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Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

The very first time I ever used Android, it was loaded up as a live bootable partition on a MicroSD card shoved into my HTC Fuze. I'm sure the Windows Mobile installation on the phone's internal storage felt very jealous, because the rest is history. Samsung is hoping for something similar with its latest project: an interactive, web-based demonstration of Android made specifically for iPhone users.

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Lenovo's new gaming phone snaps in half like a graham cracker

Lenovo's new gaming phone snaps in half like a graham cracker

Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel 2 is one of the weirdest designs we've seen in a long time, even for a gaming phone. With two fans mounted on the back and a crazy mechanized front-facing camera built into the power button, it's certainly an eye-catching device. Unfortunately for Lenovo, recent gaming phones have gained a reputation for being fragile in your hands, and the Duel 2 continues that trend.

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Google rolls out a big Android 12 preview bug-fix update today

Google rolls out a big Android 12 preview bug-fix update today

Android 12 DP2 just picked up its second bug-fixing update, bumping things numerically to DP2.2. This latest release includes a lot more fixes than DP2.1 did, including a fix for video encoding issues that I ran into, a crash tied to the Bluetooth section of Settings, disappearing widgets, and a failure to save Wi-Fi passwords, among others.

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Ring's new floodlight cam features its best motion detection yet

Ring's new floodlight cam features its best motion detection yet

It's been a busy start to the year for Ring. After releasing one of the most affordable smart doorbells on the market today, the company has returned with not one but two new cameras designed to keep your home monitored when you aren't around. In addition to a brand-new Video Doorbell 4, Ring is finally upgrading its popular floodlight with the new Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. Both versions are gaining some great improvements over the last-gen models.

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You don't need a controller to play these Xbox Game Pass titles from your phone

You don't need a controller to play these Xbox Game Pass titles from your phone

Microsoft is betting big on Game Pass as the next-gen console war heats up, and on the mobile streaming front, it's winning. Streaming games to Android via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has proven a popular (and free!) addition to the subscription service. But having a big library of games to play on the go doesn't help if you don't have a controller handy.

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If you've ever wanted to automate your spreadsheets, there's now an app for that

If you've ever wanted to automate your spreadsheets, there's now an app for that

Tasker is an incredible service that allows you to automate almost anything you could think of on your phone. The app only recently gained support for Google's new sleep tracking tools and learned to read JSON data and web pages this year, and now, Tasker can also automate Google Sheets with its latest plugin: AutoSheets.

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Google wants to put your photos in a wild personal virtual reality gallery

Google wants to put your photos in a wild personal virtual reality gallery

Google is one of the few companies of its size willing to commit to trying out new ideas on a large scale. While these projects are often killed off without restraint, it's still fun to see what new software is released from its labs each year. In its latest experiment, Google is launching some new WebXR apps for Chrome, designed to combine AR and VR to add new context to the world around you. From scannable social distancing to a virtual gallery of your memories, these new "XR experiences" are pretty wild.

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Samsung's beastly new budget phone has a battery twice the size of an iPhone 12 Pro's

Samsung's beastly new budget phone has a battery twice the size of an iPhone 12 Pro's

High-refresh-rate displays are all the rage now, and even budget phones have started to get a taste of them. Now Samsung's new Galaxy F12 manages to introduce a 90Hz panel on a phone that doesn't cost more than the company's latest pair of truly wireless earbuds.

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Win one of 10 Deplike Premium guitar effects app codes (Update: Winners )

Win one of 10 Deplike Premium guitar effects app codes (Update: Winners )

You've already read all about how Deplike gives you the power to carry an entire rig worth of powerful guitar amps and pedals in your pocket. This week, you have a chance to win complete, unbridled access to the app and its features. You read that right: Our friends at Deplike are giving away 10 codes to unlock all premium amps and effects within the app for life.

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Google's new Android Auto app replacement is rolling out to more countries

Google's new Android Auto app replacement is rolling out to more countries

Google has been particularly slow with rolling out Assistant Driving Mode, which was announced at I/O 2019 but only made available in late 2020. Even then, it was limited to users in the US. But that's no longer the case as Google is now making the feature available for users in other countries too.

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