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Redmi K30 Ultra is an upcoming phone from Xiaomi with a Mediatek SoC and popup camera

Xiaomi's Redmi K-series has cemented the company's position in the mid-range to flagship-range across different regions. And the Chinese OEM has really leaned into the branding this year, with multiple devices launched with different spec combinations at different price points. The run started off with the Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G, followed by...

Mi Control Center adds an iOS design flare to your Android’s Quick Settings panel

MIUI 12 is the latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android overlay for its smartphones. The updated software tenders several visual improvements to the interface. From a whole bunch of new animations to the iOS-inspired Control Center, MIUI 12 gets an entirely new persona. Xiaomi has already started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for...

Huawei’s AppGallery will soon add the Bolt ridesharing service, brings Deezer, Telegram, and more to the app store

Huawei's current predicament is no secret to anyone anymore. Ever since the company was locked out from pre-loading the Google Play Store on its newer devices because of the executive order in the USA, Huawei has been on a quest to bolster its homegrown AppGallery app store to serve as the complete replacement of the...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Samsung Galaxy J7 2015, drops support for the Realme 3 Pro

After dealing with a security breach early this year in May, the LineageOS team finally got back on track with LineageOS 17.1 releases for new devices last month. The team added support for 5 Motorola devices and 5 Xiaomi devices, including the Moto G 2015, Xiaomi Mi 5, Moto G4 Play, Xiaomi Mi Mix, and...

Huawei’s “Apps UP” contest puts up $1 million in prizes for the best apps and games using HMS Core

The trade restrictions imposed on Huawei by the US have forced the company to lay more emphasis on developing its own products. Over the last year, the company has managed to set up an ecosystem of alternative products to replace all of Google's products that it currently doesn't have access to. These include HMS Core,...

T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s legacy 5G network

Sprint and T-Mobile continue to shift things around as part of their merger that went through earlier this year. As expected, T-Mobile is now shutting down Sprint's 5G network. T-Mobile started this process back in April and has been refarming Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum to augment its own 5G network. We knew this day was coming and...

Honor launches the massive 7.09″ Honor X10 Max and 6.5″ Honor 30 Lite with the 5G MediaTek Dimensity 800

Honor, the smartphone sub-brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, is launching two new smartphones in its home market of China: the aptly named Honor X10 Max and the Honor 30 Lite. The X10 Max has a tablet-esque 7.09-inch display, while the 30 Lite has a "smaller" 6.5-inch display. One of the most interesting features...

Motorola One Fusion announced with 48MP camera and the Snapdragon 710

Motorola quietly revealed the One Fusion+ without an announcement last month and it later launched in India as well. The previously leaked non-Plus Motorola One Fusion model was nowhere to be seen, but today the company is making both devices (more) official in a blog post published today. As you can probably guess by the lack...

Android Auto for phones gets a better landscape UI for Google Maps

Google's strategy with the Android Auto phone interface has been confusing, to say the least. For a while, you could simply use the Android Auto app to get a head unit-like experience on your phone. That's still basically the current situation, but how we got here is complicated. The most recent update to the phone...

Download: Realme X50 Pro gets its first Android 11 Beta 1 build with Realme UI

Shortly after Google released the first beta build of Android 11 for the Pixel lineup, Realme announced that it would deliver a similar beta update with Realme UI to its flagship Realme X50 Pro (our review) after a month. The pattern is entirely predictable, as several Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 powered smartphones have received Android 11...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 get updated to Android 10 with One UI 2.1

One UI 2.1 is the latest iteration of Samsung's custom skin on top of Android 10, which has recently been rolled out to the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab S5e. After servicing the premium segment, the company is now bringing Android 10 to its budget tier tablets. Both the 8-inch and the 10.1-inch...

Pandora update adds a dark theme and offline podcasts for Plus and Premium subscribers

Last year, the Pandora app got its first major revamp in a long time. The app was looking a little outdated and the company hoped a refresh could breathe new life into the aging music streaming service. One feature that wasn't present in the redesign was a dark theme, despite many Android apps adding it...