TCL's presence in the mobile world may be understated compared to the Samsungs or Xiaomis, but having only put out phones under its own name for the past couple of years, the company has definitely has its foot on the gas pedal. Today, three new phones are joining the TCL 20 series, bringing this year's catalogue up to five devices.
Google and Apple may be fierce competitors, but the companies do work together when it makes sense. All relevant Google apps are available on iOS, and Apple offers its music streaming service on Android. The walls were further torn down when Apple brought its streaming service to Sony Android TVs last year, and now, Google has finally announced that Apple TV is also coming to the Chromecast with Google TV and TCL models starting today.
Do you suddenly have room for a 75" TV in your home? Humongous sets never seem to lose that much of their value sitting on store shelves, but TCL's 75" 4-Series 4K Android TV just did — it's on sale now at more than 25% off.
At the recently concluded CES 2021, TCL made a host of announcements about its upcoming 8K and mini LED TV range — one of which touched upon Google TV coming to its 2021 lineup. Now the company has a little news to share about its existing Android TV models, some of which are now confirmed to be getting an Android 11 update.
Prolific television maker TCL has announced that it will be selling its first Google TV within the year. The set would be the first with the new UI and join a fleet of Roku TVs and low-end Android TVs in the portfolio.
TCL produces some of the better Android tablets currently available, if you don't want one of Samsung's various GalaxyTabs for some reason. The company released a budget 8-inch tablet a few months ago for Verizon, and now TCL is showing off two new options during CES 2021 — one with a new experimental display technology, and a cheaper option targeted at home and educational use.
TCL might have made a name for itself because of its affordable TVs, but the brand has long entered the smartphone market, most recently releasing its first Verizon 5G phone, the TCL 10 5G UW. For CES this year, the company is back with a new, even more affordable phone lineup consisting of the sub-$400 TCL 20 5G and the TCL 20 SE.
Now that more people are staying at home these days, augmented reality has the potential to become even more important. AR may not be as novel as it once was, but that doesn't mean Google isn't continually expanding its ARCore SDK to more devices to enable them to seamlessly access AR experiences like its virtual zoo.
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.
You can't really beat the convenience of true wireless earbuds — they're portable, lightweight, and these days you can get an insane amount of playtime out of them. Oftentimes they can run a bit on the steep side, though. TCL has a solution for that: its ACTV500TWS true wireless earbuds are on sale today for just $60 ($40 off) on Amazon.