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Android 11 release date leaked, here’s how

Android 11 release date leaked, here’s how

Today Google essentially revealed the release date for Android 11, a version of Android that does not (yet) have a dessert name. While Google maintains that they will no longer be giving fancy food names to their new Android iterations, we're now about to let that stop us from naming it ourselves. How about Red Velvet Cake, or ...roscón de reyes (ring of the kings)?

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Pokemon GO Rocket Balloons: New codes, how to access

Pokemon GO Rocket Balloons: New codes, how to access

A Pokemon GO update today activated Team Rocket Balloons, aka Team GO Rocket hot air balloons - the sort with the big red R on the side. These balloons allow Team Rocket to move around the map in Pokemon GO and allow access to you and your Pokemon. Don't worry, though, they won't attack you outright - they're not that cruel yet! Instead, you've got to spot the shadow!

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OnePlus Nord price leaked ahead of AR launch event

OnePlus Nord price leaked ahead of AR launch event

OnePlus said it was going back to what it does best. There was even a promise of a sub-$500 smartphone that, while not a flagship killer, is expected to be a David among Goliaths. The company has just tried to drum up the hype by confirming its AR-flavored event later this month. Unsurprisingly, that may have opened the floodgates of even more rumors and leaks, including one about the OnePlus Nord's price tag that should remind people to be a bit more realistic with their expectations.

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Nokia 1 Android 10 update has started rolling out

Nokia 1 Android 10 update has started rolling out

The Nokia 1 isn't exactly a phone that would wow people, not unless you're impressed by how basic and affordable it is. Of course, its whole point was to deliver an Android experience that almost anyone can afford, regardless of budget constraints. Most phones on this tier often get forgotten after they land in the market. HMD Global, however, is proving it isn't like the others and is rolling out the phone's second and probably last major Android update.

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Galaxy A51 and A71 get gifted with Galaxy S20 camera features

Galaxy A51 and A71 get gifted with Galaxy S20 camera features

The Galaxy S20 may have been a flop but the first half of 2020 wasn't a total loss for Samsung. That's was mostly thanks to the unexpected popularity of its mid-range selection, the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy 71, to be exact. These more affordable phones offered looks and features that met the day to day needs of most users and now they might even have fewer reasons to be jealous of their more expensive siblings. Although they may not have the best cameras in town, they're at least getting some of the same high-end features that Samsung has been flaunting on the Galaxy S20.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW brings mmWave to “affordable” tier

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW brings mmWave to “affordable” tier

This week the folks at Samsung and Verizon revealed the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW. This device is now the least expensive way to access Verizon's own Ultra Wideband 5G connectivity. With this device, users get a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, four cameras (and a fifth on the front), 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for potential storage expansion.

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Today Pokemon GO Rocket (or Team Rocket, if you prefer) launched a balloon attack on the world! We've been reporting on this for the past week, exploring how Pokemon GO with this "balloon" mechanic could change the way the game is played. If Team Rocket is able to move around the map, like players can move around the map - what's next?!

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PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

Earlier this week, Tencent announced that PUBG Mobile would be getting a new map. New maps aren't the rarity in PUBG that they may be in other battle royale games, but this new map was slated to be a special one. When Tencent made its announcement, it revealed Tivik, a new map made specifically for PUBG Mobile players using smartphones and tablets.

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New Samsung tablets tipped to match iPad Pro with 120Hz, 5G, S Pen

New Samsung tablets tipped to match iPad Pro with 120Hz, 5G, S Pen

It would seem that Samsung's stepping up to the challenge set by Apple's iPad Pro with a pair of new tablets this August. This new set of tablets is rumored to roll out at the same time, at Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, right alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. That's quite the collection of devices, and certainly a bigger lineup than any recent event held by an Android-toting smart device company.

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Samsung UV Sterilizer is like a germ-killing coffin of light

Samsung UV Sterilizer is like a germ-killing coffin of light

Today Samsung revealed a wireless charging device called the Samsung UV Sterilizer. This device was manufactured by Samsung C&T, part of the official Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP). This device is both a wireless charger for your phone and a cleaner of sorts... with UV light.

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OnePlus Nord release date event meets first phone imagery

OnePlus Nord release date event meets first phone imagery

Today OnePlus released the details of their first OnePlus Nord event, the event at which the first OnePlus Nord smartphone will get revealed and tapped with a release date. The NORD branding is in place, and the first images of the phone have been shared. This device is set to remind the world of the origins of the OnePlus brand - or so we're to understand - one in which the price of the smartphone is far lower than the quality of the device might make one expect.

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Moto G 5G Plus gives Motorola affordable midrange speed

Moto G 5G Plus gives Motorola affordable midrange speed

Motorola has released a new 5G phone, with the Moto G 5G Plus promising to be as affordable as the company's other recent smartphones, but with support for high-speed data and a new selfie camera. It taps Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 to do that, with the X52 Modem. Availability plans for the US haven't been confirmed, but Motorola says it does intend to launch a sub-$500 5G phone in North America come the fall.

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