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OnePlus 6 will be officially announced on May 16th, launch in India on May 21st

It's no mystery that the OnePlus 6 is coming soon. OnePlus has been teasing the device by slowly revealing details. We've also seen plenty of leaked images and rumored specs. One thing we haven't heard much about is launch dates. Today, OnePlus finally announced details for the official launch event. OnePlus will officially take the wraps...

Google launches a standalone Tasks app for smartphones

Google Tasks has been a built-in feature of Gmail for a long time. Today, Google is finally giving Tasks the attention it deserves. New standalone apps are available today for Android and iOS devices. This should make the Tasks situation a lot easier to understand. Previously, it was difficult to find a straight-up list of all...

Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi Mi 6X in China with dual cameras and the Snapdragon 660 SoC

Two weeks ago, we exclusively reported on the specifications of the Mi 6X. At an event in China on Wednesday, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 6X, which is the successor to last year's Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Xiaomi Mi 6X is a mid-range device, and it's more expensive than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It's worth...

The LG G7 ThinQ will have a 6.1-inch QHD 19:5:9 display that reaches 1,000 Nit

If the rumors are to be believed, little about the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ remains a mystery. A series of leaked renders recently revealed that LG's flagship will have a dedicated button for the Google Assistant, a display notch (a la the Essential Phone) that can be hidden with a toggle, and high-end audio in...

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Forums are now open

India is a tough market to crack. Companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Lenovo seem to have it on lockdown with their wide-range of budget and mid-range smartphones. Few other companies offer products with compelling specifications at a low-enough price to entice the Indian consumer. The recently launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) seems to be...

Google Play Music will reportedly be replaced by YouTube Remix

Although the application is pre-installed on all Google Play Certified Android smartphones, Google Play Music has struggled to compete with name stays like Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. A recent Business Insider chart places Google Play Music's market share at a rather lackluster 6% compared to Pandora's 32% and Spotify's 18%. According to a recent...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro devices made in India are now able to unlock the bootloader

Although Xiaomi has traditionally failed to release kernel source code in a timely manner, they are working on speeding things up as shown by the relatively quick release of kernel source code for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Fortunately, unlocking the bootloader of Xiaomi devices hasn't usually posed that much of a problem (barring the annoying...

A Xiaomi Redmi Android One device is in the works according to Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi is a mega-popular smartphone brand in many parts of the world. They made a name for themselves by offering affordable devices with great designs and respectable specs. The vast majority of Xiaomi devices come with their own MIUI software. However, the Xiaomi Mi A1 launched last year with Android One. Could more devices with...

Native Linux apps in Chrome OS will have a slick, electric Material Design theme

The Chrome OS developers have been working out the stylistic elements of what you'll see once you open your first native Linux apps in Chrome OS, and they’ve opted for Adapta, a popular Material Design-inspired Gtk theme that can be used on many of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions. For those of you not keeping track, the...

Google closed Nougat certification in March, all new Play Certified devices must launch with Oreo

A lot of attention has been put on Google's device certification process in light of recent news that the company would begin blocking uncertified devices from accessing Google Play apps and services. This effort was likely intended to prevent companies from pre-loading Google's apps without meeting the requirements to be a Google Mobile Services (GMS)...

Tegra X1 vulnerability found, affects the Google Pixel C and Nvidia Shield

If you're a gamer, you may have heard the incredible news out yesterday about the Nintendo Switch: It has been cracked wide open. A new vulnerability in the Nvidia Tegra X1, the system-on-chip found in the Nintendo Switch but also devices like the Google Pixel C and Nvidia Shield Android TV, has been discovered. The...

Google still plans to work on Inbox alongside major Gmail revamp

Gmail has been the subject of leaked redesigns and rumored features in the last few weeks. However, Google's other email app, Google Inbox, has been notably absent from updates. This has led a lot of people to believe that Inbox will soon get the 'ol Google axe. Google has laid those concerns to rest, at least...