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Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...

OnePlus 5T XDA Review Part 1: Refining a Few Great Ideas and Paving the Way for the Future

OnePlus, the Shenzhen, China-based startup with a rabid internet following, has never faced fiercer competition. Its newest flagship, the OnePlus 5T, competes not only against heavyweights like Samsung’s Galaxy series and the Google Pixel 2, but newcomers like the Essential Phone. It’d make anyone sweat. But OnePlus is nothing if not audacious, and the OnePlus 5T...

Set a Custom Saturation Level on your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 [Root]

Google's latest flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, had a somewhat controversial launch week. Some early reviewers were complaining of display issues such as alleged burn-in and muted colors. After an investigation, Google concluded that the burn-in was just temporary image retention and that the muted colors are because display is...

Some Flagship Android Phones Don’t Support Netflix/Amazon Prime Video in HD

If you've ever attempted to watch Netflix or other paid video streaming services on certain devices, you may have noticed that even if your plan supports streaming videos in high definition, the video quality doesn't go over 480p. This is not necessarily an issue with your Internet speed or a bug within the Netflix app....

Conversations is an Open Source & Secure Jabber/XMPP Client for Android

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat are the top three instant messaging apps currently dominating the market. Their continued dominance is easily explained by their inclusion of a simple to use interface along with a user base of millions of people. However, each of these IM apps share one flaw: they are owned by Social Media...

Huawei Collaborated with the Developers of Phoenix OS for the Mate 10’s Easy Projection Feature

Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it...

AndroidTO 2017 Developer Talks are now Viewable on YouTube!

Over the past couple months, the XDA Portal team has covered the AndroidTO 2017 and Droidcon UK 2017 developer conference, and you can now view the talks from AndroidTO 2017 on YouTube! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility...

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Roundup: Snapdragon 845, Spectra 280 ISP, Hexagon 685 DSP, and More

The newest flagship in Qualcomm's system-on-chip (SoC) lineup, the Snapdragon 845, was announced on Wednesday at the chipmaker's Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. But that wasn't the conference's only highlight. Missed this week's coverage? Don't fret -- we've summarized all of Qualcomm's biggest announcements, including the Hexagon 685 DSP, the Adreno 630, and the Spectra 280 ISP. The Qualcomm...

Exclusive: Upcoming Huawei Flagship, Likely Huawei P11, has an iPhone X Style Notch

We're nearing the end of 2017, and that means it's time to look forward to the smartphones that will be announced during Q1 2018. The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is due to make an appearance during Q1, though it may not be at CES as initially reported. If rumors are true, the Galaxy S9...

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Sport 18:9 Displays, Start at $120 in China

After weeks of leaks and sneak previews, Xiaomi on Wednesday finally took the wraps off its latest budget smartphones in China: The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. They're the successors to last year’s Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X, and they pack a few major improvements over predecessor while retaining their budget-friendly appeal. The phones are...

Qualcomm Unveils Kryo 385: Semi-Custom A75 and A55 Cores, 30% Better Performance

Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled its next-generation flagship processor for flagship devices: The Snapdragon 845. It confirmed that Samsung Foundry would fabricate the chip on a 10nm process, and on Wednesday, Qualcomm revealed more details about the new system-on-chip, including the specs of the second-generation Spectra ISP and Hexagon 685 DSP. It also detailed its brand-new Kyro 385 architecture,...

Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP is a Boon for Machine Learning

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 - the newest chip in its Snapdragon mobile processor series - is shaping up to be a powerhouse, though not necessarily through just conventional CPU and GPU improvements. It does boast updated CPU cores, a new, third-generation Spectra image signal processor (ISP) that can capture video in 10-bit color, and an architecture...