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Google’s Upcoming Android Q Gestures are a Mess

In 2019 it seems every Android device has to at least have the option for gestural navigation. Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and many other Chinese manufacturers come out of the box with a gesture control option now. In an attempt to perhaps get ahead of the problem before true fragmentation really takes hold, Google has also...

[Update 3: Touch Bezel] Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 pictures show no rotating bezel

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active was released earlier this year along with the Galaxy S10 family. This device marked a pretty big design shift for Samsung's watches. Gone was the chunky, industrial aesthetic and the fan-favorite rotating bezel. Instead, Samsung went for a much sleeker and slimmed down design. New leaks reveal that the Samsung...

Google Assistant tests letting you send text messages from the lock screen

Modern voice assistants are all about convenience, allowing users to use their device with as little physical input as possible. Google Assistant helps with this by being available to use even when your device is locked. This, of course, poses some security issues. The whole point of a device being locked is that unwanted parties...

Google Photos for Android now shows video previews in the photo timeline

Google Photos is one of the most beloved applications. Whether you use Android or iOS and whether you like Google or not, you have to admit that this app is helping a lot of people. Unlimited high-quality photo and video backup across multiple (virtually all) platforms is undoubtedly very comfortable and even necessary for many...

MIUI 10.4.1.0 Global brings stable Android Pie to the Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi launched the Mi 6 in 2017 as its flagship device and the smartphone ran on MIUI 8 which was based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Over the last two years, Xiaomi updated the Mi 6 with at least one incremental Android update and two MIUI updates. MIUI 10 was released for the smartphone last August...

Skip the wait: The T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro’s bootloader can be unlocked by flashing Android Q

Last fall, OnePlus made its official debut into the US market with the T-Mobile-branded OnePlus 6T. It was essentially the same as the international variant, save for a few defining differences. The most notable changes were the SIM tray which only held one nanoSIM card and the lack of an immediate bootloader unlock option. Customers...

ZenUI 6 update for the ASUS ZenFone 6 adds Google Duo dialer integration, hides the annoying aptX notification, and more

The ASUS ZenFone 6 is one of the most interesting phones of 2019. ASUS made a big comeback with the release of this flagship. Not only does it have top of the line specs, but it also comes with a nearly stock build of Android Pie. It's also very nice that unlocking the bootloader and...

Google rolls out G Suite calendar integration with Google Assistant for some users

Google offers a plethora of services to its corporate users via G Suite. It has basic features like calendar and reminders, but also advanced stuff like hosting a website or creating a work email. Integrating corporate accounts with regular Google services is getting easier and easier. Google just started rolling out the ability to access...

WhatsApp is now available on feature phones with KaiOS

The year of 2018 saw a massive 252% growth in the demand for smart features phones in India even as the Indian market's appetite for smartphones grew only ~10%. Research shows that the category of feature phones with 3G or 4G connectivity is expected to sustain a similar rate of growth and create opportunities worth...

[Update: Quad cameras revealed] Xiaomi teases a Redmi smartphone with a 64MP camera

The fad of smartphones being featuring 48MP cameras has taken over the first half of 2019. Not only flagships like the OnePlus 7/7 Pro and the Redmi K20/K20 Pro, but the 48MP sensor have also been billed as USPs for mid-premium devices such as the Realme X and the Moto One Vision, the mid-range Redmi...

Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro announced with Kirin 810 and pop-up camera

Earlier this month, Honor began teasing a new launch in their X series, with several leaks confirming key features of the devices. Today, they unveiled the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro as the latest offering in their "premium mid-range" category. These devices don't pack the same punch as Honor's high-end phones, but they still...

The reaction to the Redmi K20’s price shows there’s still a place for a POCO F2

In the middle of 2018, information first surfaced about Xiaomi working on a new flagship smartphone featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. What made this information interesting was the fact that Xiaomi intended this phone to be launched in India under a new sub-brand called "POCO". At that stage, Xiaomi's flagship Mi series had failed...