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Niagara Launcher is a fresh take on the Android home screen, and it’s now out of beta

The average screen size of phones has grown exponentially over the last few years, making one-handed operation a struggle for many users. While some OEMs have implemented native one-handed modes in their custom Android skins to ease this issue, the problem is still widespread. Thankfully, the Google Play Store is home to several third-party launcher...

This video clearly shows why Google shelved muskie, the Pixel 2 XL manufactured by HTC

When we first heard rumors about the Pixel 2 lineup back in 2017, we learned that the company was working on two devices codenamed 'walleye' and 'muskie'. Soon thereafter, we learned about a third device called 'taimen', which led many to believe that Google was planning on launching three Pixel devices. But that didn't end...

The OnePlus Valentine’s Day sale has begun, so take advantage of discounts and free gifts for a loved one (or yourself)

That's right, it's February. Already! Time flies when you're stuck inside due to a pandemic. Or something. Anyway, OnePlus is celebrating the start of February with the OnePlus Valentine's Day sales event! From now until the 17th, you can save on phones and getting free goodies for the sweetheart in your life... even if that...

Stable Android 11 update finally goes live for Nokia 8.3 5G in several countries

HMD Global is kicking off the stable Android 11 rollout for the Nokia 8.3 5G. According to the company’s official timeframe, the Nokia 8.3 was supposed to receive the Android 11 update in Q4 2020, but it’s only now — one month later — that the company is fulfilling its promise. Better late than never,...

POCO M3 and Xiaomi Mi 10i / Mi 10T Lite receive unofficial TWRP ports

Unofficial builds of TWRP are now available for the POCO M3 and Mi 10i / Mi 10T Lite, making it possible for the owners of these smartphones to try out new custom ROMs, kernels, and other mods — as and when they become available. The unofficial TWRP build for the POCO M3 comes courtesy of XDA...

LG’s Virtoo app syncs your Android phone to your Windows PC

Among all the services that let you sync your Android phone with your Windows PC, Microsoft’s Your Phone companion app stands out for its simplicity, ease-of-use and pretty decent integration with Windows OS. With Your Phone, you can sync app notifications, make and receive phone calls, reply to text messages and access your photo library...

The Galaxy S21 Ultra offers better value than the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Is bigger better? If you ask smartphone companies — the answer is a definitive yes. Whether it's Apple or Samsung, Huawei or Oppo, the trend has been to reserve the most premium specs, the most bleeding-edge components for the largest variant of its phones. The latest big thing right now is the Samsung Galaxy S21...

Samsung launches the Galaxy M02 in India to take on Xiaomi’s Redmi 9A

Samsung on Tuesday announced a new budget smartphone in India. The Galaxy M02 is the second installation in the entry-level Galaxy M0 series and succeeds the Galaxy M01 from last year. The smartphone is primarily aimed at first-time smartphone buyers and offers modest hardware at a very low price point. Samsung Galaxy M02: Specifications Specification Galaxy M02 Dimensions and...

Microsoft Remote Desktop gets dark mode and 64-bit Chromebook support

Microsoft released a major update for its Remote Desktop app for Android in July last year, featuring a rewritten client, support for Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Connection Center experience, Android TV support, and much more. The company has now released another major update for the app, which brings a new dark mode on Android...

Firefox 85 for Android lets you play DRM content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 85 for PC and Android last week. While the update has an extensive changelog available for PC, the only change we knew about in Firefox 85 for Android was to make it easier to install extensions from addons.mozilla.org. But, as it turns out, Firefox 85 for Android includes another noteworthy change...

POCO M3 lands in India with a quirky design, better camera and even bigger battery

POCO disrupted the budget segment last year with the launch of the POCO M2, offering a quad-camera array, 6GB RAM on the base model, and a 5,000 mAh battery at just ₹10,999 (~$149). POCO is now following it up with the POCO M3 in India today (launched earlier in Europe), which is even more impressive,...

The Sony DualSense sets a benchmark for immersive controllers

The Sony PlayStation 5 offers a next-gen gaming experience and if you have managed to get one for yourself, you would know that it is not just about the new hardware and stunning 4K visuals. The PlayStation 5 also brings the new DualSense Wireless controller which is unlike any other controller on the market. Marketed...