Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
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18-year-old Irish guy with a massive interest in all things security and technology. Computer Science student in UCD. Originally wrote for the technology site Pixel Spot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to adamconway99@gmail.com.

The Lamborghini Oppo Find X is fully charged in 35 minutes with Super VOOC

Another car manufacturer is partnering up with an Android OEM to make a luxurious device. The Lamborghini Oppo Find X was announced at the same time as the regular Oppo Find X with some clever tricks up its sleeve. The biggest is the inclusion of Super VOOC which is supposedly the fastest charging technology for smartphones....

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony Xperia XA2 was unveiled earlier this year alongside two other devices as well. A few days later, it was added to the Sony Open Devices program. This means that not only can developers start making custom ROMs and kernels for the device, but they can build AOSP for it, as provided by Sony themselves....

Alleged Nokia 5.1 Plus specifications and renders appear on TENAA

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is part of the Android One program, and we already have an idea of what it will look like. We have no clue when it will launch, but the alleged device has now shown up on TENAA complete with specifications and device renders, suggesting that a launch might not be too...

MIUI 10 China beta now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

MIUI 10 looks to be the best version of MIUI yet. With a number of new camera features and a newly re-worked UI with parts reminiscent of Android P, Xiaomi's flavor of Android is looking better than ever. If that has you excited, then you'll be happy to know that you can flash the MIUI 10...

Oppo Find X has no notch, slim bezels, and a pop-up camera

The Oppo Find X is official. We already knew a good bit about the device thanks to leaks ahead of time, but we now have confirmed specifications and images from the company themselves. The Oppo Find series is the company's flagship line of devices that first put them on the map back in 2014. The Oppo...

Google Podcasts gets its own app and a full global launch

It's no secret that Google has been wanting in on the podcast game for a long time now. Google Play Music already supports podcasting, and we saw podcasts enter Google Search results around the same time too. Google seemed content with this setup for a while, but it appears that's changing. Google Podcasts is getting...

Ex-Google & Instagram employees want to make vertical videos the new norm

Ex-Google and Instagram employees have created a new company called "Dreams," and they have one goal - to make vertical videos the standard for video and film. They've already received $5 million worth of investment and have done an immense amount of research on the topic to see if it was deemed profitable. The office...

[Update: Senate Rejects Plan] ZTE may return to business as company reportedly signs agreement with US Government

Following the ban on selling U.S.-made hardware (and potentially software) to ZTE earlier this year, it appears that the company may have reached a compromise with the U.S. government, according to Reuters. This compromise would allow the company to once again use U.S.-made components in their products—although at a large cost. For those unaware, Shenzhen-based ZTE...

Samsung is working on their own custom GPU for low-end devices

Samsung has been taking matters into its own hands for a while now when it comes to their mobile market. The Exynos line of processors is an example of that, and Samsung only uses Qualcomm in the US because of CDMA patents. While Exynos processors are designed by Samsung themselves, they still use Mali GPUs...

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now available in Canada & 11 European countries

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced early last month. YouTube Music is a merger of YouTube Music and Google Play Music, while YouTube Premium is replacing YouTube Red. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in 17 new countries as of today. Both services are now available for everyone in the US, Australia,...

Chromecast-like backdrop feature coming to Chromebooks with new wallpaper picker

Chrome OS has had a huge number of updates in recent months that aim to improve the user experience on Chromebooks. From the complicated such as on-device machine learning, to the simpler like third-party keyboard support, Google has been adding a lot recently. It's not just new features either, as touchscreen optimizations have been making...

OxygenOS 5.1.8 for the OnePlus 6 brings bootloader vulnerability fix for India

The OnePlus 6 was announced last month with a number of surprises. One of those surprises was an early Android P beta while another came in the form of a security vulnerability. Even with a locked bootloader, it was possible to boot any arbitrary boot image so long as an attacker had physical access to the device and...