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

Tearing Down Google Apps Updates: What’s (Possibly) Coming!

Hello readers of our portal! As you might know, many applications are updated or released during the week of Google I/O. Most of these updates are pretty major and most of their features are detailed by the developer teams in the changelog. However, not every upcoming feature gets noted, so we're here to teardown the APKs...

Why You Won’t Get N’s Seamless Updates on Your Current Android Device

If you read our recap of the events from Google I/O the other day, we detailed how the new seamless update feature was going to work in Android N. You can go back and read the piece for a longer explanation, but in essence Android N borrows the dual-partition setup from Chrome OS in order...

Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 2 – Users]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube. However, there...

Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 1 – Developers]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube. However, there...

Google Announces Android for Work DevHub: A Collaborative Forum for Developers

Development is often a team effort. Professional Android developers usually find themselves seeking the help of other developers on the web when they can't find an answer to a problem on their own. Many communities such as Stack Overflow have sprung up to give developers a place to learn from others. Stack Overflow, however, is more of...

(Last Call!) CHOETECH Foldable Solar Charger Panel [Giveaway + Review]

"There are only two certainties in life - death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin While this certainly holds true today, in our modern technological era there is another certainty - charging your tech. No matter how many extra battery packs you carry around, how many volts you undervolt by, how many apps you Greenify, you'll eventually run out...

Tasker Pro: Create a Playlist of your YouTube Subscription Videos

Smartphones have paved the way for us to keep up with our personal lives and stay connected with others in our world so strongly tied to the Internet. If there's something you would like to do, there is almost always application out there that suits your needs. You can keep track of your finances using Mint,...

Domotz Partners with Fing to Bring Professional Network Monitoring to your Home or Business

We handle so much of our personal and professional lives online nowadays that there are an incredibly large amount of vectors for someone to intrude and steal your private data. As more and more users are taking control of their personal information by only dealing with secure websites, using two-factor authentication wherever possible, using VPNs,...

Report: Google to Introduce Android VR, Amazon Echo Competitor; Delays 3D Touch

Google I/O is coming up next week, so we've been seeing a lot of leaks building up to the developer conference. These past two days in particular have seen some interesting reports leaked through the grapevine. Android VR Virtual Reality is a pretty big deal lately, if you haven't already heard. More so, Google has already gauged...

hi) by Fenotek is a Smart Doorbell Powered by Android

Android is an extremely versatile operating system and is capable of being run on a wide range of hardware. We're always interested in seeing Android being used to turn regular appliances into smart devices, though we still believe that some devices would be better off not hopping on the smart bandwagon just yet. Despite the tackiness...

Announcing the Android File Host Swag Bag Winners!

A few weeks ago, we posted an interview with file-hosting website Android File Host. Maintaining a free file-hosting service for the Android community isn't an easy task, so the Android File Host team wanted to show their appreciation to all of the users and developers who make use of their services in one way or...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...