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]

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...

OnePlus adds a dark mode to its Community app in version 2.6.0

OnePlus prides itself as beings a community-oriented manufacturer. The developers and engineers of the company are regularly collecting the feedback from their own forums. That's where they interact with users and beta testers to collect information. The forum's application, simply named "Community," is built into all currently supported OnePlus devices. You can start posting to...

Flutter 1.7 brings AndroidX support for new Android apps, Android App Bundles, and more

Flutter is one of the fastest-growing mobile app development frameworks. It has almost 70,000 stars on its GitHub repository and is widely adopted by software engineers in the field. The development team is working hard to address any issues, as evidenced by the fact they closed over 1,250 reports in the past two months since...

A prototype of an unreleased Nokia Android phone shows up on eBay

Nokia is a company that has seen quite a lot of challenges since its founding. There was a time when they were considered one of the most innovative mobile phone companies, but after its smartphone business was acquired by Microsoft, the brand nearly fell off the map thanks to the failure of Windows Phone. Although,...

Android Q beta 5 changes the gesture behavior for navigation drawers

We're getting closer to the final release of Android Q. Like every new version of Android, there have been a couple of controversial changes. One of these changes is the full gesture navigation, which is thankfully optional so you can opt out at any time. One aspect of the new gesture controls has left many...

The Amazon Fire 7 2019 tablet can now be bootloader unlocked and rooted

Thanks to Android's unfortunate state in the tablet segment, Amazon's Fire 7 is one of the most popular devices on the market. It is aimed at users with basic needs, especially kids. You can read books, watch movies, browse the web, and so on, but the Fire 7 tablet is still restricted when it comes...

HTC U12+ gets the Android Pie update in Taiwan

The last few years have been rough for Taiwanese smartphone brand HTC. While the brand is certainly capable of designing decent smartphones, it can't seem to keep up with the current trends of the smartphone industry. Although it isn't giving up on smartphones, its focus has shifted away from flagships and toward the blockchain and...

OnePlus 7 Pro price cut by $100 in Canada, difference will be credited to existing buyers

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best flagship smartphones this year. The 7 Pro is OnePlus' first attempt at selling a Pro model, and while it's priced higher than any other OnePlus smartphone, it's still cheaper than comparable flagships. However, because OnePlus sells devices in many countries, its affordability may vary. For example,...

Scrypted is a home automation Android app that integrates with Google Assistant

Smart home devices are getting more and more popular as big companies and indie developers are constantly releasing new services that integrate with them. Some of them offer cross-platform capabilities to connect products from different manufacturers. Scrypted is a new Android app that does exactly that. It lets you connect your Google Home, Apple HomeKit,...

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...