Android Police

59

Samsung's April update is headed to even more phones and tablets — here's the complete list

Samsung's April update is headed to even more phones and tablets — here's the complete list

Samsung has put a lot of effort into improving its software reputation, and a big aspect of that change has been a renewed focus on issuing regular security updates. Over the last couple years, Samsung has frequently managed to beat Google to the punch, and that continues even now as the Galaxy Note10, Z Fold2, and S21 have all received the April security patch, more recently followed by the Galaxy A52, S20 FE, and the S10 line.

Read More
5

Google's Oh So Orange Pixel Buds have disappeared

Google's Oh So Orange Pixel Buds have disappeared

Google's Oh So Orange colorway for the newer Pixel Buds may have been discontinued, according to retailer listings. Most storefronts now list the orange-capped earbuds as out of stock.

Read More
0

29 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Monday

29 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. We have a solid list of sales today, including a few standouts I'd like to highlight. First up is Kingdom Rush Origins, an enjoyable tower defense game. Next, I have Icewind Dale, a fantastic CRPG that is often on sale but is easily worth the sale price. Last up is ½ Halfway, a minimal puzzler that offers a short but refined experience. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 29 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

Read More
3

Pick up a pair of ANC true wireless earbuds for less than a takeout dinner

Pick up a pair of ANC true wireless earbuds for less than a takeout dinner

While some of us continue to mourn the loss of our precious headphone jack, there's a small bright spot of hope for those looking to leave dongles behind. True wireless earbuds are cheaper than they've ever been these days, making the switch to Bluetooth headphones cheap and easy without losing out on fancy features. You can grab a pair of Aukey's wireless earbuds with active noise-canceling built-in for just $20 from Amazon.

Read More
2

Google is bringing its first Lens feature to the web

Google is bringing its first Lens feature to the web

For better or worse, Google has been working on expanding its Lens features far beyond the reach of its dedicated app. While having to deal with added bloat in your favorite apps can be frustrating, occasionally, real improvements still manage to come from mixing software together. If you keep a host of screenshots and documents saved in the cloud, one of Lens's best features is coming to the web to make your experience a whole lot better.

Read More
16

There's a new 'Doom' game coming to Android, and it just entered early access

There's a new 'Doom' game coming to Android, and it just entered early access

It looks like Bethesda has plans to cash in further on mobile (as if The Elder Scrolls: Blades wasn't bad enough), and so the studio is testing a top-down shooter called Mighty Doom. This game is currently in early access in New Zealand, though details are light since Bethesda has yet to announce the title officially. What we do know is that this is a free-to-play mobile game that will offer casual level-based gameplay that takes place in famous Doom locales.

Read More
14

RedMagic 6 review: High-end specs with a side order of bugs

RedMagic 6 review: High-end specs with a side order of bugs

RedMagic isn't a big name in the US, but it's been busy carving out a niche for budget gaming phones. Gaming phones almost always come with compromises, and a budget option even more so. Still, for $600, the RedMagic 6 is killer on paper with a Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, and a 165Hz display, but prodigious specs aren't always enough when poor support is on the table. Still, some mobile gamers might make that trade-off for super-smooth gameplay when the RedMagic 6 launches later this month.

Read More
23

Microsoft just bought the company that built Siri's voice recognition for Apple

Microsoft just bought the company that built Siri's voice recognition for Apple

Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant named after that hologram lady from HALO, didn't exactly set the world on fire. Most Windows users I've seen treat it like an annoyance to be avoided, instead of an integral part of the system, as Google's Assistant and Apple's Siri have become. But based on its latest corporate purchase, Microsoft might be taking another stab at voice-powered interaction.

Read More
32

Five best things about owning a OnePlus 9 Pro

Five best things about owning a OnePlus 9 Pro

In smartphone years, OnePlus has just started coming of age, spreading its wings to enter new verticals and price segments. The latest, top-of-the-line OnePlus 9 Pro is the star of the company's lineup, and rightly so. The newest Pro has taken the biggest leap a OnePlus phone has taken in years to improve camera quality. But outside its newfound photography capabilities, the phone has a lot else going for it.

Read More
Mastodon