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[Update: Note 10 Lite] Samsung might be working on a cheaper Galaxy Note for Europe

Everyone already knows about the Galaxy Note 10. It’s a flagship device for Samsung and boasts a flagship price of $950. Spring for the bigger Note 10+, and that price goes up to $1099. However, it now looks like an affordable mid-range Note might be in the works.

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[Update: US beta teaser] Samsung may begin Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10, Note10 in just weeks

With Android 10 out and about on release, we're now waiting on Samsung, the world's largest producer of Android smartphones, to update its phones' software based on the new OS version. We typically expect the company to run a beta program in the fall and, according to SamMobile, this will be the case again.

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Google is reportedly working on a 5G Pixel phone

Google's new hardware lineup has been leaked to death ahead of its official unveiling, and with less than a week to go, new rumors keep coming. According to a new and not entirely surprising report, Google is planning a 5G Pixel device that it may or may not reveal at its October 15 hardware event.

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[Update: New color] Motorola One Macro details leaked from retailer

Motorola looks intent on layering on more phones in its One mid-range series of smartphones. Hot on the release of the One Zoom and One Action, Saudi tech retailer Extra has prematurely revealed the existence of the Motorola One Macro.

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Chrome's beloved dino game may soon be joined by Snake, whole section for browser games

Chrome. It can one of the most overbearing pieces of software we deal with on a daily basis — it takes up so many resources and has so many limbs, ligaments, and levers that need taking care of lest they go unused. But its immense size also allows it some room to breathe — take the dinosaur game you get to play when your device is offline. Now, there's word that another game will soon join the roster.

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Pixelbook 2 may be an old-fashioned Chromebook coming out as Pixelbook Go

Little has been made of last year's Pixel Slate: an overcomplicated hardware form factor that made using its rather simple Chrome OS somewhat challenging. It made customers contort to buying keyboards and pens. Critics have said Google should've just stuck to a laptop. Well, perhaps the Pixelbook Go may be the laptop you've wanted since last year... from last year.

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Essential confirms second product is in testing, may feature 'fingerprint walkie-talkie'

"Announce something," the Essential fan cried last September. "We'll make an announcement," the CEO responded in June. It's been difficult to follow a short, terse conversation spread over several months, much less the saga of what kind of product would follow Essential's first phone — a phone design was supposedly binned, a smart home hub has never been released, and all of this while the company itself was reportedly being considered for sale. Now, we finally have word from the company that it has taken action to get a second product to market.

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LG's leaked Android 10 skin is still oppressively bright, but at least there's dark mode

If you're a long-suffering LG smartphone owner who just wished that the company would just take a little bit more care of its software... let's just say we've resigned to a level of masochism. Updates are slow to come out and the UI itself contains plenty of outdated motifs. But worse news may be to come as some purported screenshots of the upcoming LG UX 9.1 on top of Android 10 have been uploaded to a South Korean forum.

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Video shows Nokia feature phone running Android 8.1

The race to smarten up a billion phones in rural, developing regions has seen some significant progress so far, most of it coming from KaiOS and Google's massive eight-digit backing into the voice-forward flip phone software suite. Recent rumors, though, have put Android as an double-blind alternative for feature phones. Now, we have our first moving vision of said concept.

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Some Google Stadia pre-orders are hinting at just how soon hardware might arrive

So, you've bought into Google Stadia with that $130 Founder's Edition kit, you've got enough internet pumping in and out to blast 4K HDR games without the console, and you're just about to explode with all the titles set to come in the next year. All you're waiting for is the word "go," and so far, we've only been given the word "November." But a couple of clues have recently popped up in the Stadia subreddit in the hopes of letting us mark down a specific day on our calendars.

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