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Google Camera NX Brings Motion Photo, Face Retouching, and more to the Nexus 5X/6P

The unofficial Google Camera HDR+ has proven popular for non-Pixel devices, as it improves image quality in many cases. However, it's worth noting that HDR+ wasn't actually launched with the Google Pixel - instead, it's been a mainstay of Google Camera ever since the release of the Nexus 5 in 2013. The major change with...

Download Google Camera App with Motion Photo + Face Retouching on the Google Pixel

Google-branded smartphones weren't always known for their stellar camera quality. The Google Nexus smartphone series featured generally average picture-taking quality (though the Nexus 6P was a step above the rest). It wasn't until the company started to take a more hardware-centric focus with the Google Pixel line-up that their smartphones' camera quality would noticeably improve. Part...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...

Despite Removal, You Can Still Customize Nav Bar & Lockscreen in Android O DP3 — Here’s How

The Android O Developer Preview has now reached its third release, meaning the final APIs are ready and Google is readying up for an imminent and proximate release with only minor bug fixes to be expected in the remaining Developer Preview. With previous Android O previews, we saw tons of refinements to the user interface...

Paranoid Android returns with Android 7.1.2 Builds: Pie Controls, Color Engine, and More!

Paranoid Android's recently teased a return to form with a revamped Pie control and Android Nougat on board, and while a few users are skeptical of their return, the team is ready to unveil that what they've been working on in the shadows. The wait is finally over - Paranoid Android has returned with Android...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

How to Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header on Google, OnePlus, and Sony Phones [No Root]

If you pull down on the status bar of your Android phone, you'll likely see a few notifications below a single row of Quick Settings tiles. This row is called the Quick Settings header as it only shows the first few tiles that are available in the full set of QS tiles. By pulling down...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Halium is an Open Source Project Working Towards a Common Base for Non-Android Mobile Operating Systems

If you are an Android enthusiast who has also explored beyond the world of purely Android-based custom ROMs, you have probably heard of projects such as Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, and the like. These have been ambitious, often long-running non-Android, GNU/Linux-based mobile operating systems. However, fragmentation is making development and user adoption quite difficult for these...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...

Nexus and Pixel Devices Migrate to SDCardFS in Android O

With every new release of Android comes many exciting features. Android O will bring notification channels, Autofill Framework for password managers, Picture-in-Picture mode for phones, adaptive icons, and more. The features that I've listed are only a few of the changes introduced in Android O, but there are many features that Google chooses not to publicize,...

How to Automatically Disable Do Not Disturb Mode during Phone Calls

For an Android enthusiast like the users on our forums, receiving a major software update can be an exciting event due to the enhanced performance and new features that they often bring. While some brave users are running the first Android O Developer Preview as their daily driver, most owners of the Nexus 5X, Nexus...
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