Author: Max Lee
Every year, Samsung releases the Galaxy Note series about 6 months after the S series. For example, the Galaxy S10 was launched in March earlier this year and the new Galaxy Note 10 will be available at end of August. This timing “gap” allows means you are getting much of the same but paying a lot more.
FCC accidentally put some of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 photos on their website.
According to the photos, Galaxy Note 10 will have no notch(as usual with Samsung thank God) and the camera seemed to be in the bezel area, not in-display like the Galaxy S10/S10 Plus. Which I think is much better since I am always swiping over the front camera with my Galaxy S10.
In this video, I show you how I converted my Xiaomi Mi 9 into a Pixel 3! I hate MIUI OS that comes with Xiaomi phones but fortunately you can easily root and install a custom ROM like Pixel Experience ROM which fully converts your Xiaomi Mi9 into a Pixel 3, or better than Pixel 3 since it has 3 back cameras, wireless charging, and at half the cost!
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to root the Xiaomi Mi 9. We will be following the Xiaomi Bootloader Unlock Guide and original Xiaomi Universal Root Guide I wrote last year since the process is exactly the same. And this root method is also same on all Xiaomi smartphones so you can follow along even if you have another Xiaomi device, only thing different is the TWRP recovery you will be using for your specific model of Xiaomi Android smartphone.
For those of you with Samsung smartphone, you may have noticed something odd, that Samsung phones default your app passwords to Samsung Pass, which is Samsung’s own password manager. Now, before Samsung Pass, Google Android already had its own password manager system using Google’s own SmartLock. A few years back when Samsung started changing the default autofill to Samsung Pass, I suddenly could not use my Google SmartLock to enter my app passwords automatically. While the solution is very simple, I was too lazy to fix it and just started hating Samsung for using Samsung Pass.
So, I own around 200 Android smartphones, have grown from smartphones with Gorilla Glass 1 all the way to the latest Gorilla Glass 6 and have never broken a screen when dropped onto flat surface. On my 3rd day of using my brand, new Google Pixel 3A XL with a case(that Google sent me), I dropped it while taking out of my pocket but thankfully it was only a 1-foot drop as I caught it sort of in mid air and didn’t catch it. Upon picking it up, I notice two cracks that appeared. Since I dropped it on a flat surface with the case on, the case’s lip actually prevented the screen from touching the ground. So it got me wondering, how did it break?
Google has finally launched their budget Pixel device, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. For those of you who want the awesome camera of regular Pixel 3 but don’t need the higher resolution display or the faster processor, you may want to consider this lower-spec Pixel 3a/3a XL. Here’s me unboxing the Pixel 3a XL, thank you Google for sending me one!