Huawei P20 Pro: Taking a photo in complete darkness

The Huawei P20 Pro and regular P20 are packed with cutting edge photography features. One particularly interesting option we touched on in our Huawei P20 Pro review is Night Mode. The shooting option boasts the ability to capture better looking low light pictures by using a very long exposure time, with a few tricks to avoid common […]

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LineageOS 15.1 Oreo arrives on Nexus 4, Exynos Galaxy S9/S9+, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_DSC09637.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-478420" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_DSC09637-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM by far, and the project continues to update more devices to version 15.1 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo). Last time we covered LineageOS, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/04/lineageos-15-1-oreo-arrives-oneplus-2-pixel-c-nexus-6-two-devices-get-14-1/">the OnePlus 2, Pixel C, and Nexus 6 received Oreo</a>. Since then, several more devices have been updated, including Google's flagship phone from 2012.<span id="more-489349"></span></p> <p>The Le Max 2 (<a href="https://download.lineageos.org/x2">x2</a>), Motorola Moto Z (<a href="https://download.lineageos.org/griffin">griffin</a>), and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (<a href="https://download.lineageos.org/scorpio">scorpio</a>) already have 15.1 nighties available.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/lineageos-15-1-oreo-arrives-nexus-4-exynos-galaxy-s9-s9/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/lineageos-15-1-oreo-arrives-nexus-4-exynos-galaxy-s9-s9/'>LineageOS 15.1 Oreo arrives on Nexus...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems and how to fix them

Samsung is upping its flagship game, kicking off 2018 with what many would consider two of the best Android smartphones out there. The company’s latest high-end offerings further refine the already great features of their predecessors, taking elements like the design, display, performance, and photography to a whole new level. However, as good as these […]

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[Deal Alert] JVC Android Auto head unit (KW-M730BT) hits all-time low price of $280 ($400 MSRP)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-30-14_01_34-Amazon.com_-JVC-KW-M730BT-6.8_-In-Dash-Car-Bluetooth-Receiver-Android-Carplay-.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489353" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-30-14_01_34-Amazon.com_-JVC-KW-M730BT-6.8_-In-Dash-Car-Bluetooth-Receiver-Android-Carplay--728x338.png" alt="" width="668" height="310" /></a></p> <p>Getting Android Auto in a vehicle that doesn't already have it can be a pricey proposition. Some head units can cost upward of $1,000, and then you have to pay to get them installed. There's a good deal today, though. You can get the JVC KW-M730BT for just $280. That's the lowest price we've seen so far.</p> <p><span id="more-489332"></span></p> <p>This head unit fits in vehicles that have a standard double-DIN dash system. Keep in mind, that's not especially common in new vehicles.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/deal-alert-jvc-android-auto-head-unit-kw-m730bt-hits-time-low-price-279-98-400-msrp/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/deal-alert-jvc-android-auto-head-unit-kw-m730bt-hits-time-low-price-279-98-400-msrp/'>[Deal Alert] JVC Android Auto...

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Opera VPN for Android is shutting down today

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/opera-vpn-ded-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489324" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/opera-vpn-ded-hero-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Today's the end of the line for the Opera VPN app and its viking mascot Olaf. Former Opera VPN users can snag a couple of deals on SurfEasy VPN products, though: Opera Gold users get a free year of SurfEasy Ultra, which normally costs $11.99 a month, and anyone using Opera VPN can get SurfEasy Total for 99 cents a month (instead of its usual $4.99).</p> <p><span id="more-489322"></span></p> <p>SurfEasy got its start in 2011 when its Kickstarter raised nearly $70,000 for a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/surfeasy/surfeasy-plug-in-privacy">USB privacy device</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/opera-vpn-android-shutting-today/"...

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What would the T-Mobile-Sprint merger mean for you?

For the past four years, T-Mobile and Sprint have been trying to merge together. This past weekend, a full deal that both sides seem to be happy with finally came to fruition, making it look possible that we could see the merging of T-Mobile and Sprint sometime before the end of 2019. When companies as […]

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54 temporarily free and 44 on-sale apps to finish off April

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-423464" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_monday-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>April is wrapping up, so that means Google I/O is right around the corner. Before we get there, however, we have some app sales to sort through before the month ends. Today's list is somewhat long, so odds are that some of you will find something that you'll like.<span id="more-489325"></span></p> <h2>Free</h2> <h3>Apps</h3> <ol><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=oryx.kortex.locateme">LocateMe 2</a> $1.49 -> Free; 5 hours</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsa.transguip">Transmission GUI</a> $4.49 -> Free; 5 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wifi.auto.on.off">WiFi OnOff PRO</a> $0.99 -> Free; 5 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ekstar.calculator">Ekstar Calculator</a> $2.99 -> Free; 6 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.ekstar.calendar">Ekstar Calendar</a> $1.49 -> Free; 6 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.ekstar.music">Ekstar Music</a> $1.49...

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Samsung reveals Galaxy A6 and A6+ images and specs on its Indonesian site

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/KV-A6-desktop.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489320" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/KV-A6-desktop-728x389.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="357" /></a></p> <p>Samsung's Galaxy A6 and A6+ haven't been launched yet, but <a href="http://www.samsung.com/id/galaxy-a-series/a6/pdp/?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000758">Samsung Indonesia</a> has just pushed out a ton of details for the two phones ahead of a proper announcement. The new Galaxy A6 and A6+ feature 18.5:9 AMOLED "Infinity" displays, fingerprint sensors, unnamed 8-core SoCs, and front-facing camera flash. The bigger A6+ even has a dual-camera setup for parallax-based bokeh, and both cameras sport 16MP f/1.7 primary shooters. Prices and dates for availability are still unknown, though.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/samsung-reveals-galaxy-a6-a6-images-specs-indonesian-site/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/samsung-reveals-galaxy-a6-a6-images-specs-indonesian-site/'>Samsung reveals Galaxy A6...

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last week (4/24/18 – 4/30/18)

<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.</p> <p><span id="more-487950"></span></p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-tip"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-tip"></i></div>Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. <p>Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/topics/features-2/best-appsgameslwps-of-the-week/">here</a>.</p></div></div> <h2>Featured App</h2> <h3>Keepsafe VPN – Best Virtual Private Network Proxy</h3><p></p> <p>Today's roundup is presented by <em>Keepsafe VPN – Best Virtual Private Network Proxy</em> from <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7409182767575593474">Keepsafe</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/13-new-notable-android-apps-last-week-4-24-18-4-30-18/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Huawei reportedly working on its own phone OS, just in case this ‘Android’ fad doesn’t pan out

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Huawei-generic-hero-photo-mwc-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-477434" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Huawei-generic-hero-photo-mwc-2-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>We're the <em>Android </em>Police, but even explicitly non-Android news is sometimes relevant, as in the case of the recent rumors surrounding Huawei. According to the <a href="http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2143711/huawei-sees-building-alternative-android-insurance-amid-us-china-trade-tensions"><em>South China Morning Post</em></a>, Huawei might be working on its own OS. These plans were allegedly initiated in response to investigations by the US against the company in 2012 as a "worst-case scenario" plan for the future. <span id="more-489304"></span></p> <p>The sources behind this reveal claim that Huawei is working on both a smartphone OS and a tablet/PC operating system—which may all be one in the...

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Huawei P20 Pro durability test reveals more flexing and cracking than expected

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-30-12_38_53-2-Huawei-P20-Pro-Durability-Test-Scratch-Burn-BEND-TESTED-YouTube.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-489309" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-30-12_38_53-2-Huawei-P20-Pro-Durability-Test-Scratch-Burn-BEND-TESTED-YouTube-728x390.png" alt="" width="668" height="358" /></a></p> <p>There's a new smartphone hitting the market, and that means YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is going to get a unit to mess up. The Huawei P20 Pro isn't available officially in the US, but you're looking at the equivalent of at least $1,000 to get your hands on one. Is it going to break after you spend all that dough? Well, that's a big maybe.</p> <p><span id="more-489305"></span></p> <p>If you're at all familiar with JerryRigEverything durability tests, the P20 Pro video will be very by the numbers.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/huawei-p20-pro-durability-test-reveals-flexing-cracking-expected/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/huawei-p20-pro-durability-test-reveals-flexing-cracking-expected/'>Huawei P20 Pro...

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Samsung bringing 128GB and 256GB Galaxy S9 and S9+ to the US in May

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_s9plus.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-480420" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_s9plus-668x445.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Samsung <a href="https://news.samsung.com/us/galaxy-s9-s9plus-new-128gb-256gb-storage/">announced today</a> that customers in the US will soon be able to purchase its Galaxy S9 or S9+ phones with more storage. Variants of the phones with both 128 and 256 gigabytes of internal storage will be available to pre-order beginning tomorrow, May 1, and will be on sale May 18.</p> <p><span id="more-489301"></span></p> <p>The roomier devices will come in all the regular colors—black, blue, and purple—and they'll only be available directly from Samsung.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/samsung-bringing-128gb-256gb-galaxy-s9-s9-us-may/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/samsung-bringing-128gb-256gb-galaxy-s9-s9-us-may/'>Samsung bringing 128GB and 256GB Galaxy S9 and S9+...

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