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Latest Substratum update overhauls the Overlay UI, makes it Binderfacer ready, and more

The developers behind Substratum have just pushed out a new update to their theme engine that adds the following features. . . - Overlay UI Overhaul - Binderfacer Integration - ROM build.prop Checker - Full App Rewrite/Rebase - Android O Bug Fixes

Angry Birds Islands is the latest Angry Birds spinoff that will be coming to Android

Rovio has just soft launched Angry Birds Islands as the company's latest mobile game in the universe of their popular IP. This game is about gathering resources such as ore, fish, wood, mana, and others so you can build structures on the island.

Latest Android Messages update lets you add people mid-chat

Normally to start a group chat, you need to add all of the people from the start. However, the latest update to Android Messages will let you add additional people in the middle of the conversation.

DEAL: dbrand discounts the entire store 20% off with the debut their new Black Dragon skin

To celebrate the launch of the new Black Dragon grip skin from dbrand, the company is discounting their entire store by 20%.

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are having trouble with Qi wireless charging

One of the selling points of the S8 and S8+ for some people was the Qi wireless charging, but there are reports of it not working properly. Some people are unable to get the fast charging part to work while others simply cannot charge via a wireless pad at all.

Latest Google Play Movies & TV update lets you stream to the NVIDIA Shield TV in 4K

Google recently rolled out an update to the Google Play Movies and TV application that enables 4K streaming on the NVIDIA Shield TV. This device has been able to stream 4K content for a while, but it wasn't compatible with TV shows and movies on the Google Play Movies and TV application until now.

Specs of the alleged ZTE Max XL leaked a day before it's launched

Boost Mobile is rumored to begin selling the ZTE Max XL very soon and a leak claims to tell us what specs we should expect from it. If true, this device will have Android 7.1.1, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, 8-core 1.4GHz SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 3,990mAh battery for $130.

Today's application and game sales include Galactic, Dungeon Defense, and more

A large number of applications and game were marked down in price or are temperarily free right now. This includes titles such as Galactic, Dungeon Defense, interactive storybooks from Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, Oscar Wilde and a lot of My Town kids games.

This Magisk Module lets you install multiple equalizers without conflicts

A community developer has created a Magisk Module that lets you install various audio equalizers like Dolby Atmos, ViPER4Android and DSP Manager without them conflicting with one another.

The Puffin web browser app can compress traffic to save you mobile data

Puffin is a web browser that is known for having a way to use Adobe Flash on your mobile device. However, a new feature will let you tunnel through an encrypted channel that will not only filter unsafe connections but also compress traffic to reduce data usage.

Huawei will start selling the Enjoy 7 Plus on April 28th

Huawei officially unveiled the Enjoy 7 Plus earlier this month but they didn't tell anyone when it would be available. It has now been revealed that the device will go on sale in China on April 28th for CNY 1,499 (which is about $217).

Camera comparison sees how the Galaxy S8 does against the LG G6

Phandroid has a camera shootout article up that shows you how the camera of the Galaxy S8 does when up against the LG G6. Joe feels there isn't a clear winner since the Galaxy S8 does better in certain situations whereas the LG G6 does better in others.

Rumor says T-Mobile will soon be selling the Coolpad Defiant

A source close to Android Authority has told them that T-Mobile will soon begin selling an affordable Coolpad smartphone. The device is called the Coolpad Defiant, and is said to have Android 7.0 Nougat, 1.4 GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5" 480p display, and a 2,450mAh battery.

Some feel that OxygenOS is now a class-leading OEM skin

XDA has an opinion piece up that talks about how OxygenOS has grown over the years. Mario feels that because of multiple updates and iterations of its features, OnePlus has been able to make their software class-leading when it comes to an Android UI.

Google will automatically translate local reviews in Google Maps and Google Search

If you search for reviews while you're traveling, Google Maps and Google Search will now automatically translate those local reviews into the native language you have set on your smartphone.

See how Bixby compares against Google Assistant and Apple's Siri

Android Authority just published a comparison piece that see's how Samsung's Bixby does against Google Assistant and Siri. The give detailed charts to show how each one compares in certain areas, but feel they can't give a clear winner since each have their own strengths and weaknesses that are vital to the digital assistant space.

Camera comparison puts the Galaxy S8 up against the Pixel and LG G6

Droid Life has just published their comparison of the cameras used in the LG G6, Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel. they feel the Pixel and LG G6 tie for the top, but the difference is incredibly small. They don't think the Galaxy S8 has a bad camera, but in their experience the photos come out a bit overexposed in certain daylight environments.

Amazon's Subscribe with Amazon feature is now available to developers

At the end of last month Amazon announced a new service called Subscribe with Amazon that would provide an application and service monetization model that is OS, device, and platform agnostic. Today, the company has officially launched the service and they have even created a subscription storefront for it as well.

Verizon is rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge

Verizon has previously updated the S6 Edge+ with Nougat, but today the company has announced the update is being pushed out to the regular S6 and the S6 Edge.

AOSP code says the Google Pixel 2 will both use the Snapdragon 835

Thanks to some publicly visible AOSP code commits, it's currently believed that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL will both be using the Snapdragon 835 SoC (aka the msm8998 chip).

Here are some of the best glass screen protectors for the Galaxy Tab S3

Smartphones aren't the only devices that companies make glass screen protectors for. Android Central curated a list of some of the best ones available for Samsung's new flagship tablet that includes companies like Pleson, Yoozon, Spigen and more.

Xiaomi says they are still not ready to begin selling smartphones in the US

Xiaomi has a presence in 30 markets right now and they're focused on continuing that momentum so things don't get out of hand. This means that while Xiaomi still wants to enter the US market eventually, they are not ready right now and this will not change anytime soon.

The Sony Xperia XA1 is coming to the US on May 1st

Sony has announced that the Sony Xperia XA1, which was unveiled at MWC 2017, will be arriving in the US on May 1st for $299.99.

Samsung states the Galaxy S8 pre-orders were 30% higher than the Galaxy S7

Samsung has revealed its pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S8 and state that the results were the company's best ever, with the device registering 30% more pre-orders than last year's Galaxy S7.

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review says the smartwatch isn't actually modular

Engadget has published its review of the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch and states that it doesn't do much that cheaper Android Wear smartwatches can't.