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Exclusive: Huawei P20 will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo and EMUI 8.1

After Huawei's disastrous attempt at launching the Mate 10 Pro in the United States, the company is hoping to make waves with its upcoming P series flagship devices. Rumored to come in 3 variants according to WinFuture writer Roland Quandt, the Huawei P20 is expected to be unveiled on March 27th at an event in...

And here’s a list of unannounced 2018 Samsung Galaxy devices

Following up on my previous post detailing which Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets may receive the Android Oreo update, I also have a list of code-names for many unreleased devices. These code-names were obtained from the same place where I found out which Galaxy devices might get Oreo: the framework-res pulled from a leaked beta...

Xposed Framework for Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 Now Available in Beta

With the Android Oreo update, Google continues to polish the Android experience for all users. The update notably brings picture-in-picture mode support from Android TV, the Autofill Framework which replaces the need for password managers' laggy accessibility services, and notification channels for more fine-grained control over your notifications. In addition to these changes, some previously...

Exclusive: Upcoming Huawei Flagship, Likely Huawei P11, has an iPhone X Style Notch

We're nearing the end of 2017, and that means it's time to look forward to the smartphones that will be announced during Q1 2018. The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is due to make an appearance during Q1, though it may not be at CES as initially reported. If rumors are true, the Galaxy S9...

Source: Honor V10 has a 3750 mAh Battery, 18:9 LCD Screen, All Metal Body & 3.5mm Headphone Jack

We're hot off the heels of the OnePlus 5T release, but there are still a few more flagship-worthy smartphones that'll be announced before the end of 2017. Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei, is set to announce the Honor V10 at an event in China on November 28th. With only 11 days left until the event,...

Exclusive: Firmware Files show Huawei Mate 10 Pro is coming to AT&T in the U.S.

Huawei Technologies is the largest smartphone manufacturer in China and is on pace to overtake Apple as the second largest in the world. Huawei has achieved this massive growth despite the fact that none of their smartphones are available in one of the largest smartphone markets in the world: the United States. The company has...

[Update: More Evidence] EMUI 8.0 is Likely Huawei’s Next Version of EMUI Rather than EMUI 6.0

Last week, we published an exclusive first look at Huawei's Android Oreo update for the Huawei Mate 9. While we stand by the majority of our findings in that piece (we did, after all, obtain access to pre-release firmware builds for the device), there is one small piece of information that we now believe is...

Official Xposed Framework for Android Nougat is Here – Download your Favorite Modules Now!

As the Android ecosystem has matured over the years, fewer and fewer users find reasons why they should root their device. There's a growing trend of users choosing to stay on the stock firmware, either because they find the experience satisfactory or don't want to play a cat-and-mouse game with Google's SafetyNet API. But if...

Exclusive: This is Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9

Yesterday's Google event finally brought us the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the Pixelbook, and the Home Mini/Max but even though the Google fervor is now dying down, there's still much for Android enthusiasts to look forward to in the coming weeks. The mighty Huawei Mate 10 will soon make its debut on October...

Source: Pixel 2 XL has Stereo Speakers, Always Listening “Music Recognition”, and Portrait Mode

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is set to be announced on October 4th with multiple color options and a hefty price tag. While these two smartphones have had a lot of information leaked so far, one of the most controversial changes is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. This has been corroborated...

Exclusive: There will not be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836

The latest flagship device offerings are expected to always offer the latest and greatest system on a chip, or SoC, from silicon manufacturers such as Qualcomm. Paying hundreds of dollars, or even nearly a thousand, for a single device should earn you no less than the best performing SoC that is available. With the upcoming...

Source: Samsung Galaxy S9 Launching with Snapdragon 845, Android 8.0.0 Oreo

Samsung is on a roll recently with the well-received Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and the newly-introduced Note 8 breaking pre-order and sales numbers. While they had a rough end to 2016 they are quickly building pace and putting the past behind them. The Galaxy S9 is still 6 months or more away, but that...