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[Updated] Google Home app adds a dark theme, expanded Android 11 controls, unified camera feed, and more

Google Assistant users were treated to a slew of new features in the latest version of the Google Home app for Android. Version 2.27 of the app brings expanded support for Android 11's smart home power menu controls, the addition of a dark theme, a unified camera feed, and teases the ability to unlock Google...

Google, Apple introduce Exposure Notifications Express to boost participation in COVID-19 contact tracing

Exposure Notifications System is a framework developed jointly by Google and Apple that consists of an iOS and Android API and a Bluetooth Low Energy spec with the goal being to empower public health agencies to develop power-efficient and secure COVID-19 contact tracing apps. Introduced a few months back, ENS is designed to allow you...

[Updated] Zepp launches the Zepp E smartwatches in the US and UK

Huami-owned Amazfit is a well-known brand for smart wearable accessories, but now Huami is launching another wearable brand called Zepp. The Amazfit Android app has been renamed to Zepp, though besides a new name and logo for the app, nothing is changing for existing owners of Amazfit wearables. Moving forward, though, Huami will launch new...

ASUS ZenFone 7/7 Pro update adds Dual-band Wi-Fi network, Google Lens on stock Camera, improves DC Dimming and low-light photography

ASUS recently took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphones: the ASUS ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro (review). Both phones pack top-of-the-line hardware, including a 6.67-inch notchless, hole-punch-less AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, a 64MP IMX686...

ASUS updates the ROG Phone 3 with “black crush” fix, adds portrait mode support in Armoury Crate

It’s been slightly over a month since ASUS unveiled the long-anticipated ROG Phone 3, and the company has already pushed a handful of software updates for the device. The Taiwanese OEM is now back again with another bugfix update for the gaming monster with an interesting changelog. The new software, bearing version number 17.0823.2007.58, apparently...

Samsung launches the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable for $2000, on sale September 18

Earlier last month at Unpacked, Samsung teased the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to the world. This is the next generation of the Galaxy Fold series, one of Samsung's most controversial device series in recent memory. After it's original launch in April 2019 and a 6-month delay, Samsung finally managed to release it. It quickly became...

September 2020 security update rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Just a day ago, OnePlus surprised everyone by rolling out the September 2020 Android security patches through a new set of "Developer Preview" builds of Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 series. There was no sorcery involved, though, as Android Partners (i.e. major OEMs) are always notified of all Android framework issues and Linux kernel...

ZTE announces the first smartphone with a camera under the display: the Axon 20 5G

ZTE has been teasing the Axon 20 5G for a few weeks now. It's understandable for the company to heavily push this new device because it's the first commercial smartphone that brings under-display camera technology to consumers. While we already had a fair idea of what to expect from the device, ZTE has finally officially...

Pixelworks announces the i6 display processor with AI-based visual enhancements

Pixelworks is a California-based company that specializes in developing video processing technology. In the mobile industry, Pixelworks is best known for its line of display processing chips and software-based picture quality enhancements, which have been used in smartphones from TCL, OnePlus, OPPO, Black Shark, HMD Global, ASUS, and ZTE. Today, the company unveiled its new...

ASUS ZenFone 7 bootloader unlock tool and kernel source code are now available

The newly launched ASUS ZenFone 7 series retains the iconic "Flip Camera" design from its predecessor, but it does pack in a number of necessary upgrades as well. Apart from the anticipated jump to Qualcomm's latest flagship tier Snapdragon 865 (on the non-Pro variant) and Snapdragon 865 Plus (on the Pro variant), the transition from...

Discord is preparing to add screen sharing on Android

Discord’s Android client has grown increasingly feature-rich over the years, with the company adding useful improvements to the app from time to time. In its last few updates, the app has added support for QR code logins, the ability to temporarily mute certain conversations, support for slash commands, Mobile Voice Overlay, and more. In the...

Watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 here LIVE!

Samsung hosted the first Galaxy Unpacked 2020 earlier this year to launch the Galaxy S20 series, and then the second Unpacked event was hosted last month to launch the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, the Galaxy Buds Live, the Galaxy Watch 3, and gave us...