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Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central Samsung and Apple dominate phone sales charts in North America, but that’s not the case in other global markets. For instance, Samsung has less than a 1% market share in China, with the South Korean ...

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Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central What you need to know OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It includes a few improvements to the battery life and charging speed ...

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Cyber Monday Samsung Galaxy S21, Plus, and Ultra deals

The Galaxy S21 series is still a great choice if you’re looking to pick up a flagship phone. The standard Galaxy S21 debuted at $800 as Samsung switched to a plastic back, and the move paid off for the brand. ...

Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen protectors 2021

Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen protectors Android Central 2021 Although there’s an all-new PET film and IPX8 water resistance on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, you can never be too careful. Samsung even upgraded the Cover Screen, ...

Fairphone 4 gets a perfect repairability score in iFixit's teardown

Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central What you need to know The Fairphone 4 has received a top mark on iFixit’s repairability standard. iFixit commended the phone’s modular design and easily accessible spare parts. The perfect score, however, doesn’t mean ...

A year-old flagship might just give you the best bang for your buck

Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central Flagship smartphones are often where all the hype is in any given release cycle. Yet, in recent years the costs of the super-high-end handsets has advanced far north of the $1,000 mark. If you’re ...

Pete Lau confirms the OnePlus 10 will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Source: @OnLeaks / Zouton What you need to know The upcoming OnePlus 10 series will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor. Pete Lau made the announcement shortly after the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was unveiled. OnePlus could introduce its ...

Stable One UI 4 (Android 12) update starts rolling out to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3

Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central What you need to know Samsung’s latest foldables have started receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4 update. It could still take a few weeks for the stable update to become widely available. Samsung ...

Put your SIM in an unlocked OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro with $270 off at Best Buy

OnePlus makes some of the best Android phones you can stick your SIM in with low prices on unlocked phones that work great on T-Mobile’s huge 5G network. The OnePlus 9 is $130 off to just $600 at Best ...

The time has come for Wear OS to shine, Google did something right with Samsung

Source: Ara Wagoner / Android Central The best decision Google made was partnering with Samsung on Wear OS, a much-needed move for the operating system that many people complained about, experts say. However, they have mixed thoughts on why Samsung ...

This Quest 2 deal is $100 cheaper than its Black Friday price, with a catch

It’s no secret that the Oculus Quest 2 — or Meta Quest 2 as it’s now called — was the top-selling video game item on Black Friday and is now the best-selling VR headset of all time. But good things ...

Best Android smartwatch 2021

Right now, the best smartwatch for Android users is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. While you’ll have the best experience when you pair it with a Samsung phone, it runs well on all the best Android phones. It also has ...

Amazon's Alexa Together is now available with up to a year of free service

Source: Amazon Update, Dec 7 (6:45 p.m. ET): Alexa Together is now available What you need to know Amazon launches Alexa Together, a new version of Alexa Care Hub. Alexa Together has many of the same features as Care Hub, ...

Google Pixel Buds A-Series pick up some new tricks with the latest update

Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central What you need to know Google is rolling out a new update for Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds. The update allows users to customize their audio for improved bass. The Pixel Buds A-Series will now ...

Uber app adds audio recording, warns you if your driver goes off-route

Source: Uber What you need to know Uber will allow passengers or drivers to record encrypted audio of their trip through the app. Audio recording is currently only available in three U.S. cities — Kansas City, Louisville, and Raleigh-Durham — ...

The AWS outage that took down Ring, Alexa, and Disney+ is slowly ending

Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central What you need to know Amazon Web Services, known as AWS, is experiencing an outage. The outage started spiking around 11:20 am Eastern Time. Ring, Alexa, iRobot, Disney+, Venmo, Prime Video, Prime Music, and ...

Best Android tablet 2021

The best Android tablet available right now is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. It has a big screen, high-end specs, tons of features, a stylus, and support for a full keyboard. But, of course, it’s pricey and not the right ...

Free Pixel Buds and a $200 gift card at Visible when you buy a Pixel 6

Visible thinks it’s the best carrier for the new Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro and it may just be right with this impressive holiday deal. Visible is offering those that switch to the carrier and buy or finance ...

Last chance deals to save big on the top smartwatches

Black Friday is over, and so is Cyber Monday, but lucky for you, we have been scouring the web to find you straggler deals on the best Android smartwatches and top fitness trackers. There are sales on some of the ...

How to use the SpO2 sensor and watch face on your Fitbit smartwatch

Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central If you’re a wearable enthusiast, you’re probably aware that more and more smartwatches can measure blood oxygen these days. Two popular Fitbit smartwatches that offer this feature are the Versa 3 and the Sense. ...

Get the OG Samsung wireless charging pad at 30% off

Did you buy a new Samsung phone this holiday season? If you did, congrats! Check whether your Samsung phone supports wireless charging. The best charging accessory for a Samsung phone is always a first-party option. This is because Samsung uses ...

Samsung needs to bring back its iPod competitor

Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central I’ve had a lot of Android devices over the years. Among all the phones and tablets and TV boxes though, my favorite is the lowly Samsung Galaxy Player. I got more mileage out of ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra leak reveals an iPad Pro rival with a notch

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The Senate confirms Jessica Rosenworcel as the first female FCC chair

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Amazon is turning its Fire TV devices into the ultimate smart home displays

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If you want to get your hands on the best Android phone in 2021, the Google Pixel 6 is the best option right now. It’s a device that delivers all of the high-end specs and features you could ask for ...

These 17 Cyber Monday Android phone deals are still live — but won't be for long

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Best wireless earbuds 2021

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Facebook's Portal smart displays drops to its lowest price with a $100 saving

The holiday season means its time to connect with family and friends, even if you can’t physically travel to see them in person. It’s why the best smart displays have become so indispensable, as it’s easier than ever to tell ...

Best Wi-Fi 6 routers 2021

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Google TV rolls out a highly requested feature only to delay another

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[Update: Fixed] Rocket League Sideswipe crashing issue affects Pixel 6 and some Android 12 devices

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You can now preview widgets when customizing Android 12’s homescreen with Dynamic Color

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Some ‘loyal’ YouTube TV subscribers are getting a small discount on their next bill

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Google Stadia is now available for LG WebOS Smart TVs

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