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LineageOS 17.1 arrives on the ROG Phone 2, Sony Xperia XZ2, and other phones

LineageOS 17.1 arrives on the ROG Phone 2, Sony Xperia XZ2, and other phones

Slowly but surely, the LineageOS custom ROM is bringing unofficial Android 10 to a wealth of phones and tablets. LineageOS 17.1 (based on Android 10) recently arrived on the OnePlus One, and now the ROM is available on several other phones, both new and old.

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Leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 promo video shows the upcoming noise cancelling headphones in action

Leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 promo video shows the upcoming noise cancelling headphones in action

A promo video for Sony's upcoming WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones has leaked, confirming most of the various details we already knew about the awaited XM3 successor, while showing off that near-identical design in action.

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Sony Xperia 1 II now available in the US for $1,198, bundled with WF-1000XM3 buds

Sony Xperia 1 II now available in the US for $1,198, bundled with WF-1000XM3 buds

There are a few unusual things about the Xperia 1 II, including the super-tall display and the stupid name, but arguably the most unusual thing is the price. Back when B&H first put the One-Two up for pre-order, we were amazed at that $1,198 price, and thought that Sony might be reconsidering the price when the number was taken down. However, Sony confirmed that price a few days later, though it did mention it'd be throwing in a free pair of WF-1000XM3s for pre-orders.

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Paranoid Android ROM is back from the dead with Android 10 builds (Update: Even more phones with Quartz 4)

Paranoid Android ROM is back from the dead with Android 10 builds (Update: Even more phones with Quartz 4)

LineageOS is the most-used custom Android ROM around, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for others. Paranoid Android was a popular choice back in the KitKat days, and while the ROM returned in full force with Nougat builds in 2017, there hasn't been much news since. Now the project is back (again), touting Android 10 builds for nine phones so far.

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Sony WF-XB700 wireless earbuds marked down to $100 ($30 off)

Sony WF-XB700 wireless earbuds marked down to $100 ($30 off)

There's a lot of options out there these days when it comes to truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds, including a soon-to-be-unveiled pair from OnePlus. Sony makes a lot of wireless earbuds, and most of them are pretty good. Now one of its cheaper offerings, the WF-XB700, are marked down to just $99, a savings of $30.

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Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones are down to $220 on Woot today

Sony's excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones are down to $220 on Woot today

The unpronounceable Sony WH-1000XM3 active-noise canceling headphones may be getting a little long in the tooth with a successor landing soon, but that doesn't make one of the best Bluetooth headphones any worse — they're still a great choice. If you've been eyeing these to escape the noise surrounding you while you work from home, today might be your chance to grab them for cheap. They're available as Woot's deal of the day for just $220, which is the lowest we've ever seen (ignoring refurbs, that is).

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Prepare to hit the gym with the Sony WF-SP800N wireless ANC earbuds for $148 ($52 off)

Prepare to hit the gym with the Sony WF-SP800N wireless ANC earbuds for $148 ($52 off)

There are ample options for wireless earbuds these days, and Sony makes some of the best you can buy if you want active noise cancellation. The company introduced a pair of fitness-focused ANC earbuds earlier this year in the form of the cleverly named WF-SP800N. Now they're on sale for $148 ($51.99 off) at Amazon and Best Buy.

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How to sideload any application on Sony smart TVs

How to sideload any application on Sony smart TVs

Sony uses Android TV across all its smart TVs, which means you get a full-fledged operating system without extra boxes or streaming devices. Android TV also gives you access to the Google Play Store, a library of thousands of TV-optimized games and applications. However, sometimes the app you want might not be available through the Play Store — maybe Google hasn't approved it yet, or you want to install the latest updates before everyone else. That's where sideloading comes in.

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Sony’s WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds now on sale for $178 ($52 off)

Sony’s WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds now on sale for $178 ($52 off)

If you're looking to get a pair of noise-canceling wireless earbuds, Sony's WF-1000XM3 are probably your best bet, especially considering they're now as low as $178, which is $52 lower than the MSRP.

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2015 Sony Android TVs are getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo

2015 Sony Android TVs are getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo

Sony Android TV owners are used to delayed updates, but several 2015 Bravia TVs are finally getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo. This update is allegedly for KD- KE- and XBR- models, though so far documentation has only been published for KD models. The update doesn't seem to be rolling out widely yet, but a changelog and firmware download page for Asia Pacific models has been posted by Sony.

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