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Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Forums are now open

While Xiaomi does offer flagship smartphones in a few markets, its entry-level and mid-range devices are what it's known for. In fact, the company's Redmi brand is so popular that it now even offers affordable flagships like the Redmi K20 Pro. Recently, the company launched the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A in the budget-segment, offering...

Sony teases the IMX686 image sensor for 2020 smartphones

Sony's Xperia mobile division has been struggling to keep up with the industry for quite a while. Earlier this year in March, the company completely restructured its mobile division and closed a smartphone plant in China to cut costs. But even then, the company remains a crucial part of the Android smartphone landscape. Well, sort...

2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit starts December 3rd, Snapdragon 865 announcement expected

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit is an annual event during which the chipmaker unveils its upcoming offerings. At last year's event, Qualcomm unveiled its flagship Snapdragon 855 mobile platform for 2019. It also unveiled the Snapdragon X50 modem, along with the QTM052 mmWave antenna module, that can be found on most 5G enabled smartphones today. Along...

Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch with an analog dial and always-on display launched for $195

While Fossil is primarily known for making traditional watches, the company has been releasing some really compelling smartwatches over the last couple of years. Even though some of Fossil's smartwatches prioritize fashion over tech, their Sport smartwatch from last year was one of the first to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip. Over the last...

Microsoft’s new Edge browser will ship without ARM64 support and no history or extension sync

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the general availability (along with a new icon) of its Edge browser based on Chromium. The browser was first made available to download back in April for Insiders, but in January 2020 it will launch to the public. We now have a few more details about what that upcoming version...

T-Mobile announces plans for post-Sprint merger and expands its 5G network rollout

T-Mobile has been in the news a lot recently, but not due to typical carrier announcements. The tech world has talked a lot about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger that is most likely going to happen. Today, however, T-Mobile has some news about the future of its service and its continued rollout of 5G. First up, let's start...

Google quietly rolls out the ramping ringer feature for Pixel smartphones

Back in July, we spotted a new feature in-development dubbed "Ramping Ringer." When enabled, incoming call notifications will vibrate the phone for 5 seconds before gradually ramping up the ringtone volume over a period of 10 seconds. Since we first spotted this feature, the stable Android 10 update was released for Pixel smartphones and the...

Google open sources Cardboard so developers can build educative VR experiences in their apps

Last month, Google announced a handful of new products at the annual "Made by Google" event. However, one product was quietly discontinued: Daydream VR. The VR platform was not mentioned on the Pixel 4's specification sheet and Google later confirmed the absence. Today, the company is making moves in VR to open source the once-popular...

ZTE announces the Blade 10 Prime, Blade 10, and Blade A7 Prime

ZTE has announced three new phones today: the ZTE Blade 10 Prime, ZTE Blade 10, and ZTE Blade A7 Prime. The Blade series is ZTE's most popular and these three new phones look to be great additions to the lineup. The Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime are available on Visible, while the Blade...

Pokémon GO will finally open up Pokéstop submissions to level 40 players worldwide next week

Thanks to its augmented reality gameplay, Pokémon GO reached heights of popularity no other Android game had seen before. While its popularity has dropped significantly over the years since its release, the game still has quite a large user base. The main aim of the game is to capture as many Pokémon as you can,...

Google partners with ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium to improve Play Protect’s detection of malware before it hits the Play Store

The Google Play Store is the central point of app distribution on Google's Android, enabling thousands of developers to distribute their apps to millions of users around the world. This high traffic medium thus becomes a lucrative channel for bad actors to propagate their own malware. Google realized the potential of abuse, and so, at...

ASUS ROG Phone II update adds new AirTrigger gestures to simulate sliding on screen

Asus first launched the ROG Phone II in China back in July and the phone finally made its way to the US and Indian markets in September. The device offers top-of-the-line specifications at a competitive price, however, it's not just the flagship hardware that makes it an awesome device. Asus has also improved its software...