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Canceled Nokia 400 Android feature phone appears in hands-on video

Canceled Nokia 400 Android feature phone appears in hands-on video

Android can be found almost anywhere, especially in unofficial ports and sometimes strange places. It's still primarily an operating designed for smartphones, particularly ones that have a minimum set of hardware capabilities to be considered "smart." There was a time, however, when it seemed that Google was working on bringing Android further down the mobile food chain, running on something that's considered a "feature phone" by today's standards. That never came to pass, but a new video shows what could have been had the Nokia 400 launched with Android for Feature Phones running inside.

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Realme MagDart magnetic wireless charging leaks before official debut

Realme MagDart magnetic wireless charging leaks before official debut

Some might not like to admit it, but Apple has always been a trendsetter, whether it actually creates new technologies or builds up existing ones. It was actually late to the wireless charging train, but its adoption provided a much-needed mark of confidence for the technology. Now it is pushing wireless charging further by utilizing its expertise in magnets to make a simple but important change, a change that has inspired Realme to push its own MagDart system to keep phones from slipping off chargers and vice versa.

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Pokemon GO distance changes: What’s changed, is this forever?

Pokemon GO distance changes: What’s changed, is this forever?

Niantic is facing a bit of backlash from Pokemon GO gamers who are not pleased to find changes in the game this week. Per Niantic, they intended to "remove or change some of the bonuses introduced last year," and would not be starting this rolling set of changes until the end of July 2021. Niantic began changing these bonuses "first as a test" in two key regions: New Zealand and the USA.

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Google Tensor is a strike for independence

Google Tensor is a strike for independence

Google may have given us the first official glimpse of the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but it's the Google Tensor chipset inside the upcoming Android 12 phones that's arguably more exciting. The company's first homegrown SoC, or system-on-chip, for smartphones, it sees Google take a long-rumored step down a path Apple has already followed.

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Google 2FA adds Chrome for Android to key options

Google 2FA adds Chrome for Android to key options

The Google two-factor authentication (2FA) security system was updated with a new security key. This system is also called 2SV, or 2-Step Verification. Before now, users were given the option to use a physical security key (USB), or via a Google Prompt notification (via the Google or Gmail app)*. Now Google also allows users to use a smartphone with Android running the Chrome web browser app.

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Pixel 6 revealed: Google previews its first custom Tensor Android chip

Pixel 6 revealed: Google previews its first custom Tensor Android chip

Google has revealed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, spilling some early details about the upcoming Android flagships and the new Google Tensor chip that will power them. The two phones won't be released until later in 2021, but after plenty of leaks and speculation, Google has clearly decided it's better to join the discussion rather than watch its secrets get spilled early.

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Pokemon GO Spotlight hours in August bring Magnemite and Shellos

Pokemon GO Spotlight hours in August bring Magnemite and Shellos

In the month of August, 2021, Niantic's ready to roll with a set of Pokemon you'll most likely want to catch for Spotlight Hours. The best of the bunch might very well be the first, with Magnemite. There'll also be a Shellos from the East Sea and a Shellos from the West Sea. Late August also has a couple more Pokemon that aren't yet revealed to the public.

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OnePlus Nord 2 owner claims new phone burst into flames

OnePlus Nord 2 owner claims new phone burst into flames

Ankur Sharma took to Twitter, claiming his wife had just bought a OnePlus Nord 2, and it caught on fire. According to the Twitter post by Sharma, which has now been removed from the social network, the smartphone was only five days old when it caught fire in a sling she was wearing while cycling. Sharma claimed in the Twitter post that the fire caused an accident.

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Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

After giving up on its own attempts at creating its own mobile platform, Microsoft switched to integrating Windows better with Android and iOS. Not all phones or mobile platforms are created equal, of course, and Microsoft has struck a sweet deal with Samsung for even deeper integration that's exclusive to a select number of Galaxy phones. One of those features includes the ability to run an Android app from the phone in its own window, a feature that might soon be expanding to other phones or at least other Samsung phones.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 price leak could dash hopes

Galaxy Z Fold 3 price leak could dash hopes

Based on leaks so far, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 sounds like the pinnacle of Samsung's foldable device dreams. In addition to high-end specs by normal smartphone standards, the foldable phone is expected to showcase the latest and greatest Samsung mobile technologies. One naturally expects this phone will cost more than its predecessors, but consistent insider tips give hope that Samsung would find a way to give it a more affordable price tag. A new leak revealing the Galaxy Z Fold 3's European price, however, begs to differ.

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Old Android devices won’t be able to sign in to Google accounts soon

Old Android devices won’t be able to sign in to Google accounts soon

Android's fragmentation has long been cited as one of its biggest problems, but, to some extent, it is also a strength. While the majority of today's Android devices run versions of the operating system from at least two to three years ago, there is still a number of those that are able to keep functioning with even older versions. Of course, these can't keep on running forever, and it seems that Google is slowly pulling the plug on these, especially the most ancient versions of Android.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 S Pen Pro leak hints at a slightly different stylus

Galaxy Z Fold 3 S Pen Pro leak hints at a slightly different stylus

There are less than two weeks left before Samsung's big Unpacked event, and we may have already had our fill of leaks and rumors regarding the company's upcoming products. Aside from actual prices and availability dates, however, one small detail hasn't been talked about that much. Samsung recently confirmed that it made a special S Pen just for its foldable phones, and a new piece of information about the still-unreleased S Pen Pro could be that promised stylus.

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