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Xiaomi’s next smartphone could come with Snapdragon 865, 48MP camera and 120W fast charging

All major OEMs have a whole bunch of smartphones in their pipeline at any point in time, and Xiaomi is no different in this regard. Earlier this month, we reported on one pair of Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone, gauguin and gauguinpro, that are expected to arrive in multiple markets soon. And now, we have some information on another new smartphone from...

OPPO unveils its 125W wired and 65W wireless fast charging technologies

The smartphone industry is evolving at an increasingly fast pace. The race to get to the top involves constant improvements in the processing capabilities, cameras, display technology, and battery life. Lately, as the batteries on smartphones have grown bigger, smartphone companies and consumers have been emphasizing on faster-charging solutions, inviting...

Google Maps can now use Live View AR to calibrate location and orientation

Google Maps turned 15 earlier this year in February, and the company celebrated its birthday by giving the app a new look and additional features. The app, both on iOS and Android, received a significant update that included a new icon, a redesign for the bottom navigation bar, new transit features, and updates to the AR-powered Live View feature. In...

Google Play Pass expands to 9 new countries and adds a $30/year subscription option

Google launched Play Pass in September of 2019 as a subscription service for apps and games without ads or in-app purchases. While the service has slowly gained more apps, it’s been exclusive to the U.S. this whole time. Finally, Google Play Pass is expanding to new countries and it’s also getting a yearly subscription option. First, the good news...

Carl Pei reveals the OnePlus Nord in all its glory

It’s not a OnePlus phone without a slow, dragged out release of small details leading up to the official announcement. The company loves to drip out information to build hype, and that’s certainly happening again with the OnePlus Nord. The latest information comes directly from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei in his interview with Marques Brownlee (MKBHD)....

The Android Device Security Database helps you compare the security of Android smartphones

Android users have numerous options when it comes to devices, with a varied combination of specifications, features, and different device budgets. We are spoiled by choice, but this confuses users when it comes to features that cannot be easily measured and compared. Take, for instance, the Android Security status. The current state of Android security...

Samsung Galaxy J8, Galaxy Tab A 10.5, and LG Q70 receive stable Android 10 update

As the foundation of Android 11 is getting finalized, several OEMs are trying to clear their backlogs by pushing stable Android 10 updates to the eligible devices. Samsung, for example, has upgraded a bunch of Galaxy devices, including tablets, to Android 10 with the company’s own One UI 2 UI on top in the last few weeks. Two more Samsung devices –...

List Your App on Huawei’s AppGallery to Win Money and Open More Business Opportunity

Development is just the first part of the process of launching a new app. After you’ve developed it, you begin the process of listing and growing your app on an app store. Listing it on the Google Play store or Apple App store is the usual first steps that people take. However, you might be missing out on a massive audience if you haven’t considered...

HTC Desire 20 Pro can be bootloader unlocked with a simple Fastboot command

HTC recently launched a pair of mid-range smartphones in their home country in an effort to make a comeback in the smartphone market. The HTC Desire 20 Pro is one of them, featuring a slightly old Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, a quad-camera array with a 48MP primary sensor, and a reasonably large 5,000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The...

Download: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro receive Android 11 Beta 2 builds

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 earlier this month, leaving only one more beta to go before a stable release on September 8th. Beta 2 is considered the “Platform Stability” release, meaning the Android 11 SDK, NDK APIs, app-facing surfaces, platform behaviors, as well as restrictions on non-SDK interfaces have been finalized. While you could always...

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