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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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Google Play Protect now treats AnTuTu like spyware

Google Play Protect now treats AnTuTu like spyware

There are still debates on the usefulness not to mention the accuracy of benchmarking apps but now AnTuTu has an even bigger problem to deal with. One of the most popular benchmarking tools on mobile, especially on Android, the AnTuTu is repeatedly getting kicked out of Google's ecosystem. After it got removed from Google Play Store earlier this year, the Android maker's Play Protect security platform is now treating the app as something dangerous, effectively scaring off users from trying to install it.

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Pixel 5 development tipped to still be in flux despite leaks

Pixel 5 development tipped to still be in flux despite leaks

The Pixel 4a is terribly delayed and, if things happen in order, the Pixel 5 might come even much later than usual. Either that or both phones will launch side by side, which is an equally strange situation. There have been very little in the way of leaks about the Pixel 5 aside from its probably mid-range specs. Renders of what is claimed to be the Pixel 5 and its dubious nature has sparked discussion on the rather uncertain situation that the phone's development is currently in right now.

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Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Apple has largely positioned its iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, something underscored by its launch of the Magic Keyboard with a hinge and trackpad. A key part of using the iPad Pro in lieu of a laptop is the ability to multitask, however, something that requires apps to actively support the iPadOS features that facilitate it. Gmail is finally counted among these offerings.

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Galaxy Note 9 display color issue persists [UPDATE: Samsung response]

Galaxy Note 9 display color issue persists [UPDATE: Samsung response]

There's an update that was released this year for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that turned the device's display... sort green. A very similar issue seemed to appear on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starting in at around the same time - in April of 2020. Samsung suggested that they were hard at work on the issue for the Galaxy S20 Ultra - but the issue seems to persist.

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Google’s 6 new device types list next must-haves for home entertainment

Google’s 6 new device types list next must-haves for home entertainment

Google did some re-arranging and adding to its giant list of Google Assistant device types this week. This list is specifically for connections between devices and to Google Assistant, but the listing itself provides more than just info for aspiring creators. Google's latest subset of types, Smart Home Entertainment Devices, allow us a peek at what Google's analysts have seen for tomorrow's biggest consumers.

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July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

Today we're taking a peek at the July 2020 security bulletin for Android released by Google this morning. This update includes both Android and Google service mitigation, July 1, 2020 security patch level vulnerability details, and July 5, security patch level vulnerability details with Broadcom, MediaTek, and Qualcomm components.

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Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks with familiar next-gen look

Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks with familiar next-gen look

The next Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable (foldable display) smartphone was leaked today from several angles. This device looks exceedingly similar to its predecessor, and for good reason. The first Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was part of Samsung's (rather sizable) test run for foldable displays. Now it's time to get the devices out into the world en masse.

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Leaked Pixel 5 renders leave us with questions

Leaked Pixel 5 renders leave us with questions

The Pixel 5 has been the subject of leaks for months now, and today, we're seeing a new set of leaked renders of the device. The renders show off the Pixel 5 from pretty much every angle, perhaps most importantly showing off the square camera array that's expected to be on the back. However, as these renders have gained attention, there are some who are expressing doubt in their legitimacy.

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Rian Johnson’s Pokemon GO trailer makes original dream a reality

Rian Johnson’s Pokemon GO trailer makes original dream a reality

Today the folks at Niantic released a trailer for their next major Pokemon GO event, Pokemon GO Fest 2020. This trailer was created by Niantic, The Pokemon Company International, and director Rian Johnson. This video uses a set of clever visuals to remind us of the original dream that was Pokemon GO before it started - the one in which the world would actually feel like it was filled with Pokemon!

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 name leaked with next-gen specs

Galaxy Z Fold 2 name leaked with next-gen specs

The next major Samsung smartphone had a bit of a name leak today to match with a list of specifications leaked over the past few weeks. This device will be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It'll fold like a book, where the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip flipped open like a traditional flip phone. Now there'll be two devices with "Z" in the title each year, one "Fold", the other a "Flip".

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Chrome on Android is about to get a little bit faster

Chrome on Android is about to get a little bit faster

Whether it's by user choice or strategic bundling, it's hard to deny that Chrome has the lion's share of the web browser market on Android. It is hardly the best in some aspects, like battery efficiency or even speed. It's not like Google developers aren't doing anything to change that situation but there are some fixes to this problem that seems almost too simple to have not been done in the first place. One of those is having a 64-bit version of Chrome, something that could have been done half a decade ago.

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