Does Android’s volume dialog take 20 seconds to dismiss? Here’s why that happens.

Have you noticed that the volume dialog that appears when you press the volume buttons takes a bit too long to disappear on its own? When you first got your Android...

Google Camera vs. OxygenOS Camera: Which is better on the OnePlus 6?

The OnePlus 6 is one of the standout devices of 2018. Like many of its predecessors, it offers a compelling flagship level performance package at a good value, at least...

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How to enable the new, faster Snapchat Alpha [Root]

Snapchat, one of the most widely used social platforms in the world, is preparing to launch a new, faster version of its Android application. In February of last year, the...
August 18, 2018 4:51 PM

[Hands on] Snapchat Alpha is a faster, cleaner version of Snapchat

Last November, Snap announced that Snapchat for Android was going to be rebuilt with a focus on performance and ease of use. It has been close to a year since...
August 18, 2018 4:49 PM

[Update: Reverted] Android Messages’ new Material Theme design with Dark Mode rolls out

Google has released the new Material Theme redesign for the Android Messages application in version 3.5.048 to all users. We discovered how to enable it way back in version 3.3...
August 18, 2018 2:15 PM

Essential Phone’s notch settings may return in future Android Pie update

Following the release of Android Pie for the Essential Phone, there was one specific, highly used setting that was missing: notch settings. The Essential Phone’s notch may have been its...
August 18, 2018 1:37 PM

[Update: Maybe Not] Motorola may launch a Google Home Mini/Amazon Echo Dot competitor

The virtual assistant devices have become quite popular for those who want more out of their connected devices. These virtual assistants, such as Siri and Google Assistant, originated on iOS...
August 18, 2018 1:23 PM

Xiaomi Mi 8 reportedly launching soon in India, priced under Rs. 30,000

Xiaomi is one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world and is even bigger in India. As a result, the company will be launching their new brand, Poco, first...
August 18, 2018 1:30 AM

[Update: Launched] Vivo Y83 Pro reportedly launching in India with 6.22″ notched display

The Vivo Y83 Pro will soon be launching in India with a 6.22-inch notched display, according to a report from 91Mobiles. It will be released as a successor to the...
August 18, 2018 1:00 AM

Pixel Experience based on Android 9 Pie released for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The codebase of Android 9 Pie has been released to the public and this has resulted in a lot of devices receiving new and updated custom ROMs based on the...
August 18, 2018 12:30 AM

Moto Camera 6.2 brings Google Lens/YouTube Live to many Motorola phones

Motorola released an update to their Moto Camera application just a couple months ago that redesigned the user interface and even added in Google Photos integration. This update also came...
August 17, 2018 11:55 PM

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE forums are now open

Releasing variations of smartphones to the market has become quite the popular OEM technique these days. This comes in different forms with some re-releasing a phone in another country while...
August 17, 2018 11:30 PM

New Samsung Galaxy A phone launching in India, competing with OnePlus 6 & Xiaomi Pocophone

The OnePlus 6 is the clear leader in the Indian premium smartphone market. According to Counterpoint, OnePlus beat Samsung for the first time ever in a full quarter in Q2...
August 17, 2018 11:00 PM

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google’s biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a...
August 17, 2018 4:39 PM