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The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is a gorgeous niche phone for fans of the iconic German brand

After several years of licensing its branding (and, apparently, image processing know-how) to Huawei's top phones, iconic German camera maker Leica has decided to release its own phone. Sort of, anyway. The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is really just a rebranded Sharp Aquos R6, but it does feature a brand-new body designed by Leica that looks...

Leica’s first-ever smartphone is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6

In the smartphone space, Leica is best known for its collaboration with Huawei. In the most recent memory, we saw the company providing its 7-element Summicron lens on the Sharp Aquos R6 that launched last month. Now, it’s stepping outside its comfort zone —camera lenses — to explore a whole new territory: making smartphones. That’s...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

XDA forums for the iQOO 7, Moto G20, Galaxy M42, and more are open!

In April, we opened up XDA forums for more than 20 smartphones, including the new Sony Xperia lineup, Moto G series, Mi 11X series, Axon 30 Ultra, and more. Today, we’re opening forums for 11 new devices, including the iQOO 7 series, Moto G20, POCO M3, Redmi Note 10S, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy Tab A7...

Sharp Aquos R6 marries the Snapdragon 888 to a massive 1-inch camera sensor

Japanese smartphone maker Sharp is one of the few Android OEMs that doesn't shy away from experimenting with new designs and components. The company has launched some unusual devices in the past, and it's back with another exciting offering. Its latest device, the Sharp Aquos R6, looks like a pretty standard 2021 flagship from the...

Entertainment Space makes your Android tablet look like a Google TV

Google has announced a new feature for Android tablets that puts greater emphasis on media consumption. Known as Entertainment Space, the feature will show users all their favorite movies, shows, videos, games, and books in one space. The feature will be available on Walmart tablets later this month, with a wider global rollout on select...

POCO X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and 10 others now support augmented reality apps via ARCore

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Earlier this month, Google added support for over two dozen new devices, and even more support was added just the other week. Now, even more handsets are getting support for augmented reality apps via Google's...

Android’s augmented reality features are now available on the ASUS ZenFone 7, LG Wing, and others

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without the need for any dedicated AR hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the OPPO Find X2, Samsung Galaxy M21/M31, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, and more

Google’s first foray into augmented reality for mobile devices was Project Tango. The venture, however, wasn't quite successful because of steep hardware requirements. The Mountain View giant later launched a software-based solution named Google Play Services for AR (formerly called ARCore) that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps without any dedicated hardware....

Google Play Services for AR now supports the LG V60, Moto G8 series, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite/Note 10 Lite, and many more

Google’s ARCore (now Google Play Services for AR) is an SDK that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps. While it doesn’t require any specialized hardware, Google still has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device. Since each device has a different camera and sensor setup, getting the...

Sharp announces the Aquos R3 with a crazy dual notched 120Hz QHD+ display

Until two years ago, the concept of a notch was alien to most smartphone users. But it was with the launch of the Essential Phone and later, the Apple iPhone X that a lot of other manufacturers jumped the bandwagon with an intention of wrapping the blank areas on their smartphone's front sides under displays....

Sharp unveils the Aquos R2 Compact with Dual Notches

It's safe to call 2018 as the year of notched phones. The Essential Phone was the first Android phone with a display cutout, but the notch only became popular after the launch of the Apple iPhone X. This year, flagship and mid-range phones from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Google, HMD...