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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Sharp Aquos S2 Announced, Resembles the Essential Phone

Companies such as Xiaomi and Essential are making headlines these days with design work they've done to eliminate as much of a smartphone's bezel as technically possible right now. But if we look back to 2014, it was the Sharp Aquos Crystal that likely started this trend. The device had virtually zero bezels on the...