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Google Play Movies adds its first Dolby Vision HDR titles

Earlier this year, Google announced support for HDR content on Google Play Movies & TV. The company specifically mentioned HDR10+, but we knew it was preparing to support Dolby Vision HDR as well. Today, we're seeing a batch of Dolby Vision HDR titles available on the platform. Joker and A Simple Favor are the first two...

Netflix adds the OPPO Reno3, some Sony Xperia phones, and the unannounced Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite to its HD/HDR supported list

The regular Android community started to care about Google’s Widevine DRM when they discovered the connection between the DRM level and HD playback capability in streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Having Widevine L1 status is indeed a mandatory requirement, but it doesn't necessarily ensure the ability to play Netflix content in HD,...

Google is testing HDR photography for Camera Go on budget Android Go smartphones

Google Camera Go is a watered-down version of the Pixel's Google Camera app. The app was released on the Nokia 1.3, an Android Go smartphone, and we recently went hands-on with the apk to see what the app can do. While the app itself is barebones, what excites us is the sheer potential it has...

How the Iris 5 chip from Pixelworks can improve the visual experience of Android smartphones

Smartphone screens continue to improve in visual quality every year in typical ways like color accuracy, color gamut, and brightness. However, we've come to a point where many of the technical advancements in even the top-tier displays are now imperceptible or unnoticed. Panel vendors and OEMs are constantly trying to come up with new ways,...

Netflix officially adds dozens of Samsung Galaxy phones to the list of HD and HDR supported devices

Samsung has unleashed a bunch of new devices on the tech world in recent weeks. The Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip are in the hands of users around the world. One of the things people love to do on phones with big, beautiful displays is watch Netflix. In order to support playing Netflix...

Google Play Movies & TV is getting support for HDR10+ content

Google offers services in almost all branches of the tech industry. One of them is streaming, in which Google offers its service via Google Play Movies & TV. This app is used for renting and/or buying digital streaming content like movies and TV shows. Traditionally, this content has been available in SD and HD qualities....

Netflix certifies new Android devices for HD and HDR10 video playback, including the Pixel 4

The last few weeks have been a veritable cornucopia of leaks and rumors regarding the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. It's almost impossible to list everything we know in each article. Last week alone, we saw multiple high production value hands-on videos from Vietnam, the Google Camera app leaked, the Face Unlock process was...

Google Pixel 3 seems to now support Netflix HDR video

Your Netflix subscription may allow you to stream high-quality, HDR content, but streaming HDR video on your phone isn't that easy. In this day and age, you don't need a recent TV in order to be able to enjoy HDR content, as displays in most modern mobile devices are perfectly capable of HDR playback. While...

Asus ZenFone 5Z update adds Lift to Face Unlock, RAW capture, & EIS/OIS auto switch

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is one of the many cheap Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones available on the market today. It's being hailed as a OnePlus 6 competitor, not just in price, but in performance as well. The company is supporting it well enough so far, and an update has come out which offers a huge...

Google Pixel 3/3 XL may have updated Visual Core chip & supports “Super Selfies”

The camera is a big part of what makes the Pixel phones so popular. We've already seen the Pixel 3 XL a many, many, many times, but earlier this week we saw some camera samples. A few of those samples showed off the front-facing camera. Today, we're learning a little more about the front-facing cameras on...

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 5.1.11 with display flicker fix and improved HDR mode

The OnePlus 6 is one of the best 2018 flagships so far. It's fast, will be one of the first phones to get Android Pie, and, so far, it is well supported by the company that released it. OxygenOS 5.1.11 is here and it promises a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and camera improvements. These...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S4, LG G7/V35 now support Netflix HDR

One of the best features of the Netflix app for Android is High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR expands the contrast and color range. You get a wider range of colors and more contrast, which makes videos look more like they were intended. Several Android devices include HDR support for Netflix. The newly announced Samsung Galaxy...