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OnePlus 8T 120Hz screen confirmed, pricing leaked

OnePlus 8T 120Hz screen confirmed, pricing leaked

Being the contrarian that it is, OnePlus has always resorted to less traditional and less rigid marketing methods to promote its products or events. That includes pretty much confirming some of the features and details of a new smartphone ahead of its release. It's still sticking to that strategy, confirming one of the OnePlus 8T's special features. But if an unofficial detail is also correct, that could actually cause a bit of resentment for some OnePlus 8 Pro owners.

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Android TV Android 11 update to bring speed, gamepad improvements

Android TV Android 11 update to bring speed, gamepad improvements

Even compared to Android Auto, Android's TV incarnation hasn't exactly been getting much attention, especially from Google itself. The past months, however, have been particularly interesting, especially with rumors around Google's first Android TV dongle. As if heralding the arrival of that "Sabrina" device, Google has now announced the Android 11 update for Android TV, promising to bring a handful of improvements that will hopefully prepare the platform for the future.

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Here’s everything Nokia announced today

Here’s everything Nokia announced today

It's a big day for the folks over at HMD Global. Not only is the company launching the Nokia 8.3 5G, but that new phone will be joined by two entry-level budget options: the Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 2.4. On top of that, HMD Global also announced a number of new accessories for these phones, including the arrival of the Nokia Power Earbuds in the US.

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Royale FlexPai 2 is the affordable foldable you can’t get

Royale FlexPai 2 is the affordable foldable you can’t get

While Samsung largely dominates the foldable phone market, with Huawei now taking a backseat and Motorola's Razr successor nowhere yet in sight, it can't really claim to have been the first. That title belongs to Chinese OEM Royale whose FlexPai was quickly pushed to the background after a few months in the limelight. With the FlexPai 2, it's trying to reclaim some of that prestige through a pricing game that, unfortunately, may not matter that much to markets outside of China.

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Xperia Play 2 prototype makes you wish Sony never gave up

Xperia Play 2 prototype makes you wish Sony never gave up

Perhaps even more than Samsung, Sony has a handful of businesses it could tap to improve its smartphones. It had display, imaging, entertainment, and gaming chops but, for one reason or another, including infighting and sibling rivalry, it never fully exploited those avenues. Once upon a time, however, it did dare with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. That popular "PlayStation Phone" was left without an heir but an alleged prototype has now popped up to show Android and Sony fans what could have been.

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Pixel 5 and 4a 5G price leaks foreshadow the upcoming predicament

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G price leaks foreshadow the upcoming predicament

The next few weeks will see what may be the last big push for new smartphones before the year ends or, more importantly, before the holiday season begins. Samsung is expected to unveil its idea of a more affordable flagship in a few days and OnePlus will get its turn next month. For some Android fans, however, Google's Pixel phones are still where it's at but the latest details about Google's upcoming 5G duo could leave some scratching their heads which one to pick.

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Galaxy S20 FE teaser and leaked promo aim for shutterbugs

Galaxy S20 FE teaser and leaked promo aim for shutterbugs

Samsung doesn't usually give its non-flagship phones much fanfare, except when for a few models that it launches in certain markets like India. With its upcoming "Unpacked for Every Fan", however, Samsung seems to be making quite a big fuss over it, even though most probably already know what it will be announcing there. It seems that Samsung is making more than just a big fuss and is reportedly making a big bet on the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition's success.

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Shiny Pokemon GO insect goes red to gold

Shiny Pokemon GO insect goes red to gold

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update to Pokemon GO, including the adding of Shiny Kricketot. With this update, Shiny Kricketot was added in a gold form - or perhaps orange, however you see it. This change modifies the majority of the Pokemon, save the collar, the cummerbund, and the shirt. That's assuming this bug is actually wearing a shirt, not a bug body.

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New Xbox app released ahead of Xbox Series X/S launch

New Xbox app released ahead of Xbox Series X/S launch

Microsoft has been teasing the arrival of a new Xbox mobile app for some time now, and today is the big day. Microsoft has launched its new Xbox app on Android, and while the app is in beta for now, it sounds like it's already capable of quite a bit. This app brings Microsoft one step closer to unifying the Xbox experience ahead of the launch of the Xbox Series X/S in November.

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OnePlus 8T gets an unveil date

OnePlus 8T gets an unveil date

OnePlus will reveal its newest smartphone on October 14, the company has confirmed, with the OnePlus 8T set to give the company a fresh flagship. The event - using the tagline "Ultra Stops at Nothing" - will see OnePlus replace its OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro handsets, which proved to be hits among reviewers and users alike when they launched back in April.

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OnePlus 5 and 5T updates blocked by a serious, unfixed bug

OnePlus 5 and 5T updates blocked by a serious, unfixed bug

OnePlus has always prided itself on never settling for the status quo, be it in the pricing of its devices or its commitment to regular and timely software updates. It hasn't exactly been perfect in those promises but it can't be faulted for not trying. There has been some discontent, however, among owners of the 2017 OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T over the lack of updates since May and now the company is coming clean on its silence and, unfortunately, it's not all good news.

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Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

The dual-screen foldable Surface Duo may hold promise but its current execution has left many giving it an uneasy thumbs down. While there has been a lot of criticism over the state of its software, most reviewers have actually been rather impressed by the quality of the phone's design. But will that design stand up to the test of time and back pockets, an important question to be asked of a $1,400 phone? Fortunately, we have JerryRigEverything to test that for us without finding out the hard way ourselves.

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