Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman 1344 posts

Editor-in-chief at XDA-Developers. I follow AOSP and the Chromium Gerrit to uncover new features, and I also routinely analyze Android applications and device firmware to do the same. Tips/media inquiries: [email protected]

Google Messages prepares end-to-end encryption for RCS, Google Fi integration, manual cloud restores

Earlier today, our friends at AndroidPolice got their hands on Google Messages 6.2.031 and uploaded it to APKMirror. Our friend Quinny899 notified us that this APK is actually a dogfood build, meaning it was not supposed to be released to the public. Sometimes, these dogfood builds have a lot of interesting code for features that are...

YouTube leaks the Motorola One Fusion+ with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, 5,000mAh battery, and June 2020 launch date

Back in April, Motorola launched the Edge and Edge+, marking the Lenovo-owned brand's return to flagship smartphones. Both devices have Qualcomm's latest chipsets announced in December, multi-camera arrays, large batteries, and the same 90Hz curved OLED displays. While the Edge+ is rather expensive, the regular Edge should be much more affordable when it launches later...

[Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19

Due to the ongoing threat posed by SARS-CoV-2, Google and Apple have teamed up to announce a new API and Bluetooth Low Energy specification called "Contact Tracing." The idea behind contact tracing is to inform users if they've recently been in contact with someone who has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. South Korea and Taiwan...

Digital Wellbeing prepares to track your sleep, let you take Night Notes, and more

Google first unveiled Digital Wellbeing at Google I/O 2018 with a handful of tools to help users reduce their smartphone usage, but the company has steadily improved upon the app in the last 2 years by introducing loads of new features. In the latest beta update to version 1.0.312292882, Google is preparing to introduce major...

The Google Pixel 5 will almost certainly not have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and we have even more evidence

The Google Pixel 4a has been receiving a lot of attention lately as its announcement quickly approaches. After the Pixel 4a is announced, however, the rumor mill will move on to the Google Pixel 5. Not much is explicitly known about the device series yet, but there have been rumblings since early January of Google...

Razer Opus Review – Comfortable, Long-lasting Wireless Headphones with ANC

Razer just announced the Opus, the gaming brand's first lifestyle, Bluetooth wireless over-ear headphones, earlier today. There are already a lot of headphones from a lot of different, well-established audio accessory brands on the market, so the Razer Opus will need to offer a lot to stand out. Fortunately for Razer, the Opus isn't their...

The Razer Opus are the gaming brand’s new Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling

Razer is a brand that's best known for its gaming-focused computer hardware, but they've been steadily branching out into selling other kinds of consumer technology that appeal to gamers, including audio accessories. They're certainly no stranger to audio accessories, having already launched the Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, wired Kraken Gaming Headset, and wireless Adaro headphones....

Google Chrome tests showing Google Search results in a dark theme that syncs with Android 10’s dark mode

The introduction of a system-wide dark mode toggle in Android 10 has had a massive effect on the UI designs of many Android apps. A lot of Android apps have built-in dark themes now, and many of these apps also sync their dark theme with Android 10's toggle. Google Chrome already does this for its...

Google Pixel 4a wallpapers have leaked and you can download them now

Google is preparing to launch its next mid-range Pixel smartphone in June. Before its launch, we've learned pretty much all there is to know about the device including the hardware specifications, features, pricing, camera quality, and performance. Now, most of the new wallpapers designed for the Google Pixel 4a have leaked online. Google Pixel 4a Forums Google...

Early Google Pixel 4a performance review compares the 2020 mid-range Pixel to the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3 XL

If there wasn't a global pandemic to worry about, then Google would have held its annual developer conference, Google I/O, in Mountain View, California this week. At last year's I/O, Google unveiled its first-ever mid-range Pixel devices, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. This year, we're expecting Google to follow-up with a new mid-range Pixel...

Here’s everything new and hidden in Android 11 Developer Preview 4

Google had announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. As per the original plan, Google was supposed to release the first Android 11 Beta at Google I/O, but the schedule has changed a lot because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Beta...

This is likely the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone with a 144Hz display, 90W charging, and side pop-up camera

Lenovo's self-branded smartphones may not be nearly as popular as the company's Motorola-branded devices, but the brand still has fans in Asian countries like India and China. In an effort to capitalize on the company's existing popularity with gamers, Lenovo is preparing to launch its first-ever Android gaming smartphone under its Legion Gaming brand. The...