Posts From George Burduli

George Burduli
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Love everything about Android. I'm an enthusiast, blogger and a future developer.

Pictures of possible Google Pixel 3 XL prototype with display notch leaks

Pictures of what's possibly a prototype of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL appeared on our very own Google Pixel 2 XL forums. XDA Senior Member meraz9000 posted two photos that show the device with—you know it—a display notch. He hasn't shared any information on how he obtained these pictures, so we can't verify their authenticity....

What’s new in Android P beta 2 for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google has just released the Android P Developer Preview 3 (also known as Android P Beta 2) for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. You can find download links and flashing instructions in our previous article. Simply put, it's a more polished, stable, and snappy version of the...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders show dual rear cameras and fingerprint scanner

Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series are always some of the most hyped-up phones of the year. We are almost in the second half of 2018, so it's right about time to see what Samsung has to offer again. We already saw the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ earlier this year. The...

Smart Reply in Android Messages rolling out to some non-Project Fi users

Google released Smart Reply for Android Messages in September of last year. Smart Reply is a predictive text feature, which currently works in apps like Allo, Gmail, Inbox and from now on, Android Messages too. Functionality gives you the ability to answer messages by selecting pre-written responses based on machine learning an AI. Unfortunately, until...

Capillary is an open source library to help developers implement end-to-end encryption for push notifications

If you're a developer that implements push notifications in your app and you or your users care about data privacy, then it's important that you transmit these push messages securely. For those of you who are already into data security, then implementing strong encryption measures is a no-brainer. For others, it's a difficult feature to implement....

VirtualXposed lets you use some Xposed Modules without root

Xposed is one of the most popular root apps over here at XDA. As you already know, it needs root access to modify the system because it replaces app-process and ART runtime. This is something that holds back some people from using Xposed. From now on, you can run some Xposed Modules without root using...

Samsung Internet 7.4 Beta brings Intelligent Scan authentication, customizable Reader Mode, and more

Samsung Internet still continues to grow its fan-base, which is mainly caused by frequent updates. Back in March, when the app was updated to 7.2 beta, the browser gained Protected Browsing functionality. It warned users of malicious websites. Version 7.4 is rolling out now and it includes Intelligent Scan authentication, customizable Reader Mode, Download History...

Google will begin phasing out the old Gmail design in September

Google released the biggest redesign of Gmail about a month ago. It instantly became available for both G Suite and regular users. Currently, it's only an optional feature, so you can stay on the traditional version if you want. As it turns out, that offer is only for a limited time. Google will remove an...

How to enter Developer Mode on Chrome OS tablets

As you already know, Chrome OS is an operating system by Google originally designed for laptops. It's built to be simplistic and productive, so it may look like there are not many customization options available. That's actually not true. After entering Developer Mode on Chrome OS tablets or laptops, you'll have the same privileges as root...

How to enable Google Feed in any country

Google reworked Now Cards almost a year ago and rebranded it to Google Feed. Unfortunately, those cards are not available in all countries. Google really restricts a lot of stuff for non-US citizens, but's that's a topic for another day. So, how can you activate Google Feed if you live in an unsupported country? Here's...

How to flash a monthly security update on Google Pixel without wiping data

One of the biggest reasons why people buy Google Pixel phones is the timely updates, whether it's a monthly security update or a major one that bumps the system’s version. But Google likes to roll out updates in waves, so you may have to wait a couple of days before getting your monthly security update....