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Google adds WireGuard VPN to Android 12’s Linux Kernel

With remote work becoming the norm at many businesses thanks to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to secure network connections with a virtual private network, or VPN. There are multiple VPN tunneling protocols that services can make use of, but a relatively new implementation called WireGuard has taken the tech world by storm. As...

OnePlus announces the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 for Europe and North America

Following a series of highly detailed leaks, OnePlus has officially announced the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. The new Nord N lineup promises to provide users with a flagship experience at a fraction of the cost, building on the Nord’s release earlier this year.Specification OnePlus Nord N10 5G OnePlus Nord N100Display 6.49-inch with 90Hz refresh rate 6.52-inchSoC Snapdragon 690 Snapdragon...

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...

Download: MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: October 22 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12 - is finally here. The company has dropped the curtain yesterday, alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 11, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12 brings in a slew of...

Huawei announces the Porsche Design Watch GT 2, FreeBuds Studio headphones, and EyeWear II smart glasses

In a launch event today, Huawei announced a bunch of new accessories alongside the launch of the flagship Huawei Mate 40 series. These products include the new Porsche Edition Watch GT 2, the FreeBuds Studio over-ear headphones, and Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II smart glasses.Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 The Porsche Design Huawei Watch...

Huawei announces the Mate 40 Series with the 5nm Kirin 9000

Despite all odds stacked against it, Huawei recently hosted its Smart Life event for 2020 where it unveiled a host of new devices. During the event, the company unveiled the new Huawei EyeWear II, FreeBuds Studio, Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT2, and the Huawei Mate 40 Series. The Huawei Mate 40 Series consists of 4...

Vivo enters the European market with the Vivo X51 5G and 3 other phones

Vivo is one of BBK Electronics' biggest smartphone brands by volume, and the company sells a lot of phones both offline and online in China, India, and several Southeast Asian countries. When Vivo launched the X50 series in China earlier this year, they promised to make the phones available internationally, a first for the Vivo...

Here are the countries using Google and Apple’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing API

SARS-CoV-2, also known colloquially as just the coronavirus, has wreaked havoc across the world. Many countries shut down large parts of the economy in order to contain the spread of the virus. As countries reopen their economies, many health experts fear a "second wave", ie. resurgence, of COVID-19. To prevent a second wave, public health...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro with Snapdragon 865, 144Hz Adaptive LCD display, 5G launch in India

Until last year, Xiaomi had primarily been focusing on the budget segments with its value-for-money offerings in price-competitive markets like India. Earlier this year, Xiaomi changed its focus by separating the Mi and Redmi brands and launching its flagship Mi 10 (review) in the country. Xiaomi's biggest competitor in this price segment — OnePlus —...

Hands-on with Google Camera 8.0 from the Google Pixel 5

Google Camera offers one of the greatest experiences when it comes to smartphone photography. Even though the camera hardware has remained unchanged for several generations of Pixel smartphones, each new device gets new and exciting software features. With the recent launch of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, Google introduced several new Camera...