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[Update: New Build] Download: POCO F1 gets official Android 10 with MIUI 11 update

Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 11 based on Android 10 for a couple of devices, including the Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9, Redmi K20, Redmi Note 7, and more. While the company did release MIUI 11 for the popular POCO F1 back...

ASUS says that Android 10 is now rolling out to the ROG Phone II

ASUS is among the brands that witnessed their smartphone ventures rejuvenate in 2019. The credit goes to the much improved and bloat-free user interface on the flagship killer ASUS ZenFone 6 (aka ASUS 6Z) and persuasive pricing of the supercharged ASUS ROG Phone II. Besides, ASUS' software updates also picked up the pace with the...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google will add filters to the subscription feed in the YouTube app

The YouTube app on Android is packed full of features and Google keeps adding new features with each successive update. Late last month, the company rolled out a new remote and voice commands in the casting menu of the app, making it easier for users to control playback while casting videos to a smart TV....

Download: MIUI 11 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi and Redmi devices!

MIUI 11 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so an MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. MIUI 11 was announced in China in September 2019, bringing along new...

[Update 3: Launch Date] OPPO teases its smartwatch with a square design

At last year's OPPO Inno Day event in China, the company confirmed that it will be launching a variety of new products in Q1 2020. The company revealed that following the launch of the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro 5G, it will be bringing a new smartwatch, smart wireless headphones, a 5G hub, and AR glasses...

[Update: Fixed in March Update] How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

[Update: Rolling out widely] Android 10 “Rules” automation feature rolls out to some Pixel devices

Back in May, we discovered the first signs of a new feature in Android Q Beta 3, code-named "Routines". Strings in the SettingsIntelligence APK showed that the feature would be presented to users as "Rules", but it wasn't live for any Pixel user. Rules are Google's take on Bixby Routines, and much of the same...

[Update 3: 512GB S10 Lite for India] Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

We've been tracking the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite for a while now. The first rumors of Samsung working on "Lite" versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 popped up back in October. Since then, information and leaked renders have slowly trickled in, but today Samsung made both devices official...

[Update: May Be Coming Back] The Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

Late last month we came across an issue with the Google Play Store which prevented some newly published apps from showing up in search. The bug only brought up related search results when searching for new apps, even though they were definitely live on the platform. Google addressed this issue shortly thereafter and users were...

[Update: Deprecating on April 21] Google Play will let developers earn more money by having users watch ads in exchange for rewards

The games category in the Google Play Store is by far the most popular app section on Android. This isn't to say that there aren't many decent regular apps to use; we highlight multiple new releases from our community members each week. However, mobile games just get more attention from developers because of how much...

[Update: Delayed due to COVID-19] Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February

The Xiaomi Mi A3 was launched in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Being an Android One device, users expected that the Google-flavored Android UX would receive fairly quick updates to the latest version of Android. But that hasn't really been the case, as the...

Skagen’s Falster 3 smartwatch sports a trendy design, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, and 1GB RAM

Wear OS may not be a super popular smartwatch platform, but it does have some big names behind it. One of the brands that is most responsible for pumping out solid Wear OS smartwatches is Fossil. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil, and the Skagen brand has also been behind some very nice looking smartwatches....