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.

Chromebooks to get lock screen notifications with Android-like controls and in-line replies

Google's efforts to turn Chrome OS into a tablet-friendly OS have accelerated in the past few months since the release of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2. There are tons of new features and flags to make Chrome OS more tablet-friendly. Apps like Google Duo and ARCore recently started supporting Chromebook tablets/detachables, and we...

Chrome OS launcher to no longer show Play Store/Web Store apps when searching

With Linux app support on Chromebooks becoming more widespread, the number of apps accessible for Chrome OS users will continue to skyrocket. Chromebook owners on devices like the Google Pixelbook can not only install apps from the Chrome Web Store but also the Google Play Store and from online sources hosting Debian packages. For most users,...

Google Chrome on Android may soon support Incognito Chrome Custom Tabs

The Google Chrome browser is by far the most dominant browser on Android. After all, it's pre-installed on most Android devices (which recently landed Google in trouble with the EU) and even if you use another browser, it's probably still based on Chromium. Android's default WebView client became Chromium-based in Android 4.4 KitKat and then Android...

Early Gameplay of Fortnite Mobile on the OnePlus 6 and Razer Phone

In less than an hour, Samsung Unpacked 2018 will begin in New York. At the event, Samsung will unveil their latest flagship Galaxy Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9. Nearly every detail about the device has been leaked already. We'll be covering the announcements from the event in detail, but there's one upcoming announcement we've...

Android Oreo’s “Turn on WiFi Automatically” feature is available for all in Android Pie

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners will remember the disappointment when getting the official Android 8.0 Oreo update and not getting features like Night Light and automatic Wi-Fi wakeup. The latter feature was introduced with the Android Oreo update for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. What it does is automatically turns on  Wi-Fi...

Android Pie source code confirms wallpaper support in Always on Display

Earlier this week, Google officially unveiled Android Pie for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2. The latest version of Android brings a ton of goodies to Android like gesture navigation, a revamped Material Design theme, Digital Wellbeing, Slices, App Actions, and more. We've covered a few under-the-hood additions such as a new feature to...

Exclusive: Here’s Fortnite Mobile on Android gameplay before the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch

Tomorrow, Samsung will unveil its latest flagship Galaxy smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. There's very little we don't already know about the device ahead of its launch. To promote the device, Samsung is partnering with Epic Games, the developers of the massively popular free-to-play battle royale game 'Fortnite,' to launch the title as an...

Get Google Pixel’s Digital Wellbeing on the OnePlus 6/Essential Phone on Android Pie [Root]

Right after Digital Wellbeing, Google's new anti-smartphone addiction feature introduced at Google I/O, started rolling out for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 on the latest Android Pie release, we managed to get the feature up and running on the Essential Phone which also received Android 9 today. Digital Wellbeing is actually quite easy...

How to check if your Android phone is powerful enough to run Fortnite Mobile

Fortnite, the massively popular free-to-play battle royale game, is coming soon to Android. Epic Games said the game would launch this summer but we now know that the game will likely launch as an exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It won't be on the Google Play Store (but possibly on Samsung Galaxy Apps) as...

Digital Wellbeing now live for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

During Google I/O 2018, Google unveiled Digital Wellbeing. It's a new feature in Android Pie (Android 9) that was just released today and what it does is help you curb your smartphone addiction. While there are already plenty of free apps on the Play Store to help you do this, Google's take on the feature integrates...

Android Pie adds Bluetooth volume memory feature to remember headset volumes

Android 9 finally released today for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2, and lastly the Essential Phone. The latest release, known as Android Pie, brings a ton of useful user-facing features such as Digital Wellbeing (now in beta), App Actions, Slices API (also in beta), Adaptive Battery, Smart Selection, and gesture navigation (which will be...

Android Oreo’s rollback protection required on phones launching with Android Pie

Android Pie (Android 9) just went live today for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2, and even the Essential Phone. We're learning as much as we can about the release from interviews (the Google Pixel 3 will only have gesture navigation!), the AOSP code drop, and lastly the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD). We posted about...