Posts From George Burduli

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

[Update 2: Google Accounts] Android is now FIDO2 certified, allowing for passwordless website and app access

Living in the passwordless world is the future many of the tech enthusiasts dream about. There is no ETA or progress bar about the advancement peak of this technology, but its arrival is inevitable. Passwords are dated, easily forgettable, and very often insecure, even when you take additional measures like 2-factor authentication. Like many major...

[Update 2: AT&T Rollout] The Razer Phone 2’s Android Pie update rolls out next week for unlocked devices

Razer is one of the most popular gaming device manufacturers thanks to their stylish lineup of PC accessories, laptops, and other hardware. Back in January of 2017, they bought a small smartphone startup called Nextbit. This was our first clue that the company would introduce its own product to the smartphone industry. It didn't take...

Mi Health is a new health and fitness app by Xiaomi

Many smartphone brands often make their own versions of popular apps that are already offered by Google on the Play Store. This is especially needed in China where Google products and services are still blocked. Smartphones from Chinese brands often have their own calculator app, calendar app, gallery app, and other apps in lieu of...

Google Photos for Android now shows video previews in the photo timeline

Google Photos is one of the most beloved applications. Whether you use Android or iOS and whether you like Google or not, you have to admit that this app is helping a lot of people. Unlimited high-quality photo and video backup across multiple (virtually all) platforms is undoubtedly very comfortable and even necessary for many...

ZenUI 6 update for the ASUS ZenFone 6 adds Google Duo dialer integration, hides the annoying aptX notification, and more

The ASUS ZenFone 6 is one of the most interesting phones of 2019. ASUS made a big comeback with the release of this flagship. Not only does it have top of the line specs, but it also comes with a nearly stock build of Android Pie. It's also very nice that unlocking the bootloader and...

Google rolls out G Suite calendar integration with Google Assistant for some users

Google offers a plethora of services to its corporate users via G Suite. It has basic features like calendar and reminders, but also advanced stuff like hosting a website or creating a work email. Integrating corporate accounts with regular Google services is getting easier and easier. Google just started rolling out the ability to access...

Tasker 5.8 adds new features to automate your Apps, Bluetooth devices, Music playback, and more

Tasker is undoubtedly one of the most popular Android apps in the advanced segment. It has over a million downloads and 4.6 rating in the Play Store. The fairly new developer behind the app, João Dias, has been releasing quality updates ever since he took over the project. Today, he released yet another update, Tasker...

Android Q beta 3 for OnePlus phones adds a Raise to Switch gesture and Intelligent Control optimization

Back in May, during Google I/O 2019, the company announced that Android Q's beta versions would be available for 21 non-Pixel devices. OnePlus is one of the OEMs that started pushing out developer previews of the upcoming version of Android. The company released what they call "DP3" just a couple of days ago. It brought...

T-Mobile’s REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ are a rebranded Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Plus with added bloatware

Carrier-exclusive phones tend to not be very popular in the Android enthusiast community. They can sometimes remove core features of Android in favor of their own heavily branded options. Another negative is it's often complicated or impossible to unlock the bootloader on carrier-exclusive phones. That means no root, no custom ROMs or kernels, and no...

ASUS ZenFone 6 update improves camera quality and camera rotation stability

The ASUS Zenfone 6 is one of the beefy flagship phones of 2019. It offers a 6.4-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip, a minimum of 6GB of RAM, a massive 5,000 mAh battery, and a headphone jack. It even comes with a microSD card slot. As you can see, this phone is a pretty...

[Update 3: Root Method] Android Q enables Dual SIM, Dual Standby support on the Google Pixel 3

It's been just a couple of hours since the release of the first beta version of Android Q, but users are already uncovering some of the very important under-the-hood changes of the update. Most of them are not visible for the naked eye, and they aren't included in the release announcement blog post either. One...

Google now pays more for disclosing vulnerabilities in Chrome, Chrome OS, and some Play Store apps

One of the hardest aspects of maintaining a cross-platform product is ensuring its security. Vulnerabilities can be exploited on various platforms in various scenarios, and it's almost impossible for literally any company's security department to fix all of them on their own. That's why companies often use vulnerability disclosure rewards programs, which basically means giving...