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.

How to get Android P’s Rotation Suggestion feature on any Android device

Even though it's installed on so few devices it doesn't register on Android's latest version distribution statistics, Android P is getting a lot of attention from all Android fans. It'll eventually make its way over to other non-Google Android devices once the full release is available later this year, but that's a long time to...

Android Oreo-based MIUI Global Stable update leaks for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro launched two months ago in India. With a 5.9" FHD+ display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, dual cameras, and 4/6GBs of RAM at an affordable price, it's easy to see why the device keeps selling out (though that's also because Xiaomi has only been offering limited quantities of the...

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is a budget device with Dual Cameras and Face Unlock that’s headed for India

The self-proclaimed "India's camera beast," Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro, is the phone to look out for in India. Although the company is best known for their mid-range devices at budget prices, Xiaomi also sells plenty of smartphones with flagship-level and entry-level specifications as well. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is their latest flagship device which...

Android Oreo is now on 4.6% of all devices while Android Nougat remains on top

After skipping last month, Google has now released the latest statistics for the distribution of Android versions across all devices that have Google Play Services installed. This information is based on data collected over a 7 day period ending today, April 16th, and it's the most accurate information we have regarding the distribution of Android...

Razer Phone Android 8.1 Oreo official update now rolling out

2018 may become the year of the notch, but there's another recent trend among smartphone companies that is making waves: gaming phones. Xiaomi's subsidiary Black Shark recently released such a device. Other companies such as Asus and Nubia are expected to make gaming-centric devices. With every trend, however, there's a trendsetter: for display notches, it was...

OxygenOS 5.1.0 for the OnePlus 5/5T rolling out with Android 8.1 Oreo and April Security Patches

For those of you OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners who prefer to stay on stable releases of OxygenOS, we have some good news for you. OnePlus is now officially rolling out the stable OxygenOS 5.1.0 update for the two devices. The highlights of the update are that it officially brings Android 8.1 Oreo to...

Wireless Android Auto is live for Google Pixel and Nexus phones

Finally, after months of waiting, Google is enabling wireless Android Auto for owners of Google Nexus and Pixel devices. If you own the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6P, then you can now connect your phone to a compatible Android Auto Wireless car kit. We've seen glimpses of the...

iPhone X Style Navigation Gestures may arrive in Android P

What was supposed to be an otherwise uneventful Android Developers Blog post has taken an unexpected twist as Google has inadvertently unveiled what could be the new navigation bar in the final release of Android P. Today, the company published a blog post about the "DNS-over-TLS" feature that is available in the first Android P...

Exclusive: The Xiaomi Mi 6X is real, here are most of its specifications

Late last month, a mysterious Xiaomi device appeared on the Chinese certification website TENAA. This device was widely believed to be the Xiaomi Mi 6X, though there wasn't really any hard evidence to base that assumption on. Now, thanks to firmware files obtained by XDA-Developers, we can exclusively report that the device is indeed real, and...

Likely Honor 10 Camera Samples revealed with new Multi-Scene Detection

Hot off of the success of the Honor View 10, Honor is preparing to unveil its next flagship smartphone which is widely expected to be the Honor 10. The company recently sent out press invites for an event on April 19th (as shown in the feature image) where they are expected to announce this device....

Some Android OEMs have been caught lying about security patches

As if the Android security update situation couldn't get any worse, it appears that some Android device makers have been caught lying about how secure their phones really are. In other words, some device makers have been claiming that their phones meet a certain security patch level when in reality their software is missing required...

Android Messages for Web may launch soon as Android setup finishes; Google Account Linking also present

Nearly 2 months ago, Android Messages 2.9 started to roll out to users. On the surface, there wasn't much new to write home about. Underneath, however, were hints at something exciting: a web interface for sending messages via a desktop browser. This Android Messages for Web would allow you to use your phone to scan...