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Android-x86 project releases Android 9 Pie RC while Bliss OS releases Android 10 alpha build for PCs

Earlier this year in January, the Android-x86 project released the first stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo. For the unaware, Android-x86 is an open-source community project that aims to bring Android to PCs running on the x86 or x86-64 architectures. In the Oreo release, the team added plenty of new features, like the freeform window...

Vivo targets India’s online buyers with U20’s Snadragon 675, 5000mAh battery, 18W charging at ₹10,990 (~$150)

Vivo is the third-largest smartphone brand in India by the number of shipments. Offline sales make up for the majority of Vivo's sale in India and but lately, they have been trying to woo the consumers who prefer to buy online. In September, Vivo announced the U10, their first online-only smartphone in India and its...

Realme 5 Pro update brings front camera Nightscape while Realme X2 Pro update brings November 2019 patches

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme has been doing a great job of releasing software updates for its devices over the last couple of weeks. The company recently released updates for the Realme 3 Pro and the Realme X, featuring the new dark mode and Android security patches. It has also released updates for the Realme 5...

Redmi K30 live images confirm 120Hz refresh rate display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730/G

Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand attempted its first foray into the flagship market with the Redmi K20 Pro, a device that was widely praised for being an affordable flagship at a time when several other OEMs strayed further away from affordability. The K20 series was launched in May 2019 in China, but Redmi had revealed in October...

[Update 6: Microsoft granted license] Huawei will be allowed to buy from US suppliers again

The latest development in the Huawei trade ban saga comes directly from the ongoing G20 summit wherein US President Donald Trump announced that "U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei." This is a major reprieve to Huawei, which was suffering from the political tensions between the USA and China. Donald Trump, President of the USA,...

Samsung Galaxy A71 renders show off punch-hole display and quad-rear cameras

With the launch of the Galaxy S10 series early this year, Samsung introduced a new solution to house the front-facing camera on its devices — punch-hole displays. Instead of featuring a notch, Samsung's flagships just had a small cutout at the top of their display for the selfie shooters. This new type of display also...

Google Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021

Google Cloud Print is one of the company's older services. Launched in 2010, it's a service that allows users to connect a local printer to the cloud so you can print from anywhere. It was useful as a way for users to print from Chrome OS devices. Technically, Cloud Print has never left beta status,...

[Update: Rolling Out] Android Auto 4.8 hints at bringing back weather info on the car screen status bar

At Google I/O earlier this year, Google introduced a redesigned version of the Android Auto car interface with a dark theme and simplified controls. Many users felt that Google went a bit too far in simplifying the UI, however. For example, the new interface doesn't show you any weather information at a glance, requiring you...

G Suite users get basic Google Assistant voice commands for Gmail and Google Calendar

People who regularly use G Suite accounts often complain about the lack of features compared to regular Google accounts. The company has slowly been fixing this as of late with a bunch of features added back in April. Now, Google is finally allowing G Suite accounts to use Google Assistant voice commands for Gmail and...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Assistant in Chrome brings Google’s Duplex AI to the web

At Google I/O 2019, one of the big announcements was Google Duplex being added to websites. The idea was to have Google fill in your information and simplify the process of buying movie tickets or reserving a car. While Google didn't announce an official date during I/O, they did mention they would have more details...

Digital Wellbeing preps a “Minimal Phone” mode to help you Wind Down at night

Since Google initially showed off its Digital Wellbeing app at Google I/O last year, the app has gained a few useful features including Focus Mode and Chrome website integration. Google is also working on adding new enhancements to the "Wind Down" feature in Digital Wellbeing. A few days ago, we spotted a new "plug-in to...

Reddit for Android 3.41 adds spoiler and NSFW tagging, Account settings, and prepares to add GIF and animated emote comment support

Before even reading the first sentence of this article, some of you may have already started scrolling down to the comments section to tell us about the third-party Reddit client you think is superior. It's an age-old debate that always starts an Internet slap fight, but for most people, the official Reddit mobile app does...