News Brief

Any news that we cover. The default category.

Google preps “Switch to Android” iOS app for migrating data from an iPhone

If you’re jumping ship from Android to iOS, Apple offers an app called Move to iOS on the Google Play Store, allowing you to seamlessly migrate your Android data to an iPhone. But if you want to do the opposite — switch from iOS to Android — Google currently doesn’t have a similar tool on...

Download: OxygenOS 11.0.2.1 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro

OnePlus has been known to provide good software support for its devices. But over the years, its reputation in this regard has taken a hit. With the recently announced codebase merger with ColorOS, OnePlus has extended software support for its devices, but only time will tell if it can stick to its new update schedule....

Realme’s new phone will support iPhone 12-like magnetic wireless charging

Realme plans to launch the first Android phone with a magnetic wireless charging solution, like the one found on Apple's latest iPhones. The company recently secured a trademark for “MagDart” from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Along with the trademark, we also saw two variants of Realme’s upcoming MagDart charger -- a slim, puck-shaped...

OPPO’s latest smartwatch offers Snapdragon Wear 4100 and up to 16 days of battery life

OPPO today expanded its smartwatch lineup with the launch of the OPPO Watch 2, a direct successor to the OPPO Watch from last year. The new watch has been launched in China, but OPPO hasn't shared any details about international availability. Similar to its predecessor, the OPPO Watch 2 sticks with the square design, which is...

OPPO’s new Flash Charge tech promises Safer, Faster, and Smarter Charging

OPPO was one of the first few brands to announce a proprietary fast charging tech that was actually, well, fast. They called it VOOC, and we saw an adaptation of the technology on the OnePlus 3 in the form of Dash Charge, which was limited to 20W. Even with just 20W of power, Dash Charge...

Motorola’s Edge 20 Lite looks like a MediaTek version of Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Lite

Motorola is gearing up to unveil the Motorola Edge 20 series. The series will consist of three devices: the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Edge 20, and Edge 20 Lite. All three phones have leaked extensively over the last month. Earlier this month, the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro were spotted on TENAA, confirming key...

LineageOS 18.1 now Supports the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and the Poco F2 Pro

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs out there. If you are an active member of the XDA Forums or you're familiar with the third-party development scene, you would have heard about LineageOS. Available for a plethora of devices, LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to both older and newer phones, and now, a...

Samsung confirms the Galaxy Note 21 won’t launch next month

Samsung will host its next big Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11. During the event, the company will lift the covers off the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Galaxy Buds 2. While some fans believed that Samsung might also launch...

The Android 12 Easter egg offers a nice showcase of Material You’s dynamic coloring

Google includes an Easter egg in every major Android release. You can find it hidden within the About phone section of the Settings app, and you can access it by tapping on the "Android version" field multiple times. Android 11 had a fun little game that required you to collect cats by filling virtual water...

Google may have already revealed the dessert name for Android 13 “T”

Android 12 is slated for an imminent public release in the coming months, and we are building up to that launch with the release of Dev Previews and Betas along the way. Google released Android 12 Beta 3.1 some hours ago, which is a bug fix release for the most part. While we dig into...

MediaTek’s new 6nm Kompanio 1300T chip is built for 5G Chromebooks

MediaTek on Tuesday announced the Kompanio 1300T, the company's latest chipset designed for computing devices. A direct successor to the Kompanio 820, the new chipset mainly targets tablets and Chromebooks and claims to deliver powerful performance and a premium multi-media experience along with 5G capabilities. The MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is built on TSMC’s 6nm process. It...

[Update: Reopened] Xiaomi shuts down its only Mi Store in the UK

Xiaomi is younger than a lot of other smartphone brands but it has become the preferred choice for the majority of Asian consumers.  In Western markets like Europe and the US, the company can be seen growing very well, especially due to the high value that phones under its spin-off brand Redmi offer. Xiaomi ventured...