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Android 11 Beta 2 released with all sorts of fun bugs

Android 11 Beta 2 released with all sorts of fun bugs

Today Google released Android 11 Beta 2 for a limited number of smartphones. Users can download the app with the full public Beta release system or with the Android Flash Tool. Users can also run the Android 11 Beta 2 on their desktop machine using the Android Emulator inside Android Studio - or with a GSI (generic system image) on supported Treble-compliant devices - so many ways to make it weird!

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Galaxy Note 20 in-hand images show early key details [UPDATE: Video]

Galaxy Note 20 in-hand images show early key details [UPDATE: Video]

This week a set of images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 were leaked with what appear to be a near-final look at the smartphone's hardware. This device will likely come in at least two iterations, one with a relatively flat display, the other with a display with curves along its left and right side. Both versions likely have a camera array not unlike what we see here, with a number of lenses, LED flash, and the potential for 3D sensing abilities.

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iPhone 12 supply clues show major OLED change, a first for Apple

iPhone 12 supply clues show major OLED change, a first for Apple

An iPhone 12 leak today says Apple decided to move to an entirely OLED display range for all four models of its next smartphone. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max will all have not only OLED display panels, but 5G connectivity as well. The lesser two devices are rumored to come with limited 5G connectivity - with sub-6 range - while the two "Pro" models will come packed with sub-6 and mmWave 5G connectivity, if reports prove entirely accurate.

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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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New iPhone 12 clues show massive win for fans of retro design

New iPhone 12 clues show massive win for fans of retro design

If you've not purchased an iPhone since the iPhone 4 because you didn't like the look of all subsequent Apple phones, you're in luck. If the latest batch of rumors and image leaks are accurate, the iPhone 12 (in three distinct sizes) might be right up your alley. The iPhone 12 is rumored to roll with four different models in three significantly different sizes - the two middle models are right around the same size in your hand.

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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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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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Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

The second-generation Motorola Razr (with foldable display) was leaked in a big way this week in a set of insider tips that essentially spill all the beans. The Motorola Razr 5G, as it's expected to be called, will come in at least one color: Mercury Silver - with a 6.2-inch display inside. This device will likely be launched with a pair of massive cameras and a dual-SIM card tray.

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New Apple iMac Geekbench leak teases exclusive Intel Core i9 CPU

New Apple iMac Geekbench leak teases exclusive Intel Core i9 CPU

An unannounced Apple iMac has appeared in leaked Geekbench benchmarks indicating that not only is one on the horizon, but that it'll potentially be running an exclusive Intel Core i9-10910 CPU. Rumors earlier this year suggested that Apple is working on a new iMac model, stoking anticipation that it may have been on the WWDC 2020 roster -- hope that didn't ultimately pan out.

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Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note20 (or Note 20 if you prefer) was leaked in a set of images posted to Samsung's official webpage in Russia. The version of the device that's leaked seems to be connected to the name "Mystic Bronze" and is most likely the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. This version of the device previously appeared in leaks which indicated similar designs - but this seems to be the real deal.

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Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update for Google Stadia, complete with a bump for the Stadia Controller. The official Stadia Controller previously required a USB connection to an Android device in order to play Stadia games on an Android device. Now, with this latest update, users can play Stadia games on Android devices with the Google Stadia Controller wirelessly - just so long as they're both on the same Wi-fi network.

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