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LG G9 or its replacement could be announced in May

LG G9 or its replacement could be announced in May

LG already announced its early 2020 flagship but, breaking its almost decade-long tradition, it launched a member of the V series first, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G with Dual Screen. This naturally added fodder to rumors that LG is retiring its premium G brand or at the very least demoting it to something on a lower tier. Whatever decision it has made, we might finally find the answer in a month's time.

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Pixel 4 Face Unlock can finally require eyes to be open in April update

Pixel 4 Face Unlock can finally require eyes to be open in April update

The Pixel 4 prided itself with its fancy new sensors hiding behind its thick forehead. In addition to hands-free gestures, the Pixel 4 also made face unlock the only secure biometrics option for the phone, throwing the fingerprint scanner out the window. Unfortunately, some found it to be actually less secure in one specific situation which, months after launch, Google is finally addressing with the April security patch for Pixel devices and Android in general.

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Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) on T-Mobile gets a later shipping date

Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) on T-Mobile gets a later shipping date

Thanks to the frightening prospect of being bored at home, the number of purchases of entertainment devices, from gaming consoles to tablets, have surged recently. This is definitely an opportune time for Amazon Apple whose Kindle readers, Fire tablets, and iPads have become synonymous with digital content consumption. Not one to be left out, Samsung is also pushing its own affordable Galaxy Tab A slate forward but it might come a little too late for T-Mobile customers.

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NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

I don't have a smart TV, but I have an NVIDIA SHIELD. This little piece of hardware was released in October of 2019 as the most compact version of the NVIDIA SHIELD device line yet produced. It's more than an alternative to products like Amazon Fire TV Stick/Cube, or Apple TV. It's a doorway to the world's best streaming content, complete with a feature that makes old content look better than it's ever looked before.

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Apple tipped to release new “low-cost iPhone” in next two weeks

Apple tipped to release new “low-cost iPhone” in next two weeks

The iPhone SE (2020), the next major iPhone release, could be launched inside the next two weeks. A note released by Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives suggested that mid-April was likely for the release window for Apple's next smartphone, a low-cost successor to the iPhone SE. This device could be called iPhone 9, or could be called iPhone SE2.

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Galaxy Tab S6 finally gets Android 10 and One UI 2.1

Galaxy Tab S6 finally gets Android 10 and One UI 2.1

When you buy a flagship device, you build up an expectation that device would be supported with timely updates. That's especially true if the device is barely a year old. Of course, some companies, like Apple, Google, and the late Essential, are better than others while some, like Samsung, are improving yet struggling to change old habits. The Galaxy Tab S6, for example, is not just Samsung's latest tablet, it is also one of the few remaining premium Android tablets in the market and it's only getting the latest Android update half a year after Android 10 was released.

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iPhone 12 Pro leak points to long-awaited LiDAR feature

iPhone 12 Pro leak points to long-awaited LiDAR feature

The iPad Pro's inclusion of a LiDAR system wasn't exactly unexpected but it was still surprising to some extent. Leaks have hinted at Apple taking the professional tablet's cameras in that direction but more probably expected the technology to come to the iPhones first. It turns out that, probably due to scheduling, the iPad Pro was only getting a head start and the iPhone 12, specifically the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will be getting that same camera and sensor combo for improved 3D object identification.

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Galaxy S20 with Exynos 990 benchmarks fall behind Snapdragon 865 variant

Galaxy S20 with Exynos 990 benchmarks fall behind Snapdragon 865 variant

For years, Samsung Mobile has been dancing between two mobile processors, the Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm as well as the Exynos from its own sibling, Samsung Electronics LSI. In the past, the difference between the two chips in the same phone models hasn't been that noticeably but that gap seems to be getting wider and wide. Matters have seemed to come to a head this year with the Galaxy S20 and its Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 variants. According to benchmarks and user testing, the two couldn't be further apart in terms of performance.

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Pokemon GO is fun again, thanks to COVID-19

Pokemon GO is fun again, thanks to COVID-19

During the outbreak of COVID-19, novel coronavirus, the global pandemic, and the quarantine therein, Niantic's made Pokemon GO fun again. At the start, the game held great potential. It was the closest a gamer could get to the feeling of finding, capturing, and battling Pokemon in the real world. Then it got complicated. Now, here amid massive changes made by its creator to make the game playable during quarantine, Pokemon GO's become fun once again.

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Moto G8 Power Lite is finally official after all the leaks

Moto G8 Power Lite is finally official after all the leaks

The almost insane amount of leaked information in the mobile market has definitely changed the industry in subtle yet important ways. More often than not, consumers may have already made up their mind about a product, simply waiting for official confirmation about this or that feature. More often than not, those leaks are on the mark and leave nothing left to be surprised about. A prime example is the moto g8 power lite that has finally been revealed but not before the Internet has had their fill of apparently accurate unofficial information.

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iPhone SE name for 2020 model accidentally confirmed by Apple

iPhone SE name for 2020 model accidentally confirmed by Apple

Well, that didn't take long. It was recently revealed, through the usual trusted sources, that Apple's next iPhone of the affordable kind will, in fact, be named the iPhone SE, just with a "2020" attached to it. Of course, that's more or less still unofficial, even if it makes sense, until Apple itself confirms it. It just did, though probably without intending it, through a listing for a screen protector that puts "iPhone SE" along side the iPhone and the iPhone 7.

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PinePhone UBports Community Edition brings back an old but ongoing dream

PinePhone UBports Community Edition brings back an old but ongoing dream

Linux phones like the PINE64 PinePhone and Purism Librem 5 may be the hot topic in the free and open source community but they are hardly the first to take a stab at that dream. Just a few years back, Canonical, makes of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, decided to take a whack at creating a mobile Linux platform, Ubuntu Touch. It failed but the open source community took over the helm, paving the way for a new partnership that has now resulted in the PinePhone UBports Community Edition.

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