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POCO M2 Pro launched in India with Snapdragon 720G, 5000mAh battery and 33W fast charger

POCO, an independent offshoot from Xiaomi, has just announced a new smartphone in India. Dubbed the POCO M2 Pro, the latest entry in the POCO lineup is geared towards the budget segment. The phone is priced very competitively and offers a premium design, a quad-camera setup, a sizeable battery, and a 33W fast charger. POCO M2 Pro:...

Xiaomi is testing a Google Camera-like astrophotography mode in the MIUI 12 camera app

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 adds many new flavors to the UX on Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones. Although the Android skin has already started rolling out to some devices globally, that doesn't prevent Xiaomi from experimenting with and constantly adding new features. When it comes to cameras, Xiaomi has already added a bunch of nifty features...

Here’s your first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in the flesh

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 20 series later this year in August. However, we've already seen quite a few leaks about the upcoming flagship series that not only highlight their design but also give us a good look at their specifications. Earlier this month, we saw yet another leak of the top-of-the-line...

Galaxy Watch 3 firmware analysis: Here’s what we found about Samsung’s new smartwatch

Samsung's upcoming products tend to get a lot of attention because of how much of a splash they make on the scene. With the sorry state of Wear OS and Snapdragon Wear processors, it's no surprise that many Android fans are holding out for the Tizen-based Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 to release. Thanks to a...

Google+ is now dead as Google Currents for G Suite takes over with apps for iOS and Android

It's been a while since Google+ was in tech headlines, but today may be the last time we'll be hearing of the service. In 2018, Google announced the failed social network would be shutting down for consumers after a data breach was disclosed, and the company made good on that promise in early 2019. However,...

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now support a dark theme on Android

Last month, it was discovered that Google was working on bringing a dark theme to its suite of office apps. These dark themes weren't just for the front page of the apps either but were in fact full dark themes that also extended to the editing view. Today, Google officially announced that the dark themes...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...

How to fix fingerprint enrollment issues caused by broken persist partition on the OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus 7T Pro, and possibly others

The primary storage module on Android powered devices is divided into several partitions. For aftermarket development, the Android modding community primarily deals with a handful of partitions, such as "/system", "/recovery", "/cache" etc. OEMs, on the other hand, often use less well-known partitions to store interesting parameters, like the lock/unlock state of the bootloader. One...

Google Chrome may soon get biometric authentication for payments on Android

A couple of months ago, users discovered that Google Chrome for desktop supported "Windows Hello" for payment authentication. That means people could use their fingerprint or face to authorize payments on a Windows PC. Not many people have computers with fingerprint or face unlock yet, but most of us have those biometric security methods available...

Samsung’s next Fold will be called the “Galaxy Z Fold 2”

After all the excitement of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, we've been waiting to see the company's next "phone > tablet" transformer. The Galaxy Z Flip was a cool form factor, but the size of the Fold makes more sense for productivity purposes. We've assumed the successor to be simply called the "Galaxy Fold 2,"...

GeForce NOW is losing access to several popular games despite NVIDIA’s new opt-in policy

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW is one of the earliest cloud-based game streaming services allowing users to play demanding PC games on any device without a game-ready PC setup. The service left beta back in February 2020 and since then, NVIDIA has stayed true to its promise of adding new games to its catalog every week including...