Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The areas in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at ip2unique@gmail.com.

Gmail is testing sending confidential emails that automatically expire

Google's Gmail is one of the most popular email services worldwide. It has been acclaimed for its simplicity, robust feature set, and usability. The service has a web client as well as apps for Android and iOS. The Android and iOS clients both use Material Design, but the web client's interface hasn't been updated for...

How to root the Huawei P20 Pro and install Magisk

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were launched in March as Huawei's latest flagship smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro is the most expensive Huawei smartphone yet. Its high-end list of specifications includes the HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB of storage, a 6-inch Full HD+ (2244x1080) OLED notched display with an...

Former Qualcomm CEO reportedly seeking to make the company go private

Qualcomm has been in the news for the last five months. The saga started when Broadcom's unsolicited bid to acquire Qualcomm was rejected by the company. Broadcom increased its bid, then decreased it, and attempted a hostile takeover. After these developments, the proposed acquisition was blocked. It means that Qualcomm remains a public company with...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro to be available via pre-order in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (device code-name: whyred) was launched in India in February alongside the Indian Redmi Note 5. The phone's list of specifications includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, 4GB/6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, 6-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080) IPS display, 12MP + 5MP (depth sensing) rear cameras, 20MP front-facing camera,...

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo launches in India with Dual Cameras and Android Oreo

In recent months, Samsung has been facing stiff competition from Xiaomi in the Indian smartphone market. In Q4 2017, Xiaomi overtook Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in India. The company's Redmi series has sold very well in India, with the Indian Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Redmi 5 all proving...

LG V35 ThinQ will reportedly have a 6-inch OLED display without a display notch

The LG G7 ThinQ has been in the rumor mill for a few months now. This week, LG confirmed that it would officially launch the phone on May 2nd. AndroidHeadlines has now leaked official renders, specifications, and features of the phone, which means that we already know most of its features. However, up until now, we haven't...

LG G7 ThinQ Official Renders, Specifications, and Features Leak

The LG G7 ThinQ has been confirmed to launch on May 2nd. Previous rumors have stated that it will have a display notch, a M-LCD+ panel, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. Now, AndroidHeadlines has comprehensively leaked the LG G7 ThinQ's official renders, specifications, and features. The LG G7 ThinQ will be available in five colors in total....

Android 8.1 Oreo Multi-Touch Bug will be fixed in June Update

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are included in the list of devices affected with a multi-touch bug in Android 8.1 Oreo. When two fingers are placed on the display, erratic touchscreen events are generated between the two fingers. The issue is prevalent in games, but it's also visible in other apps...

Google launches the Google Home and Home Mini in India

The Google Home was launched in 2016 as Google's entry into the smart speaker space. It was followed by the launch of the affordable Home Mini and the high-end Home Max in October 2017. Up until now, though, Google hadn't launched its smart speakers in India, while Amazon's Echo smart speakers have been available in...

TWRP Builder is a project that connects you with developers to request unofficial TWRP ports

TWRP is the most popular custom recovery for Android development. Without a custom recovery, development for devices is crippled. This is because Android devices require a custom recovery to flash a custom ROM, custom kernel, other modifications, etc. The basic requirement for starting development on an Android phone is: does it have TWRP support (either...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro kernel source code now available for Android Nougat release

Device makers have an obligation to release kernel sources of their devices in a timely manner. In this regard, some device makers have an admirable track record, while others don't. At XDA, we have urged device makers to release kernel sources in their timely manner to fulfill the legal requirements of the GPLv2 license. One...

HP unveils its detachable Chrome OS tablet, the HP Chromebook X2

We have known for a while that Chrome OS tablets would soon arrive in the market. Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet, named the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, a few weeks ago at a $329 price point. Now, HP has announced the world's first Chrome OS detachable tablet. It's called the HP Chromebook X2,...