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Android 11 Adds Access To Media Controls From Quick Settings

If you've ever wanted your media controls to be accessible from the quick settings menu, Android 11 will allow that. There is one caveat though, albeit a minor one. And it's that it's a developer options setting that you will need to toggle on. That being said, turning on developer options isn't a difficult thing [...] Read More... The post Android 11 Adds Access To Media Controls From Quick Settings appeared first on Android Headlines.

Android 11 Beta Introduces Customizable Power Menu Controls

The power menu is getting a boost with the Android 11 beta. As XDA's Mishaal Rahman points out, the new power menu in the Android 11 beta will have a customization option for various actions. What's more is that Google will let you toggle on and off which ones you want to surface. As it [...] Read More... The post Android 11 Beta Introduces Customizable Power Menu Controls appeared first on Android Headlines.

Pixel Launcher Includes App Suggestion Feature In Android 11 Beta

The Android 11 beta has accidentally leaked out to some Pixel device owners and the first of the included features to be discovered is an "app suggestion" feature. XDA's Mishaal Rahman reports that with the Android 11 beta installed, the dock for the Pixel Launcher will show an app suggestion for something that Google thinks [...] Read More... The post Pixel Launcher Includes App Suggestion Feature In Android 11 Beta appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Access Gives Galaxy Users Device Upgrades, Features For A Fee

Samsung is ready to roll out a new upgrade program called "Access" starting from the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup. That's according to recent reports stemming from an announcement made by the company. The new program, as might be expected, currently only applies to users looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or [...] Read More... The post Samsung Access Gives Galaxy Users Device Upgrades, Features For A Fee appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Accidentally Releases Android 11 Beta To Some Pixel Owners

Although Google has officially pushed back the release of the public Android 11 beta, it would seem that it has at the same time accidentally leaked the beta to some owners of Pixel phones. It is possible that this could have been leaked to more than just Pixel 4 owners, but based on a tweet from XDA's [...] Read More... The post Google Accidentally Releases Android 11 Beta To Some Pixel Owners appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Photos Gives Trashed Images A Purge Timer

Your trashed images in Google Photos are getting a purge timer so you know just how long you have until they're permanently removed from your phone. The feature is already visible with some users on the 4.51 version of the Google Photos application. Though not all users currently have access to it. By the sounds [...] Read More... The post Google Photos Gives Trashed Images A Purge Timer appeared first on Android Headlines.

The June 2020 Security Patch Is Now Rolling Out To Pixel Smartphones

Like clockwork, with the first Monday of the month, Google has started rolling out the June 2020 security patch to Pixel smartphones. Samsung has also started rolling out this update to a few of its devices as well. Even before Google's announcement today. Which is honestly very impressive. This update from Google for the Pixel [...] Read More... The post The June 2020 Security Patch Is Now Rolling Out To Pixel Smartphones appeared first on Android Headlines.

June 2020 Samsung Galaxy Flagship Update Focuses On Security

Samsung is now rolling out the June 2020 Android Security update to its Galaxy S20, S10, and Note 10 lineup. Specifically, that's the carrier-unlocked versions of those handsets, based on recent reports. Now, this appears to be a feature-free update. That's a similar pattern followed by Samsung with its May 2020 Android Security patch. Instead [...] Read More... The post June 2020 Samsung Galaxy Flagship Update Focuses On Security appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Rumored To Use Rotating Bezel For Its Next Smartwatch

Samsung may be bringing the rotating bezel back for its upcoming smartwatch. Based on a new rumor. A report from SamMobile suggests that the physical rotating bezel is going to be reintroduced to Samsung smartwatches with the next smartwatch in the lineup, thought to be releasing later this Summer. After the company has released two [...] Read More... The post Samsung Rumored To Use Rotating Bezel For Its Next Smartwatch appeared first on Android Headlines.

3nm TSMC Trial Production Delay Leaves A Window For Samsung

A fresh delay in the trial production of 3nm chipsets from TSMC could leave an open opportunity for Samsung. That's based on recent reports out of China, suggesting that TSMC's trials, conducted at its Section 18 plant could be delayed by more than a full quarter. Such a delay would push back 3nm chipsets from [...] Read More... The post 3nm TSMC Trial Production Delay Leaves A Window For Samsung appeared first on Android Headlines.

Lenovo Is Launching A New Android-Based Standalone VR Headset

Lenovo apparently has a new VR headset coming that provides a standalone experience. It's an all-in-one unit which Lenovo reportedly worked with Pico Interactive to create. Which makes sense given Pico makes its own standalone VR headsets. Lenovo's headset is called the Lenovo Mirage VR S3, and it's powered by Android. It doesn't run Daydream [...] Read More... The post Lenovo Is Launching A New Android-Based Standalone VR Headset appeared first on Android Headlines.

Analyst Says Huawei May Be Forced To Use Snapdragon Chips In 2021

Huawei may ultimately be forced to turn to Snapdragon chips for its 2021 flagships — tentatively the Huawei Mate 50 and P50. That's according to recent reports citing KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh. Mr. Vinh indicates that Huawei likely won't be able to use HiSilicon to source chipsets for its cutting-edge smartphones in 2021. [...] Read More... The post Analyst Says Huawei May Be Forced To Use Snapdragon Chips In 2021 appeared first on Android Headlines.

YouTube Is Donating $1M To The Center For Policing Equity Amid Protests Across The US

YouTube announced on Monday that it is donating $1 million to the non-profit Center for Policing Equity. This is YouTube's response to the ongoing protests across the US, that really escalated over the weekend following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week. The YouTube Twitter account noted that it is donating "in support of efforts [...] Read More... The post YouTube Is Donating $1M To The Center For Policing Equity Amid Protests Across The US appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Will Finally Fix Edited PDF Download Bug In Chrome

Google Chrome users may soon be able to download an edited PDF without workarounds, based on recently spotted changes in the Chromium Gerrit. The change, as is implied, centers around Chrome's built-in PDF Viewer. And the commit itself is fairly straightforward. Namely, it points to the addition of "UI to download edited PDF." That includes [...] Read More... The post Google Will Finally Fix Edited PDF Download Bug In Chrome appeared first on Android Headlines.

The Curvy Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor Launches Today

Earlier this year Samsung announced its Odyssey gaming monitor lineup, and the first of that is now launching globally today. The Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitor is the world's first gaming monitor to come with a 1000R curvature according to Samsung. And it comes in both 27-inch and 32-inch sizes. There's also the 49-inch Odyssey [...] Read More... The post The Curvy Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor Launches Today appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Tries To Fix Pixel 4 Battery Life With June Feature Drop

Google just announced its third feature drop for the Pixel lineup, for June 2020. This new feature drop includes a few new features, but one big one that is aiming to help fix the horrible battery life on the Pixel 4 series. Google is debuting a new Adaptive Battery feature that is going to help [...] Read More... The post Google Tries To Fix Pixel 4 Battery Life With June Feature Drop appeared first on Android Headlines.

New Bedtime Tools Are Coming To Android's Digital Wellbeing

Google is announcing a number of new Bedtime Tools today, while expanding the functionality of its Digital Wellbeing suite of features. With the current ongoing situation, there has been a big jump in searches for "insomnia" and "can't sleep", so Google is here to help you get some better sleep with a few new features [...] Read More... The post New Bedtime Tools Are Coming To Android's Digital Wellbeing appeared first on Android Headlines.

Snag The RedMagic 5G In Hot Rod Red During Its Pre-Order Event

RedMagic is launching a brand-new red color of the RedMagic 5G called Hot Rod Red. And it is currently available for pre-order. Starting this morning at 5AM Pacific Standard Time, RedMagic kicked off the pre-order event for the Hot Rod Red model of the RedMagic 5G. The event will last for about a week. Ending [...] Read More... The post Snag The RedMagic 5G In Hot Rod Red During Its Pre-Order Event appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Kills Off The Android Chrome "Duet" Bottom Bar UI

Google is now apparently killing off its long-awaited Duet feature for Android Chrome. That's based on reports that the company has removed associated tags for Duet in the Beta variant of Chrome 84. Specifically, the company appears to have removed the "#enable-duet-tabstrip-integration" and "#enable-chrome-duet" flags. Those haven't been replaced. Users can force the flags to [...] Read More... The post Google Kills Off The Android Chrome "Duet" Bottom Bar UI appeared first on Android Headlines.

ZTE Patents Foldable Smartphone With Tri-fold Display

ZTE recently filed a patent for a foldable smartphone with clamshell-like design. As per the latest patent filed by the company, it seems to be working on yet another foldable smartphone. With the tri-fold display, the company is experimenting with a completely different approach. The renders from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) hints [...] Read More... The post ZTE Patents Foldable Smartphone With Tri-fold Display appeared first on Android Headlines.

The Wrong Wallpaper Could Send Your Android Smartphone Into A Bootloop

Over the years, we've seen some interesting and weird bugs that can cause your phone to be bricked or sent into a bootloop. And now we're seeing another. Evidently, if you set a specific wallpaper on your Android smartphone, it can soft-brick it – or send it into a bootloop. Ice Universe found it out, [...] Read More... The post The Wrong Wallpaper Could Send Your Android Smartphone Into A Bootloop appeared first on Android Headlines.

Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation into Twitter

On May 29 the Republican senator for Texas, Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation into the actions of Twitter as Axios reported. Cruz claims the company is violating U.S. sanctions with Iran and has demanded the company is investigated. This comes in the context of Twitter adding fact checks and a warning label to [...] Read More... The post Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation into Twitter appeared first on Android Headlines.

Splurge On this $10 Kasa Smart Plug Today

Now is the time to spoil yourself, and pick up a Kasa Smart Plug (or two), since they are only $10 today. These smart plugs are usually pretty cheap, coming in at $15, but today you can save 33% and get them for just $10. Of course, at this price, you are getting just a [...] Read More... The post Splurge On this $10 Kasa Smart Plug Today appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Just Postponed The Android 11 Beta Launch

Google was all set to launch the Android 11 beta this week, but in a short Tweet over the weekend, the company announced that it was postponed. The tweet was short and simple, "We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the [...] Read More... The post Google Just Postponed The Android 11 Beta Launch appeared first on Android Headlines.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Review – Not The "Budget" Phone You Were Expecting

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9s, recently sent to Android Headlines for review, is a stellar device with consideration for its cost. Priced at just over $200 and up to just shy of $250, the handset delivers above-par specs, just for starters. But that's been joined with other major improvements from the cameras to audio and software [...] Read More... The post Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Review – Not The "Budget" Phone You Were Expecting appeared first on Android Headlines.

This Is What The Power Menu Will Look Like In Android 11

The power menu is going to get a redesign in Android 11, and thanks to a support document that was found on Google's website, we know exactly what it's going to look like. The images below show what the UI is going to look like, when Android 11 rolls out to everyone. It's going to [...] Read More... The post This Is What The Power Menu Will Look Like In Android 11 appeared first on Android Headlines.

Pandora Kicks Off Pride Month With Qmunity Station Launch

June marks the beginning of Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community. And this year, Pandora is looking to the future of pride, and launching its Qmunity station. The station is live starting today, and Pandora users will be able to listen to and celebrate Pride however they want with the new Qmunity station. Pandora isn't [...] Read More... The post Pandora Kicks Off Pride Month With Qmunity Station Launch appeared first on Android Headlines.

5G Variant Of The Galaxy Z Flip Is Coming Without mmWave Support

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip launched back in February without 5G connectivity. Well, it seems like Samsung is preparing a 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, but it won't include mmWave support. This information comes from Max Weinbach, a well-known tipster. He claims that the device will arrive rather soon, in "5ish months". So, [...] Read More... The post 5G Variant Of The Galaxy Z Flip Is Coming Without mmWave Support appeared first on Android Headlines.

Vivo X50 Camera-Oriented Flagship Smartphones Are Now Official

Vivo has just announced three new smartphones, as part of its X50 series. All of those smartphones are camera-oriented, by the way. In addition to those, the company also announced new TWS earbuds which have been rumored lately. The devices Vivo announced today are the Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+. The company claims [...] Read More... The post Vivo X50 Camera-Oriented Flagship Smartphones Are Now Official appeared first on Android Headlines.

McLaren Confirms That OnePlus Partnership Is Over

McLaren has confirmed that its OnePlus partnership is over. The company issued a statement to Android Authority, saying that the partnership has reached "its scheduled conclusion recently". McLaren and OnePlus partnership is over after two years This explains why OnePlus has been removed from the list of McLaren partners, as reported recently. The two companies [...] Read More... The post McLaren Confirms That OnePlus Partnership Is Over appeared first on Android Headlines.

Save $150 On The iRobot Roomba 891 Robot Vacuum In This One-Day Sale

Amazon has a great sale going on right now for the iRobot Roomba 891, as part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day. Allowing you to pick it up for just $299. That is good for $150 off of its regular price, and also the first real discount we have sen on the iRobot [...] Read More... The post Save $150 On The iRobot Roomba 891 Robot Vacuum In This One-Day Sale appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Adds 'Close-Up Zoom' Mode To The Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera

The Galaxy S20 Ultra's 108-megapixel primary camera has been marred by autofocus issues ever since it was released. Some of those issues were hardware-limited and couldn't be fixed with software updates. Samsung has now released a workaround for such issues. The May 2020 update introduces a new "close-up zoom" mode to the device's camera, which lets you [...] Read More... The post Samsung Adds 'Close-Up Zoom' Mode To The Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Discontinue S Voice & Three Other Services

Samsung has chosen to discontinue four services as of June 1. These include the S Voice, Find My Car, Car Mode and Mirror Link as reported by TizenHelp. Samsung has previously announced the closing of these services back in April. However, this looks to be the first time Samsung has decided to discontinue as many [...] Read More... The post Samsung Discontinue S Voice & Three Other Services appeared first on Android Headlines.

Amazon Discontinues Echo Look, Encourages You To Recycle Yours

Amazon has taken the decision to no longer support the Echo Look camera as reported by The Verge. The Echo Look first came out in 2017 and was designed to give owners fashion advice whilst using AI. Amazon has announced that the Look will cease to function on July 24. However, Amazon has decided to [...] Read More... The post Amazon Discontinues Echo Look, Encourages You To Recycle Yours appeared first on Android Headlines.

Electronics Deals – June 1, 2020: iRobot, Amazon & More

Amazon has the iRobot Roomba 891 on sale today in its Gold Box Deal of the Day, allowing you to pick it up for just $299. This is a really great price for the Roomba 891, seeing as it is $200 off of its regular price. But keep in mind that this price is good [...] Read More... The post Electronics Deals – June 1, 2020: iRobot, Amazon & More appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Galaxy A01, Nokia C2 Tava & C5 Endi Come To Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless is expanding its affordable smartphones lineup in the US with three new models. The Samsung Galaxy A01, Nokia C2 Tava, and Nokia C5 Endi are all coming to the carrier's network. The Galaxy A01 and Nokia C2 Tava are, in fact, already available to buy through the Cricket Wireless online store, as well as [...] Read More... The post Samsung Galaxy A01, Nokia C2 Tava & C5 Endi Come To Cricket Wireless appeared first on Android Headlines.

Nokia Is Still Planning To Release A Foldable Smartphone: Report

According to a new report, Nokia is still planning to release a foldable smartphone. This information comes from Nokia anew, who is known for releasing Nokia-related information. Back in January, a report surfaced that Nokia is planning to announce a foldable smartphone by the end of 2020. Well, it seems like that information was accurate, [...] Read More... The post Nokia Is Still Planning To Release A Foldable Smartphone: Report appeared first on Android Headlines.

Affordable Premium Smartphones Are Gaining In Popularity: Report

Within a year after the Apple iPhone X launch in 2017, $1,000 for a flagship smartphone became a normal thing. A few smartphones have even launched well above the $1,000 mark. According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, this new phenomenon has inevitably helped create a popularity for affordable premium smartphones. The premium flagship [...] Read More... The post Affordable Premium Smartphones Are Gaining In Popularity: Report appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung To Expand Memory Chip Production With A New Facility

Samsung is looking to expand its NAND flash memory chip production capacity. The company is constructing a new production facility at Line 2 of its Pyeongtaek factory in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The construction of the new facility began last month. The South Korean giant hopes of making it operational by the second half of [...] Read More... The post Samsung To Expand Memory Chip Production With A New Facility appeared first on Android Headlines.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Will Become Official On June 11

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will become official on June 11. This information has been confirmed via Xiaomi's official Weibo page for its fitness trackers. This gadget has been leaking for a while now, and now we know when it's coming. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will become official in China. It will resemble its [...] Read More... The post Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Will Become Official On June 11 appeared first on Android Headlines.

Galaxy Note 20 May Include A Larger Battery Than Initially Reported

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may include a larger battery than initial reports suggested. According to a new piece of information, shared by SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 20 will include a 4,300mAh unit. The device was rumored to include a 4,000mAh battery not long ago. The Galaxy Note 20+, on the other hand, is expected [...] Read More... The post Galaxy Note 20 May Include A Larger Battery Than Initially Reported appeared first on Android Headlines.

Samsung Quietly Launches Exynos 850, A New 8nm Mobile SoC

Samsung has quietly launched a new Exynos processor for smartphones. The new Exynos 850 (S5E3830) is an 8nm chipset seemingly designed for budget smartphones. The company did not announce the launch of this SoC but has published a product page for it (via Sleepy Kuma on Twitter). According to the specifications listed on the product page, [...] Read More... The post Samsung Quietly Launches Exynos 850, A New 8nm Mobile SoC appeared first on Android Headlines.

OnePlus 7 & 7T Series Beta Updates Bring New Clock Styles & Fixes: Download

OnePlus has started pushing out new beta updates to the OnePlus 7 and 7T series with new ambient display clock styles recently. In addition to that, a new security patch has been added, and various fixes. All those updates are now available to download, read on. Changelogs for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series are [...] Read More... The post OnePlus 7 & 7T Series Beta Updates Bring New Clock Styles & Fixes: Download appeared first on Android Headlines.

OnePlus Details Upcoming OnePlus 8 Series Camera Improvements

The OnePlus 8 series will keep getting camera updates which are aiming to bring improvements to the table. The company vowed to improve the camera in a number of ways during the last Open Ears Forum. The company was forced to host this Open Ears Forum online, due to the current health crisis around the [...] Read More... The post OnePlus Details Upcoming OnePlus 8 Series Camera Improvements appeared first on Android Headlines.

Snapdragon 875 Might Feature ARM's New Cortex-X1 Super Core

Qualcomm's next-gen flagship mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 875, might feature ARM's newly announced Cortex-X1 super core as well as the Cortex-A78 CPU architecture. The new chipset will reportedly come with a "1+3+4" triple cluster CPU core architecture consisting 0f one high-performance Cortex-X1 super core, three Cortex-A78 cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The ARM Cortex-X1 [...] Read More... The post Snapdragon 875 Might Feature ARM's New Cortex-X1 Super Core appeared first on Android Headl[..]

App Review: SOTKA

It's nearing the Summer and with that people all over the globe are either starting or have already been working at getting into better shape. If you're just now starting down this path, then it would be worth your time to weigh out your options in terms of what tools you'll use to help you [...] Read More... The post App Review: SOTKA appeared first on Android Headlines.

Audio Is Cutting Out For Some Pixel Buds Owners

Reports have started to pop up from some owners of the Pixel Buds that audio has been cutting out from time to time. Based on reports from both the Google Support Forums and on Reddit, the issue is persisting in much the same way for all users that are experiencing it. Which is that audio [...] Read More... The post Audio Is Cutting Out For Some Pixel Buds Owners appeared first on Android Headlines.

KartRider Rush+ Races Past 10 Million Global Downloads

Recently KartRider Rush+ whizzed past a global downloads number of 10 million players. Keep in mind this is the download number a mere few weeks after the game was released on May 12. To put things into perspective, KartRider Rush+ smashed its pre-registration goal of 3 million players. That happened back on April 24. Just [...] Read More... The post KartRider Rush+ Races Past 10 Million Global Downloads appeared first on Android Headlines.

Series Veteran 'Sektor' May Be Headed For Mortal Kombat 11 As DLC

A new leak with some minor details about Mortal Kombat 11 suggests that Sektor may be coming to the game as a DLC character. Sektor has been in the Mortal Kombat series since Mortal Kombat 3, when he first appeared, and with more than a few classic characters having already shown up in 11, it [...] Read More... The post Series Veteran 'Sektor' May Be Headed For Mortal Kombat 11 As DLC appeared first on Android Headlines.

Here Is How Gaming On Sony Xperia 1 II Is Possible Without Using Battery

Sony will be shipping its flagship Xperia 1 II in the US starting July 24th. Apart from the top-notch specifications, the device also gets some exclusive camera-centric features. It even includes a new gaming feature to make the battery last longer than usual. The performance of smartphones has improved considerably over the past couple of [...] Read More... The post Here Is How Gaming On Sony Xperia 1 II Is Possible Without Using Battery appeared first on Android Headlines.