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GCA, an Android launcher app inspired by Chrome OS design, gets a massive rework in version 2.0

For Android users, there's an abundance of options when it comes to custom launchers. Almost every noted custom launcher brings a new flavor to the user experience. While a lot of launchers focus on giving you extra features, GCA, a custom launcher inspired by Chrome OS, takes the route of simplicity and minimalism. GCA is...

Huawei P40 Pro Hands-on [Video]

The Huawei P40 series was officially announced earlier today. This is Huawei's new photography-focused flagship series. XDA TV's TK Bay was lucky enough to get his hands on the Huawei P40 Pro. Check out his video below to get a feel for what this device has to offer! Huawei P40 Pro XDA Forums Specifications Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei...

Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+ announced with the 5G Kirin 990, 50MP RYYB camera sensor, and Huawei Mobile Services

Back in December, Huawei made plans to announce the P40 series in March. Suffice to say a lot has changed in the world since then, but Huawei is still moving forward with their announcement. The company has now officially revealed the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40+ during an online launch event. The Huawei...

Google Photos 4.45 tests ordering photo prints in Memories view, hints at premium editing features for Google One subscribers, and more

Google Photos is arguably one of the best Google apps in recent times and it shows off what machine learning can do for the end-user in an experiential and tangible form. By allowing users to back up all their photos for free, Google incentivized a large bunch of Android users to use the service. It...

MIUI Camera code suggests the Redmi K30 Pro may launch in India under the POCO brand

Xiaomi originally spun off Redmi as an independent brand to focus on the budget segment. However, they are already vying for a share in the flagship segment, thanks to the recently launched Redmi K30 Pro (code-name "lmi") and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition (code-name "lmipro"). We even stumbled upon the names of the phone duo quite...

Kernel sources available for Motorola One Zoom and Android 10 update of Moto G7 Plus

Despite all the changes that Motorola has gone through, one aspect where the brand has continued to excel in is that their devices are suitable for custom ROM and kernel development. If you can't get an update anymore from Motorola, then there's a chance there may be a custom ROM for your phone on our...

Blokada Review

Blokada is a powerful Android app that blocks ads, trackers, malware and more. The Blokaka project was started in 2016 by developers Karol Gusak. The goal was to help Android users block intrusive ads and trackers that suck up your data and invade your privacy. This project started right here on XDA and quickly grew...

Google News 5.20 tests letting you share “full coverage” links to trending news

A while back, Google took a big step to simplify their newsfeed experience with the revamped Google News Android app. It was one of the first apps to sport Google's new Material Theme design, and even then, it has matured a lot since it first launched. One appeal of the app includes the "Full Coverage"...

Samsung and Qualcomm unveil new chips to make true wireless earbuds better

Truly wireless earbuds have become one of the most popular electronics to buy since many OEMs have removed the headphone jacks from their flagship smartphones. Two of the biggest ongoing concerns over true wireless earbuds are audio quality and battery life. Thankfully, manufacturers are quick to improve their technologies for truly wireless earbuds, so they...

Bring back the notification ticker with Super Status Bar

It seems like heads-up notifications have been with us for forever now, even though they were actually introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop all the way back in 2014. Before then, though, we used to have something called a "notification ticker" that would show a preview of incoming notifications within the status bar when they arrived....

Google Play Movies prepares to add hundreds of ad-supported free movies

There are hundreds of video streaming services that allow you to watch your favorite TV series and movies at home, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and more recently, Disney+. This is one area where Google doesn't really compete. While the other aforementioned services allow you to pay a monthly fee to access all...

[Update: Screenshot] YouTube 15.12.33 prepares to add video quality preferences on Android

YouTube is by far the most popular video streaming service around the world. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people have been generally advised to stay at home as much as possible. Naturally, this has caused a spike in the consumption of videos and related media content to beat the boredom that comes along. This,...