You and your wallet may have barely recovered from Amazon Prime Day, but what you really need is another healthy dose of consumerism. Thankfully, it's Black Friday today, which has crept up on us with all the stealthiness of an elephant in a mouse costume. Assuming you haven't already had enough, you can spend yourself silly with some of the deals below, representing the best of what we've been able to find for our UK readers.
The Galaxy S series has been around for over a decade, and in that time it's become one of the best-selling smartphone lines in Android history. Widely seen as the iPhone's fiercest rival, the hype surrounding each new version's release is immeasurable. That popularity always leads to plenty of leaks in the months leading up to release, and Samsung's next offering is no different. The next Galaxy is still a little way out, but thanks to our own Max Weinbach and others, we already know practically everything about the S21.
It's finally here — the day when everyone who said Google's cloud gaming platform would be canceled in less than a year are officially wrong. That's right, Stadia is turning one today. It's been a rollercoaster of a ride with plenty of highs and lows. However, despite it all, I still believe Stadia has grown a lot in 12 short months, and it's time we give it some credit.
OnePlus has announced it will adopt several suggestions for improving OxygenOS from its fans in the culmination of its Ideas 2.0 campaign, a follow-up to the first such push back in March. After more than 7,300 submissions from its forum members and three rounds of curation and voting, seven ideas have made the cut.
Android 11 has been out for a while now, and though things might look pretty similar coming from Android 10, there are plenty of changes inside, from revamped privacy and security to partitioning "conversations" into their own new notification category. Now that you've had some time to play with this latest version and you've read our review, here's the Android Police changelog for Android 11.
When Apple debuted the Airpods Pro in 2019, it took what customers loved from Airpods and added active noise cancellation, better sound quality, and a sealed in-ear design. The combination of simplicity, reliability, and convenience makes them some of the world's most popular wireless earbuds. Many clones have been created, but some copy the formula better than others. Swedish company Urbanista's new London earbuds cost $149 and offer touch controls, wireless charging, and ANC — pretty much everything that Apple's Airpods Pro do but for significantly less cash. And while they succeed in a number of ways, there are also some potential deal breakers involved.
The bounty of budget Chromebooks continues to grow year by year, but most of them aren’t worth your time or money. Lenovo recently launched its C340 Chromebook, which shook up the budget segment by offering great specs at a low price. Now, Acer has a similar offering, the Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H-K5GD), offering decent hardware and incredible battery life for just $320. The mediocre touchpad and disappointing display keep me from whole-heartedly recommending this device for everyone, but in broad strokes, the Spin 311 is a fantastic value for students and basic personal use if you're not too picky.
The Galaxy S21 launch is just a few months out, which means it’s a great time for leaks. Today, we have exclusive information regarding the specifications and features of the upcoming phones, which we have now confirmed through multiple sources. Android Police also has seen official press renders of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy devices, but cannot publish them, in order to protect our sources' identities.
Major updates of Android don't matter as much as they used to. Many components of the operating system are updated through the Play Store, so even if you're on Android 8 or 9, you can still access most of the same apps and features as someone on the latest release of Android 10. However, the security updates that Google releases on a monthly basis are still critical to keeping your phone or tablet safe. Dozens of securityflaws are discovered in components of Android each month, which is why Google releases monthly security patches.