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Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Nokia Camera port brings 3D Personas (Animojis) to any Android 8.0+ device

The Nokia 6.1 Plus launched with HMD Global's version of Apple's Animojis or Samsung's AR Emojis. It's called 3D Personas and it works similarly to other 3D emoji features by using the front-facing camera to map your facial expressions onto a 3D model. HMD Global only offers a few 3D Personas to play around with,...

Early Android Pie beta now available for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9

Yesterday, we published the first hands-on of Samsung Experience 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S9+. After publishing details on how to install the early Android Pie beta on the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+, we now have this same build but for the smaller Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9. If you're interested in seeing what's new in the...

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will get the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Flaw Detection feature in the Android Pie update

Yesterday, we got our hands on the latest version of Samsung Experience, Samsung Experience 10, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. We had a lot to unpack in the latest update, and so far we have seen a completely redesigned user interface, an AMOLED dark mode, and some new gestures. We also found...

How to install an Early Android Pie Build with Samsung Experience 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Earlier today, we posted the first hands-on with Samsung Experience 10.0 based on Android 9 Pie for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. We showed off all the new features that we could find in our quick look. Many people might be wondering how they can install this update for themselves, and we now have instructions...

Download: Samsung Internet 9.0 brings major redesign to the web browser

It might not be the juggernaut that is Google Chrome, but Samsung Internet has gained a dedicated following thanks to the extra features that it offers on top of Google's browser. Just recently we reported on the new Samsung Internet 8.2 beta that brought features like parallel downloading for faster file downloads and Do Not Track...

Samsung Galaxy S9+’s Android Pie update reveals the existence of 4 Samsung Galaxy S10 models

Earlier today, we published the first hands-on experience of Android 9 Pie for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. Before we make the firmware available for anyone to install on their Galaxy S9+, we decided to analyze the system apps to see if we could find anything interesting about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10. Earlier this...

[Update: Video] Exclusive: This is Android Pie with Samsung Experience 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung has been notoriously slow to update their long portfolio of smartphones. It usually takes close to 6 months or longer for them to update any of their flagship devices to the latest version of Android. Thanks to our friends at Firmware.Science, we were able to get an early hands-on of the upcoming Samsung Experience...

OnePlus Invites you to Play a Puzzle Game to Win Some Prizes

OnePlus and Google have teamed up to launch a new puzzle game called Crackables. This isn't any normal puzzle game, though. If you're one of the first 1,000 people to complete the first 3 challenges in the game, may have a chance to win a new gaming rig valued at $30,000. But more on that...

Samsung Internet 8.2 beta brings faster downloads and Do Not Track

The Samsung Internet Browser is generally known to be one of the best web browsers available on Android phones. This is because of its support for extensions like Amazon Assistant for finding the best deal or the built-in ad blocking support. Samsung posted to their blog to announce a few new features. This beta update includes the new Do...

Snapchat’s latest update adds SnapMap in the hidden Alpha redesign

A couple weeks ago we found out how to enable the new Snapchat Alpha redesign within the beta APK. This redesign is part of the new Snapchat update that Snap has been working on to make the app faster on Android. The update was still missing a few features like SnapMap and SnapCodes, though the latest...

How to remap Bixby 2.0 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung released Bixby 2.0 with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Bixby 2.0 made promises of being way better than Bixby 1.0 which launched last year with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for a few days and in my view, Bixby 2.0 is basically the...

Google Play Games tests new leaderboard design & other UI changes

Google is testing a new user interface for the Google Play Games leaderboard and multiplayer window.  The menus are getting the new Material Theme interface that has been rolling out to apps. This adds the new light color design and updated font.This was enabled by XDA Recognized Developer Quinny898, a.k.a. Kieron Quinn of Mighty Quinn Apps....