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Most Xiaomi devices (except Poco F1) still facing long bootloader unlock waiting times

2018 is, unfortunately, turning out to be the year when once developer friendly smartphone manufacturers decided to lock users out of their own devices. It was not that long ago that Huawei moved to block users from unlocking the bootloader on any of the company's devices. While Xiaomi hasn't fully stopped users from unlocking the bootloader on...

PSA: Starting Google Maps Navigation via Voice Can Randomly Start it Later Too

Lately, many people have been noticing a bug that happens when they start Google Maps' navigation mode via a voice command. Once they're done, they will press the home button, but then find the Google Maps application will randomly launch at a later point and attempt to resume the process. We're seeing reports about this issue...

PSA: Google Assistant says it’s “Offline” when you’re on a VPN, but everything still works

Google Assistant is one of the most advertised features for the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, although there are ways to enable it on non-Pixel Nougat devices as well as on non-Nougat devices. Although Google has currently restricted official compatibility to a very small subset of Android devices, you can still get full use...