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Flashtool now supports Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XA2

Users who have tried modifying their Sony device in the past will have heard of XDA Recognized Developer Androxyde's Flashtool. It's an open source S1 flashing tool which supports many Sony Xperia devices. It's often used for rooting, bootloader unlocking and, of course, firmware flashing. Back in the day before recoveries were commonplace, it was also a...

CarStream (YouTube for Android Auto) updated to bypass restrictions [Root]

CarStream allows you to watch YouTube videos in your Android Auto-enabled car. It, along with every other custom application, was blocked from installation back in April 2018. Thus, the only way to keep using this app was to keep an older version of Google Play Services and Android Auto installed. This is not only impractical...

Tasker v5.2 Brings Custom Setting Support, Immersive Mode, Runtime Permissions and More!

When one talks about device automation on Android, it is difficult to not mention Tasker in that conversation. Tasker is one of the most well-known automation apps on Android, allowing determined users to achieve almost anything that they have set their minds on. Tasker recently underwent a change in ownership, coming into the hands of...

Samsung Good Lock addon brings new Always on Display/Lock Screen clock designs

Samsung released a revamped version of Good Lock last week with a new addon system for UI customization. It was first released to just South Korea, but then it was expanded into the United States on Monday. Today, Samsung Good Lock has been updated with a new app called ClockFace. It works on any Samsung...

Samsung is reportedly testing an Android Go phone in several countries

Android Go is Google's answer to the ultra low-end segment of the smartphone market and so far it has produced an interesting collection of devices. This lightweight, optimized OS is ideal for emerging markets where customers are highly sensitive to how much a product like this costs. There has been a new Android Go device...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Could Replace the Iris Scanner with a 3D Sensor and an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Product development takes a lot of time, especially for devices that get as complex as the smartphones in our hand. So while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might still be a few weeks away, Samsung is already planning forward for the Samsung Galaxy S10. And the latest reports mention the possibility of Samsung doing away...

Test the VR Performance of Your Smartphone Using VRMark for Android

The slew of new device releases with their fancy new processors and ever-changing and ever-improving specifications can often confuse consumers on how well a device is expected to perform. With the recent push in VR and AR, these changing factors can have a significant impact on the user's mobile experience because of the intensive nature...

Honor Launches a Global Theme Design Contest

Honor is giving themers a chance to win some serious prizes with a global theme design contest. While the EMUI themes have always been the least impressive part of their phones, they're going the extra mile now to ensure that you'll have access to some quality themes. Designers who submit winning themes will win these massive...

Microsoft adds Visual Search to Bing to compete with Google Lens

While Microsoft is leading the pack when it comes to its Azure cloud platform, there are many areas where they seem to be stepping on the heels of Google. We recently highlighted the redesigned Microsoft News application with its overhauled UI and AI suggestions. This came shortly after Google launched the redesign of their news...

Upgraded Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 with LTE and more powerful CPU coming

A recent change in Coreboot repository suggests that Samsung is joining the race to release an always-connected Chromebook. The commit shows the introduction of a new SKU of Nautilus (the codename for the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2). This variant has configuration changes that specifically mention LTE support. To add a bit of context - LTE-enabled Chromebooks petered...

ASUS Chromebook C223 is an Ultra-Slim 11.6-inch Chromebook Coming to Europe

Chromebooks are slowly but surely becoming the popular choice when it comes to daily computing needs as more people have come to rely on cloud services. The rise in popularity is also fuelled by Google's decision to provide Google Play access to Chromebooks, as well as the new-found ability to run Linux apps through Project...

First Snapdragon 845 Chromebook could be detachable like the HP Chromebook X2

Soon after the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was made official, we discovered some commits which suggested that a Chromebook powered by that system-on-chip was in the works. Codenamed "cheza," we knew nothing about the device other than the SoC powering it, but now we may know more thanks to a report from AboutChromebooks. A lot more...