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Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

[Update: Rolling out widely] Android 10 “Rules” automation feature rolls out to some Pixel devices

Back in May, we discovered the first signs of a new feature in Android Q Beta 3, code-named "Routines". Strings in the SettingsIntelligence APK showed that the feature would be presented to users as "Rules", but it wasn't live for any Pixel user. Rules are Google's take on Bixby Routines, and much of the same...

Huawei exploring IndusOS’s AppBazaar app store in India as a Google Play Store alternative

It is no secret that Huawei has been having a rough time dealing with the fallout from being placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List. While their operations within China remain unaffected by this, their operations outside of China have been massively affected, especially in the smartphone market. The Entity List prevents U.S. companies...

MIUI Gallery in MIUI 11 tests adding rain and snow weather filters to videos

Xiaomi introduced a new sky replacement feature in the MIUI 11 Gallery app back in May last year. As the name suggests, the feature allowed users to replace the sky in any of their images with a different sky present on the app. The feature included a number of different presets that could give your...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 will support India’s NavIC in a future update

Back in October last year, American chipmaker Qualcomm announced support for India's NavIC Satellite Navigation system in select chipsets. Then, earlier this year in January, the company officially announced the new Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and Snapdragon 460 SoCs, with support for the Indian satellite navigation system. However, it's flagship Snapdragon 865 chip still doesn't...

OPPO launches the Reno3 Pro internationally with dual front cameras, quad rear cameras, and MediaTek Helio P95

OPPO had launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China at the very end of 2019, bringing over a good set of 5G phones to the Chinese market. While 5G is indeed the next step of evolution for smartphones, the rollout of this technology is at nascent stages in several parts of the world. In...

Redmi Note 9 launches in India on March 12

Xiaomi's Redmi Note lineup of devices is undoubtedly one of the most popular series from the Chinese manufacturers. The mid-range devices are known to offer great hardware at a compelling price and, as a result, they've been among the best selling devices from the company. For instance, the Redmi Note 7 was among the top...

Xiaomi showcases 40W fast wireless charging technology which can charge 0-100% in 40 mins

Wireless charging tech on smartphones has been around for quite a while now. However, unlike other innovations in the smartphone world, wireless charging hasn't caught up. While this low rate of adoption can be attributed to several reasons, there's one major issue that has limited the spread of wireless charging on modern smartphones — slow...

Facebook’s 3D Photos are now supported on many Android devices with single cameras

Back at Facebook's F8 developer conference in 2018, the company first announced a new feature for the platform called 3D Photos. As the name implies, the feature lets you post and view three-dimensional photos in your Facebook News Feed. The photos appear in your news feed like any other photos, but when you scroll past...

Opinion: Waterfall Displays are the Future of the Glass Slab Smartphone

Curved screens have been one of the more controversial additions to phones in the past few years. A lot of phone enthusiasts dislike the extreme curves as they pose practical usability issues. Other people swear by curved displays, claiming that the look and feel of the curves are worth the usability trade-offs. This has been...