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Nubia’s next Red Magic gaming phone may support 80W fast charging

Nubia is a China-based company that is primarily known for making gaming phones. Previously, it was a subsidiary of ZTE, but since 2017, it's considered to be an independent associate company after ZTE reduced its stake in it to 49.9%. In 2019, it released the Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone (review), which was an...

Google releases OpenSK, an open-source 2FA security key platform

While Google has done a lot for mobile security, a little known fact about the company is that they love to dabble with security keys. The Titan line of security keys has full integration with your Android or iOS smartphone and can be used to authenticate your login to your Google account. Google has now...

Apex Legends is still on track for mobile release

The rise of the Battle Royale genre has taken all platforms by storm. After stirring up a storm on PC, games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty swiftly made their way over to consoles and mobile devices. On mobile, the genre blew up even further, with games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty...

[Update: MediaTek Helio G70] Realme C3 with 5000mAh battery launching in India on February 6

Realme started its journey in India back in 2018 and since then, the company has launched a great portfolio of smartphones in a variety of price segments. While the company was initially limited to budget and mid-range devices, it broke that shell late last year with the launch of its first flagship — the Realme...

Samsung opens up pre-order notifications for the Galaxy S20

Samsung typically allows customers to "reserve" their spot in line to purchase new devices. As the launch of the Galaxy S20 series approaches, Samsung has done just that. You can now sign up to be notified the instant the pre-orders open up for your preferred Galaxy S20 model. To sign up, you will be asked to...

Android Auto app adds an option to disable notification sounds while driving

Android Auto allows you to integrate your smartphone with your car, with the driver's safety of paramount importance. While it's great for allowing you to control your music, have navigation guidance, get weather reports, and more whilst driving, it's not unheard of that it can distract a driver. Until now, for example, every time you...

OnePlus joins the Wireless Power Consortium, further fueling rumors the OnePlus 8 will support wireless charging

Fans of OnePlus may be all-too-familiar with the company's stance on wireless charging. Pete Lau went on record at MWC in February of 2019 stating that "wireless charging is far inferior" to what the company can offer via wired charging. While that may have been true for the company at the time, Xiaomi launched the...

LG’s 2019 financial report reveals its mobile business is still struggling despite the company’s overall success

LG has long been one of the giants of the smartphone industry, and for the record, they are also one of the biggest companies in technology as of the current day. But recently, they have started to stall quite a bit when it comes to smartphones and Android-powered devices. As it stands, LG has lost...

[Update: Huawei Denies] Report claims Huawei will not use Google services even if US ban is lifted

Huawei experienced great success in the smartphone market in 2018 and early 2019. The company became the second largest vendor in the global smartphone market. In China, it has been the top smartphone vendor since a few years. However, the international ambitions of its mobile business were brought to a halt when the US government...

[Update: ADT-3 On Sale] Google announces Android 10 for Android TV alongside a new ADT-3 developer device

Android runs on over 2.5 billion devices around the world. Most of those devices are smartphones, but there are also millions of smartwatches, tablets, televisions, and set-top boxes. Android for TVs and STBs, also called Android TV, is much more tightly controlled by Google than Android for smartphones. Manufacturers of TVs and STBs, along with...

Xiaomi explains why under-screen cameras are far from achieving mass production

Since the time the first phones with notched displays appeared on the market, it has been clear that full-screen displays are the ultimate goal. At first, smartphones in the first half of 2018 went with a wide display notch like the iPhone X. Then the trend was to move to a smaller V-shaped or U-shaped...

Unicode 13 announced with 62 new emoji for 2020

Emoji have radically changed the way we communicate online. They're the eventual evolutions to the emoticons we used to have between the late 90s and the early 2000s, and since they were initially conceived, they have evolved into something that can accurately represent our emotions or visually represent anything we want to express. They get...