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Download: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S receive stable beta Android 10 update with MIUI 11

Launched back in 2019, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 brought 48MP camera to the masses. The company decided to use a different camera sensor on the Indian variant, but they quickly phased out the initial model in favor of the Redmi Note 7S with a 48 MP primary rear camera. There is virtually no difference between the regular Redmi Note 7 and the Note 7S except...

Android 11 AMA Summary: No scrolling screenshots, New OEM restrictions, Faster app launches, and more

Yesterday, Google released Android 11 Beta 2, bringing the finalized SDK, NDK, app-facing surfaces, platform behaviors, and restrictions on non-SDK interfaces for developers. Today, Google is answering questions related to Android 11 over on Reddit’s /r/AndroidDev community after fielding questions last week. Here’s a summary of everything we learned...

The LG Velvet’s new UI is coming to 6 other LG smartphones

The LG Velvet is one of the companies most exciting devices in a while and that largely revolves around the brand new design. While the hardware shows the most drastic change, LG has refreshed its software as well. The company has now announced that 6 older phones will be getting the updated UI as well. LG Velvet Forums Admittedly, the LG Velvet’s...

OnePlus 7T series gets a new OxygenOS beta with new Clock and Game Space features

It’s time for another OxygenOS Open Beta update for the OnePlus 7T series. The last beta update rolled out in early June with some nice additions. This latest update has a pretty nice list of quality of life improvements. The headliners are an optimized adaptive brightness curve, new Clock features, and some Game Space additions. The full changelog...

Google Play July 2020 Policy Update introduces extended timeline for compliance, detailed violation emails, and other changes

The Google Play Store is the primary app distribution platform for the Android OS. Considering Android’s reach in the smartphone market and other segments, the Google Play Store occupies a very special, dominant position where even the smallest of changes can have a huge impact. So it’s important to document the changes that do happen to Google Play’s...

Google Chrome may get audio controls similar to Android 11

One of the most noticeable features in Android 11 is the new Media Controls. With the release of Android 11 Beta 2, the new controls became enabled by default. Besides looking nice and having their own dedicated spot in the Quick Controls panel, they have a button to switch media output between connected devices. Google Chrome may get this feature as...

Google and The Linux Foundation want to help open source projects manage their trademarks

Google and The Linux Foundation have been two major players in the open-source software community. Now, the two are independently committing to help open source projects manage their trademarks effectively and judiciously. Google has announced a new foundation called Open Usage Commons along with academicians and industry partners, while The Linux Foundation...

[Update: Official Teaser] Here’s our first look at the Nest successor to the original Google Home speaker

Update 1 (7/9/2020 @ 08:55 PM ET): Google just surprised us with an image and video showing off the new Nest smart speaker. See the update section below for the official teaser image and video. The original article, as published earlier today at 10:22 AM EST, is as follows. The Nest Mini (formerly known as “Google Home Mini“) has become an incredibly...

NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds Black Desert Online and 14 other games, brings Highlights support to Apex Legends

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service enjoys its share in the now-crowded game streaming market on the fact that it was one of the first to appear for end consumers. The service started beta testing for Android last year and opened up for everyone in February. NVIDIA had pledged to announce new games for GeForce NOW every week, and over the past...

Unleash the true performance of the Red Magic 5G with this custom kernel

Nubia’s Red Magic gaming smartphones are known for their high-end hardware configurations. Their latest flagship offering is the Red Magic 5G – a Snapdragon 865 SoC-powered phone that also carries a 144Hz high refresh rate AMOLED display, a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging, and last but not least, a rotating fan for the sake of active...

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