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]

Microsoft’s open source Windows 10 calculator gets ported to Android and iOS

This may come out as surprising, but Microsoft is one of the biggest players in the open-source community. You can take a look at their GitHub account to get an idea of how much they contribute. Just a couple of weeks ago, they open-sourced yet another one of their applications: the Windows 10 Calculator. The...

Facebook tests letting you finally mute notification dots

Facebook gets a lot of flack for its Android client. Hardly a day goes by when I don't encounter another annoying bug concerning notifications. I occasionally get delayed or duplicated notifications. In-app indicators are often messed up too. Now, Facebook is finally taking some steps to at least hide these annoying in-app notifications. New reports...

[Update: Now In Public Beta] WhatsApp beta 2.19.151 for Android preps QR code and Facebook Stories sharing

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It has every feature you may need in a messaging app, like group chat support, statuses, and more. Ever since Facebook acquired the startup, we've been seeing tighter integrations of these two services. A social media giant has been trying to unify the...

[Update: Galaxy S10 5G available June 21] Sprint announces its 5G network launch plans

Whether carriers admit it or not, 5G is still a very experimental technology and not many users care about it. With that being said, OEMs are still speeding to get out as many 5G devices as possible. Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G is the first commercial smartphone which supports 5G networks. The LG V50 ThinQ is...

Wear OS app gets updated with a menu to manage Tiles

I think it's fair to say that Wear OS has come a long way in the past 5 years. It was launched as Android Wear back in 2014. Since then, Google has been trying to perfect the platform by adding new features and gathering more partners. Just about a month ago, Wear OS gained a...

Huawei is reportedly exploring Aurora, a Sailfish OS fork, as its Android alternative

There has been an ongoing buzz around Huawei for the last few weeks. As you may have heard, due to the U.S. adding Huawei to its Entity List, many companies have had to cancel their business relationships with Huawei. This has resulted in Google pulling Huawei's Android license, ARM suspending support, and other partners pulling...

Google is deprecating 32-bit Windows support in Android Studio

Google's first-party IDE for Android app development, Android Studio, is very powerful, but also fairly power hungry. Improving its stability and consistency has been a challenge that Google is addressing with its Project Marble initiative. Today's change is part of this initiative. Google will deprecate support for 32-bit operating systems in Android Studio by the...

HTC U19e and HTC Desire 19+ are decent mid-range smartphones from the once-popular brand

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC isn't exactly winning any awards in 2019, but the company is still trying to keep up with the competition. Today, the brand announced two new mid-range smartphones devices, the HTC U19e and HTC Desire 19+, for its homeland, Taiwan. The first device on our list is the HTC U19e. Design-wise, it has...

Files by Google is getting a dark theme in its latest beta

Dark mode is one of the biggest new features of Android Q. It was requested by Android enthusiasts for many years, and Google finally included it in the next version of Android. Since then, many Google applications have adopted a dark theme such as the Phone app, Messages, Google Keep, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Google...

Google Assistant is now built into Waze

The integration of Google Assistant within Waze has been anticipated by many. If you need a refresher of mind, Waze is a navigation application which focuses on traffic reporting. It was acquired by Google in 2013 and has been gaining more data ever since. Google Maps has been getting Waze features, but the sharing hasn't...

[Update: Claim period open] 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...

Google stops selling the entry-level Pixel Slate with the Celeron processor

In recent years, Google has put serious investment into its hardware business. They manufactured three series of Pixel smartphones as well as the Pixelbook and the Pixel Slate. The latter wasn't that well received by reviewers, but I can say for sure that it has its fans. The device was introduced alongside the Pixel 3...