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FallenWriter

I am the Fallen Writer of XDA. I was a News Writer who was cast into exile for my sins. Now I have returned to haunt the forums of XDA with my writings.

Fast Finder Helps to Quickly Locate Apps, Images, and Other Files on Your Phone

If you've got a lot of local files stored on your phone, sifting through everything to find a specific app, song, or contact can often prove to be a royal pain in the butt. There have been a number of apps and launchers released with the intent of making finding certain items among all of your...

Google Play Music Now Lets You Play Songs and Albums Directly from Search Results

Google Play Music's collection of songs grows with every passing day, and while this is great for music-lovers, it can also make finding the exact song you want fairly difficult at times. Thanks to a new server-side update that's being pushed out to the Google Play Music app on Android, songs and albums will now be...

The Moto E4 Will Be Available on MetroPCS on July 31 for Just $49

The Moto E4 is the lowest-end Motorola phone currently available in the United States, and MetroPCS is the latest carrier to get its hands on the device. MetroPCS will start selling the Moto E4 on July 31, and although the phone's normal retail price is set at $129, customers on MetroPCS will be able to buy...

Microsoft’s Path Guide is a User-Supported Indoor Navigation App for Android

Thanks to apps such as Google Maps and Waze, getting turn-by-turn directions from place to place has never been easier. Unfortunately, the same can't be said quite yet for indoor navigation. Google Maps has been tinkering with it for malls, airports, etc., and we're likely to see big improvements to this when Google Lens is released...

Jide Pulling the Plug on Remix OS as it Focuses on Enterprise Markets

Remix OS, the Android-based operating system that looked and functioned like a desktop client, is being discontinued. Jide (the company behind Remix OS) published a message on their official website and social media channels announcing the news, and according to that message, the decision was made as a result of Jide moving away from the consumer...

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is Confirmed to Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The Essential Phone is a device that's at the top of my personal radar, and although official new details surrounding the phone are still quite slim, an official Wi-Fi Certified document for the device reveals that it will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This isn't all that surprising considering that Andy Rubin is...

Nokia 8 Shown off in New Render; Rumored to be Announced on July 31

Under its new ownership by HMD Global, the Nokia brand has been used on a handful of mid-to-low-range Android smartphones. So far we've seen the Nokia 3, 5, and 6, and thanks to leakster Evan Blass, we now have our first look at what is supposedly the upcoming Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 will be the...

Google Duo Has Been Downloaded 100 Million Times in 11 Months

Since it debuted on the Play Store 11 months ago, Google Duo has been downloaded more than 100 million times. This news comes from Google Allo and Duo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay, who Tweeted the following over the weekend:High quality video with simple design is resonating with users. Pleased to see #GoogleDuo hit 100M,...

Paranoid Android 7.2 is Now Available for the Honor 8 Pro

Paranoid Android 7.2.0 was released just about a week ago, and thanks to the hard-working OpenKirin team, the ROM is now available for the Honor 8 Pro. The build of PA 7.2 for the Honor 8 Pro is currently in beta, but even so, you'll have access to PA's stock Android UI, the Substratum Theme Engine, multi-SIM...

Amazon Might be Working on a New Messaging App Called “Anytime”

Amazon has its hands involved in many different areas of business, and a new report from AFTVNews suggests that the company will soon release a brand new product. More specifically, a messaging app called, "Anytime." According to this report, Amazon has recently been surveying select customers about what features they value the most in messaging apps/services. AFTFNews says that one...

Opinion: Motorola Would Benefit from a Cleaner Release Strategy, Wider Availability

Motorola has been through somewhat of a rollercoaster over the past few years. Google purchased Motorola on May 22, 2012, and then quickly sold it off piecemeal, with the phone division going to Lenovo on January 29, 2014 for the lump sum of $2.91 billion. As one might expect from being owned by a California-based...

Samsung Might Release Bixby Voice Features in the US next Tuesday

Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ is a fine phone, and some may go as far to call it an amazing phone. Although Samsung's software is still a bit of a mess (and that might be an understatement), the device's hardware puts most devices to shame. As great as the S8 is as a whole, one feature that's off...