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[Update 2: Free 99-year subscription for existing desktop users] Pocket Casts makes its Android podcasts app free to download

Pocket Casts is one of the oldest and go-to podcast apps. Even though it is available on multiple platforms including web and has more than a million users on Android itself. Since its launch nine years ago, Pocket Casts had been available as a paid app but the company thinks that approach behind the one-time...

Google Maps 10.26 hints at a new “Eyes Free” Walking Navigation Mode

Google Maps for Android has added a handful of useful new features in the last few weeks. In early August, the company added a new "Live View" navigation mode that overlays walking directions in augmented reality. Later that month, Google announced that you'll soon be able to combine multiple forms of transportation when navigating. This...

OPPO’s 65W SuperVOOC charges a 4000mAh battery in just 30 minutes

A lot of people complain about battery technology not improving fast enough. Smartphones have been around for over a decade and we still have to charge them every night. But while phones may not be able to last multiple days yet, charging technology has been moving faster. OPPO's 65W SuperVOOC charging can get a 4,000mAh...

Nova Launcher 6.2.2 beta respects Android 10’s dark theme toggle as YouTube 14.38.50 prepares the same

In my opinion, the best new feature in Android 10 is the system-wide dark theme toggle. When I used to be big into custom ROMs and theming, I would slap a dark theme onto every app I possibly could. Now that Google has added a dark theme toggle to Android and is encouraging all developers...

Tasker 5.8.4 adds support for automating Android 10’s dark mode toggle

Tasker is still my go-to Android application for automation, though I've heard many good things about its competitors. One feature that I've been hoping to see is support for Android 10's new system-wide dark mode toggle. The stable Android 10 update has already rolled out for Pixel and Essential smartphones earlier this month, beta updates...

[Update: Maps Incognito in Testing] Google Maps and Google Search will get incognito modes to hide your navigation and search data

We're at the point where our online activity is being tracked virtually all of the time. This can actually be helpful in some cases and we've seen that with all of the various apps and services that utilize our personal data. But there are times when we should be able to expect that we aren't...

[Update 2: October 1st Launch] Call of Duty: Mobile is coming soon to Android and iOS smartphones

The Battle Royale genre for shooting games has massively exploded in popularity over the past few years, riding mainly on the success of Fortnite and PUBG. Both these titles have naturally made their way onto smartphones (and Android) in the form of Fortnite Mobile and PUBG Mobile. After a successful Beta run, Activision's Call of...

Samsung Galaxy M30s with 6000mAh battery, 48MP triple cameras launches in India along with the Galaxy M10s

Samsung infused fresh energy in its lineup of affordable smartphones earlier this year with the introduction of the Galaxy M series. Intended to compete with brands like Xiaomi and Realme, which price their smartphones really competitively, the Galaxy M series devices launched earlier in the year come with similar specs as some of the devices...

Amazon Alexa gains support for Hindi/Hinglish conversations

Hindi is one of the two official languages for the Government of India, the other being English. Contrary to popular belief, Hindi is not the national language of India (the Constitution of India does not define a national language), but it is still the most spoken language in the country. As per the census data...

Samsung’s One UI 2.0 beta based on Android 10 could start this month

In the past, Samsung updates have lagged many months behind the official release of a new Android OS version. It took up to a year from the launch of a new Android version for your Galaxy phone to be updated. The issue stems from Samsung's heavy customization of Android and delays due to carriers. Luckily,...

Android TV adds a Data Saver mode for users in India, Files adds Chromecast support

There have been a few Android TV developments as of late and now Google is announcing some of their own. The company has announced new features that will roll out first in India and will be welcomed by anyone with limits on their Internet data. Google is bringing Data Saver to Android TV. Also, the...

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are getting their second Android 10 beta updates with OxygenOS Open Beta 2

OnePlus recently celebrated 1500 days of its custom Android OS, OxygenOS. We recently talked to OnePlus about its plans for Android 10 and its views on custom ROMs, but we weren't able to learn when the company will roll out the stable Android 10 update for its 2017 smartphones. While we're expecting an Android 10-based...