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Fingerprint Gestures App uses Android O’s new Accessibility APIs for Custom Actions

With Android O Developer Preview 3, developers now have access to the final Android O APIs. These APIs will find a place in the consumer release of Android O in a few months time, so developers could start working towards making sure their apps are compatible and take advantage of the new APIs. One of the...

Money Made Easily with the New Google Play Billing Library

Many developers use their apps to make money and earn a living. Over the years Google introduced many monetization methods for devs to get the most out of their hard work. Yesterday the company officially announced the Play Billing Library - Developer Preview 1.The library includes several convenient classes and features for developers to use when integrating...

The Apps & Tabs Browser Shows Open Tabs in the Overview Page [XDA Spotlight]

Not too long ago, Google transformed the recents page into what is now known as the overview page. With this redesign, they started allowing individual Chrome tabs to show up as if it was its own application when you pressed the overview button. This was a much welcomed change for some people, but others felt...

Bug Report Suggests LG Might be Manufacturing one of the Upcoming Pixel Devices

Google's 2016 Pixel lineup was manufactured by HTC, though its branding only made it to the device's interior. It was earlier believed that the same partnership will continue this year as well, and as a result, HTC will once again be manufacturing the next Pixel lineup. However, a new report coming in suggests that might...

LineageOS Changelog #11 – June ASB, Chromium 59 and Tasks Lock

It's been two weeks since LineageOS released the last biweekly changelog. The development team periodically publishes a detailed changelog to highlight the new improvements in one of the most popular custom ROMs around. Last time, the LineageOS team introduced the sensitive number list to fight against all kinds of abuse. Since then, the list has been...

Lenovo’s SNAPit Camera Gets Ported to Android 6.0+ Devices

Lenovo has been working to add a number of features to their camera application, the SNAPit Camera, but it's limited to only Lenovo devices. This is no longer the case though, as XDA Senior Member LordArcadius was gracious enough to take the time to port the application. They originally ported it to their Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, but then...

Galaxy Note FE May Be Released On July 7 with Samsung’s Bixby

Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models soon, according to the South Korean technology portal etnews. Reports suggest that it will be called the Galaxy Note FE or "Fan Edition" and it may cost over $600. Saying that the Galaxy Note 7 was a failure is an understatement. Samsung's no-compromise flagship might...

BlackBerry Launches the BBM Enterprise SDK for Both Android and iOS

BlackBerry has gone through a big transition over the last few years as a result of the company losing marketshare in the smartphone market. We've seen them stop making phones entirely, and instead will license out their brand to various OEMs with TCL being their main customer at this time. BlackBerry's BBM service was a...

HMD Global Launches Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in India

HMD Global has launched the new generation of Nokia smartphones in India today. This launch marks Nokia's re-entry into one of the most important smartphone markets in the world, and a region where it once had immense brand recognition especially in the entry level and budget phone segments. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6...

Rumor: India, China, Russia among other markets to get HTC U11 with 6GB RAM & 128GB Storage

Last month, HTC officially announced the U11 -- its new flagship smartphone with a squeezable frame. The Taiwanese company plans to release two variants of the device. According to famous HTC leaker and XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFeR, the premium model of the phone with 6GBs of RAM and 128GBs of internal storage will be released in...

Substratum Beta for Unrooted Samsung Experience/TouchWiz ROMs Now Available

XDA users are quite fond of substratum, a theme engine that has assumed the mantle of previous projects and is quickly becoming not only a standard among tinkerers, but also an all-time favorite. This theme engine has been made available on all sorts of devices, with a Play Store application and a rootless release for OMS-based...

Qualcomm Ends Foundry Partnership with Samsung and Entrusts 7nm Process to TSMC

Reports originating from Korea state that Qualcomm has found a new partner in TSMC for its future SoCs built on the 7nm process. This newfound partnership also signals the end of Qualcomm's consignment production (foundry) partnership with Samsung Electronics. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 was built using Samsung's process technology and fabrication plants, and was the first...