Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

Google App Prepares to add Support for making Payments through Google Assistant

Google Assistant is proving to be rather useful with its robust Google services integration. Plus, with the expanding availability of third-party APIs, the platform is shaping up to make for a killer Home Assistant. But the success of Google Assistant does not lie with its more complex functionality, rather it begins and ends with how...

[Update: Live for Exchange Accounts] Gmail 7.1.1 Hints at Integrating Tasks and Reminder Snoozing

A new version of Gmail is rolling out soon that integrates tasks and reminders for Exchange accounts. Gmail 7.1.1 will be available soon in the Play Store, but some users have already received the update and pushed it to APK Mirror earlier today. We've taken a look at the update, and there are indeed some interesting...

Google will now Require OEMs to Prompt before Silently Uninstalling Applications

With the release of each new version of Android comes a whole host of changes. For instance, Android 7.1 Nougat introduced application shortcuts, round icon support, and keyboard image insertion. But there are also many subtle changes made to the operating system that only developers and OEMs really pay attention to. For OEMs, they also...

Taking and Sharing Screenshots Returns to Google Assistant

A feature once present in Google Now on Tap finally makes its way into Google Assistant - the ability to take and share screenshots. What once felt like a feature regression should now make the Google Assistant service feel more at home with fans of Now on Tap. Google Assistant - Now with Screenshots! Google touted their advancements...

HMD Global announces the Nokia 6; its first Android Smartphone for the Chinese Market

While this year's Consumer Electronics Show is just about wrapping up, HMD Global has decided to unveil some rather exciting news - its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone. The company has issued a press release and promotional footage of the Nokia 6, giving us the first sneak peak of what HMD Global has been working on since...

Google Releases Separate ADB and Fastboot Binary Downloads

It's about time. After years of bundling ADB and Fastboot binaries with the Android SDK, Google is finally allowing users to download the binaries without having to download the entirety of Android Studio. Previously, users would have to download several hundred megabytes worth of data if they simply wanted access to ADB and Fastboot. Now, you...

Google Nexus 6 finally receives official Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Last month, Google promised to release an official build of Android 7.1 Nougat for all supported devices, save for one: the Nexus 6. We learned that Android 7.1 would be delayed for this phone due to some unspecified bugs the company needed to hammer out at the last minute, but we should expect to see...

Panasonic Automotive to build Android Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment System into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Feature Image: Uconnect Access on FCA Vehicles While most of us are intimately familiar with Google's Android on smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and televisions, few are aware of what Google has been doing for the automotive market. To illustrate this point, ask yourself the following question: What is the difference between Android Auto and Android Automotive? Android Auto is...

The Death of CyanogenMod and What it Means for Development

Cyanogen Inc. has finally delivered a bullet to the brain - of CyanogenMod. After years of tumultuous turnovers in the company, Cyanogen recently announced that the company would consolidate all of their efforts into a new Cyanogen Modular OS program. As a part of their consolidation, the company announced that many of their employees, including Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) himself,...

Tasker v4.9 is out with Non-Root Programmable Firewall, Multi-Window Automation, S-Pen Recognition, and More

It's no secret that we at XDA are big fans of Tasker. We've covered the application and its capabilities multiple times in the past and have demonstrated that the potential uses of Tasker are limitless thanks to its extensive plug-in framework. Tasker has become so robust over the years that development on the application has slowed...

Google will launch two flagship smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 next year

In an exclusive interview with The Verge, Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google, states that the company will launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017. Furthermore, these two smartwatches will be the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0. We learned of the existence of these two smartwatches earlier this...

Some Nexus 6Ps are Shutting Down at Early Battery Percentages

The Huawei built Nexus 6P was the final flagship in the Google Nexus program before the Nexus program was unceremoniously killed off in favor of the Google Pixel. Barely over a year old, the Nexus 6P is still a solid smartphone capable of running on the latest version of Android Nougat that many users will continue to use...