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[Update: LTE models] Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to the Galaxy Watch & Watch Active

For the past few years, Samsung smartwatches have had physical rotating bezels as a way to control their watch UI. Sadly, Samsung removed it with this years' Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2. Luckily, with the new Watch Active 2, Samsung introduced its new touch bezel. This touch bezel emulated the rotating bezel...

[Update 2: Realme X50 Pro 5G] Realme’s next flagship phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 could launch soon

Earlier this month, Chinese OEM Realme launched its first 5G enabled smartphone — the Realme X50 5G — in China. The device packed Snapdragon's latest mid-range 765G processor, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Earlier this week, the company revealed that it will hold a global 5G launch event...

[Update: Proper Homepage] Google Podcasts has a basic desktop interface for playback

Google has been working to integrate podcasts into their services for a few years now. Back in 2016, we first started to see podcasts in the Google Play Music application. They were given their own section within the application where you could browse, sample, and subscribe to various podcasts. It was called Play Music Podcasts...

Realme C3 launches in India with MediaTek Helio G70, 5,000mAh battery, and Realme UI

Realme will turn two this year and in this short time, the brand has propelled from being an underdog to one of the ten smartphone brands worldwide. In India, Realme has found itself a place among the top five phone brands. Besides a high value for money, Realme's availability across all tiers of the smartphone...

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

[Update: Fixed] Google changes how Play Store changelogs are previewed, resulting in some awkward phrasing

The Google Play Store has received a number of updates over the last few months. Google added one-tap buttons to leave betas and more, the Google Play Pass subscription, and a brand new Material Theme redesign. That new design gave us (eventually) a Dark Theme that works with the Android 10 system setting, but it...

Hands-on with the Honor V30 Pro 5G [VIDEO]

The Honor V30 Pro was announced back in November as the company's latest flagship device. The phone is only available in China right now, but we expect a global launch (as the Honor View 30) to be announced at MWC. XDA TV's TK Bay got his hands on the 5G model ahead of the global...

[Update: Voted Passed, Law Pending] The EU will vote to force all smartphones to adopt USB-C

Since smartphones with USB-C started coming out in 2015, the standard has come a long way. Nowadays, it has become, well, the standard connector for almost all Android smartphones out there, from flagship phones to budget devices. With the exception of certain, really cheap phones and accessories, micro-USB is, for most intents and purposes, pretty...

ASUS rolls out an Android 10 beta to the ZenFone Max Pro M2

Earlier today ASUS rolled out an Android 10 beta to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and it looks like the company is giving the same treatment to its successor as well. The Android 10 Global Beta is now available for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 for early testing. The update carries build number 17.2018.1912.409 and...

Motorola celebrates selling 100 million Moto G phones by offering discounts

Despite the changing hands of Motorola's ownership, the company has managed to endure turmoil and remain relevant ever since 2013. With the Motorola G Stylus and the Motorola G8 series set to arrive on the market, the company seems to be doing better than ever. To celebrate selling 100 million Moto G Phones over the...

[Update 2: More Details] ZTE rolls out Android 10 for the Axon 10 Pro in Europe

Google rolled out Android 10 in September last year and since then most manufacturers have released Android 10 based ROMs for their devices. OnePlus and Essential were among the first to roll out Android 10 based ROMs for their devices and they were soon joined by Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, and more. Some manufacturers like OPPO...

UFS 3.1 announced with improvements in speed and power efficiency for flash storage chips

Universal Flash Storage, known as UFS, is the flash storage standard that is used in flagship phones and upper mid-range phones. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first phone to use UFS storage in 2015. In the years since, it has slowly been spreading to lower-cost segments of the market, to the point where the...