Posts From Kishan Vyas

Kishan Vyas
Kishan Vyas 219 posts

A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. Direct inquiries to [email protected]

TWRP is now officially available for the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

For many of us enthusiasts, after unlocking the bootloader, the next step almost always involves replacing the stock recovery with a custom recovery like TWRP, enabling us to enjoy custom ROMs and other mods on our devices. One of the reasons why TWRP is so widely popular compared to other custom recoveries is the sheer...

OxygenOS 10.3.1 rolls out for the OnePlus 6/6T with tons of bug fixes

Last month, OnePlus began rolling out the much-awaited Android 10 update to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. However, the initial rollout had to be paused multiple times following the reports of some serious bugs and stability issues in the early builds. A quick-fix in the form of OxygenOS 10.0.1 was rolled out shortly after...

FTVLaunchX enables custom launchers on Amazon Fire TV devices without root

Amazon doesn’t officially make any Android-powered smartphones but the e-commerce giant does have a range of products that utilize Android. Amazon's Fire TV devices, for example, run a fork of Android, called Fire OS, with Amazon’s customized user interface on top. Although the underlying software is based on Android, Amazon doesn’t make it any easier...

Xbox Console Streaming for Android now available as a global preview

After a soft launch in the US and the UK late last year, Microsoft is now expanding the Xbox Console Streaming preview to more markets. The feature is still under beta as it’s only available to Xbox Insiders, but now those living outside the US‌ and UK can also try out the feature and provide...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 brings Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi CC9/Mi 9 Lite

Xiaomi has been busy rolling out Android 10 to a range of Redmi and Mi lineup of smartphones, starting from the Redmi K20 Pro which received the update on the very first day Google released Android 10 to the more recent Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20, Mi 8, Mi MIX 3, and Mi 9...

Google Autofill tests biometric authentication for passwords and payments

With Android 8.0 Oreo, Google finally added highly requested Autofill API, allowing third-party password managers to easily and securely fill in passwords and payment info in apps without relying on the old accessibility workaround. In case you would rather not use the third-party solution to store your credentials, Google also has its own autofill service...

Qualcomm announces the aptX Voice Bluetooth audio codec for improved voice call quality

At CES‌ 2020, Qualcomm announced a new Bluetooth audio codec aimed at improving voice call quality. Aptly named aptX Voice, the new codec is part of the aptX Adaptive audio family. While mobile carriers have made great strides improving the voice call quality on their networks in recent years, users have not able to enjoy...

Motorola starts rolling out Android 10 to the Motorola One Vision

After rolling out stable Android 10 to the Motorola One Power last month, Lenovo-owned Motorola is now bringing the latest version of Android to its mid-range smartphone, the Motorola One Vision. The company has begun rolling out the stable OTA to One Vision owners in Brazil. According to the Motorola Brazil software support page, the...

How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

Realme 3 Pro update brings December 2019 security patches, and more

After rolling out the December security patch update to the Realme 1 and Realme U1 earlier this week, Realme is now extending the rollout to the Realme 3 Pro. The new update, version RMX1851EX_11.A.21, is based on Android 9.0 Pie (ColorOS 6) and besides the December 2019 security patches, it also brings along various improvements,...

Realme 1 and U1 updated with December 2019 security patches, and more

Earlier this week, Realme rolled out updates to the Realme X2, 5, 5S and C2, bringing November security patches, dark mode quick toggle, and more to these devices. Now, the company is rolling out a new software update to last year's budget smartphones: Realme 1 and Realme U1. The update brings the latest security patches,...

Redmi Note 8 Review – Great Value For Money Without Compromise

In its never-ending quest to produce smartphones that combine the best-in-class hardware with a criminally low price point, Xiaomi has hit a new milestone with the Redmi Note 8. A little unnoticed behind the glory of the well-received Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 8 looks to deserve no less praise than its bigger...