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Enable always-on OTG on the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3 running OxygenOS

OTG is a very useful feature for many as it can allow you to transfer data over your device's micro USB or USB-C port. You can hook up a hard drive, play games with a controller, or listen to music. Some device manufacturers specifically allow it, and OnePlus is one of them. One of the...

Intex launches Infie 3 entry-level Android Go phone with 4.95″ 18:9 display in India

Android Go was launched last year as a low-configuration version of Android Oreo. This year, we have seen a few Android Go smartphones be launched, including the Nokia 1, Alcatel 1X, Blackview A20, and others. On the surface, one of the best markets for Android Go would seem to be India, but few Android Go...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition passes through TENAA with more RAM and storage options

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was made available earlier this month, announced at the same time as two other variants. One of these devices was the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which wasn't available for purchase at the same time. It features the same internals as the regular Mi 8 but also features an in-display fingerprint...

“Mark as Read” feature is in development for WhatsApp notifications in Android

In recent months, WhatsApp has gradually increased its feature set. The company recently launched a feature that lets group administrators block other users from messaging in groups, while forwarded messages will now be labeled in order to prevent viral misinformation. Users can now switch from voice to video calls in the middle of a call, and...

Chromebooks may get USBGuard to protect against rogue USB attacks in Chrome OS 69

A triad of commits made on the Chromium Gerrit suggests that protection against rogue USB attacks on Chrome OS 69 is coming. This will come in the form of USBGuard, which is effectively a USB whitelisting method. It protects against unknown USB devices by authenticating them. This includes the likes of BadUSB, which abuses an...

Chrome OS will start recommending Android apps optimized for Chromebooks during setup

Chrome OS has been slowly evolving to be more like Android. What started as a glorified web browser has become a much more powerful OS with access to the Play Store. Google has been doing a lot of work to make the Android integration work even better, and now it looks like they are going...

Fix found for Google Pixel 2 blurry panorama issue [Root]

The Pixel 2 uses much of the same hardware as the Pixel 2 XL, however, the smaller of the two 2017 flagships has had issues with its panorama images. The blurry issue has been around since the device was first launched, but we started to see an escalated number of complaints about it back in...

Safeguard Your Data with the World’s Fastest VPN

Given the recent wave of high-profile cyber attacks on major corporations and government agencies, it can be easy to assume that hackers and prying eyes are only interested in big fish. But, they’re actually just as interested in lifting the personal data of everyday Internet users like yourself, since these attacks are much harder to...

New Huawei 10V/4A fast charging adapter gets certified on 3C

Advancements in charging standards have slowed down as of late. Our in-depth comparison of fast charging standards last year led to the conclusion that OnePlus' Dash Charge and Huawei's SuperCharge were the two fastest charging standards on the market. OnePlus' Dash Charge is itself a derivative of Oppo's VOOC charging. Since then, Oppo proclaims that...

[Update: Statement released] MIUI 10 Global Beta 8.7.5 adds anti-rollback protection, downgrading may brick your Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi has long been a developer favorite of the community here on XDA. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 forums have been some of our busiest ever, and pretty much every large ROM has been officially released for it. Of course, the successors have been incredibly popular too, and Xiaomi has, for the most part, embraced...

Google Home now supports reading from imported URL and iCal calendars

Google added multiple calendar support to Google Home in the November of last year. The"Your Calendars" sudden appearance in the Calendar Settings of the Home app made a lot of people happy, but it still wasn't complete as importing calendars was unavailable at the time. As it turns out, Google decided to fix this problem....

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leak shows off new color and Bluetooth S Pen

We are inching closer to August 9th, the scheduled official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and new leaks are emerging for the upcoming Samsung flagship. The latest leak comes from Chinese leaker @UniverseIce, who has a good track record as far as Samsung flagships go. https://twitter.com/UniverseIce/status/1017315956131971072 This image is from the marketing materials of the Galaxy...