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.

Google Pay P2P payments is being killed off in the UK in September

When Google rebranded Google Wallet as Google Pay, the old peer-to-peer payment functionality stuck around in an app called Google Pay Send. A few months later, that P2P functionality was integrated into the main Pay app. Now, it looks like Google is killing off P2P payments, at least in the United Kingdom. P2P payment functionality in...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV may get refreshed with a newer Tegra X1

NVIDIA's SHIELD TV product is beloved by the Android community because of its (still) powerful Tegra X1 and years of software support. NVIDIA' first Android TV box was released in 2015, and it was refreshed in 2017. Now, after we discovered that NVIDIA is working on a new SHIELD controller and remote, another product we've...

Android Pie-based LineageOS 16 now available for the OnePlus 6

Just a few days ago, the first Android Pie-based LineageOS 16 builds were released for the Essential Phone, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Xiaomi Mi 6. Now, the OnePlus 6 has been added to the roster, and its first build is already available for download. Even though it has a notch, the OnePlus 6 has a...

EMUI 10 based on Android Q: First Look on the Huawei P30 Pro

Since the Trump administration added Huawei to the Entity List, it's been uncertain whether the smartphone giant can continue providing major Android platform updates. If the U.S. and China fail to reach an agreement, Google will be forced to revoke Huawei's Android license, which will make Huawei unable to serve any updates to users with...

The OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz Refresh Rate Doesn’t Support Every App – Here’s How to Fix It

We've crowned the OnePlus 7 Pro the best smartphone in 2019 so far, and that's largely due to its big, beautiful 6.67-inch QHD+ 90Hz OLED display. While its camera quality can definitely be improved, the new OnePlus flagship definitely has the best display out there. In Display settings, you have the option to choose between...

Kernel sources released for the Redmi K20 Pro and 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi's 2019 flagship line-up consists so far of the Xiaomi Mi 9/Explorer Edition, the 5G Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and the Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi has already released the kernel source code for the Mi 9, but they've now updated their GitHub to include the kernel sources for the 5G Mi Mix 3 (code-name "andromeda")...

[Update 8: New Huawei Laptop In Jeopardy?] Hardware suppliers, chip designers, and standards organizations suspend business with Huawei

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has resulted in another stunning development. The BBC is reporting that semiconductor IP company ARM has suspended business with Huawei. Huawei's chip designs use a lot of ARM's IP, so Huawei faces yet another significant setback in its path to becoming the number 1 smartphone...

Unofficial LineageOS 16 now available for the Razer Phone and Razer Forge TV

If you buy a premium Android device from a reputable brand, you can generally expect to receive at least 2 major OS upgrades. Sometimes, you'll be lucky to even receive one major OS upgrade, but that only happens when things go terribly wrong for the product or brand. The short-lived Razer Forge TV launched and...

LineageOS 16 now available for the Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Essential Phone

LineageOS, the most popular custom AOSP-based ROM, offers support for multiple devices in its latest Android Pie-based release. Starting today, users with an unlocked Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Essential Phone can download and install LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie. The latest version of LineageOS was released back in February with...

Google is working on an automatic white balance adjustment feature like Apple’s True Tone, possibly for the Pixel 4

In 2016, Apple introduced the iPad Pro with Apple's True Tone display technology to dynamically adjust the white balance based on the ambient brightness. It's a simple, yet very effective feature which enhances the reading experience at all brightness levels. Among Android device makers, only OnePlus and most recently, LG, have attempted to mimic True...

Google is working on new gestures that require an “Aware” sensor, possibly for the Pixel 4

It's that time of the year again. The Google Pixel 4 leaks are back on the menu. Just yesterday, the first credible leak of the Pixel 4 possibly revealed the design, and it sure looks like Google is going the 2019 iPhone route. Now earlier today, 9to5Google published an article suggesting that the Pixel 4...

ASUS is sending the ZenFone 6 to developers from TWRP, LineageOS, and more

There's still plenty of interest in custom development and plenty of devices to choose from that are development-friendly. However, the biggest barriers holding back custom development on a new device are cost and availability. Developers can't just go out and buy every new phone out there. That's why, in order to kickstart development on a...