ANDROID P Posts on XDA

Nokia Camera port brings 3D Personas (Animojis) to any Android 8.0+ device

The Nokia 6.1 Plus launched with HMD Global's version of Apple's Animojis or Samsung's AR Emojis. It's called 3D Personas and it works similarly to other 3D emoji features by using the front-facing camera to map your facial expressions onto a 3D model. HMD Global only offers a few 3D Personas to play around with,...

OnePlus Launcher for the OnePlus 6 modded to add Google Feed

OnePlus gets a lot of its software right on its phones. Enthusiasts enjoy OxygenOS for its stock feel and abundance of the "right" features. It's not quite bloated, but it's got just about everything you could really want from your Android phone. OnePlus Launcher is an example of this. While it has support for many features...

How to Locally Capture a System Trace on Android Pie

Tracing is an invaluable tool that enables developers to understand the impact that various changes have on a system and can provide clues to identify the root cause of problems. systrace is one such powerful tracing tool that collects timing information from processes running on an Android device. systrace was used extensively by the Android performance...

Early Android Pie beta now available for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9

Yesterday, we published the first hands-on of Samsung Experience 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S9+. After publishing details on how to install the early Android Pie beta on the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+, we now have this same build but for the smaller Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9. If you're interested in seeing what's new in the...

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will get the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Flaw Detection feature in the Android Pie update

Yesterday, we got our hands on the latest version of Samsung Experience, Samsung Experience 10, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. We had a lot to unpack in the latest update, and so far we have seen a completely redesigned user interface, an AMOLED dark mode, and some new gestures. We also found...

How to install an Early Android Pie Build with Samsung Experience 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Earlier today, we posted the first hands-on with Samsung Experience 10.0 based on Android 9 Pie for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. We showed off all the new features that we could find in our quick look. Many people might be wondering how they can install this update for themselves, and we now have instructions...

Download: Samsung Internet 9.0 brings major redesign to the web browser

It might not be the juggernaut that is Google Chrome, but Samsung Internet has gained a dedicated following thanks to the extra features that it offers on top of Google's browser. Just recently we reported on the new Samsung Internet 8.2 beta that brought features like parallel downloading for faster file downloads and Do Not Track...

[Update: Video] Exclusive: This is Android Pie with Samsung Experience 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung has been notoriously slow to update their long portfolio of smartphones. It usually takes close to 6 months or longer for them to update any of their flagship devices to the latest version of Android. Thanks to our friends at Firmware.Science, we were able to get an early hands-on of the upcoming Samsung Experience...

Android TV Set-Top Box running Android Pie shown off at IBC

Android TV is a unique flavor of Android from Google and we have noticed more smart TVs being released with the software. The set-top box market for Android TV has seemingly stalled, though. Many will point at the NVIDIA SHIELD TV as the best available on the market but we also have products from Razer,...

Google tests Driving Mode in Play Services to open Android Auto or start Do Not Disturb mode automatically

One of the key themes of Android 9 Pie is a more intelligent OS. Android has adopted features across that board to automatically detect what the user is doing and adjust settings accordingly. The new Adaptive Battery and Brightness algorithms in Android Pie are just two examples of how Android has evolved to better recognize...

Google experiment accidentally turned on battery saver for users on Android Pie

Earlier today, many users running Android Pie noticed that battery saver had randomly turned on for them, even if their devices were fully charged. Going into settings, the users noticed that battery saver was set to turn on automatically at 99% battery, which is strange since the slider only allows users to choose a battery...

Huawei/Honor phones on Android 9 Pie ROMs can now use EMUI camera

Android 9 Pie has been out for a while but there are a number of Android enthusiasts who have had to resort to custom ROMs while they wait for OEMs to release their official update. Then there are some who just prefer custom ROMs in general compared to the OEM ROMs that come from companies...