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 mishaal@xda-developers.com. You can also find me on Twitter @MishaalRahman, or on Reddit at /u/MishaalRahman.

Likely Honor 10 Camera Samples revealed with new Multi-Scene Detection

Hot off of the success of the Honor View 10, Honor is preparing to unveil its next flagship smartphone which is widely expected to be the Honor 10. The company recently sent out press invites for an event on April 19th (as shown in the feature image) where they are expected to announce this device....

Some Android OEMs have been caught lying about security patches

As if the Android security update situation couldn't get any worse, it appears that some Android device makers have been caught lying about how secure their phones really are. In other words, some device makers have been claiming that their phones meet a certain security patch level when in reality their software is missing required...

Android Messages for Web may launch soon as Android setup finishes; Google Account Linking also present

Nearly 2 months ago, Android Messages 2.9 started to roll out to users. On the surface, there wasn't much new to write home about. Underneath, however, were hints at something exciting: a web interface for sending messages via a desktop browser. This Android Messages for Web would allow you to use your phone to scan...

Gmail for Web is getting a major redesign, here’s what it looks like

Earlier today, G Suite customers started to receive e-mails from Google giving them a heads up about an upcoming major redesign to the Gmail web interface. As reported by TechCrunch, Google is launching an "Early Adopter Program" (EAP) for a "new experience in Gmail." This will not only bring a new design but also several new...

Google publishes documentation explaining the Fuchsia Operating System

You've probably seen mentions of the Fuchsia operating system here and there since it has been in development for almost 2 years. It's Google's not-so-secretive operating system which many speculate will eventually replace Android. We've seen it grow from a barely functional mock-up UI in an app form to a version that actually boots on existing...

Exclusive: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is a re-branded 670, coming to at least 2 Xiaomi devices

Qualcomm's highest-end Snapdragon series garners most of the attention from the press because it's where Qualcomm boasts the biggest numbers and latest features. But phones running the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 won't make up the bulk of new smartphone sales, in fact, it'll be those smartphones with the company's budget and mid-range system-on-chips that'll sell...

OnePlus 5 & OnePlus 5T receive Project Treble support unofficially

Project Treble is one of the most exciting developments in recent memory. The low-level re-architecture in the way Android works still has a lot of changes to come (we'll see a lot of information about that when the full Android P release is available), but it has already led to a "revolution" of sorts in custom...

Apktool v2.3.2 brings support for Android P, experimental AAPT2 rebuilding, and more

Reverse engineering Android applications is a popular hobby on the XDA forums. Decompiling and modifying existing apps is a skill that has been used to produce unofficial versions of apps with new themes, features, and more, and one of the most important tools at a modder's disposal is Apktool. Apktool is the most widely used...

Nokia 3 Android Oreo update now officially rolling out

HMD Global, the company which licenses the Nokia brand, has been doing a stellar job at revitalizing the brand. The company already offers many different smartphones at all sorts of price ranges with respectable hardware and a clean, near-stock Android experience. While we had hoped the company would be more open to development, they are...

Google is Possibly Splitting the Android Security Patch Levels for Faster Security Updates

For a long time in its early history, Android had a reputation for being less secure than iOS because of Apple's "walled garden" approach to applications. Whether or not that past reputation is deserved isn't something that we're going to dive into, but it's clear that Google has made great strides in securing Android against...

Android P may bring wallpaper support to the Google Pixel 2/2 XL’s Always on Display

Popularized by the Samsung Galaxy S7 series, "Always on Display" features are becoming more and more common in flagship Android devices. The feature allows you to glance at the time, date, and notifications without ever needing to touch your phone. Google jumped on board the bandwagon with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL,...

Download: Nokia Camera with Lumia’s Pro Camera Mode for the Nokia 7

The Nokia brand has been doing rather well under HMD Global. Although we lament the company's failure to release kernel source code or bootloader unlock tools, we applaud HMD Global's commitment to the Android One program and timely security updates. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco are among the latest mid-range and high-end...