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Opera Loan Apps

[Update: Opera’s Statement] Opera’s loan apps accused of engaging in predatory behavior and violating Google Play Store’s policies

The browser market sees heavy dominance from Google Chrome across the board, much to the detriment of other browsers and the underlying competition in the market. This dominance and the declining user base has forced several browser entities to explore alternative models of revenue. Opera, which has a browser market share of 2.28% as of […]

<p>It’s truly crazy to think about all of the new technology that is launched in one year. 2019 was no different, of course. Hundreds of phones, hardware advancements, new software features, and even new form factors made headlines this year. So what was the best of the best? Some of the XDA Staff have put</p>
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XDA’s Top Smartphones of 2019

It’s truly crazy to think about all of the new technology that is launched in one year. 2019 was no different, of course. Hundreds of phones, hardware advancements, new software features, and even new form factors made headlines this year. So what was the best of the best? Some of the XDA Staff have put […]

OPPO 5G CPE Hub

OPPO wants to be more than a smartphone brand in 2020

OPPO has been around in the smartphone industry for a long time, having existed since around the early Android days and even before that. Long timers would recall devices like the OPPO N1, which adopted a rotating camera design six years ago, back in 2013, along with offering a “CyanogenMod Edition” of the phone. The […]

Adreno 650 GPU in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

How Qualcomm Brought Tremendous Improvements in AI Performance to the Snapdragon 865

It seems like we can’t go a day without seeing “artificial intelligence” in the news, and this past week was no exception in no small part thanks to the Snapdragon Tech Summit. Every year, Qualcomm unveils the plethora of improvements it brings to its Hexagon DSP and the Qualcomm AI Engine, a term they use […]

3DMark score weights

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: Comparing CPU and GPU Performance with the Kirin 990, Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 845

Nearly two weeks ago, Qualcomm invited tech journalists to Maui for the 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit. At the event, the company unveiled its latest high-end SoC for mobile devices: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 865 boasts a 25% CPU performance increase and a 20% GPU performance increase over the […]

samsung galaxy m30s a50s review

Samsung Galaxy M30s vs Galaxy A50s: Would you choose looks over value for money?

Samsung reigns as the absolute overlord when it comes to smartphone shipments. The Korean company shipped nearly 150 million smartphones in the first half of 2019 – 50% higher than units sold by the runner-up, Huawei. In spite of the major lead against other brands worldwide, Xiaomi has curtailed Samsung’s growth in India with highly-competitive […]

Android 10 gestures

How Google is taking control of Gesture Navigation in Android 10

After experimenting with button-based gesture controls in Android 9 Pie, Google went back to the drawing board to improve the fluidity and one-handed use of Android’s gesture navigation. With Android 10, Google arrived at a solution that’s visually like iOS: a gesture bar that can be swiped up to go home or swiped left or […]

Google Play uncertified device error

The challenges Huawei faces getting Google apps on the Huawei Mate 30

Tomorrow, journalists from around the world will gather at a venue in Munich, Germany to watch Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu announce his company’s latest consumer products. The company is expected to unveil two wearable accessories, a television, and four smartphones. The focus will largely be on the new Huawei Mate 30 series […]

<p>Over the years, we’ve seen a number of scary Linux-based exploits make the spotlight. We’ve seen Stagefright, RAMpage, and Cloak and Dagger, just to name a few. When both OnePlus and Xiaomi decided to release their security updates early, some predicted that there was a major exploit getting patched with this month’s security patches. Those</p>
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QualPwn Overview: New vulnerability may affect more than the Snapdragon 835 and 845

Over the years, we’ve seen a number of scary Linux-based exploits make the spotlight. We’ve seen Stagefright, RAMpage, and Cloak and Dagger, just to name a few. When both OnePlus and Xiaomi decided to release their security updates early, some predicted that there was a major exploit getting patched with this month’s security patches. Those […]

LineageOS 16 for Yu Yuphoria, Wileyfox Swift, Wileyfox Storm, Lenovo P2, Oppo F1, R5, R5s, R7s, R7 Plus

What it’s like buying smartphones in Venezuela, the country with a broken economy

Inflation, and more particularly hyperinflation, are often some of the most crippling symptoms of a failing economy, and overall, one of the worst things that can happen to a country’s economy. Some of the most painful historical episodes of hyperinflation include Germany in 1923 (Weimar Republic), Hungary in 1946, Yugoslavia in 1994, and Zimbabwe in […]