Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Editor-in-chief on the XDA-Developers Portal. I have a keen interest in the Android framework and software development, but I'm willing to dip my toes into a variety of subjects. Please direct media inquiries to [email protected] You can also find me on Twitter @MishaalRahman, or on Reddit at /u/MishaalRahman.

[Update: Redmi 3S/3X & Redmi 4/4X] LineageOS builds are coming back online for most supported Xiaomi devices

If you own a Xiaomi device that is either well past its prime or you just plain don't like MIUI, then you may be running one of the many custom ROMs available on our forums. The most popular custom ROM for Xiaomi devices is LineageOS, but last month the official builds were taken offline. Now,...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Maps 10.25.24 hints at reporting Disabled Vehicles, Lane Closures, and Objects on Roads

Google Maps is used by millions of drivers, so it's immensely useful as a crowd-sourced traffic and incident reporting tool. Maps first introduced incident reporting last year, though Waze has had it for years. Google started out with crash and speed trap reporting in November of last year before adding traffic slowdown reporting a few...

Google launches the Pixel 4 with 90Hz display, Motion Sense gestures, Face Unlock, Dual Cameras, and more

After first teasing the phone 4 months ago, Google has officially unveiled the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. For those of you following tech news, you probably know a lot about the 2019 Pixel smartphones thanks to a bunch of leaks. Nevertheless, there were still some details that we were waiting to confirm, and...

Google Nest Mini is Google’s latest Assistant smart speaker with a built-in wall mount

Google’s smartphone business has had mixed success, but some of its other hardware ventures have been much more successful. Take the Chromecast, for example, a product that has brought Google Cast, and by extension easy access to Google’s library of music and videos, to millions of homes around the world. The Chromecast’s success can be...

The Pixelbook Go is Google’s latest attempt at a high-end Chromebook

Speed, Simplicity, and Security: This is Google’s motto for Chrome OS, its Linux-based operating system for laptops. Google has gained a foothold in the education market thanks to the low system requirements of Chrome OS, leading to a proliferation of cheap Chromebooks among students. However, Google has struggled to expand the appeal of Chrome OS...

Xiaomi to join the High Refresh Rate race with a 120Hz Display Smartphone

High refresh rate displays have exploded in popularity among smartphone makers. This year alone we've already seen 9 new smartphones with panels that refresh at higher than 60Hz, with 3 more that have yet to be launched. Joining the ranks of the Red Magic 3/3S, OPPO Reno Ace, OnePlus 7 Pro/7T/7T Pro, ROG Phone II,...

New Xiaomi smartphone will have a 5X zoom telephoto camera and up to 50X digital zoom

Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most people, and while there's still a lot of room for improvements, device makers have recently made big leaps in smartphone camera hardware and software. The Huawei P30 Pro was widely praised for raising the bar when it comes to zoom and low-light photography, but it's not the only...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Maps 10.26 hints at a new “Eyes Free” Walking Navigation Mode

Google Maps for Android has added a handful of useful new features in the last few weeks. In early August, the company added a new "Live View" navigation mode that overlays walking directions in augmented reality. Later that month, Google announced that you'll soon be able to combine multiple forms of transportation when navigating. This...

Google Camera 7.1 reveals work on a “Frequent Faces” feature, possibly for the Pixel 4

Next week, Google will officially unveil the Pixel 4 and other Pixel-branded products at the annual Made by Google event. Thanks to a flood of leaks over the past month, we know a lot about the new Pixel smartphones, including the design, internal hardware, and software features. The Pixel is well-known for its camera prowess,...

Google App confirms work on “Raise to Talk” for Assistant’s Continued Conversation on the Pixel 4

Pixel 4 leaks. We just can't get enough of them. There haven't been a lot of leaks this week apart from the iffy claim that Google will announce a 5G Pixel 4 at next week's launch event, but we did a little digging to confirm a rumor that circulated last week. Recent versions of the...

[Update: YouTube Dark Theme Syncing] Nova Launcher 6.2.2 beta respects Android 10’s dark theme toggle as YouTube 14.38.50 prepares the same

In my opinion, the best new feature in Android 10 is the system-wide dark theme toggle. When I used to be big into custom ROMs and theming, I would slap a dark theme onto every app I possibly could. Now that Google has added a dark theme toggle to Android and is encouraging all developers...

Andy Rubin shows off the next Essential device with its bizarre design

Taking a cue from his former employer, Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential Products, just tweeted out images of the next Essential device. Unlike Google's self-leak which mostly confirmed rumors, Essential's has only raised more questions than before. What in the world are we looking at? What kind of software does this device run? What...