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How to Customize which Radios are Disabled in Airplane Mode

There's always been a fear that a phone's radio frequencies can cause issues with airplane equipment. Before the smartphone era, airplane passengers were instructed to turn off all electronics just as a precaution. Smartphones introduced Airplane Mode so that we could still use them for other things like playing a game or watching a video....

It Looks like the Moto Z2 Force also has “Jelly Scrolling”, Inverted Refresh Direction

Just over a month ago, the OnePlus 5 burst onto the scene with a storm of controversy. From the unexpected quality of the cameras, to the benchmark enhancing passing straight through the infamous and uncommon "jelly scrolling" issue, supposedly caused by the device's screen being mounted upside down. If our Moto Z2 Force unit is...

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

Resurrection Remix for the Honor 9 is the First AOSP-based Custom ROM on Kirin 960

At XDA-Developers, we pride ourselves on the power of the community in providing choices -- choices that accommodate the wide variety of needs from different users. One of the common products of this choice is the availability of AOSP based custom ROMs for devices that run on an otherwise heavily customized UX. And that is...

Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force uses Google’s A/B Partitioning for Seamless Updates

When Google announced Android Nougat they also announced a new update system that would allow for seamless updates for end-users with no "Updating Android" screens delaying the initial boot. Even with multiple phones launching on Android Nougat this year, no other OEM has actually used this new A/B partition system despite its advantages. That appears...

LG Collaborates with NextRadio to Enable FM Chips in Future LG Smartphones in USA, Canada, Latin America

FM Radio has fallen off the radar ever since the rise of smartphones and cheaper data. While FM still is a viable and sometimes the only option to receive broadcasted music and news, smartphones and their owners now prefer higher quality services which rely on data for streaming. In a surprising move off the beaten...

OnePlus Confirms Android O is Last Big Update for OP3/3T, Answers Other Support Questions

We think it's fair to say that OnePlus has a rocky reputation when it comes to software support of their older devices. Some of this may be due to the company using an older SoC for a smartphone they just released (the OnePlus X in this case), while they say others are because of their...

How to Pair Android Wear Watches to New Phones without Factory Resetting

Android Wear as a smartwatch operating system is not without its faults, but sadly while the more tech enthusiastic are likely to use it, the same people are also likely to install custom ROMs on their phones. This in most cases means having to wipe your smartwatch every time you switch to another flavor of...

Samsung Internet Beta v6.2 to be Made Available for Android 5.0+

Samsung Internet is a web browser that ships as the default browser on Samsung's smartphones and tablets. It's based on Google's open source Chromium web browser, and has a number of additional features built into it. It has been highly praised by its speed in the past (even from non-Samsung owners) by the community and...

LG V30 Plus Reportedly Launching Alongside the LG V30

We've heard a lot about the LG V30 over the last few months with one of its biggest changes being that it will do away with the secondary display. The company has been teasing and confirming some of its specs lately though, starting with the 6" FullVision OLED panel and just recently confirming the camera...

Latest Uber Update Adds In-App Chat for Drivers and Riders

Uber single-handedly brought the ridesharing industry to the forefront over the last couple of years. They have come up against some regulation issues in various markets, and they were forced to reorganize their executive positions here lately, but they're still considered the go-to service for the industry. This doesn't mean every aspect of their service...

Researchers Find Multiple Security Flaws in MIUI

Google works to keep the AOSP as secure as possible and does so by working with the community to find and report as many vulnerabilities as possible. While this secures Android at the base level, various smartphone OEMs choose to change the code so they can add in some software features to their OEM ROM....