XDA News In-Depth

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

Download: MIUI Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: June 22 PRE builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 13 - is finally here. The latest iteration of MIUI has been unveiled at the Xiaomi 12 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12/12.5, MIUI 13 brings in a slew of improvements, visual overhauls, and a handful of new features. We have already extracted...

Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 (2021): Everything you need to know about Apple’s notched Pro Laptops

After launching the new iPhone 13 series in September, Apple announced the notched MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 alongside the third generation of AirPods. The company refreshed the MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Air in 2020 with its custom M1 silicon. Then came the time for the elder sibling — the MacBook Pro 16 — to transition...

The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus is the Dimensity 9000 with a faster prime core

In November last year, MediaTek debuted its first 4nm flagship chipset, the Dimensity 9000. The octa-core chipset featured an Arm Cortex-X2 prime core paired with three Cortex-A710 performance cores, four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores, and a Mali-G710 GPU. It also packed MediaTek's 5th-gen AI processing unit (APU) and an 18-bit Image Signal Processor (ISP). The Dimensity...

Indian government finally approves 5G spectrum auctions

The government of India has finally approved a proposal from the Department of Telecommunications for 5G spectrum auctions directly to enterprises, laying the foundation for upcoming 5G networks in the region. In an official statement, the government said it would auction a total of 72097.85 MHz of spectrum with a validity period of 20 years...

Android 13 “Tiramisu”: Everything we know so far about Google’s next big update!

The most exciting thing about a big Android update is being able to follow a predictable pattern of releases to get a taste of all the new features. Google's Android 12 update marked the biggest visual redesign of the operating system since Android 5 Lollipop thanks to Material You. The new design philosophy along with...

Everything new in watchOS 9: Watch faces, workout views, medication tracking, and more

Apple revealed watchOS 9 during the main keynote of WWDC 2022. This operating system comes packed with changes and additions that further make this all-day buddy a handy wearable. From a rich set of accessibility features, to new watch faces, workout views, and fitness-focused improvements -- watchOS 9 further supercharges the tiny display that lives...

Android 13 reaches Platform Stability milestone with Beta 3 release

At I/O 2022, Google released the second Android 13 beta release earlier this year. The update introduced a couple of noteworthy features, like a protective back gesture, resource files for specifying supported app languages, and a new permission to use exact alarms. Now, Google has started seeding the third Android 13 beta release for its...

Everything new in iPadOS 16: Collaboration, Weather app, Stage Manager, and more!

Apple had its annual WWDC in Cupertino this year, and as expected it announced a lot of new features for one of the most popular selling tablet lines in the world. Three years ago, Apple split iPadOS from iOS in order to better focus on the larger form factor. Now, Apple has launched a number...

Everything new in iOS 16: Personalized Lock Screen, upgrades to Messages, and more

Apple has finally revealed the anticipated iOS 16 during the main keynote of WWDC 2022. The beta program is now available to registered developers, allowing them to get their hands on an early build of the software. The general public will have to wait for a few months before they get to experience the latest...

macOS 13 Ventura: Everything coming in Apple’s next desktop OS

Apple's WWDC show has officially kicked off, and the firm announced all of the big updates for its major operating systems. Among them are iOS 16, watchOS 9, and of course, macOS Ventura. Also known as macOS 13, Ventura packs all kinds of new features for Mac users like Stage Manager, Continuity Camera, and much...

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: Release Date, Price, Rumors, and more

We've reached a point where phone manufacturers find it hard to keep some of their secrets secret. Most major releases are spoiled by endless leaks and rumors prior to their official introduction. This turns tech keynotes into mundane events that announce mostly expected and known products. We no longer get to experience the surprise element...

Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max: Release Date, Price, Rumors, and more

For the past few years, we've been learning a lot about certain smartphones prior to their official reveals. At this point, it has become the norm to know the notable details about a phone before its manufacturer announces it. We have to admit, this makes introduction keynotes somewhat mundane and uninteresting. After all, the surprise...