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Half the world’s population has a smartphone, says a new report

Smartphones are everywhere. It’s pretty rare to come across someone who doesn’t have a smartphone, and a new report sheds light on just how rare that actually is. According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, roughly four billion people in the world are currently using a smartphone. In other words, half the human population has...

Google partners with Unity to bring the game engine to Chrome OS

Unity is one of the most popular game engines around, powering games on a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems. Unity games created for Android (and published on the Play Store) can already run on most Chrome OS devices through the built-in Android runtime, but now Google and Unity are partnering to make...

These are the Best Messaging Apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and more!

Instant messaging has revolutionized the way the world works. Most of us got our first spin with it during the height of MSN Messenger from its launch in 1999. Now the rise of smartphones has changed the way instant messaging works again. However, there's not a single, one-size-fits-all solution for messaging just yet. There are...

Microsoft might have teased the Windows 11 launch date

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 last week, it said that it would be coming this holiday season. As it turns out, the firm may have teased a specific Windows 11 launch date, which would be October 20, 2021. That was the date seen in the taskbar in the press images, as spotted by The Verge. There...

TCL brings the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE to the US

TCL today announced a trio of smartphones — TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 SE — for the US market. TCL first showed off these phones at CES 2021 and subsequently launched them in the UK and European markets a few months later. Now the company is finally bringing them to the...

Leaked OnePlus Nord 2 renders showcase its design

After launching the OnePlus Nord CE earlier this month, OnePlus is now gearing up to launch the OnePlus Nord 2. Over the last few months, we've seen quite a few leaks about the device that have revealed some of its specifications. We've learned that the OnePlus Nord 2 might be the company's first phone with...

Google highlights a “new look for Discover” on Android 12 and tests news showcase integration

In April this year, we got our first look at the updated Google Discover UI in Android 12. At the time, the redesigned UI was only available for a handful of users. But it's now rolling out to more users running the Android 12 beta release. The company is currently running a promo that highlights all...

Honor confirms its next flagship phone will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus launch earlier today, Honor announced that it would soon launch a phone with the new flagship chipset. The company's Present of Product Line, Ms. Fang Fei, released a statement saying that the upcoming Magic3 series will feature the new flagship chipset. After splitting away from Huawei late last year, Honor...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus brings faster CPU and AI performance to flagship phones

Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship chip, Snapdragon 888, in December of 2020. Since its launch, the new chip has made its way to many flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S21 series, Mi 11, ROG Phone 5, Xperia 1 III, and iQOO 7 Legend, to name a few. While Qualcomm previously launched a single flagship...

Telegram update brings group video calls and animated backgrounds

Telegram rolled out a significant update on the beta channel earlier this month that enabled video and screen sharing support in group calls. The feature is now rolling out to users with the latest stable update, along with a host of other additions. Here's a brief rundown of everything new in Telegram v7.8: Group video calls With...

XDA Basics: Does your Android smartphone need an antivirus app?

Android is not just the biggest mobile operating system in the world, it's the biggest OS -- period. Such a large user base makes it a juicy target for cyber-criminals, which is why there are often reports about Android malware, adware, and other not-so-nice things. Such reports make people afraid and they rush to the...

Google is putting autoplaying video ads on the Google TV home screen

Google TV is the new interface that runs on top of Android TV. While it’s currently only available on the new Chromecast and a handful of TVs, it will eventually replace the current Android TV interface. The new interface emphasizes content discovery and recommendations. It has a "For you" tab that highlights trending shows and...