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Honor 30 and 30 Pro+ launch in their first global market – Russia

The Honor 30 series made it's debut in China back in April. The series kicked off with the Honor 30S, Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+. We later learned that three of the four devices would be launched outside of China soon, starting with Russia. Now, that information has come to fruition. It's...

Google Chrome for PCs tests less annoying permission prompts

Google has been on a mission as of late to combat annoying notification requests and permission prompts. In Chrome 80, Google made a toggle for enabling "quieter" notification prompts. We saw this go a step further in Chrome 84, where abusive prompts are automatically minimized. Now, Google is testing a feature that makes other requests...

Vivo X50 series unveiled with a Gimbal Camera System, 120Hz display, and Snapdragon 865

Vivo has been steadily making inroads in a lot of key markets, including India and its home market China. The company has also been adding new products to its growing portfolio, with devices like the Vivo V19 in India and the Vivo iQOO Z1 in China, which is also the first device to run on...

Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch may keep the physical rotating bezel and monitor ECG and blood pressure

Samsung's Galaxy Watch series has arguably become the best smartwatch platform for Android users. While Wear OS still offers the best experience for Google services, Samsung's watches, frankly, just work really well. One of the features that originally made the Galaxy Watch stand out was the rotating bezel, and that feature may be coming back...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration...

NewPipe v0.19.4 brings stream fixes, Restricted Mode setting, and more to the open-source YouTube client

NewPipe, the open-source YouTube client for Android, is a great alternative to the YouTube app for those of you who don't have Google Play Services on your phone or don't want to see ads on the platform without paying for YouTube Premium. The client doesn't use YouTube's APIs and simple parses the YouTube website to...

Red Magic 5G is getting a new “Hot Rod Red” color option

The Red Magic 5G was announced back in March and its headlining feature was its 144Hz refresh rate display. The design of the device itself, however, is just as striking. Gaming phones are known for having extreme designs and the Red Magic 5G is no different. The bright colors and "X" pattern are very noticeable,...

Google Chrome’s bottom tab “Duet” experiment has likely been killed off

In a bid to make Chrome easier to use on large screen devices, Google replaced Chrome Home with the Chrome Duplex split toolbar UI early in 2018. The new UI, which was later renamed Chrome Duet in order to avoid confusion with Google Duplex, moved some UI elements closer to the bottom of the display...

At least 3 Chromium-based browsers may enable extensions support thanks to Kiwi Browser

One of the advantages of open source software is the ability to allow forks of the main projects to exist. These forks can then take a different form to gain different features. If things go right, these changes and bug fixes can also make their way back upstream to the original project and then passed...

Xiaomi Redmi 9 is launching soon – Here’s what we know so far

Following the launch of the Redmi Note 9 series earlier this year, Xiaomi's budget-friendly sub-brand is now prepping up to launch the entry-level Redmi 9 series. While Xiaomi hasn't released any official information about the Redmi 9 series yet, we do have some key details about the upcoming devices, including live images, specifications, and pricing....