Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Editor-in-chief at XDA-Developers. I follow AOSP and the Chromium Gerrit to uncover new features, and I also routinely analyze Android applications and device firmware to do the same. Tips/media inquiries: [email protected]

Exclusive: This is the Motorola Edge with a curved “waterfall” display, Snapdragon 765, 64MP camera, and headphone jack

For the past few years, Motorola has focused on making affordable smartphones in the Moto E, Moto G, and Motorola One lines with budget or mid-range specifications. Following its recent success, however, Motorola is once again looking to compete in the premium smartphone tier. The brand recently released the Motorola razr, its first foldable smartphone,...

Google Home 2.19.1.18 adds Nest Cam events in Feed, better Lighting shortcuts, and more

Google Home 2.19.1.18 is rolling out right now on the Google Play Store. I received the update an hour ago on my Pixel 4, though the Play Store changelog hasn't been updated for me yet. Here's the changelog from the Apple App Store for the same version:"Improved support for quickly turning your lights on and...

The Google Pixel 4a will offer UFS 2.1 storage for faster app loading speeds than the Pixel 3a

Google launched the first mid-range Pixel smartphones last year at Google I/O 2018. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were widely regarded as excellent smartphones for their prices, especially since they offered Google's stellar camera app, Android software features, and monthly update support. The internal hardware of the Pixel 3a was nothing to write...

Magisk may no longer be able to hide bootloader unlocking from apps

XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu's "Magisk" project has essentially become synonymous with "root" in the Android community. One of the main reasons it's so popular is because it can hide the fact that the user has modified their device. However, Google may be cracking down on the ability of Magisk to hide the bootloader unlock status...

Leaked Google Camera 7.4 APK hints Google is finally working on 4K video recording at 60fps

Google's Pixel smartphones are widely praised by tech reviewers for their picture-taking prowess, though that praise doesn't always extend to the video recording quality. Google is making steady improvements to the video and audio recording capabilities of its Pixel smartphones, though, and there's evidence the company is listening to feedback from video creators: Our earlier...

OnePlus Launcher 4.3.3 essentially confirms the Verizon OnePlus 8 with NFC wallpaper customization

OnePlus rolled out OnePlus Launcher 4.3.3 to the Google Play Store today with a few user-facing changes such as the ability to hide icon labels and an AMOLED black theme for the Shelf. However, we analyzed the APK and came across a few interesting discoveries pertaining to the upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphone series.Verizon OnePlus 8...

OnePlus Launcher 4.3.3 lets you hide icon labels and adds an AMOLED black theme to Shelf

Earlier today, OnePlus released a new version of the OnePlus Launcher on the Google Play Store. The changelog for the update mentions that the launcher now supports hiding icon labels, and it also mentions that the UI has improved. Here's what you need to know: Hiding Icon LabelsThis feature is fairly straightforward. Open the OnePlus Launcher...

Amazon Prime Video 3.0.264 adds Chromecast data usage options

Amazon Prime Video is one of the best streaming services out there, but its Android app has been playing catch-up to Netflix. The Android app added support for Chromecast streaming in the middle of last year, but the Prime Video app didn't have any associated settings to manage the streaming quality. Now with version 3.0.264...

OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on: A Pleasing First Impression of OPPO’s Best Smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand OPPO is the largest under the BBK Electronics conglomerate, but despite its size in the market, OPPO isn't as well-known to consumers in the West when compared to the likes of Samsung, Apple, or Huawei. For most of its life as a smartphone brand, OPPO has been established in Asian countries where...

Google starts rolling out a redesigned player page for YouTube Music on Android

YouTube Music is the default music app for Google-certified Android devices, so it has a lot of potential for growth. However, retaining users for more than a few minutes requires the app to have killer features like uploading your own music, showing lyrics for songs, and a sleek music player UI that shows the album...

Chrome OS 80 rolls out with Debian Buster for Linux installs, Android app sideloading support, and better tablet mode preparations

Yesterday, Google announced on the Chrome Releases blog that Chrome OS version 80.0.3987.128 is rolling out for Chromebooks on the stable release channel. After briefly pausing the rollout for an undisclosed reason this morning, the Chrome OS 80 stable update is once again rolling out to most supported Chromebook devices. Here are the most important...

New Pixel Feature Drop adds Dark Mode Scheduling, Cards & Passes to Power Menu, and more

Two months after announcing the Pixel 4, Google announced the first Pixel Feature Drop. Instead of rolling out major new features individually, Google decided to wait to unveil new features and drop them all at hence in the same update. Hence, Pixel "Feature Drop." The first one only added a few features such as auto-framing...