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ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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Sony confirms Pie update timeline for Xperia XZ1, XZ2, and XA2 devices

Google has rolled out Android Pie to Pixel devices, and Essential managed to get an update out on the same day. A few OEMs like Moto and HTC have offered some insight on what they're updating. Today, you can add Sony to the list. It says updates are coming to devices in XZ2, XZ1, and XA2 families. Some of them might be here sooner than you expect.

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ2 down to $650 ($150 off), XZ2 Compact $570 ($80 off) at B&H

Sony seems to finally be making somewhat of an effort stateside, having put the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact up for pre-order here around three months ago. Now that it's ditched the side-mounted fingerprint sensor design, there are even functional fingerprint sensors here in the US! B&H is currently offering the XZ2 for $649.99 and the XZ2 Compact for $569.99, equating to a $150 and $80 discount, respectively.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: A Sony vanity project and nothing more

There was a time not that many years ago when Sony was trusted implicitly by consumers all over the world. You knew if you bought a Sony product, you were getting the best, and people were willing to pay more for that peace of mind. However, Sony has struggled to find its place in today's hyper-competitive world, particularly when it comes to smartphones. Sony makes phones that are good in some ways, but the issues often outweigh the strengths. Through it all, the price is still consistently higher than competing devices.

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ARCore v1.4 adds support for its first Chromebook, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and many more [APK Teardown]

Every month or so, an update to ARCore rolls out to add the augmented reality framework to a whole new set of phones, tablets... and now Chromebooks? Yes, the first Chrome OS device has been found among the list of profiles included in the ARCore APK, and that is the recently released Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Also joining the list are the codenames associated with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, blueline and crosshatch, which are due out this Fall.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium now available for a whopping $1,000

Sony's newest flagship device, the Xperia XZ2 Premium, was announced back in February. It has all the features you'd expect from a high-end 2018 smartphone, like a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage (with microSD expansion), IP65/68 water resistance, and more. The updated design, with curved glass and a rear fingerprint sensor, was highly anticipated.

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ Premium down to $470 ($230 off) at B&H

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is currently in the pre-order phase in the US, with the official release date set for July 30th. But at $999.99, it's extremely expensive, and it's just not that attractive of a phone. The original XZ Premium has been discounted to $469.99 by B&H, allowing for a somewhat affordable method to get a 4K display-equipped phone.

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Sony announces 48-megapixel smartphone camera sensor

Sony has announced that it's developed a smartphone camera sensor with a silly-high resolution of 48 megapixels. The new IMX586 is apparently the world's first sensor to feature a pixel size of 0.8 μm — and those tiny pixels allowed for Sony to cram a whole lot of them into a component small enough to fit in a smartphone chassis.

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[Deal Alert] Get a pair of Sony WH-H800 H.Ear wireless headphones for $100 ($129 off) today on Woot

In case you're not burnt out on audio equipment deals after Prime Day earlier this week, here's another one: Woot's got Sony's WH-H800 H.Ear wireless over-ear headphones for more than half off, down from their normal price of $229 to just $100.

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TWRP now available for Xperia X and X Compact, Moto E4, and more

As everyone is well aware of by now, TWRP is by far and away the most popular custom recovery for Android devices today. It covers a huge variety of phones and tablets, and more are constantly being added. This time around, the additions include the Sony Xperia X and X Compact, Moto E4, US unlocked LG G5, and more.

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