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A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

How to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3 (with Arena) on your Android device

Gaming on Android phones has steadily evolved into its own scene of beautifully designed and immersive games. However, sometimes you may want to relive some of the classics on your PC. Three such classic FPS games for the PC are Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3. If you legally own the games on...

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Nav Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two of the hottest smartphones on the market, largely thanks to the great strides Samsung made with their display technology. Since Samsung aimed to reduce bezels as much as possible with their new flagship devices, the company has finally gotten rid of the capacitive keys that were once...

Samsung’s Partnership with McAfee will Pre-install McAfee VirusScan on the Galaxy S8

McAfee is a household name in the consumer security market since 1987. Intel announced they were acquiring the company back in 2010 and had plans to rename it to Intel Security, but ultimately backed out of this decision. McAfee's security software is available on most major platforms including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android as well....

The Hardware Lottery Continues: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Varies Between UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1

A few weeks ago, it was reported that Huawei undertook some controversial decisions with the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. In a nutshell, the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus could feature any combination of LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 for the RAM and eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0, or UFS 2.1 for the storage. This essentially made purchasing...

Manually Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Root

Many were surprised when Samsung first revealed they would have a dedicated button on the side of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for their new personal assistant. Sony has had a dedicated button on a number of their smartphones, but it was used to take photos with its camera. This has been a button...

Kernel Sources Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Exynos Variants

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now reaching the hands of more and more consumers around the world. With the gradual rise in availability, we were bound to see development work and custom modifications start to pick up for the device. Recently, we featured the release of an unofficial TWRP for the Galaxy S8+ Exynos variants....

Report: More People to Buy the Galaxy S8+ than the Regular Galaxy S8

Samsung made some interesting decisions with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ this year. Not only did they remove the hardware home button that has defined the South Korean tech giant for so many years, but they also stretched the screen more than they ever have before. This resulted in a higher screen-to-body ratio...

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...

TWRP Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ Exynos Variant

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ reaching the hands of more and more consumers, development on the devices was bound to begin sooner rather than later. Kickstarting the slew of software modifications on the S8+ Exynos variant is this release of TWRP. XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor jesec has built TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy S8+...

Galaxy S8 Unboxing and First Impressions

Miles has a new video on XDA TV giving us his first impressions of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. This phone's main selling point is the new infinity display. In this video, Miles will compare it to other leading phones and see how it looks.    

Samsung: We’ll Fix the Galaxy S8 Red Tint Issue with a Software Update

Since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ was first introduced, a few people noticed that some of them had a red tint to it. The first time I perosnally saw someone notice this was in Erica Griffin's hands-on video at the Unpacked launch event here in the United States. But then a few days ago...