Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes to manufacture as many hardware components that are used in their phones as possible, and this new announcement is big for them. They have just...

Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don't hear much about Qualcomm's processors in the server space, but the company is...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

Hue Tile Lets You Control Your Hue Lights with a Quick Settings Tile

There's a new application from XDA Junior Member anilejder called Hue Tile that lets you control your Philips Hue lights directly from your quick settings tile. The setup is simple as it just requires you to connect to your Hue Bridge and then follow a tutorial that lets you select your lights and turn on a specific scene. You...

Collection of Black AMOLED Wallpapers on XDA Labs

While many of us don't stay at the home screen of our phones for very long, some like to use black wallpapers and themes to help optimize battery life for AMOLED panels. We have a lot of wallpapers in our XDA Labs application and legnastudios has put together a collection of black wallpapers that work really well...

AllTrans is an Xposed Module That Completely Translates Apps

Google is generally the go-to place to get text translated, but that doesn't help when the text is inside of an application. For those who are still using Xposed, we wanted to point you to a module that will replace all of the text in an application from one language to another at runtime. This...

Mod Enables 1080p/60FPS on the Redmi Note 3 Pro with Root on MIUI 8

It has been discovered that the camera module in the Redmi Note 3 Pro can record 1080p video at 60FPS. For whatever reason, this capability is left out in Xiaomi's stock MIUI software, but a root mod from XDA Senior Member otyg will unlock this feature. The guide lays out everything you need to do and includes...

Apple Says Qualcomm’s Chip Licenses are Invalid, Qualcomm Responds

Many people know of Qualcomm because of how popular their Snapdragon SoCs are among Android smartphones these days. While their chips are a solid source of income for the company, they actually make a lot of their profits from patent royalties and modem licenses. However, the way that Qualcomm licenses their patents has gotten them in...

Analysts: OEMs Are Worried About Memory Chip Shortages Due to the iPhone 8

There are only so many companies out there who make memory chips for smartphones and desktop PCs. As smartphones have become more popular over the years, it's actually caused a supply strain on certain companies as the prices have slowly risen to meet demand. Since it's not easy to build a factory and start manufacturing...

Modded Moto Z2 Play Launcher Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play

Nova Launcher recently added support for the Google Now panel and now Moto Z Play users are getting some love as well. XDA Senior Member  Junior Passos recently made the Moto Z2 Play launcher available to the community so XDA Senior Member TigerCourage took that work and added onto it a bit. This brings the Moto Z2 Play...

How to Increase the Headset Volume of the Huawei P9 Lite with Root

The European Union puts limits on how loud the headset music volume can be on smartphones released within its member nations. While a noble attempt at keeping people safe, some feel it takes things too far and ruins their music-listening experience. So, if you have root access on your Huawei P9 Lite then you can...

Moto Gallery Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play and Z2 Play

Late last year, XDA Senior Member TigerCourage ported the 2016 Motorola Gallery to many Android 6.0+ devices. This was tested on the Moto Z2 Play but the Edit Photos option did not work. So XDA Senior Member Junior Passos took the version of the application that comes with the Moto X Style and was able to get it working...