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LineageOS comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 families

LineageOS comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 families

LineageOS is the custom ROM version of Android for when you throw your phone's original software away and say "screw it, I'm gonna load my OWN Android, with blackjack and hookers." We keep an eye on Lineage to let you know when it's come to new devices, but these are frequent enough (and sometimes inconsequential enough) that ain't nobody got time to do them one by one anymore. Here's a bunch of new devices that have received their first builds over the last six weeks.

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16 new phones and tablets get Lineage 18.1 ROMs

16 new phones and tablets get Lineage 18.1 ROMs

Lineage OS the premiere custom Android ROM, and one of the best things about it is that it's constantly expanding. Over the last few weeks the distributed team has added no less than sixteen new phones and tablets from a handful of vendors.

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Razer Phone 2 on sale for all-time low of $300 ($100 off)

Razer Phone 2 on sale for all-time low of $300 ($100 off)

Those who have come into contact with super-fast refresh rate displays have hyped them to be a big-time ruiner for anyone going back to 60Hz or less. Razer brought a 120Hz experience to mobile with its phones and while their viability has been in question, you'd probably still be interested in giving the Razer Phone 2 a try. Lucky for you, the company's dropping this ol' reliable down to its lowest price yet.

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Razer Phone 2 is only $373 on Amazon right now (53% off)

Razer Phone 2 is only $373 on Amazon right now (53% off)

Razer is mostly known for its RGB-lighting heavy gaming equipment, but the company also already published the second iteration of its Android phone around this time last year, the aptly named Razer Phone 2. With a list price of $800, the device was supposed to be competing with the Pixel 3, OnePlus 7, and others in that range, but the phone's cost has quickly fallen and is now down to just $373 on Amazon.

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[Update: Deal's back, available to all] Razer Phone 2 discounted down to $400 ($100 off) for Amazon Prime Day

[Update: Deal's back, available to all] Razer Phone 2 discounted down to $400 ($100 off) for Amazon Prime Day

In the midst of all the Prime Day deals you're peering through on Amazon today, you might want to consider this deal of the day for the Razer Phone 2. Sure, the cameras on this thing aren't the best, the whole device series is still in limbo, and, frankly speaking, it's a last-gen phone. But it still works, it's still a respectable option for people who love gaming on the go, and, for now, it's just $400.

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Netflix officially certifies 23 more phones and tablets, brings HDR to OnePlus 7/7 Pro

Netflix officially certifies 23 more phones and tablets, brings HDR to OnePlus 7/7 Pro

Due to the Netflix app's use of DRM and other restrictive technologies, not every Android phone or tablet can automatically watch movies and shows in HD. In most cases, Netflix has to certify each device for HD playback, and run additional tests to make sure HDR works. The company has now certified 23 new phones and tablets for HD playback, and brought HDR compatibility to a handful of phones.

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[Update: Now at Best Buy] Razer Phone 2 slashed to $500 ($300 off) for a limited time

[Update: Now at Best Buy] Razer Phone 2 slashed to $500 ($300 off) for a limited time

With Snapdragon 855-running smartphones around the corner, we've begun to see markdowns on "older" flagships that are powered by the S845 SoC. Today's sale on the Razer Phone 2 (which is just a few months old) is one such instance — it can be had for $500, down from $800.

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Razer Phone 2 now receiving Android 9 Pie update

Razer Phone 2 now receiving Android 9 Pie update

Even though the Razer Phone 2 launched two months after Android 9 Pie went official, it shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo. Owners were left in the dark until last week, when Razer announced that their second phone would receive Pie on February 27th. Well, it's now February 27th, and Razer has kept its word — the Pie update is out now.

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Razer Phone 2 will get Android 9 Pie update starting next week

Razer Phone 2 will get Android 9 Pie update starting next week

The Razer Phone 2 was released in October of last year, and if you enjoy playing games on the go, it's not a bad phone. However, it did ship with Android 8.1 Oreo, even though Pie was released two months prior. Razer has now announced that Android 9.0 will start rolling out to the phone next week.

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Razer Phone 2 drops to $700 ($100 off) at multiple retailers

Razer Phone 2 drops to $700 ($100 off) at multiple retailers

Razer's second phone, creatively named "Razer Phone 2," has been on the market for a couple of months now. Our review showed that it's a good device overall, with many improvements over the original Razer Phone. It's now available at a $100 discount from Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Newegg, bringing the price down to $699.99.

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