SHARP Posts on XDA

Sharp Aquos R7 Review: Another phone with the 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor and Leica optics!

Japan's Sharp Corporation is a century-old brand known worldwide for many electronic products, particularly televisions. And while the firm also makes smartphones, it would not be an overstatement to say they are niche products, catering to collectors and enthusiasts rather than the mainstream. After all, Sharp smartphones are sold only in Japan, and even in...

Android 13 Developer Preview builds are now available for these non-Google devices

It’s raining Android 13 Beta builds! Now that the keynote event of Google I/O 2022 is over, we are all very excited about the launch of the second beta for Android 13. As usual, Google’s Pixel line of smartphones will be the first to gain access to the new beta software. However, other OEMs have...

Sharp Aquos R7 Hands-On: Sharp needs to take more credit for being the first

When we talk about smartphone OEMs at the forefront of innovation, we don't particularly repeat the name "Sharp" often, despite all of its contributions to the phone scene as it stands today. While the beginning is kind of murky, Sharp was supposedly one of the first to introduce an integrated camera on the phone, allowing...

Sharp Aquos R7 packs a massive 1-inch 47MP sensor, a 240Hz display, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Sharp may not be a household name in the smartphone world, but the company sure knows how to make standout phones with exciting hardware. The Sharp Aquos R6, the company’s last flagship, was one of the first smartphones to pack a massive 1-inch camera sensor and offered seriously impressive hardware, including a 240Hz high refresh...

Nokia, OnePlus, OPPO, Motorola, and others will support Android 12 dynamic themes

One of the most impressive new features in Android 12 is the automatic Material You theming system, which changes the appearance of your device (specifically, the colors of certain interface elements) based on the current wallpaper. Codenamed 'Monet,' the theming system is currently exclusive to Google's own Pixel devices, but now we know at least...

Android 12 reaches Platform Stability with Beta 4, out now for Pixel phones

The fourth beta release of Android 12 goes live today, and it marks the Platform Stability milestone. This means that Android 12 Beta 4 has finalized APIs and app-facing behaviors, so developers can test their apps on the latest release without having to worry about changes in the next beta impacting compatibility testing. With the release...

Download Android USB Drivers for popular OEMs

So you've got an Android device and want to dive deep into the world of modding? Be it rooting or installing a custom ROM like LineageOS, most of the aftermarket modding requires you to connect your Android smartphone to a computer using a USB cable so you can use tools like the Android Debug Bridge...

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...
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