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Google Chrome app is no longer the WebView provider in Android 10

Android's WebView feature has had a rocky history and has morphed several times in the past few years. Android 4.4 KitKat first introduced a Chromium-based WebView component in 2013. Back then, it was built into the system, but it became a separately-updated component later down the road, with Android 5.0 Lollipop. With Android 7.0 Nougat,...

Google Chrome is getting a grid tab layout, tab hover previews, in-search answers, and themes

With Made by Google 2019 just around the corner, you would expect all the announcements coming out of the tech giant to be hardware-related. But the latest news from the company is that Google Chrome is getting some pretty significant updates this Fall. And it's not just to the desktop browser, we're seeing changes to...

NVIDIA GeForce NOW gets a major redesign on Windows and macOS

Streaming services are all the rage these days, and with services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ being examples of highly successful video streaming services, tech companies are now trying to bring the same premise to gaming. Game streaming services are now being pushed as the possible future of gaming, or at least a viable alternative...

Several new features have been found in the Google Home, Google Photos, Google One, and Google News apps

Google is constantly adjusting and updating its wide assortment of apps. Every week it seems like people are finding small little tweaks here and there. One person who is always digging to find unreleased features is Jane Manchun Wong. She recently shared a handful of discoveries from the Google Home, Google Photos, Google One, and...

The Huawei Watch GT 2 has 2-week battery life and comes in 2 sizes

Huawei has been busy announcing new products this morning with the Mate 30 series as the headliner. The company also announced a successor to the Huawei Watch GT, which was launched earlier this year. The Watch GT series features Huawei's own LiteOS instead of Wear OS. The Huawei Watch GT 2 builds upon the original...

[Update: Official Netflix, Prime Video support coming with the update] Exclusive: Mi TV 4 PRO, 4A PRO, 4C PRO, and 4X PRO to get Android Pie update starting September

Xiaomi is best known for its propensity of shaking up the economics of nearly every segment of the smartphone market. While Xiaomi may very well be credited for a transformation in the category of smartphones as well as accessories, they have also played a vital role in realigning the Indian smart TV market in the...

Google Assistant gets a phone line in India, new Indic languages now supported across Google apps

The count of smartphone users in India stands at 400 million and it's growing at an enormous rate - in fact, it is the only growing smartphone market globally. This makes India not only a market full of opportunities for smartphone companies but also for software giants such as Google. Today, at the 5th edition...

Google Pay to get a new interface, tokenized card support, job search, and storefronts in India

Google has made some exciting announcements at the 5th edition of the Google for India event, but a lot of attention was centered on Google Pay. The app has seen major growth in India with the platform reaching 918 million transactions by August 2019. To commemorate the adoption of digital payments in India, Google has...

Android 10 custom ROMs are here for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi A1, and Google Nexus 5X

The Android 10 party is underway here at XDA-Developers, and everyone is invited. If you own a current-generation device like the Google Pixel, the Essential Phone, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, you can already try out builds that have been officially released by the OEM. If you use...

[Update 2: Launching in India on September 25] Xiaomi Redmi 8A has been pictured through its TENAA listing

Xiaomi makes a whole host of products, extending beyond smartphones into several other smart home areas. Even within their smartphone lineup, you can find a phone for a lot of different budget segments. However, for the Chinese company, its low-cost high-value series like the Redmi series, Redmi A-series, and the Redmi Note-series are some of...

[Update 11: App-switching via smartphone] The OnePlus TV launches September 26th in India

OnePlus CEO Mr. Pete Lau had expressed his company's intention to diversify from smartphones into the TV segment. Information on the same was not available for a while, but last week, we finally heard more about the upcoming TV as it passed through Bluetooth SIG certification. The certification listing revealed that the TV will be...

[Update 2: 7.2 goes on sale in India] HMD Global announces the mid-range Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones at IFA 2019

IFA 2019 is currently going on in Berlin and we've already seen a bunch of new phone announcements. HMD Global is, of course, no stranger to phone launches as they consistently release new Nokia phones throughout the year. At IFA 2019, the company is showing off the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2. Nokia 7.2 Both phones are...