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[Hands-on] OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple is OnePlus’ first phone with a gradient color

OnePlus really loves their limited edition color models. Shortly after the release of each new smartphone, OnePlus unveils a new color finish to keep up the hype. They’ve previously released the OnePlus 3T Colette Edition, OnePlus 5 JCC Limited Edition, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition and Lava Red, and OnePlus 6 Silk White edition. Now, the…

Samsung unveils the Exynos 9820: 8nm process, dedicated NPU, 8K video recording

Samsung’s Exynos line of System-on-Chips (SoCs) powers most Samsung smartphones sold globally, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines of flagship smartphones. Their Exynos chipsets often beat the competition in terms of performance and raw power, especially in the past few years. The Exynos 9810, the chipset behind this year’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy…

Google’s restrictions on SMS/Call Log permissions are forcing some apps to abandon useful features

Google recently announced an update to their Google Play Developer policy, essentially changing how permissions related to SMS and Call Logs were handled. This change limited which apps were allowed to ask for these permissions—only apps that have been selected as the user’s default app for making calls or sending text messages will be able…

Google is considering letting users test Android Q before its AOSP release

Ahead of Google I/O 2017, Google unveiled Project Treble: a major rearchitecting of Android to separate the Android framework code from the hardware vendor implementation. The goal was to make it easier for device makers to provide Android software updates, combating fragmentation and making Android devices more secure in the process. Every device launching with…

One UI, Samsung’s new Android Pie software, improves One-Handed use and adds a system-wide Dark Theme

At this year’s Samsung Developer Conference, we finally caught a glimpse at the long-awaited smartphone with a foldable display. The device features a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED “cover” display which, when unfolded, reveals a 7.6-inch Super AMOLED “Infinity Flex” main display. In conjunction with Google, Samsung introduced the concept of “foldables” to the Android ecosystem. But…