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Wine, the Windows Compatibility Layer, reaches version 5.0 on Android

The Android app ecosystem has steadily evolved over the years of Android’s existence, fuelled by the steady adoption of mobile as the primary computer interaction for most people. A lot of users have gravitated towards a mobile-only lifestyle, and that is because the apps and the app ecosystem on mobile have managed to fulfill their […]

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Android 11 will introduce an “App Compatibility” Developer Option to help test platform changes

Every year at Google I/O, Google highlights some of the most exciting changes coming to the next version of Android. While most users judge Android versions by the visual changes that affect their experience, each Android update also comes with a ton of changes to APIs and platform behavior. These changes are important for app […]

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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 […]

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Realme XT receives Android 10 update with Realme UI

Realme has begun its rollout of Realme UI alongside Android 10. The company first unveiled Realme UI alongside the launch of the Realme X50 5G at an event in China. The rollout of Realme UI began with the Realme 3 Pro a few days ago, and now, the company is rolling out Android 10 and Realme […]

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Xiaomi India spins-off POCO into an independent brand

Xiaomi started off POCO as a sub-brand back in August 2018, with Xiaomi’s then Lead Product Manager Mr. Jai Mani at the helm of the brand. POCO had a very successful start with the POCO F1, which was launched in the same month in India as well as internationally. POCO’s beginnings echoed that of OnePlus, […]

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Huawei P40 leaked render shows off dual punch-hole front cameras and Leica-branded triple rear cameras

Huawei is gearing up for its next flagship release, coming to us in the form of the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro. We know that the company plans to go ahead with the release of the next iteration, despite no improvements in its political situation, because of which it will ship the phones with […]

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Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February

The Xiaomi Mi A3 was launched in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Being an Android One device, users expected that the Google-flavored Android UX would receive fairly quick updates to the latest version of Android. But that hasn’t really been the case, as the […]

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Google Chrome will phase out third-party cookies and the use of user-agent strings

Google Chrome is by far the most popular internet browser in the market today, claiming a market share of 63.6% as of December 2019, with the runner up being Safari at 17.7%. Chrome’s dominance in the market, aided by the fact that it is a part of the GMS app suite, gives it a commanding […]

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OPPO next smartphone could feature Pixelworks’ visual processor

If you have been following tech closely over the past year, you may have heard of Pixelworks. Pixelworks’ Iris 5 visual processor made the news at MWC 2019 for bringing along several key technologies like HDR10+ support, TrueClarity Smart Motion Processing for removing artifacts, multi-adaptive display for optimal viewing in varied lighting, and importantly, real-time […]

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Fast Share, Google’s upcoming AirDrop-like service, gets renamed to Nearby Sharing

One of the things that “just works” within Apple’s ecosystem is AirDrop, the file-sharing solution available on iOS and macOS, allowing users to quickly share files with each other without needing to rely on any third-party apps. Android had an NFC-based solution in the form of Android Beam, but the feature was deprecated entirely in […]