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.

Spreadtrum Announces the SC9861G-IA, a 14nm Intel Atom 8 Core SoC with Cat 7 LTE Capabilities

Intel did not have the best luck when it came to the mobile chip industry and at times it was thought the company was backing out entirely. This ended up not being the case, but it is fair to say that Intel couldn't make an impact in the market the way they had originally wanted...

Chrome for Android to be Updated with WebGL 2.0 Soon

The WebGL JavaScript API makes it possible to display hardware-accelerated 3D graphics on websites and it's becoming more and more popular these days. In version 56 of Chrome for Windows, macOS, and Linux, those with modern graphics hardware can now take advantage of WebGL 2.0. This is a major upgrade to the API that enables the possibility of...

LG is Being Sued Over LG G4 and LG V10 Bootloop Issues

It wasn't that long ago when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Motorola because they weren't honoring their warranties. Earlier this week, it was announced that a new class-action lawsuit was filed against LG over the infamous bootloop issues they've been having. We've talked about this issue here on XDA a few times in the...

Google Announces the Parental Control Family Link Application

Parental controls are important for a lot of families since they keep kids safe and give the parents peace of mind when they're children are using internet connected devices. Android has had a minor version of this ever since they introduced the profile system, since it allowed you to limit which applications your child's profile...

Samsung Says They’re On Track to Ramp-up Production of the 10nm FinFET Process

There's been a lot of talk within the mobile community about how Samsung is doing with their 10nm FinFET process. This is what will be used to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm, as well as their own Exynos 8895 chip. We first heard about this issue a couple of weeks ago when...

Google is Rolling Back Nexus 6 Devices to Android 7.0 Nougat

The Nexus 6 just hasn't had the best of luck over the last 6 to 12 months. Not only is it coming close to the end of its life cycle, but it hasn't been receiving the latest OTA updates in a timely manner either. Granted, Google has been sending them out much faster than most...

Google and Reliance Jio are Rumored to be Working on a more Affordable Smartphone

Reliance Jio has made a ton of headlines over the last year or two within the smartphone community. They've been well known to residents of India for years, but their fierce competition in the wireless space as of late has really allowed them to take hold in the market. Reliance Jio recently surpassed 100 million...

Report: Samsung will Produce a Prototype Foldable Smartphone in Q3

Whether you like the idea or not, foldable smartphones are coming, and the technology looks to be nearing release in the next year or two. Dating all the way back to 2015, LG has felt that foldable displays are the future and they reportedly had plans to start investing in them back then as well. Thanks...

Early Stages of a Mod Brings Android Wear 2.0 Complications to Android Wear 1.0

At Google I/O last year, the big Android Wear 2.0 update was announced and it was when we got our first official look at the changes that were coming with it. This new update, which people are still waiting to get pushed to their smartwatch, comes with improvements such as simplified UI navigation, standalone applications...

Next Update to Tasker Adds Material Design, Support for Magisk Root, App Shortcuts and More

The developer behind Tasker was working on a new update that would bring a completely refreshed user interface. To make things even better, the UI was said to be inspired by Material Design and we even got a sneak peek at the progress they had made so far. The next update will include a lot...

Unnamed Motorola Phone Sports the Snapdragon 835, Demoes Sprint’s Gigabit LTE

Due to some production limitations of the Snapdragon 835 this early in the year, a lot of the smartphones showcased at MWC 2017 were using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC. Many were upset at the news that LG's main flagship of the year would be using an SoC from last year. They were essentially forced into...

Google Announces Cloud Functions for Firebase

Google Cloud Next 2017 is happening this week, and we've seen the company announce a number of new features and services for Google Cloud users at the event. There's been some unique announcements, such as introducing a new API to apply machine learning identification to videos, along with a huge update for current Firebase customers....