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Google Play Store Now Showing Search Results in Large Info Cards

Google keeps experimenting with different UIs for their app suite, resulting in some interesting variations in the Google Play Store UI. Some interfaces stick, many don't, but Google keeps toying around to see what works for user engagement. The latest in these series of UI changes is how search results are displayed. Previously, searching for an...

Twitter Explores the Possibility of a Premium Version of Tweetdeck for Professionals

Twitter has based its business on offering a free service to hundreds of millions of people for the past 11 years. The service is advertised constantly on mainstream TV shows, on the back of food boxes, and even the President of the United States finds himself in twitter arguments. Still, user acquisition has become somewhat troubling...

SMS is Being Removed from Google Hangouts on May 22nd

It's pretty clear that Google's social messaging aspirations are a bit of a mess right now. Hangouts has been incredibly popular within the community due to its widespread market penetration (mostly by being forced on everyone as a pre-installed application on Android devices), but Google clearly has different plans in mind. Hence they launched two...

Preliminary Alpha of SuperSU Released for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Running Android O DP1

Google made headlines this week with the release of the first Android O developer preview, and we're expecting the company to release 4 different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release comes later this year. With preview builds like this, some developers stay away since there will likely be tons of changes made...

HMD Confirms US Availability For Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3

Nokia made its global comeback at MWC last month with the launch of three new Android-powered smartphones in the form of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, along with a successor to the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. While HMD Global had confirmed at the time of launch that all three phones would...

Cheapest Solution for High 3D-Gaming Performance: UMi Z

What makes a phone great for 3D gaming? It's a combination of a bunch of different things. he internal hardware has to be powerful enough to run intensive 3D games without lags or stutters. The display has to be bright and vivid to get the most out of your game. The battery needs to last for a decent...

Official Android 7.1.1 for the OnePlus 3/3T

In this video from XDA TV, Miles shows you some of the new changes in OxygenOS 4.1.0. This new update comes with a scrolling screenshot feature that works better than most third party apps that offer the same thing. You'll also find some improvements with the EIS which you'll see a demo of in the...

Updates Announced for Duo, Allo, Google Photos and Posts on Google

A lot of people are focusing on Android O right now, but there were also a number of application updates announced recently. Yesterday we talked about the new changes to Google Maps where the application will finally remember your preference to avoid tolls. We also learned that this update even included a new feature that...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

Substratum 621 Re-Introduces DirectAssets Mode and Prepares for Android O Support

Substratum is a highly popular theme engine, one that you are likely familiar with if you spend any time browsing our forum looking at all the cool custom ROMs that are available. We've covered this tool many times in the past, and will likely continue to do so as the team behind the engine is...

Opinion: The U Ultra Signals HTC’s Utter Identity Loss After a Compelling HTC 10

Throughout May of last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC 10, a sturdy little phone that ended up becoming one of my favorite releases of 2016. At the time, HTC had a lot to prove to regular customers and its fanbase alike -- the One M9 had been a colossal failure, blasted by...