Posts From Max Weinbach

Max Weinbach
Max Weinbach

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.

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Assistant in Chrome brings Google’s Duplex AI to the web

At Google I/O 2019, one of the big announcements was Google Duplex being added to websites. The idea was to have Google fill in your information and simplify the process of buying movie tickets or reserving a car. While Google didn't announce an official date during I/O, they did mention they would have more details...

[Update 17: 22 Launch Titles] Google Stadia launches in November for $10 per month

Google Stadia has been one of the most exciting things to happen in the gaming industry this year. It brings high-quality gaming to the masses using Google's technology. Up until today, very little was known about the actual details of the service. Google has finally announced a game lineup, pricing, and launch date for Stadia. The...

Samsung Camera app hints at 8K Video Recording, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, and 108MP Photos, possibly for the Galaxy S11

As Samsung rolls out new versions of its camera app, we can take a look to see what the company is working on for future smartphones. Previously, we found hints that Samsung will be using its own 108MP camera sensor in an upcoming device. In the latest update to the Samsung Camera app, we found...

Samsung Camera hints at new Director’s View Mode, Night Hyperlapse, Single Take Photo, and more

Based on current rumors, what Samsung has already announced, and the information I've dug up myself, Samsung is really going to make big strides in smartphone photography and videography next year. Along with [email protected] and 108MP camera support, Samsung is working on many new photo and video modes for its upcoming smartphones. These modes are...

Google Stadia AMA reveals Claw controller for Pixel phones, Chromecast Ultra update requirement, and more

With Google's Stadia launch just a week away, the team decided to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to answer all the questions the community might have, and of course, there were a lot. During the AMA, we learned plenty of new information about what to expect when the cloud gaming service launches....

The Pixel 4 Camera Makes Google’s Latest Smartphones Worth Buying

When you talk about the Google Pixel smartphones in public, the first thing people usually ask about is the camera quality. With a Pixel smartphone in my pocket, I've always been the designated photographer in my friend group. However, just because Pixel phones have traditionally had excellent camera quality doesn't guarantee every new Pixel device...

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Battery Life Impressions – Can Google’s Smartphones Last a Full Day?

 The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are considered by some in the tech community to be disappointing. While Google has yet again nailed the overall camera and software experience and there's little to complain about when it comes to QA or design, Google's questionable decision to pack smaller-than-average batteries has, predictably, resulted in poor...

Samsung Camera app hints at a future Galaxy phone having a 108MP camera

Samsung is currently the only image sensor vendor that makes a 108MP image sensor for smartphones. Even though they're the ones to have made it, their own smartphones aren't the ones using it right now. So far, only Xiaomi uses it in the Mi Mix Alpha and Mi Note 10/CC9 Pro, and the early results...

I’ve used the Galaxy Fold for a month: Yeah, this is the future

There's no getting around the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a hotly debated device. Since its announcement, and throughout its fair share of turbulence, the phone has garnered a fair amount of critics. Given that this device presents such a radical departure from traditional form factors, such skepticism is not only expected but...

The evolution of the Google Pixel series: from OG to Pixel 4

It's not often that we think about the evolution of a brand. Sure, we compare the phones year after year, but we rarely take a step back and examine the long-term growth. Google has taken a bare minimum approach at upgrading their phones annually, especially with the most recent launch. But how much has the...

Samsung adds 3D face unlock on the Galaxy S10 5G with One UI 2.0

When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, they didn't make a big deal out of the TOF (Time-of-Flight) cameras included in the phone. This was because even though they could be used for a lot of cool features, Samsung didn't really invest in it on the software side. With One UI 2.0, Samsung is...

How to root the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL with Magisk

Android power users in the XDA community still consider root access really important. There are just some things you can only do with root access, like enabling the Pixel 4's face unlock in any app. If you bought the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL and want to learn how to root it, we'll show...