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Honor launches the View 30 Pro and 9X Pro globally

Mobile World Congress was scheduled to happen this week, but it was sadly canceled. We were expecting to see a lot of announcements from the show, but even though it isn't happening, some companies are still following through with their plans. Huawei already shared a few announcements of their own earlier today, and now it's...

Huawei announces the foldable Mate XS and MatePad Pro 5G tablet for global markets

MWC 2020 has been canceled, but that isn't stopping companies from making announcements this week. We didn't quite know what to expect from Huawei and it turns out they have announced their next foldable, the Mate XS, and the MatePad Pro 5G tablet. Both devices have been known for some time, but they have seen...

Sony launches the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II with 21:9 displays, triple rear cameras, and 3.5mm headphone jacks

After the cancellation of MWC 2020, Sony decided to announce its new products via an online announcement on February 24. The day has now arrived, and the company has now revealed its new flagship Sony Xperia 1 II (pronounced as Xperia 1 "Mark 2") and the mid-range Xperia 10 II smartphones. The Xperia 1 II...

Realme X50 Pro launches with the Snapdragon 865, 65W SuperDART charging, 90Hz display, and more

Realme is growing rapidly and within two years of spinning out of OPPO as an individual brand, the company has not only captured a big share of India's smartphone market but also in other parts of Southeast Asia and Europe. Fourth biggest brand by the volume of shipments in India, Realme is also the seventh-largest...

Over 400K private WhatsApp group invite links are exposed to search engines

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging platforms on the planet. Just this month, the company announced they had passed 2 billion users. Like with other messaging platforms, WhatsApp group chats are a popular way to communicate with your family or groups of friends, colleagues, or Internet strangers. Users can invite others to...

[Updated] Google may turn Android 11’s Power Menu into a Control Center for home automation shortcuts

When Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 1 yesterday, we found mostly surface-level changes in our initial hands-on. It seems that Google will once again leave the bulk of the user interface changes and new features for a public beta after an announcement at Google I/O 2020. However, we discovered several in-development user interface tweaks...

Google is testing new double tap gestures on the rear of Pixel phones to launch Camera, Assistant, and more on Android 11

Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview yesterday, and I've spent a few hours going through the update on my Pixel 2 XL to search for any changes I can find. We've already found a lot, but as always, there's more hidden in the code that's just waiting to be uncovered. While looking through...

[Update: India availability] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with 6.7-inch foldable display, Snapdragon 855+, and more

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone craze with the Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness...

The OmniVision OV64C is OmniVision’s first 64MP image sensor

As we have explained before, the smartphone camera megapixel wars have resumed in full swing. In 2019, most mainstream lower mid-range, upper mid-range and affordable flagship phones opted to use some form of a 48MP Quad Bayer sensor. In 2020, it seems 64MP will be the new standard resolution for smartphone cameras. Both Samsung and...

Android 11 Developer Preview: All the changes we found from Android 10 so far!

Google has officially kicked off the next version of Android by releasing the first developer preview for Android 11. This first preview is intended for developers, but there are also several consumer-facing features to note. We will be updating this post throughout the day and week with all of the new features we uncover while...

Here are the new developer features in the Android 11 Developer Preview

Today, Google announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview in an official blog post. The company has already released system images for any developer interested in installing the new Android OS. We recommend you do install it as soon as possible in order to test your app against the latest behavioral changes and platform features...

Android 11 Developer Preview: All the new Privacy and Security features

Ahead of schedule, Google today released the first Developer Preview of the next version of the Android OS: Android 11. System images are available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, but if you don't own one of these devices, you can also try out the Developer Preview via the Android Studio...