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Download Meizu’s Flyme OS 8 colorful bubble live wallpapers!

There's no denying that people love customizing their smartphones with different wallpapers. No matter if your device is completely stock or rooted and modded up the wazoo, a simple wallpaper can change the feeling to fit your style or mood. We often share wallpapers from newly launched phones, but today we have live wallpapers from...

OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, and Meizu join Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo’s file transfer alliance

Back in August last year, three Chinese OEMs — Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo — formed an alliance for the development of a new P2P file transfer protocol to simplify cross-device file transfers. The solution aimed to offer an AirDrop like experience in the Android ecosystem by allowing devices from different manufacturers to seamlessly share files...

Meizu 17 official render shows off quad rear cameras and ring LED flash

Over the last couple of years, a number of Chinese OEMs have set up shop in other regions around the world. While a few like OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, and Huawei have seen immense success in doing so, most others weren't able to leave a dent in the international markets. Among these is Guangdong-based Meizu, which...

Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

Samsung Galaxy View2, Galaxy S10 5G, and Meizu 16s forums are now open

The steady march of new Android devices means we're constantly opening up device forums. We've already opened up a couple of new forums this week, but we've got three new devices to add: the Samsung Galaxy View2, Galaxy S10 5G, and Meizu 16s. The Galaxy View2 is Samsung's successor to its original giant tablet. This device...

Meizu’s port-less smartphone crashes on Indiegogo, CEO says it was just a marketing stunt

The recent trend in smartphone design is minimalism. We're seeing OEMs remove as many physical components as possible to get down to a barebone "full-screen" display and not much else. Headphone jacks have been the easiest target, but we've seen some phones go as far as removing physical volume buttons and front-facing cameras. All of...

Magisk Canary update adds support for A-Only System-as-root devices on Android Pie

Android's ecosystem supports two types of partition layout: the traditional partitioning scheme (where the ramdisk is present in the /boot partition and mounted as rootfs and system is mounted at /system), and the newer A/B partitioning scheme, where the system is mounted as rootfs. Google has made system-as-root mandatory for devices launching with Android 9...

[Update: Indiegogo] Meizu Zero is the first phone without any ports or physical buttons

One of the main ways smartphones have changed over the years is the simplification of hardware. It was common for devices to have a physical keyboard, physical home buttons, and of course a 3.5mm headphone jack. While some of these physical features are making a short-lived return (sliding mechanisms), smartphones have evolved to remove as...

PSA: Your phone’s software may be killing your favorite apps in the background

One of the most common problems that Android users encounter is apps being killed in the background. This ugly problem can rear its head in many ways. You're multitasking between a few apps and suddenly one reloads, losing your place. Or an app you rely on to run in the background just stops working. Whatever the...

Meizu M16th launches in India with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, and in-display fingerprint scanner for ₹39,999

Meizu has had a curious existence in the Indian market. Despite being around for a few years now, the Chinese OEM has been unable to make any significant progress towards market share, as the fierce competition from other Chinese OEMs has kept them without any major success. Meizu is hoping to change this with the...

Every upcoming/unreleased Android smartphone and tablet we’re monitoring

Android smartphone and tablet leaks can be exciting, but there are so many new devices on the horizon that it can be a real headache to keep up with them all. There's the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3, Nokia 9, Sony Xperia XZ3, Huawei Mate 20, and Motorola One Power just to name a...

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus visit TENAA, reveal renders and specifications

The CEO of Meizu confirmed earlier that at least one variant of the Meizu 16---expected to be the Meizu 16 Plus---will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, which is Qualcomm's 2018 flagship SoC. This makes the Meizu 16 series interesting because up until now, the company's choice had been limited when it came...