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The Sony Xperia Pro 1 might feature a 1-inch primary sensor

In May this year, Japanese smartphone maker Sharp launched the Aquos R6 -- the industry's first smartphone with a massive 1-inch camera sensor. The device's primary camera featured a 20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 7-element lens developed in collaboration with Leica. Soon after that, Leica launched a rebranded version of the Aquos R6, the...

MacBook Pro 16 (2021) Review: Apple finally does justice to Pros with the M1 Max

I think even diehard Apple loyalists would agree the company has a stubborn streak and doesn't usually concede -- remember "you're holding it wrong"? Nothing wrong with that, not when Apple has proven time and time again to be the maker of revolutionary products that change the course of consumer tech. If I've made a...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 series confirmed to offer 120W fast charging

The next Redmi Note lineup will take the fast charging battle in the mid-range segment to a whole new level. Xiaomi on Monday confirmed that its upcoming Redmi Note 11 series would support up to 120W fast charing. Last week, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 series would launch on October...

New Motorola-branded smartwatch with a circular display spotted on FCC

A new Motorola-branded watch may soon hit the market. Like last year's Moto watch, the new smartwatch — dubbed the Moto Watch 100 — isn't built by Motorola itself but by a Canadian company called CE Brands Inc. According to an investor press release obtained by 9to5Google, the Canadian company will soon be launching the new...

Samsung Android 12 Tracker: Here are all the official One UI 4.0 beta builds to download and install

It’s that time of year again when Google releases the new version of its mobile operating system! The stable version of Android 12 is finally here after a long few months of beta testing, and a range of smartphone makers have already announced that they plan to roll it out to their users. Being one...

JioPhone Next to launch with Google and Jio’s collaborative effort — Pragati OS

Indian telecom giant Reliance Jio unveiled an ultra-affordable Android phone, called JioPhone Next, at its 44th Annual General Meeting this June. Back then, the company gave us our first look at the device and announced that it would go on sale on September 10th. However, Reliance Jio delayed the launch at the last minute, citing...

Samsung rolls out third One UI 4 beta to the Galaxy S21 series

Last month, Samsung kicked off the One UI 4 Beta program, allowing select Galaxy S21 owners to try out the new Android 12 software ahead of the stable release. Earlier this month, Samsung released the second beta, which improved performance and fixed bugs related to virtual RAM, Samsung Keyboard, and more. Now the South Korean...

WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments

WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments on the platform. New strings spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta release suggest that the messenger will require users to upload verification documents to continue using payments on WhatsApp. Currently, when you set up WhatsApp Pay in India, the service only verifies the phone...

Twitter working on expanding the downvote button to the web

Back in July, Twitter announced plans to pilot a new change that would allow users to downvote tweet replies. At the time, Twitter said it was only testing the feature on iOS. But that seems to be changing now as Twitter is reportedly planning to expand the feature to more users. According to prolific reverse engineer...

PSA: Trying out Windows Subsystem for Android? Install an Android launcher to make your life easier

Windows Subsystem for Android is undoubtedly an excellent feature of Windows 11 for running Android apps on your PC as natively as possible. Whether you are an app developer looking for a seamless debugging environment, or just a regular user trying to run their favorite Android apps alongside regular Windows programs — the integrated Android...

Android 12 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation device like the OnePlus 9/9 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S21, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for...

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 Review: Lovely design, Questionable utility

Two years ago, Lenovo and Google partnered to create a new product category for Google Assistant: a smart clock. It was somewhere between a smart speaker and a smart display in functionality, with a touchscreen and basic home controls, but nowhere near the functionality offered by Google's Nest Hub. The initial price of $70 also...