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Android 12L on Pixel devices: Let the mess commence!

Android 12L on Pixel devices: Let the mess commence!

Android 12L was revealed this week by Google, and with it, a look at the future of larger-screen Android UI. Google effectively suggested that their insight into the future of mobile devices indicates a need for more of a focus on large-screen devices. Today we're taking a peek at what Google's software "Android 12L" will mean for Google Pixel hardware.

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Final Fantasy V gameplay makes it the most exciting Pixel Remaster for me yet

Final Fantasy V gameplay makes it the most exciting Pixel Remaster for me yet

Yesterday, Square Enix announced the release date for the Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster. While we didn't get a trailer showing off the game or its gameplay to go along with this announcement, Final Fantasy V is a known quantity by now, and we know what to expect. Even though the original SNES game never made it Stateside, Final Fantasy V eventually came to the US thanks to remakes and compilations on other platforms. With Final Fantasy VI's Pixel Remaster still some time off, Final Fantasy V might be the most exciting re-release to date, thanks in large part to its gameplay.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: Eyes on November 2, 9, and 30

Shiny Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: Eyes on November 2, 9, and 30

Right here and now, we're taking a peek at the most important Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours of the month of November 2021. Before we drop in on November, it's important to note that the bonuses we're seeking already exist in the game until the end of October. We're talking about 2x Transfer Candy and 2x Catch Candy, of course.

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Android apps on Chrome OS will soon behave better with Compatibility mode

Android apps on Chrome OS will soon behave better with Compatibility mode

Although it isn't exactly the one Google OS to rule them all, Chrome OS has long been able to run both of Google's preferred platforms and then some. It did take a while before it could properly handle Android apps and, even then, there are still a lot of rough edges thanks to the wide variety and quality of those apps. Years after there have been tablets, many Android apps still live in a phone-only world, but that's, fortunately, changing with Google's latest push for big-screen Android devices and, of course, Chromebooks.

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Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster release date revealed for Steam and mobile

Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster release date revealed for Steam and mobile

Throughout the latter half of this year, Square Enix has been releasing Pixel Remasters for the first six Final Fantasy games. Square Enix started things off with a bang, releasing the Pixel Remasters for Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III all at the same time this past summer. Final Fantasy IV followed several weeks after, and now we know when Final Fantasy V will be launching.

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Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Google just revealed a new version of Android called Android 12L, with an eye for large displays. They've delivered a message that on one hand says Android 12L is "a special feature drop", and on the other says Android 12L is "an OS optimized for large screens." Google also suggests that Android 12L "refines the system UI" of Android 12, making Android 12 ready for the future of the next wave of large screen and transforming screen devices.

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Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

There's a change going on in social networking apps with Android 12, starting with Pixel 6. This device - and the Pixel 6 Pro - are both ready to roll with multi-camera use in social networking apps that are ready to implement the change. The change comes in the newest camera API with Android 12, but it doesn't necessarily work with every single device that can currently run Android 12.

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Shiny Darkrai Raid counters for Pokemon GO, and a Sludge Bomb!

Shiny Darkrai Raid counters for Pokemon GO, and a Sludge Bomb!

Today we're battling Darkrai in Pokemon GO during this monster's Raid Hour, starting at 6PM local time. If you have the opportunity to drop in on a Darkrai raid, you're going to want to know which Pokemon to take along to do your best in battle. And yes, there is a Shiny Darkrai in the game right now - if you win, you could potentially encounter a Shiny Darkrai.

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WhatsApp now allows chat transfer from iPhone to some Android devices

WhatsApp now allows chat transfer from iPhone to some Android devices

There are many reasons why people frequently get anxious when it comes to moving to a new smartphone. While new smartphones offer improved performance and new features, getting all your data from your old devices to the new device can be a daunting task. For those who make heavy use of WhatsApp for business and in their personal life, the thought of not having their chat history can be a dealbreaker.

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Honor 50 and 50 Lite launch globally with Google Play inside

Honor 50 and 50 Lite launch globally with Google Play inside

There was a point in time when Huawei seemed poised to take over as the world's number one smartphone vendor and, with it, its sub-brand Honor. Almost like a distant past, Huawei's fall from grace threatened to also take Honor down with it, but not before the two decided to part ways for the latter's benefit. While Honor's fate still hangs in the balance, it is pushing through with its own business, launching the Honor 50 that brings Google back to its fold.

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Google Pixel 6 Review

Google Pixel 6 Review

Our Google Pixel 6 Review is separate from that of the 6 Pro because they are two very different devices. Different not in their presentation of Android - there they're quite similar. Different in some of the most essential game-changing points of the smartphone experience. The Google Pixel 6 represents the strong bones of ideal Android 12 smartphone as envisioned by Google - it's more than just essential, and less than extravagant.

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Xperia PRO-I and Vlog Monitor put the focus on videographers

Xperia PRO-I and Vlog Monitor put the focus on videographers

True to an earlier leak, Sony has unveiled not only a new Xperia phone but also an ecosystem of software and accessories that has a specific market segment in its crosshair. The Xperia PRO-I, a capital I for "Imaging" and not the Roman numeral, has been groomed to appeal to the growing number of "pro" vloggers and amateur videographers proliferating on the Internet these days. It is, of course, also a solid high-end smartphone for 2021 and thankfully doesn't have a mind-blowing price tag like its predecessor earlier this year.

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