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[Update: Official] Android Messages for desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and more is going live

Back in February, we reported that Google's default text messaging/RCS client for Android, Android Messages, would be accessible over desktop web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and more. Then in April, we reported that work on the Android app was complete as the setup process for the desktop integration...

How to send text messages from your PC with Android Messages for web

Have you ever wanted to send text messages from the comfort of your desktop or laptop computer? Well if you're on Android, now you can thanks to the latest update of the Android Messages app. Android Messages is Google's SMS/RCS chat client on Android devices. It's pre-installed on millions of devices worldwide and thanks to...

[Update: LG Q7] LG’s first Android One device may be a T-Mobile USA exclusive

Back in 2014, Google announced the Android One program as part of the company's initiative to expand into emerging markets in South and Southeast Asia. Android One offers users a taste of stock Android even if they can't afford the latest Google flagship. It's a great way to help keep Android users up-to-date as well, as...

[UPDATE: Video Summary] OnePlus 6 Speed, Smoothness & Gaming XDA Review: Living up to the Slogan

Check out Daniel's video summary of this article! The OnePlus 6 (which you can soon pre-order) was announced last week, packing the latest hardware as expected. OnePlus devices have been known to be extremely speedy, to the point where the new phone’s marketing slogan reflects that reputation. With the fastest chipset from Qualcomm as well as the...

Here’s a list of Chromebooks with Linux app support

Linux apps on Chrome OS made their debut on the Google Pixelbook at Google I/O this year. Since then, support has come quietly to more Chromebooks, new and old. Here's a list of all the Chromebooks that support the functionality. Linux apps on Chrome OS This is a new feature that allows users to start up Linux...

OnePlus 6 gets Android P Beta 2 with Google Lens in camera, Ambient Display, & Face Unlock

OnePlus announced the Android P beta for the OnePlus 6 alongside a number of other device OEMs. Following the release of Android P beta 2 for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, the Essential Phone and the Sony Xperia XZ2 also received the latest build. OnePlus has...

Snap Kit SDK Lets Developers Integrate Snapchat’s Features onto Their Platform

Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat, has introduced Snap Kit: a set of developer tools that allows developers to integrate some of Snapchat's best features across the developer's app, and also makes it easy for users to share moments from these apps with the Snapchat community. https://youtu.be/Os_q9z-olHQ Snap Kit also keeps users privacy and security in mind,...

LineageOS Introduces “Trust” – A Centralized Interface for Security and Privacy

The introduction of monthly security patches for Android was a welcome and much-needed move from Google. At that time, Android was infamous for its fragmentation issues, which negatively impacted how security vulnerabilities could be patched and then quickly distributed to devices. Monthly security patches provided a quick way for concerned users to judge how "secure"...

LG G7 ThinQ Mini Review: A Great Camera and Beautiful Design Still Can’t Help LG Stand Out

The LG G7 ThinQ is the company’s first big flagship phone for 2018. In theory, the G series is supposed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9, but LG hasn’t had much luck in recent years. The company even talked about slowing down their phone release cycle. Despite the doom and gloom, the LG G7...

Google Pixelbook may receive Windows 10 certification from Microsoft

Evidence is mounting that the Google Pixelbook could natively support booting into Windows 10 hack free, perhaps even with the blessing of Microsoft. The Chrome OS developers have a natural aversion to mentioning Microsoft or Windows by name, but commits and code-reviews all-but-confirm that Windows is the AltOS we reported they were working on earlier this...

Navigation Gestures updated with better Nav Bar hiding, App Launch action, Android P compatibility, & more

We launched our Navigation Gestures app a little over 3 weeks ago, and since our last update, we've been hard at work to address the overwhelming amount of feedback we've received. Our app, which was originally designed to be a simple gesture control app based on the Apple iPhone X's gestures, has since gained a lot of...

Here are the developers that will get a OnePlus 6 to work on. Also: How to apply for one

OnePlus has a long history of always supporting the development community when it comes to their devices. They have been consistent with offering phones that can easily be unlocked and flashed with different ROMs and recoveries. They're one of the few companies that allow you to unlock the bootloader of your phone without any requirement...