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Want to ditch Google services? Apple’s ecosystem is almost the perfect replacement

Apple markets its products and services as privacy-focused ones. When you buy a device from the company and use the included software, you're assured that your data isn't getting sold to third parties. Google, on the other hand, makes most of its revenue from advertising. And what pays more than a regular advertisement is a targeted...

Descendant 12 based on Android 12 is here for the POCO F3, POCO X3, and more

The Descendant custom ROM is quite popular in the aftermarket development community, providing an alternative experience to users who want to retain the ability to customize their device and still stick closer to the stock Android look and feel. Over the years, Descendant has managed to create its own loyal fanbase who like the ROM...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra render confirms yet again that it’s basically a Galaxy Note

We're getting pretty close to the official unveiling of the Galaxy S22 series. The phones will probably arrive in February, but the first renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and even live images have already shown up online. We also caught a glimpse of some press render showcases of the S22 Plus and the S22 Ultra....

Samsung will reveal Exynos chip with AMD graphics in January

Samsung started working closely with AMD back in 2019, with the goal of improving the graphics capabilities of Samsung's Exynos System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs. Samsung confirmed at the time that the improved GPU capabilites would arrive roughly within two years, and a new tweet from the company confirms it might be ready for the launch of...

Nokia G50 is the latest HMD Global phone to get Android 12

The Nokia G50 is a direct successor to the Nokia G20 that launched earlier this year alongside the Nokia G10, packing the budget-oriented Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset. It has a 6.82-inch LCD panel, 4GB of RAM, and launched with Android 11 in September. HMD Global promised that the phone would receive two major upgrades with three...

Google pauses December 2021 update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google released the December 2021 security patch for Android back on December 6th, but the update for Pixel phones was a bit more substantial, adding a handful of new features for most Pixel phones. The update was delayed for the Pixel 6, but now it appears the rollout has been completely halted. Google didn't officially start...

Telegram 8.4 adds message reactions, spoiler formatting, message translations, and more

Telegram is one of the best messaging services around, and it adds new features and options at an incredible rate. The service added new media improvements and iOS updates last month, and more recently restricted message forwarding and made it easier to delete older chats. Now another update is rolling out with even more features....

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get new OxygenOS 12 stable updates with bug fixes and improvements

Less than two weeks after resuming the OxygenOS 12 rollout for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus has started seeding yet another Android 12-based stable channel update for the device duo. The latest OxygenOS build for the OnePlus 9 family adds to the previous update with a few more optimizations and bug...

XDA forums are now open for the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Realme GT Master Edition

Xiaomi's flagships garner a fair bit of attention in the third-party development scene each year and we don't expect things to change in the coming year. While the company's new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are yet to make their way to international markets, we're sure a lot of you are looking forward to...

Galaxy A51 is already receiving January 2022 security update

While we’re still a couple of days away from moving into the next year, Samsung has already started rolling out January 2022 security patches to its smartphones. This isn’t the first time we have seen the South Korean giant releasing new monthly security patches even before publishing the security bulletin; it’s been doing this since...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Fold are the latest to get the stable One UI 4 update with Android 12

Samsung has been doing a phenomenal job at distributing the One UI 4 software to its vast portfolio of Galaxy devices. Over the past few days, the Korean OEM has delivered the Android 12-based update to more than a dozen models, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 FE,...

LG’s new “OLED EX” TV panel promises up to 30% more brightness than conventional OLEDs

LG on Wednesday introduced its next generation of TV panels called OLED EX. The new panel promises numerous benefits over conventional OLEDs, including much higher brightness, better picture quality, improved color accuracy, and more. LG says its new OLED EX panel uses deuterium instead of hydrogen used by current OLED panels (via 9to5Mac). The company managed...