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The time has come for you to relive your old foldable flip phones days with a modern device. The Motorola Razr is back and available for pre-order right now! At $1500, this phone is one of the most expensive ever sold, but that’s because it features foldable screen technology we are seeing for the first … Continued Motorola’s $1500 Foldable Razr Now Up For Pre-Order! is a post from: Droid Life

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What does NFC stand for and what does it mean on your smartphone or smartwatch. In this article, we'll explain the NFC definition and uses.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Android Central may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Please note that the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available. What you need to know This is the last week to earn the current promotion on Capital One's Spark business credit cards. Earn 200,000 miles on the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business. Earn a $2,000 cash...

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From cloud storage to free Play credits and hotel deals, this is Google One. Google One made its debut in May 2018 as a rebranding for paid Google Drive storage. However, Google One's a lot more than a fresh coat of paint. With new storage plans and extra member benefits, there's never been a better time to upgrade your cloud storage game. Here's everything you need to know about Google One! Google One is now the place for buying paid Google Drive storage If you want to buy more cloud...

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Whether you're in a house or apartment, making sure your home is safe while you're away is a key priority. One of the best ways to deter thieves while providing yourself with peace of mind is with a quality smart doorbell like the Nest Hello. We've done the research and made a list of the best smart doorbell cameras for any home. See which one works for you. Best Overall: Nest Hello I love this smart doorbell. It costs a little more than average, but you get plenty of features that make...

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The S10 was incredible. Here's what Samsung's doing to improve for 2020. Samsung's Galaxy S series is always one of the most anticipated smartphone releases year after year. Following a modest upgrade with the S9 series, 2019's Galaxy S10 lineup shook things up with an all-new Infinity-O design for the display, triple rear cameras, and even a third "budget" model. In the coming months, it'll be time for Samsung to take the wraps off of the Galaxy S20 (Samsung's expected to ditch the...

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Sony's Remote Play is a convenient feature that allows you to stream your PlayStation 4 to compatible devices. It's so you can play your PS4 games even if your TV is being used by somebody else. The setup for it is simple; here's what you need to do. Preparing your PS4 First and foremost, you want to make sure your PlayStation 4 has the settings turned on to allow Remote Play connections. Start by going to your PS4 Settings Click on Remote Play Connection Settings Make sure the Enable...

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We also know what some of the official cases will look like. What you need to know A leaked promotional image confirms the existence of Samsung's Galaxy Buds+. You'll get them for free when pre-ordering the Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra. Another leak showcases official case options Samsung will offer for the S20 series. We're less than a month away from Samsung's Galaxy S20 Unpacked event, and while it seems like we already know everything about the upcoming phones, there's apparently still...

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Beat Saber is one of the best titles on the Oculus Quest. It has you slash blocks and dodge bombs to the rhythm of pop, drum, bass, and more. While Beat Saber has a nice selection of songs built-in and has more songs through DLC, it falls short when it comes to most contemporary music. Thankfully, users have created custom song levels for Beat Saber. Updated January 23, 2020: An update to Beat Saber stopped some methods for sideloading songs from working. This updated guide has a newer method...

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Microsoft is treating dual-screen devices the way they need to be treated — as a new platform. Foldables and other dual-display extra-large phone screens are already a thing. The Galaxy Fold may not have sold millions and millions of units, but after some changes were made to the initial design, the people invested in it love the thing. Motorola is slated to release one very soon. LG has something very similar with the LG G8X. And Microsoft made the internet gasp when it showed off the...

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You don't need to jump through hoops in order to get the kind of bundle you want anymore. What you need to know You can now upgrade to a Disney+ bundle with No Ads Hulu or Hulu Live TV. Previously, users could not bundle with Live TV and could not upgrade to No Ads after signing up for the Disney+ bundle. Current or new bundle subscribers can upgrade in the Account section of Hulu's app or website. When it launched in November, Disney Plus (Disney+) offered a monthly bundle with ESPN...

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Sleeping better can affect your day-to-day life dramatically, which is why everyone should have one of these LectroFan Sleep Machines. Whether it's too noisy in your room at night, or too quiet, these sleep machines can help lull you to sleep with their various sounds for sleep and relaxation, from fan whirrings to white noise variations and of course, a calming ocean sound. The pricier the machine, the more features and sounds it includes, but luckily Woot is having a one-day sale on...

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Two security keys will make your Google Accounts more secure. We will show you here how to activate the secure expansion of the company.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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First the lawsuit against Google and now the planned obsolescence of good appliances: Sonos is showing its true colors this week.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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LG recently pushed out Android 10 to the G8 smartphone on Verizon, but today, we’re learning from LG Italy that it might be a while before some LG device owners see that same update. To cut right to it, LG says V50 owners can expect Android 10 in early February. After that, during Q2 of … Continued Some LG Phones May Not See Android 10 Update Until Q4 is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, g7, g8, lg, v40, v50

Ever since the OnePlus 6 launched back in 2018 sporting a glass rear panel, fans have wondered why wireless charging wasn’t present. It’s a theme that has continued through multiple launches culminating in the recent OnePlus 7T back in October. With the rumor mill having started up already for the OnePlus 8, a new leak […] Come comment on this article: Leak points to OnePlus 8 series launching with wireless charging Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android news, android leaks & rumours, android manufacturers, android phones, oneplus, oneplus 8, oneplus 8 lite, oneplus 8 pro, op8, op8lite, op8pro, wireless charging

Google’s latest Play Books for Android update isn’t anything major, but there are some small design tweaks that make the app a little more polished overall. The “major” part of this update is that Google nixed the hamburger menu in the left-hand corner. Instead, it’s not a magnifying glass built right into the search bar, […] Come comment on this article: Google Play Books on Android gets a slight design tweak Visit TalkAndroid

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Did you know that Android has a built-in amplifier to provide a more comfortable and natural listening experience? Here's how to use it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Sprint has a new promo for select Galaxy smartphone owners taking place right now, allowing folks (even those who aren’t Sprint customers) with busted screens to get a screen replacement for just $49. Since a lot of places want about $100 for the same type of repair, Sprint is offering a pretty good deal right … Continued Sprint Will Fix Your Galaxy Phone’s Broken Screen for Just $49, Even Non Customers is a post from: Droid Life

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As other brands scramble to roll out Android 10 updates to their phones, LG has finally joined the party and released a roadmap showing when users can expect to see their handsets receive the OS upgrade. To cut a long story short, it’s not all good news, there are going to be some unhappy LG […] Come comment on this article: Android 10 roadmap shows that LG is still surprisingly bad at OS updates Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android news, android manufacturers, android phones, android software, android updates, android 10, g7 thinq, g8 thinq, g8x thinq, lg, lg g8s thinq, ota, roadmap, update, v40 thinq, v50 thinq

Assuming you have followed the saga of the Galaxy S20 up until this point, I can’t imagine there isn’t much you don’t already know about it. You know what each phone will look like, what their cameras are capable of, and most of the specs. With a first sighting of a Galaxy S20 at the … Continued Galaxy S20 FCC Listing Reveals 5G Band Support is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, 5g, fcc, galaxy s20, galaxy s20 plus, galaxy s20 ultra, samsung, unlocked

T-Mobile is launching its own line of smartphone accessory essentials, naming the lineup GoTo. The list of accessories under the GoTo name is rather extensive. T-Mobile now has its own 10W wireless charging pad for $30, 10,000mAh power pack for $40, cases for all sorts of devices, screen protectors, and all of the various cable … Continued T-Mobile Launches Own Lineup of ‘GoTo’ Wireless Chargers, Cables, Cases, and Other Accessories is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: accessories, news, accessory, goto, t-mobile

When we talk about LG and OS updates, it’s usually to lambast the company for its inability to provide OS upgrades in a timeous manner. But not today this time, because the Korean handset maker has snuck something of an easter egg in its Android 10 update for the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ, in […] Come comment on this article: LG’s Android 10 update features a powerful new desktop mode Visit TalkAndroid

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Earlier this month, Google’s currently in development competitor to Apple’s AirDrop was detailed by XDA, shown to be called Nearby Sharing and scheduled for what we hope is release a little later this year. This morning, a physical hands-on video with the feature was posted by XDA, with a user going over the feature and … Continued Google’s AirDrop Competitor, Nearby Sharing, Shown Off in Video is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: apps, news, airdrop, android, apple, google, nearby sharing

Here's how to take scrolling screenshots on any Android phone the easy way - both with or without third-party apps.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Pixel 3a remains one of the best value smartphones on the market, even if we are expecting a Pixel 4a to replace it in a few months. At around $400, with Google’s software and updates, a really great camera, and a fabulous plastic body, there aren’t many phones in this price range to consider … Continued Pixel 3a is $50 Off Right Now and You Get $100 Extra to Spend is a post from: Droid Life

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Here’s a pretty crazy deal: if you have a broken Samsung Galaxy smartphone, Sprint will fix it for you. They don’t care what carrier you’re on right now, and they’re offering this deal for just $49. That’s pretty cheap compared to going to just about any other repair place and spending a couple hundred bucks […] Come comment on this article: Sprint’s amazing deal: they’ll fix your broken Samsung Galaxy smartphone for just $49, regardless of carrier Visit TalkAndroid

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Google’s AirDrop clone has been in the works for a while, with several rumors popping up every few months. The feature seems to have progressed pretty steadily since it was originally leaked awhile back, and now it seems like the official release is pretty close. While it was originally called Fast Share, it looks like […] Come comment on this article: Nearby Sharing is Google’s AirDrop competitor: here are the details Visit TalkAndroid

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The Android ecosystem is bewilderingly rich with great choices, so let us lay out the field of the best phones at every price-point so you can see which meets your needs and buy a phone that you'll really love! Come comment on this article: The definitively best smartphones for every budget in 2020 Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: galaxy a30, galaxy a50, galaxy s10, galaxy s10 plus, galaxy s10e, galaxy s6, galaxy s8, galaxy s9, lg v30, lg v35, mi 9t, mi a2 lite, nokia 6, nokia 6.1, oneplus 7, oneplus 7 pro, oneplust 6t, pixel 2 xl, redmi 8a, redmi k20, redmi note 8

Anker has a new lineup of deals over on Amazon this week, including savings on power banks, connected light bulbs, as well as connected plugs. For specifics, you can get 20,000mAh bank for just $37 (down from $50), 2-pack of Lumos smart bulbs for $26 (down from $40), smart plug for $14 (down from $23), … Continued DEAL: Anker Smart Bulbs, Smart Plugs, and Power Banks All on Sale This Week is a post from: Droid Life

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Sonos pissed a lot of people off earlier this week when they announced that select legacy products would no longer be supported come this May. The announcement for that change was probably made worse by the additional news that those older legacy products would stop your other, modern Sonos devices from seeing new software updates … Continued Sonos Backpedals, Will Let Legacy Products Live Longer is a post from: Droid Life

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Tetris fans, a new and official Tetris title has launched for Android and iOS, here to replace the now-deleted Tetris app that launched back in 2011. In the changelog for the old Tetris app, EA writes, “We have had an amazing journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye. As … Continued New and Official, Free-to-Play Tetris Game Released for Android is a post from: Droid Life

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Google has designed a new Focus Mode to help you minimize distractions and get things done. It's baked right into Android 10. Here's how to use it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Motorola announced the RAZR, and then just sort of stepped back in the shadows and left us all wondering exactly where the phone was going. We haven’t heard much else about it, and they were notably absent at CES, which would’ve been a perfect time to head off whatever new folding phone Samsung is slated […] Come comment on this article: Moto RAZR pre-orders go live on January 26th, hopes to beat Samsung to the gate Visit TalkAndroid

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Google has made an announcement about the software support of Chromebooks going forward. It’s not a bad thing, either, with the company promising that newer devices should get around 8 years of Chrome OS updates. There are some catches to that, of course, but all in all, this seems like good news. Let’s talk about […] Come comment on this article: Chromebooks launched in 2020 will get a much improved eight years of Chrome OS updates Visit TalkAndroid

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Qualcomm has announced several new processors, although these aren’t the big 5G chips that get a ton of fanfare. But those non-flagship processors are probably some of the most important parts of Qualcomm’s portfolio, considering how much of the market is made up of more budget-friendly phones, not the $1000 options. Qualcomm upgrades There are […] Come comment on this article: Qualcomm hasn’t forgotten about 4G phones, announces three non-5G processors for 2020 Visit TalkAndroid

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We don't see many new Android tablets announced anymore, but today Huawei revealed exactly that. The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a new tablet aimed at families. It's got features like Kid's Corner, which is a customized environment for children where parents can set time limits, control access to content, and use the fingerprint reader to create user profiles. Huawei has also included a Distance sensor to keep kids from putting their eyes too close to the tablet and a Posture Detect sensor...

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It's been awhile since Apple announced a new iPad mini, but that may finally be changing soon. Images that may show an updated iPad mini have made their way online. Posted to Twitter, the photos show the back of an iPad mini with a different cellular antenna than the iPad mini 4 that Apple currently sells (shown below), which is white or black plastic depending on which color the iPad mini is. This updated iPad mini uses a new antenna design with a more minimal antenna line, helping to keep...

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The Android gaming phone trend is officially in full swing, and the Nubia brand is getting in on it with a new device that's coming to North America and Europe. The Nubia Red Magic Mars is a new gaming phone with all of the high-end specs that you'd want out of a performance-focused device. That includes a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 10GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of built-in storage. There's a 6-inch 2160x1080 display on the Red Magic Mars and 3D surround sound to help immerse you in the...

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Samsung took the CES 2019 stage today for its big press conference, and it had some significant news to share about its Bixby digital assistant. Samsung is working with Google to integrate Bixby with several popular Google apps. This includes Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, and YouTube. However, Samsung didn't share much more on the effort, so it's not known when this Bixby integration will roll out. This is pretty big news for Bixby. To date, Samsung's assistant has been a bit lacking...

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We've known for a while now that 2019 was going to be a big year for 5G, but today Qualcomm has proved that with a new announcement. Qualcomm has announced that there are more than 30 5G mobile devices set to launch in 2019, the majority of which are smartphones. These devices will be powered by Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 855 processor and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family. Devices are expected to begin arriving in early 2019. Qualcomm went on to explain that devices powered by the...

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After AT&T confirmed last month that it would begin rolling out a "5G E" indicator to select Android devices with support for its 5G Evolution network, updates to enable that indicator have begun rolling out. AT&T is now updating the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, and LG V40 ThinQ to add the 5G Evolution network indicator. The Galaxy S8 Active is receiving an update to version R16NW.G892AUCU3BRL1 that also includes the December 1, 2018 Android security patches, while the LG V30 is getting...

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The start of a new month means new Android security patches from Google. Google today released the January 2018 Android security updates for Pixel devices. The full factory images and the OTA images are now available for download for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. Unfortunately for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners, there are no images available for those devices, which means that the December 2018 update may be the last that the Nexus phones receive....

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After taking some time off for the holidays, Apple has resumed its iOS 12.1.3 beta testing. Apple today released iOS 12.1.3 beta 3 to registered developers. The update can be downloaded over the air by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPad, or you can point your computer's web browser to the Apple Developer Center on the web. As noted by MacRumors, this is actually only the second iOS 12.1.3 beta update released by Apple. It contains the same changes that were...

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Looks like Samsung isn't the only smart TV maker that's adding Apple AirPlay 2 support to its televisions. LG and Vizio have confirmed that they'll be adding Apple's AirPlay 2 functionality to their smart TVs in 2019. During its CES 2019 event, LG revealed that Apple AirPlay, AirPlay Audio, and HomeKit support will be added to its 2019 TVs. There aren't many other details on LG's plans quite yet, but we should hear more soon. As one of Apple’s first TV partners, LG is adding Apple AirPlay,...

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At the tail end of last year, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all confirmed that they were planning to launch a 5G Samsung smartphone in 2019. Now Sprint has done the same. Sprint today revealed that it will launch a 5G smartphone from Samsung in summer 2019. The device will include support for both 5G and 4G LTE coverage. For 5G and LTE, it'll offer support for Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum. Also included will be support for 1.9GHz (Band 25), 800MHz (Band 26), and other LTE spectrum bands for...

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