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News articles that go more in-depth than the typical news briefing.

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

Realme unveils a host of new AIoT products including the Realme Watch 2 and Buds Wireless 2

Realme is generally on a launch spree throughout the year with their smartphones. However, this time, they seem to have taken a little break from phones and have launched a bunch of AIoT products. Along with value for money phones, Realme has also been making some good accessories at affordable prices. The five products launched...

OnePlus Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 and IMX 766 launches with an amazing price tag

The original OnePlus Nord was the company's attempt at making the signature OnePlus experience available at a lower price to make it more accessible to the masses. As it turns out, people really liked the Nord. It became one of the most successful smartphones from OnePlus in several regions, in sharp contrast to the unlucky...

Right-to-repair movement gets a big win as the FTC will scrutinize repair restrictions

As companies like Apple and John Deere ramped up their repair restrictions, a right-to-repair movement slowly gained steam in the United States and Europe. The ideals behind the movement are certainly something we at XDA can agree with. People should be able to repair their own phones if they are able to, and companies shouldn't...

Download: MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: July 21 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12.5 - is finally here. The first incremental update over MIUI 12 has been unveiled at the Mi 11 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12.5 brings in a slew...

Airtel wants smartphone makers to support more 5G bands

While 5G has been commercialized in many parts of the world, it’s still a distant dream in countries like India. The first concrete step in bringing 5G closer to reality in India came in June when the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finally allocated the spectrum to Indian carriers for conducting 5G trials. The DoT allocated...

Zero-click iMessage exploit was used to spy on journalists

Apple loves to tout how its iPhone is the most secure smartphone on the planet. They recently spoke about how their smartphones are the "most secure consumer mobile device on the market"... right after researchers discovered a zero-click iMessage exploit used to spy on journalists internationally. Amnesty International published a report the other day that was...

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 5a 5G, including expected release date

Google's Pixel 5a is set to succeed the Pixel 4a this year. While the launch is slated for later this year, it's worth setting our expectations now we've had a taste of what to expect from this year's affordable Google Pixel smartphone. Google first launched the Pixel series almost five years ago. Much distant from the...

Apple MacBook Pro 2021: 14-inch & 16-inch Mini LED displays, M1X chip, and everything else we expect

The Apple MacBook Pro is already a worthy contender in the list of the best laptops and it's about to get even better with the upcoming Apple Silicon upgrade. The M1 chip is nothing short of amazing in terms of both performance and battery efficiency despite being the first iteration. The anticipated 14-inch MacBook Pro...

Samsung app leaks all the details on the Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked is likely scheduled for August 11th, though much of the event has been leaked in its entirety. We know pretty much everything about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, we've seen the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watches, and we have a rough idea of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2....

This Week in Gaming: The Steam Deck, Netflix, and Super Mario 64

This week started off very slow when out of nowhere, Valve dropped some very important hardware news on us. We also learned that Netflix is trying to break into gaming, auction fever is seizing the retro gaming world, and more games are being delayed into next year. Valve announces the handheld Steam Deck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_C5KVJbUw On the very day...

Google ARCore: Everything you need to know about the Augmented Reality platform

Google has dived into augmented reality several times. Augmented reality, when used properly, can potentially be life-changing technology, but no tech company has yet managed to master AR. Apple has taken the approach of using dedicated hardware, such as the LiDAR scanner included in iPads and iPhones, while other companies, like Google, are pulling everything...