Posts From George Burduli

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

YouTube picture-in-picture rolling out more widely in the US for non-Red/Premium users

Google added picture-in-picture mode support for Android smartphones back in 2017 with the release of Android Oreo. For a long time, only the premium version of YouTube (be it YouTube Red or YouTube Premium) supported the feature, which means you had to pay for it. Last month, some people started noticing that the feature was...

Android Studio 3.2 Beta adds App Bundle support, Emulator Snapshots, Energy Profiler, and more

Android Studio 3.2 beta is now available. Apart from fixes for some memory leak issues, the new version includes support for App Bundles, Emulator Snapshots, Energy Profiler, and over 450 bug fixes from the previous version. Let's break down the main features of the new release. Android App Bundle support When building an app and uploading it to...

Huawei P20 Pro update adds 960fps slow motion like the Samsung Galaxy S9

Huawei released the P20 trio (Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Lite, and Huawei P20 Pro) back in April. While the Lite version is a mid-range device, the regular P20 and P20 Pro versions are both flagships. In the recent months, Huawei really stepped up their development. The P20 Pro already comes with Android 8.1 Oreo and...

Sunrise Gold Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ goes on sale in the US today

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ were released back in March. They are undoubtedly considered some of the best smartphones of 2018. They offer top of the line specifications, spectacular design, and stellar build quality. At launch, the devices were available in Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Midnight Black variants. Later Samsung announced two new...

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...

Measure the length of objects using augmented reality on any ARCore device

Google's augmented reality-based app "Measure" was released in September of 2016 for Project Tango devices. As the name suggests, it's an application that lets you measure the length and height of objects. Today, Google has made the app available for all ARCore supported devices. You can also save the measured object's photo and switch between...

Popular Android podcast player ‘Pocket Casts’ now has an open beta

Very often, developers need some human power to do the testing of their applications. In these kinds of times, they use the beta program. Basically, what a beta program means is that developers make an unstable channel for those who are not afraid of bugs. Joining a beta program means that you agree with being...

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...

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...