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Surface Duo Android 11 update is still coming this year

Surface Duo Android 11 update is still coming this year

Microsoft just announced the Surface Duo 2, and it is clearly what the first Surface Duo should have been the very first time around. It has hardware made for the year it was launched, pulling very few punches this time. Its launch, however, might have caused some of the owners of the first-gen dual-screen device concern over software support, and Microsoft is putting those fears to rest with the promise of an Android 11 before the year is over.

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Pixel 6 Pro Camera app reveals upcoming features

Pixel 6 Pro Camera app reveals upcoming features

Google's Pixel phones have never had the best camera hardware in the market, but Google proved its photography prowess by compensating for it with advanced algorithms and AI. After many generations, Google is seemingly ready to upgrade its imaging sensors while still relying on software to make up for what hardware might lack. Google is, of course, still mum on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's camera features, but a teardown of the Camera app, fortunately, provides hints of what's to come.

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Galaxy S21 FE production might be in better shape now

Galaxy S21 FE production might be in better shape now

Companies that regularly make consumer products, especially consumer electronics, often try to hit a certain window of time for launching new products. This window is determined by multiple factors, including market "seasons," pacing with other products from the same company, and competitors' schedules. Missing that window of opportunity can send ripples that affect not only the company's profits but also those of its partners, especially manufacturers. That's why it's critical for Samsung to get the Galaxy S21 FE out stat, which will hopefully be easier now that it has reportedly addressed its production problems.

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Google Assistant Driving Mode gets major update with Android Auto

Google Assistant Driving Mode gets major update with Android Auto

Google revealed a set of updates to the Android Auto experience this week with Google Assistant, car displays, and Google apps built-in services. Google Assistant driving mode on Android phones was given a new dashboard this week with the keyword phrase "Hey Google, let's drive." This new mode will deliver "glanceable, tappable cards" for ease of use while driving - with special emphasis on music with Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, Podcast Addict, JioSaavn, Audible, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, and others in the mix.

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Android gets a slew of updates spanning Photos, Assistant, and Gboard

Android gets a slew of updates spanning Photos, Assistant, and Gboard

Today, Google announced a wide array of updates for Android that covers several different apps and services. From accessibility and Assistant to Photos and even something for Google TV, these new updates not only add new features but, in some cases, they're bringing functionality that was at one point exclusive to Pixel over to other Android smartphones.

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Pokemon GO Furfrou Fashion Forms and trade trick

Pokemon GO Furfrou Fashion Forms and trade trick

Furfrou is taking over the minds of Pokemon GO players this week with what we're calling Fashion Form Madness! When you can't figure out how to "Catch Em All" in any Pokemon game, you feel the madness. When you don't know all the tricks of the trade with Furfrou in Pokemon GO, you go completely off your rocker with Brain Scramblies!

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Galaxy S22 leak tips the best of both worlds – so long as it’s flat

Galaxy S22 leak tips the best of both worlds – so long as it’s flat

Samsung's delivery of foldable displays to the industry changed the way their mobile device lineup does business. Now, courtesy of a collection of devices that are capable of using the S Pen, there's really no need to have a single device whose most major feature is said stylus. Instead, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S22, the Galaxy Note dies, and the S Pen lives again.

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Latest Pokemon Unite balance patch serves up a ton of changes

Latest Pokemon Unite balance patch serves up a ton of changes

Pokemon Unite launched on mobile devices today, and it brought a lot with it. In addition to pre-registration freebies that are available to all players, Tencent has also shipped a relatively large balance patch for the game. The balance patch changes nearly all of the Pokemon in the game, with some getting significant changes and others getting small ones.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8, X WiFi, Go 3, Duo 2, Laptop Studio prices and configurations

Microsoft Surface Pro 8, X WiFi, Go 3, Duo 2, Laptop Studio prices and configurations

Today Microsoft revealed prices and release dates for their newest Surface Pro, Go, Duo, and Laptop Studio devices. This includes everything, from the Microsoft Duo 2 with Android to the Surface Laptop Studio - the most extravagant Microsoft Surface laptop-sized device yet produced. Most of these devices will be released on October 4, 2021 - the Surface Duo 2 will arrive on October 20, 2021.

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Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

As promised, today Pokemon Unite finally made its way to iOS and Android devices. While Tencent's Pokemon-themed MOBA game launched on Switch over the summer, the mobile version of the game lagged behind by a few months. Today that all changed, and Pokemon Unite is bringing some freebies along with it for this mobile launch - freebies that anyone can claim, whether they're new or they've been playing on Switch since day one.

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Pokemon GO Fashion Challenge trainers: Why?

Pokemon GO Fashion Challenge trainers: Why?

Fashionable Trainers are appearing at Pokestops during Fashion Week 2021 in Pokemon GO. You'll need to challenge a few of them to complete your Event-exclusive Timed Research for Fashion Week (September 21 through the 28th), but outside of those requirements, is there another reason why you'd want to go out of your way to challenge these game-controlled opponents? They're not like Team GO Rocket, they won't allow you to catch any Shadow Pokemon, so what's up?

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Surface Duo 2 gives Android clamshell 5G and a big spec boost

Surface Duo 2 gives Android clamshell 5G and a big spec boost

Microsoft isn't giving up on dual-screen Android, with the Surface Duo 2 taking a second shot at the clamshell tablet. Now packing a 5G connection, and a more potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Surface Duo 2 promises a more usable, flexible upgrade to the original Surface Duo.

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