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Google Nest Hub, Google’s smart speaker with a 7″ display, launches in India for ₹9,999 (~$140)

There's a global rise in demand for interactive voice-based tech solutions for the natural ease of use and simplicity they offer. The market has been catching up in countries like India, where the two leaders in the segment – Google and Amazon – are pitting their best smart speakers to entice users with the charming...

Samsung’s 45W charger page hints at support for the unreleased Galaxy A91, teases 5G Galaxy A90

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10+, is one of the first devices with 45W charging support. This requires a 45W USB Type-C charger with USB Power Delivery 3.0 with Programmable Power Supply (PPS). Currently, it seems like Samsung's charger is the only one on the market that's compatible with the Galaxy Note 10+....

How to get wireless Android Auto working on non-Pixel phones

If you're looking to buy a new car, there's a good chance that the built-in head unit/infotainment system supports either Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto. If it does, then great! You'll have access to a wide range of apps and services thanks to integration with your iPhone or Android device. Apple has supported wireless...

OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 6T get official LineageOS 16 support

OnePlus smartphones are really popular among custom ROM enthusiasts because of their pricing, availability, and unlocking support. The XDA forums for OnePlus devices are thriving with a plethora of custom ROMs, kernels, and other modifications, but one custom ROM that has been missing for the latest OnePlus smartphones is LineageOS. Today, the custom ROM team...

Redmi Note 8 official renders confirm 48MP quad rear camera and Snapdragon 665

Xiaomi is gearing up for a big launch in China on August 29, 2019. So far, the company intends to launch a 70-inch Redmi 4K smart TV, a Redmibook 14 with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and possibly MIUI 11 as well. Redmi had...

Google Pay is getting a dark mode

Android 10 is going to be here any day now, with Android 10-specific security patches getting released and Google announcing a rebrand of Android as a whole. One feature that Android 10 has is a system-wide dark mode, which when enabled, will switch on dark mode in supported apps as well. Google has been updating...

OnePlus 7T renders show off circular triple rear camera module

OnePlus is gearing up to launch its first-ever OnePlus TV at an event in India on September 26, 2019. But that is not all there is planned for that day. The newest set of leaks comes to us through notable leaker @OnLeaks, who has not only shared the details of the launch of the next...

Galaxy Note 10 3D Scanner app is here along with Samsung’s Discord integration

Today is Samsung Galaxy Note 10 day. The new Note 10 series is officially available in 70 countries and through carriers. Samsung has a habit of not making new features available until the actual launch day, which is what they did again this year. The Discord integration Samsung along with the cool 3D Scanner app...

[Update 2: Photos of Blue Color] Leaked Nokia device shows off 48MP rear camera and waterdrop notch

HMD Global releases smartphones with the Nokia branding on them. These Nokia smartphones boast of a close-to-stock Android experience, which puts HMD Global in a unique position of having most of its smartphones (except the Nokia 2) updated to the latest public Android version. Earlier this week, a prototype of an unreleased Nokia device from...

[Update: It’s the Kirin 990] The Kirin 985, expected to debut on the Huawei Mate 30, will be a 7nm chip made using EUV Lithography

Huawei's current flagship SoC is the HiSilicon Kirin 980. The Kirin 980 was announced at IFA 2018, and it is featured in the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Honor Magic 2, Honor View 20, and the Huawei Mate X. HiSilicon's release schedule means that Huawei's flagship Mate series contains a new SoC, while...

[Update: Moving to SourceForge] OpenGapps team explains the future of their Google apps hosting situation

Although Android is open source, it's difficult for most users to stomach using an Android device without Google Play apps and services. Projects like OpenGApps make it possible for users to easily get their favorite Google apps on custom ROMs. OpenGApps even comes in bundles of various sizes with each bundle comprised of Google Play...

[Update 2: Paused] Qualcomm ordered to license modem patents to other chip makers

Qualcomm has been facing legal battles these last two years. Regulatory bodies such as the FTC have filed lawsuits against the company. Qualcomm has been targeted by South Korea, Taiwan, China, and the European Union over anti-competitive patent licensing. Separately, the company has been battling Apple with respect to a wide range of intellectual property...