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Google is improving the Assistant’s Song Search thanks to the Pixel 2’s Now Playing feature

An often overlooked Google Pixel 2-only feature is its “now playing” option. It’s pretty simple, but in my view, it’s one of the coolest exclusive features on any smartphone. It utilizes deep neural networks to continuously analyze background audio picked up by your phone’s microphone. It then creates a unique fingerprint of the audio based…

Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White model leaks in new pictures

Early last month, the first live photos of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (code-named “crosshatch”) were posted on the XDA-Developers forums. The pictures confirmed rumors such as the display notch, dual front-facing camera lenses, the sensor placement, a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model, and the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. The pictures also showed off what…

How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA

When Android Nougat released, it had us talking about all kinds of new features. We got a newly updated user interface for starters along with long-awaited multiwindow capabilities and Vulkan Graphics API support. But one under-the-hood addition flew over the heads of most users. Android Nougat introduced “Seamless Updates” on devices that support A/B partitions.…

Pixel Launcher Mods update adds clock hiding on home screen, auto-dark theme, and more

The Google Pixel Launcher is subject to many modifications and recreations on our forums. Pixel Launcher Mods by XDA Recognised Developer/Recognised Contributor Quinny899 is one of these modified versions of Google’s launcher. You can add icons and more to your stock launcher simply with root access! It can even modify some Launcher3-based launchers including Lawnchair,…