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LG’s Velvet and V60 are next to get access to Verizon’s Nationwide 5G

LG Velvet and V60 owners can look forward to an update rolling out over the next days that will add support for Verizon’s new Nationwide 5G network. The announcement comes after the carrier and Samsung enable access to the 5G network via a series of updates earlier this week. Once your LG Velvet or V60 […]

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Goodbye Quibi, we hardly knew you and you won’t be missed

It’s less than a day since The Verge reported that Quibi had quietly launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV, but it seems that bringing the mobile-focused video service came too late to save it. Despite having only launched earlier this year, it seems that Quibi is already preparing to shut down. […]

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Lomography’s new 35mm camera has a lens you can fill with liquid

Lomography's latest panoramic 35mm camera has a trick up its sleeve. You can pour liquid into the lens of the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera (yep, that’s the full name) to add some colorful effects to your panoramic shots. Lomo suggests…
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Vivo phones are coming to Europe

Vivo has expanded its reach and announced its entry into the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. The Chinese tech manufacturer has also presented its first European line-up at an online media briefing broadcast from Dusseldorf, Germany, rev…
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‘Pokémon Go’ gets AR Mapping tasks to enable more realistic effects

Pokémon Go players may see a new tag marking some PokéStops next time they check the app. Niantic has officially launched AR Mapping tasks for level 20 Trainers and up, almost five months after the company announced that it’s launching the feature. W…
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[Deal] Mpow’s M30 Wireless Earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0 are discounted to under $20 again

If you missed out on the Mpow M30 Wireless Earbuds deal that we ran last week for Prime Day today’s offer is almost as good. Reduced to just $ 19.78 as opposed to the Prime Day price of $ 19.50, you can pick up the Mpow M30 Wireless Earbuds from Amazon right now. Features: Use either of […]

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Google adds Nest Secure to its list of discontinued projects

Google will no longer manufacture and sell the Nest Secure alarm system it launched back in 2017. The tech giant has confirmed that it has discontinued the system to Android Police shortly after the Google Store product page for the Nest Guard was ma…
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Uh oh: the Pixel 5 is apparently already coming apart for some users

Have we ever had a Google Pixel phone without some kind of controversy? I don’t think so. This time around, it looks like we might have some manufacturing issues with the Google Pixel 5, and some users are reporting gaps between the display and screen of their brand new phone. Uh oh. Google Pixel 5 […]

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How to watch the OnePlus 8T Launch Event on October 14

Launching on October 14th, the much-teased OnePlus 8T (and possibly a Special Edition Nord in Sandstone) will finally come into view and confirm or deny all those pesky rumors we’ve been subjected to over the past couple of months. We’ve got the details on when and how you can catch the live stream coverage of […]

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Google Assistant will play podcasts from third-party services like Spotify

You might not have to depend on Google Podcasts if you’re asking Assistant to play your favorite serialized audio show. Android Police and its readers have discovered that Google is adding support for third-party podcast services, starting with Spoti…
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The OnePlus 8T is official with a 120Hz Ultra-Smooth display, 65W Warp Charging, and OxygenOS 11

After the usual leaks and rumors, the new OnePlus 8T has been officially launched, borrowing a couple of features from the OnePlus 8 Pro such as a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display and ultra-fast 65W Warp Charging, although wireless charging isn’t present. UK dwellers can buy the 8GB/128GB base model for £549 while only the 12GB/256GB […]

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Cloud leak exposed sensitive data from over 200,000 voicemails

Some data leaks contain more sensitive info than most. Security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech discovered (via Threatpost) that Broadvoice, a cloud VoIP provider for businesses, left over 350 million records exposed online in an unprotected…
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Check out the OnePlus 8T specifications

The OnePlus 8T has just launched in its stunning Lunar Silver and Aquamarine Green colorways, and while we miss the presence of a ‘Pro’ model this time around, the OP8T borrows a few features from the OnePlus 8 Pro that launched earlier this year. Featuring a display with flat edges and a higher refresh rate, […]

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google…
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[Deal] Save an incredible 45% on Mpows’ M30 Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds with IPX8

Prime Day has been and gone but there’s no need to be sad if you missed the deal on Mpow’s M30 Plus earbuds because we’ve got another great offer for you. This time around it’s the turn of the M30 Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds from Mpow that usually cost $ 34.98 but are now on discounted by […]

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The Morning After: NASA looks at LTE for lunar missions

This week had a bit of everything, but Apple’s iPhone 12 series event took top billing. They bring support for a new wireless charging setup, but don’t have a revolutionary look on paper. Maybe that feeling will change once we’ve had some hands-on ti…
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Ten years later, Blizzard is done making content for ‘StarCraft II’

A few months after StarCraft II’s 10th year anniversary, Blizzard has announced that it’s moving away from creating new content for the title and focusing on “what’s next.” Blizzard VP Robert Bridenbecker said the developer won’t be producing for-pur…
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Which of the Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T, and the Galaxy S20 FE 5G are you buying?

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a glut of ‘affordable flagships’ announced that bring a smattering of premium features and hardware that cost around $ 600 to $ 750. With Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Google’s Pixel 5, and the OnePlus 8T to choose from, all of which offer something that the other doesn’t, how do […]

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Google gets chatty about when it expects to kill off Hangouts

It seems like Hangouts has been on the chopping block for years, having features and functions removed and redistributed to Google’s other messaging apps. Now, the search giant has finally revealed a rough timeline on when Hangouts could be put out of its misery, with users able to begin ‘upgrading’ to Chat sometime in the […]

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These are the optimized games available for the Xbox Series X/S from November 10

Microsoft’s new Series X and S Xbox gaming consoles are officially going on sale on November 10th, which means those of us who placed pre-orders back in September should hopefully be getting our grubby paws on the new distractions on the very same day. More powerful and capable than their predecessors, the Series X and […]

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Renault’s Mégane eVision concept offers a look at its future EV lineup

Renault has unveiled the Mégane eVision, a key concept car that previews not just the future Megane hatchback, but its entire EV lineup and others in the Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi alliance. The styling is based on the Renault Morphoz concept along wi…
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Twitter updates its ‘Hacked Materials’ policy after NY Post controversy

In response to a New York Post article this week about Hunter Biden that used emails of dubious sourcing, Twitter blocked links to it, eventually citing the company’s existing policies around hacked materials. These policies have come under scrutiny…
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Wear OS looks on enviously as Google brings YouTube Music app to the Apple Watch

Despite being a Wear OS fan (yes, there are some), I can’t deny that the Apple Watch is sitting pretty at the top of the smartwatch pyramid. Weirdly, Google is making the experience even better by bringing YouTube Music to the Apple Watch before its own smartwatch platform, which means that users can browse their […]

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RED’s 6K Komodo camera costs $6K

Indie filmmakers and everybody else who wants a relatively inexpensive cinema camera can now purchase RED’s new model called Komodo 6K. True to its name, the model can capture 6K at 40 fps, 6K Wide Shot at 50 fps and 4K at 60 fps — plus, it’s the bra…
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Is it worth upgrading from the OnePlus 8 to the new OnePlus 8T?

So, you have the OnePlus 8 that launched around 6 months ago and you’ve just seen its successor announced during the online-only event. While in Europe and the UK we are getting both an 8GB/128GB and 12/256GB variants, the US is restricted to buying the top-of-the-range 12/256GB model for $ 749. Both the OP8 and the […]

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The Apple TV app comes to Sony’s Android TVs

You can add Sony TVs to the growing list of places where you can download and use Apple's redesigned TV app. Sony has begun rolling out the software to its lineup of recent smart TVs, starting with the X900H. It plans to follow with select 2018 sets…
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Zoom is getting into ticketed online events

By this point in the pandemic, chances are you’ve already used Zoom to not only attend work meetings but to take part in classes and workshops. So it should come as no surprise Zoom plans to capitalize on that trend. The company has started beta test…
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The Morning After: The iPhone 12 has 5G, new sizes and MagSafe charging

The combined might of Apple (iPhone launch day) and Amazon (Prime Day) made for a hectic 24 hours in tech. But purchasing advice aside (there’s some of that below), I want to focus on Apple’s showcase from the afternoon. iPhones have 5G and have simu…
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[Deal] Save up to 50% on Jabra headphones and earbuds until 5PM ET tomorrow

Jabra is joining in the Prime Day fun with time-limited deals on a range of its audio gear covering headphones, earbuds, headsets, and even a speakerphone with savings of up to 50% to be had. We’ve got the details for you after the break. The deal prices run through until 5PM ET October 14th, so […]

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Netflix drops its free trial promo in favor of other marketing approaches

As Netflix nears 200 million subscribers globally, it’s shaking some things up when it comes to marketing. In the US it’s offered a free trial period for years — remember when Netflix streaming came bundled with new games? — that gave full access to…
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Land 30 great games for just $40 with GameThrill

If you’re like most people, you’ve been spending a bit more time indoors than usual lately. Due to a relentless pandemic and a subsequent sea of social distancing guidelines, most of us have been forced to forgo our usual outdoor adventures and set u…
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TalkAndroid’s Prime Day Deal Mega-Thread for 2020

It may have been delayed since July because of the ongoing pandemic, but Amazon Prime Day/s is officially here and runs through today until midnight tomorrow. We’ve collected a host of deals already for you to browse and will update the post with new deals, offers, and discounts as time goes on. Join us after […]

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The Samsung Exynos 1080 benchmarked higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

The Samsung Exynos 1080 has benchmarked higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC – but only for the GPU. This unusual result asks more questions than it answers. This story follows a Tweet from Ice universe, who posted a picture showing the AnTuTu benchmark score and the new chip scored over 690,000 points. This is […]

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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has reportedly left the company

Following a report by Reddit poster JonSigur showing internal memos suggesting OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is no longer affiliated with the company, TechCrunch and Android Central have confirmed the claim citing their own sources. This comes after th…
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Lenovo’s Google-powered Smart Clock drops to $39 at Walmart

If you’re waiting for Amazon Prime Day to kick off tomorrow, you may want to take advantage of the deals that other retailers already have going on. Walmart has already kicked off its own “anti-Prime Day” savings event and with it comes the best pric…
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A new leak says theOnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 are launching in the US on October 26

We all know that the OnePlus 8T is being announced on October 14th sporting a 120Hz Ultra-smooth display and a fancy glass rear panel, but it seems that the brand is launching a couple of more affordable phones in its new Nord series less than two weeks later. Dubbed the Nord N10 5G and Nord […]

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Join the team: TalkAndroid is looking for new contributors!

Interested in writing about the world of Android, covering Google news, and sharing your opinion about the latest phones and tablets on the market? Or perhaps you like making lists of the best devices, apps, and services? If so, TalkAndroid is looking for new writers to join the team and do just that. We’re looking […]

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Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review: Mostly clock with a dash of smart

Sometimes you see a product that gets announced or released and it leaves you scratching your head over whether or not it should actually exist. I’ll admit that was my original reaction to Lenovo’s original Smart Clock, which mixed a Google Assistant speaker into a bedside clock. It earned a lot of weird points, but […]

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The Morning After: We reviewed Google’s new Nest Audio smart speaker

It’s finally time for Apple to unveil this year’s new iPhones. Invitations have gone out for the “Hi, Speed” event on Tuesday, October 13th at 1PM ET where we expect to see Apple introduce its first new devices with 5G and the A14 Bionic chipset. Ch…
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These unlocked Samsung Galaxy smartphones have received the October Security Patch so far

Samsung is rolling out the October Security Patch to a whole bunch of its smartphones in the US, starting with the Galaxy A50 last week and now with its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 handsets. As Samsung’s wide range of handsets gets the October patch, we’ll be updating this post accordingly, making a separate […]

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Amazon pulls the plug on its first AAA game, ‘Crucible’

Earlier this year Amazon tried to make a splash with its first AAA title, a free-to-play shooter called Crucible that was originally announced in 2016. The multiplayer game launched in May but quickly returned to beta status as developers cut down th…
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Google may turn YouTube into a shopping destination

At some point in your YouTube watching career, you’ve probably dug into the description of a video to tap on an Amazon referral link. Whether you’re into tech, photography, gaming or almost any other hobby, most channels use those links as a way to g…
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Bill Nye is pissed

Bill Nye is pissed. In an energetic interview with Engadget this week, he covered everything from the pandemic, to climate change, to the vice presidential debates and QAnon. But ostensibly, he was here to promote his newly launched VR Science Kit. 
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This official video reveals the OnePlus 8T’s stunning new design

October 14th is the day when the OnePlus 8T will be officially unveiled with the brand seemingly intent on drip-feeding us tiny leaks on the phone’s design and features during the run-up to the launch. This time, we’ve got something to ogle at in the form of a video showing off the glossy glass rear […]

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Save up to 46% on these Pre-Prime Day deals on Aukey accessories

Amazon’s Prime Day is officially being held over October 13th and 14th, but Aukey is getting its deals in early this year with this bumper crop of discounted accessories. There are savings ranging from 25 – 46% to be had on power banks and chargers. All the deals are available from Amazon, with discount codes […]

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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1

We all know that pie goes stale which means it’s good news for Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 owners because the Android 10 update is finally rolling out to the two affordable handsets after originally being slated to be upgraded back in Q2 of 2020. As announced on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer […]

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[Updated: Now rolling out in the US] Samsung’s Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta for the Galaxy S20 Series is live

Galaxy S20 owners in South Korea woke up to a tasty treat this morning in the form of the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program that has just gone live in the region. After a closed beta aimed at helping developers prepare their apps for the new version of Samsung’s One UI, the public […]

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[Deal] Save up to 64% on these Aukey accessories

Whether its audio, peripherals, or wall chargers, Aukey has you covered with reduced prices on a range of devices ahead of Prime Day on October 13th. There are savings from 25% to 64% to be had, and all you need to do is join us after the break for all the details. The deals from […]

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Samsung throws shade at Huawei – mocks its loss of access to Google apps

We all know about the troubles that Huawei has faced over the past 18 months or so, ever since it was placed on the Entity List by the US government and banned from working with Google and accessing the search giant’s apps and services. With further limitations on ordering its latest processors coming into effect […]

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Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Yes, the main conceit of the $ 329 Cooper FX Arcades is a little gimmicky. It’s a guitar pedal into which you stick cards to apply different effects, kinda like a game console. But while the somewhat…
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