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iPhone 12 vs Pixel 5 Camera Shootout: Can Apple’s new sensor beat Google’s computational prowess?

When Google set out to make the Pixel, it probably had the iPhone in mind — a device that Google can have total say over software and hardware, one that represents the purest version of Android, and perhaps become the default Android phone. While Google never really got there — the Pixels never sold well,...

How OPPO‘s ColorOS 11 Pushes the Trend of Android Customization

OPPO has a strong selection of Android devices in 2020, and with them, OPPO has always had a big focus on software. Android 11 is the latest big release for Google's mobile operating system. To take full advantage of Android 11, OPPO released ColorOS 11 as one of the most significant updates for ColorOS to...

Google Maps 10.53.1 prepares to add a language changer and Google Assistant driving mode

Google first announced the Google Assistant Driving Mode all the way back at Google I/O 2019. After over a year, the feature finally started rolling out to some users earlier this month. However, the mode was rolled out in a partially finished state, and a couple of its features were not working as intended at...

MIUI 12 code hints at a Xiaomi foldable smartphone code-named “cetus”

Foldables have been steadily rising in popularity for the past two years. We're past the first generation of foldables, with major OEMs like Samsung having released and learned from their first set of devices. The second generation of foldables, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, are even better. With 2021 fast approaching, we're likely...

LG to reportedly launch a true flagship and a rollable smartphone next year

At CES 2016, LG showcased a prototype 18-inch OLED display that could be rolled up like a newspaper. A couple of years down the line, the company showed off a 65-inch 4K TV prototype with a similar display that could roll up to hide the TV from view. The rollable TV finally went on sale...

Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the third largest smartphone vendor in Q3

After briefly losing its pole position to Huawei in Q2 2020, Samsung has reclaimed its spot as the #1 smartphone vendor globally in Q3 2020. As per the latest smartphone market research reports from Counterpoint Research, IDC, and Canalys, the South Korean giant shipped close to 80 million smartphones in the quarter and captured a...

Intel shares architecture details on the 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPU range

Earlier this month, Intel announced that its 11th-Generation desktop processors would debut early next year. But, at the time, the chipmaker had only revealed limited details about the upcoming processor family. And while the launch is still a couple of months away, we have now received new information via a press release about the architecture...

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is proof that a great LCD is better than a good AMOLED

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and the Mi 10T Pro are Xiaomi's latest flagship-killer grade smartphones. By nomenclature, they succeed in the Mi 9T and the Mi 9T Pro, respectively. The Mi 10T duo gets a range of updates over the Mi 9T — rebranded Redmi K20 series — including the newer, more advanced, and 5G-enabled...

SmartThings Find helps you find your lost Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung introduced a new 'Offline finding' feature in its Find My Mobile app earlier this year in August, allowing users to locate their lost or stolen Galaxy devices without requiring network access on the missing device. At the time, the feature was only available in select regions. However, Samsung recently started rolling it out widely...

OnePlus 8T update to OxygenOS 11.0.2.3 optimizes 5G, power consumption, and more

OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS stable update for the OnePlus 8T that’s focused on optimizing the system, Bluetooth, and network for a better experience. One of the big changes is the optimization of OxygenOS's "intelligent 5G function", which the changelog says should extend the battery life of the 8T. In terms of overall system performance,...

POCO X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and 10 others now support augmented reality apps via ARCore

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Earlier this month, Google added support for over two dozen new devices, and even more support was added just the other week. Now, even more handsets are getting support for augmented reality apps via Google's...

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series get OxygenOS Open Beta 19/9 with October 2020 patches and front camera flashback fix

OnePlus is back again with a new Open Beta version of OxygenOS for both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series, specifically Open Beta 19 for the OnePlus 7/7 Pro and Open Beta 9 for the OnePlus 7T/7T Pro. The last stable channel update for these phones rolled out a few days ago, featuring September...