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How to Uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware without Root Access

If you've bought a new Android phone, chances are it came pre-installed with some apps that may not be useful to you. OEMs often partner with other brands and companies to pre-install their apps on their devices. These apps can be anything ranging from streaming services to music players. If your phone is locked to...

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Several features of the Android platform can be accessed only through paths and methods that are hidden away from the average user. These have generally been done with the help of some command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands, a tool that Google offers for developers to debug various parts of their applications or the...

[Update: Sunsetting] Google Hire is a New Recruiting Application for G Suite Customers

At Google I/O this year, we learned about a new project Google took on to solve a job recruitment issue that they have noticed over the last few years. The company calls it Google for Jobs, and its goal is to improve the experience for both employers as well as those who are looking for...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launches with bezel-less design, magnetic slider, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

We are closer than ever to realize the dream of bezel-less smartphones. To start off, 18:9 displays with smaller bezels arrived in 2017. Then, we moved to the land of notched displays with aspect ratios higher than 18:9. After that, we are seeing waterdrop notches becoming a new trend in the market. Earlier this year,...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 may support 960FPS videos to mimic the Galaxy Note 9

We're nearing the end of 2018, but we still have a few flagship smartphones on the way. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Honor Magic 2, OnePlus 6T, and Samsung's foldable smartphone are launching soon, and each is interesting in their own right: the Mi Mix 3 and Magic 2 have nearly eliminated bezels by implementing a...

Get the Google Pixel 3’s Flip to Shhh feature on any Android phone

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were officially announced last week. While some may argue they're not worthy of an upgrade from previous Pixel devices because of not-so-much changed hardware, we know that Google really did software right. As you may already know, Google filled them with a bunch of exclusive features. One of...

List of Android Pie (Android 9) ports for smartphones and tablets

Since Android Pie was announced and its source code made available on AOSP, the developer community on our forums has been hard at work building the latest release for their devices. Although the stable, official Android 9 Pie release is currently only available for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and Essential...

Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro are official – Triple-Cameras, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Reversible Wireless Charging

Jam-packed with features and an eye-watering spec sheet, Huawei unveiled their flagship Mate 20 Pro smartphone and its more modest Mate 20 sibling today. Huawei has done a few things to up the ante to make the Mate 20 Pro stand out. Three rear-facing cameras, a larger 6.39-inch curved OLED HDR display, an in-display fingerprint...

Google Pixel 3 XL Review: A Polished Camera and Software Experience make up for the Notch [Part 1]

Speed, Simplicity, and Security. These 3 words have been used to describe Google's Chrome OS—its desktop/laptop operating system built on the Linux kernel—since it was first introduced. But I would argue that Google's Pixel line of Android smartphones also embodies the three S's in Chrome OS' motto. Google's approach with the Pixel line is wildly...

Google Pixel 3 Tidbits: Everything you might have missed!

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL were announced earlier this week. The latest Google flagship smartphones feature a 5.5-inch and 6.3-inch OLED display respectively (the latter with a display notch), the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4GBs of RAM, 64 or 128GBs of storage, and Android Pie. Google dedicated much of the Pixel 3’s...

Razer Phone 2 is here with Snapdragon 845, Chroma lighting, Wireless Charging, and Huge Speakers

The Razer Phone 2 has been officially announced. Razer acquired Nextbit back at the start of 2017 following the release of the Nextbit Robin, and the new smartphone division at Razer then released the first Razer Phone. Deemed a success by the company, a successor to the first generation model was almost a certainty. This was...

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official with Wireless Charging support, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and Android Pie

We've seen the Google Pixel 3 leak on the XDA forums (twice), on Reddit, in a cab, in a train, in a Chinese shop, on the Russian black market, but finally, we get to see the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL for ourselves. Today, Google officially unveiled their latest Pixel flagship smartphones...