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Project Fi enhanced network rolls into beta: Here’s what it does

Project Fi enhanced network rolls into beta: Here’s what it does

Today, Google announced some improvements coming to Project Fi, all in the name of bringing users "the best connection." Obviously, that comment suggests that Google is attempting to bolster network speeds, but having a quality connection requires more than simply having a fast one. Google has also made some improvements to security, so this is a more holistic approach to improving connections hosted on its network.

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Galaxy S10 details begin to spill in color, in specs

Galaxy S10 details begin to spill in color, in specs

This morning a few different looks at the Samsung Galaxy S10 appeared from a variety of sources. The fact that we're seeing new sorts of leaks isn't a shock - we've seen leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S10 now for several months. What is a shock is that the first of these sorts of information spills is so... blatant.

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Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

There's a new web app for Chrome called Squoosh this week, made by Google to prove the next generation of web apps are viable. That might seem pretty boring to everyone that's already got their traditional apps already downloaded - but the future is coming. With this app, Developer Advocate Jake Archibald and Drawsplainer Mariko Kosaka show how Javascript in a web browser can make the impossible task of up-scaling a photo quite possible indeed.

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Samsung Linux on DeX beta hands-on: do almost everything on your phone

Samsung Linux on DeX beta hands-on: do almost everything on your phone

Google seems to be pushing Chrome OS as the one platform to rule them all. Samsung now seems to be singing a slightly different tune, but one that, unsurprisingly requires buying and playing its instruments. After promising and teasing it last year, Samsung has finally started the beta of its Linux on DeX experience to the interested few that own a Galaxy Note 9 or a Galaxy Tab S4. Even while still in beta form, the experience is already impressive and can really let you get almost anything accomplished just using your phone with one important and very obvious caveat. You have to be comfortable using Linux.

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Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

Galaxy F foldable phone price tip nuts, release window narrowed

This morning a report from South Korea tipped several key details for the Samsung Galaxy F, the company's first foldable display-toting smartphone. The device seems to have been confirmed to be called the Samsung Galaxy F, F most likely representing Foldable. This device was shown with the majority of its body covered by a protective, blocky case at this past week's Samsung Developer Conference - so we know it exists. Besides that, Samsung itself basically revealed nothing - from a certain point of view.

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OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple release date confirmed

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple release date confirmed

The OnePlus 6T is barely even out of the gate, and already we've got confirmation of a new incoming color. OnePlus has revealed that the "Thunder Purple" model, which was previously only available in China, will make its way to Europe and the US as well. Even better is that it'll be here before the week is out, so you won't have to wait very long to get your hands on one.

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Cloudflare app makes it simple use 1.1.1.1 DNS on mobile

Cloudflare app makes it simple use 1.1.1.1 DNS on mobile

On April 1st this year, Internet giant Cloudflare made a serious announcement. It was launching a new DNS with the easy to remember 1.1.1.1 IP address. It may look like a joke but it was dead serious in its goal of providing faster and more private browsing experience. Problem is that switching to a different DNS isn't exactly a simple matter, especially on smartphones. That's why on November 11, because 11/11, Cloudflare launched the 1.1.1.1 mobile app to make that as simple as flicking a (virtual) switch.

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Samsung W2019 flip phone price could eclipse flagship phones

Samsung W2019 flip phone price could eclipse flagship phones

You might not know it, but Samsung has actually been making foldable phones for years now. And by "foldable", we mean the original foldable phones, a.k.a. clamshell phones, a.k.a. flip phones. Long declared after the original X-Files run ended, Samsung continues to make such blasts from the past for one market alone: China. Though it sometimes does sell them in Korea, too. This year is no exception and, in fact, the premium SM-W2019 flip phone could put other premium non-flip phones to shame. At least in price.

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Xiaomi Black Shark coming to Europe, no US launch yet

Xiaomi Black Shark coming to Europe, no US launch yet

Gaming smartphones are still considered pretty niche but it seems that manufacturers are starting to take risks in spreading them across the world. ASUS’ Republic of Gamers has just recently landed in international markets, including the US, and Xiaomi seems to be ready to do the same, sans the US. It global landing page for the Black Shark notes that it will be coming to Europe in the coming days. Unfortunately, it might not be the Black Shark gaming phone consumers wished they were getting instead.

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OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple available worldwide soon

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple available worldwide soon

The OnePlus 6T might be one if not the greatest high-end smartphone this year, considering its price, but its options of black or black might turn off some. Unless you slap on a case or stick on a skin. Even JerryRigEverything’s clear back mod didn’t seem to be worth the risk. Fortunately, it seems that OnePlus is cooking up a storm. A thunderstorm, that is. It has just teased that its “elegant” new color is coming and the thunder might not just be rolling over China exclusively.

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Samsung wants 1 million foldable phones made ASAP

Samsung wants 1 million foldable phones made ASAP

Criticize Samsung all you want but one thing you can’t say about it is that it lacks ambition. Whether that ambition can be matched by actual capability is a different question but that’s not going to stop the Korean company from dreaming big. It has just revealed a prototype, not even an actual finished version, of a foldable phone and now Samsung is saying that not only will it deliver that phone in the first half of 2019, it also plans on delivering a million of them in that first rollout.

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Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google's new Foldables category for Android devices doesn't end with smartphones. Foldables is just the hardware category - they've begun calling out features that'll spread beyond the Samsung Galaxy F* foldable phone, too. One of three speakers at this week's Android Dev Summit speaking about how Foldables will work was Andrii Kulian, Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google. Also in the mix were Google Engineer Adrian Roos and Samsung Engineering Director Jisun Park.

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