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

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...

Google Photo Books, Suggested Sharing, and Shared Libraries Announced

Google Photos is one of the company's best products in recent years. The service offers the ability to upload unlimited high quality photos, though storage space is limited for full-resolution photos. But for the vast, vast majority of casual users out there, Google Photos is, in my opinion, the absolute best way to save all...

Android O Beta Program is Live

While we still don't have an official name for Android O, Google is still rolling out testing versions of the next major version of Android. Our first taste of Android O came in the form of a Developer Preview, but today Google has announced that the Android O Beta Program is live for users to...

Google Home to get Hands-Free Calling, Proactive Assistance, Visual Responses, and More

Google I/O is a treasure-trove of exciting new features for fans of Google products and services. The Google Home is receiving a whole bunch of new features that should excite any existing or potential owner of the product. Hands-Free Calling The Google Home will now support hands-free voice calling to any number in the U.S. and Canada...

Google will Finally Let you Type in Google Assistant, Coming to iOS and More Languages

At Google I/O today, Google has finally announced that they will allow you to type in Google Assistant. Previously, users could only call on Google Assistant through voice, which would prevent many people from using it in public due to the awkwardness. This will solve one of the major reasons why people choose not to...

Google Lens Introduced at I/O, Allows you to Connect to a WiFi Network by Pointing your Camera

During Google I/O's keynote event today, Sundar Pichai took to the stage in order to announce the latest AI technology that the company has been working on. One such product is called Google Lens and it will begin rolling out to Google Photos and Google Assistant. The feature is a set of vision based computing...

Stack Overflow Receives an Official App for Android and iOS

If you've had any experience or interest in programming, you've probably at least heard of StackOverflow.com. The website is one of the best resources for both fledgling developers looking to learn how to code as well as seasoned veterans looking to debug their existing work. Even your average user might have come across the website...

Screenshot Assistant lets you Take, Crop, and Share Screenshots from the Home Button

For those of you who frequently take and share screenshots on our forums or on social media, you may find that the default action taken after taking a screenshot is limited. This is true for users on stock, or close to stock, software such as on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. In a previous...

How to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3 (with Arena) on your Android device

Gaming on Android phones has steadily evolved into its own scene of beautifully designed and immersive games. However, sometimes you may want to relive some of the classics on your PC. Three such classic FPS games for the PC are Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3. If you legally own the games on...

SkipSoft Toolkit for the OnePlus 3T allows you to Unlock the Bootloader, Root your Phone, Flash Firmware, and More

Although some of us like to learn how to manually unlock our phones, many people would prefer having access to an all-in-one toolkit that handles all of the steps for us. Various toolkits have been developed for other devices, of which the SkipSoft Android Toolkit is one of the more popular versions. This unified Android toolkit,...

Modify the Screen Saturation and Calibration on a Rooted LG G5 with KPPD

Many of our users may remember KCAL, a kernel patch that brings you advanced color/gamma control on a handful of Qualcomm SoCs. For users with root access but a locked bootloader (such as on the LG G4), the original developer of the KCAL patch came up with the KCAL Post-Processing Daemon (KPPD), which allows you to...

Unaltered, Prebuilt GCC and Linaro Toolchains to build your Custom ROM/Kernel

Basically, a toolchain is a bunch of development tools used in a chain (the output of one tool feeds into the input for the next tool, hence a toolchain), usually in order to compile source code (such as ROMs or kernels). Developers often use modified toolchains that can include optimizations for specific architectures focusing on performance...