Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

I am the former Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I used to manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal.

Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Realme’s first tablet features budget specs and a low price tag

Realme started out as a budget smartphone sub-brand under OPPO before spinning off into its own company (but still under the BBK umbrella) in 2018. Since then, the company has launched dozens of smartphones at many different price points in Europe and Asia, putting the heat on established brands like Xiaomi and Samsung. Like other...

Nearby Share is starting to roll out group transfers and “everyone” device visibility

Sharing files between Android phones used to be pretty tricky, because there wasn't always a simple, fast, and unified way to wirelessly transfer files between devices. That changed last year with the launch of Nearby Share, which is essentially AirDrop for Android. The file-sharing service is baked into Google Play Services, which comes preinstalled on...

Android 12.1 could be the next version of Android before Android 13

Google may have just spilled the beans on the next version of Android. The next version of Android may be a minor update over Android 12, set to be released in a few weeks. Traditionally, these minor version bumps have been called point updates, but Google hasn't released a point update since Android 8.1 Oreo...

Android 12 Beta 5 update: Here’s everything that’s new!

Google just released the final Android 12 beta update earlier today. The Android 12 Beta 5 build for Pixel phones is considered a Release Candidate, so we're one step away from the stable update that's coming in just a few weeks. Given how close we are to the Android 12 stable update, it makes sense...

Android 12’s final beta is here, and it’s also available for the Pixel 5a

Android's most exciting update in years is almost here, but we'll have to wait a few more weeks until it's available to the public. To prepare for the stable release of Android 12, Google today released a final beta build to let users offer last-minute feedback. Like the previous beta release, Android 12 Beta 5...

September 2021 Android security update rolls out for Pixel phones

Google traditionally publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of each new month, but given that yesterday was Labor Day in the U.S., the company delayed its announcement until today. The Android Security Bulletin for September 2021 has been made public, and a new security update is rolling out for Pixel phones. September...

Locast, a non-profit that streamed local TV over the Internet, is forced to shut down

Cord-cutting used to be a niche way for tech-savvy consumers to save money, but with the growing popularity of streaming services, we're basically back to square one. Not every provider has switched to the Internet, though. Local TV stations still broadcast over-the-air to tens of millions of Americans across the country, so if you want...

Wyze is working on a gun safe you can unlock with your fingerprint

If you've dabbled in smart home tech before, then you've probably heard of Wyze. The tech brand has gained a lot of fans over the years for its lineup of affordable yet great quality IoT products. While Wyze is best known for its security cameras, they also sell a bunch of other smart home products,...

Gmail is rolling out a Material You redesign for some users on Android 12

Material You is the third major iteration of Google's Material design language. According to Google, Material You aims to create designs that are "personal for every style, accessible for every need, and adaptive for every screen." It was introduced at Google I/O earlier this year, and since then, Google and several third-party developers have updated...

Jabra’s new Elite 3 and Elite 7 wireless earbuds offer ANC and better voice calls

If you're looking to buy a pair of true wireless earbuds, there's no shortage of options on the market. Most TWS earbuds have few unique features, so purchase decisions often come down to one or more key features, the pricing, and the brand behind the product. Danish brand Jabra has one of the audio product...

Amazon is the next tech company to join the live audio clubhouse

There are dozens of music streaming services available worldwide, some of which cater to specific genres while others offer a broad catalog of songs. To compete with the likes of Spotify, YouTube, and Apple, it's not enough for a service to only offer music, though. The biggest players in the industry have branched off into...