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SwiftKey for Android gets instant translations via Microsoft Translator

SwiftKey has been one of the most popular keyboard choices for millions of users for many years. According to the Play Store statistics, it has over 100 million downloads. A pretty big number for a keyboard application. Its theming and other customization abilities made many users fall in love with it. After Microsoft's acquisition of...

How to Remove Direct Share from the Share Menu

Direct Share is one of those features that seems useful on the surface but actually ends up being annoying. It shows up whenever you open the share menu and places shortcuts to your contacts in other applications at the top. I'm sure many would agree that they don't usually end up selecting one of their...

Here are the carriers that might sell the Huawei Mate 20

Next month, nearly a dozen new smartphones will be announced. One hotly anticipated smartphone lineup is the refresh of the Huawei flagship Mate series. The Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be the first smartphones with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, but they'll also introduce a bunch of new features in EMUI...

Realme launches the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Realme 2 Pro and the Realme C1 with notched displays

The budget and lower mid-range price segments have become very competitive in the Indian smartphone market this year. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was the first to offer incredible value, and it was followed by the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Then, the Realme 1 was launched on May 15 as the first smartphone...

Download Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers Ported for Android 6.0+

Earlier today, the official Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leaked online along with the Pixel Wallpapers app containing the new Live Wallpapers. While the high-quality still images of the live wallpapers are nice, what people really want are the new Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers. The few users who could install the leaked Live Wallpapers APK...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 1: The Outdoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

Xiaomi POCO F1 Design, Display, Speed, and Smoothness Review

There are only a handful of Android smartphones that we can confidently call game changers. The legendary HTC Evo 4G proved that Android smartphones had what it took to compete with the iPhone. The 2013 HTC One showed us that Android smartphones could not only contend with the iPhone in terms of build quality, but...

Download: Huawei Mate 20 Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, and Themes

The Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be officially announced on October 16th, as Huawei confirmed during their HiSilicon Kirin 980 announcement last month. Back in July, we received our first firmware dump of both devices which revealed some basic specifications. We were then provided a first look at the upcoming Huawei...

Underwater Mode, AI Cinema, AI Zoom, and Video Bokeh are possible Huawei Mate 20 camera features

Next month will see multiple high-profile smartphone announcements. We expect to see the LG V40 ThinQ, Google Pixel 3, Razer Phone 2, a new Samsung Galaxy A phone, the Huawei Mate 20, the OnePlus 6T, and the Honor Magic 2. While we basically know everything there is to know about the Pixel 3, the other smartphones aren't...

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...

How Apple’s New Lineup and iPhone XR will Influence Android Trends, for Better and Worse

Apple’s annual events are a time and cause of reflection for Android purists. It's a single day, once a year—unless you count Apple's tablet events—which Android has continuously failed to compete against. It's a day when Apple arguably has the most to lose but also has the most excess to throw around, showing the world...