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Download the best Google Camera port for your Android device

One of the best developments in the Android community in recent years has been Google Camera ports. The Google Pixel's picture-taking ability is spectacular, even though the camera hardware may be better on other devices. A lot of the Google Pixel's photo magic comes from the Google Camera app. Features like HDR+ and portrait mode...

These smartphones will support Fortnite Mobile on Android

Fortnite Mobile on Android is a long-awaited upcoming release of an already massively popular game. Since launching on Apple iOS, users of Android smartphones and tablets have been wondering when Fortnite would launch on their devices too. The Android release has apparently been delayed as we recently reported that it will be launching as an...

Samsung Good Lock addon brings swipe gestures to the Galaxy S9/Note 8/S8

Just a month ago, Samsung released Good Lock for Android Oreo. Since then they have updated the apps that comprise Good Lock 2018 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with new features. The "One Hand Operation +" addon was updated a few days ago with new edge gesture features to help make life easier...

Samsung’s budget Galaxy Grand Prime Plus (2018) may have an Iris Scanner

Biometric authentication has taken on new forms in modern smartphones thanks to advancements in imaging and display technology. We now have smartphones capable of precise facial recognition like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Apple iPhone X. We are also getting smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensors like the Vivo NEX and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Meanwhile,...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 XL may have a Bixby button like the Galaxy S9/Note 8/S8

Samsung is preparing to launch three tablets this year: the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2. The most anticipated tablet in this trio is the Galaxy Tab S4 but for those of you on a budget looking to grab a newer Android tablet, then you...

Samsung Calendar update brings stickers to the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Calendar application on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is receiving an update which brings stickers. This is useful for a number of different use cases, including simply being able to glance at your calendar and know what's going on. Want to mark a birthday? Simply set a birthday...

How to fix the missing OEM Unlock button on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/Note 8

On any smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, you may find an option called 'OEM unlocking' in developer options. By toggling this option, you'll get the ability to unlock the bootloader on your device. Unlocking the bootloader lets you install a custom recovery such as TWRP, root your device to access system files, flash custom...

Get the Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/Note 8 Edge Screen feature on any Android phone

Samsung introduced curved edge displays to their phone lineup starting with the Galaxy Note Edge, a phone that was sold in limited quantities. The Edge display became mainstream with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in 2015. With the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Samsung Galaxy S9, every Samsung flagship...

New Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to the Exynos Galaxy S8 Brings Bug Fixes and January Security Patch

In November, Samsung launched the Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which we reviewed in detail. Since then, the beta program's been expanded to more countries and updated with the December 2017 Android security patch. A week ago, a notice in the Samsung Experience application indicated that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta would end...

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo Beta Might End on January 15

The Android Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which kicked off in November 2017, might finally be drawing to a close.On the Galaxy S8 subreddit Thursday, redditor shivamchinu posted a screenshot of an updated onboarding message in the Samsung Experience app's Notices section. It contains new language that points to January 15,...

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Older versions of Android used to grant carte blanche permissions to every new app installed on a user's device. This wasn't great for privacy, as some apps had a habit of requesting permissions that they didn't need. Google added a permissions management framework called App Ops in Android Jelly Bean to address the issue, and custom ROMs...

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is Now Available in Burgundy Red, Coming to Korea First

Samsung typically hasn't been afraid of launching different color options for their devices. Unlike companies like Apple, which offer their devices in plain colors like black, white or gold, Samsung offers a wide range of color option with their flagships, a color roster which has grown and diminished throughout the years. The Galaxy S8 and...