According to a teardown, Android 12 Beta 5 has a new feature that joins the existing Adaptive Charging improvements that debuted in prior Betas. According to some strings spotted, Pixels running Android 12 may show a notification that explains that it will "limit charging to help preserve battery health" when your phone is overheating. Read More
Recording video in 4K at 60 frames per second is understandably an intensive undertaking, but you'd hope that your phone could handle it without overheating. Unfortunately, reports suggest that the brand-new Pixel 5a gets too hot while shooting video and asks you to close the camera until temperatures return to a more reasonable level. Read More
As more and more OnePlus 9 Pros end up in customers' hands, we're hearing reports that the phones may be prone to overheating — especially while taking photos or recording video. To the surprise of none of our readers, AP's own Artem Russakovskii (of #ArtemsLuck fame) has been running into the problem. Thankfully, OnePlus tells us this is a known issue that will be addressed in updates over the next few weeks. Read More
Listening to wireless earbuds is an excellent way to stay energized while out on a run, but what happens when your buds get a little too hot to handle? And I'm not talking about a beat that's fire — users of multiple Samsung earbuds, including Galaxy Buds and the new Galaxy Buds Live, report that using the buds in warmer conditions renders them annoyingly useless in a matter of mere minutes. Read More
Amazon announced the Echo Buds, wireless earbuds with Bose's active noise reduction technology, last September. They went up for sale a month later to generally positive reviews. Now an update is rolling out to the Echo Buds, but rather than adding flashy new features, it fixes a bug that could cause dangerous overheating while in the charging case. Read More
The Chromecast Ultra has long been prone to over-heating issues, even before it became the launch device for Google's video game streaming service. The complaints about toasty Chromecasts have returned, as some of Stadia's first players are experiencing crashes when playing games from their TV. Read More
The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet came out a year ago, and it was one of the best on the market at the time. Even now, it remains a solid way to spread Android across eight inches of screen. But today NVIDIA has announced a voluntary recall on all tablets sold between July 2014 and now. As it turns out, the company feels there's a significant enough chance of the battery overheating and starting a fire. Read More
Remember those rumblings of overheating problems with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 mobile processor? I think it's safe to say that they've been confirmed. Dutch enthusiast site Tweakers used a thermal camera to test the temperature of various high-end phones while running the intense GFXBench benchmark application. They found that the new HTC One M9, powered by the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 810, could reach temperatures as high as 55.4 degrees Celsius (131.7 degrees Fahrenheit).
That's hot. Really, really hot: considerably higher than iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3, Galaxy Note 4, and last year's HTC One M8, all of which hovered around the 40 degree Celsius mark (104 Fahrenheit) under the same test. Read More
Samsung and Qualcomm have been reliable partners since the rise of Android, to the mutual benefit of both the phone maker and the OEM chip supplier. But according to this report from Bloomberg, that relationship has hit a rocky patch as Samsung prepares its next flagship phone, presumably the Galaxy S6. An anonymous tipster told Bloomberg that Samsung will decline to use a Qualcomm chipset for the phone after poor testing of the Snapdragon 810, the OEM's top-of-the-line processor.
According to the report, Samsung has found that the 810 often overheats during testing, causing the company to choose its own line of Exynos processors instead. Read More