r/Android 1d ago

Saturday APPreciation thread (Mar 25 2023) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!


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This weekly Saturday thread is for: * App promotion, * App praise/sharing


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r/Android 12h ago

T-Mobile LG V60 Android 13 update [x-post from /r/LGV60]


r/Android 7h ago

Android Authority: What's GrapheneOS like to use?


r/Android 1d ago

Guide LPT: For anyone who's forgetful.


For the android users out there. There is a part of Google assistant called 'open memory'. You say "hey Google, remember I left my keys in my jacket pocket" and it'll save it indefinitely. Then later when you lost your keys, just say "hey Google where's my keys" and it'll tell you or say "open memory" and it'll open up the list of things you asked it to remember. It works for anything just say "remember X or Y". Very handy I don't have to remember multiple thinks just the words "open memory". Just a little tip I thought might help some people.

Saw this on r/ADHD by u/jackofjokers

r/Android 16h ago

Sunday Rant/Rage (Mar 26 2023) - Your weekly complaint thread!


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This weekly Sunday thread is for you to let off some steam and speak out about whatever complaint you might have about:

  • Your device.

  • Your carrier.

  • Your device's manufacturer.

  • An app

  • Any other company


1) Please do not target any individuals or try to name/shame any individual. If you hate Google/Samsung/HTC etc. for one thing that is fine, but do not be rude to an individual app developer.

2) If you have a suggestion to solve another user's issue, please leave a comment but be sure it's constructive! We do not want any flame-wars.

3) Be respectful of other's opinions. Even if you feel that somebody is "wrong" you don't have to go out of your way to prove them wrong. Disagree politely, and move on.

r/Android 1d ago Gold

My experience moving from iOS to Android.


Hey everyone,

I'm writing a post I wish me from a few months ago could read to save myself a lot of time and a lot of searching. I used to be an avid Apple user for a good few years up until their various anti right-to-repair moves and their OSes became stale, boring, and restrictive (although for the last one, they have been like that for a while now). So my adventure started and I tried out a Z Fold 4 (wasn't for me, I never used the inner screen yet had constant anxiety about killing it), a Pixel 7 Pro (was very close to staying but the battery life was terrible, it had major heat issues, and was disappointing outer casing wise), and ended up on the S23 Ultra. I moved from an iPhone 14 Pro Max and wanted to find the perfect Android (having found the perfect windows pc and linux laptop).

The good:

  • S23U battery life is comparable if not identical to the 14 Pro Max for my use. That was one of my biggest concerns and after the Fold and Pixel, I'm happy to find something that actually lasts me a whole day very comfortably. No battery anxiety!
  • Every Android phone I've tried felt smoother than Apple's offerings. It might be their implementation of the refresh rate and animation speed but Android feels faster and snappier. Scrolling is near instant, closing and opening apps just flies by and everything is very satisfying overall.
  • Wow, the cameras. S23U camera (sensors) are better than iPhone 14 Pro Max for me. It's as simple as that. Pixel was also very solid but the disappointing front facing camera threw me off. ZFold4 was very meh. (There will be more about this).
  • Freedom! It finally feels like I actually own the phone instead of renting it for an outrageous one-off price. I can use a web browser that isn't Safari in a trenchcoat, install a youtube app that skips sponsor sections and doesn't show me ads, and overall do anything. I can finally use all the power a mobile CPU is giving me. It doesn't feel like a smarter phone, it feels like a computer in my pocket.
  • Customisation. I very strongly dislike the stock Samsung experience. Goodlock, custom launchers, keyboards etc gave me the tools needed to get it to a point where I want it to be. After setting it up, nothing comes close.
  • There's a bunch of stuff I forgot like actually usable widgets etc. There's a bunch of QOL improvements that are very significant to me and its disappointing that supposedly the best option on the market doesn't have them (I'm looking at you Apple).
  • Double SIM card slot! For someone who's not in their home country, being able to have a local and foreign SIM inside is a godsend. Not everyone has eSIMs.
  • Reverse wireless charging. I'm sticking with airpods and it's nice to be able to charge them on the go without any cables if I forget to do so at home.
  • Under display fingerprint sensor, we still wear masks sometimes here.

The bad:

  • The camera (implementation). Samsung's processing is just plain terrible. It oversharpens and oversaturates everything and when you turn it off, photos look worse. Even turning on photo softening in Camera Assistant didn't fix most of it. I downloaded a GCam port and configured it a bit further and am getting close to DSLR-quality results. I am so incredibly impressed by what these cameras can do and kind of questioning why Samsung butchers them. Fortunately enough, this can be solved. That's why I love Android, if you have a problem, there are resources to solve it.
  • Google really really needs to reevaluate their Google Play policies. Some apps are very undercooked and underpolished and shouldn't be let onto the google play store before being fixed. For example: apps not using the raw camera api and just taking screenshots of the viewfinder, apps not using UI elements from the latest OS versions (there are some apps still using some elements from Android I've seen on old HTC phones!!).
  • It is kind of disappointing that I had to set up my phone for 10 hours to get it to this amazing to use point but I guess that's what Android is. I suppose it's personal preference though because with the Pixel I didn't run into this issue. Once again, I appreciate that I at least had the choice to do that.
  • Oh my god Samsung, I don't want Samsung pass and all the other random shit you've installed on my phone. Thank you universal android debloater for existing.
  • No Apple Watch and AirTags. It's what I signed up for and I'm looking into a replacement for the Apple Watch but with AirTags, nothing comes close.

Overall, I'm very impressed and unless Apple comes out with something groundbreaking, I'm sticking with Android. Just have to find a good smartwatch.

r/Android 14h ago

Removed - rule 2 SD Maid 2/SE is out in Beta


Here is the XDA developers thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/app-8-0-sd-maid-2-se-system-cleaner.4568645/#post-88328091

SD maid is a well known and ace cleaner but due.to Google's dictatorship, it calls for SD Maid 2!

r/Android 1d ago

Android needs to include the ability to record audio from external output devices during screen recordings


I was doing a video interview with an interviewee last week, half of it with my headphones connected. I dropped the headphones midway because we were having issues with Android's screen recorder constantly preventing audio from being sent to my interviewee so they could hear me. This issue would crop up every single time the recorder hit its record limit and I needed to start a new recording.

All of the part of the interview where I was using my headphones did not record any audio from the microphone or coming out of my headphones. I had the recording feature set to record from the device audio and microphone. Apparently, Android's screen recording feature doesn't support recording audio coming out of headphones or from external microphones. This is a huge shortcoming for anyone wanting to record any video call while using their headphones. It is honestly absurd that this feature has not been implemented.

r/Android 2d ago

Article Messaging is no longer Android’s mess, it’s an iPhone problem: Talking RCS with Hiroshi Lockheimer


r/Android 1d ago

Rumour OnePlus V Fold All Rumored Specifications So Far


Previously people have guessed that the OnePlus V Fold poised to be released in Q3 will be very similar to the Oppo Find N2, however this does not seem to be the case. Recent leaks shared by Digital Chat Station (highly reputable leaker based in China) indicate that the OnePlus V Fold will in fact be a carbon copy of Oppo PHN110, a large screen foldable set to be released in China in the second half of this year.

Now this is very interesting as there are plenty of information leaked already on Oppo PHN110, so by examining those information we can get a decent idea of the specifications of the upcoming OnePlus V Fold. I have gathered all leaks and rumors from Digital Chat Station related to Oppo PHN110 and thus OnePlus V Fold up to today:

Screen: - Is a big screen foldable that is bigger than the Oppo Find N2, with a 2268*2440p 120Hz display that supports LTPO and has minimal crease. (No information has been leaked on the ratio of the front screen, however based on the ratio of the inner screen we can deduce that it will either be a taller screen with a ratio around 20:9 similar to Xiaomi and Vivo's foldable or a 16:9 ratio that is the same as the Find N2 but bigger, depending on the orientation of the inner screen).

Build: - Will be ultra-thin.. No detailed measurements are leaked so far, however since Digital Chat Station has also described the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (11.2 mm) and the Huawei Mate X3 (11.2 mm) as ultra-thin previously, the OnePlus V Fold will likely be around 11 - 12 mm in thickness as well. - Will be light weight, but heavier than the Find N2 (237g) and possibly slightly heavier than the Huawei Mate X3 (240g), as stated by Digital Chat Station. A good guess would be around 250g. - Will have the signature Alert Slider

Camera: - Triple Camera setup housed in a center circle with Hasselblad branding - 50MP (IMX890) main camera (same as the main camera of OnePlus 11) - Ultrawide camera (unknown specification) - A periscope camera that excels in low light (No info has been leaked the level of zoom, however given that it is a periscope a good guess would be 5x) - The resolution of the front facing camera on the outer and inner screens with be 32/20MP (OV32C)

Battery: - 4800 mAh - Supports wireless charging - No info has been leaked on the speed of wired charging, however it will likely be similar to the charging speed of both the OnePlus 11 and the Oppo Find X6 Pro (100w)

Additional information that has not been officially stated but are likely included: - Powered by the Snapdragon 8Gen2 - Supports Flex mode (similar to the Oppo Find N2)

Unknown: - May or may not be rated for water-resistance

Overall, it would seem that the OnePlus V Fold is likely to be a very capable large screen foldable that packs solid camera hardware and good battery size in a slim and lightweight build.

Unfortunately from the leaked info above, it will likely not be cheap. The Oppo Find N2 already retails for 7999¥ in China (~$1170) and it is almost guaranteed that the Oppo PHN110 will be more expensive than that. If it retails for around 9999¥ (~$1460), it is not improbable to assume that the OnePlus V Fold will start at a slightly higher price in North America (possibly $1599 or more). With that been said, as someone that is hoping to get the Galaxy Z Fold 5 but is somewhat put off by the narrow outer screen, the OnePlus V Fold does seem to be a solid alternative.

TLDR: - Large 2268*2440p inner display and a big outer display - Thin and light weight in build - Triple camera with main camera of 50MP (IMX890), ultrawide, and periscope zoom and Hasselblad branding - 4800 mAh battery that supports wireless charging

r/Android 2d ago

Why is an Android-desktop-mode like Samsung DeX not standard in every flagship phone (or even mid-range) and part of AOSP yet? (discussion)


There are basically only 3 requirements most devices are lacking:

  • A very fast port and the protocols for the video signal
  • A super basic window manager
  • A basic dock (Edit: software dock, doubling as task bar)

Things a ton of phones already have: High resolution output, decently powerful SoCs, enough RAM, USB-OTG, BT and multi-band wifi for periphery, USB mouse and keyboard support.

The whole thing is basically screen mirroring plus. No complicated virtualization, emulation or compatability layers required.

Maybe there are other reasons why it's avoided? Competition with other products maybe? But I don't really see that. Google and Lenovo/Motorola sell Laptops, but not really desktops/ARM-mini-PCs. Xiaomi isn't even known for notebooks. Maybe really no demand at all? But I'd imagine at least devices sold to enterprises would profit from that.

r/Android 1d ago

News Huawei P60 Pro and Mate X3 coming to Europe on May 9


r/Android 1d ago

Honor Magic 5 Ultimate 16/512GB Review: Like It And Decide To Make Peace with a regret


r/Android 2d ago

News YouTube Music starts rolling out Winter Recap 2023


r/Android 2d ago

Review OxygenOS 13 is not perfect by any means. Here's a list of bugs that I have found and meticulously documented.


r/Android 2d ago

Exynos Modem 5300 official specs


r/Android 2d ago

News ROG Phone 7 announcement date april 13, 8AM EDT-Asus ROG


r/Android 1d ago

News OnePlus 11 camera - you no longer need Samsung Galaxy or Pixel to take amazing photos on Android!


r/Android 3d ago

Rumour Snapdragon 8 gen 3 core layout/spec leak-Kuba Wojciechowski


r/Android 2d ago

Review Oneplus Nord 1 - Long term review after 3 years. How are you doing with yours?


Hi everyone, Here are the good and the evil of my OP Nord 1 after 3 years of every day use

  • Performance: Still pretty fast and satisfying, never had an issue. I keep open multiple apps and switch between them buttery smooth.

  • Battery: We can feel its age but it gets me through the day till dinner and give some juice If going out at night. Went to a live concert a couple days ago and I did 2 hours of Maps and a lot of video recordings and it was holding very well. Maybe I'll replace the battery I'm the near future.

  • Durability: Nord had kissed the ground a few times but never had a scratch or crack. I've always kept a good cover and a good screen protector.

  • Buttons: Here we have a serious PROBLEM dear OP. The power button isn't working well. It can rarely detect a long pressing like I wanna to turn of the device which is recognized as multiple clicks and when I just press once it detects the action 50/50. I think it's a software issue because this problem presented only after Android 12 update and the Nord didn't fall once. If I reboot the phone the issue fades for an unknown amount of time and then comes back.

  • Camera: It's holding up very well, whereas there hasn't been much improvement in the world of smartphones in the past couple years. Not a top quality camera but she gives me satisfaction moments.

  • Software: Overall I don't think it's bad but Android 11 was more stable. In addition to the power button issue, sometimes the Camera app crashes when taking a shot without saving the shot (what I've just said about the camera?!). Rarely, when typing, screen detects the gesture for going back to home but nothing serious.

  • Connections: I've always thought that the Nord 1 doesn't have a good antenna for mobile signal, in poorly covered areas 4g and even 2g signal goes away and needs a good amount of time to reconnect if I don't switch manually on/off airplane mode while other phones don't have this issue in the same area.

What are your thoughts? And what is your long term experience with the OnePlus Nord 1 or other OnePlus phones?

Hope you enjoyed it!

r/Android 3d ago

Article Lineage OS 20 review: A new lease of life for your old device


r/Android 2d ago

Daily Superthread (Mar 24 2023) - Your daily thread for questions, device recommendations and general discussions!


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r/Android 3d ago

Huawei P60 series introduced with variable aperture lens, two-way satellite messaging


r/Android 3d ago

*Tablet Stand "Google Pixel Stand "


r/Android 3d ago

Review [gizmochina] Nubia Z50 Ultra Full Review


r/Android 3d ago

Redmi Note 12 series launched globally, Redmi Note 12 4 G makes it's debut


Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 12 series globally. after it's debut in China in October. The Note 12, Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ share the same basic specs as their Chinese counterparts. They also launched the Redmi Note 12 4G which shares most of the hardware of the Note 12 5G with a different chip, the Snapdragon 685 instead of the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. Interestingly the Pro models do not have a Micro SD card slot while the base Redmi Note 12 models do. The pricing only seems to be out in some European countries and will differ in other regions.

Phone Redmi Note 12 4G Redmi Note 12 5G Redmi Note 12 Pro Redmi Note 12 Pro+
SoC Snapdragon 685 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Dimensity 1080 Dimensity 1080
Software MIUI 14 based on Android 13 MIUI 14 based on Android 12 MIUI 14 based on Android 12 MIUI 14 based on Android 12
Display 6.67" AMOLED 2400x1080, 120 Hz 6.67" AMOLED 2400x1080, 120 Hz 6.67" AMOLED 2400x1080, 120 Hz 6.67" AMOLED 2400x1080, 120 Hz
Cameras Rear: 50 MP (primary)+8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Rear: 50 MP (primary)+8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Rear: 50 MP (primary, OIS)+8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Rear: 200 MP (primary, OIS)+8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro)
Battery and Charging 5000 mAh, 33 W charging 5000 mAh, 33 W charging 5000 mAh, 67 W charging 5000 mAh, 120 W charging
Misc Side fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM+micro SD, dual speakers, USB-C (2.0), NFC (market dependent) Side fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm headphone jack,dual SIM+micro SD, dual speakers, USB-C (2.0), NFC (market dependent) Side fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM, dual speakers, USB-C (2.0), X-Axis linear motor, NFC (market dependent) Side fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM, dual speakers, USB-C (2.0), NFC (market dependent)
Price £219(4 GB RAM/128 GB storage variant)/€200-250 (4/64 and 4/128 variants) £279/€300 (4/128 variant) €400/€430 (6/128 and 8/128 variants) £449/€500 (8/256 variant)