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Google Meet video conferencing now available for free for everybody

Hangouts is among the few Google apps that remained elusive of Google's impulse to kill apps. For quite a few years now, Google has been signaling its desire to shut down Hangouts but instead of an abrupt end, the tech giant is simply rebranding Hangouts and giving it a corporate tough by splitting it into...

Walmart is launching more cheap Onn tablets, this time with Android 10 on board

Over the last couple of years, the Android tablet market has seen a steady decline. Despite the fact that there are several players in the Android ecosystem, Samsung and Huawei were the only major manufacturers offering Android-powered tablets up until last year. This changed when U.S. retail giant Walmart entered the Android tablet space with...

The Motorola Edge+ is the first phone with Imint’s new Vidhance stabilization tech

Motorola finally unveiled the much-awaited Motorola Edge+ and Motorola Edge last week. In the past few years, the Lenovo-owned company had focused largely on selling budget and mid-range phones. The last true flagship from Motorola was the first-gen Moto Z, which was launched all the way back in 2016. Since then, there wasn't any contender...

#HDD HUAWEI Developer Day is Livestreaming on April 30th

Huawei Developer Day (HDD) is back, and this time Huawei will be focusing on the gaming industry – discussing the latest technologies, trends, tips and techniques. They will also share more about HMS Core, HMS Capability and AppGallery Connect, as well as topics that matter most to you. The session will be held through a live...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is the first smartphone SoC to support AV1 hardware decoding

Paying attention to a codec while listening to your favorite track or watching a movie on one of the many streaming services out there might not be your cup of tea, unless you discover how a specific codec can indirectly help you save a considerable amount of data while binge-watching Netflix. Yes, we are talking...

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ may be coming in a new Deep Blue color

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are the second generation of truly wireless earbuds from Samsung. Launched beside the Galaxy S20 series earlier this year, the Galaxy Buds+ are available in four solid colors – Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black, white, and red. In addition, a special variant is also included in the limited edition Samsung Galaxy Z...

Waze is finally testing lane guidance for navigation

Google-owned navigation app Waze has improved leaps and bounds over the last few years. The app has received some major updates since its launch, with Google adding highly-requested features like Google Assistant support, a dedicated motorcycle mode, support for 7 new music streaming services, and more. However, despite constant requests from the community, Google has...

The Honor 30 series is coming to Russia next month with a localized voice assistant and the Kirin 985R

The Honor 30 series made its debut in China, starting off with the Honor 30S, and then following it up with the Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+. The focus of the Honor 30 series is superior and versatile camera performance while maintaining the rest of the smartphone package to a standard....

CarbonROM releases its Android 10 custom ROM for 13 Google, Xiaomi, and OnePlus devices

In a blogpost, the CarbonROM team has announced the release of first official Android 10 based builds for Xiaomi, OnePlus, Essential and Nexus devices. The new CarbonROM revision 8.0 is codenamed PAX, after the Latin word for peace. This new release not only bumps up the Android version officially, but it also brings along the...

MIUI 12 Hands-on: 12 interesting new features added in Xiaomi’s Android OS

Xiaomi's custom Android skin, MIUI, may not even remotely look or function like stock Android, but that's what makes it one of the most popular third-party skins out there. MIUI is full of useful features, which are sometimes much better than their stock Android counterparts. Xiaomi also adds exciting features that often inspire Google to...