Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

Here’s how to get Google Assistant on Android 5.0+ Tablets WITHOUT Root

Google Assistant is Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa - a smart, personal service that has evolved in numerous ways and has expanded to multiple new platforms since its initial unveiling during last year's Google I/O. Although initially exclusive to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones (and available in a more limited manner in the...

How to Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header on Google, OnePlus, and Sony Phones [No Root]

If you pull down on the status bar of your Android phone, you'll likely see a few notifications below a single row of Quick Settings tiles. This row is called the Quick Settings header as it only shows the first few tiles that are available in the full set of QS tiles. By pulling down...

Double Tap the Home Button to Turn Off the Screen with doubleHome

Any device with mechanical buttons are bound to have those keys eventually start to fail. It may take several years for it to do so, but eventually it can happen. If you would like to prolong the life of your device's hardware keys, then finding alternative ways to replicate the key's functionality will allow you...

Theme your Galaxy S8/S8+ Navigation Bar using Overlays

Yesterday, a post on our Samsung Galaxy S8+ forum was making the rounds around the net which enabled you to theme the navigation keys on your phone to match the keys from the Google Pixel. This theme can be installed using an APK and it merely functions as an overlay on top of the existing...

Google App v7.3 Prepares to Add a Notification Listener Service to Intercept Notifications

Google App v7.3.16 beta is rolling out to users on the Play Store, and while our traditional APK teardown hasn't revealed much information that we think is interesting, there is one feature that I thought would be worth sharing. Within the Android Manifest file are new strings that implement a Notification Listener Service which hints at...

Google’s Experimental “Chrome Home” gets a Redesigned New Tab Page

Google is constantly at work bringing new features to the most popular Internet browser in the world - Chrome. Although most new features take weeks or even months before ever getting into the hands of most users, it's possible to try out new features by enabling certain experimental flags in chrome://flags. One such feature, known...

Android O Redesigns Emojis – Get Them Now on Android 5.0+

During our earlier coverage of what is new in the first public Android O Beta release (Android O Developer Preview 2), some users noted that we had forgotten to mention the new emojis. No, we didn't forget about our little blob friends. We wanted to wait so you can get your hands on the new, more...

Google May Finally Enable Custom Themes Built on Sony’s RRO Framework

In case you aren't already aware, Google has released the second Android O Developer Preview (Android O DP2) during yesterday's I/O event. We've already done a deep dive into everything new we've found thus far, but there was one thing about DP2 that was bugging me. Everyone who received the beta update or manually flashed...

Here’s Everything New in Android O Developer Preview 2

It's that time of year again. Google's yearly I/O developer conference is like Christmas for Android enthusiasts. Every year the company bombards us with news related to everything Google has been working on in recent months. We've been extensively covering all the latest news from this year's I/O, but one thing we haven't gotten around...

Actions on Google now supports making Payments, coming to Assistant on Phones

Although the Google Home launched with only a few services, Google made sure that right from the start it would be easy for developers to add their own services to the platform through the Actions on Google API. However, the Actions on Google API was only available for developers to create services on the Google...

Android Go Optimizes Android O to Run on Low-End Devices

While most of us drool over the latest features introduced in Android O, there are a huge amount of users whose devices simply are unable to run the latest version. The vast majority of Android devices sold across the world are not flagship devices, but low-to-mid range phones aimed at users on a budget. For...

Notification Dots coming to Android O, Allowing you to see Notifications from the Home Screen

Android O is the next major version of Google's Android OS after Android 7.0 Nougat. We already have one sneak peak at the software thanks to the first Android O Developer Preview, and today Google announced the Android O Beta Program so we'll likely see more new features when we get a hands on of...