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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sold out: Here’s when it’ll be back in stock

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sold out: Here’s when it’ll be back in stock

The newly unveiled Galaxy Z Flip smartphone is already sold out, according to Samsung. The device joins the Motorola Razr in offering consumers a clamshell-style smartphone with a flexible display and horizontal hinge. Despite some consumer concern over the long-term durability of these devices, Samsung reports that its clamshell foldable sold out and won't be back in stock until later this month.

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Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Today we get our first major glimpse of what Google developers are doing to prepare Android 11 (or Android R) for 5G connectivity. We see the next-generation operating system update with the Android 11 Developer Preview, a bit of software that was just released for app developers today. With 5G, the Android experience expands in a number of exciting ways - but it begins at the base, with features like "dynamic meteredness" and a newly updated bandwidth estimator API.

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Android 11 Developer Preview just released: It’s 1 louder

Android 11 Developer Preview just released: It’s 1 louder

Today Android 11 was released in a Developer Preview for the masses. This new version of the Android operating system from Google includes significant changes in APIs for 5G, media, biometrics, sharing, and more. Devices that'll be able to access Android 11 Developer Preview include Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL. To install a Developer Preview to your device, you'll need to wipe all data on your device.

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Twitter acquired Chroma Labs, expect Stories later this year

Twitter acquired Chroma Labs, expect Stories later this year

Twitter just acquired a group of creators operating under the title Chroma Labs. They started their business in 2018 and quickly came to prominence with their Chroma Stories app. This app allowed users to easily create high quality "story" videos for sharing on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Twitter saw their value and moved in for the team-up.

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Microsoft Office app reunified in major update: And why it’s my new default

Microsoft Office app reunified in major update: And why it’s my new default

Five years ago, Microsoft suggested we "try the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps", as the lot replaced the "Office Mobile" app. This week, Microsoft decided they were better off pushing those apps back into a single app, now re-named "Office." If you never deleted the Office Mobile app from your phone back then, all you need to do now is hit the update button. Easy as pie!

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 renders show rumored masterpiece

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 renders show rumored masterpiece

Today we're taking a peek at a set of renders made of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 based on rumored specs and features. These images are not officially made by Samsung, but instead represent all that's been leaked, tipped, and rumored by insider sources thus far. In this machine we see a full-screen display up front and a full-screen display inside - far more coverage than the first generation device.

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Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Today Verizon released a set of pre-order promotions for the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G as well as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but NOT the non-plus, non-ultra Galaxy S20, because Verizon will not be selling a device like that - not until Q2.* Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra with Verizon start on Friday, February 21, at 12:01am ET.

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OnePlus 8 Lite leak spells trouble for Samsung

OnePlus 8 Lite leak spells trouble for Samsung

New devices for 2020 from OnePlus appeared today in a set of three: OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Lite, and OnePlus 8 Pro. These devices look like they're about to go up against the biggest and best in the business with sets of specifications that come right up to the Galaxy S20 and knock on its front door. We're talking exceedingly similar, here, including the display size, the processor, the cameras, ram, internal storage size, and battery size.

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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour tonight is a Shiny seeker frenzy

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour tonight is a Shiny seeker frenzy

This week in Pokemon GO, trainers get the opportunity to take an hour out of their day for a very special event. In this, the Spotlight Hour, normally we'd be seeing a very specific Pokemon featured in greater numbers - and with a greater chance of appearing in Shiny form. Today's Spotlight Hour won't be like that - it'll be something very different, and very welcome!

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Magic gallery with every new device wallpaper shows Google Photos’ weakness

Magic gallery with every new device wallpaper shows Google Photos’ weakness

Today we were graced with the gift of a gallery that magically updates whenever a new smart device is released. This gallery seemed to be giving us every wallpaper from every major smartphone over the past several years. It was made by a stick figure man by the name of Umeda Ishan, and at first it seemed pretty great, in a web browser, on a desktop machine. But once we get to the mobile app, everything went wrong.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 prepares for wider 5G roll out

Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 prepares for wider 5G roll out

As carriers around the world have started rolling out 5G networks, Qualcomm has been iterating on its 5G modem RF-Systems. This began with the launch of the Snapdragon X50, which was followed by the X55. Now, it seems, the company is ready to launch its third-generation 5G modem-RF system, today announcing the Snapdragon X60.

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3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

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