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16 new Android games from the week of September 21, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic digital adaptation of the Root board game, the official release for the match-3 title Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and a delightful arcade game collection that offers tons of polish. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 21st, 2020.

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How do invisible, under-screen cameras actually work?

Under-display cameras are poised to be The Hot New Feature, following up on the similar success of the in-display fingerprint sensor. It almost seems like science fiction: You can't see the camera, but it can see you. The technology promises to eliminate the last impediment in the all-screen phone dream. But how does it work, and when will you actually be able to buy a phone that has one?

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Annoying Android 11 bug basically breaks multitasking

Android 11 introduced a bunch of new features, including some tweaks to the recent apps screen that saw the addition of helpful buttons and the removal of an unhelpful gesture. But those aren't the only changes the new release has brought to the app switcher — some users are reporting that the recent apps screen is completely borked on the final version of Android 11.

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OnePlus Nord owners are reporting random factory resets and data loss

If you've been on the OnePlus forums recently, you may have seen several worrying reports of Nord devices performing unsolicited factory resets, causing users to lose all of their data in the process. According to some of the affected people, their Nord felt warm in their pockets and when they pulled it out, it was doing a factory reset all by itself.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the week of September 14, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a new board game adaptation from Asmodee Digital. We also have a fantastic 8-bit platformer where you play as a spider and an artful philosophical game from the creators of Homo Machina. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 14th, 2020.

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19 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Meme Maker, Olauncher, and OnePlus Notes (9/5/20 - 9/19/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's roundup is sponsored by Meme Maker, a one-stop-shop for all of your meming needs. We also have a new minimal launcher that's easily worth a look, and OnePlus has released a notes app, in case Keep doesn't float your boat. I've also moved the COVID apps into their own section for easier discovery. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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Android 11's new media controls remain buggy in public release

The final release of Android 11 earlier this month brought a ton of new features and improvements, but there was bound to be a bug or two with so many changes. The new media controls make the audio-listening experience a lot nicer, but they're still in need of some polish: some apps with currently playing audio can't be controlled unless you expand the quick settings panel.

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11 new Android 11 features you should know about

Android 11 is finally here! Well, sort of. The update is already rolling out to Google Pixel phones, and will come to more devices in the coming weeks and months. Much like the past few Android OS updates, there aren't any radical design changes or features that will completely change how you use your phone, but there are plenty of smaller improvements worth talking about.

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14 new Android games from the week of September 7, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the latest release in the PAKO racing series, the beta release for Rovio's latest Angry Birds title, and a fantastic shuffleboard game that offers strategic gameplay similar to chess. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 7th, 2020.

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Android security update tracker, September 2020: Rankings for popular smartphones

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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 security flaws are discovered in components of Android each month, which is why Google releases monthly security patches.

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