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Pixel Launcher Editor is a root mod that lets you customize the launcher on the Pixel 4, 3a, and 3

Android fans love to get apps from Pixel phones on other devices. One of those apps that we see people try to port and replicate a lot is the Pixel Launcher. The Pixel Launcher is a lightweight launcher with some Google goodies, but it's not terribly customizable. That's where Pixel Launcher Editor comes in. Pixel Launcher...

OnePlus 7T Development Update: First Custom ROM, Kernel, and Unbrick Tool released

The OnePlus 7T (review) was announced on September 26 at an event in Delhi, India. The phone is the mid-cycle refresh to the OnePlus 7 (review). It's been less than two months since the phone went on sale, and already we are seeing custom development for it in the form of a custom ROM and...

L Speed is a Magisk module that can improve gaming performance on Android

Gaming is something a lot of people do on smartphones. After all, if you're into gaming, there's nothing better than having a "console" in your pocket at all times. Not all phones are great at playing some of the more resource-intensive games, however, and not everyone can afford the most specced out devices. So we...

Google Camera mod brings manual/forced Astrophotography mode to Pixels for Light Painting shots

Google Camera has practically been the highlight feature of the Google Pixel lineup, and often the saving grace for devices that otherwise would have been mediocre experiences. For the Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4 XL, Google Camera enables features like Astrophotography mode: a dedicated photo mode that takes very long exposure shots...

“Lock Me Out” is a more powerful version of Digital Wellbeing’s Focus Mode

Last year, we highlighted an app called "Lock Me Out" that aimed to help reduce your smartphone use. Since then, "digital wellbeing" has become a big part of every smartphone platform, and Google has even made it mandatory for OEMs to include in their software. That doesn't make third-party alternatives useless, though, as they may...

BatteryGuru helps you track usage and optimize battery health for longevity

Practically all smartphones these days come with non-removable batteries and some form of fast charging technology. Unless done properly with adequate heat management, charging and fast charging do degrade the life of your phone's battery, and non-removable batteries make it difficult to swap out an older degraded battery for a new one. Glass sandwich designs...

Lockdown Lite is a lightweight app to lock your Android apps behind a PIN, pattern or fingerprint

There are several reasons why a user might want to lock apps separately, even in addition to the global lockscreen. For this reason, most Android OEM UX's now come with an app locker baked in, allowing users to quickly lock down app access without needing any extra app. However, if your phone does not have...

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 forums are now open

Earlier today, Xiaomi unveiled its latest entry in the ultra-popular Mi Note series: the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. There are actually two phones in this series, the standard Note 10 and the Mi Note 10 Pro. These devices are destined to be very popular, so we've opened up the forums for users to jump in. The...

Customize the AOD color in MIUI with the Trinity Substratum theme

Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones are highly valued for their effective pricing. At the same time, their efforts to improve the software experience with their own Android overlay – MIUI – aren't hidden from anyone. With MIUI 11, Xiaomi added the "Breathing Light" feature, which, just like OnePlus' "Horizon Lighting" and Samsung's "Edge Lighting," lights up...

Make OxygenOS look more Pixel-like with the Out of Oxygen Substratum theme

OxygenOS by OnePlus is among the most loved Android interfaces. Drawing its philosophy from custom ROMs like yesteryears' most popular ROM, CyanogenMod, OxygenOS features an almost-stock Android UI with several options for customization. Over the years, little changes in OxygenOS has magnified to the extent that it now has its own iconography and peculiar design...

[Update: Nokia 9 PureView too] Android 10 internal beta leaks for the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, and 7.1

Following the recent rollout of Android 10 on the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global is now prepping up to release the update for other devices in its lineup. The company had previously shared the Android 10 update roadmap for its devices, with the Nokia 7.1 set to receive the update in Q4 2019. Now, leaked beta...

URL Radio lets you listen to your favorite online radio stream on Android Auto

Poweramp's latest update brought over the Powerstream feature, a feature that allowed HTTP streaming for online radios on Android smartphones. But Android smartphones as a whole tend to have a much better app ecosystem and a wider variety of options and alternatives. Radio services are also more popularly accessed during car rides, so having the...