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.

First Snapdragon 845 Chromebook may support Project Fi and have UFS

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Chromebook, codenamed "Cheza," is becoming more enticing with each passing day. We've discovered it's likely one of the very few detachable Chromebooks (like the HP Chromebook X2), and that it will likely have a built-in stylus. Now we've discovered even more information about the device from the Chromium Gerrit. Not...

Detact is a new Tasker plugin to help automate your daily routine

Detact is a new Tasker plugin that you can use to automate your daily routine. It can detect a number of different movements that you can use to integrate into your life. The plugin can pick up on when you're driving, cycling, or running, and you can automate tasks accordingly. Even better, it makes use...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 supports Face Unlock for multiple faces

Unlocking your smartphone with your face is becoming a much-wanted feature as of late. With OnePlus offering one of the fastest solutions on the market, and Nokia and Huawei looking to follow suit, the feature is clearly in high demand. There are a few drawbacks, though, including security concerns and the fact that you can...

Get the latest Nokia stock apps on any Nokia-branded phone

Do you have a Nokia phone that doesn't have all of the standard stock apps? In China, Nokia phones have an entirely different set of stock applications complete with a different UI as well. They almost aren't the same phones at all. However, XDA Junior Member Akilesh T of LoveNokia has put up all of the company's stock...

Samsung Calendar update brings stickers to the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Calendar application on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is receiving an update which brings stickers. This is useful for a number of different use cases, including simply being able to glance at your calendar and know what's going on. Want to mark a birthday? Simply set a birthday...

LG Q6 Android Oreo update adds DTS:X 3D stereo sound & new camera LED features

The LG Q6 is a low-end Android smartphone released last year powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435. Being a low-end phone, the expectation is that it won't receive many (if any) software updates. It launched with Android 7.1 Nougat last year and hasn't received a major update since. That's set to change, though, as according...

Android P Beta 3 now available unofficially for the Motorola Moto Z

Our forums are filled to the brim with impressive projects thanks to the work of some talented developers. One such developer is XDA Recognised Developer erfanoabdi, who brought the Android P beta to the Motorola Moto Z back in May. He did that by taking the version released for the Google Pixel XL and modifying it...

Firefox for Android enters maintenance phase as team prepares entirely new browser

Firefox is one of the many alternative browsers for Android devices available on the Google Play Store. It's a favorite of many, especially the privacy-conscious. On Android, though, it has entered a maintenance phase, meaning there are not going to be many updates for the foreseeable future—barring bug fixes and security updates of course. According...

Xiaomi Mi A2 color and storage variants detailed in new leak

The rumored Android One Xiaomi Mi A2, the successor to the popular Xiaomi Mi A1, is on the horizon with a release date rumored to be July 25th in Spain. We've known for a while now that a successor was on the way, but we haven't learned a huge amount about the device itself. Now,...

Magisk v16.6 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Project Treble GSIs

If you've ever looked into rooting your Android device, chances are you've heard of Magisk at some point. It's a systemless root, open source solution that's best known for its ability to pass SafetyNet—allowing you to use apps like Google Pay and Pokemon Go while rooted. It is developed by XDA Recognised Developer topjohnwu who...

OPPO A3s leak reveals big battery, dual cameras, and notched display

OPPO has made somewhat of a resurgence recently. First, there was the high-end Oppo Find X, and now according to a report from MySmartPrice, there's more to come. The low-end OPPO A3s has been leaked, complete with promotional images and specifications. We've known the company to focus largely on low-end hardware and mid-rangers in the past,...

A detachable Chromebook with a backlit keyboard (unlike HP’s Chromebook X2) is on the way

A number of great looking Chromebooks are seemingly on the horizon. First of all, there's cheza which looks to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the first of its kind. Then there's an AMD APU-powered Chromebook too, which would mean that gaming could soon become a reality on Chrome OS. Combine that with likely Linux application...