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[Update: Stable Global Release] Xiaomi Redmi S2/Y2 gets an Android Pie release in China with updated kernel sources

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 was announced in the first half of 2018 and ran on MIUI 9.1 Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The Redmi S2, known as Redmi Y2 in India, was subsequently updated to Oreo-based MIUI 10, fostering hopes about an update to Android Pie. Although the development of Android Pie for the Redmi S2/Y2...

LineageOS 16 now available for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 are remnants of Samsung's rather confusing budget and mid-range device lineup from 2017. These existed before the Galaxy A-series absorbed the Galaxy J-series and On-series. The Galaxy A5 2017 and the Galaxy A7 2017 shared practically all specifications between them, with the only differences...

Moto E6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 forums are now open

Wherever there is a phone or tablet being sold, someone is looking for more information about it. This week, we have two new device forums opening so people can do just that. The devices are about as different as can be, but if you own one of them you'll want to join the forums. We're...

YoWindow is a weather app that changes its design based on time of day, season, and of course, the weather

Way back in 2014 we covered an app called YoWindow Weather. It was originally billed as a replacement for stock OEM home widgets. In the years since then, YoWindow has continued to improve and evolve. If you haven't checked it out in a while, there's a lot going on. The "window" aspect of YoWindow has to...

Motorola Moto G5S and TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE are now supported by TWRP

The Motorola Moto G5S was launched back in August of 2017, bringing a half-yearly upgrade over the Moto G5. Unlike prior releases in the G-series, the Moto G5S did not have a lot going for itself, and the device found itself competing poorly against the onslaught of cheaper-yet-better releases from Chinese OEMs. To Lenovo's credit,...

JStock is a free Android app to track your stock market investments with desktop app integration, widgets, and more

The Play Store is chock full of apps for tracking the stock market. JStock is yet another stock market app, but this one has a few nifty features. It integrates with the free and open-source desktop application with the same name. The app makes it easy to track your investments and keep all your information...

Looxie is an app to request photos from people all over the world

Looxie is an interesting app that was released back in 2016. It allows you to request photos from people in specific locations. Curious about what it looks like in Iceland right now? Or maybe you're just wondering how many people are at the local bar. Open the Looxie app and find a person, request a...

Unofficial LineageOS 16 brings Android Pie to the Lenovo K6/K6 Power/K6 Note and Tab 4 8 Plus

LineageOS is open-source and one of the most popular custom ROMs available to the community of tech tinkerers. It is also one of the most preferred solutions for installing the latest version of Android on a device that no longer receives software support from the company. While the list of Android devices officially supported by...

EasyJoin Pro update lets you respond to MMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, and more from your PC

EasyJoin is a popular alternative to Pushbullet and Join. It's an app that allows you to "push" files, photos, and other things from device to device and much more. A recent update added the ability to respond to MMS and messages from WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other chat apps. The new EasyJoin Pro update is a...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is now officially supported by LineageOS 16

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best purchases available in the early mid-range in India, offering itself as a great hardware package at an aggressive price point. The Redmi Note 7 Pro has also been hailed by us as the true successor to the legacy of the legendary Redmi Note 3,...

WallRey is a new Material Design wallpaper app with over 10,000 free wallpapers from Unsplash

Wallpapers form one of the primary elements of our daily homescreen setup, so it make sense that a lot of us keep hunting for newer wallpapers to change around. We have featured several wallpapers and wallpaper apps in the past, ranging from OLED-focused designs to creative wallpapers that serve functions like disguising the hole punch...

ASUS ROG Phone II, Honor 9X, and Honor 9X Pro forums are open

A new week means new Android devices being announced, and that means new XDA forums opening up. We've got three new devices being added to the forums this week (so far): ASUS ROG Phone II, Honor 9X, and Honor 9X Pro. Check out the links below to get started in the forums! The ASUS ROG Phone...