Posts From George Burduli

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

Exclusive: This is the Huawei Mate 20 with a waterdrop notch and triple rear cameras

Huawei is, according to some metrics, the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, surpassing even Apple but falling behind Samsung. Although the Chinese company's ambitions were killed in the United States, the company has seen great success in Western Europe, India, and in its home country of China. The company's flagship smartphone line-up, which consists...

DevCheck is a hardware and system info app that tells you everything about your device [XDA Spotlight]

The XDA forums are full of developers who make lives easier for those who want to mod their phones. Whether it be an app for controlling superuser access, changing governors on your CPU, overclocking, flashing, or many other functions. DevCheck is yet another application that helps tech-savvy people find technical info about their device. It...

Exclusive: Huawei Mate 20 features Kirin 980 & wireless charging, Mate 20 Pro with in-display fingerprint

The second largest Android smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, is expected to announce their next flagship smartphone line later this year. The smartphone line is expected to consist of the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. These smartphones follow the company's Huawei P20 series which first introduced the triple rear camera...

[Update: Live in North America] HTC U12+ update adds camera auto zoom, improved pressure sensitive buttons, & more

The HTC U12+ was released just last month, and it brought a lot of controversies. One of the main reasons for that is the buttons, or rather, the lack of buttons. Instead of standard physical ones, HTC went with pressure sensitive buttons. Not many people have been happy with HTC's approach. The good news is...

Google Chrome 68 begins labeling HTTP Sites as “Not Secure”

Google is pretty serious about securing its users. As you may already know, SSL is a certificate that encrypts the connection between the website's server and the client's browser, so it's as secure as it gets. They started calling out non-SSL sites nearly two years ago. Websites with SSL certificates show up in the URL with...

Google’s support library for developers, AndroidX, is available on AOSP

Google announced AndroidX as a part of Android Jetpack at Google I/O 2018. This redesign of the Android Support Library helps developers build apps with wide compatibility on different versions of Android. Google decided to make AndroidX open-source. It's available on Android Open-Source Project (a.k.a. AOSP) starting today. The Android Framework Team announced the news via...

Today is the last day to request a bootloader unlock code for Huawei/Honor devices

Chinese technology giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor have been slowly garnering more respect among the Android enthusiast community in the past year. With timely software updates, commitments to supporting custom development, and widespread Project Treble adoption for all devices they have updated to Android Oreo, it's not hard to see why Huawei and Honor smartphones...

Google’s Android P engineers did an AMA, here’s what they said

Google announced an AMA on /r/AndroidDev just a couple of days ago. The AMA is all wrapped up, so here's everything new we heard on Reddit from the Android engineering team. Please keep in mind that this AMA was focused on developers, not for regular users of the platform. Without further ado, let's get started. Android...

Android P ported unofficially to the Xiaomi Mi A1

Project Treble has made it easier for OEMs to port newer Android versions to their devices, but it has also facilitated custom AOSP ROM development on our forums. Recently, a developer on our forum ported Android P beta unofficially to a variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Treble-enabled devices. Now, that unofficial port of Android P has been...

Waze now works in the standalone Android Auto app

Waze for Android Auto was launched last year as many users requested. It was a great alternative to Google Maps. Today, you can download Waze's standalone Android Auto app on your Android device, too. The news was announced on the Google Product Forums. Unlike the previous release, this one is for drivers who don't own an Android...

Google Chrome’s new tab page will soon let you customize shortcuts

Most of our users are probably using Google Chrome to read this article. I'm also sure that at least some of you have wanted to change the website shortcuts below the Google search bar on the new tab page. Well, as is turns out, Google will soon give us an ability to do just that....

Nokia X5 launched in China with a notched display

HMD Global keeps releasing more and more new phones as the time goes. This year we saw their 5 new phones on MWC. Then, in May, we saw three more. Nokia phones are available at basically all price ranges and categories. They also update their phones very frequently. Now, we have a yet another device...