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Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 brings Android 10 to NVIDIA SHIELD TVs

Towards the end of last month, NVIDIA rolled out SHIELD Software Experience 8.2 with several improvements for its SHIELD TV lineup of devices. The update introduced enhancements for the AI upscaler feature on the 2019 SHIELD TVs and new customization options for the SHIELD remote's menu button, along with improved IR and CEC volume control...

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Hands-on Preview: 144Hz Screen is so Smooth

I have always been a fan of Xiaomi phones. In the past, the adoration was mostly value-driven: the company's hardware wasn't quite at the level of big dogs like Samsung and Huawei, but the devices were significantly cheaper than the competition that I had no choice but to admire them for their value. My logic...

Xiaomi launches the Mi Watch smartwatch and the Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN globally

Xiaomi has launched the new Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, and the new Mi 10T Lite at its launch event today. But that is not all -- Xiaomi is also using this opportunity to introduce to the world its new Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN, and the new Mi Watch.Mi Watch Xiaomi is launching a...

Xiaomi unveils the Mi 10T Lite with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G and 120Hz display

Alongside the launch of its latest flagships Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro earlier today, Chinese OEM Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 10T Lite. The mid-range device is a follow-up to the Mi 10 Lite 5G from earlier this year and it packs in Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 750G mid-range 5G chipset. The smartphone features a design...

[Update: Rolling Out] Facebook merges Messenger and Instagram chats on Android and iOS

Back in January last year, we learned that Facebook's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, planned to unify the infrastructure of all three of the company's messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. Even though reports from late last year suggested that the US Federal Trade Commission was planning on an injunction against Facebook's interoperability...

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 and 144Hz displays

Xiaomi's Mi 10 series has been the company's best attempt at top-tier smartphones, with the Mi 10 Ultra being one of the most overkill smartphones from the Chinese OEM. The series is wide and varied though, with devices like the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in the flagship territory and devices like the Mi...

WhatsApp tests redesigned Storage Usage section in latest beta release

Facebook-owned popular messaging app WhatsApp has been testing a host of new features over the last couple of months. Previous beta releases of the app have shed light on some of these features, including multi-device access, search by date, better storage usage tools, expiring messages, a "Mute Always" option for chats, and more. Recently, we...

Paranoid Android Quartz 5 adds support for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi 6X, adds DC Dimming and other features

Over the last couple of months, the Paranoid Android team has released a couple of Android 10-based builds of the popular custom ROM. With each new build, the team has added new features to the custom ROM and extended support to more devices. With the Quartz 4 release last month, the team added support for...

Xiaomi Mi Box 3 finally receives its stable Android Pie update

Xiaomi rolled out the long-overdue Android 9 Pie beta update for the Mi Box 3 earlier this year in August. The update, which measured in at just 620MB, brought Android Pie to the Android TV box and introduced support for the Mi Remote app. Now, Xiaomi is finally releasing a stable version of the update...

Samsung teases a new Good Lock module called Keys Cafe to customize the Samsung Keyboard app

Samsung's Good Lock suite of customization tools recently received two exciting new modules — Pentastic and Wonderland. In case you missed our coverage of these modules, the new Pentastic module lets you theme the S Pen experience on your Samsung device and the Wonderland module lets you create live wallpapers from any still image of...

Vivo beats Google to launching the first phone with Android 11

In a little over 12 hours from now, Google will announce the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 at its Launch Night In event. Thanks to numerous leaks, we pretty much know everything there is to know about the two phones, including the fact that they'll both launch with the latest version of Android, Android...