UL Benchmarks accuses Oppo of cheating, pulls scores for Find X and F7

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/find-x-camera.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-510567" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/find-x-camera-728x409.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Synthetic benchmark tests rarely prove how well a smartphone performs in real-world use, especially because most phone manufacturers have been caught tampering with results. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/07/ul-benchmarks-delists-several-huawei-honor-devices-cheating-3dmark-test/">Huawei</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/04/testing-shows-samsung-has-disabled-its-benchmark-boosting-tomfoolery-in-android-4-4-updates-to-s4-and-note-3/">Samsung</a>, OnePlus, and others have implemented software tweaks that speed up their devices while benchmarks are being executed. You can now add Oppo to that list, according to UL Benchmark (the maker of 3DMark and other popular testing software).<span id="more-523087"></span></p> <p>"After Huawei was caught unfairly boosting benchmark scores last month, we were contacted by reviewers from Tech2 who had similar concerns about Oppo...

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[Deal Alert] Unlocked LG V40 ThinQ up for pre-order for $750 ($200 off) with free 256GB microSD card at B&H

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-19-at-9.00.13-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-522982" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-19-at-9.00.13-PM-728x337.png" alt="" width="668" height="309" /></a></p> <p>In spite of having less name recognition than competitors like Google, Samsung, and Apple, LG was bold enough to ask $949.99 for its V40 ThinQ. The V40 is the best phone LG's ever made, but as we said <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/14/lg-v40-review-best-lgs-ever-built-still-isnt-quite-enough/">in our review</a>, that's not quite enough. Luckily, B&H is slashing $200 off, bringing the price down to a <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1436639-REG/lg_lmv405qa7_ausabk_v40_thinq_64gb_smartphone.html/BI/19931/KBID/13015">much more palatable $749.99</a>, and it's also throwing in a free 256GB SanDisk microSD card.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/deal-alert-unlocked-lg-v40-thinq-pre-order-750-200-off-free-256gb-microsd-card-bh/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/deal-alert-unlocked-lg-v40-thinq-pre-order-750-200-off-free-256gb-microsd-card-bh/'>[Deal Alert] Unlocked LG V40 ThinQ up for pre-order for...

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Pixel 3’s ‘gesture’ navigation and new multitasking UI can be disabled — but it’ll cost you the Pixel Launcher

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Gesture-to-older-Navigation-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-523074" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Gesture-to-older-Navigation-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google decided to change things up when it came to navigating around Android, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/gesture-navigation-officially-announced-android-p/">starting with Pie</a>. Although the new "gesture" system was an optional change for updated devices, it's a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/09/google-confirms-gesture-navigation-mandatory-pixel-3/">mandatory part of the Pixel 3 experience</a>.  Thankfully for those that dislike Google's forced change to navigation — which has none of the space-saving advantages of iOS' gesture system — the folks at XDA have already <a href="https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-android-pie-gestures-google-pixel-3/">figured out</a> how to disable it, but you'll have to give up the Pixel Launcher.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/pixel-3s-gesture-navigation-new-multitasking-ui-can-disabled-itll-cost-pixel-launcher/"...

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iPhone XS vs. Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Comparison

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/20/iphone-xs-huawei-mate-20-pro-camera-comparison/">iPhone XS vs. Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Comparison</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Pixel 3 has already been rooted via Magisk

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_Magisk-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-434571" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_Magisk-Generic-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Magisk developer topjohnwu is nothing if not prolific. A mere two days after the Pixel 3's formal launch (and just a day after receiving his own phone), he's already achieved root via Magisk on Google's latest flagship. Those hoping for root on their own Pixel 3s probably won't have much longer to wait for a stable release.</p> <p><span id="more-523051"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="und" dir="ltr">🎉🎉🎉 <a href="https://t.co/vVQlN5K9b6">pic.twitter.com/vVQlN5K9b6</a></p> <p>— John Wu (@topjohnwu) <a href="https://twitter.com/topjohnwu/status/1053488124389720064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p> <p>The version that appears to be running on his Pixel 3 is the <a href="https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/dev-magisk-canary-channel-bleeding-edge-t3839337">latest Magisk canary...

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Pixel 3 could have a memory management issue that kills background apps

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pixel-3-11.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-521885" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pixel-3-11-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google's recent batch of Pixels <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/19/deja-vu-pixel-3-3-xl-video-recordings-poor-audio/">aren't</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/19/google-pixel-3-latest-phone-suffer-photos-not-saved/">without</a> their <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/18/one-pixel-3-xls-front-facing-speakers-much-louder/">issues</a>, and as more phones get in consumer's hands, new reports of problems surface. The latest controversy stems from the Pixel 3's apparent inability to shuffle more than a few apps at a time. In fact, taking a photo is apparently enough to kill Spotify if it's playing music in the background, and in our own tests cycling more than 3-4 apps can force some out of memory.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/pixel-3-memory-management-issue-kills-background-apps/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/pixel-3-memory-management-issue-kills-background-apps/'>Pixel 3 could...

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The RED Hydrogen One is an act of will given physical form — but will you share its creator’s dream?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/red-hydrogen-one-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-523025" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/red-hydrogen-one-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>This past week in New York City, Red founder Jim Jannard stood before a huddled crowd of tech journalists, passionately making the case for his dream phone: <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07/06/red-yes-that-red-announces-a-1200-smartphone-unclear-if-battery-is-included-in-price/">the Hydrogen One</a>. It's a big, heavy phone that looks little like the sleek handsets that dominate today's sales, built with a totally different set of priorities than we're used to seeing from mainstream OEMs. At a time when even Motorola looks like it's losing passion for modular hardware, Jannard and the Hydrogen One are eager to embrace it.<div class="clear"></div>...

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ASUS announces its first 15-inch Chromebook, the C523

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/asus-523-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-523022" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/asus-523-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>There aren't many Chromebooks larger than 13 inches across, with the current leader being <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/29/acer-chromebook-15-review/">the Acer Chromebook 15</a>. There will soon be at least one more option, because Asus just revealed its first 15-inch Chromebook — the C523.<span id="more-523021"></span></p> <p>The C523 is very similar to other low-end Chromebooks ASUS has made recently, like <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/19/asus-chromebook-12-c223na-review-step-backwards/">the 12-inch C223</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/08/asus-reveals-another-low-end-chromebook-c423/">the 14-inch C423</a>. This one has a 15.6-inch "up to full HD" screen, an optional touch screen, and a battery life of up to 10 hours.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/asus-announces-first-15-inch-chromebook-c523/" class="read-more">Read...

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Alexa’s Whisper Mode is now available, but you have to turn it on

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_alexa-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-468999" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_alexa-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>One of my few remaining complaints with my Google Home is that it responds to questions at whatever the current volume is. If I was listening to loud music earlier in the day and forgot to turn down the volume later, my request to turn off the room lights results in "OKAY, TURNING OFF THE BEDROOM LIGHTS" being blasted. This is no longer a problem for Alexa owners at least, with the new 'Whisper Mode' feature.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/alexas-whisper-mode-now-available-turn/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/alexas-whisper-mode-now-available-turn/'>Alexa's Whisper Mode is now available, but you...

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Best iPhone XS Max Cases

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/20/best-iphone-xs-max-cases/">Best iPhone XS Max Cases</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Funko Goes Heavy on Video Games and Cartoons

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/20/funko-goes-heavy-on-video-games-and-cartoons/">Funko Goes Heavy on Video Games and Cartoons</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Three.do, Fog of World, and crabhands (10/13/18 – 10/20/18)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" class=" no-style"><img title="roundup_icon_large" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_apps-01.png" alt="roundup_icon_large" width="728" height="400" /></a>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week we have a new task and note-taking app that's designed for ease of use, a unique travel app designed to incentivize exploring new places, and an app that makes it easy to know when your favorite bands are in town. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/13-new-notable-android-apps-last-week-including-three-fog-world-crabhands-10-13-18-10-20-18/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/20/13-new-notable-android-apps-last-week-including-three-fog-world-crabhands-10-13-18-10-20-18/'>13...

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