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Adobe to Finally Kill Flash in 2020 by Stopping Updates and Distribution of the Flash Player

This week seems to be bringing bad news for once-popular applications. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the deprecation of Paint after 32 years of service (though it'll be offered on their application store), and today, Adobe is ringing death bells for Flash. Adobe is planning to End-of-Life Flash by the end of 2020, as the company has now...

Fairphone Explains Why They Had to Stop Supporting the Fairphone 1

As a smartphone customer who spends hundreds of dollars on a new device, it always sucks to hear when the device I want to keep using is no longer receiving support. This is most commonly an issue when someone wants to keep receiving software updates as they bring in both new features as well as...

Joy-Con Enabler Lets You Use Both Joy-Cons on a Rooted Android 4.1+ Device

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers use a standard Bluetooth connection so it's always been possible to pair a single Joy-Con to an Android device. Where this gets tricky though is when you want to use both of them together as one controller during a gaming session. This is where Joy-Con Enabler from XDA Senior Member AnkitChowdhury comes into...

Motorola Moto Z2 Force is Now Official: Quad HD Display, Snapdragon 835, 2,730 mAh Battery

We've been talking about the Moto Z2 Force from Motorola since April of this year when rumored renders created from CAD dimensions were leaked to the public. At that time, renders claimed that the device would come with a 3.5mm headphone port but then later leaks of renders had showed this wasn't to be the...

Latest Gov Tuner Project Update Reduces Code Size by 70%

The Gov Tuner Project was initially released back in June of last year, but recently received a big update to version 4.1. This project, thanks to XDA Senior Member Senthil360, Recognized Developer Debuffer, Recognized Developer / Contributor Paget96, and F4uzan, tries to configure your CPU governor to give you the best battery life, fluidity, and smoothness. This latest update rewrites...

OnePlus Explains the Cause of the 911 Bug on the OnePlus 5

Exactly one week ago we started seeing reports about a OnePlus 5 owner who had attempted to place a 911 emergency call, but was unable to due to a bug. Right when the person tried to call emergency services (to report a building fire), the OnePlus 5 simply rebooted. They attempted this two times in...

Samsung Plans to Triple its Chip Foundry Market Share in 5 Years

While average customers know of Samsung for their finished products (smartphones, TVs, etc.), the company actually produces a lot of the components used inside these devices. One area of focus is the company's chip foundry business which they use to produce their Exynos SoCs. Samsung competes with the likes of TSMC and Intel as one...

Nexus 5X DP3 Mod Adds a Number of Pixel Exclusive Features

XDA Senior Member krisyarno had previously created a Pixel Mod similar to this for the Nexus 6P, and has just released a work in progress version for the Nexus 5X running Android O Developer Preview 3. This ZIP file can be flashed in TWRP like any other mod, and adds some Pixel exclusive features to the...

HMD Global Reportedly Launching the Nokia 8 Flagship on August 16 in London

Ever since HMD Global launched its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone lineup earlier this year, Android community has been eagerly waiting for a proper Nokia flagship that can go head to head against other flagship devices such as the Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S8. Now new reports coming in suggest that the first ever Nokia flagship is...

Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK Now Available on Qualcomm Developer Network

If industry leaders in the tech world are to be believed, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are the future of mobile. Smartphones currently play a central role in our lives, assisting us when we perform many of our daily tasks. In the future, smartphones would be able to predict our tasks and perform them, and we are starting to...

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 XDA Review: A Capable Flagship and a Solid First Step Onto the World Stage

Xiaomi’s worldwide launch has been heralded for years, and with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 it looks like the final pieces are falling into place. As Xiaomi’s first flagship phone to offer a model with worldwide frequency band support, the Mi Note 2 offers an exciting look into what we can expect from Xiaomi as...

Microsoft Paint Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update After 32 Years of Service

One of the most recognizable features of Microsoft's Windows OS is undoubtedly MS Paint. This simplistic image editing and drawing software came preloaded with all Windows installation, and its basic nature and widespread availability made it the go-to tool for simple edits on images. Whether it be resizing canvasses or highlighting certain areas for your...