingerprint scanner

Following the launch of its flagship Galaxy S20 series, Samsung is gearing up to launch a number of mid-range and budget devices. Over the last few days, some of these upcoming devices have been leaked online. These include the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, a 5G variant of the mid-range Galaxy A71, and the budget-centric Galaxy...

WhatsApp prepares to let you password protect your chat backup

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app in the world. It has over two billion users around the world and in order to keep its user base intact, the platform keeps adding new features with each successive update. Earlier this year in January, WhatsApp finally rolled out its dark theme in a beta...

[Update 3: Launch Date] OPPO teases its smartwatch with a square design

At last year's OPPO Inno Day event in China, the company confirmed that it will be launching a variety of new products in Q1 2020. The company revealed that following the launch of the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro 5G, it will be bringing a new smartwatch, smart wireless headphones, a 5G hub, and AR glasses...

[Update: Fixed in March Update] How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

New Pixel Feature Drop adds Dark Mode Scheduling, Cards & Passes to Power Menu, and more

Two months after announcing the Pixel 4, Google announced the first Pixel Feature Drop. Instead of rolling out major new features individually, Google decided to wait to unveil new features and drop them all at hence in the same update. Hence, Pixel "Feature Drop." The first one only added a few features such as auto-framing...

Verizon will carry Motorola’s flagship phone, the Motorola Edge+

Verizon is one of the biggest companies pushing 5G here in the U.S. They have several 5G-capable smartphones in their lineup and have continued to light up their mmWave 5G network in more cities. Last week, the company was demonstrating its mmWave 5G network speeds when they spilled the beans that they will be carrying...

How Monthly Android Security Patch Updates Work

Google has been publishing monthly security bulletins since August of 2015. These security bulletins contain a list of disclosed security vulnerabilities that have been fixed which affect the Android framework, Linux kernel, and other closed-source vendor components. Every vulnerability in the bulletins was either discovered by Google or disclosed to the company. Every vulnerability listed...

March 2020 security patches rolling out with fixes for Pixel devices

Today is the first Monday in March, a relatively uneventful day in most cases. In the technology world, however, the first Monday of a new month means new Android security updates. The March 2020 Android security patches include the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. The update is rolling...