Posts From Skanda Hazarika

Skanda Hazarika
Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

Save big on Roku media streamers on this Black Friday, up to $30 off at Staples!

If you're looking for a way to introduce some smartness to your dumb TV, a streaming stick is a good, cheap way to do it. Roku devices have been a popular alternative to Fire TV and Android TV-powered platforms, and who can argue with more choices with smart TVs? Now, Staples is discounting a bunch...

One UI 3.0 beta begins rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Korea

2020 has been one of the greatest years for Samsung foldables. The latest iteration of the Galaxy Fold lineup turned out better than the first generation model, and the Korean OEM received mostly positive feedback on the Galaxy Z Flip. More importantly for us, the software update part isn't being ignored. The addition of the...

Score an Amazon Fire TV for less this Black Friday, up to $40 off at Staples

The streaming TV stick genre has plenty of options, depending on your preference or brand loyalty. If you're a fan of Amazon's Fire TV lineup, then this deal might be of interest to you. Staples has a Fire TV Stick 4K for just $30 during Black Friday, a nice $20 off the $50 MSRP. Amazon...

Pick up a Nokia 8.3 5G for just $550 right now from Best Buy ($150 off)

Are you looking for a decent 5G smartphone that will hit it out of the park, but you don’t want to break the bank? When you add stock Android experience and guaranteed updates into the requirements, very few candidates are left. Fortunately, there is the Nokia 8.3 5G that ticks most of the boxes right...

Get an unlocked Samsung Galaxy A71 5G for as low as $205 at the Samsung Store

Samsung makes a lot of phones, which means finding the right one might be a bit difficult. In case you want to try out the latest and greatest in network tech without breaking the bank, the Korean OEM's 5G-equipped Galaxy A71 is inarguably a good option. The phone has now dropped to $450 at Best...

Download: OnePlus 6 and 6T receive updates with November 2020 patches and Game Space features

The November 2020 Android security patch update rolled out for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series a few days ago. Continuing the momentum, the company is now rolling out this month's security patches to the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T. As always, we’ve provided all the necessary links below for easy sideloading. OnePlus 6 XDA...

Xiaomi Android 11 Tracker: Here are all the official MIUI beta and stable builds to download and install

Following the arrival of the first public beta of Android 11 back in June, Xiaomi published similar AOSP-style beta builds for the Mi 10/10 Pro and the Redmi K30 Pro (e.g. the Chinese variant of the POCO F2 Pro) later that month. Shortly thereafter, the Chinese OEM started rolling out MIUI 12-based closed beta builds...

Download: MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: November 24 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12 - is finally here. The company has dropped the curtain yesterday, alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 11, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12 brings in a slew of...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

Unofficial LineageOS 18.0 arrives for the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro

Official LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 was released earlier this year for a handful of smartphones, but over the past few months, the build roster has grown to include many more devices. For those of you who still feel left out, there are plenty of unofficial builds floating around on our forums as well....

Download OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition’s wallpapers, sounds and boot animation

OnePlus has an interesting tradition of releasing special variants of some of their smartphones weeks or sometimes months after launch. With this year's OnePlus 8T, the OEM launched the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition following the customary period of leaks and teasers. This particular variant is available for purchase only in China and it features...

RetroArch makes emulation viable on the Xbox Series S and Series X thanks to Developer Mode

One of the best things about Android is that it offers plenty of freedom when it comes to emulating retro games and titles designed for consoles. The story is a bit different on actual consoles, as very few vendors officially permit sideloading homebrew apps such as emulators on their platforms. As it turns out, you...