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

OnePlus Launcher 4.3.3 essentially confirms the Verizon OnePlus 8 with NFC wallpaper customization

OnePlus rolled out OnePlus Launcher 4.3.3 to the Google Play Store today with a few user-facing changes such as the ability to hide icon labels and an AMOLED black theme for the Shelf. However, we analyzed the APK and came across a few interesting discoveries pertaining to the upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphone series.Verizon OnePlus 8...

OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro launch with WQHD+ 120Hz displays, Sony IMX689, Snapdragon 865, and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging

OPPO was scheduled to launch the OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro flagships at MWC 2020, but the subsequent cancellation of the event forced the company to postpone its launch to March 6. There's a lot to look forward to on these new flagships, such as a 120Hz 3168 x 1440 display, and more. And...

Realme 6 and 6 Pro launched in India with 90Hz hole-punch displays and 30W fast charging

Realme has had a great start this year with the launch of the budget-friendly Realme C3 and its first 5G flagship, the Realme X50 Pro. In my review of the Realme C3, I found the MediaTek Helio G70 powered device to be a great option for mobile gamers on a budget, while Adam from our...

Your rooted Android phone can jailbreak an iPhone with checkra1n

A lot of us here at XDA-Developers.com actually chanced upon the forums for the first time when we were looking to root our Android devices. After all, our forums are over 17 years old at this point, and currently, boast of over 10 million members who have created more than 3.4 million threads and 77...

Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones announced with retractable shoulder buttons, magnetic charging connector, and Snapdragon 865

Gaming phones are part of a growing segment in the Android ecosystem. The first Black Shark was one of the first to take part in this trend when it launched in 2018. The brand followed up with the Black Shark 2 and 2 Pro in 2019. Now, the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro have...

New Pixel Feature Drop adds Dark Mode Scheduling, Cards & Passes to Power Menu, and more

Two months after announcing the Pixel 4, Google announced the first Pixel Feature Drop. Instead of rolling out major new features individually, Google decided to wait to unveil new features and drop them all at hence in the same update. Hence, Pixel "Feature Drop." The first one only added a few features such as auto-framing...

Google’s Pixel Feature Drop for March may include dark mode scheduling, Quick Access Wallet, and more

Back in December last year, Google introduced a new approach to bring feature updates for its Pixel series. Instead of rolling out new features whenever they were ready, the company adopted a more systematic approach and announced that it will be rolling out a new "feature drop" every three months alongside the Android security patches....

iQOO 3 launches in India with Snapdragon 865 in both 4G and 5G variants

If you aren't familiar with iQOO, we wouldn't blame you. About a year ago, Vivo started selling premium gaming smartphones in China under the iQOO sub-brand. iQOO-branded smartphones spent most of 2019 staying within the Chinese market, but Vivo decided to expand the iQOO brand into India, where it will operate as a separate brand...

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...