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Download: MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: April 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...

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 that 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...

You can now run Linux apps with GUIs on Windows 10 via WSL

Windows may be the most popular desktop OS, but that doesn't mean it can do everything. If you want to do something like run a JetBrains Projector server, for instance, you're going to need a Unix-based system, like Linux. Microsoft introduced Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) a while back, which brought support for running Linux...

Android 12 DP3 Analysis: Here are all the hidden features!

In less than a month, Google will take the wraps off of Android 12 at Google I/O, but before then, we've just been given the third Developer Preview to sift through. DP3 contains a handful of new APIs and noticeable user-facing changes, but it also, as usual, contains loads of hidden changes under-the-hood. We've been...

Android 12 DP3 Changelog: All the new features we’ve found!

Google released the third Developer Preview for Android 12 earlier today. Officially, the release is once again aimed at developers, with new APIs for haptics, camera, and more. As usual, there are a couple of new user-facing features that we've found from a quick hands-on. If you're interested in finding out what new features are...

Apple iPad Pro 2021: M1 chip, 5G, Mini LED XDR display, and everything else you need to know

The Apple iPad is unquestionably one of the best tablets you can buy. Despite the global decline in demand for tablets, different varieties of the iPad have been in high demand thanks to their unique proposition of powerful processing capabilities and portability. The iPad Pro takes it a step further with a massive display, multiple...

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. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

OnePlus 9 series: Everything you need to know about OnePlus’ latest flagships

OnePlus' hype train has finally reached its destination, and the company has unveiled its latest flagships -- the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. The phones feature an all-new design, top-of-the-line performance chops, and a new camera system developed in collaboration with Hasselblad. On top of that, the OnePlus 9 series...

Apple’s new 24-inch iMac is much faster and slimmer

The iMac is one of Apple's most important products, but the company has always been rather "safe" in its design. An iMac released in 2020 is indistinguishable at a glance from an iMac released in 2015. That's changing with this year's iMac, announced at the company's "Spring Loaded" event in 2021. This 2021 iMac comes...

The OPPO A74 5G is OPPO’s cheapest 5G phone in India

Just a day after launching the budget-friendly OPPO A54 in India, OPPO has launched another device in the region. The latest phone from the company, called OPPO A74 5G, is an affordable 5G device featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 SoC, a 90Hz FHD+ display, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and a triple camera setup on the back....

Android 12 will automatically hibernate unused apps to free up space

Although Google doesn't release the source code for new Android versions before the stable release for Pixel phones is ready, we seldom get a glimpse at some upcoming features through code changes submitted to the AOSP Gerrit. One of the features we've been expecting to land in the upcoming Android 12 release is app hibernation,...

Google’s Nearby Share will soon support group transfers: Here’s a first look

Last month, we reported that Google is preparing to upgrade Nearby Share, Android's alternative to Apple's AirDrop file transferring service, with the ability to share files to multiple people at once. We also reported that Google is changing the feature's device visibility policy to allow you to share files with anyone nearby rather than only...