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Android’s Latest Update

  Google today announced the next set of features coming to Android, including a new password checkup tool, a way to schedule your texts, along with other improvements to products like its screen reader TalkBack, Maps, Assistant and Android Auto. This spring 2021 release is latest in a series of …

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Samsung Update

  Smartphone updates have been a mess for as long as the modern smartphone has existed, but Samsung just took a big step in the right direction. The company has decided to extend security update support to a full four years. That’s longer than any other Android device maker, Google …

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Huawei’s HarmonyOS

  Huawei only got to enjoy a few months at the top of the smartphone heap before the US government knocked it down a peg. Following the Commerce Department’s actions against the Chinese megafirm, Huawei has been unable to use Google services on its new phones. The company’s solution was …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888

  Most of the premium Android phones that launch in 2021 will have the latest Snapdragon 888 inside. Qualcomm teased the name of the chip at its Snapdragon Summit yesterday, and now we have all the details. The 888 comes with a new CPU design, integrated 5G, and a massive …

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Samsung Galaxy S20

  Google released Android 11 a few months ago, but the software has only been available on a small number of phones thus far. That’s changing with news that Samsung has started the Android 11 rollout with the Verizon Galaxy S20 family. Not only does this include the Googley Android …

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Android 12 Major App

  Google’s pitch when it launched Android was openness and customization. Unlike Apple, it released its mobile OS under open source licenses, allowing device makers to modify it. This disconnected approach helped Android become the most popular computing platform on Earth, but it’s been hard to reach Apple levels of …

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Android 11 8T Arrives

  OnePlus has announced a new phone, right on time. Since this is autumn, it’s time for the Chinese OEM’s latest T-series phone release, which this year takes the form of the OnePlus 8T. This phone has been rumored for weeks, and the final device itself doesn’t pack any major …

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Huawei Ditching Android

  Huawei became a smartphone heavyweight on the strength of Google’s Android platform, but the day may be coming when Huawei leaves Android behind. As US trade restrictions continue to squeeze the firm, Huawei has announced HarmonyOS 2.0. The latest version of its in-house operating system has support for phones, …

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Android Apps On Windows PC

  Android’s application ecosystem has proven to be versatile and developer-friendly after a bit of a slow start. You are free to develop an app for Android and publish it to the Play Store with Google’s restrictions, or you can distribute it yourself outside the Play Store. This has led …

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Microsoft’s Duo Launches

  Microsoft has tried to make smartphones on several occasions — it even purchased Nokia’s Lumia mobile division in 2014. Despite that, Windows Phone succumbed to the market pressures of Android and iOS. Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Microsoft’s first Android phone is now available for pre-order, …

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