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Google’s CameraX Android API will let third-party apps use the best features of the stock camera

There's a long-running joke on the Internet that you can tell if someone's using an Android phone by the bad quality of their selfies. While the memes are definitely exaggerating quite a bit, there's, unfortunately, a bit of truth behind them. Android phones have usually been ahead of iPhones in terms of camera performance, at...

OnePlus 7T and OPPO Find X2 now support Netflix HDR video

Being able to watch TV shows and movies from Netflix at the highest possible quality on mobile depends heavily on what kind of device you have. It's not enough to have a device that has an HD or HDR display. To support playing Netflix video content in HD, your phone needs to be certified for...

Realme 6 Pro Review: A well-rounded affordable smartphone with a few premium features

Realme's number series, which started off with the launch of the Realme 1 back in 2018, has been known to offer some great budget devices. But with the Realme C series now targeting the same price segment, Realme has upgraded the number series to offer mid-range specifications at an affordable price. Following the launch of...

Android 11’s DSU Loader makes it easier than ever for developers to test apps on stock Android

A good app ecosystem is one of the most important pillars of the success of an operating system. Both Google and Apple recognize the value of having good applications on their platforms, and so both companies try to balance the needs of their users and their app developers. Users keep pushing for changes in the...

Get Network Statistics with Net Speed Indicator

XDA Recognised Developer Paget96 has developed an app that helps you monitor your network speed in real-time. Monitor your current upload and download speeds right from your status bar. This is an important feature that many Android phones just skip over. You should know your phone's data usage, as some apps can upload or download...

Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review: The standard bearer for flagship Android

Samsung's market position isn't as good as it was in the early days of Android. Relatively poor sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 series has led to the company facing serious competition at all price segments of the smartphone market. The company's dominant first-place advantage is no longer so dominant....

Developers can now test their apps on real Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip devices with Samsung’s Remote Test Lab

The life of an Android developer involves much more than just coding. After you actually finish developing features for an initial release or an update, you need to make sure your app runs well on the devices your users are going to actually use. With Android, there are tons of devices with different hardware from...

[Update: Press Renders] Alleged OnePlus 8 Pro specifications leak reveal 120Hz display, 30W wireless charging, and IP68 rating

Leaks about the OnePlus 8 series started pouring in just weeks after the OnePlus 7T's launch. Thanks to the digital renders shared by reliable leaker who is better known by their alias – OnLeaks – we have a wholesome notion about what these phones might look like. Now as we move closer to the purported...

OnePlus will finally bring an Always on Display mode to OxygenOS

We've been familiar with the concept of always-on displays since Samsung made it widespread in 2016 with the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Many smartphone manufacturers, including Google, Huawei, and Xiaomi among many others, have caught up with Samsung on this trend, but one company that has held out thus far...

Realme 3 Pro/XT and Realme 5 Pro/X Android 10 kernel source code now available

Realme devices have been competing for the mid-range crown against Xiaomi for quite a while now, and one area where Realme is trying to catch up with Xiaomi on is the former's developer-friendliness. ColorOS (or, well, Realme UI, which is still based on ColorOS for the most part) is not everyone's cup of tea on...

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G announced with Snapdragon 765G and 48MP camera

Earlier today, Xiaomi announced the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. These are the company's latest flagship devices with high-end specifications such as the Snapdragon 865 SoC, 108MP cameras, and 90Hz displays. The company also announced a more affordable phone, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G. Let's take a look at what this device has...

Realme X50 5G bootloader unlock tool and kernel source code are now available

With the launch of the Snapdragon 765/G SoC, Qualcomm helped Android phone makers foray into the affordable 5G smartphone space. Several Chinese OEMs decided to incorporate this chipset into their phones, and we already have a number of mid-range 5G phones on the market, such as the Redmi K30 5G and the ZTE Axon 11....