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 University College Dublin. Originally wrote for the technology site Pixel Spot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to [email protected]

Firebase Featured in MightySignal’s Report on Fastest-Growing SDKs

Software Development Kits (SDKs) are a crucial part of developers' workflows -- they're how developers program software for millions of devices. The Android SDK consists of Android Studio and the other tools required for developing on Android, and a new report from mobile intelligence startup MightySignal shows that eight of the top 20 Android SDKs in 2017...

Official Reddit Mobile App Updated with a Comment Speed Read Button, Theater Mode, and More

Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet," has announced a major overhaul to its mobile application that was first launched on Android and iOS earlier this year. The app was initially lacking some key features, especially for moderators, so many decided to stick to third-party clients such as Reddit is Fun or Reddit Sync....

Xposed v89 Fixes Bugs and Lays Groundwork for Android Oreo Support

It seems like it was only yesterday we saw Xposed v88 for Android Nougat's first release. It was followed by Xposed v88.1, a proper launch that brought fixes to heavily skinned versions of Android like Xiaomi's MIUI. This week marks the debut of a new Xposed release, Xposed v89, which features bug fixes, improvements, and news of support for Android...

Facebook Adds a Snooze Feature to Temporarily Unfollow a Friend

Have you ever been annoyed by someone posting twenty different photos of the same event on your Facebook feed? Ever had to unfollow a friend because, while you feel obligated to have them added as a friend, you just don't want to see what they post at that particular time? I'm sure a lot of...

Report: Samsung Galaxy Market Share will drop below 20% in 2018 thanks to Chinese OEMs

With the rise of Chinese based device makers such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Huawei (who is now the number one device maker in China), some of the bigger OEMs such as Samsung are starting to see a dip in their global market share. The decreased market share isn't a concern for Samsung yet, as...

First In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Reportedly Shipping on a Vivo Smartphone

A few days ago, we reported on the fact that Synaptics was partnering with a "top 5" OEM to bring in-display fingerprint scanning, dubbed "Clear ID" (FS9500) by Synaptics themselves. Clear ID itself was announced about a year ago, but until now we've not heard much about it. We now know who that OEM is...

SoundCloud Redesign Shines Spotlight on Creator Communities

If you're into music, you've probably visited the SoundCloud website or used its app before. For those of you who aren't familiar, SoundCloud is a huge social media network for music producers, DJs, and the like to share their music and other related creations with the world. Those who listen to music on the platform...

HTC Posts HTC U11+ Kernel Source, CleanSlate Kernel now Available

HTC is one of the most reliable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) when it comes to releasing timely kernel sources, and that's important -- the sources are required for nearly everything Android development-related. Without kernel sources, custom kernels, custom recoveries, and custom ROMs aren't really possible. And despite the fact that failing to supply them breaks the...

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Edition Confirmed Specs, Three Storage and RAM Options

Samsung's mid-range and low-end smartphones in the last year or two --  the J2 series, for example -- have been pretty decent, with good specs for good prices. And increasingly, the Galaxy A8+ 2018 is shaping up to be no different. On Monday, SamMobile reported that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A8+ series will ship in three different storage and RAM...

Google Maps Go is a Lightweight Alternative to Google Maps

Google recently released Files Go, a slimmed-down file manage file manager, part of a suit of apps designed for low-end devices that run Android Go Oreo 8.1. This week, the search giant's followed it up with Google Maps Go, a lighter, less processor-intensive version of Google Maps that doesn't require the networking resources of its full-featured...

Grammarly Launches New Keyboard App that Automatically Corrects Your Typos

Looking to spruce up your grammar and cut down on typos? Grammarly might fit the bill. It's a cloud-based AI-powered word-checking service, and it's pretty straightforward: It scans what you've written, highlighting any mistakes or misspellings. It's long been available in the form of Chrome extension and Microsoft Office add-0n for a few years now,...

Huawei MediaPad M4 with Android Oreo is Likely Coming Soon

When it comes to Android tablets, there aren't that many high-end options to choose from. Even now, it's not uncommon to see folks opt for older tablets like the three-year-old Nexus 9. But Huawei is one of the companies trying to turn things around, and rumor has it it's working on a high-end Android tablet to rule...