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Stable One UI 2.0 on Android 10 begins rollout to Canadian S10’s on Monday

Samsung continues improving their update game with the imminent rollout of Android 10 to Canadians only three months after its initial launch, with the One UI 2.0 refresh in tow. Gone are the days of Samsung taking inordinate half-dozens of months and even longer to update their phones (hopefully permanently) with the company having steadily […]

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Samsung Galaxy M20 and M30 get an update to Android 10 with One UI 2.0

The Galaxy S11 is on the horizon, which means it’s time for Samsung to start trickling their latest software into their current phone lineup to test things out before the big show. The latest in the enormous Galaxy family to receive Android 10 with One UI 2.0 is the Galaxy M20 and M30, which are […]

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The Android 10 beta is now available for Samsung’s Galaxy S9/9+ and Note 9 in the US

Samsung definitely appears to have stepped up its efforts to provide timely updates to its flagship phones in recent months, even beating Google to the punch with the release of the December Security Patch. Ahead of pushing out a stable Android 10 build to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 handsets next month, Samsung is […]

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Android 10 finally rolling out to Nokia 9 PureView

Android 10 is finally making its way to Nokia 9 PureView owners everywhere. If you haven’t gotten the update yet, you should get the notification soon, or you can try and trigger the update manually. Android 10 brings many of Android’s most anticipated features to the Nokia 9 PureView — you get access to things […]

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Android Auto could soon see a redesigned Google Assistant

Android Auto got a pretty big redesign earlier this year, but now Google is considering updating the Google Assistant design for Android Auto. The current Android Auto animation and design for Google Assistant is fairly standard across Google’s services. But Android Police, in an APK teardown, discovered some new designs and placements for Assistant in […]

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Deezer’s lossless audio finally comes to Android, iOS and the web

Deezer's lossless audio rollout has been slow, to put it mildly — it first reached connected speakers in 2014, didn't come to desktop apps until 2017, and has been a no-show elsewhere. It's widely available now, though. The service has launched its…
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Aukey has released a new line of mobile chargers and accessories for your smartphone designed at delivering the fastest possible charge without taking up a ton of space or costing a ton of money. The Omni-Power line has power adapters for your home and car, wireless chargers, portable batteries, cables, and more, and we’re here […]

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How to add widgets to your Android home screen

Widgets are one of Android’s signature features that you really don’t get on iOS or other mobile operating systems. They allow you to quickly check information, like the time or weather, right from your home screen without opening an app. They can also simulate an app, too, like a music widget that will start your […]

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Chromebook sales explode following a 300% increase in Android app usage

Popularity of Chromebooks has dramatically increased in the last couple of years as Google has integrated the Play Store and its millions of Android apps into Chrome OS. In 2019, almost fifty new Chromebooks hit the market, compared to just over a hundred between 2011 and 2018. According to The NPD Group that tracks US […]

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LG announces Korean update schedule including imminent Android 10 for G8 and V50

LG is infamous for their slow Android updates even as the competition has improved, though their newly announced update plans include decent timeframes for their newest flagships in South Korea. LG is amongst the worst smartphone companies when it comes to supporting their devices’ software with Android security updates and OS upgrades, and they’re pretty-well […]

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This Android malware is impossible to uninstall and somehow survives factory resets

It’s been a pretty bad month for security-minded people, and it’s not getting better. Apparently there’s some new Android malware floating around, and it goes beyond your average annoying app on the Play Store that just serves up a bunch of intrusive ads. This new malware, dubbed xHelper, is apparently exploiting some flaws in Android […]

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Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android

Earlier this month Google announced that its new Incognito feature for Maps had started to roll out, and now it should be here on your Android devices. Android Police points out a post on the support page from yesterday indicating that the rollout ha…
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Realme might be dropping their Android skin and taking a more stock approach

Realme is one of Oppo’s sub-brands, and it’s generally a pretty well-received manufacturer for its excellent hardware relative to the price. But like many of those high-value competitors, the software tends to irritate more users than it entices. It looks like Realme is finally coming to grips with that, and they’re planning to ditch their […]

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Lights out dark mode comes to Twitter on Android

Twitter rolled out dark mode on their app a while back, but they also had an iOS exclusive “lights out” mode that turned the grays into real blacks. You would think that would’ve come to Android first since iPhones have only recently started even using OLED displays, but here we are. Anyway, that discrepancy is […]

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Google’s new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

With both the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 set to launch sometime in 2020, there's still sometime before the first slate of Android Automotive cars make their way to consumers. Thankfully, Google is making it easier for developers to create apps for the…
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HTC is launching a phone with Android Oreo… in 2019

HTC honestly just had a run of bad luck that knocked them off the Android mountain, but some of their recent decisions make it hard to feel bad for them. Case in point, the brand new Exodus 1s that’s running Android 8.1 Oreo in 2019. What? Not only is this brand new phone running an […]

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LG has announced Android 10 is finally coming to some of their devices

LG isn’t known for particularly quick updates, and that’s probably the biggest detractor from some of their otherwise great smartphones. It looks like they’ll be one of the last to get onboard the Android 10 train, but it is happening. They’ve announced an Android 10 preview that’s going live for the LG G8 ThinQ, with […]

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OnePlus announces Android 10 rollout for the OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T

OnePlus has already deployed Android 10 and the newest version of OxygenOS to the OnePlus 7 family, including the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The newly announced OnePlus 7T/7T Pro also come with the newest software out of the box. So where’s the update for some older OnePlus devices? Good news is that you […]

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Microsoft has just announced the Surface Duo – a dual-screened smartphone running on Android

When you think of Microsoft and smartphones you might think back to the company buying Nokia and then failing to achieve anything other than pleasing a niche market with its Windows Phone OS. Since then, Microsoft has slowly but surely moved its focus to making its apps and services available via the Google Play Store, […]

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YouTube Music replaces Google Play Music on Android 10

We know Google is ready to push YouTube Music as their primary music streaming service, much to the chagrin of everyone still using Google Play Music, myself included. That’s going to get a little bit tougher going forward, as YouTube Music is now the default music player on Android 10. You can still grab Google […]

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YouTube Music App now preinstalled on Android 10 devices

YouTube Music is your personal guide through the complete world of music—whether it’s a hot new song, hard to find gem, or an unmissable music video. Music fans on Android phones can now easily unlock the magic of YouTube Music, which will come installed on all new devices launching with Android 10 (and Android 9), including the Pixel series.
Music listeners on Android devices are now just a few taps away from streaming their go-to tracks and discovering new music. From the gym, to the car, to work—it’s all here, right in your back pocket. Discover official songs, albums and playlists, music videos, remixes, live performances, hard-to-find music, and more. Whatever your mood, we’ve got you covered.
Once you’ve started your new device, just look for the YouTube Music icon and start listening! And if you don’t have Android 10 yet, don’t stress—simply visit the Play Store to get the app.
In addition to YouTube Music, Android 10 brings new features like suggested actions in Smart Reply, improved Digital Wellbeing tools, Dark theme, and much more. Google Play Music listeners with new Android 10 devices can continue to enjoy Google Play Music by downloading it from the Play Store and logging in to their accounts.
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Nokia welcomes Android 10 (Go Edition) – updates to begin rolling out from Q1 2020

Just a day after Google announced the Android 10 (Go Edition) that brings a slew of improvements for entry-level devices, Nokia has stated that it will begin updating its Nokia Go handsets starting Q1 2020. Nokia’s statement of intent shouldn’t come as much surprise considering that it’s garnered quite the reputation for timeous updates to […]

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It’s official: OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro will launch running Android 10 out of the box

After announcing that it has begun rolling out a stable build of Android 10 to its OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro flagships, OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming 7T series of handsets will launch running this latest version of Android. The announcement is yet another step in the OnePlus journey from a brash, upstart company […]

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Xiaomi announces Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition with MIUI 11 on Android 10

Xiaomi has just unveiled a slightly upgraded model of their popular value flagship Redmi K20 Pro with all the beastliest specs to debut their latest MIUI 11 software. Redmi, a recent spinoff budget sub-brand of the Chinese technology company Xiaomi, launched the debut ‘Flagship Killer 2.0’ K20 Pro and its slightly lesser sibling standard K20 […]

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Android TV 10 on track for later this year with new hardware in 2020

Though it has not seen the level of adoption of Android’s primary mobile OS, Android TV remains the most popular home media OS and its next update is coming soon, with new hardware a bit later. Following Android 10’s launch on Google’s Pixels, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, and Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 Pro earlier this month […]

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Watch the ‘Android’ Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Earlier this year, snippets of code discovered within Chrome by 9 to 5 Google suggested Google was working on a touchless version of its web browser that would work on feature phones. The company was reportedly developing a feature phone in collabora…
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Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 leaked to get Android 10 beta in October

Samsung looks to be improving their update game with leaks suggesting the company’s 2019 flagships will see Android 10 Betas within a month, and stable releases soon after. Samsung first ran their own Android beta program last year with their Galaxy S9 and S9+ receiving the Android Pie-based One UI in November before having the […]

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Google One brings full device backups to your Android phone

Android has always lagged a bit behind on full backup features next to its fruity counterpart, but Google’s made improvements to that in the last few years. Now they’re utilizing Google One’s cloud storage to make almost entire backups on your device automatically, which should cover just about everything. If you subscribe to Google One […]

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Xiaomi Mi 9T to get Android 10 in October

Following its sibling Redmi K20 Pro’s day one update to Android 10, Xiaomi’s lauded value sub-flagship will reportedly receive Google’s latest software next month. After years of lackluster update schedules Xiaomi surprised all when it managed to roll out Android 10 to their value flagship Redmi K20 Pro on the update’s launch day alongside Google’s […]

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Anker crams a Fire TV into a soundbar, in case you really don’t like Android TV

Anker has announced a new Nebula Soundbar that wants to do a little more than just make your TV sound better. Nope, this soundbar is more in line with JBL’s Link Bar, but with Amazon Fire TV instead of Android TV, for better or worse. It’s cheaper, too. The Nebula Soundbar is a 2.1 soundbar […]

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How to uninstall and remove apps from your Android device

Apps make the smartphone world go ’round, and there are tons and tons to pick from. But like anything else, you don’t want to keep all of those apps forever. Maybe your phone is low on storage, or you’ve canceled a subscription and want to do a little cleaning on your device. Whatever the reason […]

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Google Maps on Android picks up a new feature from the desktop version

Google Maps has always had a pretty detailed, in-depth Street View layer when used on a desktop. Not only do you get more info out of it, but it’s simply easier to use. The Android version of the map still has Street View, but it’s always been a little tougher to see where it’s available […]

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Apple Music finally picks up Chromecast support, but only on Android

Despite being an Apple product, Apple Music on Android seems to get a good bit of attention. It doesn’t have a very Android-esque interface, obviously, but if you can get past that, Apple’s music streaming service is still a serious competitor even without an iOS device. We’d heard some rumors that Apple would be adding […]

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What would you have named Android Q?

Yesterday Google announced that they’ll be moving away from naming Android releases after desserts, and Android Q will officially be Android 10. There’s a ton of good reasons for that, especially with certain desserts and treats not really making sense in some countries around the world. Q, for example, would’ve actually be really hard to […]

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Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware

Google has removed 85 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware scheme hiding inside.The adware, called AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH, was embedded in fully functioning photography and gam…
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Reddit update brings support for Android Q’s automatic dark mode toggle

Dark mode in Android apps is getting more and more popular, and that’s only expected to grow with Android Q’s system-wide dark theme and automatic toggles. Google’s been hard at work blacking out their own first-party apps, and now more third-parties are updating to take advantage of some new Android features, too. Take Reddit, for […]

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Best Wireless Chargers For Your Android Phones and Tablets [2019]

Tons of new smartphones are supporting wireless charging, especially many of Samsung’s best offerings. If you go with some really high-end stuff, you’ll also get some incredibly fast wireless charging speeds, like what we’ve seen in the Galaxy Note 10. However, you don’t get the wireless charger in the box, so that’s probably one of […]

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[TA Deals] Check out these discounted Android tablets and Chromebooks up to 74% off!

If you’re ready to pick up a cheap tablet or Chromebook to take on the go to complement your phone, you’re in luck. Talk Android Deals is running a blowout sale on a few different models through the weekend, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll be able to find something that fits your […]

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Google ‘Play Pass’ is a $5 monthly Android app subscription

Google is testing a service called Play Pass that would offer users "hundreds of premium apps and games" for a monthly fee, according to Android Police. The idea of the offering cropped up last year on XDA Developers after users spotted code referenc…
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Check out the new emoji coming to your phone in Android Q

Google has released a sneak peek at some of the new emoji coming to Android Q later this year, rounding out your options for 21st century communication. There are some much-requested additions, including new animals, food, and plain yellow-faced emoji. There’s going to be an orangutan, an otter, and a sloth; you’ll be able to […]

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Nokia is bringing the feature phone back, but this time they’re using Android, too

Feature phones still have a place in the market, however small. In countries like the US, there’s still some small demand for a phone that’s a little more basic without all the bells and whistles of something like a Galaxy S10, and in emerging markets there’s a need for devices that are less expensive and […]

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Original Razer Phone is due for an Android Pie update in a few weeks

When Razer announced the original Razer Phone, it was up in the air how well they’d do with software updates. Razer isn’t a phone company, and their purchase of Nextbit was the only thing that really got them into the market. Up to this point, those software updates have been pretty lackluster, with the original […]

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Huawei denies that they’ll be ditching Android anytime soon, Hongmeng not for smartphones

With Huawei recently recovering from potentially looking access to Android and the Google Play Store, there have been plenty of rumors circulating about what exactly what they do as an alternative. We’ve seen all kinds of statements, trademarks, and more concerning Ark OS, Hongmeng, and even some stuff about Huawei adopting a Russian OS, all […]

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One UI 2.0 on Android Q coming soon, S11 to feature v2.1 in 2020

Samsung looks to be improving their update game with One UI 2.0 based on Android Q already slated for release on existing devices and the imminent Note 10 later this year. When Samsung first announced their revamped Android Pie-based ‘One UI‘ back in late 2018 it was received as a huge improvement over the much-maligned […]

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Penultimate Android Q Beta reaching Pixels with messy gestures and tweaks

Google typically refrains from altering much in final betas of new Android versions, however the latest and final Beta 5 of Android Q addresses many issues introduced in earlier builds while introducing its own. Since the inception of Google‘s Android Beta program with Nougat in 2016, Google has followed a cadence of five pre-release builds […]

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Long overdue, Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TV (and Fire TV gets YouTube)

If you’re an avid media enthusiast or a cord-cutter, you’ve probably run into the painful reality of Amazon and Google not really getting along. So far that’s limited some app availability between the two platforms. Google semi-recently pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, and Amazon has never had a Google Cast option or Android […]

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Best wireless headphones for your Android smartphone [2019]

If you’re an avid music listener or movie watcher on your phone, you probably have a good set of headphones, or you’re looking for an upgrade. But with modern smartphones, you might not have the option to use older wired cans anymore, since many devices are ditching the headphone jack in favor of wireless options. […]

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Android beat Windows Phone, and Bill Gates really regrets it

If you go back a few years and checked out the most dominant operating system on the planet, it was Windows with absolutely no competition. Microsoft steamrolled literally everyone else in the PC space, including Apple. But then the smartphone happened, and Microsoft kinda sorta didn’t really live up to the name that they had […]

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Nokia 4.2 with Android One is now available to purchase in the US and UK

If you are in the market for a mid-range handset at an affordable price with the promise of solid hardware with regular software updates, the Nokia 4.2 could be just what you need. Boasting mid-range specifications, a good-sized battery, a dual-rear camera setup, the Nokia 4.2 comes in at $ 189 in the US, and £149 […]

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Huawei Mate 20 reinstated in Google’s Android Q beta program

In a turnaround on the USA’s ongoing Huawei ban the company has been restored to Google’s Android Q Beta program after the companies’ relationship was severed two weeks ago. Things have been looking pretty grim for Huawei’s global smartphone business after the company’s working relationship with Android’s owner Google broke down a couple weeks ago, […]

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