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Chainfire Releases a Beta of SuperSU v2.82 SR1

Google released the third developer preview of Android O this week and people are already starting to install it on supported Nexus and Pixel devices. This update brings forth the final APIs that will be included in Android 8.0 and Google in encouraging developers to get their applications tested and ready for the full release....

Apktool Project Receives a Sponsorship from Sourcetoad

Apktool is a popular piece of software within the Android community and we've talked about it on many, many occasions here at XDA. For those who are unaware, Apktool is a piece of software that's written in Java which allows you to disassemble/reverse engineer 3rd party, closed, binary Android applications. Apktool does plenty of other things and...

Experimental Build of EFIDroid gets Ported to the LeEco Le 2

EFIDroid is a 2nd stage bootloader based on the EDKII(UEFI) that allows you to add/remove/edit multiboot ROMs. There's currently an unofficial port of it that is available for the LeEco Le 2 thanks to XDA Senior Member Rishabh Rao. He says it supports the X520, X526, and X527 variants of the LeEco Le 2 as well as the X522 LeEco Le S3....

ZTE Plans To Join The Top Tier of Worldwide Smartphone Vendors ‘Very Soon’

ZTE's mobile chief has stated that the Chinese company will join the top-tier of smartphones "very soon". This bold statement has been given by Lixin Cheng, who oversees ZTE Mobile Devices. The company is now focusing solely on innovation and plans to deliver a top experience to its customers. ZTE has been making quality phones for quite...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Miss Out on On-Screen Fingerprint Reader

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are among the highlight releases of this year. Samsung's implementation of curved displays coupled with a push towards minimizing bezel gave us beautiful flagship devices that wowed many customers. A side effect of the beautiful front of the device is that Samsung had to take a tough decision on how...

OnePlus Reveals Dual Camera Design of the Upcoming OnePlus 5

The next OnePlus flagship is all set to be revealed on June 20th, but that does not stop the company from handing out teasers. In its latest one, OnePlus has officially confirmed and revealed the dual camera design on the OnePlus 5.The confirmation comes on the heels of leaked images that showcased a device that...

Android O Developer Preview 3 Rolling Out with Final Android O APIs

Google is giving Android users a treat with a new Developer Preview release. Developer Preview 3 is rolling out today onwards with the final Android O APIs in place, giving developers a chance to make sure their apps are ready for the new update when it goes stable and public. The highlight of this release according...

Enable the Rotate-to-fullscreen Gesture in Chrome to Quickly Enter and Exit Fullscreen

If you’re like me and use Chrome to browse most sites rather than install dozens of individual apps, then you are likely familiar with Chrome’s full screen video viewer. Whenever you enter a video, the screen orientation is locked to match the orientation of the video (thanks to the introduction of the #video-fullscreen-orientation-lock Chrome flag...

Chrome 59 for Android Improves Page Loading Times; Adds Support for PNGs

With over 1 billion users, Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular browser out there. Google Chrome comes pre-loaded on all Android smartphones and offers seamless browsing experience across multiple platforms thanks to its tight integration with other Google services. A new update to Chrome for Android is now rolling out in the...

Moto G4 & Moto G5 ABOOT Vulnerability Grants a Root Shell, Patched in May’s Security Update

It seems that the Android Bootloader on select Motorola devices is vulnerable to a kernel command-line injection attack. This initroot attack was first discovered by Aleph Research just last month when they announced it for the Nexus 6 smartphone. They assumed this attack was possible on other Motorola devices but hadn't done any additional tests at the time....

Andy Rubin Talks About the Essential Phone, Essential Home and the Future of the Company

Most Android enthusiasts know who Andy Rubin is and his major achievements throughout his life. This is mainly because he and a team of people created the Android platform, but also because he worked in Google's X division, started his own incubator and recently started his own technology product company. Essential made headlines last month...

Qualcomm is Bringing Support for Amazon Web Services Greengrass to Select SoCs

The Internet of Things is clearly a huge opportunity of growth for a lot of companies these days. The idea of a connected world has reinvigorated markets which haven't seen innovation in decades and it's starting to show that we're only at the beginning of what is possible. Companies like Amazon, Google, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and...