It's not so much that we like them, but in late 2018, we're getting used to notches on the whole. The Pixel 3 XL's bizarrely tall cutout, though, is particularly irksome. You can toggle it off in the phone's developer options, but doing so means the screen space on either side goes unused. Nacho Notch can black out the area on either side of the notch while still letting it show status bar icons. Read More
Google has now officially hopped on the notch train with the Pixel 3 XL. Not only does it have it, it's a big notch. Google points out that the Pixel 3 XL still has a notch toggle in the developer options, but its way of hiding it is a bit different than other notch-hiding phones. Read More
Official images of Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro have leaked with German website WinFuture publishing the pics and full details for the device. While this is our first look at Huawei's new flagship, we've already had a sneak peek at its smaller sibling, the regular Mate 20, as well as the upcoming Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro wireless earbuds which we expect Huawei to release with its new phones. Read More
Smartphones have been around for over a decade now. In fact, the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, debuted 10 years ago today. It's not surprising that the category has seen some pretty horrible trends in that amount of time. We've compiled seven of the worst ones we could think of in this post, a couple of which are (unfortunately) still ongoing. Read More
Chrome 69 reached beta status a month ago, with features like display cutout support and a new download manager. Google announced yesterday that the update would also include the long-awaited Material redesign, along with a customizable New Tab Page, improved address bar, and other changes.
This might be the largest Chrome update ever, so strap yourself in. Read More
The Pixel 3 XL has been leaking left and right, and to put it lightly, people have not been happy with its massive notch. We're finally getting to see the smaller Pixel 3 for the first time, and it looks like this may be the Pixel to get this year for many of you. Read More
We've seen our mobile devices evolve from novelties to ubiquitous, do-it-all pocket supercomputers in just a few decades. Lately, though, there's been a sense of fatigue about the progression of mobile technology: the breakneck pace of big-ticket advancements has slowed, and even devices which we can't find fault with just seem kind of meh. Smartphones have matured, and the days of the next big thing actually being something big are largely behind us, but that doesn't mean improvements have stopped altogether. Here are a few of the noteworthy innovations and trends we've seen over the past 12 months. Read More
While this past year hasn't been entirely smooth sailing for telecom equipment and device manufacturer Huawei, there have been some major highlights. Among them: the critical success of the Huawei P20, an Android device reviewers were surprisingly passionate about, which is rare in this smartphone-fatigued modern era. Along with the Mate series, Huawei's P series represents the company's premium-tier efforts. Now, a series of credible renders have emerged that reveal the alleged Mate 20, Huawei's next shot at impressing the Android set. Read More
Phones are starting to look the same, largely thanks to the iPhone X. Huawei was never very good with making their own designs, and while it's improved over the years, WinFuture and Evan Blass have revealed that it just couldn't resist joining the notch movement with the Mate 20 Lite. Read More
Chrome 68 hit stable two weeks ago with plenty of important changes, like marking HTTP pages as not secure. It took a little longer than normal, but Chrome 69 has now graduated to beta status. Everyone's favorite web browser has finally reached the sex number.
Going back on topic, this release has the usual mix of interface updates and new developer features. Without further ado, let's get into it.
Display cutout support
When Apple released the iPhone X last year, the company also introduced some Safari-specific CSS attributes to help websites work around the notched screen. Even though most sites look fine on the iPhone X without any modification, developers could use a certain meta tag with Apple's 'safe-area-inset' CSS properties to have greater control. Read More