Google Nexus

5 wireless chargers under $20 that’ll work perfectly with your new iPhone 8

Apple hasn’t announced pricing for the AirPower wireless charging pad it plans to release later this year (ugh, did they really have to give it that …

Gear & Gadgets

The Google-HTC deal is good for Google, bad news for Apple and Samsung: Analysts

Google’s <b>announcement</b> that it would acquire the bulk of HTC’s smartphone research and design division came as a surprise, but it wasn’t entirely …

HTC

Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google<p>Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow Googlers are …

Mobile Technology

Google Is Buying Part of HTC’s Mobile Business For $1.1 Billion

Google has announced that it is buying part of HTC’s smartphone business in a deal which is worth $1.1 billion. The deal will see around 2,000 staff …

HTC

Google Nexus 4 Receives a Port of Android 8.0 Oreo

While OEMs ignore some of their older smartphones, the developer community here at XDA continues to work hard to keep them alive. Just yesterday, XDA …

Android Oreo

ProBeat: iPhone X buyers should thank Samsung

Apple this week unveiled the iPhone X, described by CEO Tim Cook as “the future of the smartphone.” Future iPhone X owners (the phone starts shipping on November 3) should be thanking Samsung.<p>I’m not just referring to the fact that Samsung is the sole supplier of the iPhone X’s OLED screen, letting …

Samsung

Those Cool New iPhone X Features? Android Phones Had Them First

Innovation at Apple ain't what it used to be.<p>It was yet another big Apple announcement. The company announced its three newest iPhones, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. They have a bunch of cool new features that the company demonstrated at its big product launch (with only one major …

IPhone 8

Yes, that Huawei-made ‘Nexus’ tablet was cancelled, and that’s probably a good thing

Last year we reported that Google was planning to launch an Android offshoot internally dubbed Andromeda on a Huawei-made Nexus tablet. The device was indeed prototyped in-house, and we weren’t the only ones to hear about it. At this point, though, we’re told “Andromeda” is shelved, and that the …

Tablets

Factory images and OTA links for the September Android security patch are now live

Google might be a little late this month, but the day’s finally here. Factory images and OTA files for the September Android security patch are now available for supported devices.<p>Factory images and OTA files have been posted for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X for …

Android Lollipop

Get "Turn on WiFi Automatically" Feature for Nexus 5X/6P on Android Oreo

How to get “Turn on WiFi Automatically” for the Nexus 5X/6P on Android Oreo<p>Android Oreo introduces a new feature that lets you turn on WiFi …

Operating Systems

Google Home, other personal assistants could be hacked by high frequencies

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>Did You Hear That?:</b> If what “that” is is an ultrasound command that can be used to take control of your connected home device like …

Apple Watch

Google reportedly close to investing in or buying HTC

The weakest monthly revenue report in 13 years has left HTC’s stock reeling today. <b>August earnings</b> came in at just over NT$3 billion or US$100 …

Nexus

If Google buys HTC, it’s about Apple

Reports coming out of Asia say the Taiwan-based company is in advanced negotiations to sell its mobile division to Google. If a deal is made, we’re …

Google

Why the latest Google rumor makes total sense

Here's a rumor that will blow your mind: Google is apparently "in the final stage of negotiations" to acquire HTC's smartphone division.<p>The rumor …

Mobile Technology

TrustZone Downgrade Attack Opens Android Devices to Old Vulnerabilities

An attacker can downgrade components of the Android TrustZone technology to older versions that feature known vulnerabilities and use older exploits …

Information Security

Photograph Your Own Happiness!

Photography should give you happiness, joy, and excitement in life!<p>In life, we have too many nay-sayers, pessimists, and people who throw their toxic …

Eric Kim

Google Nexus 6P expected to get Android Oreo update on 11 september

According to an OS Upgrade list on Canadian website Rogers, the <b>Huawei Google Nexus 6P</b> is expected to get the Android Oreo <b>update on 11 …

Google

“Shattered Trust” Paper Shows How Replacement Smartphone Components Can Carry Security Vulnerabilities

A recent paper entitled “Shattered Trust” by Omer Shwartz, Amir Cohen, Asaf Shabtai and Yossi Oren has emerged. This paper shows how a replacement …

Touchscreens

Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

At the height of the day’s solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo.<p>The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based on the familiar Android robot logo. Google traditionally names its …

Google

Google’s newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

At the height of the day’s solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based on the familiar Android robot logo. Google traditionally names its …

Google

Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices.<p>It’s …

Google

Android Oreo: Google unveils official name for version 8 of its mobile operating system

At the height of the day's solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honour of another …

Australian News

Custom Status Bar, Nav Bar, and Quick Setting Icons on any Samsung Nougat Device

With the ability to use Substratum on Samsung devices (called Sungstratum) without it requiring root access, we’re starting to see more new themes …

Mobile Development

Hasbro's companion app for the FurReal Maker Proto Max robot dog is now on the Play Store

Way back in February at the 2017 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro introduced a new product in its FurReal line of robotic pet toys. Unlike the others, the …

Nexus

How to Be Excited About Photography Again

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI have recently been shooting on a phone, and last night, I was so damn excited… shooting night photography with …

Eric Kim

Android smartphones could get an in-call floating action bar with future updates

The current manner of handling multitasking while on a call is not exactly the most convenient one on Android smartphones. Tapping the back button …

Google

Samsung Internet Beta v6.2 to be Made Available for Android 5.0+

Samsung Internet is a web browser that ships as the default browser on Samsung’s smartphones and tablets. It’s based on Google’s open source Chromium …

Samsung