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LG's upcoming V-series flagship phones will likely use the same design language. What you need to know LG has revealed a new minimalistic design language for its upcoming smartphone. Key highlights of the new design language include a "Raindrop" camera and front-back symmetrical curves. The phone will also offer a more natural feeling in the hand, thanks to the new "3D Arc Design." For the last few years, LG hasn't made any significant changes to the design of its flagship phones. Even...

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Although Google has been offering background updates on Android for years, manufacturers like Samsung do not use the feature. Now they are forced to.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Google says Zoom does not meet the security standards for apps used by its employees. What you need to know Citing security vulnerabilities, Google has banned its employees from using the Zoom app. Multiple security flaws in Zoom came to light recently, after its user base grew from 10 million to 200 million amid the COVID-19 crisis. Google employees can still use Zoom to connect with friends and family through a web browser or via mobile. Last week, Elon Musk's SpaceX banned its...

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We’re big fans of making the mobile gaming experience better here at Talk Android, even if that means gluing a Nintendo Switch grip to a Moto Mod gamepad. But if you’re looking for a less DIY solution, HyperX has a new product for you. The HyperX Chargeplay Clutch is a pretty simple handheld controller […] Come comment on this article: HyperX Chargeplay Clutch: the mobile gaming upgrade you didn’t know you needed Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: chargeplay clutch, elder scrolls blades, fortnite, gaming, hyperx

The coronavirus has spread to 181 countries around the world, and it shows no signs of abating. The pandemic has proved particularly devastating in recent weeks, with total confirmed cases crossing 1.3 million and fatalities of over 76,500 globally. The virus has effectively shut down all sporting leagues around the world, major gatherings including tech events and music festivals, and closed down restaurants and malls. It also put a major dent in the airline industry, and is causing...

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We've rounded up the best games, audiobooks, ebooks, movies, and sports content that's free right now. With everything that has been going around the world in recent weeks, we all need an outlet. Thankfully, there are dozens of free resources that provide a distraction from the chaos. We've rounded up all the games, movies, audiobooks, e-books, and learning resources that are free right now. Whether you're looking to unwind with an audiobook or shoot some zombies in an online first-person...

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That's ... that's a lot of paid subscribers. Disney today announced that its Disney+ streaming service now has more than 50 million paid subscribers globally. That number comes just five months after its launch in the United States. The latest milestone for the streaming service that comprises not just Disney content but also Star Wars, the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar and National Geographic, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, given that it managed 10 million...

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Smartphone benchmarks used to be a very big deal. They’re not quite as big anymore, especially since everyday users don’t really see incremental differences between chips these days, but that doesn’t mean no one cares at all anymore. MediaTek apparently cares quite a bit, apparently. MediaTek benchmark scandal So here’s what’s going on, and stop […] Come comment on this article: MediaTek got caught cheating on smartphone benchmarks Visit TalkAndroid

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra is a premium phone in just about every regard. It has a colossal AMOLED display with a buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate, powerful camera system with zooming capabilities up to 100x, and a giant 5,000 mAh — just to name a few of the highlights. If you want to make your experience of using the phone just a little bit nicer, it's worth picking up a leather case. Not only will this ensure protection for the S20 Ultra during daily use, but it'll also make sure it looks good...

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Hangouts Meet, a Google video conferencing/meeting service from 2017 you likely have never used because it has been an exclusive to G Suite customers, will operate under a new name going forward. Say hello to Google Meet. Google made a quiet announcement for Google Meet this week by changing support pages from “Hangouts Meet” to … Continued Not That It Matters, But Hangouts Meet is Now Google Meet is a post from: Droid Life

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OnePlus sells their own line of wireless headphones with their flagship smartphones, and they’re honestly not bad. That’s pretty par the course, though; everyone’s dropping headphone jacks, and everyone’s selling their own headphones. We’re expecting the next generation of the OnePlus Bullets headphones with the OnePlus 8 announcement later this month, and OnePlus has confirmed […] Come comment on this article: OnePlus will announce new Bullets Wireless Z earbuds with the OnePlus 8 this...

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a truly gorgeous phone thanks to its nearly bezel-less display and stunning glass back, but as with all of Samsung's latest handsets, you'll want to outfit it with a case to ensure its good looks for years to come. If you're planning on picking up the S10, here are the cases we recommend getting. Redesigned favorite Spigen Neo Hybrid Staff pick Spigen's Neo Hybrid has long been one of our favorite phone cases. It has an iconic design, offers excellent...

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Russell Holly rejoins the show for a review of Half-Life: Alyx. The crew also discuss the indefinite delay of The Last of Us Part II, Iron Man VR, along with several other games. Borderlands 3 devs are reportedly not getting bonuses they were expecting from Gearbox, whose CEO is alleged to have a track record of sketchy behavior. Finally, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day event is not super great. But there are a lot of eggs! Hosted by: Jennifer Locke, Carli Velocci, and Rebecca...

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Landing on all platforms for free on April 9 at 6am PST. What you need to know FitBeat is a new song for Beat Saber by Jaroslav Beck, creator of many Beat Saber OST songs. FitBeat is releasing on all platforms on April 9 at 6am PST and is completely free. This is the first new song from Jaroslav Beck since Beat Saber OST3 landed in August 2019. Beat Saber fans can get excited once again, as a brand new original song from composer Jaroslav Beck is making an appearance on all supported...

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The Huawei sister brand has once again reworked its Honor 9 smartphone. With the Honor 9X Pro, there are major upgrades under the hood.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Galaxy Note 9 is a premium flagship that you'd be a fool not to keep protected with a case. I love the Spigen Rugged Armor for its low-profile protection and the Speck Presidio Grip for its awesome quality, but there are so many great cases to choose from! Slim and rugged Spigen Rugged Armor Staff pick For those who don't want to sacrifice pocket space for protection, Spigen's Rugged Armor case is a great option. This sleek, one-piece case is rugged with carbon fiber accents that...

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There are a lot of factors that go into someone purchasing a particular phone. If you buy a Pixel, it’s likely you think software updates and a good camera are important. If you’re into Samsung phones, you probably enjoy oodles of high-end specs and great displays. If you buy LG, you must be the Quad … Continued Wednesday Poll: What Android Smartphone Feature is Most Important to You? is a post from: Droid Life

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Google announced this morning that Stadia is now open to all! The way Google words its announcement, this move appears to be in response to the COVID-19, or at least, the company is using the fact that many people are quarantined at home to push its cloud-gaming platform. To celebrate, Google is offering every user … Continued Google Stadia Now Open to All, Everyone Gets 2-Month Pro Subscription for Free is a post from: Droid Life

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Back in the days of Android 7.0 “Nougat,” Google introduced a new way for phone makers to update their phones that would provide a more seamless experience from the way updates worked in the past. The idea was to offer A/B partitions for updates that would patch in update files in one partition while your phone … Continued Google Might Force Samsung to Do Updates Right in Android 11 is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, android 11, google, oneplus, samsung, update


With much of the world under lockdown thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are a number of initiatives underway to find a way to beat it into submission. If you’ve heard about the Folding@Home distributed computing project that recently added COVID-19 to its list of tasks that is focused on PCs, you may be […] Come comment on this article: Help fight COVID-19 using your smartphone through the DreamLab app Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android carriers, android applications, android news, android phones, android software, coronavirus, covid-19, uk, vodafone

Samsung announced five new smartphones this morning, all of which are part of its Galaxy A lineup. The Galaxy A lineup are more affordable than the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices we typically cover, but Samsung is doing something rather special with two of these devices in particular. It is 2020 after all, so … Continued Samsung Intros New Galaxy A Lineup Starting at $109, Includes Two 5G Devices is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, galaxy a01, galaxy a11, galaxy a21, galaxy a51, galaxy a71, samsung


Anker is hosting a big time sale on its range of wireless chargers, including bundles that contain multiple units. For pricing, the least expensive model is the PowerWave Pad at 10W for just $9. If you need something a bit fancier, you can get Pad and Stand bundles for $21, as well as a PowerWave … Continued DEAL: ANKER Hosting Sale on Ton of Wireless Chargers, Low as $9 is a post from: Droid Life

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An update rolling out to Chrome OS brings a big change to navigation when in tablet mode. Now, users with a Chrome OS tablet or device that converts into one, you’ll be able to breeze around the operating system with Android-like gestures. The latest build of Chrome OS introduces a swipe-up gesture to take you … Continued Chrome Devices With Tablet Mode Getting Android-Like Gesture Navigation is a post from: Droid Life

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Digital Wellbeing controls on smartphones is a good thing. It helps you control how much time you’re spending looking down at your favorite screen and can keep you aware of just how much time you’re wasting on social media or playing games. But Android TV feels like it should have this feature, too. After all, […] Come comment on this article: Add Digital Wellbeing to Android TV with this simple app Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android tv, android applications, android news, android tv, cord-cutting, digital wellbeing

Plex Live TV is one of the weirder features in Plex’s feature list. Cable cards are rare and people are moving away from watching TV live, but if you still have an antenna and want to DVR live channels, Plex isn’t a bad way to go. But it’s not perfect, and Plex knows that; they’re […] Come comment on this article: Plex aims to make Live TV a little bit better this year Visit TalkAndroid

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If you’re worried about getting out of shape while you’re stuck at home and social distancing, you’re probably going to want to plan on something afterwards. Fortunately, Adidas is offering a big trial for their Runtastic subscription service to help you jump right into it. Free Runtastic trial This trial is for Runtastic Premium and […] Come comment on this article: Stay in shape after quarantine with a three month free subscription to Runtastic Visit TalkAndroid

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Stuck inside because of the coronavirus outbreak? Google Play has your back, now offering an extended Play Pass trial for those that want to take the game service for a spin. Google Play Pass provides you with access to hundreds of games that come ad-free, and free of in-app purchases, usually for $5 per month. […] Come comment on this article: Google offers up Play Pass in a new 30-day trial Visit TalkAndroid

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Verizon is pushing out a new update to the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20+, complete with the April security patch and much-needed camera improvements. Read: Galaxy S20 Ultra Review! That’s pretty much all the changelog lists, but even if the log is short, more camera improvements is all Galaxy S20 owners really need. Considering … Continued Verizon Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+ Receive April Patch and Camera Improvements is a post from: Droid Life

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Google Fit, the Google fitness tracking service on both phones and Wear OS, is receiving a visual makeover this week. The updated UI will feature bolder text and brighter visuals, while Wear OS gets new tiles for you to utilize. The other big change puts a focus on steps instead of active minutes. The first … Continued Google Fit Gets a Visual Update, New Tiles on Wear OS is a post from: Droid Life

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The Google Fit is getting a fresh new look, as the focus shifts to step-counting. Move Minutes used to be the goal, but now steps and Heart Points are front and center. There are some visually improvements as well. Text is brighter and bolder, giving you better readability of your at-a-glance metrics. Move Minutes and […] Come comment on this article: Google Fit gets a design refresh, focuses on steps Visit TalkAndroid

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Dead Cells has been a big hit on iOS (first available for PC and consoles), and finally, it’s been announced for Android. The game is scheduled to launch on Google Play on June 3, priced at around $9 for a limited time to celebrate the launch. After that promo time, its usual price will be … Continued After Becoming a Hit on iOS, Dead Cells Coming to Android on June 3 is a post from: Droid Life

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Refreshing your stash of smartphone accessories doesn’t have to cost the earth especially when Aukey is offering discounts of up to 50% on a range of devices. Whether it’s charging your phone, grabbing a new pair of earbuds or perhaps a data hub for working from home with your laptop, there’s something for everybody. The […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Save up to 50% on these Aukey accessories Visit TalkAndroid

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We tested two extensions for watching Netflix and YouTube together simultaneously, and what we found is way better than Netflix Party.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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5G is slowly but surely becoming established. With the new 5G smartphones from Samsung and TCL, you can get high-speed wireless at a reasonable price.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Hangouts, Google Duo, Skype, the best video chat tools to work and especially to have a drink between your four walls.(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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