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Developers can now add up to 5 tags on their Play Store apps

Getting an application discovered in the Play Store can be a difficult task for developers. Bigger studios can hire someone to improve this, but even that isn't a guarantee and it isn't an option for indie devs. Some developers have gone so far as to add relevant keywords to the bottom of the application description...

Reddit’s official Android app now supports Android Q’s dark mode toggle

Dark Mode (or Dark Theme) is a bonafide movement in the Android ecosystem. Google is adding a system-wide dark mode to Android Q and they've been busy getting apps ready for it. 3rd-party app developers have also been adding dark modes to their designs. The latest version of the official Reddit app supports Android Q's...

[Update 2: Google Accounts] Android is now FIDO2 certified, allowing for passwordless website and app access

Living in the passwordless world is the future many of the tech enthusiasts dream about. There is no ETA or progress bar about the advancement peak of this technology, but its arrival is inevitable. Passwords are dated, easily forgettable, and very often insecure, even when you take additional measures like 2-factor authentication. Like many major...

[Update: Settlements Open] Google will pay up to $500 to Pixel owners with defective microphones

The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL were, for the most part, exceptional devices when they launched back in 2016. They were the first devices to mark the death of the Nexus legacy, and also signified a big change of direction for Google in several aspects. Nowadays, they're still receiving love---they even have Android Q!...

ASUS ROG Phone II bootloader unlock tool and kernel source code are already available

The newly launched ASUS ROG Phone II is a ludicrous device, to say the least. As is with products falling within the "gaming" sub-ecosystem, Asus has gone overboard with just about everything on the device, giving us our most powerful Android smartphone ever. The ROG Phone II comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus...

New Motorola phone with a notchless, fullscreen display leaks online

Motorola has not had a stellar year ever since its acquisition by Lenovo for $3 billion back in 2014. Despite a string of releases in previously-popular lineups, Motorola has simply been unable to compete against the flood of high-value smartphones from China. Motorola may be looking to change this, as now, Evan 'evleaks' Blass has...

Realme is working on its own software to replace OPPO’s ColorOS

Realme has made a spot for itself among the top five smartphone companies in India in the last one year of its operations in the country. This can be attributed to the company's vigor towards capturing almost all categories in all price brackets of the mid-range segment in India. It took a step towards the...

Facebook for Android starts showing hints for a dark mode

Different users prefer dark modes for different reasons; some want it for because apps with darker backgrounds are easier on the eyes, some prefer the elegant aesthetics, while others just love to extend their smartphones' battery backup. Increasing demand for dark modes and the economization of AMOLED displays has persuaded developers to include a native...

WhatsApp for Android Beta receives Fingerprint Unlock feature

WhatsApp by Facebook continues to be the instant messaging platform for a large number of users, mainly due to its ease-of-use, seamless signup and a positive feedback loop of everyone else in your social circles using it. Because of its popularity, the service is used for everything ranging from "Good Morning" message spam and festival...

LineageOS 16 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One M8

Many of us have been sporting LineageOS 16 on our devices for most of the year but that isn't the case for everyone. Throughout the year we've seen the list of supported LOS 16 devices grow. This month, in particular, has been great for Samsung devices with official support reaching the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017...

Googler shows off a 20x Zoom shot, but it’s not from the Pixel 4

With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ out of the way, people are looking for the next big phone that is of interest to them. There are a number of unannounced smartphones still waiting to be revealed in 2019, with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL likely at the top...

Razer Phone 2 prototype with 512GB storage, dual SIM, and a THX logo appears online

The Razer Phone 2 was announced nearly a year ago in October of 2018. Back in April, Razer released a Satin Black version of the phone. It looks like another special model is in the works as a member of our forums posted photos of a Razer Phone 2 with a THX logo on the...