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The Best Smartphone to buy in April 2021: Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and more!

On the market for a new smartphone and overwhelmed with options? Don't worry -- we here at XDA have tested almost every smartphone that sees a wide release. So here's our expert guide on the best smartphone for you depending on your need or budget. Navigate this article: Best Overall Smartphone: Apple iPhone 12 Best...

Acer Nitro 5 with 11th-gen Intel Core i5-11300H processor launched in India

Acer has been on a roll so far this year, with the company now announcing yet another variant of the Nitro 5 gaming laptop in India. The company is now offering the notebook with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core H-series processor. The newest model sits alongside the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H model, which was launched...

Telegram will soon let you schedule voice chats in channels

In March this year, Telegram rolled out a significant update that added Voice Chat support in Channels. The feature also got a couple of additional upgrades that improved the Voice Chat experience. Telegram is now rolling out another update on the beta channel that enhances the feature even further. As per a recent TestingCatalog report, Telegram v7.7.0...

Sony reportedly planning to further push the PlayStation brand into mobile gaming

Sony has been capitalizing when it comes to exclusive game titles on the PlayStation platform. It is being reported that the company is now planning to push harder into the mobile gaming market. Sony has reportedly posted a job advertisement for the position of Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios, SIE, which requires the candidate to...

The Best Android Games of 2021: PUBG Mobile, Genshin Impact, Among Us, and more!

Smartphones are the new gaming console. Where once they might have been looked down upon by gamers as the domain of casual games, like Candy Crush or Angry Birds, smartphones have become the number one gaming destination for just about any kind of gamer. Do you want to play a shooter? Google Play has those....

Google Lens comes to Google Photos on desktop with OCR for images

Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered image recognition service, is leaving the mobile bubble and is finally making its way to the desktop. As spotted by 9to5Google, Google Lens is now available on desktop inside the Google Photos' web version. At the moment, the Google Lens only allows you to copy texts from an image through optical character...

Here are all the LG phones that will receive Android 12 and Android 13 updates

After denying several rumors, LG finally announced its exit from the smartphone market earlier this month. This raised concern among many LG smartphone users regarding software support for their devices. To address these concerns, LG recently assured that it will continue to deliver three Android OS updates for all premium phones launched in 2019 and...

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 5a 5G, including expected release date

Google's Pixel 5a is set to succeed the Pixel 4a this year. While the launch is slated for later this year, it's worth setting our expectations now that we've had a taste of what to expect from this year's affordable Google Pixel smartphone. Google first launched the Pixel series almost five years ago. Much distant from...

[Update: v11.2.3.3] OnePlus says it’s working on a fix for the OnePlus 9 Pro’s overheating issues

It hasn't even been a month since OnePlus unveiled its all-new flagship lineup, and the company has already pushed three software updates for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. These updates have introduced several optimizations and improvements for the system, connectivity, and cameras on the two devices, and they've also included the latest...

Harmony is no more – Logitech will no longer make its popular universal remotes

Logitech has discontinued its Harmony line of universal remotes almost two decades after the first Harmony remote went on sale. The peripherals manufacturer shared the news in a recent post on its support website and revealed that it will stop making the universal remotes immediately. Interested buyers will still find the remotes at retailers till...

Google starts rolling out “Heads Up” in Digital Wellbeing to stop distracted walking

In November last year, XDA's Mishaal Rahman spotted an upcoming feature, called Heads Up, in a teardown of the Digital Wellbeing app. At the time, we'd learned that the feature would alert users to keep their heads up while walking to avoid any accidents. The feature has now started rolling out to Google Pixel users...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE looks like the Galaxy S21, but may cost a lot less

Samsung last year added a new member to the Galaxy S family in the form of the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). The Galaxy S20 FE turned out to be a big hit as it offered some of the best features of the standard Galaxy S20 at a much cheaper price tag. Samsung is all...