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Interview: Realme VP talks fast charging, U.S. availability, and more

At Mobile World Congress this year, Realme announced its newest flagship phone, the Realme GT 2 Pro, along with the GT 2. At the event in Barcelona, on the 14th floor of my hotel with a view overlooking the city, I got a chance to sit down with Mr. Madhav Sheth, Realme VP and Realme...

Interview: POCO Global weighs up debloating MIUI for budget devices

At this year's MWC, POCO unveiled both the POCO X4 Pro and the POCO M4 Pro. For a starting price of €299, the POCO X4 Pro is an incredible deal. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1200 nits of peak brightness, Qualcomm’s 5G-capable Snapdragon 695 SoC, a 108MP f/1.9 main camera, and up...

Exclusive: This upcoming Infinix phone has a Dimensity 900 chipset and 5G

Infinix has been selling phones in parts of Europe and Asia since 2013, and the company has seen increasing success in India with its newer phones. Infinix released the premium Zero X series last year with MediaTek Helio G chipsets, and now XDA Developers has obtained photos of another model in development. We don't have any...

Exclusive: This is our first look at Android 13 “Tiramisu” and some of its upcoming features

Android 12 is the current flavor of the season as OEMs go on to update their skins with this new release as their base. If you have a foldable, there’s Android 12L to look forward to, bringing along changes that make it easier to use foldables and other large-screen devices. Now, we bring to you...

Qualcomm has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on ARM

Last week, we reported that MediaTek is planning to build a chipset for Windows on ARM. As it turns out, the Windows on ARM chipset space could be even hotter than that, because there's a reason that we've only seen Qualcomm SoCs in ARM PCs so far. Qualcomm actually has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft...

Interview: Google’s VP for Android and Play PM talks about Material You, Wear OS, and the ‘L’ in Android 12L

Last week was an important one for the Android ecosystem, as the Android Developer Summit came and went. Google officially revealed the upcoming Android 12L release, which will focus primarily on large-screen devices, and there was plenty of other news to come out of the event. If you have a foldable phone, tablet, or Chromebook,...

Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones!

Google is expected to release the next major update to Android, Android 12, next week, but ahead of its release, we're already hearing about Google's plans for a follow-up update. Earlier this month, XDA first reported that Google is planning to release an interim update before 2022's Android 13, which we're tentatively calling Android 12.1...

Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro

For many consumers, the camera is the most important piece of hardware in a smartphone. It's no surprise, then, that Google made the camera the marquee feature of the Pixel. While Pixel phones have never featured top-of-the-line camera hardware, Google's image processing pipeline and Google Camera app have consistently elevated the Pixel to a spot...

Exclusive: Here’s a sneak peek at what Live Translate on the Pixel 6 can do

Apart from having a great camera, Google's Pixel lineup also offer many useful software features. Take 'Hold For Me' as an example: This feature lets the Google Assistant take your place on a phone call while you're waiting on hold for a business to get back to you. When Google makes a new feature that...

The Pixel 6 Pro comes with these beautiful wallpapers of flowers

Every Pixel launch event is a delight for themers, because Google is one of the best in the business at making new wallpapers. It's pretty normal for a new phone's wallpapers to be plastered all over the Internet, but in the case of Pixel, the new wallpapers generally leak ahead of the new phone's launch....

Exclusive: Pixel 6 Pro regulatory label shows Google is finally upgrading charging speeds

The next Pixel phone won't charge as slowly as previous models. Starting with the original Pixel in 2016, Google has shipped an 18W USB-C charger in the box with each Pixel phone. Google, like Apple and Samsung, has been averse to shipping faster chargers, instead opting to stick with the same 18W USB PD charger...

Exclusive: Here are the likely specs of the Google Tensor chip in the Pixel 6

Ever since rumors arose that Google was developing its own chip for Pixel phones, one of the burning questions that we've been asked over and over again is: What are its specifications? Leak after leak have confirmed various tidbits about the Google Tensor chip, but none have confirmed details on the most important part: the...