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 mishaal@xda-developers.com. You can also find me on Twitter @MishaalRahman, or on Reddit at /u/MishaalRahman.

Chrome for Android is adding Language Settings for better Multilingual Support

The most popular web browser in the world is by far Google's Chrome browser, though Mozilla's latest Firefox Quantum browser aims to dethrone it. Google doesn't intend to sit idly by as its competitors improve their browsers. Indeed, the company is continuously working to improve its Chrome browser as we've seen with multiple new feature...

Google Chrome for Android will soon get YouTube’s Double Tap to Fast Forward or Rewind Feature

Earlier this year, Google added a nifty new feature to the YouTube app: double tap on the sides of a video to fast forward or rewind 10 seconds. This feature started to roll out to some users in January before it was officially enabled in a later February build. And now, that same feature is...

[Update: Deal Over] Celebrate Christmas with a Few Temporarily Free Substratum Themes

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our readers at XDA! I hope you're enjoying the time spent with your family today. Christmas is a great time for gift-giving, and to that end, a few Substratum themers have come together to offer their themes for free, at least temporarily. You can grab the following Substratum themes for...

Chromebook devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 may be coming

Earlier this month, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was made official at an event in Hawaii. Featuring 8 semi-custom Kryo 835 cores, the new Adreno 630, Qualcomm's second generation Spectra 280 ISP, and the Hexagon 685 DSP all fabricated on Samsung Foundry’s LPP 10nm FinFET process, the Snapdragon 845 is a force to be reckoned with....

Play Store will Require New and Updated Apps to Target Newer API Levels and Distribute Native Code with 64-bit Support

In a blog post today, Google has announced major upcoming changes to applications submitted to the Play Store. These changes are designed to improve security for the end user by requiring that developers target newer API levels. Furthermore, Google will also start requiring that applications that distribute native libraries also provide 64-bit versions of those...

ZTE is Giving Developers a Head Start on LineageOS 15 for the Axon 7

One of the biggest attractions to the XDA forum is the plethora of custom ROMs available on many different Android devices. These ROMs are painstakingly made by independent developers on our forums, often with little to no aid from the device makers. Sometimes development efforts are actually hindered by device makers when they take their...

Thanks to Project Treble, AOSP Android Oreo Boots on the Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro

Project Treble has occupied the minds of many Android enthusiasts in the past few weeks. There was some outrage among members of the OnePlus community when it was revealed that no current OnePlus devices (including the recently released OnePlus 5T) would support Project Treble. OnePlus and Nokia have an understandable reason for not supporting Project Treble in...

The Razer Phone’s Kernel Source Code has been Released

The Razer Phone is the first Android smartphone sold in western markets with a 120Hz display. Although marketed at gamers, its technical specifications should excite any Android enthusiast. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 8GBs of RAM and a beefy 4,000 mAh battery which, according to the CEO, is possible due to the removal...

Huawei P11 may have Camera Technology to Rival Apple iPhone X’s Face ID and Animoji

2017 is coming to an end, which means the technology media is turning their attention towards the Consumer Electronics Show in the beginning of January and Mobile World Congress in the beginning of March to see what's coming in 2018. Observers of Chinese tech giant Huawei expect the company to unveil the Huawei P11 at Mobile...

Fourth Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Blocks Samsung DeX on Third Party Docks

Samsung's 2017 Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, can be said to have introduced the recent trend in near-bezelless smartphones. Not only has the hardware become even more polished over its predecessors, but the software experience has also improved significantly. Recent Samsung flagships no longer exhibit embarrassing real-world pefformance, so users no longer...

Download the Official Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wallpapers from the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The iconic Star Wars franchise now has another film in its canon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi can now be seen in many parts of the world, and millions of people are undoubtedly excited to see the continuation of one of the most beloved movie franchises in history. It's rare to see the movie industry and...

Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...