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.

Files by Google prepares to tweak the Browse UI and add Chromecast support

The last time we talked by Files by Google, it was back in early August when the app got a dark theme and updated media player controls. There are over 100 million users of the file manager app, which is impressive given its humble origins as a file manager designed to help budget phone users...

LG is making a new tablet with a 10.1″ FHD screen and a 3 year old processor

Google wants you to believe that Android tablets are thriving. In a recent blog post, the company said that there are over 175 million Android certified tablets. That number seems large, but I bet it mostly stems from budget and mid-range tablets since the flagship tablet market is basically on life support with Samsung being...

How to set a schedule for Android 10’s dark mode

Stable Android 10 is now available for all generations of Pixel smartphones and the Essential Phone, and it brings a plethora of highly-requested features such as revamped gesture navigation and system-wide dark mode. The latter feature is perhaps the most impactful since it's led to many applications adding dark themes, such as Gmail, the Google...

How to Record Internal Game Audio on any Android 10 device

If you play games on your Android phone or tablet, then chances are you may have wanted to record some gameplay at some point in time. If you own a modern device made by Huawei, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and some others, then you shouldn't have any trouble recording your screen using the built-in screen...

Google Photos adds Memories to tickle your nostalgia, same-day prints from Walmart or CVS, and Canvas prints

Earlier this week, we detailed a new feature in the Google Photos app that would let you order same-day prints from Walmart or CVS and order large, Canvas-style prints. In a blog post today, Google confirmed these features, and they also talked about a new feature called "Memories." Relive your past with Memories If you take a...

Google Play Store finally starts showing a Dark Theme on Android 10

At Google I/O 2019, Google unveiled lots of details about Android 10, including the fact that it has a system-wide dark mode that not only darkens the user interface of system apps but also flips the switch on any third-party apps that opt-in. Google said they planned to update all of their major apps with...

Google Pixel 4 hands-on video confirms Ambient EQ, Screen Attention, Pixel Themes, and Recorder app

In case you haven't gotten the memo yet, the Google Pixel 4 is definitely a thing. The 2019 Pixel smartphones have leaked so much in the past week that we've grown exhausted of looking over every leak because they're all starting to blend together. The non-XL and XL models have shown up in blurry photos,...

[Update: For Nokia 6.2 & 7.2] Google One 1.42 suggests an upcoming phone may get 100GB free for 3 months

At Google I/O last year, Google announced an all-in-one cloud storage service that incorporates Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos under a single roof. Called Google One, the subscription service is now available in dozens of regions around the world, including Europe, North America, and India. I'm personally on the $20/year plan which nets me...

Google finally starts rolling out dark mode in the Gmail app on Android 10

The most popular new feature in Android 10 is the system-wide dark theme. The built-in dark mode toggle makes the Settings, SystemUI, and framework take on a darker shade of Material Design colors, but it also enables dark mode in supported third-party apps. Google said they would be updating all of their major Android apps...

Android 10 launcher port brings new gesture animations to rooted Android 9 devices

Android 10 brings major changes to gesture navigation, many of which are welcome improvements, but some not so much. For example, while the new transition animations to go home or switch between apps are much more fluid than they were on Android 9 Pie, the new back gesture is arguably a regression because of its...

ROG Phone II, Redmi K20 Pro, Xperia 5, and more will soon officially support Google’s AR service as Galaxy A50s, A90, and Tab S6 get support

Google Play Services for AR, formerly called ARCore, is an app that provides an SDK for developers to build augmented reality experiences into their apps. We've seen many apps on Google Play built using this SDK, from AR shopping apps to AR measurement apps to AR navigation apps. The more features that are built using...

[Update: Beta Sign-ups] EMUI 10 beta based on Android Q will start rolling out for the Huawei P30 series on September 8th

China’s largest technology company, Huawei, is holding its annual Developer Conference this week in the city of Dongguan. At the event, Huawei officially announced the latest version of its Android-based software called EMUI. EMUI 10.0 is based on Android 10 Q, which itself is still in beta phase. Nonetheless, Huawei is prepared to show the...