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One of the Pixel 3 XL's front-facing speakers is (much) louder than the other

Earlier today we reported that Google's latest Pixels had some low audio quality when recording videos, but that isn't the only issue to have appeared since the pair of phones launched. There are also widespread reports that the Pixel 3 XL's two stereo front-facing speakers have drastically different volumes. According to a statement made by Google on Reddit, this profound difference in sound balance is intentional.

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Reigns: Game of Thrones is out on Android

Back in August, we knew Reigns: Game of Thrones would be coming to Android in October, and it would appear the developer has stayed true to its  word. As of this morning, the latest entry in the swipe ‘em up series is available for purchase on the Google Play Store. You can expect to find all of your favorite characters from the hit TV show as you play out hundreds of potential storylines through the familiar card-based swiping gameplay of the Reigns series, all in your quest to secure your claim to the Iron Throne.

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Spotify updates both its Wear OS app and Android experience for Premium subscribers

Spotify is making some big changes this week. Both the Wear OS app for smartwatches and the Android app are getting overhauled, though the latter only concerns Premium subscribers.

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[Update: Pixel 3 has an LG OLED] iFixit's Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen

iFixit has torn apart every major smartphone released over the past decade or so. The repair site recently posted a teardown of the Google Pixel 3 XL, giving some insight into what hardware the phone is using. Interestingly, iFixit discovered that the 3 XL uses an OLED panel from Samsung, not LG.

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Google's Pixel 3 graduates to full sales a day ahead of schedule, while pre-orders arrive

Reviews for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL landed just earlier this week on Monday, with the earliest among us getting shipping notifications just yesterday. That means those that popped for overnight handling have already started receiving their brand new Pixels. In the same vein, the Pixel 3, 3XL, and a handful Pixel 3 accessories over on the Google Store have all also swapped over from "pre-order" to "buy."

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[Bonus Round] Turbo Chase, Wave Bird, Heart Attacks, PAKO Forever, Stick Sprint, and Town of Salem - The Coven

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a slick '80s Outrun endless runner, a delightfully minimal arcade game, a spooky endless runner with an amusing theme, the latest release in the PAKO police chase franchise, a swipe-based racing game, and a digital adaptation of the Salem party game.

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Eminem's new 'Venom' video shows off the Pixel 3's video prowess

On the night of October 6, New Yorkers were confused by an unusual light display on the Empire State Building. Turns out it was for the shooting of an Eminem video that was captured (at least for the most part) on Pixel 3 phones.

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NBA 2K19 is finally out on Android, but it doesn't contain the online mode iOS users received

On October 3rd 2K released NBA 2K19 for iOS, and it brought with it an online match play mode that's entirely new to the mobile series. As you can imagine, online play is a big addition for a game centered around a competitive sport. Well, 2K has finally gotten around to releasing the Android version, and what do you know, it is oddly missing the new online mode that iOS users received. Past that glaring omission, you can expect the regular yearly improvements, such as simplified controls, a new soundtrack, and a couple of new gameplay modes.

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[Update: Now in public beta] Opera announces private beta of browser with cryptocurrency wallet and Dapps support

In what seems to be a theme today, Opera has revealed it's launching a private beta for a crypto-integrated version of its browser. This new beta adds a built-in wallet for cryptocurrencies as well as support for Ethereum-based decentralized applications (Dapps, for those in the know).

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Huawei's Porsche Design Mate 20 RS features three rear cameras and a leather back for €1,695

It was only this March that Huawei released the Porsche Design Mate 10 RS, but the mobile company has already raced to the finish line with a successor: the Mate 20 RS. It's quite similar to the newly announced Mate 20 Pro, except a bit swankier with its leather back panel and improved memory/storage options. 

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