Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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<p>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.</p> <p>Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com. You can also find me on Twitter @MishaalRahman, or on Reddit at /u/MishaalRahman.</p>

Huawei P11 may have Camera Technology to Rival Apple iPhone X’s Face ID and Animoji

2017 is coming to an end, which means the technology media is turning their attention towards the Consumer Electronics Show in the beginning of January and Mobile World Congress in the beginning of March to see what's coming in 2018. Observers of Chinese tech giant Huawei expect the company to unveil the Huawei P11 at Mobile...

Fourth Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Blocks Samsung DeX on Third Party Docks

Samsung's 2017 Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, can be said to have introduced the recent trend in near-bezelless smartphones. Not only has the hardware become even more polished over its predecessors, but the software experience has also improved significantly. Recent Samsung flagships no longer exhibit embarrassing real-world pefformance, so users no longer...

Download the Official Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wallpapers from the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The iconic Star Wars franchise now has another film in its canon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi can now be seen in many parts of the world, and millions of people are undoubtedly excited to see the continuation of one of the most beloved movie franchises in history. It's rare to see the movie industry and...

Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...

Set a Custom Saturation Level on your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 [Root]

Google's latest flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, had a somewhat controversial launch week. Some early reviewers were complaining of display issues such as alleged burn-in and muted colors. After an investigation, Google concluded that the burn-in was just temporary image retention and that the muted colors are because display is...

Google Chrome 64 Adds Parallel Download Feature to Accelerate Download Speeds

Google Chrome browser on Android is constantly getting better with new features being added each day. Google Chrome 63 recently rolled out to the stable channel and added support for Android Oreo's smart text selection feature. We also recently found evidence that the browser would soon support HDR video playback and a custom download folder, but...

Google Chrome for Android will soon support Custom Download Folders

The Google Chrome browser is based on the open source Chromium browser project, and thanks to its open source nature, it's possible to follow any development on the browser right as it happens. We recently covered that Google Chrome for Android would be adding HDR video playback support after discovering a new commit in the...

Huawei Collaborated with the Developers of Phoenix OS for the Mate 10’s Easy Projection Feature

Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it...

Exclusive: Upcoming Huawei Flagship, Likely Huawei P11, has an iPhone X Style Notch

We're nearing the end of 2017, and that means it's time to look forward to the smartphones that will be announced during Q1 2018. The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is due to make an appearance during Q1, though it may not be at CES as initially reported. If rumors are true, the Galaxy S9...

Here’s Why Current OnePlus And Nokia Phones Won’t Be Project Treble Certified

Ever since the announcement of Project Treble a week before Google I/O, users have been clamoring to check which devices would be Treble certified. After my report about the benefits that Project Treble support brings to AOSP-based custom ROM development, there was renewed interest in pushing device makers to have their devices be Treble certified...

Android Oreo’s Smart Text Selection Arrives in Stable Google Chrome

It has been a few months since Android Oreo was officially announced, but it has taken quite some time for many of the new features to be incorporated into Android apps. Case in point: Android Oreo's Smart Text Selection feature. Unveiled during Google I/O 2017, Smart Text Selection lets Android analyze selected text and contextually...

Xiaomi Mi 7 Will Launch With The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, CEO confirms

At the first day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm spent much of its keynote focused on unveiling the Windows on ARM project with a set of new Windows 10 laptops powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip. However, near the end of the keynote today, Qualcomm unveiled the name of its...