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Teardown: Google Duo might get Meet’s Companion Mode soon

In June last year, Google previewed a new second-screen experience for Google Meet called Companion Mode. Google then shared more details about the mode in September, revealing that it would let participants use their laptops or smart home devices as a second screen for a video call. The feature finally started rolling out to users...

APK Teardown: YouTube could add support for image polls in community posts soon

In October last year, YouTube lowered the eligibility criteria for community posts in an attempt to give more creators access to the feature. The platform previously required creators to have at least 1000 subscribers to create community posts but, starting October 12, it reduced this threshold to 500 subscribers. YouTube is now working on a...

Twitch for Android may soon let you edit stream schedules right from your smartphone

Twitch is a leading video live streaming service that caters to gamers, musicians, and content creators. Twitch also has an Android client that lets you stream mobile games straight from your smartphones. However, if you're a creator and used the Twitch Android app, you probably know it's currently not possible to edit stream schedules using...

YouTube for Android preps new “Listen with YouTube Music” button

After rolling out a new video player UI, YouTube is now preparing to add yet another useful feature: a dedicated button for launching YouTube Music. Within the latest APK of YouTube for Android (version 17.05.33_beta), we have discovered some strings that suggest that the app may soon add a new "Listen with YouTube Music" button. <string name="listen_with_youtube_music">Listen...

Google Assistant prepares to add a “Memory” feature and earnings call alerts

Google is always working on expanding the Google Assistant's capabilities, and it routinely experiments with new features and skills for the virtual assistant. In October last year, we spotted strings related to one such feature called “Assistant Memory.” At the time, it wasn’t clear what this feature was supposed to do. But in the latest...

Galaxy S21 Ultra teardown video shows how to repair Samsung’s premium flagship

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 series is about to reach the hands of consumers very soon. Once there, quite a few of those hands will invariably be dropping the phone sooner or later. Unless you have a good case on, chances are that one of those drops will break your really expensive Galaxy S21 Ultra....

Galaxy S21 teardown gives us our first look inside Samsung’s 2021 flagship

While it has just been a few days since Samsung unveiled the all-new Galaxy S21 series, teardowns of the devices have already started popping up online. The first teardown comes from YouTuber PBKreviews, and it gives us a good look at what's inside the Galaxy S21. As you can see in the attached images, the Samsung Galaxy...

Google Pixel 2 XL Teardown Receives a Repairability Score of 6 Out of 10

iFixit doesn't get around to tearing down as many smartphones as some would like, but when they do feature a teardown we are always eager to check it out. With the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL arriving at publications and pre-order customer's doorsteps this week, many are curious as to how it stacks...

Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Guide Released, Receives a Repairability Score of 4/10

Repairing our own smartphone isn't something that the average customer does, but us enthusiasts really appreciate it when the process is made easy... just in case. This is why a big reason why the idea of a modular smartphone is so enticing to the community and it can be a contributing factor when it comes...

LG G6 Teardown: Don’t Expect Many Home Repairs

Most of us have suffered from a broken screen or a battery with diminished capacity after too many cycles. Thankfully many of us who frequent XDA also have the ability to replace or repair minor hardware faults such as these, and when purchasing a device we will take repairability into consideration. Join us as we teardown...

What’s Inside? Galaxy S7 vs Clone

We recently featured a video on XDA TV comparing a Samsung Galaxy S7 to one of its off-brand clones. While we already took a look at the software and build quality, this time we are back to go through the internals. We took both devices apart to see what's inside. Let's get into this teardown. Disassembly Many...

Gmail v6.7 Prepares to Add Security Warnings for Unencrypted Messages and Suggestions to Unsubscribe from Email Lists

Email security is a big topic lately, and it's important that we all take care of our own sensitive data. In order to protect its users from accidentally leaking private data, Google already automatically encrypts all messages sent internally through Gmail servers with TLS. Not all email services support encryption, however, and if you send or receive a...