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[Update: Reno 4 too] OPPO unveils Reno4 Pro global variant with a curved 90Hz Super AMOLED display, 65W charging, and Snapdragon 720G

OPPO introduced the Reno series last year with a higher mid-range and an affordable flagship — the Reno and the Reno 10X Zoom editions. The first-gen Reno devices were succeeded shortly with the Reno2 series, which was then succeeded by the Reno3 series powered by MediaTek's Dimensity chipsets in December 2019. While the outbreak of...

Android’s Nearby Share shows up Windows via Google Chrome, but it’s not working just yet

Google's alternative to Apple's AirDrop sharing feature, called Nearby Share, started rolling out to some users in a Google Play Services beta late last month. Shortly thereafter, Google started rolling out Nearby Share support to Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users to start sharing files with nearby devices by enabling a couple of experimental flags. Now,...

Redmi K30 Ultra spotted at TENAA with 6.67″ display, 4400mAh battery

Earlier this month, we revealed the existence of another smartphone in Xiaomi's Redmi K30 lineup. This device was spotted with the codename cezanne and the branding of Redmi K30 Ultra, indicating that it would be somewhat of an extension of what we have already seen in the existing lineup. Now, a new Xiaomi device has...

Telegram tests floating chat head bubbles for messages

Telegram for Android appears to be testing chat head bubbles for messages. The feature, which is buried in beta version 6.3.0 of the app, allows users to keep conversations at the forefront of their device in the form of a bubble. This adds convenience if you frequently talk to a certain friend or family member. The...

Google teases August 3rd as the Pixel 4a launch date

We know the Google Pixel 4a exists. After all, Google once again couldn't prevent the phone from leaking in its entirety. However, we expected the phone to launch back in May at Google I/O 2020, which was canceled. Then we expected it to launch in June at the Android 11 Beta Launch Show...which was also...

Google Camera 7.5 corroborates Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, hints at Audio Zoom, expanded Social Share, and more

The latest version of the Google Camera app for Google Pixel smartphones, version 7.5, started rolling out last night. We decompiled the APK to see if we could find any clues about upcoming Pixel camera features, and we found a few noteworthy features. We also discovered more evidence that there won't be a Pixel 5...

Google Assistant-enabled Smart Displays can now play some games

Google Assistant-enabled Smart Displays are great for watching YouTube videos, checking the weather, viewing photos of family and friends, and most recently, watching Netflix. Starting today, these devices also make for a great party distraction thanks to the addition of games. Google announced today on its official blog that devices like the Nest Hub and Nest...

Google Chrome for Android is adding biometric authentication for payments and touch-to-fill for passwords

Google Chrome rolled out support for Windows Hello biometric authentication for payments earlier this year, allowing users with Windows Hello capable devices to authenticate payments on the browser with their face or fingerprint. Earlier this month, we learned that Google was working to bring a similar feature to Chrome for Android which would allow users...

Report: Huawei overtook Samsung in Q2 2020 to become the #1 smartphone vendor

The Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), which both the Huawei and Honor smartphone brands are part of, has achieved incredible growth in the last few years. The Chinese technology giant is a major player in not only its home market of China but also in certain markets in Europe and other parts of Asia. The...

HMD Global’s first 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, is coming to the US this fall

The Nokia 8.3 5G was announced a few months back as HMD Global's highest-end smartphone in 2020 so far (although there are rumors floating around of a Nokia 9.3 PureView in the works, so this could very well change soon). The Nokia 8.3 5G is also the company's first, and so far only, 5G-enabled smartphone....

HMS Core 5.0 introduces an AR Engine, Computer Graphics Kit, Accelerate Kit and more improvements

Huawei Mobile Services, or HMS, is Huawei’s alternative to GMS, and it similarly consists of user-facing applications as well as core background services. HMS provides an experience that is consistent across devices and independent of the platform version. The HMS ecosystem is comprised of HMS Apps, the HMS Core, and the HMS Capabilities that the...

Selpic P1 – A portable handheld printer with limited uses

Have you ever wanted a portable printer? I'll be honest, I don't think the thought ever really crossed my mind before. What would I use a portable printer for? Turns out there's actually quite a lot of uses for a portable handheld printer, which I realized after I received the Selpic P1 for review earlier...