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Google Fi v20 hints at using dual SIMs to speed up network switching

If you're not familiar with Google Fi, it's Google's own MVNO carrier. While most MVNOs rely on the network of one larger carrier, Google Fi is different in that is uses three: Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Compatible phones are able to intelligently switch between those networks depending on coverage. The Google Fi v20 APK...

[Update: Not Official] Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners are receiving EMUI 10 update based on Android 10

Huawei has been working on its latest EMUI 10, based on Android 10, for quite some time now. At IFA 2019 last month, Huawei shared the update roadmap for 13 Huawei and Honor phones that would receive the Android 10-based EMUI 10 update. Earlier this week the company added 20 more devices to its update...

[Update: Likely Motorola One Hyper] The new Motorola One may have a pop-up camera and mid-range specs

Full-screen smartphones with pop-up displays are all the rage these days. The concept was first introduced with the Vivo Apex last year, and back then, it looked truly futuristic and out of this world. Nowadays, though, it seems normal to us, with devices from different manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, and even Samsung employing...

[Update 2: Limited Global Rollout] Google Maps tests a new alert for when your taxi goes off route

Getting driving directions from Google Maps is one of its most vital and useful features. To make navigation more effective for the drivers, Google recently added a speedometer in Google Maps to alert you when you may be driving at a higher speed than the set limit for the road or when there might be...

[Update 2: Exodus 1s Specs] HTC wants us to know it’s not dead, plans to release its 5G Hub and a second-gen “blockchain phone”

HTC may have been the first company to craft the first commercial Android smartphone, but more than a decade later, it has been reduced to a shell of its former self. While the Taiwanese company did manage to release a few smartphones—the HTC U12 series and the "Exodus 1" blockchain-focused smartphone—in 2018, poor sales testify...

Japanese carrier reveals which Sony Xperia smartphones are getting Android 10

Sony was once a top tier Android device maker, but the company's smartphone division (Sony Mobile) has seen better days. After years of decreasing sales and market share, the company downsized its smartphone division in 2019. Sony has chosen to "defocus" on the Indian, North American and South American markets. Instead, Sony's focus regions are now...

How to use Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock to lock apps

With the launch of the Pixel 4 series, Google has taken the Apple route and dropped the fingerprint scanner from its flagships. The company now favors facial recognition and has added a slew of sensors in its latest flagships for the purpose. However, Pixel 4 users might have to deal with some issues because of...

Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Tab S6 are now supported by TWRP

Samsung sells its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series in different processor configurations depending on the region. The US, China, and Hong Kong versions of the company's flagships get Snapdragon SoCs, while the rest of the world gets Exynos chips. This year, the US/China/Hong Kong variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones featured the...

The Huawei MediaPad M7 could be the first Android tablet with a hole punch display

Earlier this year in June, Huawei launched the MediaPad M6 in China alongside its Nova 5 series. The flagship tablet from the company packed in its top-of-the-line Kirin 980 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The 10.8-inch variant of the tablet also included some additional features like a quad-speaker setup, a 2K display, and more....

OxygenOS 10.0.4 for the OnePlus 7T series brings Cloud Service to the Gallery app in India, optimizes low-light front camera photos, and more

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has gained a massive fan base in India, beating Apple and Samsung in the premium smartphone space. In order to reward its community for the support, the company announced new India-specific features for OxygenOS late last month. Among these was a smarter SMS app, OnePlus Roaming, and an...

Unofficial TWRP for the Realme 5 Pro and unofficial LineageOS 16 for the Realme XT/5 Pro are now available

Realme has made decent progress in the Indian market, offering some much-appreciated competitive options for users who don't want to buy a Xiaomi smartphone but still wanted to buy a phone that had high value for its price. Devices like the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro offered quad-camera setups for users on a...

Samsung ends Linux on DeX beta with the Android 10 update

DeX is a feature on the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab S series that differentiates Samsung’s flagship smartphones and tablets from the company’s competitors. DeX, which debuted back in 2017 with the Samsung Galaxy S8, lets users access a desktop mode UI, with support for Android apps, when connected to a monitor. Initially,...