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[Updated] OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro go on sale in the U.S. through OnePlus.com, Amazon, T-Mobile, and Verizon

The OnePlus 8 Series was announced earlier this month as the company's most ambitious smartphones yet. Notably, they include many high-end display features, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and overall fewer compromises than previous generation OnePlus phones. While you can technically use international OnePlus 8 (review) and OnePlus 8 Pro (review) units...

Clyma Weather is a simple weather app that combines data from 3 weather providers

Apple shook the tech world last month when they acquired the popular hyperlocal weather app "Dark Sky" and immediately announced they were going to discontinue the Android app. If you've been on the hunt for a good replacement, check out Clyma Weather by XDA Senior Member KDB223. It's a fresh new weather app available on...

Quick Cursor enables one-handed control on Android using a mouse pointer

Smartphones keep getting bigger, but the need to use a phone with only one hand never changes. While most of the time you may be able to use both hands, there's always going to be a situation where your other hand is occupied. Quick Cursor is a handy app that makes it easy to reach...

OnePlus Gallery 3.11.2 adds a Google Lens shortcut to analyze images

OnePlus' OxygenOS software offers a pretty decent set of first-party applications out of the box. While we're huge fans of Google Photos for its cloud backup and album organization features, the OnePlus Gallery in OxygenOS is more than suitable as an offline gallery app. It provides you with easy access to your locally downloaded media...

Google Stadia adds support for the OnePlus 8, mobile captures on the Stadia controller, and will get Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Google Stadia is quickly growing to be one of the best cloud gaming platforms, and there's no sign that Google is slowing down anytime soon. Every month, Google makes improvements to the service and announces new games. April has been one of the biggest months for new Stadia features and launches. Just a few days...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 receives update with May 2020 security patches

The Galaxy S20 lineup and the Galaxy Fold started receiving the May 2020 security patches in selected regions since yesterday, and it seems that Samsung is pretty much determined to deliver the update to other flagships in their portfolio. As it turns out, the Galaxy Note 10 is the latest recipient of the new security...

TVUsage brings Digital Wellbeing and app lock to Android TV

Digital Wellbeing was one of the best new features to come to Android in Android 9 Pie. Not everyone may be using it, but those who do acknowledge the importance of cutting down screen time on your smartphone to spend time doing more productive things. Google's Digital Wellbeing app helps you limit excessive smartphone usage...

Facebook’s photo transfer tool for Google Photos is now available in the US & Canada

Back in the early days of cloud storage, before iCloud existed and Google Photos matured, Facebook was the place to store photos online. Even if you don't use Facebook as much these days, there's a good chance you still have some photos and videos on the platform. If you'd like to move that content over...

Energy Ring battery indicator now supports many new devices from Realme, Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola, and iQOO

From "Edgeless Displays" without physical buttons to wrap-around panels boasting a whopping 180.6% screen-to-body ratio, smartphone manufacturers have tried to push the limits in the war on bezels. Putting aside those futuristic concept phones, notches and pop-up cameras are indeed useful to present a near bezel-less experience. The hole-punch design is another viable alternative to...

Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro to launch in Europe on May 8

Earlier this year in March, Xiaomi launched the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones in China. The devices featured top-of-the-line specifications, including Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage, along with some unique features geared towards mobile gamers. At the time, we had no information regarding a global launch...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 9 series globally alongside the Mi Note 10 Lite

Following the launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max in India early last month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro globally as the Redmi Note 9S. Adding on to the Redmi Note 9 series, Xiaomi has now launched the vanilla Redmi Note 9 globally at an online-only launch event....

Download: Realme devices get updates with April 2020 security patches

Most OEMs have their own customized version of Android, which is itself a compelling reason to maintain separate security bulletins besides Google's monthly Android security patch updates. However, big-name companies like Samsung usually opt for a mix of monthly, quarterly, and sometimes undefined update cycle, probably because of their vast product portfolio. Interestingly, the newcomer...