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The best Android games available (December 2021)

The Google Play Store is loaded with some terrific titles — and some terrible ones. We’ve vetted all the options to bring you the best Android games around.
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Android 11 is finally rolling out to the ASUS ROG Phone 2

We could say that it’s taken a while for ASUS to roll out the Android 11 update to the ROG Phone 2 but that would be an understatement. In fact, it’s been something of an age considering that Samsung is already updating its Galaxy S21 series to stable Android 12/One UI 4.0. Still, substantially late […]

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We compared Samsung’s One UI 4 against Android 12 on the Google Pixel 6 Pro

Samsung’s One UI 4 software is available now, and we compared it against Android 12 on the Pixel 6 Pro to see if it can compete with Google’s latest OS.
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How to find downloaded files on your iPhone or Android smartphone

We download files to our phones all the time, but finding them can be tricky. Here’s a guide on how to find downloads on your Apple, Samsung, or Android phone.
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The 100 best Android apps (November 2021)

Finding all the best Android apps for your device can be a time-consuming task. We’ve rounded up our top 100 apps, with something for every occasion.
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Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from Nov 3rd

With Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, Luna, and Steam, to name just a few gaming libraries, you may have been thinking that one more option could be the one for you. If so, you’ll be glad to learn that Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from tomorrow (November 3rd) with no ads or […]

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Android 12L: Everything you need to know about the big screen update

Android 12L, the update optimized for big-screen devices, is set to revolutionize how we work on tablets and foldable.
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Google makes big screens better with Android 12L for foldables and tablets

Android 12 might just be fresh off the oven, but Google is following it up with Android 12L as it optimizes its mobile operating system for foldables.
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When is my phone getting Android 12?

Google has released Android 12 to Pixels, and you might be wondering when you’ll get it on your phone. Here’s everything you need to know.
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The best Android smartwatches for 2021

If you’re looking for a smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, here are the best Android smartwatches for 2021.
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The best Android phones for 2021

If you’re an Android fan in search of a new smartphone, then allow us to find you the perfect partner. Here are the best Android phones at different prices.
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What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV platform fully explained

Android TV may not have as many users as Apple TV or Roku, but that’s changing fast. What can it do, and how can you get it? Here’s everything you need to know.
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Best cheap Android tablet deals for October 2021

If you want a tablet, but iPads aren’t your cup of tea, we’ve got all best Android tablet deals right here.
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Get your game on with the best controllers for Android smartphones

You can play games on your Android device, but if you’re looking to up your game, you’ll need a controller. Here’s our pick of the best for Android devices.
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Good news! Microsoft says that Android 11 could roll out to the Surface Duo in 2021

Microsoft announced the Surface Duo 2 earlier this week which boasts fixes for many of the complaints leveled at the first model, including the presence of Android 11. Those who stumped up the cash for the original Surface Duo will be painfully aware that it’s still languishing on Android 10, the version of Android that […]

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Google’s newest Android updates bring accessibility changes and emoji updates

Google has rolled out its latest Android feature drop with updates hitting everything from accessibility and Google Photos to Gboard’s emoji kitchen.
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Motorola confirms phones getting upgraded to Android 11 – kicks 2018 handsets to the curb

We’ve seen Samsung promise up to three years of OS upgrades to phones ranging as far back as the Galaxy S10, which is a huge improvement over its previous reputation as a brand that didn’t seem to care much about its customer’s needs. Seemingly ready to take up that particular mantle is Motorola whose list […]

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Next up on Google’s kill list is Android Things

Having killed off Google Play Music and preparing to kick Cloud Print to the curb by December 31st, Google has found time to announce the upcoming demise of Android Things, its lightweight OS for smart displays and speakers that launched as Brillo back in 2015. Google will begin shutting down Android Things from January 5th, […]

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Two US carriers started the Android 11 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphones

Two US carriers started the Android 11 software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones – AT&T and T-Mobile. Carrier customer devices may have received the update to their device before unlocked device customers. Android 11 for the Note 20 family also includes the update to the One UI 3.0. […]

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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service gets limited Android rollout

When Amazon launched early access for Luna, it left Android users out in the cold and made the cloud gaming service available on Fire TV, PC, Mac and iOS devices. Now, the e-commerce giant has edited Luna’s compatible devices and browsers list to rev…
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Android Auto is expanding to more countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia

Just because we are living in a pandemic world doesn’t mean that driving safely isn’t a priority, after all, it’s illegal to drive while using a smartphone in most countries. This is where Android Auto comes in with its ability to allow users to navigate, make and receive calls, and control their audio entertainment via […]

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The Android 11 and One UI 3.0 update is rolling out to the Galaxy S20 series on Verizon

Samsung has been running an Android 11/ One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series over the past month or so and now it’s showing some love for the Verizon versions of the handsets in the form of a stable release of the new software. Yup, this isn’t a beta, it’s the real […]

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Verizon Stream TV puts a customized spin on Android TV, but it’s lacking some major features

Verizon may not be making major acquisitions like AT&T and DirecTV, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying to muscle into the streaming game. Today the carrier has announced Verizon Stream TV, a streaming device that seems pretty solid and not terribly expensive. Verizon Stream TV So what’s up with this new Android TV box? […]

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Microsoft might bring resizable Android apps to Windows 10 from your phone

Microsoft gave up on Windows Phone, but lately we’ve seen a hard pivot into turning Android as the mobile companion to Windows 10. Every couple months it seems like we get a new feature teased that makes your smartphone and computer sync up a little bit better. Windows 10 Android apps The latest tease comes […]

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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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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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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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Android 12 will make it easier to install apps from third-party stores

When Google releases Android 12 sometime next year, the company says it will make it easier for Android users to install new software through third-party app stores on their devices. Google said it's making the change in response to developer feedbac…
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Android 11 TV released, along with privacy, performance improvements and new features

Android 11 TV is arriving on the Android TV platform, enabling many features showcased during Google’s #11weeksofsummer virtual event. The update to Android TV closely follows the release of Android 11 for phones and tablets. It includes the same core enhancements to performance and privacy, such as how the platform now supports allowing application permissions […]

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Here’s your new Google Chromecast with Android TV (in white)

We’ve heard rumors about a refreshed Google Chromecast that bakes in Android TV and offers a remote, and now it looks more real than ever. Some pretty official renders showcase the device from a few different angles and give us our best look at the remote yet. New Google Chromecast This new Chromecast tries to […]

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Here’s how to stream games from your own Xbox One to an Android phone

Microsoft has been testing out the ability to stream games from your Xbox to your smartphone, which is slightly different from the newly expanded Game Pass streaming; this relies on hardware you own at home instead of streaming from the cloud. That Console Streaming is expanding today with the newly updated Android app which should […]

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Microsoft’s xCloud has officially launched with over 150 titles for Android gamers

When Microsoft first announced that its Project xCloud would launch on Android phones and tablets on September 15th, I posed the question that debuting with over 100 titles would represent a clear and present danger to Google’s Stadia streaming service. Now that the day has come, and ‘Xbox Cloud Gaming’ has actually got more than […]

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Google’s Android dongle may be called ‘Chromecast with Google TV’

Over the past few months, leaked renders and internal listings pretty much confirmed that Google is working on an Android TV dongle codenamed “Sabrina.” Now, Artem Russakovskii of Android Police has discovered a listing on Target’s retail system that…
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Android 11 has 117 new emojis so you don’t have to type out a message

Emojis are something that I never really notice unless I can’t find one that matches what I want to say, and then it’s a case of seeing where I can find a suitable example online. Yes, I know that I could choose to express my sentiment in actual words, but that would be half the […]

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Android 11 is official and these are the features you can look forward to

The stable build of Android 11 has just begun rolling out to Pixel handsets via OTA and as we wait for OEMs to launch public betas of this newest version of Android, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. This is entirely understandable because the world’s most popular mobile OS has reached […]

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Google is bringing Android TV support for Duo video calls on the big screen

If you’ve been thinking that it would be nice to use the big screen in your room for your video calls, Google has heard you. The search giant has announced that its Android TV platform will soon support the Duo video calling app by way of a beta. Google hasn’t revealed much in the way […]

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[Updated 26/08/20] These Android phones and tablets can stream HDR content on Netflix

With more and more flagship smartphones and tablets supporting HDR 10 and higher, the list of smart devices that can stream Netflix in HDR isn’t as vast as you might think. Your device may have a display with QHD or even 4K resolution, but if Netflix hasn’t certified it as compatible with HDR streaming, you […]

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Just received your new Pixel 4a? Sign up to the Android 11 beta here (Factory Image & OTA File available too)

Google’s Pixel 4a launched back on August 3rd with orders in the US already having shipped and being delivered after months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the delay, the Pixel 4a shipped running Android 10 out of the box, if this is something that perturbs you and you can’t bear to wait […]

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‘Company of Heroes’ set to invade Android and iOS devices from September 10th

It’s a game that I remember fondly when it first stormed the beaches on PC, and now Company of Heroes is set to assault the smartphone gaming segment on September 10th. Feral Interactive is bringing the blockbuster PC game to Android and iOS devices with perhaps the most exciting news being that it will be […]

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Twitter for Android had a big security vulnerability

Twitter has had a rough go on the security front lately, with some serious high-profile accounts getting hacked and now a discovered vulnerability affecting the Twitter for Android app. Yikes. Twitter for Android security Twitter hasn’t disclosed exactly what the vulnerability does, but they did specify what could happen. Essentially, other apps installed on your […]

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Folding@home ARM support lets Android devices crunch COVID-19 research data

Folding@home and Rosetta@home can now run on billions of Android smartphones, Raspberry Pi devices and ARM-based servers. The distributed computing projects, which give citizen scientists a way to contribute their devices’ computing power to the deve…
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Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called this

Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called by this engineering code name – at least, away from tech websites! The All About Android podcast interviewed Google’s Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, and during the conversation, he alluded to the up-and-coming Android’s engineering codename – […]

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[Opinion] Despite recent progress, Android OEMs still lag behind Apple’s commitment to software updates

There are two major smartphone platforms in 2020: Apple iOS and Android OS, and they borrow features from one another in a never-ending arms race. As an Android user, I roll my eyes when Apple invents a feature Android users have enjoyed for years, and most of the tech world goes crazy for it. I […]

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Nokia 1 Users Can Expect Android 10 to Arrive Soon

If you’re a Nokia 1 user, we have some great news for you: Android 10 is coming your way sometime soon.  If you haven’t received the update yet, not to worry. Android 10 is rolling out to the Nokia 1 in waves, and they’re just getting started. Wave one, which includes many countries in South […]

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Android 11 for Android TV preview hints at Sabrina, a friendly new Google dongle

Google very recently released an unexpected developer preview of Android 11 for Android TV, only available for the ADT-3 developer Android TV device. The 9to5Google team have been busy pouring over the preview software system to find the changes and look for clues about the leaked Sabrina Android TV device. If you didn’t catch Jared’s […]

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Google rolls out Android 11 Beta 1.5 to fix issues caused by Beta 1

As with anything in life, the first attempt doesn’t always succeed which means you need to try, try, and try again. After kicking off the Android 11 Beta Program last week with the Beta 1 build available for Pixel handsets to download, Google has produced an intermediate build called Beta 1.5 to fix some of […]

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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Moto G7 Play*

Having been marooned on Android 9 Pie since the handset launched in early 2019, it looks like the day has finally come* where Moto G7 Play owners will see their phones get the Android 10 update. The use of an asterisk should warn you of the caveat to come, namely that Motorola is currently only […]

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NVIDIA GeForce Now expands its support to more Android TV models

NVIDIA GeForce Now is NVIDIA’s pretty fully-featured game streaming competitor to Google Stadia. It’s been in beta for a very long time, and launched to a ton of positive media reception. But that launch high didn’t last long, as tons of games and publishers pulled from the service and have taken the wind out of […]

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Here’s Google’s upcoming Android TV dongle with an overhauled interface

We’ve been hearing some rumors about an overhauled Android TV experience coming from Google, including an Android TV dongle that’s kind of a Chromecast, but kind of not. Now we’re getting our first look at the device, codenamed Sabrina. There’s a lot to unpack here, but cord-cutters should be excited. New Android TV The device […]

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