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.

Steam Controller gains Bluetooth LE to support the Steam Link app

Valve recently announced that Steam Link was coming to iOS and Android so you can stream your games from your PC to your phone. The announcement mentioned that we would be able to control our games through the Steam Controller. This lead to some confusion—the Steam Controller's Bluetooth radio isn't actually usable and hasn't been...

Android P now crashes apps instead of telling you when they aren’t responding

Among all the new additions to Android P including new navigation gestures, Slices API, and new biometrics API, there are some other changes which may also be impactful in a more subtle way. One of these is the removal of App Not Responding (ANR) dialogue boxes for foreground apps. The ANR dialogue appears when something is preventing...

Notification snoozing is coming to Chrome OS for Android apps

Android apps came to Chrome OS a few years ago, with support improving over time. While Google has shown how serious they are about Chrome OS platform features, they've also shown their interest in furthering Android compatibility on the platform too. What's next on the agenda for Google's desktop/laptop operating system is for Chrome OS to...

Porsche Design told Huawei “No Notch” for the Huawei Mate RS

Porsche Design and Huawei's latest lovechild is a smartphone that you will probably never own because it costs $1,880. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, as the branding suggests, is a luxury smartphone that was unveiled along with the Huawei P20 series. Like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro, the Mate RS features...

Google Pay adds support for mobile boarding passes and event tickets

Google is further advancing the capabilities of their payment suite known as Google Pay. Earlier this year, Google announced it was merging Android Pay and Google Wallet and changing the branding. Now they are adding support for mobile tickets for travel and entertainment purposes. A huge variety of digital boarding passes and event tickets can...

Qualcomm is making it easy for OEMs to bring Android P to devices with the Snapdragon 636, 660, and 845

Qualcomm has announced today that it will be making it easier for device OEMs with Android devices powered by the Snapdragon 636, Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 845 to bring Android P to these phones. This comes as the result of a partnership between both Google and Qualcomm to make sure that OEMs can bring the...

Material Design is getting revamped with a new Material Theming tool

Along with the many changes that have been announced today at Google I/O, the company has revealed some major changes to Material Design through the use of a new tool appropriately dubbed "Material Theming". Material Theming will make use of the prototyping application known as Sketch as a plugin, allowing you to design material design...

Xiaomi Redmi 5A forums now open

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A's forums are now open here on XDA for all users! Crowned as one of the bestsellers of the first quarter of 2018, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a phone that is very likely to have a great development community behind it. With kernel sources released for the device already, it's not...

LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Google Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 was released in November 2012 with Android 4.2, an incremented version of Android Jelly Bean. It has been nearly 6 years since then and we're all the way to Android 8.1 Oreo. Thanks to the Android developer community and old device like the Nexus 4 is receiving the latest version of Android...

“Seurat”, Google’s tool to create high-fidelity mobile VR scenes, is now open source

Google has announced the open sourcing of its "Seurat" tool, which they revealed at last year's Google I/O. Seurat is a tool which can be used to create high-fidelity mobile virtual reality scenes, while also reducing the complexity and computing power required to run them. This meant that developers could squeeze more performance out of...

New Google Assistant rolling out on Wear OS with smart responses and audible answers

The latest version of the Google Assistant is currently rolling out on Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear) and comes with smart responses, audible answers, and actions that you can tap for ease of use, just like on your smartphone. It also means that when you ask it a question, your watch will actually...

Huawei Mate 8, P9, Honor 8, Honor Note 8, and Honor 6X receive Android Oreo beta in China

Although Android Oreo was released nearly a year ago now, device makers are still working on releasing updated Android builds. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor have released Oreo updates for many of their devices, but many have wondered if some of their older devices would receive the update. Today, the companies have announced that the Huawei...