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Nintendo 3DS emulation: Official Citra for Android performance testing on the Snapdragon 865, 855, and 845

Citra, the most popular Nintendo 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android onto the Google Play Store last week, and its performance has been at the forefront of the conversation. I'm sure anybody who saw its release wondered whether they could play their favorite Nintendo 3DS games on their Android smartphone or tablet, so I've...

Back cover shows off what the cancelled Pixel 4a XL could have been

The Pixel 4a has been on our radar since late last year. At first, we were operating under the assumption that there would be a Pixel 4a XL. After all, every Pixel generation has included two sizes, including the Pixel 3a series. Eventually, it became clear that Google would not be launching an XL model...

[Update: Partnership Concluded] OnePlus removed from McLaren’s partners page, hinting there won’t be another McLaren Edition

OnePlus has been doing special editions of its phones for a few years now. The OnePlus 5T was available in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Edition and the OnePlus 6 was available in a Marvel Avengers Edition. Both of these phones were available in limited quantities and in select regions only. The company expanded the...

Huawei partners with Dailymotion to show video content in Huawei Video

Improvise, adapt, and overcome seems to be the motto for Huawei since the company was placed on an Entity List by the U.S. Commerce Department last year. The company has developed its own alternatives to Google Mobile Services and the Play Store, re-released older devices with Google Mobile Services, and has even partnered with third-party...

The Sony Xperia 1 II has a neat gaming feature that lets you charge and play without degrading the battery

Smartphone gaming has evolved to become a proper use case for smartphones, to the point that we have gaming smartphones that specifically target this audience. While smartphone gaming is definitely fun and you can easily pour in hours into it, it does have drawbacks for your phone's battery. Games require a lot of processing power...

HUAWEI HMS Core Forum Recap [May]

HUAWEI Developers is a platform ecosystem that integrates various services and resources for developers to develop and promote their apps, which is committed to serving the vast number of mobile terminal developers. Relying on the advantages of terminal channels, global platform services, and industry chain resources, it aims at openness and innovation in development, testing,...

Microsoft and Google collaborate on bringing Windows Spellcheck to Chromium-based browsers

Microsoft introduced the original Edge browser as part of Windows 10 back in 2015. The browser was the spiritual successor to the infamous Internet Explorer and aimed to offer an improved, lightweight internet browsing solution for Windows users. However, despite the improvements, Microsoft Edge wasn't as successful as the company had hoped, and because of...

OPPO starts rolling out ColorOS 7 (Android 10) updates to its Find X, Reno, K, and A series phones in India

After conducting a successful beta run, OPPO is now set to bring the stable ColorOS 7 (Android 10) to a number of OPPO smartphones. The company has started rolling out the latest version of its custom skin to Find X, Reno, F, A, and K series of smartphones in India. The update will be rolled out...

Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei sold more wristbands and earbuds in Q1 2020 despite COVID-19

Smartphone and tablet sales in the first quarter this year took a massive hit due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has the situation forced manufacturers to scale down production and delay product launches, but the financial uncertainty of it all has also led to potential buyers deferring purchases. However, that doesn't seem to...

Samsung’s Exynos 992 may be a 5nm chip for the Galaxy Note 20 with ARM’s new CPU and GPU designs

This week, ARM announced the new ARM Cortex-A78 CPU as well as the ARM Mali-G78 GPU as part of its TechDay 2020. The two succeeded last year's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU respectively. The wildcard announcement was the Cortex-X Custom program (CXC), wherein ARM announced that the first CPU made under the CXC would be...

Google’s new AR tool helps you keep 6 feet apart in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines

There's no denying that COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how we go about our daily lives. The health advisories issued in light of the pandemic necessitate social distancing, and such practices need to be ingrained deeply into our way of living, at least for the near future. But this change has been sudden, and people need...