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An early Android 9 Pie beta also leaks for the LG V30

We've been focusing a lot on the many new features that are making their way to Android 10, but there are millions of devices that have yet to receive an update to Android 9 Pie yet. Back in April of this year, it was reported that the LG V30, LG V35, and LG V40 would...

Waze now lists toll road prices in the US & Canada

Depending on your travel habits, toll roads can be something you deal with every day or an unfamiliar part of road trips. Around 40 states in the US have at least one toll road. Waze is known for providing valuable information to drivers and they're rolling out a new feature that will be very useful...

[Update: Available Now] The Dish AirTV Mini is an upcoming 4K Android TV streaming stick

The market is in a state where streaming sticks, specific to Android, are springing up to the top from all around the world. There's the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, the Roku Streaming Stick+, and the latest is the unannounced AirTV Mini Streaming stick by Dish, which is expected to hit the markets in June...

[Update 2: Press Renders] Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro to have bezel-less displays with pop-up cameras

Honor's mid-range series with the suffix "X" offers a good value for the price. The focus of this series is to empower the average consumer in the sub-$250 price segment and the high demand proves its success. As per official figures, the Huawei sub-brand has already sold 15 million units of the Honor 8X, i.e....

Google Chrome 77 improves dark mode for web pages by no longer inverting some images

Lately, dark mode has been all the rage in software UI design. We've seen a system-wide dark mode being added in the Android Q betas, and more and more Google apps are getting an integrated dark mode. It comes as no surprise then that the latest betas for Google Chrome have included a native dark...

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 855 Plus with an overclocked CPU and GPU

In December of 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. It's the company's most powerful chip designed for smartphones and tablets, and over half a year later, we've already seen it ship in devices like the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S10, Xiaomi Mi 9, OnePlus 7 Pro, and ASUS ZenFone 6. We've also seen the...

The Realme X arrives in India with a pop-up camera, notchless display, and 48MP rear camera alongside the entry-level Realme 3i

Since its entry in the Indian smartphone market, Realme has taken the budget and the mid-range segment by a storm with highly user-friendly pricing. In just one year, Realme has made an entry into the table for the top five smartphone brands in India and is now taking a giant leap (in accordance to its...

An early Android Pie beta leaks for the European LG G6

Korean smartphone brand LG has disappointingly been slow at providing major Android system upgrades when compared to its competitors. The early 2017 LG G6 launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, and while it did receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, it hasn't yet received Android 9 Pie. According to LG's Android Pie update...

[Update: Essential Phone] Android Q Beta 5 rolls out for all Google Pixel phones, brings updated gesture navigation

Android Q Beta 4 marked the last beta that was given a launch month. We knew Android Q Beta 5 would launch sometime in "Q3," but that was as specific as Google got. Turns out we didn't have to wait very long as Google is rolling out the fifth beta today. This is the first...

Vivo is hiring staff in Germany and Ukraine, possibly expanding into Europe

Vivo doesn't tend to get much attention these days, but they actually ship more smartphones around the world than well-known brands like Motorola (2-3 times as many). A big reason why they don't seem to get much attention from mainstream outlets is due to the company's limited reach. However, some new job listings seem to...

Huawei Watch GT is finally getting support for custom watch faces

The Huawei Watch GT launched early this year in the US. This wouldn't be a terribly interesting watch except for one thing: it doesn't run Wear OS. Before any of Huawei's troubles in the US began, the company was already dabbling with their own OS. One of the downsides of not using Wear OS is...

Google Fit gets a dark theme in version 2.16

The popularity of dark themes has started to grow with OLED displays finally moving away from just being limited to flagships and into the mainstream. While Google has been working on a system-wide dark theme in Android Q, multiple apps have already been getting their own controls for an app-wide dark mode. In the last...