Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode


Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.

This won’t be the first time that a software solution has been created to provide a workstation-like experience powered by an Android device. Samsung’s DeX is perhaps the most recent example and the company even did away with the requirement to use a dock for the experience. You can hook up Samsung’s latest flagships directly to a display through the USB-C port and use DeX.

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode


Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.

This won’t be the first time that a software solution has been created to provide a workstation-like experience powered by an Android device. Samsung’s DeX is perhaps the most recent example and the company even did away with the requirement to use a dock for the experience. You can hook up Samsung’s latest flagships directly to a display through the USB-C port and use DeX.

Xperia L3 Brings Dual Rear Cameras To Sony's Budget End

Xperia L3 brings dual rear cameras to Sony's budget end

Sony Mobile announced the Xperia L3 (I3312, I4312, I4332) earlier this week at MWC, as its latest entrant into Sony's budget line-up. The Xperia L3 has a lot going for it, given the money, including dual rear cameras, a 5.7-inch 18:9 display and a 3300mAh battery.

Hondata's 2019 Acura Rdx Tune Brings The Mid-range Torque

Hondata's 2019 Acura RDX tune brings the mid-range torque

One of the big advantages to the era of turbo Hondas is that there's plenty of horsepower and torque left on the table for tuners to take advantage of. One of those companies is Hondata, and following its upgrades for the Civic and Accord, it's now tuning the Acura RDX luxury crossover.

The RDX uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine similar to those in the Accord and the Civic Type R. In stock form, it makes 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. With Hondata's Stage 1 tune, the company says that horsepower increases by about 10 across the rev band. Looking at the dyno graph, it also appears that peak horsepower increases by about 5 horsepower, and peak torque is up by about 15 pound-feet. Peak torque also appears to arrive sooner, and most of the torque curve seems to be up by 10 to 15 pound-feet. The increases in power and torque are available in all four of the RDX's drive modes.

Tottori Kiln Plate Brings Out The White In Red Flounder Dish

Tottori kiln plate brings out the white in red flounder dish

Ichiro Abe, the proprietor of Takumi Kappo, gains inspiration for his menus from the fresh fish and vegetables he sees at the market every morning and even from the dishes he hopes to use.

They include a black bowl produced at the Engoji Kiln in Tottori Prefecture that is simple yet profound, as well as a Yamane Kiln round plate that is a soft opaque white.

Xperia Xz3 Brings Back 'tap To Wake' (sort Of)

Xperia XZ3 brings back 'tap to wake' (sort of)

For some inexplicable reason, Sony Mobile removed the ‘double tap to wake' feature from its phones since 2017. The last Xperia phone to feature tap to wake was the Xperia XZ. We've never understood the reasoning behind its removal, particularly as it used to be a standard Xperia feature year after year – and most other phones these days.

Typhoon Brings Unusually Hot Day To Japan

Typhoon brings unusually hot day to Japan

Typhoon Kong-rey, now classified as a severe tropical storm, is causing record high temperatures for October in wide areas across Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says unusually hot temperatures were recorded on Saturday mainly in the Hokuriku, Shikoku and Chugoku regions as hot southern air was drawn to the typhoon.