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South Korea fines Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has issued a 207 billion won ($176.64 million) fine against Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android. The anti-trust regulator has said that Google's contract terms with OEMs amount to an abuse of its dominant position, which has restricted competition in the mobile OS market. According to Reuters, Google intends to...

XDA Basics: How to Check and Update the Android Version on your phone

If you’re trying to find out the Android version of your smartphone or wondering how to update it, we can help. It's actually quite easy to check the Android device’s software information. In this guide, we’ll talk about exactly how you can check the Android version or install a new update on your phone, presuming...

XDA Basics: How to make your old Android phone run faster and better

Not everyone upgrades their smartphone every year or even every couple of years. So as Android phones get older, they tend to become slower, and using them gets annoying when you’re seeing frequent slowdowns. If everything is showing signs of age on your phone, not just the performance, it may be time to actually upgrade...

XDA Basics: How to Copy Data from Android to iOS

Are you moving to an iPhone from Android? If so, it's easier than ever to copy your data from Android to iOS. Depending on how much data you want to transfer to your new iPhone, it may take some work but you would be able to get most of it to your new phone. In...

XDA Basics: How to Copy Data from iOS to Android

Are you migrating from iPhone to Android? The data transfer may seem daunting, especially if you have been a long-time user of an iPhone. But don’t worry, there are ways where you'll be able to copy most of your data from iOS to Android. In this guide, we’ll list all such ways to transfer data...

XDA Basics: How to take a Screenshot or Record your phone screen on Android

Are you not sure how to take a screenshot on Android? Android phones and tablets offer a number of ways to take screenshots, and if none of them work, you can always use an app to capture your Android phone’s screen. In this guide, we’ll talk about all the different ways you can take a...

XDA Basics: How to Transfer Files between Android and Windows PC

Android provides a lot of ways to transfer files to and from a Windows PC. While some methods involve using a USB cable, others are wireless. If you’re struggling to transfer a file from Android to Windows, or vice versa, the methods mentioned below will be useful. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explain all the...

XDA Basics: How to open Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant is arguably one of the best digital assistants available. It allows users to do a lot of things by just using their voice, and its feature-set keeps on increasing every year. In this guide, we’ll tell you about all the different ways you can open Google Assistant on Android quickly. Before we start, it's...

XDA Basics: How to Factory Reset your Android phone

There are a number of reasons why you would want to factory reset your Android phone. Maybe you're planning to sell it or maybe you just want a fresh start. A factory reset can delete everything and make your phone like a new device, at least on the software front. A factory reset or a...

XDA Basics: How to change emoji on Android

Emojis are great. They enhance modern digital communication by adding emotions and expressions. But emojis evolve and new ones are added every year by the Unicode Consortium. Google brings the Unicode-ratified new set of emojis to the new version of Android every year. This leaves the older Android versions with older emojis. Android manufacturers also...

XDA Basics: What is Google Smart Lock and How does it work?

Have you ever seen somebody pick up their Android phone and have it unlock without a passcode, but when you try it, there's a security measure in place? Well, Google Smart Lock is a feature that can be responsible for such behavior. While not the most secure way to protect your device and its contents, it...

Do you actually use any digital wellbeing apps to manage your smartphone use?

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way many of us do work. For those who have shifted to working from home, separating your work and personal life has been a challenge. In addition, lockdowns have seasoned us to spend most of our time in front of a screen, and it's easier than ever to...