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Sony is reportedly getting ready to accept Xperia X pre-orders soon, new advertisement released

For those who pre-registered for Sony's upcoming smartphone series, the Xperia X, the company is sending email to inform them that the device will be up on the Xperia Store soon. On top of that, Sony has also released a new advertisement that shows off some Xperia X camera features.

Nova Launcher beta update brings Android N's folder style, night mode schedule and more

The developer of Nova Launcher has just revealed the new features included in the latest beta. This beta update will bring the custom launcher up to version 4.3-beta5 and it comes with the following changes. . . - Added N Preview style folder background with clipped preview - Custom night mode schedule - Fix some layout issues

HTC brings AirPlay support to the M7, M8 and M9

HTC made headlines this week when they introduced the HTC 10 with Apple AirPlay support. The company is taking this a step further with an application in the Play Store called HTC Connect that will bring the same AirPlay support to the One M7, One M8 and the One M9.

Apple and the FBI are going to debate encryption in front of Congress next week

The case about the San Bernardino iPhone may be over, but the debate about encryption certainly is not. A hearing called Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives is happening on April 19th at 10am ET and you'll be able to watch a livestream of the hearing on the committee's site.

Google's Android Auto app is now available to download in Mexico

There's a new addition to the countries that have the ability to download the Android Auto application. The company has quietly added Mexico the list at the very bottom of the Android Auto website.

You can now capture video and screenshots on the Samsung Gear VR

Technically there was a way to capture screenshots on the Gear VR before now, but it wasn't very straight forward and left a number of people confused. Thankfully, Samsung has recently updated the Gear VR software and you can not only capture screenshots but you can also record video

With desktop assistance, Google Maps for Android can navigate you to multiple destinations

The Android application for Google Maps doesn't let you add multiple destinations for a trip. However, if you copy the full URL with multiple destinations from the desktop then you can send it to the smartphone. When you open the link with the Google Maps application, you'll see the full trip with multiple destinations added.

Android N will let you silence an app's notification while still letting it show in the status bar

When you dive into the app notification settings for a specific application in Android N, Google has added a new 'Show Silently' option. If you toggle this option on, you won't get a vibrate, audio tone or peek notification alert about it, but the icon will still show up in the status bar.

You can get 2GB of free data from Verizon just for using Android Pay in supported stores

Verizon and Google are holding a promotion where you can get 2GB of free data simply by using Android Pay in supported stores. As usual, things with Verizon aren't always so straight forward. So let me explain it in further detail. If you use Android Pay in a supported store once, then you get 1GB of free data. You'll have to use it two more...

Report suggests the podcast feature of Google Play Music is coming on April 18th

NPR is reporting that Google Play's upcoming Podcast feature is said to be launching on April 18th. The page reads. . . "Google will launch podcasts on Android and other platforms next Monday, April 18, inside of Google Play Music, a streaming service similar to Apple Music. Please note: this information is embargoed and should not be shared...

CopperheadOS is a "hardened and secure" custom ROM based on Android for select Nexus devices

Copperhead is an Information Security Firm based in Toronto and the company has been working on a custom ROM for Nexus devices that are said to be "hardened and secure". Right now, you can download custom ROMs for the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X and WiFi Nexus 9.

Google highlights new games in the Play Store's Indie Corner section

Every now and then we see Google showcasing a collection of great games from indie developers inside the Play Store. They've just updated their collection today and you can see games like HoPiKo, har•mo•ny 3, Chameleon Run and more highlighted there right now.

Ohio State University researchers reach a new milestone in wearable circuitry

One of the difficulties of getting true wearable technology is the precision in which circuits can be embroidered into fabric. Researchers at the Ohio State University have reached a new milestone and says they are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision. This makes it perfect for integrating electronic components like...

Google changed app switching and split-screen in the Android N Developer Preview 2

In the second developer preview of Android N, Google made a small change to the app switching feature. Double tapping it will still switch from app to app, but you can no longer cycle through the apps in your recents page in this way. There are also new ways to access the multi-window feature on the second developer preview. You can enable...

Google adds inline uploads and a progress bar to its Google Drive application

The Google Drive application will be receiving an update soon that changes the way uploads look. This way, uploads go directly where you want them, and you can even watch the progress as the file uploads.

Explanation details the differences between the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 820

Mid-range smartphones are getting better and better and that's because of performance improvements on the chips we use in those devices. Rob from Android Authority looks at the latest mid-range SoC from Qualcomm and then compares it to the company's latest high-end SoC.

Instagram says video channels will be added to the Explore feed in the next update

If you're a avid user of Instagram's explore feed, then you'll soon find a various video channels added to the feed. There will be a channel called Videos You Might Like and as you scroll through the feed, you might also find other featured channels if Instagram feels you will like the content on the channel.

Alleged Huawei P9 Max benchmark says it has a 6.9" display

There's been a recent benchmark spotted on GFXBench that is said to be for an upcoming Huawei phablet. The rumor says this is the Huawei P9 Max, and the benchmark lists a 6.9" 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Kirin 950 SoC and a 16MP rear camera paired with an 8MP front camera.

The FingerSecurity app lets you lock down and protect any app with your fingerprint

There's an application in the Play Store called FingerSecurity. This app will let you choose any of the other applications you have installed and then prevent it from being opened unless you verify with your fingerprint.

You can now buy the BlackBerry Priv in Mexico via Amazon

BlackBerry might not be selling as many units of the Priv as they(and Wallstreet) had expected, but the company is still going forward with its global rollout. The latest country that can buy the BlackBerry Priv is Mexico and they can pick it up right now for 15,863.95 Pesos(which equals about $913) on Amazon

Rumor suggests Xiaomi will be announcing two new phablets soon

A rumor is going around that Xiaomi is going to be introducing two new smartphones in the very near future. The rumor suggests both will have a 5.5" display, both will have the MediaTek X20 SoC, but one of these devices is said to come with a dual-camera setup like we saw with the Huawei P9.

Low light camera comparison of the Galaxy S7, HTC 10, LG G5 and Nexus 6P

Android Headlines just published a low light camera comparison of the Galaxy S7, HTC 10, LG G5 and the Nexus 6P. The HTC 10 does come out ahead in one shot, but the Nexus 6P won most of the comparisons.

Facebook is testing 60GHz WiGig broadband at their HQ, and is preparing to test in San Jose too

Facebook has just announced they are testing 60GHz WiGig broadband in their headquarters in Menlo Park, California. During this test, they are preparing to another test for the city of San Jose. If successful, Facebook could roll this out to other densely populated urban areas.

Huawei announces they are releasing their apps into the Play Store

We're starting to see more and more apps added to the Play Store so that Android OEMs can push out quicker updates for those apps to their users. Today, Huawei has become the latest company to go down this path. Taylor Wimberly, from Huawei, has announced this move on his Google+ page and we should see more of their apps hit the Play Store as...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review says it's the best smartphone on the market

Erik of Tech Void has just published his review of the Galaxy S7 Edge and he gives it a 10 out of 10 when it comes to other smartphones on the market right now. He calls it the "most friendly, beautiful, and powerful device" he's ever used and says everything is "simply effortless on this phone".