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Long-standing Pixel bug that breaks all on-device sensors spreads to Pixel 5

Long-standing Pixel bug that breaks all on-device sensors spreads to Pixel 5

In a case of déjà vu, a minority of Pixel 5 owners are starting to report issues with all of their phone's various on-device sensors, including the compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Based on the details provided, this sounds like the same issue that some prior Pixel phones were plagued by, which may have been caused by a corrupted "persist" partition. However, Google tells us that a fix for several sensor issues across all Pixel devices was included in the December 2020 patch, and some of those affected claim the update fixes their problem.

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19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/30/20 - 12/06/20)

19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/30/20 - 12/06/20)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the arrival of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, though it's a shoddy port. I also have the arrival of Football Manager 2021 Touch as well as the official launch of Donut County on Android.

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14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including FamiSafe, Google Assistant - Interpreter Mode, and The Mandalorian AR Experience (11/21/20 - 12/05/20)

14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including FamiSafe, Google Assistant - Interpreter Mode, and The Mandalorian AR Experience (11/21/20 - 12/05/20)

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 FamiSafe, an excellent company that offers a comprehensive parental control application with a suite of robust features. Of course, we also have a few more titles to share with everyone today, such as Google Assistant's new interpreter mode, an AR experience for The Mandalorian, and a note app that can save your text on your homescreen. 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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Google promptly fixes Android app input bug in Chrome OS 87

Google promptly fixes Android app input bug in Chrome OS 87

Android apps have had a rough history on Chromebooks ever since Google brought them to Chrome OS in 2016. From a lackluster app ecosystem to nasty bugs like the app scaling issue that nearly made it into Chrome OS 86 Stable, Google has attempted to create a compelling Android app experience for users to enjoy, but with little luck. With Chrome OS 87 due in a few more days, Google's operating system finds itself in another predicament that makes the typing experience in Android apps incredibly frustrating.

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13 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/23/20 - 11/29/20)

13 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/23/20 - 11/29/20)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre game releases from the last week. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the arrival of Football Manager 2021 Mobile, a delightful board game from Plug in Digital, and a unique and simplified brick break where you're only tasked with breaking walls.

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15 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/16/20 - 11/22/20)

15 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/16/20 - 11/22/20)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre game releases from the last week. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha releases, you're covered. This week I have a new Bridge Constructor game from Headup, an intriguing idle game that also offers survival-based strategic gameplay, and a third-person exploration game where you'll fill the role of a fox and a human in an intertwined story that all comes together in the end.

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19 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Apple TV, Device Lock Controller, and Stream TV Mobile (11/7/20 - 11/21/20)

19 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Apple TV, Device Lock Controller, and Stream TV Mobile (11/7/20 - 11/21/20)

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 week or so. Today I have the arrival of the Apple TV streaming app, but only for Sony TVs. I also have a new device locking app from Google to help carriers lock out their insolvent customers, as well as a new TV streaming app from Verizon. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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The best Chromebooks (Fall 2020), from $300 and up

The best Chromebooks (Fall 2020), from $300 and up

Chromebooks are hard to shop for these days. If they're even in stock, it's tough to tell which ones are worth your time. Thankfully, we've assembled a small list of our favorite models. Whether you need a cheap computer for the kids' homework or something capable to plug the work-from-home gap, a Chromebook can probably do the job, and these are the ones we recommend.

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12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/9/20 - 11/15/20)

12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (11/9/20 - 11/15/20)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre game releases from the last week. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha releases, you're covered. This week I have a gorgeous action-puzzler that offers Metroidvania-like gameplay, an enjoyable chat-style interactive storytelling game, and a unique solitaire card game from the creator of Miracle Merchant. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of November 9th, 2020.

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OnePlus finally resumes updates to the OnePlus 5, with Oxygen OS 10.0.1 rolling out now

OnePlus finally resumes updates to the OnePlus 5, with Oxygen OS 10.0.1 rolling out now

The OnePlus 5 and 5T haven't received any software updates since May, and that update inexplicably removed image stabilization. We had to wait until September for the company to explain itself, revealing that a critical bug had been found in the communication module and that fixing it involved discussion with carriers, further delaying things. Almost two months after the revelation, OnePlus is finally rolling out a new update to the OnePlus 5, fixing the big bad bug, updating the security patch, and restoring stabilization to the camera.

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