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Sony shares timeline for bringing Android 11 to its latest Xperia phones

Sony shares timeline for bringing Android 11 to its latest Xperia phones

When Android 11 was officially released back in August, it brought a lot of neat new features to phones. But as usual, the update hasn't rolled out to many existing handsets yet due to how different OEMs handle the upgrade process. Now Sony fans have something to look forward to, as the company has announced when a few Xperia devices will begin to see Android 11's goodies headed their way.

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This 4K Android TV is about as big as André the Giant and it's also $700 off

This 4K Android TV is about as big as André the Giant and it's also $700 off

André the Giant is a big guy, but you probably wouldn't want him hanging up on your living room wall. That's where this deal from Hisense comes in: Best Buy is currently offering a 4K Android TV with screen real estate measuring a full 85". That's about as big as André the Giant was tall, and the set is just $999.99 — a full $700 off the MSRP.

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Microsoft wants to make it easy for Android apps to run on Windows

Microsoft wants to make it easy for Android apps to run on Windows

Earlier this year, Microsoft began rolling out new Your Phone features that enabled tighter integration between select Android and Windows devices. Now it looks like the company is setting its sights on something higher than merely mirroring apps across screens — Microsoft reportedly has a new plan to make it easy for Android apps to run directly on Windows.

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Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Google TV is meant to act as a starting point for your watching experience by letting you look up titles and see where you're able to watch them including through your current streaming memberships. One of the participating services was Netflix, but it appears that the behemoth has dropped from the Android app.

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Some very lucky Android TV owners can now stream YouTube in 8K

Some very lucky Android TV owners can now stream YouTube in 8K

There are 8K Android TVs out there and a decent selection of 8K content on YouTube. But up until recently, the streaming cap on the YouTube app for Android TV was 4K. Not anymore, though.

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Samsung One UI 3.0 beta ending for Note20, starting up for Galaxy S10 series

Samsung One UI 3.0 beta ending for Note20, starting up for Galaxy S10 series

Samsung's One UI 3.0 on top of Android 11 edges closer to a stable release with news that beta testing has ended for some Galaxy Note20 devices. But with that end comes a new beginning: Galaxy S10 series devices are entering their own beta.

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Android Runtime becoming a Project Mainline module for easy updates in Android 12

Android Runtime becoming a Project Mainline module for easy updates in Android 12

Google introduced Project Mainline as part of Android 10, to turn some of Android into modular components that could be updated through the Play Store. Several more parts of the system were converted to Mainline modules with Android 11, and now another core Android component is expected to become modular next year.

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How to reliably sideload the latest Google apps on Android 11

How to reliably sideload the latest Google apps on Android 11

Some Google apps are failing to install on Android 11 when you try to sideload the latest versions from a trustworthy source like our own sister site APK Mirror. Ever since Google released the new Android OS, "The new package couldn't be installed because the verification did not succeed" (INSTALL_FAILED_VERIFICATION_FAILURE) error keeps popping up for some people who want to install the most recent version of the Google Camera or the Google Recorder, for example.

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Slap a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch on your wrist for just $179 ($116 off)

Slap a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch on your wrist for just $179 ($116 off)

Mobvoi's TicWatch 3 Pro is the latest and greatest Wear OS smartwatch, but it costs a whopping $300. If you're looking for a better deal, Fossil has once again dropped the price of some Gen 5 smartwatches to $179.00 on Amazon. That's $116 off the usual cost.

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Save $600 on a 4K Android TV from Sony that's almost as big as Shaq

Save $600 on a 4K Android TV from Sony that's almost as big as Shaq

Big TVs are great and all, but we've got to draw a line somewhere, right? Currently, Best Buy has a 4K Sony Android TV on sale for $1,999.99. That's a full $600 off the MSRP. But it's freaking 85" of display  — I mean, where are you even going to put it?

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