Stadia wasn't off to a great start and still has trouble positioning itself as a viable alternative to the just-launched PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox Series, but Google is finally starting to gain some traction with promotions and hype. And it really looks like the company and third-party developers are committed to the platform. Stadia's director of games Jack Buser told MobileSyrup that his team "built a roadmap of about 400 games in development right now from 200 developers."
It looks like 5G is the standard of choice in a galaxy far, far away, as Google and Lucasfilm have teamed up to create a Mandalorian AR experience that is only available on 5G Pixel phones and "other select 5G Android" handsets. Interestingly enough, you don't actually need to be on a 5G connection to get in on the fun, and when we sideloaded the app to older, 4G-only phones, we noticed that the experience is running just fine.
Gmail's right sidebar makes it easy to access information at a glance. You can view your calendar, your tasks, or your notes right next to your emails, allowing you to cross-reference information and avoid appointment conflicts. And now Google has announced a new addition to the sidebar: Contacts. Once it rolls out to you over the next two weeks, you'll be able to view all of a contact's details neatly organized next to their messages.
As promised last week, Roborock's first round of Black Friday deals are here! Right now, you can pick up the flagship S6 MaxV for $599.99 ($150 off) or an S6 Pure for $359.99 ($240 off) at Amazon. Keep in mind that each of these deals are only for a limited time, and they have their own rules and timeframes. Jump below the break for complete details.
OnePlus had a sale on the OnePlus 8 about a week and a half ago, but maybe you just want to buy them through Amazon for whatever reason. Well, you've got that phone as well as the OnePlus 8 Pro for $200 off right now.
Chromebooks are cheap and effective computers that do well as document editors, web surfers, and media streamers. With Black Friday looming on the horizon, they're even cheaper: HP has a couple of capable 14" Full HD Chromebooks which you can get for as low as $149 from Best Buy.
TCL makes some decent, inexpensive phones, and for Black Friday, they're getting even cheaper. Starting today, you can pick up two of TCL's 2020 models, the 10L and the 10 Pro, starting at just $175 from several retailers. For the 10L in particular, that's a great deal — Ryne was impressed with it even at full price.
True wireless headphones are convenient, light, and portable, but they often cost a pretty penny. You're not looking to pay an arm and a leg for some headphones, and that's okay: Black Friday is coming up, and that means lots of great deals. In fact, you can get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for just $70 ($30 off) at both Amazon and Best Buy right now.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading many of us to watch more content, and sometimes in different places than at home. Because of this, it's not always easy to have several TV sets, let alone smart ones. Thankfully, portable projectors can solve this issue, as they can be easily carried anywhere. In addition to being compact, Anker's Nebula Capsule Max runs on Android, making it seamless to access content on the go. It traditionally sells for $470, but it's now down to just $376.
Although Motorola has been slow to roll out Android 10 to most of its devices globally, the company is at least keeping developers happy with steady kernel source releases. Over the past few weeks, Motorola has released updated source code packages for most of its phones, accelerating the creation of custom ROMs and recovery partitions.