Posts From George Burduli

George Burduli
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Love everything about Android. I'm an enthusiast, blogger and a future developer.

Team OpenKirin opens website to support all EMUI 8 Huawei/Honor devices

Huawei and their subsidiary Honor ship their smartphones and tablets with their EMUI software. It's a heavily modified version of the stock Android framework that offers a lot of features not found in AOSP. Some people prefer all of the added features while the stock Android purists would much rather have stock Android running on...

Xiaomi EU releases unofficial MIUI 10 for Xiaomi devices

As surprising as it may be, Xiaomi devices are known for having an active development scene here on the XDA forums. Most of the custom development on Xiaomi phones that users come to our forums for is related to AOSP-based custom ROMs like LineageOS, CarbonROM, Pixel Experience, Resurrection Remix, and more. Fans of Xiaomi's MIUI may know...

Google Home and Google Home Mini launch in Austria, Ireland, and Spain

The original Google Assistant-powered Google Home was launched back in 2016. It offers high-quality sound in a portable form factor. About a year later, the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max were introduced. They're also equipped with Assistant onboard, but offer an alternative for those looking for a smart home speaker in a different...

MIUI 10 China Developer ROM now available for 10 Xiaomi phones

The MIUI 10 Global ROM was announced nearly 2 weeks ago along the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 unveiling in India. This came about a week after the MIUI 10 China ROM was announced. The latest version of MIUI is a completely redesigned and reimagined version of Xiaomi's skin. We've covered every new feature it offered and the...

OnePlus 6 now supports Google ARCore

Google launched ARCore in the Play Store back in December 2017. It's Google's augmented reality platform that replaced Project Tango's need for dedicated hardware. Nearly every week we see a new device that gains ARCore support. Just recently with the latest version of ARCore (1.3), we found out that plenty of new devices such as the Xiaomi...

Google Play Store will authenticate peer-to-peer app downloads and add to your Library

People often equate sharing APK files with piracy, but there are many situations where it's perfectly legal and acceptable. In those cases, you still want the APK to retain its authenticity so the Play Store recognizes it as a legit application. Google is introducing a new system for marking "apps obtained through Play-approved distribution channels" as...

Microsoft Edge on Android gets Adblock Plus integration and intelligent visual search

Microsoft Edge's first beta version was made available back in October of 2017. Users had to sign up for a beta to be able to download the app. It was eventually made public just a month later. Since then, it has continued to get updates and new features. Today, Microsoft Edge has received four new features....

Budget Nokia 2 gets an Android 8.1 Oreo beta

HMD Global unleashed a storm of new smartphones last year. This year, they continue releasing new phones for different price categories. Just last week, the Nokia 5.1 Plus got leaked. They're popular on the market because they're available everywhere at any price category and they get a lot of updates. Nokia even has a beta program...

User gets Google Play Store working on 2014 Acer Chromebook C720P

As you may already know, Google's Chrome OS is a pretty minimalist browser-based operating system with simplicity in mind. They have never been used as powerhouses or for power-intensive tasks. But, installing Android apps via Play Store on Chromebooks has been possible for a while now. Unfortunately, not all Chrome OS devices are supported. Many...

International LG G7 can now be bootloader unlocked

Unlocking a bootloader, rooting a device, and flashing custom ROMs are popular hobbies here on XDA. Unfortunately, some manufacturers don't allow those procedures for "security concerns." Traditionally, if unlocking the bootloader is allowed, you can do so on the manufacturer's website. Just now, LG's developer website got updated and added the international version of the...

OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, and Oppo Find 7 now support official LineageOS 15.1

LineageOS is the go-to custom ROM for those whose devices have been long forgotten by manufacturers. LineageOS 15.1, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, adds a lot of customization to the stock Android Oreo experience while maintaining stability for a wide range of devices. Today, the team is rolling out official builds for the OnePlus...

Popular Xposed Module ‘MinMinGuard’ receives its first update in two years

There are many ad-blocking apps and Xposed Modules for Android devices. Some of them block ads by running a VPN service, others via host files. MinMinGuard is one of the most popular ones. It removes ads by blocking certain APIs, names, and URLs of ad providers. The most popular feature of an app is that...