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>

Kirin 970 SoC Said to be Announced Tomorrow at IFA Berlin 2017

Huawei is set to announce their new Kirin 970 SoC tomorrow at IFA Berlin 2017, according to a report from the German news website WinFuture.de. The new SoC is said to be based on 10nm manufacturing process, in-line with the competition from Exynos, MediaTek and of course Snapdragon. The Kirin 970 is said to have 8...

There’s an Easy Fix for the Essential Phone’s Camera Quality – Google’s Camera App

The company behind the Essential Phone, while selling a nice looking phone with some pretty high end specifications, have made some pretty questionable decisions. We wrote an article detailing our problems with the device and the company behind it. What's more, not even a day after we published that article Essential seemingly messed up again, leaving...

LG V30 Announced at IFA 2017 – Snapdragon 835, 6.0 inch 2:1 QHD Display, 3,300mAh Battery and More!

The next flagship from LG, the LG V30, has finally been announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Following last year's V20, we have a set of high-powered components designed to take on the competition such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8. LG's attempt to steal the spotlight will not go unnoticed, rocking some impressive...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Receives Unofficial Port of Android 8.0 Oreo

With the initial rush of developers trying to boot Android Oreo on anything that'll run it, the next big hitter to receive an unofficial port of the latest OS is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon edition. Android Oreo for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, ported by XDA Senior Member jhenrique09, is in an impressive...

Google to Comply With European Commission Demands to Avoid More Fines

Back in June Google was hit with two and a half billion fine for antitrust issues by the European Commission. The internet search giant, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., was accused of prioritizing its own store over other competing stores within its search engine. If they did not comply and propose a solution within 60 days and...

MiHome Launcher With New Grid Size Option Ported to Other Xiaomi Devices

MiHome launcher has been ported by XDA-member Dadovvv, who has spent hours working to take the it from the Xiaomi Mi Max and make it available for other Xiaomi phones running on MIUI, Android 7.0. You will need root access and a root enabled file manager such as MiXplorer to download and install the modded application,...

Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with Zero Shutter Lag, More Xiaomi Device Support, and Major Bug Fixes

As we reported earlier this month, Google Camera was ported with working HDR+ to any devices that used a Snapdragon 820/821 or 835 chip (with the exception of the ZTE Axon 7, according to reports from other users). It has also been reported to work on certain Snapdragon 4XX or 6XX devices such as the...

How to Enable Google Allo’s Built-in Translate and Assistant Auto-Complete Features

Allo is Google's chat app integrated with the Google Assistant. Google Assistant in Allo lets yousearch within conversations, play games, tell jokes, and more. The other person in your conversation can see this too and even join in. You can also talk to the Google Assistant in a private chat if you want, meaning that...

App Categories in Android Oreo Will Allow for Better Organization

Here at XDA we have been monitoring the Android developer site and the Android Open Source Project for changes and new API additions, and so far we have found many new additions and changes. These include commands to customise battery saver, a command line interface for theming (which led to rootless Substratum on Android Oreo) and...

Playback Audio Won’t Pause for Notifications in Apps Built for Android 8.0

Audio ducking on Android refers to the volume of audio decreasing when another audio source (usually notifications) starts playing. When a notification ducks the audio of the already playing audio source, it's taking the audio focus away from the app, just like Pokemon Go does you start it up while music is already playing. A...

How to Sync Do Not Disturb Mode Between Android Wear and Your Phone

Android Wear 2.0 has been a much-awaited update, with watches such as the Moto 360 Sport only now getting it while the update came out in May for the Huawei Watch. With the Wear 2.0 update came many improvements, including the device now being able to install applications directly on your watch and a keyboard...

Broken Navigation Bar, Lock Screen, or Status Bar after an Update? Here’s a Fix.

There is a rare bug which has happened to a handful of users after an OTA update. We don't know why it happens, but when it does it can break your navigation bar, lock screen, and status bar. You're unable to use your home or recents buttons, see your lock screen, or pull down to...