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Google has removed 25 apps from Play Store for phishing Facebook credentials

Android powers more than five times as many smartphones and tablets as iOS. As a result, the number of apps on the Google Play Store is considerably higher than Apple's App Store and that makes the app review process less rigorous for Android. Predictably, that allows many malicious apps to pass through the review process...

How to access Samsung DeX mode on Linux and Chrome OS

Google has yet to offer a full-fledged desktop interface in Android, but you can access the hidden barebones version of it on some devices running Android 10. A handful of OEMs, on the other hand, offer their own implementations of the desktop mode, and Samsung's DeX is inarguably the most polished and feature-rich option among...

[Update 2: Launching on July 21] It sure sounds like the OnePlus 8 Lite/OnePlus Z will be called the OnePlus Nord instead

OnePlus burst onto the smartphone scene by making affordable phones with impressive specifications. However, as time has gone on, OnePlus devices have begun to creep up in price. We've been hearing about the company's return to affordable phones with the rumored OnePlus Z/OnePlus 8 Lite. Evidence is starting to pile up to suggest the phone...

OnePlus Launcher 4.5.6 adds toggle to switch between Google Discover and OnePlus Shelf

Shortly after the launch of the OnePlus 8 series earlier this year, we learned that the company was replacing the OnePlus Shelf feature on its flagship devices for this year with the Google Discover Feed on the 'minus-one' screen. However, the Shelf made a reappearance with a recent update of the OnePlus Launcher, when the...

[Update: APKMirror Source and Split APKs] Huawei’s Petal Search is a search engine that helps you find and download apps and games

Ever since the U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict U.S. companies from supplying products and services to Huawei, the road has been difficult for the Chinese smartphone brand. The most damaging fallout from the executive order was the fact that Huawei could no longer ship new smartphones and tablets with Google...

OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review Comparison – The Quest to Attain Parity

Since 2011, Samsung has been the world's best-selling Android smartphone brand. Simultaneously, Samsung has also held the distinction of being the world's top premium Android smartphone brand. Over the last four years, Huawei mounted a serious challenge to Samsung by achieving second place in both the aforementioned rankings and began to quickly close the gap...

Xiaomi is working on another smartphone with a 108MP camera, and it may come to India

Last year, we broke the news that Xiaomi is working on at least four smartphones with the then-newly launched 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. These four phones came to us in the form of the Mi Mix Alpha (draco), Mi Note 10 Pro (tucana), Mi 10 (umi), and Mi 10 Pro (cmi). At that...

OnePlus TV update adds support for OnePlus Connect on iOS, Data Saver Plus, and Kids Mode

OnePlus entered the smart TV segment in India last year with the launch of two 4K QLED TVs. The premium Q Series TVs (review) were launched at a starting price of ₹70,000 (~$990 at the time) and were heavily criticized for their exorbitant pricing. In response, OnePlus recently launched two new affordable smart TV series...

LG V60, LG V50S, and LG G8S bootloader unlocking support is now live

LG's bootloader unlocking policy isn't favorable to users interesting in modding or rooting their phones. The company selectively whitelists a handful of devices in certain regions, often leaving users at the mercy of temporary exploits such as in the case of the LG V50 ThinQ. Luckily, LG is now adding official support for bootloader unlocking...

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Review: Comfortable Earphones with Exceptional Battery Life

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are entry-level Bluetooth earphones, built upon OnePlus's philosophy of offering a unique product experience at a competitive price. Launched alongside the OnePlus 8 series in April, the new wireless neckband earbuds retain some of the key features of the more premium Bullets Wireless 2 while also bringing improvements of its...

How to install custom ROMs or GSIs on Samsung Galaxy devices without TWRP

Samsung ships its "Galaxy" branded smartphones and tablets highly modified Android software builds, the latest generation of which is known as One UI. Besides all the UI/UX related differences from stock Android, there is one specific feature that makes Samsung's Android devices very unique compared to devices from other manufacturers. The Korean OEM substitutes the...

Realme Buds Air Neo Review: A distinctly average pair of TWS earbuds

Realme's vision of becoming a tech lifestyle brand is slowly coming to fruition. Since its debut back in 2018, the technology brand has launched some great smartphones in a variety of price segments, along with TWS earphones, a fitness band, a smartwatch, and smart TVs. Realme's foray into the TWS earbuds segment has been quite...