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Android 11 Developer Preview Is Now Officially Available for Pixel Phones

Android 11 Developer Preview Is Now Officially Available for Pixel Phones

Google has released Android 11 first Developer Preview. Android 11 arrives with new features, enhanced security, conversations section for notification and features that take advantage of 5G. This time around Google has released the first preview early in the year, perhaps this is so that developers get more time to check out the preview before Google moves to the final version.

Images of TCL’s Upcoming Phone with Slide-Out Screen Leaked

Images of TCL’s Upcoming Phone with Slide-Out Screen Leaked

Smartphone manufacturers are coming up with new designs and form factors almost every day. Samsung is striving hard to make foldable displays mainstream while others like Oppo are experimenting with various arrangements for the selfie camera. Now a render of TCL device shows off a slide-out screen.

Microsoft Surface Duo Spotted in Action, Features Front-Facing Flash

Microsoft Surface Duo Spotted in Action, Features Front-Facing Flash

Smartphones with foldable displays seem to be the rage these days. Samsung has already launched the Galaxy Fold and is expected to soon launch the Galaxy Z Flip. Meanwhile, nothing much happened with Microsoft after it retired Windows phone. Now the company is prepping a folding phone with a robust foldable display.

Netflix Android App Is Now Streaming AV1 Codec for Select Titles

Netflix Android App Is Now Streaming AV1 Codec for Select Titles

AV1 is the latest video codec that offers a slew of advantages over Android’s VP9 standard. Most importantly VP9 offers nearly 30% better compression without any loss in quality. Now Netflix has announced that it will offer AV1 natively on Android devices.

Nubia’s Upcoming Android Phone Will Feature 80W Fast Charging

Nubia’s Upcoming Android Phone Will Feature 80W Fast Charging

In the recent past, Android phone manufacturers are competing with each other when it comes to superior fast charging support. Now Nubia is seemingly working on an Android phone that supports up to 80W fast charging.

New Android Phones in Turkey Will No Longer Come with Google Services

New Android Phones in Turkey Will No Longer Come with Google Services

Google was fined $17.4 million in September last year by the Turkish authority. The authorities found that Google had violated competition law and had given six months to make the changes. Interestingly Google has now informed its Turkish partners that they will not be able to work with them.

Google Starts Rolling out RCS Messaging in the U.S

Google Starts Rolling out RCS Messaging in the U.S

Google is all set to offer RCS or Rich Communication Services in the U.S. The new service is expected to replace traditional text messaging and bring new features to the table. Google has designed the standard while carriers can handle the deployment. Google will deploy RCS in the U.S from today.

Upcoming 2019 Moto Razr Spotted on FCC Listing

Upcoming 2019 Moto Razr Spotted on FCC Listing

Yesteryears iconic Razr has been leaked yet again. The 2019 Motorola Razr leak comes close to the heels of the official launch. This time around the Moto Razr was spotted on FCC listing. The listing is accompanied by photographs of the phone from various angles. In other words, the listing gives a fair idea of how the Moto Razr will look.

First Major Android 10 Patch Addresses Pixel Gesture Issues, Slays Bugs

First Major Android 10 Patch Addresses Pixel Gesture Issues, Slays Bugs

Android 10 has already been treated to a minor update. The patch is the first major Android 10 update and is available for all Pixel devices. The update arrives with improvement in gesture navigation and slays several bugs including the infamous Pixel gesture issue.

Nokia Tops the List When It Comes to Smartphone Software and Security Updates

Nokia Tops the List When It Comes to Smartphone Software and Security Updates

Android has always received flak for not offering timely updates to a majority of its devices. Most of us don’t realize that manufacturers have to put in extra efforts in order to release the update. And some of the devices won’t even receive a single major Android update in their lifetime. Counterpoint has released a report that shows the frequency of updates by different manufacturers.