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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 tablets

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 this time around rather than Chromebooks and claims to deliver powerful performance and a premium multi-media experience along with 5G capabilities. The MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is built on...

[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...

Qualcomm has a new partner to build its chips: Intel

Next year, Qualcomm is set to introduce a new custom ARM architecture that's going to compete with Intel's processors. But a couple of years later than that, Intel might be building Qualcomm's chips. Today, Intel laid out its roadmap through 2025, renaming its process nodes and showing what each generation will look like. One of...

Leaked render shows off the Motorola Edge 20 Pro in all its glory

Motorola is set to release a trio of devices, and we've already seen some pretty extensive leaks that tell us a lot about them. The Motorola Edge 20 Lite, the Edge 20, and the Edge 20 Pro are set to launch sometime in the near future, and today, we have our best look yet at...

Intel lays out its roadmap through 2025, renames its process nodes

Intel is a company that's firing on all cylinders right now, as freshly minted CEO Pat Gelsinger aims to drive the company forward toward catching up in the (many) areas where it's lost ground to competitors. Today, the company laid its cards on the table, showing off its roadmap through 2025, but also emphasizing its...

Whispering Mode on LG’s new TONE Free earbuds lets you take calls in private

LG may have stopped making smartphones, but they're certainly not done with making smartphone accessories. The company has just launched the new 2021 LG TONE Free FP series, a series of true wireless earbuds that comes in three models — the FP9, the FP8, and the FP5. The FP9 are the highest-end TWS earbuds that...