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.

LineageOS builds are coming back online for most supported Xiaomi devices

If you own a Xiaomi device that is either well past its prime or you just plain don't like MIUI, then you may be running one of the many custom ROMs available on our forums. The most popular custom ROM for Xiaomi devices is LineageOS, but last month the official builds were taken offline. Now,...

Google is making a 4K Android TV dongle, but it’s not for consumers

Earlier today, we covered some interesting news about Stadia that came from Google's presentation at the International Broadcasting Convention. Besides the Android TV update timeline, Google also announced its self-designed Android TV dongle. This device isn't aimed at consumers, but rather operators. While this isn't the Nexus Player successor you may be looking for, it's...

Google’s Certified Refurbished program nets you discounts on the Pixelbook and Google Wifi

Looking for a deal on a Google Pixelbook or Google Wifi, but don't want to buy used or from a third-party retailer? Then you may be interested in Google's Certified Refurbished page on the Google Store. As spotted today by AndroidPolice, a new page has appeared on the Google Store promoting refurbished Google hardware. So far, only...

Verizon may sell OnePlus phones next year, possibly the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition

OnePlus may be expanding its reach into the U.S. market next year. The brand currently sells the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7 Pro in the States, but the OnePlus 6T and 4G 7 Pro are only sold through the OnePlus Store online or through T-Mobile, while the 5G 7 Pro is now carried by Sprint....

That Google Pixel 4 XL 5G leak is fake. Stop falling for benchmark leaks.

We know you guys love Pixel 4 leaks, which is why we've been covering them so frequently. The Pixel 4 is a cash cow for blogs because of the hype around the two phones, bringing in a ton of viewers. Even though Google has failed to keep its 2019 Pixels a secret, that doesn't mean...

Google Stadia is coming to Android TV in 2020, possibly with Android 11 R

Each year, tech companies gather in Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention. Think of it like CES or MWC but more aimed at the TV industry. Google attends the event to unveil the latest updates for the Android TV ecosystem, and this year was no different. At the event, the company unveiled its roadmap for...

Google Camera 7.0 bug report reveals work on performance enhancements, Android 10 “Rules”, and internal Screen Recorder app

A few days ago, we got our hands on the new Google Camera 7.0 APK from the Pixel 4. We showed off the UI and also were the first to reveal the Pixel 4 camera features we found in the APK as well as the mysterious reappearance of the "needlefish" 2019 Pixel. While examining the...

Modded Google Camera 7.0 shows the Pixel 4’s Astrophotography will be promising

In the past week, the 2019 Pixel 4 has leaked over and over and over and over again. Thanks to Vietnamese YouTuber ReLab, we brought you the first detailed hands-on of the new Google Camera 7.0 app. We also tore down the APK to discover nearly all the camera features of the Google Pixel 4. Now,...

Here’s your first look at Android 10’s new Quick Wallet Access for Google Pay

Hidden in the fourth Android Q beta was a new feature in Gesture settings called "Show cards & passes." Both 9to5Google and I discovered the toggle for this new setting, but sadly, the feature wasn't working. When Google launched its new webpage for Android 10, they referred to this feature as "Quick wallet access," so...

Fast Share, Google’s upcoming AirDrop competitor, gets a revamped Share Sheet and Settings location

Unlike on iOS, there's currently no universal way to share files between Android devices. Before Android 10, you could use Android Beam, a file-sharing tool that uses NFC to pair two devices via Bluetooth to then beam files from one Android device to another. It was slow and barely used, so Google deprecated it in...

Leaked Google Camera 7.0 app reveals almost all the Google Pixel 4 camera features

Earlier today, we published an article detailing all the UI changes and new user-facing settings we could find in Google Camera 7.0 from the Google Pixel 4. This version of the Google Camera app was sent to us by our tipster, Hani (@HANI_4K), who obtained the APK from Vietnamese YouTuber ReLab. There are a lot of...

Google Camera 7.0 leaks from the Google Pixel 4 – Here’s what’s new

Unless you've muted "Google Pixel 4" from all your social media, RSS feeds, and Google Discover, then you've probably seen every angle of every color of Google's 2019 Pixel smartphones. Thanks to a shop in Vietnam, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have fallen into the hands of YouTubers who recorded their first impressions...