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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...

Build Android Apps on Debian using Only Debian Packages

If you're an Android developer who prefers to use a Debian machine for home or work, then you may be interested in a guide published by the official Debian blog on how to build Android applications using ONLY Debian packages. At this time, you can build applications only if it targets API Level 23 with build-tools-24...

LG to Launch ‘LG Pay’ with the LG G6 in June

Not to be left behind by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google, LG is getting prepared to launch its own mobile payment service as early as June this year, at least in South Korea, as the company officially revealed. LG Pay has been rumored for a while now, so getting a proper timeline on when...

Snapdragon 835 Hands On and Qualcomm Visit Part 1: Benchmarks, Performance & Power Savings

Last week, we were invited to Qualcomm’s Headquarters in San Diego, California, to get a first look and hands on with the Snapdragon 835 in the flesh. We were able to put the company’s upcoming chipset through its paces, as well as learn about its product design and philosophy by speaking to project leads and touring...

OnePlus Unveils the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition for North America and Europe

After a series of tweets hyping up its release, OnePlus recently announced the black color variant of the OnePlus 3T. Dubbed the "colette edition", this color variant of the device was made available via an exclusive sale at colette's physical store in Paris. Naturally, the very limited nature of the sale and the geographical constraint...

ARM’s DynamIQ Focuses on Performance, Efficiency, Redundancy, Scalability, and Latency

There has been a lot of progress made in mobile SoCs over the last 10 years. We have come a long way since the single core chips from a decade ago. The biggest advancement in chipsets since those days has likely been ARM's big.LITTLE cluster design which has helped massively improve both performance and power efficiency...

Leaked Image Shows The Galaxy S8’s Display Scaling Options

After last year's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, expectations are higher than ever for Samsung to deliver something truly exceptional with its next device: the Galaxy S8. The device itself has been subject to frequent leaks and rumors, especially over the past few weeks. From what we have learned so far, there will be two devices,...