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Chromebooks are finally getting a much-needed video player redesign

Chromebooks have always had a basic video player that's never been particularly intuitive to use. Google has seemingly finally realized this fact and is introducing a very welcome redesign. According to Android Police, Google is testing an improved video player design that features floating controls that are far easier to understand and use, especially on touch...

Amazon Android app just got redesigned with new bottom bar navigation

If you regularly use the Amazon Android app, you’ve probably noticed that it’s… not great. People have long complained about the app’s design, but thankfully important changes have been introduced that improve the overall experience. Amazon has apparently released an update to its Android app (via Droid-Life) that introduces a bottom navigation bar. The bar includes...

LG will reportedly announce closure of smartphone business on April 5

LG has struggled to maintain prominence in the competitive mobile market. As a result, the company is reportedly preparing to announce that it will shutter its smartphone business. According to The Korea Times, LG will announce that it will pull out of the smartphone market on April 5 after failing to turn a profit these past...

Android’s recents panel adds helpful translate suggestions on Pixel phones

Google appears to be rolling out a translate button in the recent apps panel on Pixel devices, making it easy to quickly translate text. The button has appeared for some on the latest Android 12 Developer Preview, although it’s likely this feature isn't actually tied to Android 12 but rather a server-side flag set by...

Microsoft Surface Headphones drop to $106 in this sale on Woot

Microsoft’s first Surface Headphones are being offered at a great price for just one day, so you better jump on it now before it’s too late. The company’s premium wireless headphones launched for $249, but today’s deal at Woot drops the price to just $106 — that’s over 50 percent off. Since the Surface Headphones...

Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S9 receive updates with April 2021 security patches

Another month is in the books which means it’s time for a new Android security patch update. Unsurprisingly, Samsung is leading the race, as the company has already delivered the April 2021 security patches to a bunch of Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S10, and more....

Motorola One Hyper and LG G7 One receive stable Android 11 update

Ever since Google rolled out the first stable Android 11 build for its Pixel devices back in September last year, several OEMs have followed suit and released the update to some of their flagship and mid-range devices. However, there are still many devices for which the update hasn’t rolled out yet — particularly some legacy...

Suunto 7 gets a big update with sleep tracking and turn-by-turn navigation

The Suunto 7 is getting a major software update that adds a number of new features and improvements to the WearOS-powered smartwatch. Out of the box, the Suunto 7 lacked many capabilities that are deemed absolutely essential for a smartwatch. But this new update will finally bring the smartwatch in parity with the competition. One of...

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 11.2.2.2 with March 2021 patches and bug fixes

The OnePlus 9 series was announced barely over a week ago, but the regular and the "Pro" models are already receiving another update. This is one of the reasons why Android enthusiasts like OnePlus devices so much. The latest update brings the phone duo to OxygenOS version 11.2.2.2. The changelog includes a number of fixes...

Realme UI 2.0 Open Beta now available for Realme C3 and Realme Narzo 10A

After launching Realme UI 2.0 Open Beta for Realme 6 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro, and Realme 7 last month, Realme has now opened up its Android 11 Early Access program for two new devices: Realme C3 and Realme Narzo 10A. Realme C3 XDA Forums Realme is inviting Realme C3 and Realme Narzo 10A owners in India to...

iOS 14.5 update will recalibrate battery health reporting on the iPhone 11 series

Apple's next big update for its iPhones, iOS 14.5 or iOS 15 as it ends up being called, is expected to arrive later this year. While most of the attention will be on new features like new emojis and shortcut actions, controller support, and more, the update will also bring along a fairly substantial fix...

Realme 8 Pro update brings April 2021 security patches, 960fps Slow-mo video, camera improvements

Realme launched the Realme 8 and the 8 Pro last week along with a couple of IoT products. The major highlight of the superior model, i.e., the Realme 8 Pro, is its 108MP camera, and the company has been on its toes to improve the camera performance on the smartphone. The Realme 8 Pro is...