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 Camera 7.3 hints at 24fps video recording and 2020 mid-range Pixel code-names

Google Camera 7.3.017 started rolling out tonight for a handful of users. We obtained the APK and installed it on our Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4, and on the surface, there aren't many changes. The only thing we immediately noticed is that there's a new listing in the Settings page called "Do Not Disturb...

First Look at Nearby Sharing – Google’s AirDrop Clone for Android

Apple's AirDrop feature has become synonymous with ecosystem synergy, as it makes the task of transferring files across Apple devices a trivial affair, eliminating the need to rely on any third-party solutions. In this area, Android has lagged behind, because the open-source OS has had to rely on third-party solutions to accomplish the task of...

[Update 2: On Sale February 6th] Motorola reboots the Razr with a vertically folding display

After months of anticipation, Motorola has officially rebooted its iconic Razr brand. The new Motorola Razr is a flip phone just like its predecessors were back before Android and iOS smartphones started to dominate the landscape. However, the new 2019 Razr uses cutting-edge display technology to achieve this iconic design. When you flip the phone...

[Update: New renders and colors] Galaxy Buds+ renders confirm no design changes for Samsung’s new wireless earbuds

Samsung is hard at work preparing the next 3 smartphones in the Galaxy S line up: the Galaxy S11, S11e, and S11+. We know this because multiple leaks have revealed the designs, displays, and camera specifications. Alongside the new smartphones, though, Samsung is seemingly preparing to refresh the Galaxy Buds, the company's truly wireless earbuds....

Google may be working on 2 mid-range Pixel phones for 2020: One with the 5G Snapdragon 765 and another with the 4G Snapdragon 730

Every October, we expect Google to release a new Pixel smartphone. In 2016, the company unveiled its first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL. In 2017, we saw the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. There were no surprises in 2018 when Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Last year, however, Google threw a...

Google Phone app prepares to add support for call recording

The Google Phone app is the pre-installed dialer application on Google Pixel smartphones, devices in the Android One program, and most recently, Xiaomi smartphones sold in Europe. When Xiaomi announced that all of their phones sold in Europe would come pre-installed with the Google Phone app, some users were disappointed because that would mean losing...

How OnePlus made an Invisible Camera on its Concept One smartphone

In our post covering the top smartphones of 2019, I believed that the Mi Note 10's penta-camera setup was the best new hardware feature of the year. What drove this innovation in multi-camera technology is the fact that image sensors have gotten much better, modern image signal processors are more powerful, and camera software has...

Coolpad’s 5G phone costs under $400 and packs impressive hardware

If you're looking for an affordable smartphone in the United States, then Coolpad is one of the brands that you'll likely come across. The company is well known as an entry-level brand, but last year, they pivoted to become a more family-oriented brand with products like the Dyno smartwatch and FamilyLabs application. While major smartphone...

Android 11 may finally remove Android’s 4GB file size limit for video recordings

In 2019, smartphone brands have made huge jumps in camera quality, especially when it comes to zoom and low-light. On the other hand, video quality hasn't been given the same amount of attention. That could change in 2020 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865's improved ISP. Yet, even as Android smartphones are shipping with larger internal...

Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices

Google's latest Pixel 4 smartphones have a lot of appealing features like 90Hz refresh rate displays and Google's latest camera software, but one of the features that we've personally found to be incredibly useful is the new Google Recorder app. This app is a fully offline voice recorder with real-time transcriptions and audio search. Google's...

Google’s first Pixel Feature Drop enables dual-frequency GNSS, improved Face Unlock, and T-Mobile eSIM support for the Pixel 4

Right on schedule, Google released the December 2019 Android Security Bulletin earlier this month. In typical fashion, Google pushed an update for its Pixel smartphones immediately after publishing the security bulletin. However, Google surprisingly delayed the update for its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, choosing instead to grab headlines a week later...

Enable Quick Wallet Access for Google Pay on any rooted Google Pixel smartphone running Android 10

During the early Android Q betas, a new gesture called "show cards & passes" was discovered in Settings. According to its description, this feature allows one to access their credit cards, passes, and tickets from Google Pay, as well as an emergency information card, in the power menu. When Google launched Android 10 for the...