Tag Archive: Custom


Meet ARM’s Cortex-X, the design that could create custom Pixel chips

Custom chips are about to mean so much more.

ARM announced new CPU designs for 2020 and one of them is something nobody saw coming — a program that would help companies that make processors build specially customized chips targeting specific user-facing improvements.

You might have read about how the new Cortex-X1 CPU will be 22% faster than the new Cortex A78 design, but that doesn’t do the new Cortex-X program justice. The exciting part of it  [Read More…]

Create custom DND rules on your Android phone for some peace and quiet

It’s really simple to do.

Phone notifications can be really distracting when you’re in a work meeting or trying to pay attention and take notes in a lecture hall. Not only that, but the flickering light of a notification in the night can disturb your sleep.

When you know there are times that you absolutely don’t need your phone buzzing and blinking with notifications, Android gives you the ability to set custom rules for when to automatically  [Read More…]

Pixel phones in 2021 could be powered by Google’s custom 5nm chipset

A new report from Axios suggests Google is working on custom chipsets that could end up in the 2021 Pixel lineup.

What you need to know Google is said to have made “significant progress” in developing its own chipset. The chipset is codenamed Whitechapel, and is set to power Pixel phones as early as next year. Google is said to be teaming up with Samsung over the manufacture of the chipset on the foundry’s 5nm node.

Google  [Read More…]

Galaxy S11+ tipped to use a custom 108MP sensor with Nonacell technology

ISOCELL Bright HM1 could be the first mobile image sensor to use 9-in-1 pixel binning.

What you need to know A new rumor claims the Galaxy S11+ will use a new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor with ‘Nonacell’ technology Thanks to ‘Nonacell’ technology, the sensor will reportedly deliver greatly improved low-light performance compared to the existing 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. So far, only Xiaomi has launched phones with 108MP primary cameras.

Industry Insider Ice Universe had  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.6 brings custom toolbars, new Up Next screen

It is currently in beta.

What you need to know The newest version of Pocket Casts, 7.6 beta brings several new features and improvements to both the player and Up Next queue. Some of the highlights include a tab layout, custom toolbar, Indigo theme, and a new Up Next screen. Pocket Casts v7.6 is expected to be available for everyone in the coming weeks.

Pocket Casts rolled out its material design update in March this year, bringing  [Read More…]

Theme Park lets you create custom themes for your Samsung phone

It’ll automatically craft a new theme for your phone using your current wallpaper.

What you need to know Theme Park is a new module for the Good Lock app. It allows you to make custom themes for your Samsung smartphone. The software automatically detects the palette of your current wallpaper and uses that as a base to come up with a new, customizable theme.

Samsung’s always been the king of customization in the Android world, and it’s  [Read More…]

New report says Samsung is ditching custom CPU cores for ARM designs

Samsung is reportedly going the Qualcomm route and abandoning its custom Mongoose core.

What you need to know Samsung is reportedly getting rid of its custom cores and instead switching to ARM designs. The Mongoose core is currently in its fourth generation, but the core hasn’t been able to hold up to Qualcomm’s Kryo semi-custom design. Samsung is instead focusing on other areas as it looks to scale its Exynos platform.

Over the last decade, Samsung has  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro gets final Android 10 beta with custom full-screen gestures

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro are likely to be among the first non-Google phones to get the final build of Android 10.

What you need to know OnePlus is now rolling out the Android Q Developer Preview 5 for the OnePlus 7 series, based on Android Q beta 6. The final Android 10 beta for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro comes just a day before the final build of Android 10 is expected to roll out  [Read More…]

Razer now makes custom phone cases with 150 designs from popular games

Custom cases include 150 designs from games like World of Warcraft, Street Fighter V, and many more.

What you need to know Razer now makes custom phone plastered with art from several popular games. Cases are available in thin or tough options across several iPhone and Android models. The cases will be available to customize and order today from Razer’s website starting at $ 40.

Razer is getting in on the phone case game, but not for  [Read More…]

Custom levels are coming to Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest

What you need to know Custom level support is coming to Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest. The tweet announcing it specifically mentions Custom Levels, not custom songs. The update has no confirmed release date or timeline.

Beat Saber is one of the most popular titles on several VR platforms, including the Oculus Quest. The official Beat Saber Twitter account stated that support for custom levels is on the way. Once this is rolled out, users will be  [Read More…]