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Exclusive stories are stories you will only find on the XDA Portal. We work hard to bring new and exciting information about upcoming devices and services. If you want to find out about an upcoming Android device before it launches, this is where you’ll find it.

Exclusive: Here’s a first look at some more upcoming features in Android 12

It's been nearly 2 months since Google released the first Android 12 developer preview, and we're expecting the third developer preview to drop at any moment. Thanks to leaks, extensive hands-ons, and code digging, we've learned a lot about the upcoming version of Google's Android OS. Still, with each new release, we're learning more and more,...

The Moto G60 is coming soon: Here’s what we know about Motorola’s upcoming mid-range phone

Motorola is back to its old tricks again, with a renewed focus on mid-range and budget smartphones. While they've also been working on a few interesting flagships like the Moto G100, they're mainly focused on making affordable budget and mid-range phones like the Moto G10, Moto G30, and the upcoming Moto G50. Now, XDA's Mishaal...

Exclusive: India’s Reliance Jio is developing a low-cost laptop called the JioBook, running on JioOS

Reliance Jio, the Indian mobile network operator that has seen staggering growth since its public launch in late 2016, is developing a new product tentatively called the JioBook, we at XDA have learned. After selling tens of millions of its low-cost JioPhone device, bringing 4G LTE to millions of Indians previously using basic feature phones,...

Exclusive: Realme confirms Narzo 30 series specs including MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset

Realme introduced the Narzo series last year, targeting Gen Z. While it exists alongside the Realme numeric series and the X series, the Narzo series aims to satisfy the power-hungry demands of young consumers. After launching the Narzo 10 and 10A in May 2020 and following it up with the Narzo 20, 20A, and 20...

Android 12 may add Smarter Autorotation, a Gaming Mode, and a Reduce Bright Colors feature

As we approach the release of the first Android 12 Developer Preview, new information keeps trickling in about the upcoming OS release. Earlier today, we reported that Google is working on a one-handed mode, a stashing feature for picture-in-picture windows, and many UI changes, but we've also learned that Google is developing several minor features...

Google is preparing many UI changes in Android 12 and possibly “Material NEXT” design

Last week, we published images that depicted major UI changes in Google’s next Android OS release, Android 12. These images originated from a document that Google shared with its OEM partners and were likely mockups designed to showcase Android 12’s enhanced theming capabilities. In the few images that we obtained, we only caught glimpses of...

Android 12 may add a “stashing” feature to Picture-in-Picture mode

Multitasking is one of Android’s biggest strengths over iOS as a mobile OS. With features such as split-screen view, picture-in-picture mode, and bubbles, Android offers many ways to interact with apps while using other apps. In Android 12, picture-in-picture mode is set to get a lot of new functionality, while bubbles may get subtle animation...

Android 12’s dessert name could be Snow Cone

Another year, another Android release. As you might expect, this year’s release will be called Android 12 since Google ditched its dessert naming scheme for Android 2 years ago. Even if Android 12 won’t officially have a tasty dessert tie-in, that doesn’t mean that Google has entirely given up on giving its OS releases a...

Google is working on a “One-Handed Mode” for Android 12

Over the years, smartphone makers have made taller and taller devices. While that has made media consumption more enjoyable on mobile, it has resulted in making many phones impossible to use one-handed. To compensate, several phone makers have developed software solutions to improve one-handed usability: most notably Apple with its Reachability feature. Now, Google is...

This may be our first look at Android 12, Google’s next Android OS

Google is set to release its next major version of Android — Android 12 — later this year, following a series of Developer Previews and Betas that will likely start rolling out later this month. Ahead of the stable release, Google shares documentation and source code with its major partners in order to give them...

Motorola’s Android 11 update will feature a Desktop Mode for select phones

Earlier today, Qualcomm revealed its next Snapdragon 800-series chipset, the Snapdragon 888. One of the partners confirmed to be launching a product based on the new platform is Motorola, and in a video, Motorola Mobility President Sergio Buniac highlighted how the company plans to bring the "800-series experiences" down to its popular budget/mid-range Moto G...

Motorola is testing an unusual 105Hz refresh rate for its next flagship phone

High refresh rate displays are all the rage these days, with most smartphone manufacturers opting to include a 90Hz, 120Hz, or even 144Hz display in this year's flagships. Even Motorola jumped on the bandwagon this year with its 90Hz-touting Edge, Edge+, and Moto G 5G Plus smartphones. Now, it seems that Motorola is making another...