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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: New Beta] An early Android Pie beta leaks for the European LG G6

Korean smartphone brand LG has disappointingly been slow at providing major Android system upgrades when compared to its competitors. The early 2017 LG G6 launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, and while it did receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, it hasn't yet received Android 9 Pie. According to LG's Android Pie update...

[Update: Phasing Out in Android 10] Facebook for Android gets a new Background Location setting

Facebook isn't exactly the most trustworthy company in the tech industry. It is no secret that they collect lots of metrics from various platforms including the web, mobile, ads, and more. To their credit, they've been trying to be a little bit more transparent and give back some control over your information. While Facebook may...

OnePlus 7/7 Pro get Android 10 with OxygenOS Open Beta 1

Google released the stable version of Android 10 just a few hours ago for Pixel devices. Essential, as is tradition, followed a couple of minutes later by releasing an update on the Essential Phone. More surprisingly, Xiaomi rolled out Android 10 for Redmi K20 Pro in China and India. It is the third manufacturer to...

Verizon’s free anti-robocalling service is now rolling out

Thankfully, robocalls aren't as frequent in Europe as they're in the US. According to the statistics from YouMail, nearly 48 billion robocalls were made in 2018 only in the US. Over 37% of these calls were spam calls. Many of the tech companies are trying their best to avoid or completely block most of these...

[Update: 4 More Cities] 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...

You will soon be able to turn off speech output for Google Assistant on your phone

Google Assistant is undoubtedly one of the most useful applications out there. It helps navigate in unknown places, gives quick answers to questions, plays music via smart devices, and so on. Though, its loudness, especially on phones, has always annoyed me. There are times when the Assistant starts being chatty even when it is asked...

Take the LineageOS survey to give your thoughts on health and wellbeing features

Our smartphones can help us maintain our fitness routine and stay in shape daily. These kinds of apps are very popular for users of both Android and iOS. Devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers integrate with them to offer the best experience. Two major players in the industry, Apple and Samsung, both make fitness hardware,...

[Update 2: 5G Moto Mod for Verizon] Motorola starts rolling out Android Pie for the Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is already a two-year-old device, but despite its age, it has more than capable specifications to run the latest version of Android. The smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1440p display, and a microSD slot. That's why users have requested the Android Pie update for so...

[Update: Click to Call for Desktop] Google may add clipboard, Wi-Fi password, and phone number sharing between Chrome OS and Android

Google currently maintains only two operating systems, Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops. Though these two share a lot of similarities, they still don't make a very unified ecosystem. Google has been trying to change that, first by introducing the Play Store to Chrome OS, and then by adding Instant Tethering support...

[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...