Posts From George Burduli

George Burduli
George Burduli

Love everything about Android. I'm an enthusiast, blogger, and a future developer. Direct enquiries to: [email protected]

Google Play Store now shows download count and size in app search results

Thanks to the Play Store, downloading an application on Android devices doesn't take more than a few taps. You open the market, search for the desired app, and tap install. Though, with more than 2.8 million applications hosted already, it's not always easy to find exactly which one you want, especially if you're downloading it...

Samsung and Qualcomm unveil new chips to make true wireless earbuds better

Truly wireless earbuds have become one of the most popular electronics to buy since many OEMs have removed the headphone jacks from their flagship smartphones. Two of the biggest ongoing concerns over true wireless earbuds are audio quality and battery life. Thankfully, manufacturers are quick to improve their technologies for truly wireless earbuds, so they...

Google Play Services 20.12.14 hints at letting parents create a secondary lockscreen for kids

It has been just over a month since Google released the first developer preview of Android 11. It's needless to say that both of the currently released builds have a lot to changes over Android 10, including a new one-time permission use, notification history, and so on. Though we already covered most of the user-facing...

GitHub for Android is now available on the Google Play Store

GitHub is probably one of the most beloved products in the developer community. It is the most popular code hosting platform, which makes working on big projects easier for a lot of users. GitHub is where most of the source codes for custom kernels or ROMs from our own forums are hosted. The platform was...

Google Duo prepares to add captions to video and audio messages

Google Duo is one of Google's most successful communication services, which is saying a lot considering how many previous messaging services they've canned. Duo is a very simple-to-use video-calling application available for Android, iOS, and the web, and since its release in 2016, it has become the default video calling app bundled with Google Mobile...

Samsung will sell the Galaxy S20’s new security chip to other OEMs

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra were announced earlier this month at Galaxy Unpacked 2020. As we expected, the trio of smartphones offers flagship specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, up to 16GB RAM of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage, 120Hz OLED displays, massive batteries, and more. But...

Pixel Stand 1.4 prepares to add a shortcut to the Google Home app

The original Pixel and the Pixel 2 were heavily criticized for their lack of wireless charging. Google finally got around to adding the feature in the Pixel 3, as well as releasing their own wireless charger, the aptly named Pixel Stand. For quite some time, it was the only charger capable of doing 10W fast...

Google Assistant’s redesigned “Today” view has started rolling out

Google Assistant is the digital assistant that most people use on Android. It was released during Google I/O 2016, alongside some smart devices that can take advantage of it. So far, the Assistant has proven to be a worthy successor of Google Now. Despite the obvious superiority, there are some things that it can learn...

[Update 4: Checks Sent] Google and Huawei may pay up to $400 to owners of bootlooping Nexus 6P

Some of you may remember an unfortunate page in the history of Android back in 2015-2016. Faulty chipsets caused a few devices to experience never-ending bootloops, or as we call it in the community, a "hard brick." To this day, we still don't know all the details on the exact issue with the devices. One...

Broadcom’s new BCM4389 chip brings Wi-Fi 6E support to smartphones

Wi-Fi 6E is an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard and it lets devices operate in the 6 GHz spectrum. An additional 1200MHz can be split into fourteen 80MHz or seven wider 160MHz channels, thus offering higher throughputs. It was announced just over a month ago by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the FCC still hasn't...

Magisk Manager gets a dramatically redesigned UI in the latest Canary update

As of 2020, Magisk is the most popular and recommended rooting solution for hundreds of devices. A big part of its success comes from the developer's activity and consistency of quality updates. Canary, Beta, and eventually Stable channels of Magisk often get updated with exciting new features and better support. The rooting solution's front-end client,...

YouTube Music update hints at upcoming support for your uploaded library

Google Play Music never got the popularity Google hoped it would. Due to delayed redesign and lack of features when compared to its competitors, the service was not appealing to a lot of users. It still attracted some enthusiasts thanks to some of its unique features, though. One of those features was uploading your own...