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OPPO is selling a smartphone and several accessories with Neon Genesis Evangelion branding, but only in China

It's a common trend for Chinese smartphone manufacturers to launch special edition variants of their phones in the domestic market. While some of these special edition variants offer better hardware specifications or a transparent back, most others offer a slightly different design/color based on a pop culture reference. For instance, the recently launched Vivo iQOO...

Free Android screen mirroring app “scrcpy” adds seamless copy-paste, stay awake option, and more

Working and interacting between devices with different operating systems can be a pain sometimes. There are few first-party tools available to set up multi-platform connections, and many of them require that you own devices from the same brand. Fortunately, third-party tools are there to save the day. A free and open-source project called scrcpy allows...

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE/9 SE/9 Lite and Mi 8 Lite/Max 3 Android 10 kernel source code now available

Qualcomm debuted their 700-tier chipset series with the release of the Snapdragon 710 SoC back in 2018, and Xiaomi was the first smartphone maker to adopt it with the Mi 8 SE. Later on, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 712 SoC with a little performance boost over the Snapdragon 710, and Xiaomi once again was first in...

[Update: Official] YouTube tests video chapters to help you jump forward to specific parts

YouTube videos are available in a variety of lengths, starting from 30-second short videos and going all the way up to 12 hours, even though you can even find much longer videos from the past. While watching long content like tutorials, it is common to skip forward to the intended time. So to help with...

Google Maps is making it easier to share your location with “Plus Codes”

Addresses are something most of us take for granted. These strings of numbers and words make it easy to navigate practically anywhere. However, as magical as addresses may seem, they do have limits. Not every location has an address that can be easily shared. Google Maps is hoping to fix that with "Plus Codes." According to...

Google Chrome 84 will automatically minimize abusive permission/notification requests

Earlier this year, Google Chrome 80 started making website notification prompts less intrusive. These "quieter" notifications were enabled by default for people who typically block notification requests and on sites with low opt-in rates. Google is taking the next step on combatting websites that abuse notifications and permissions requests. There are several ways in which websites...

Google releases Android Studio 4.0 with a new Motion Editor, Build Analyzer, and more

It seems like just yesterday (if yesterday was February) that Android Studio 3.6 was released with a bunch of useful additions and needed fixes. Now, a day (three months) later, Google has pushed Android Studio 4.0 to stable with even more useful additions and needed fixes. Read on to learn more about what's new.Motion Editor The...

HMD Global launches 3 budget Nokia smartphones for Cricket Wireless

Since HMD Global licensed the rights to the Nokia smartphone brand, the company has been releasing out new Android smartphones like it's nobody's business. They've released a few high-end smartphones but they've mostly focused on mid-range and budget devices. In the U.S., HMD Global sells a lot of budget Nokia smartphones through carriers. Today, the...

OPPO Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite forums are open as both go on pre-order in Europe

OPPO recently brought back its Find flagship smartphone line with the launch of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro. Unlike the original Find X series, though, the Find X2 series also comes in mid-range variants for those who want to get a taste of the flagship experience but can't pay the high-end devices' steep...

Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with up to 8GB of RAM for $75

The Raspberry Pi 4 was announced close to a year ago. It provided amazing specs in the all-familiar credit card-sized presentation and proved to be a well-received successor to the Raspberry Pi 3. Among some of the improvements that were included with this device were a more powerful ARM SoC, a USB-C power supply, and...

Download: Xiaomi rolls out the stable Android 10 update for the Mi Note 10

The Mi Note 10 was the first phone from Xiaomi to launch with the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP camera sensor. Instead of designing a new device from scratch as a successor to 2017's Mi Note 3, the Chinese OEM decided to rebrand the China-exclusive Mi CC9 Pro as the Mi Note 10 for the...

Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 will bring Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 to high-end Android devices

By now, it's well known how crucial connectivity is for mobile devices. Without a strong Wi-Fi connection or mobile data, even the most expensive flagship smartphone has crippled functionality. These devices are only as good as their weak link, and most of the time, wireless connectivity happens to be the weak link. The use of...