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.

Download: MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: October 19 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...

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy A51 receive One UI 2.5 with October 2020 security patches

Samsung has gotten considerably better at delivering updates to its phones in the last few years. The Korean OEM recently rolled out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy A71 and the Galaxy Note 9. Now, the company has started pushing the stable version of One UI 2.5 to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+,...

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,...

Google uploads factory images, device tree, kernel source code for Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5

With the launch of the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 last month, Google has finally hopped on the 5G bandwagon. Thanks to the plethora of leaks around the phone duo, there weren’t many surprises at the launch event. This is the first time the latest premium Pixel smartphone doesn't feature a Snapdragon 800-series...

Exynos Samsung Galaxy S20’s One UI 3.0 public beta update starts rolling out in Europe

One UI 3.0 is Samsung’s latest customized build of Android based on Android 11. A public beta build of One UI 3.0 had previously been available for the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra in the United States and South Korea, but the OEM is gradually expanding the beta initiative in...

ASUS rolls out the first Android 11 beta update for ZenFone 7 Pro testers

ASUS has worked on updating their ZenFone series of devices to Android 11. We’ve seen Android 11 beta builds rolling out for the ZenFone 6. The latest member of the family to get the taste of Android 11 is the ZenFone 7 Pro. Users who signed up for the public beta testing program are now...

Official LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is here for the Nokia 6.1

Back in April, the LineageOS team released LineageOS 17.1 with Android 10 as the base. Since then, we’ve seen several devices receive official support from this popular custom ROM distribution, including Google's Pixel lineup. Most recently, the Redmi K20 (also known as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in some regions), Samsung Galaxy S5, and Samsung Galaxy...

An early build of LineageOS 18.0 GSI brings Android 11 to Project Treble compatible devices

Android 11 is the latest Android version out there, albeit it is available officially on only a handful of devices. But since the source code of the new release has already made its way to AOSP, aftermarket developers have helped us experience all the new features on Android through custom ROMs across a growing list...

Install Samsung’s One UI 3.0 apps on Galaxy devices running One UI 2.0

Samsung's One UI is largely regarded as a user-friendly OEM skin, especially after considering its predecessors, i.e. TouchWiz and Samsung Experience. The latest iteration of this custom interface — One UI 3.0 — is based on Android 11, and it is currently available as public beta on the Galaxy S20 series. Those who don't own...

HMD Global rolls out the Android 10 update to the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1

Amidst all of the talk about Android 11 updates, some people forget that OEMs are still working on updating their smartphones to Android 10. For example, HMD Global was expected to conclude its Android 10 rollout by Q2 2020, but they unfortunately missed the timeline. The company worked hard over the last few months clearing...

ASUS ZenFone 6’s latest Android 11 beta update enables VoLTE on T-Mobile in the US

Back in August, ASUS opened up an Android 11 beta program for the ZenFone 6. The smartphone received its first Android 11 beta build a month later, which bundled a number of improvements to ASUS’ own ZenUI skin. Now, the ASUS ZenFone 6, or the ASUS 6Z as it is called in India, is getting...

Samsung announces Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta for the Galaxy S20 series

About a month ago, Samsung announced the One UI 3.0 beta program for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy 20 Ultra. The initial beta was meant for the developer community and it was available for U.S. and Korean Galaxy S20 devices. While power users can manually sideload the developer beta build to try...