Latest XDA Features — Page 3

Facebook Loses Lawsuit Against Belgium, Fined €250,000 A Day Until it Complies with EU Privacy Laws

Facebook has long been under scrutiny over its privacy policies. The company was fined €1.2 million last year by a court in Spain for privacy violations, for example. Now, a Brussels...
February 17, 2018 12:00 PM

The Huawei P20 Plus will have a beefy 4,000 mAh battery to power its Always on Display feature

Huawei, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is preparing to launch the P20, P20 Plus, and the P20 Lite at an event in Paris on March 27th. The...
February 16, 2018 4:56 PM

[Update: Essential Claims 6 Figure Sales] Google Pixel Shipments Doubled to 3.9 Million in 2017 While the Essential Phone Stalled Out

In 2017, Google took the wraps off the Pixel 2 series, and Andy Rubin-backed startup Essential launched the Essential Phone. The smartphones had their respective rough patches — the Pixel...
February 16, 2018 4:26 PM

Google Maps v9.72 Beta Prepares to Add Uber Account Creation, Improves Transit Guidance and Road Closure Reporting, and More

Google Maps v9.72 beta is rolling out to users via the Play Store. User-facing changes are far and few between, but we did an APK teardown of the app and...
February 16, 2018 2:20 PM

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are scheduled to launch on the 25th of February ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018. Since so much attention is placed on...
February 16, 2018 1:59 PM

Sony is Removing Night Light from the Xperia XA1 in Upcoming Android Oreo Update

Android’s well-received Night Light feature, which was introduced alongside the Android N Developer Preview in 2016, inexplicably disappeared for certain devices in Android 8.1 Oreo. That motivated OEMs such as...
February 16, 2018 10:05 AM

Google is Offering “Loyal Nexus Owners” 20% Off the Pixel 2/2XL

For smartphone manufacturers, one of the advantages of launching a device toward the end of the year is that it gets an uplift from the holiday shopping season. However, it...
February 16, 2018 9:30 AM

Moto Z2 Force with Moto TurboPower Pack Launched in India for Rs. 34,999 ($547)

The last Motorola flagship to be launched in India was the Moto Z in October 2016. Since then, the company has released upper mid-range smartphones such as the Moto Z2...
February 15, 2018 11:43 PM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Forums Are Now Open for Posting

This week, Xiaomi held a press event in New Delhi, India, where it took the wraps off the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Naturally, they’re the...
February 15, 2018 11:00 PM

Leave an Honor View 10 Video Review and Win a New Phone and a Trip to Paris

Honor has an exciting opportunity for the creative members of our community. Honor wants your honest review of the Honor View 10 in the form of a video. This competition...
February 15, 2018 9:08 PM

[Updated List] Here is the List of Android Wear Smartwatches That Will Get Android Oreo

Android Wear, Google’s Android-based smartwatch OS, is being updated to Android Oreo this week. Android 8.0 for Android Wear devices doesn’t bring a huge amount of features, rather a few bug fixes...
February 15, 2018 8:24 PM

An Obscure MediaTek Phone with no Kernel Source can run AOSP Android Oreo thanks to Project Treble

We’ve made a lot of posts about Google’s Project Treble in the past few weeks. One of its most important (at least for us) consequences is that Treble-certified devices must...
February 15, 2018 8:12 PM