OnePlus Announces a Closed Beta for the OnePlus 6

OnePlus Announces a Closed Beta for the OnePlus 6

OnePlus has offered a way for folks to try out pre-release software with the Open Beta program for quite some time now, but now the company is ready to let a select number of folks try out even earlier versions of software and features.

Huawei Mate 20 Renders Show an Essential Phone-like Notch

Huawei Mate 20 Renders Show an Essential Phone-like Notch

Renders of Huawei’s upcoming flagship handset, the Mate 20, have leaked online which show the device as having a teardrop notch similar to the Essential Phone. The renders are created based on the actual engineering sample of the device, though they are not to scale.

How to Hide Apps in Android

How to Hide Apps in Android

Generally, most OEMs offer the option to lock apps in a device as a part of their skin. Even if the feature is missing, it can be added by using a third-party app from Google Play. However, there’s no option to completely hide apps in either stock Android or OEM skins like Emotion UI or Samsung Experience. The reason to hide apps could be many. 

T-Mobile Will Start Selling the OnePlus 6T from October

T-Mobile Will Start Selling the OnePlus 6T from October

Right before the OnePlus 6 launched, there were reports of the next flagship handset from OnePlus making its way to the retail stores of a carrier in the United States. However, that did not happen as the OnePlus 6 continues to be sold unlocked in the United States without any carrier backing. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review Roundup: The Best Android Device Around

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review Roundup: The Best Android Device Around

Samsung’s latest Note, the Galaxy Note 9, is all set to go on sale in most parts of the world from next week. While the Note 9 might seem an iterative upgrade over the Note 8 and shares the same internals as the Galaxy S9+, Samsung has made a few key improvements that make it an interesting device to own.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 IP68 Water Resistant Rating Explained

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 IP68 Water Resistant Rating Explained

Samsung’s latest and biggest Note, the Galaxy Note 9, will go on sale in most parts of the world from next week. The handset is an iterative upgrade over the Note 8 featuring an improved dual-camera setup, better performance and storage, and improved battery life and S-Pen. And just like the previous Note and Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S lineup, the Note 9 is also IP68 certified.

Google to Launch Assistant-Powered Smart Display Later This Year

Google to Launch Assistant-Powered Smart Display Later This Year

Following the moderate successes of the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot, Google’s ambitions in the smart display segment are well documented. The company teamed up with multiple manufacturers back in January to bring smart displays to the market. Companies like Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony are on board as of now.

Google Looking to Open Its First Flagship Retail Store in Chicago

Google Looking to Open Its First Flagship Retail Store in Chicago

Google is reportedly looking to set up a flagship retail store in Chicago’s flagship Fulton Market district. The company is on the verge of finalizing a lease for 14,000 sq. feet of retail space on the first and second floor of multiple connected two-story brick buildings between 845 and 853W in Randolph Street.

Android Messages v3.5 with Material Theme and Dark Mode Rolling Out

Android Messages v3.5 with Material Theme and Dark Mode Rolling Out

Google has started rolling out Android Messages v3.5 with Material Design 2 and Dark mode. The update brings about an almost complete revamp of the UI and adds a Dark mode which has been often requested by heavy users of the app. 

WhatsApp Backups Will Not Count Against Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp Backups Will Not Count Against Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp has entered into a partnership with Google that will ensure all WhatsApp chat backups are not counted against Google Drive storage quota. With WhatsApp soaring in popularity in many parts of the world, the chat backup size has also increased exponentially for many users especially when one starts backing up their media files to Drive as well.