Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
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<p>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.</p>

Blackberry Wants to Use Qualcomm Hardware in Cars, Virtual Cockpits, and Infotainment Systems

Qualcomm supplies chips to various Android phone makers but has also recently partnered up with Microsoft to bring Windows to Qualcomm powered laptops. Now, Blackberry wants to team up with Qualcomm and bring their hardware to self-driving cars. The QNX Hypervisor 2.0 is a specialized system developed by Blackberry which can run on the Snapdragon 820Am processor....

Google Home Mini Update Brings Back Play and Pause Buttons via Long-Press of Volume Keys

The Google Home Mini, a more affordable version of the Google Home, was launched last month alongside the newly released Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Shortly after release, however, a rather odd bug was discovered by AndroidPolice wherein phantom touches would occur on the top causing the Home Mini to constantly trigger and incidentally...

Semi-Functional LineageOS 14.1 Released for the Xiaomi Mi A1 Despite Lack of Kernel Sources

Here at XDA, we love custom ROMs, the whole reason why some of us are such huge fans of Android is because of the openness of the platform and the feats of ingenuity many developers on our forums have accomplished. The openness of the platform is thanks to core parts of Android being open source...

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Roundup: Snapdragon 845, Spectra 280 ISP, Hexagon 685 DSP, and More

The newest flagship in Qualcomm's system-on-chip (SoC) lineup, the Snapdragon 845, was announced on Wednesday at the chipmaker's Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. But that wasn't the conference's only highlight. Missed this week's coverage? Don't fret -- we've summarized all of Qualcomm's biggest announcements, including the Hexagon 685 DSP, the Adreno 630, and the Spectra 280 ISP. The Qualcomm...

Google Pauses Takedown of Apps with Accessibility Services as they Evaluate Innovative Uses

Nearly a month ago, Google threatened developers with the takedown of any applications from the Google Play Store using accessibility services for anything not relating to helping users with disabilities. These developers would have their application removed from the Play Store after thirty days if they did not comply. This meant applications such as Greenify...

LineageOS Update Fixes Critical Security Bugs and Preps for Oreo

The newest version of popular custom ROM LineageOS is finally here, and it doesn't disappoint. The latest update brings with it a wealth of new enhancements, including a patch for the much-publicized KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, a quick setting tile for LiveDisplay, and a redesigned recorder app. Many of the changes, which date all the way back...

Pokémon Go Gets Dynamic Real-World Weather and 50 New Pokémon

When Pokémon Go took the world by storm in Summer of 2016, it seemed like everyone and their mother couldn't get enough. The hype surrounding it has cooled a little since, but Niantic, the development studio behind the mobile blockbuster, is looking to heat things up again with a major update. This week, it announced the...

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 Images and 360-degree Video Leaks

Last year's Galaxy J2 Pro. Samsung's midrange answer to phones like the Redmi 4, has some surprisingly nifty features. Perhaps the coolest of all was Smart Glow, an LED ring around the rear camera that lit up like a camera flash. It might not have achieved the popularity of Samsung's flagship offerings, but the affordable...

ZeroPhone is a DIY Smartphone Built From a Raspberry Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 computer designed by the nonprofit Raspberry Pi Foundation, and it's one of the most developer-friendly compute chips of its kind. Google's even endorsed it -- the search giant's recently announced AIY visual kit lets you turn a plain old Raspberry Pi Zero into an artificially intelligent platform that can perform...

Star Wars OnePlus 5T is Coming to Finland, Sweden, and Denmark

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming to cinemas in mid-December, both Motorola and OnePlus have announced partnerships with Disney and are bringing the Star Wars brand to their phones. This comes in the form of a Moto Mod Style Shell with a Darth Vader image, and a Stormtrooper edition of the OnePlus 5T. The...

The Reliance JioPhone Feature Phone is Getting the Google Assistant

The Reliance JioPhone, a feature phone with limited applications, is an effectively free phone which has launched in India, though with limited numbers due to the massive demand for one. The phone has a deposit of Rs 1,500 ($23), refundable after three years on returning the phone. You also have to purchase a plan to use...

Motorola to Launch a Limited Edition Star Wars Style Moto Mod in China

We recently saw Disney team up with OnePlus to announce an exclusive Star Wars themed OnePlus 5T for India. The stormtrooper type device is very different to the other options offered up by OnePlus, and with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" out in cinemas in mid-December, it's obvious that Disney is gearing up for a massive launch...