Posts From Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

Here’s when Android 11 will roll out for Sony Xperia phones

Since being released in September, Android 11 has been slow to roll out to third-party devices, with the Vivo V20 and OnePlus 8T among the first to receive the update. Unless you purchased a Pixel device, chances are you’ve been patiently waiting, but the good news is if you own a Sony Xperia device, you...

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G leaked renders give us a better look at Samsung’s upcoming budget 5G phone

Just a few days ago, leaked renders revealed what was said to be the Galaxy A32 5G. A new report has unveiled what is allegedly another render of the device, giving us our best look yet at Samsung’s affordable 5G device. The last renders we saw were from a case maker, so some of the design...

WebADB lets you run ADB right from your web browser

The Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command-line tool that allows users to communicate with an Android device. With the developer tool, you can perform a number of actions, including installing and debugging apps, and also run nifty shell commands. Instead of installing ADB on your computer, XDA Forum Member SteelToe has released a new website...

Samsung’s next Galaxy Buds may feature better ANC and an in-ear design

Samsung is said to be gearing up for an Unpacked event in early January, where the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S21 series. A new report now claims that Samsung will also unveil a new pair of Galaxy Buds, which could feature better Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and an in-ear design. SamMobile reports the...

Project Latte by Microsoft aims to bring Android apps to Windows and the Microsoft Store

Just the other day, we reported Microsoft was considering adding Android apps to Windows in 2021. Today, more details about the initiative have come to light, giving us a better idea of how everything will work. Internally referred to as Latte, the project will allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10 with...

Samsung may let you use Bixby Voice to unlock the Galaxy S21

Unlocking a smartphone has become like second nature to most smartphone owners, and with biometrics, all you need to do is put your finger on a sensor or look at your screen. With the upcoming Galaxy S21, Samsung is apparently adding another biometric option, Bixby Voice, to the list. According to SamMobile, Bixby Voice will be...

Here are the shortcuts you can type into Google Chrome’s address bar

When Google introduced Chrome 87, one of the exciting new features was called Chrome Actions. The feature makes it super easy to perform certain actions right from the browser’s address bar, rather than forcing users to clumsily dig through the browser’s settings menu. To help you utilize Chrome Actions, we’ve made a simple guide that highlights...

OnePlus 8T on T-Mobile finally gets Always On Display with OxygenOS 11.0.4.6 update

When OxygenOS 11 was released, one of the headlining features was Always On Display. Unfortunately, for OnePlus 8T owners on T-Mobile, that feature was conspicuously missing, but it has finally been added in a new update. T-Mobile this week released OxygenOS 11.0.4.06 for the OnePlus 8T, which finally includes the Always On Display feature. It’s unclear...

Google Pay on the web will soon kill off peer-to-peer payments

Following a major revamp last week, Google Pay is making an important tweak to how users can send and receive money in the U.S. Users who rely on Google Pay on the web are being told that in early 2021, they won’t be able to use pay.google.com to send and receive money from other people. Unfortunately,...

New OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro bring November 2020 security patches

OnePlus announced on Tuesday it’s beginning to roll out OxygenOS 10.3.7 for the Global/Indian OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro units, and OxygenOS 10.0.10 for European OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro units. OnePlus 7 Forums ||| OnePlus 7 Pro Forums The changelog is relatively small and is the same for both the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro across the...

Samsung is reportedly delaying the launch of the next Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung fans hoping to get their hands on the sequel to the Galaxy Z Flip early next year may have to wait a little longer than anticipated. That’s because a new report claims the clamshell smartphone won’t be unveiled at Samsung’s next Unpacked event, which is rumored to be scheduled for early January. Earlier this year,...

The new Moto E7 launches in Europe with budget specs and pricing

The first thing you need to know about the Moto E7 is that it’ll be available for just €119.99. The second thing you need to know is it’s launching in Europe, with availability in select countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia in the coming weeks. The Moto E7 is clearly a budget-friendly option...