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Nokia had some moderate success with the Nokia 2 V earlier this year, which was designed as an affordable device for Verizon’s prepaid network. It combined clean Android software with Verizon’s flexible service, but it was just a stepping stone towards getting Nokia back into the spotlight of postpaid carriers in the US. The next […] Come comment on this article: Nokia 3 V brings a massive screen and two-day battery life to Verizon’s network Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android carriers, android news, android phones, hdm global, nokia, nokia 3 v, verizon

Take up your mechs and soldiers for next year when Iron Harvest releases What you need to know Iron Harvest is an upcoming real-time strategy game set in a world where diesel mechs are the way of war. A new trailer released during Gamescom 2019 sets the release date for the game as September 1, 2020. Iron Harvest is being developed by King Art Games and published by Deep Silver for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy (RTS) game in development from King Art...

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Cortana is now a little more conversational in Microsoft Launcher. What you need to know Microsoft Launcher 5.7 is now rolling out for everyone. This update brings a new conversation experience for Cortana. It also move the feed tabs to the bottom for "easy access." Microsoft Launcher version 5.7 is now rolling out to everyone after a few weeks of beta testing. This update adds a couple of new notable features, including a more conversational Cortana experience and some UI tweaks for the...

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It'll be available first in India. What you need to know OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus TV will be announced in September. The TV will be available in India before any other countries. It'll also be available in North America, Europe, and China. Last week, OnePlus confirmed long-standing rumors that it was working on a TV. The upcoming gadget is aptly named "OnePlus TV", and on August 20, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared some new information about the television's...

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Google Go just dropped on the Google Play store for everyone to use after being an exclusive to select countries and Android (Go edition) devices for a couple of years. If you have been in need of a quicker, leaner Google Search experience, you might want to give Google Go a try. The app is … Continued

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Categories: apps, news, google, google go

Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 adds new features for IT administrators and a bit of convenience for new app installs. What you need to know Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 is now available. The update gives IT administrators the ability to fully manage devices with Microsoft Intune. For phones on Android 8.0, Launcher will now automatically add icons to the home screen for new app installs. A fresh update is now rolling out to the Microsoft Launcher beta for Android. Ticking the...

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Google Analytics is a very useful tool no matter what kind of site you’re running. Being able to understand how you drive traffic, where it comes from, and what does and doesn’t work is crucial to maintaining a successful place on the internet. But Analytics can be tricky. There’s a lot to it, and anyone […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Get a Google Analytics certification in 2 days with this deal (93% off) Visit TalkAndroid

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Huawei's folding smartphone, expected by the end of the year, will benefit from better technical specifications than expected thanks to the delay.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Microsoft Edge beta on Android can now read webpages out loud, improving web accessibility. What you need to know Microsoft Edge beta on Android now supports reading pages out loud. The feature improves accessibility and gives users another option for consuming the web. Read aloud is already supported on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, Mac, and iOS. The latest beta release of Microsoft Android on Android supports the Read Aloud feature. This allows users to have webpages read aloud, which...

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You can download the lightweight app for free right now. What you need to know Google Go is a lightweight version of the regular Google app and uses less storage/data. It was first launched in 2017 for select countries as part of the Android Go program. As of August 20, 2019, it's available worldwide for everyone to download via the Play Store. Back in 2017 when Google launched the Android Go program, it created an assortment of "Go" apps to go along with it — essentially lightweight...

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Spotify is taking a crack at turning their shared family plan into something that does actually represent a family plan. Most grouped plans like that basically just offer a discount when you have multiple accounts for multiple people, but Spotify thinks there’s room to do something that ties all of those people together. When these […] Come comment on this article: Spotify’s new family plan wants to make the whole house happier Visit TalkAndroid

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It’s possible that your shiny new Galaxy Note 10 is making its way to you, and if you purchased a Verizon variant, note that your Note 10 will have an update waiting for it as soon as you fire it up. According to Verizon’s support page, all three models, which include the Note 10, Note … Continued

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Categories: news, galaxy note 10, galaxy note 10 plus, galaxy note 10 plus 5g, samsung, verizon

Besides testing 5G, T-Mobile will expose smartphones to extreme heat, cold, and test out the software. What you need to know T-Mobile has opened a new 20,000 square foot device lab to test its network and connected devices. Located in Bellevue Washington, it has more than a dozen rooms with many of them dedicated to 5G testing. Machines will be used to test devices, simulating a week's worth of usage in just 24 hours. T-Mobile has a new 20,000 square foot device lab it just opened to test...

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Google Duo has been rumored to pick up a low-light mode for a few months now, with the original code for the feature popping up back in November. It’s taken a few months (almost a year, actually) to make the feature ready, but now that’s rolling out in the latest version of Google’s video calling […] Come comment on this article: Google Duo finally picks up its rumored low-light mode Visit TalkAndroid

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Trump did not provide any solid evidence to back up his claim. What you need to know President Donald Trump has claimed that Google manipulated results of the 2016 election. Responding to the allegation, Google has said that Trump was referring to an old report that had already been debunked. Trump has been targeting Google since months, claiming it has an anti-conservative bias. U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that Google "manipulated" results of the 2016 election to favor of his...

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When you put the baby down for a nap, it can be hard not worrying about her every few seconds. Having a quality video baby monitor can help give you peace of mind by letting you check on her without disrupting her sleep. These devices have come along way in the past few years. Many baby monitors like the Infant Optics DXR-8, include night vision, temperature sensors, and two-way communication. We've gathered the best options on the market to help you find one for your needs. Best Overall:...

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Beginning August 23, you’ll find the Nokia 3 V exclusively at Verizon, priced at a very reasonable $168. For that price, the device comes equipped with a 6.2″ HD+ display, Snapdragon 429 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, face unlock capabilities, dedicated Google Assistant button, and Android Pie, but possibly most interesting, Verizon and HMD specifically … Continued

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Gather your strength and storm Vault 94 in the first Vault Raid for Fallout 76 What you need to know The Vault Raid update has come to Fallout 76. This update adds the first Vault Raid for Vault 94, coming to PC first and then to consoles a few days later. There's also tons of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements. Fallout 76 is currently $33 on Amazon. Bethesda has released the notes for Patch 12, which is bringing the Vault Raid update and several other improvements to Fallout 76....

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Disney is pulling all the right strings with their upcoming Disney+ streaming service, including an aggressively low price, options to pay annually for an even bigger discount, and bundles with some of their other services. Plus we know it’s going to have a ton of excellent content that’s sure to be worth more than the […] Come comment on this article: Disney+ will launch on just about every streaming device in your house, but not Amazon’s Fire TV Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android applications, android news, android tv, chromecast, cord-cutting, disney, disney plus

The first TV from OnePlus, dubbed OnePlus TV, will arrive next month (September). You won’t be able to buy one out of the gate unless you live in India, but there are still plans after this early launch to bring this big screen to North America and other parts of the world. In a forum … Continued

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Categories: news, oneplus, oneplus tv


There are Bluetooth speakers and then there are Bluetooth speakers, and Anker’s Soundcore Model Zero definitely falls into the latter category. With its unique design and sound quality that can put a soundbar to shame, the Model Zero Bluetooth speaker is a far cry from the standard block-type devices we are used to seeing. Usually […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Anker’s Soundcore Model Zero is down to just $119/£109 Visit TalkAndroid

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If the recently launched Galaxy Note 10+ is too much phone for you to handle and you’d prefer something a little smaller and less modern, then perhaps the Supreme-branded burner phone is the handset you’ve been dreaming of ever since touchscreens came to the fore. No, this isn’t a case of Doc’ Brown driving his […] Come comment on this article: Supreme’s 3G burner phone goes on sale August 22nd Visit TalkAndroid

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Google finally pulled the back the curtains on Stadia, the hyped up game streaming service that everyone’s been wondering about for a few weeks. Not only that, but they’ve given us a solid release date, and a “founder” pre-order package that comes with an exclusive controller and Chromecast Ultra. Let’s see what it’s all about. […] Come comment on this article: Here’s everything you need to know about Google Stadia (Updated) Visit TalkAndroid

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The OnePlus 7 Pro seems like it just came out, especially since it was such a major launch for OnePlus. It was the first phone with a radically different hardware design, including that curved screen with a 90hz refresh rate on the display, but it turned out to be a really excellent phone. So how […] Come comment on this article: We have a launch date for the OnePlus 7T Pro Visit TalkAndroid

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The Powerbeats Pro offer the same technology that Apple already delivers in the AirPods 2, but for sports. Our test looks at what they are all about.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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It feels like the OnePlus 7 Pro is still new, but we’re already learning of a possible US launch date for the next phone from OnePlus. According to leakster Max J on Twitter, the OnePlus 7T will hit US shelves on October 15, following an unveiling on October 10. One thing to note, we’re entirely … Continued

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Categories: news, oneplus, oneplus 7t, oneplus 7t pro

This morning, Google updated a bunch of their Google Nest Help pages with FAQ and instructions over migrating your Nest account to a Google account. Up until a few minutes ago, we weren’t seeing the option to perform the migration, but a Nest app update that just went live has given us that power. If … Continued

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For when you or your friend’s lighting isn’t ideal, Duo is introducing a Low Light mode, designed to artificially brighten up a user’s face and surroundings. As Google explains, “Low light mode helps people connect with each other face to face, even when the lighting conditions aren’t optimal. The video call will adjust so people … Continued

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Is your Android phone feeling sluggish? Check out this guide to keeping control of your background processes, and killing unnecessary ones.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Python is a flexible and powerful programming language, and an experienced developer can use it for a ton of different applications. If you want to dive into using Python for your next project, you’ll be interested in our Power Coder bonus that’s on a steep price drop right now. This bundle includes 8 courses totaling […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Dig deep into coding with Python with this discounted Power Coder bundle Visit TalkAndroid

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Apologies for not following up on this sooner, but Verizon’s FCC-approved 60-day device lock policy is live and has been for the past month. In July, Verizon posted the new policy to their site without much noise. To recap the new policy, Verizon has said that to help deter theft they will put a 60-day … Continued

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Categories: news, device unlock, unlock, verizon

When Google’s new Stadia game-streaming platform launches this November with Pro ($9.99/mo) and Base (free) options, you are going to want to know every single game that is available in order to choose the correct tier. The difference between those means up to 4K streams, better sound, and more free content, but depending on what … Continued

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For Pixel 3 owners, the Pixel Stand essentially turns your smartphone into a Google Home device, with Assistant-powered voice controls, as well as wireless charging capabilities. If you own a Pixel, but don’t have a Pixel Stand, you’re missing out. Currently on Amazon and Best Buy, the Pixel Stand is $20 off, bringing the total … Continued

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Categories: news, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, pixel 4, pixel 4 xl, pixel stand

The Nokia 2720 4G could be the new 4G-capable feature phone that HMD Global will unveil at the IFA 2019 in Berlin.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The US embargo against Huawei was supposed to take full effect on August 19. But it seems that Donald Trump has once again extended the grace period.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Chinese brands have joined forces for a new cross-manufacturer wireless file transfer system similar to Apple's AirDrop and Google's new service.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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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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