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We live in a digital age, and security is of utmost importance. We’re seeing all kinds of scams going around, from malware that infiltrates phones, to phishing schemes and spyware. You probably want to stay as secure as possible out there, and using encrypted messaging services is the way to go. There are quite a few messaging apps out there that offer encryption, but not all of them do, even though they should. In this article, we’ve decided to highlight the very best encrypted messaging apps for Android.

Do note that these are only our choices, not all the available options out there, of course. The apps you’ll see below are not listed in a specific order. Each of them has its benefit and downsides. You’ll get plenty of information in this article, including descriptions for every app, their costs, screenshots / videos, and much more. If you’re looking for a new messaging app, or you’re just wondering if yours is encrypted, read on.

Top 9 Best Encrypted Messaging Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best encrypted messaging Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download Cost In-app cost (per item)
Signal
Telegram
Google Messages
WhatsApp
Viber $0.99-$104.99
Threema $3.99
Facebook Messenger $0.99-$399.99
LINE $0.99-$139.99
Wickr Me

Top 9 Best Encrypted Messaging Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Open Source Encrypted Messaging Android App

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Signal

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

Signal is the very best open source messaging app for Android that also offers encryption. As such, it does not bring ads to your phone, nor will it bother you with in-app purchases. Signal has been around for a while now, and it is considered to be one of the most secure messaging services out there. This app has a high rating in the Google Play Store for a good reason, it has plenty to offer.

This app uses its own end-to-end encryption. The app looks great as well, the design is minimal and yet very functional. It offers all the features you’d expect a messaging app to offer, you can send text messages, images, videos, stickers, conduct voice or video calls, and more. There is even a Chrome extension available, so you can use Signal from your desktop PC as well.

Download Signal

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Secret Chats

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Telegram

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Telegram is yet another app that is well-known for its security features. Telegram also uses its own encryption, just like Signal. It uses its custom MTProto encryption. It offers web client-server encryption for standard chats. Do note that end-to-end encryption is not enabled by default on Telegram, though, you’ll have to switch to a Secret Chat mode if you’d like to use end-to-end encryption.

Telegram allows you to set messages to self-destruct, that goes for whatever you send as part of a message, including images, videos, and documents. Telegram also supports group chats, huge group chats, in fact. Up to 200,000 people can be included in a single group chat, and no, that’s not a joke. Telegram really does support as many people in a single group chat. The app’s UI design is also really nice and modern.

Download Telegram

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For RCS

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Google Messages

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google has added end-to-end encryption to its ‘Messages’ app earlier this year. This feature has been long-awaited, and it’s finally here. This goes for RCS chat messages as well, by the way, so you don’t have to worry about that. Google Messages is primarily an SMS app, but it also supports the RCS protocol. In other words, if the person you’re sending a message to has RCS support, you can send messages over the Internet as well, as you would on any other instant messaging app.

You can send both images and videos via Google Messages, while the app also supports GIFs, stickers, and so on. Google Messages app keeps on getting features, and it’s a lot better than it was a year ago. The app is quite reliable, and it’s also quite secure at the same time. The UI design is what you’d expect from Google, it’s clean and modern, and also highly-functional at the same time.

Download Google Messages

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App With Two-Step Verification

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WhatsApp

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

Ever since Facebook bought WhatsApp, people have been issuing their concerns regarding the privacy this app offers. Still, the company does keep the app really secure. Their information collecting policies aside, the app does offer end-to-end encryption. In fact, it uses Signal’s end-to-end encryption, and it has been doing that for the last five years. The app also has some options for fine-tuning group invites, and so on.

Disappearing messages are expected to come to the app soon, and your backups are also end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp has a huge user base, and it has been around for a long time. It has all the features you’d expect out of an instant messaging app, and it is activated via a phone number. That is the practice with a lot of other apps as well. The app’s design is also quite nice, simple and functional.

Download WhatsApp

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Group Chats

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Viber

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Viber is yet another really well-known instant messaging app which requires your phone number in order to work. This app is now owned by a Japanese company, and it offers end-to-end encryption. Viber also offers self-destruction Secret Chats, and also the Hidden Chats feature. It’s really well-equipped when it comes to security features, and it has a huge user base.

You can make phone and video calls via Viber, and many people do. The app also puts a huge emphasis on expressing yourself, and thus offers tons of stickers to choose from, not to say new ones are constantly being added. You can send text messages, images, videos, and documents via Viber. The app is free to use, though there are in-app purchases included. The app won’t force you to buy anything, though.

Download Viber

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Anonymity

Threema

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Threema is a very interesting app. In order to use the app, you’ll get a unique Threema ID key. That will allow you to use the app completely anonymously, you won’t even have to provide a name. You can, however, connect your account with an email address or phone number, which will make it easier for others to find you. Threema does offer end-to-end encryption. It uses the NaCl cryptography library to protect your communication with other people.

The app does offer your standard messaging features. You can send text messages, images, videos, and also share files (up to 20MB per file). Group messages are also allowed, and the same goes for polls. So, what’s the downside? Well, the app is not free ($3.99), plus not many people use it (in comparison to the most popular messaging apps out there). It didn’t really become popular in that many regions. It is a very compelling solution, though, and a very secure one.

Download Threema

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Facebook Users

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Facebook Messenger

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Facebook Messenger is yet another Facebook app on this list. Many would argue that this app is far from secure, but that’s not exactly true. Facebook practices aside, Facebook Messenger does offer end-to-end encryption, just not by default. It offers it via the Secret Conversation feature built into the app. Facebook Messenger’s Secret Conversations are based on the same encryption system used in Signal.

What are Secret Conversations? Well, that feature allows you to send encrypted text messages, pictures, and stickers. There is an option for time-limited self-destructing messages as well. Messenger also offers end-to-end encryption for one-to-one voice and video calls, and it is testing end-to-end encryption for groups chats, voice calls, and video chats as well. So, the app will become even more secure moving forward.

Download Facebook Messenger

Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Sticker Support

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LINE

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

LINE is yet another app that didn’t really catch on in the west, but it’s more than compelling. It is immensely popular in Asia, for a good reason. LINE does offer end-to-end encryption, though it’s an optical feature in the app. You can enable it via the ‘Letter Sealing’ option. YOu can register to use this app by using your phone number, or you can simply log in via your Facebook account, if you have one.

Just like basically all the other apps on the list, this app allows you to send text messages, images, and video content. You can also make voice and video calls via LINE, not to mention send out stickers and emoji. There are also some theming options available here… well, quite a lot of them, actually. There is also a feature called “LINE Timeline”, using which you can share what you’re up to with your contacts.

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Best Encrypted Messaging Android App For Overall Privacy

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Wickr Me

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Wickr Me is a private messaging app that most of you probably never heard of. When it comes to overall privacy, this is one of the best messaging apps you can download. It offers end-to-end encryption, and it allows you to send private, self-destructing messages. That includes photos, videos, and voice messages as well. This app uses very strong encryption, and it even deletes metadata (geotags and message times).

You have the option to choose how long will it take for messages to self-destruct. There is also a video-key verification system feature for an additional level of security. Users verify each other with short bursts of encrypted video. The app has an extremely strong focus on security. It even has a bug bounty program that offers a huge sum of cash for finding security flaws in the app.

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Discord: Everything You Need To Know – Updated September, 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/discord-everything-you-need-to-know.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:30:42 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=958095 Discord these days is the popular choice for most people when it comes to communicating with friends and family online. Whether it be about games, movies, TV shows, food, or anything else. When Discord launched it became the go-to option for gamer communication. Opening up a new method for voice and text chat. Finally, gamers [...]

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Discord these days is the popular choice for most people when it comes to communicating with friends and family online. Whether it be about games, movies, TV shows, food, or anything else. When Discord launched it became the go-to option for gamer communication. Opening up a new method for voice and text chat.

Finally, gamers had another good quality app that they could use to coordinate their gameplay with teammates during party content. Like raids, dungeons, and multiplayer matches against the enemy team. But since its arrival, Discord has changed some over the years and is now much more than just the premier game chat app.

It has a lot of different features to offer that make it a great option for anyone to keep in contact with like-minded individuals on just about any topic. If you’ve never heard of Discord before, that’s totally ok. Maybe you just don’t spend much time online or maybe you’re simply used to another chat app. Like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, TeamSpeak etc.

But if you’re wanting to learn more about Discord and what it offers, and why it might be a benefit to you, this guide will walk you through everything important about Discord. First, though, let’s take a little more of an in-depth dive into what Discord is.

What is Discord?

Discord is a chat app for mobile devices and PC. It requires an online connection, and was originally launched as a chat app for gamers. It’s a still chat app for gamers, but it’s also now more than that.

You can use it for text chat, voice chat, video chat, and even for sharing links, videos, and other content. Since going beyond gaming, Discord, now, is an app for keeping in contact and communicating with friends, family, and other like-minded people who share the same love for your interests. It’s basically just a place to hang out and chat.

So it’s not just for gamers anymore. It’s for anyone, and it can be a great place to talk with others.

What platforms is Discord available on?

Discord is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. It can be downloaded directly from the respective app stores. Or if you’re on Windows or Mac, you can simply use it from the Discord website. Although, you do get a richer experience from the app.

Eventually, Discord will be integrated with PlayStation consoles in some form. It’s also available on Xbox One, but you can’t use it for chat. It only allows you to see what you’re Discord friends are playing.

Is Discord free?

The use of Discord is free. Downloading it is also free. That being said, there are some paid subscription options that Discord offers. With these you get extra features that free users do not get. So it’s up to you to decide whether or not those features are worth your hard-earned money every single month.

For some, the subscription may be valuable. For others, they might not be. But the beauty of the paid options is that they don’t really need to be paid for in order to have a great experience with Discord. Using the free version of it is perfectly fine and you still have access to all or most of the features that are necessary to have a great experience.

What are the Discord subscription options?

Discord has two different subscription plans available for users. There’s Discord Nitro and Discord Nitro Classic. Nitro is $9.99 a month and offers more features than Nitro Classic. You can also subscribe to Nitro on an annual basis at $99.99 a year.

Nitro Classic has a few less features than Nitro, but still more features than the free membership. It costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

What does Discord Nitro get you?

Subscribing to Nitro will get you a bunch of nifty bonuses that amp up the user experience. With Nitro, you’ll get improved emoji capabilities and you can collect and create your own customized emoji, including animated emoji.

You also get a personal profile. Which lets you claim a custom tag, and add an animated avatar to your online persona. Then there’s the server boosts. While you can boost a Discord server as many times as you want, subscribing to Nitro will get you two free server boosts to start. You can use these on your own server if you want, or on a server you frequent and really enjoy.

In addition to the two free boosts, you also get a 30% discount on any additional boosts. Your badge will also gain a little identifier that shows how long you’ve been boosting. The last two perks are some of the most useful. You’ll be able upload files up to 100MB as opposed to 8MB with a free account.

Lastly, you also get access to high-resolution video for video calls, Go Live streaming, and screenshare.

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Can you gift Nitro to friends?

You sure can! Discord has added the ability for users to gift Nitro to other users. So if you and your friends are in the same server, and you want them to be able to enjoy Nitro perks alongside you, you can gift them a Nitro subscription to get them started.

What is a server boost?

A server boost is a way for you to add extra perks to your server or the server of your choice. The perks are shared across the community so anyone who is a part of that server can utilize them. The booster also gets some unique perks that only they have access to. Such as Server Booster role within the community, and a Server Booster badge that shows up next to their name.

Since anyone can boost a server though, anyone who does boost will get these perks. Whereas the rest of the perks that come along with a boosted server are shared with everybody. To get the boosted perks, the server has to have unlocked the level rewards. There are three levels in total, and each one adds a little more to the perk pool.

You can view all of the level-specific perk unlocks below.

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What is a server

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The way Discord works, is that it breaks up communities into servers. A server could be dedicated to your favorite YouTuber. Or it could be a server that was created by you and your friends for use with your game nights. It could even be one that’s dedicated to hanging out and chatting about your favorite movies. Or about school if you want a server for studying with class mates and sharing ideas.

Servers are given a name by the creator, and then the server is further broken down into categories and channels. Categories and channels help to keep the community organized so discussions don’t overlap. Ensuring there is a specific place for everything, and making discussions easier to find for other community members.

For instance, you might have a server for your game nights. People play a lot of different games. So you could set the server up with categories for each game to keep the chats organized. You could also set up multiple voice chat channels so that there are specific ones for different activities. e.g. a channel for raids, a channel for random chats, and a channel for any other game content.

Joining a Discord server

Servers can have a seemingly infinite amount of members. Some servers are open and you can join at your leisure. Other servers are private and you’ll need an invite to join them. To join a private server, you would either have to request to join and that request would need to be approved, or someone would have to send the invite to you and you would accept the invite.

Once a member joins a server, they can be given a role (or multiple roles) by community admins. These roles can dictate what each member is able to do inside of a server. Furthermore they can also limit which channels a member or members can see. As an example, you might have a channel that is specifically for admins. And perhaps you don’t want anyone but admins to see or be able to interact with this channel for security reasons. So you could simply lock any non-admin members out from seeing that channel.

Member roles

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Let’s get a little more specific about member roles. As they will play a part in how members can interact with a server. Member roles must be set up by another member that has the ability to control what each role has access to. These are called role permissions. Role permissions can span a varied amount of things. Like say, managing the role permissions. Something usually reserved for an admin role.

Permissions can also be for things like changing nicknames, and banning or kicking members from a channel or server. Roles can also be set up with any name you wish. So you don’t have to call it an admin role. You could call it “moderator” if you like. Or really anything. Give it a fun cheeky name if you want to. That is, if you’re someone who has the ability to adjust these things.

If you’re simply a user, then you will just be able to see what your roles are. Roles also have associated colors to help indicate the status of each member when they communicate in chats. This displays their name in their highest level associated role color.

Can I create new servers?

You can create a new server anytime you like. There are even options for starting one from scratch or starting from a template based on the type of community you’re trying to create. All you have to do once you have a Discord set up, is click on the “+” symbol in the Server list to create a new one and get started.

What features does Discord have?

Discord has a pretty large list of features for members. Making it a very versatile chat app. Some of the features have already been discussed above. Such as the ability to add roles to members, set permissions for members, and the ability to split up server communication into different categories, and chat channels.

Discord also lets you share files with other users. These could be images, like JPG, PNG, GIF etc., or they could be music files or other types of documents. Free members can upload files that are up to 8MB in size. Nitro members can upload files that are up to 100MB in size.

You can share links, too. Whether it be a link to a web page or a link to a video you simply wanted to share with your friends. Videos can also be played right inside of Discord so members don’t have to open web pages just to see the content. Which is pretty handy.

One of the newer features that Discord added is called Threads. And these are just as they sound. They’re chat threads that can add even more organization in a chat channel. Say you have a chat channel that’s simply labeled as a “general” channel where people can talk about anything. But only you and one or two other members are discussing a particular topic. Threads allow you to keep the discussion in that general channel while also allowing you to keep it separate from the rest of the channel’s discussions.

For voice chat, there’s a feature called noise suppression. This will cancel out more or less everything but your voice. So the only thing people hear from your mic is you talking. These are just a handful of the main features. But there are plenty more. You can find a full list of features here.

Does Discord have themes?

There are a couple of themes, but nothing too crazy. You have your basic light and dark theme, and then one that syncs it with whatever your computer is using. Officially, this is all the themes there are.

Though there may be some unofficial ways to add themes to your Discord app. Having said that, we’re not sure if this is against Discord’s Terms of Service. So proceed with caution if you decide to look into using them.

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TCL & Alcatel Bring The Flip Phone Back Complete With Modern Apps https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/tcl-alcatel-flip-phone-flip-pro-go-4.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:00:59 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962422 Mobile users in need of more basic devices have new flip phone options available from TCL and Alcatel. And we’re not talking about foldable phones of the Android variety. Instead, these are old-school but still modernized feature phones. Specifically, for use with 4G via carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, and prepaid subsidiaries. What kind of phone is [...]

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Mobile users in need of more basic devices have new flip phone options available from TCL and Alcatel. And we’re not talking about foldable phones of the Android variety. Instead, these are old-school but still modernized feature phones. Specifically, for use with 4G via carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, and prepaid subsidiaries.

What kind of phone is the TCL FLIP Pro, Alcatel GO FLIP 4

It may or may not come as a shock that both of these phones are effectively identical. TCL has been manufacturing devices for Alcatel for quite some time. And this time around it’s bringing its own to the table to match.

So they pack the same basic shape, a textured design with a 1.44-inch, 128 x 128 resolution screen on the outside. Inside, things get a bit clearer with a 2.8-inch, 320 x 240 resolution panel. Although that’s not altogether surprising since the handsets only measure 4.22-inches by 2.19-inches. That’s at a thickness of 0.78-inches and a weight of just under 133g.

And, of course, neither of these two devices runs Android, either. Instead, TCL and Alcatel opted to utilize KaiOS. That’s a relatively new operating system centered on non-touch interfaces, with an Android-like app experience. Including support for Chrome and other Google apps. Given that Google invested as much as $22 million in the project back in 2018, it should offer a great — if trimmed back — experience. At least for those who only really need the basics.

That means that the specs under the hood don’t look the snappiest either. At least not on paper. The companies chose to go with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC, for starters. And it paired that with 512MB of RAM and just 4GB of storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

And the camera game isn’t the strongest here either, with a single 2-megapixel snapper. That’s capable of shooting 480p at 30 frames-per-second and 1080p at 30 frames-per-second on the playback side.

Both phones are made by TCL but the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 goes its own way

Now, there are a few differences between these phones as well. For instance, the spec sheet on the two devices shows that the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 comes with acrylic glass on the internal and external screens. The glass type, conversely, for the TCL FLIP Pro isn’t specified.

There’s also the fact that the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 operates on different mobile bands than its TCL-branded flip phone counterpart. And that comes down to the fact that these phones support different carriers entirely. Alcatel will support T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile with its flip phone while TCL is supporting Verizon prepaid, postpaid — in the coming weeks — and US Cellular.

Beyond that, although no reason for the discrepancy is given, the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 will last longer than the TCL flip phone. The company indicates that it can go more than 18 days in between charges on standby. With up to 37 hours of use time and up to 12.7 hours of talk time. By comparison, the TCL FLIP Pro can last for up to 14 days on standby with 14 hours of talk time. Time under usage is listed as up to 24 hours.

Similarly, while both phones support 4G LTE and VoLTE, the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 only supports up to 8 gadgets on its mobile hotspot. The TCL FLIP Pro, on the other hand, supports up to 10.

Last but not least, the TCL FLIP Pro comes in a Slate Gray coloration, while the Alcatel flip phone ships in Midnight Blue.

Pricing and availability

Pricing and availability for the two new flip phones will vary as well. As noted above, TCL FLIP Pro has landed at Verizon Prepaid first, as well as US Cellular. It will arrive for postpaid customers on Verizon in the “coming weeks.”

That phone will start off at a retail cost of $69.99 or, at US Cellular, at $99.99 with payment options starting at $4.16 per month over 24 months.

Conversely, T-Mobile will be selling the Alcatel GO FLIP 4 at $4 per month over a 24-month contract. Metro will sell the phone for $99.99. But will also offer a discount, putting the price at $49.99 with an eligible update. Buyers can also get the phone for free with a new line addition or by switching to Metro.

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The Steam Deck: Everything You Need To Know – Updated September, 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-valve-steam-deck.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:21:37 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=952911 On July 15, Valve officially revealed its long-rumored handheld gaming PC, called the Steam Deck. It’s Valve’s answer to the emerging crop of handheld PCs like the GPD Win 3, as well as consoles like the Nintendo Switch, and the rising interest from gamers to have access to high-quality games on the go. While companies [...]

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On July 15, Valve officially revealed its long-rumored handheld gaming PC, called the Steam Deck. It’s Valve’s answer to the emerging crop of handheld PCs like the GPD Win 3, as well as consoles like the Nintendo Switch, and the rising interest from gamers to have access to high-quality games on the go.

While companies like Google and Microsoft were dipping their toes into the waters of cloud gaming, Valve was building this. A machine that comes with custom-designed hardware like a custom AMD GPU, high-quality buttons, three options for storage and more.

There’s a lot to know about the Steam Deck and nearly as much that’s still a mystery. But the curtains have finally been lifted on Steam’s handheld gaming solution. If you’re interested in this machine and want to learn more about it, this guide will walk you through everything there is to know so far.

There are still some unknowns, of course. And we’ll address that as it comes up in this post. But, right from the get-go there’s already a lot of detail.

How much does the Steam Deck cost?

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That will depend on which model you choose. There are three available models, all of which differ only by the amount of storage they have, and how fast that storage is. You do get a few extra goodies though if you purchase either of the two more expensive models. These however don’t have any impact on the machine’s performance.

The Steam Deck starts at $399. This will get you the 64GB model. You can up that to $529 if you want the 256GB model, and if that still isn’t enough, then $649 will net you the 512GB model.

The one thing that is worth noting is that the storage on the 64GB model is eMMc. Whereas the other two models have NVMe SSDs for the storage. So that’s where the speed comes from. That will translate to loading games faster.

When will the Steam Deck launch?

Officially it begins shipping December of 2021. So it’ll be out later this year. Valve has not given an exact date for release yet though. So while it begins shipping in December, it’s unclear exactly when in December. Presumably, Valve will want to start shipping these out in time for them to be under the tree as gifts during the holiday.

However, Valve also states that shipping will go in the order reservations were received. So keep in mind that your own order could arrive after December of this year. As it just depends on how fast you were to make the reservation.

Can I pre-order the Steam Deck?

Yes, you will be able to pre-order the Steam Deck. Valve is only allowing those that reserve the hardware to pre-order though, for now at least. Reservations begin on July 16 at 10AM PST. While there may or may not be limited stock, you’ll still want to reserve the model you want as fast as you can. So you have a better chance at getting it shipped out as early as possible.

Valve hasn’t officially announced when pre-orders go live. But it will notify anyone that reserves the unit when orders are available so you can make the purchase.

Can I reserve more than one Steam Deck?

No. Valve will only allow one Steam Deck reservation per person. So you will only be able to purchase one during the reservation period. You can however buy more than one eventually, once the Steam Deck is available for general purchase. Unfortunately, Valve has not confirmed when that is. So this is your only chance to get one for the time being. As general purchase isn’t going to be available until sometime in 2022.

Do I need a Steam account to reserve/purchase the Steam Deck?

You likely won’t need a Steam account to purchase one when they’re available for general purchase. But for the reservations, a Steam account is going to be required. Valve is also making it a requirement that for the first 48 hours of the reservation period, the Steam account must be in good standing. And that account must have purchased a game prior to June of 2021.

This is an effort to curb the unauthorized resellers using bots that will inevitably try to snatch these up. With this requirement in place, Valve is trying to ensure that anyone who wants a Steam Deck for themselves, and not to resell, will have the opportunity to reserve a unit.

Do I need a Steam account to use the device?

Yes and no. The Steam Deck runs on SteamOS 3.0. And it plays games through Steam. So out of the box you will need to have a Steam account (which is free), be signed into it on the device, and have purchased games to play them. Unless the games you’re trying to play are free, in which case you just need to have an active account.

But, if you were to install Windows on the device, and were planning to forego Steam altogether, then you wouldn’t need a Steam account for that. That said, it’s way easier to just sign up for a Steam account and use the version of SteamOS that the Steam Deck runs on. Especially with the compatibility for Windows and Linux games thanks to Proton and Steam Play.

How many buttons does the Steam Deck have?

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Steam Deck Controls 1
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Steam Deck Controls 1

There are five buttons on each side for the R and L inputs. The R1/L1 and R2/L2 inputs on top, the R3 and L3 inputs on the front, and then four paddle buttons on the back of the unit for the R4/L4 and R5/L5 inputs.

There’s also the D-pad, the left and right thumbsticks, a Steam button, a Quick Access button, an Options button, the ABXY buttons, and a touch pad on each side of the device. There’s also the power button and volume buttons on the top. It even has a gyro for motion controls.

What kind of audio does the Steam Deck support?

It supports both wired audio through a 3.5mm port, as well as Bluetooth audio for a wireless experience if you prefer it. There are also two front-firing Hi-Fi speakers if you don’t feel like connecting headphones or external speakers.

Does it support expandable storage?

Steam Deck Expandable Storage

It certainly does! The Steam Deck has a built-in microSD slot. The only thing Valve seems to highlight about using this for storage is that the card needs to be a high-speed microSD card. So that means you probably can’t use just any old card. Make sure to do your research and get one that will be able to deliver. Lest your games load so slow you forget what you were doing.

Valve unfortunately doesn’t confirm what the max limit is on expanded storage. Having said that, the Steam Deck should support microSD cards as high as they will go. The biggest cards available are 1TB, but those generally run for around $200. So putting that much expanded storage in the machine won’t be cheap.

How does the Steam Deck charge?

It uses a USB-C port on the top of the device and comes with a USB-C charging cable and adapter to keep it topped up.

Can you play games with external controls?

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The Steam Deck will support external controls. So you can plug in a mouse and keyboard and play games that way if you wish. You will need the Dock accessory though to plug in wired peripherals. If you want to use Bluetooth wireless peripherals, then you can connect them to the Steam Deck without the Dock accessory.

How much does the Dock accessory cost and when does it launch?

Steam Deck Official Dock

Valve hasn’t said how much the Dock will cost or when it will be available. Which means it may not launch at the same time as the first Steam Deck units that are scheduled to ship in December.

Do you need the official Dock to connect the Steam Deck to a TV?

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No. Valve says that this function will work without the Dock. As the USB-C port on the unit supports data, HDMI, and ethernet capabilities. So, if you have the right cables, you can still plug this into a TV or monitor without the Dock.

However, the Dock does have additional connection capabilities. There are two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.1 port, an ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a DisplayPort 1.4. So you’ll need the dock if you want to connect wired peripherals.

You should however be able to connect wireless peripherals without the Dock. Since the Steam Deck supports Bluetooth.

Where is it going to be available?

Valve is selling the Steam Deck in the US, the UK, Canada, and Europe when reservations open on July 16. Valve says it will share information about additional regions in the future.

What are the tech specs?

Steam Deck Tech Specs

The most notable specs on offer include a 7-inch LCD screen that has a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 400 nits brightness. The screen is also touch-enabled.

As for the internal hardware, the Steam Deck is running a custom AMD APU. Designed specifically for this machine. It has 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage options, expandable storage through a high-speed microSD card slot, HD haptics, Bluetooth 5.0 for controller, keyboard and mouse, accessory, and audio support, and a Dual-Band WiFi radio that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.

There’s also a 40Whr battery, it weighs around 669 grams, and its dimensions are 298mm x 117mm x 49mm.

How long does the battery last?

Valve says that the battery on the Steam Deck will last anywhere from 2 – 8 hours. Depending on the types of games you play and what other features you may be using. Other factors that can impact battery life include the connection of Bluetooth peripherals, as well as how bright you have the display turned up.

But, all that aside, the max battery life is 8 hours before it needs to be recharged. So it’s probably a good idea to keep the charger with you when away from home.

Does it support all of Steam’s features?

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The Steam Deck will support a wide range of Steam features that you have probably come to know and love about the platform. This includes Steam Chat, notifications, cloud saves, Remote Play for if you want to connect the Steam Deck to your gaming PC for better performance, the Steam Store, and the Community where you can access news and everything else you can find in the Community on Steam’s PC client.

There’s a universal search feature

Valve wants to make navigating this thing as easy as possible. And that includes finding what you’re looking for. Whether that’s a game in your library, a conversation with a friend, the friends list and more.

So, there’s a universal search function to help you track down those things. Easy peezy right? And, when you open your games library, you can filter titles just like you would on the Steam PC client. With options for filtering by installed titles, all titles, favorites, and collections. You can also sort games alphabetically if you want.

You can suspend and quickly resume games as you see fit

Valve built-in a suspend and quick resume feature for those moments where you need to pause your game. And using it couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is press the power button once and it goes into sleep mode automatically. Press it again to wake the Steam Deck back up and the game will even be right at the spot where you left off.

Will the Steam Deck support all of my Steam games?

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To play a game on the Steam Deck, it will need to be supported by SteamOS natively, or at the very least be supported by Proton and Steam Play. You can check more about which titles with Proton and Steam Play by heading to ProtonDB. This means there is a chance that some of your games won’t be supported by this device. However, expect all of the major titles to work. Valve has already shown off major games like DOOM Eternal, Hades, Control, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Ni No Kuni II and many more working on the portable PC.

The landing page also shows titles like Scarlet Nexus, Ghost Runner, Guilty Gear Strive, Portal 2, No Man’s Sky, Death Stranding, Ace Combat 7, and It Takes Two. Basically most major titles will be playable. But there are definitely going to be some odd outliers that won’t be. So keep that in mind.

Can I install other game clients on it?

Yes. Valve says that you will be able to run third-party software on this device. That means you could probably install something like Battle.net or the Epic Games Store and access games from those clients. Which opens up the device to even more games.

Does Valve offer optional accessories for it?

Other than the official Dock, there is also a carrying case for the Steam Deck, which you can see in the main image at the top of this post. That being said, all three models do come with a carrying case. So while that is an accessory, it’s bundled in so you don’t have to buy it.

Valve also states that the 512GB model comes with premium anti-glare etched glass. Though it’s unclear if this is referring to a glass screen protector that goes on top of the display, or the display itself.

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Aerial Battle Game The Falconeer Comes To Stadia In October https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/the-falconeer-stadia-release-price-new-game-october.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:48:37 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962451 Stadia continues to grow its library of available games, and today Google has announced that The Falconeer will be joining the lineup. The game will officially release on October 5 for the platform. So there are still a few more weeks to wait before you can download it. Having said that, it is available on [...]

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Stadia continues to grow its library of available games, and today Google has announced that The Falconeer will be joining the lineup. The game will officially release on October 5 for the platform. So there are still a few more weeks to wait before you can download it.

Having said that, it is available on Xbox Game Pass. So if you have a subscription and really want to try it out right away, there’s one way to do it. The Falconeer is an aerial battle game where you fight against other players in intense combat. You sit atop a large warbird, of which there are many to choose from, and must take to the skies and take down your opponents.

There’s more than just PvP combat though. The Falconeer is an open-world game so expect plenty of things to explore. And there’s nothing quite like exploring the vast reaches of a new world on top of a flying mount.

The Falconeer joins Stadia as the Warrior Edition

If you’ve never experienced this game before, then you’re going to get to experience the best version of it. Because the version that’s coming to Stadia is the Warrior Edition.

This is the fully updated version of The Falconeer, and it comes with two DLC expansions. The Hunter and Edge Of The World. So you get more bang for your buck. Speaking of price, Google doesn’t mention what this game will cost. It does however note that players should “stay tuned” for more information. Including on pricing and a new trailer for the game.

On Steam you can pick up the Warrior Edition for about $27 on sale right now. When all of the content normally costs around $44. And on Xbox the main game is currently on sale for around $13. So, expect pricing to be somewhere close to that range.

In addition to The Falconeer, Stadia also recently gained Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Darksiders III, and Merek’s Market. It also just recently held a free play days weekend. Now is as good of a time as any to jump into Stadia and give it a try if you haven’t already done so.

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Google Map Bug Causes Voice To Randomly Change Accents https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/google-maps-voice-accent-change-random-bug.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:05:13 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962359 Without Google Maps, many of us would be getting lost on the road a lot. The voice navigation feature is a big part of Google Maps’ utility, and recently, some users have been experiencing some issues with it. At random intervals, the Google Maps accent would change. Some users say that the Google Maps accent [...]

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Without Google Maps, many of us would be getting lost on the road a lot. The voice navigation feature is a big part of Google Maps’ utility, and recently, some users have been experiencing some issues with it. At random intervals, the Google Maps accent would change.

Some users say that the Google Maps accent would change to an Indian accent

Users took to places like Twitter and Reddit to voice their concerns about this issue. They report that, even while actively navigating, the voice would suddenly switch to a different voice with a different accent.

Right now, we know that the complaints are coming from English-speaking countries. We’re not sure if any other countries are affected by this issue. What we do know is that Google is hard at work fixing the issue; however, it’s unclear how long this will take.

Users are sharing how this affects them

It’s hard to think that a changing accent would cause anyone any trouble, but some users have been affected. One person notes that they were creeped out by the change. Their voice was set to a female’s voice, but it suddenly switched to a deep male voice. This makes sense, especially if traveling alone.

Another user says that the Google Maps accent change was discombobulating while dealing with traffic. Now, we don’t expect any major car accidents to happen because of this, but it’s still interesting how something so small can still cause such an impact.

Google Maps Forces You To Share Location Data For Turn-By-Turn Navigation

In other Google Maps news, Google might be the center of another data-sharing scandal. Google Maps, like any other navigation app, uses your location data to help the navigation process. However, to use turn-by-turn navigation, Google crowdsources your data.

This means that it shares your location data with other users so they can better navigate the same area that you’re in. A prompt has just started appearing in the app when you start navigating to a location. It tells users about crowdsourcing and how it helps navigation.

The kicker here is that you can’t deny permission to your location data. You’re basically forced to make your location data available for the service. This is reminiscent of how Apple automatically opts users in the “Find My Phone” network to share their data for Air Tags.

Folks who don’t want to share their data are out of luck, as they won’t be able to use turn-by-turn navigation without granting permission. No one stated if Google will be facing any backlash because of this.

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NVIDIA Adds Both Aragami Games And More To GeForce NOW This Week https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/nvidia-geforce-now-games-aragami-2-speed-brawl.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:30:04 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962424 The Aragami series is headed to NVIDIA GeForce NOW this week, alongside a handful of other games. This morning NVIDIA announced its latest Thursday drop of titles. Expanding the library of content players have to choose from when they want to game in the cloud. This week there are 10 total games being added to [...]

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The Aragami series is headed to NVIDIA GeForce NOW this week, alongside a handful of other games. This morning NVIDIA announced its latest Thursday drop of titles. Expanding the library of content players have to choose from when they want to game in the cloud.

This week there are 10 total games being added to the GeForce NOW roster. Not the largest weekly drop but also not the smallest. And more importantly, it’s consistent. As this is around the same number of games being added most weeks.

Some of the newly added titles are day and date releases. Meaning they’re hitting GeForce NOW around the same time that they were released for PC and consoles. So if you buy the games for PC, whether it’s through Steam or Epic, you can enjoy that new game in the cloud as well.

Aragami 2 lands on GeForce NOW on September 17

We’re exactly one day away from the official release of Aragami 2. The follow-up to the smash hit stealth ninja game from developer Lince Works. And if you pick it up through Steam you can play it on GeForce NOW starting tomorrow.

Having said that, you can get started with the first title, Aragami, as of today. Both Aragami and Aragami2 are all about stealth action gameplay. So while you can easily slash your way through enemies, in many cases you’re heavily rewarded for sticking to the shadows and doing things quietly. Or as quietly as possible.

If there’s only one game you pick up to use with the service this week, Aragami 2 should be it.

More games for more fun

If you’re not into stealth games or you simply like variety, there’s a few more games landing on GeForce NOW this week. This includes Honey, I Joined A Cult, which released on September 14, as well as Eastward, WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship, Gamedec, and Speed Brawl. All of which released September 16.

The Ubisoft Connect version of Assassin’s Creed III, as well as PULSAR: Lost Colony, and Verdun, are available today too. In short, you have loads of new stuff to play this weekend. The question is what you’ll choose to spend your time with.

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Top 10 Best (Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa) Smart Displays – Updated September 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/best-smart-displays-google-assistant-amazon-alexa Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:20:41 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=932859 These days, smart displays are becoming more popular than actual smart speakers. This is because you can do a lot more with a smart display than a smart speaker. Primarily because it has a display, giving Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant a nice visual aspect. For example, you can ask for the weather and actually [...]

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These days, smart displays are becoming more popular than actual smart speakers. This is because you can do a lot more with a smart display than a smart speaker. Primarily because it has a display, giving Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant a nice visual aspect. For example, you can ask for the weather and actually see the weather, instead of just hearing about it.

Currently, smart displays are mostly a first-party thing. While Lenovo and JBL have both made smart displays in the past for Google Assistant, the majority are made by Google (and Amazon for Alexa). There are plenty of great smart displays out there though, and we’re going to round up the very best smart displays in this post.

Top 10 Best Smart Displays

Smart Displays are pretty awesome to use, as they can double as a secondary screen for watching content, as well as functioning as a photo frame. Not to mention the fact that they can also be used for Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to do different things. But perhaps the best part is, using it as a hub for your smart home products.

Here, we have rounded up the very best smart displays on the market today. So without further ado, here are the top 10 best smart displays. You’ll notice that Facebook Portal is not on this list, and that is because we don’t feel we can ethically add it to this list. You’ll also notice that we have never covered anything about the Facebook Portal for this reason.

Product name Cost Where to buy
Nest Hub (2nd Gen) $99 Best Buy
Nest Hub Max $229 Best Buy
Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) $249 Amazon
Amazon Echo Show 8 $99 Amazon
Amazon Echo Show 5 $89 Amazon
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential $49 Best Buy
Lenovo Smart Display 7 $99 Best Buy

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

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Google just debuted the new Nest Hub in March 2021, it comes in at the same price, and offers some pretty cool new features. Like the ability to actually sense when you’re sleeping. It can actually track your sleep, which might sound a bit surprising, but definitely cool.

Google also added Motion Sense to the Nest Hub, which appears to work a lot better than it did on the Pixel 4 series when that launched in 2019.

Otherwise, it still has a seven inch display, and a physical switch to turn off the microphone. Still no camera in this one, which is why it is so cheap. Google does offer the Nest Hub in a variety of colors too. Including Chalk, Charcoal, Mist and Sand. It’s currently available for pre-order.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) - Best Buy

Google Nest Hub Max

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The Nest Hub Max is larger than the Nest Hub, hence the name. This one sports a 10.1-inch display, and also has a Nest Cam in the bezel. This camera can be used to keep an eye on your home when you’re not at home. It’s also used for video calling.

With the Nest Hub Max, you can use your smart home products on this display, including seeing who’s at the door, with your Nest Hello video doorbell. Or controlling your smart lights with your voice, or just using the display. Since there is a central hub available for controlling your home. It also can play all of your favorite music from YouTube Music among other services.

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Amazon Echo Show 10

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  • Price: $249
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Amazon Echo Show 10 is a redesigned Echo Show, with a display that will now follow you around the room. This is useful for a few reasons. It’s great for video calls, as you’re able to stay in the frame all the time. But it’s also good for seeing what’s happening when you’re not home. Much like the Nest Hub Max, this camera can be used for security too.

The Echo Show 10 does have a really good speaker in it, and allows you to watch content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and other providers. As well as allowing you to watch what’s happening on your Ring Video Doorbell.

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Amazon Echo Show 8

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  • Price: $99
  • Where to buy: Amazon

With the Echo Show 8, you have the ability to use Alexa just like you would on a smart speaker. But since it has a display, you get some added visuals with it. This includes being able to actually see the weather when you ask about the weather. You can also do video calls, in addition to voice calls. Since, well it has a screen.

The Echo Show 8 can also bring up the security camera feeds from outside your home, or the video doorbell. Which is a really cool feature to have available.

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Amazon Echo Show 5

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  • Price: $89
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Amazon Echo Show 5 can do pretty much everything that the Echo Show 8 can do, but in a smaller size. The Echo Show 5 is great to put in the kitchen or even in a bedroom on a nightstand in your room.

The display on the Echo Show 5 is a bit wider than the other Echo Show devices, which means it can show more content in-line versus the 8 or 10-inch models.

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Lenovo Smart Clock Essential

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The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is actually smaller then the Echo Show 5, with a 4-inch display. But it also doesn’t have a full color display. It’s basically an LED clock with Google Assistant built-in. Which is really neat actually.

You can still listen to music on the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential and do all sorts of things with Google Assistant, but this is almost a non-display version of a smart display. Since you can’t watch your cameras on here, nor can you watch YouTube on it.

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Lenovo Smart Display 7

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This is another smart display from Lenovo which does look a lot like the first Echo Show ever made. It has the display at the top and a pretty beefy speaker at the bottom. This allows for some good sounding audio out of this speaker, and it actually fires at you, unlike the previous Lenovo smart displays.

It’s a 7-inch display, so this is mostly just a tall smart display, and not very large. But you can still do everything you’d expect on a Google Assistant smart display. That includes watching Netflix, seeing your Nest Cam security cameras, and so much more. You can check out all the commands you can use for Google Assistant here.

Lenovo Smart Display 7 - Best Buy

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How to Turn Off Pop-Up Notifications in Google Chrome https://www.androidheadlines.com/how-to-turn-off-pop-up-notifications-google-chrome.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:48:20 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962322 Notifications, in Google Chrome or elsewhere, can be among the most useful of things. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always desirable. Whether because they’re intrusive or interrupting, notifications can also be productivity killers. Or just annoying. Fortunately, there is a way to turn notifications off in Chrome and to stop them from appearing altogether. [...]

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Notifications, in Google Chrome or elsewhere, can be among the most useful of things. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always desirable. Whether because they’re intrusive or interrupting, notifications can also be productivity killers. Or just annoying. Fortunately, there is a way to turn notifications off in Chrome and to stop them from appearing altogether.

Of course, that also doesn’t necessarily mean that doing so is as straightforward or intuitive as some might like. Google does tend to bury these types of settings deep inside of its Settings menu for apps. Although the process is similar enough on each available platform that learning how to turn off notifications in Chrome for one platform should prove helpful for learning how to turn them off elsewhere.

Now, it almost goes without saying that that’s exactly what this guide is here to discuss. So, without further ado, let’s dive into how to turn off unwanted notifications in Google Chrome.

Why would you want to turn these notifications off and does Chrome offer more granular options?

Now, the primary reason to turn off notifications in Chrome — and this will work in Chrome on any platform — is convenience. Or, rather, to get rid of the annoyance of pop-ups and interruptions. As useful as site notifications can be if we’re talking about email or a web-based chat service, they aren’t always. Especially when they appear immediately upon visiting a new site. Or revisiting a site you’ve already been to.

Moreover, unwanted interruptions are more than just annoying. They can also seriously hamper productivity. Worse still, they crop up seemingly more often when a site is requesting to send notifications. That’s as compared to sites actually sending notifications that might be useful.

Conversely, notifications can also just appear that aren’t useful at all. As is sometimes the reason for users to disable or hiding mobile notifications altogether.

Turning notifications off fixes all of that, if you know where to look. And, best of all, it’s easy to turn off sites’ ability to send any new notifications. Including notifications that ask permission to send notifications.

But that’s not always the best option either. Especially where notifications are useful. And, to that end, Google does give Chrome users more granular control. Namely, by allowing users to instead choose to allow notifications from specific sites and/or block them from specific sites. And that can, in fact, be used alongside turning off notification requests. While simply adding notification access to key sites you’d like them from.

Here’s how you can turn off Chrome notifications requests entirely

As noted above, the first step to stopping annoying pop-up notifications from sites is to turn off their ability to request notification access, to begin with. And that’s what this first step will show you how to do. From there, you can always fine-tune your notifications from Chrome. By regranting specific site access. Or by blocking sites that have already been allowed to show the notifications. Which is something we’ll discuss in the next segment.

In the interim, turning off the request capability for all websites is fairly straightforward, if you know where to look.

  1. Open up Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop computer. This will also work for mobile platforms, using nearly the same steps. So you could start by opening Chrome on your phone or tablet as well.
  2. On any of those platforms, look for the three-dot overflow menu icon at the top-right-hand side of the UI. Tap or click that icon.
  3. Scroll down and tap or click on “Settings”
  4. In Settings, either scroll or use the search bar at the top of the page to find the “Site settings” option. We used a desktop platform, namely Chrome OS, for this guide. So our sample images show us searching for “Site settings” directly. Tap or click on that option.
  5. Under “Permissions” on desktop or laptop platforms, tap or click on “Notifications.” This will be different on mobile platforms. There, the setting is located just under the “Site settings” option. Rather than requiring further taps.
  6. On Chrome OS, Chrome displays a bullet-style selector for three options, located under the “Default behavior” header. Select the “Don’t allow sites to send notifications” option. For other desktop platforms, turn off the toggle for the “Sites can ask to send notifications” option. On both platforms, that’s located at the top of the page
  7. For mobile, turn off the toggle for the “Sites can ask to send notifications” option, just as with the desktop platform option.
  8. Notification requests are now disabled
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Now, users may also want to keep notification requests turned on but not have those be as intrusive. Google also offers just such an option via the same settings menu outlined above. The primary difference in the steps comes in steps six and seven. Namely, instead of turning off the notifications, users will make a different selection.

On mobile platforms, you can turn on “Quieter Messaging” by selecting the second option on the page. That’s a checkbox that reads “Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you).”

On desktop Chrome, the option is similar. But on Chrome OS for Chromebooks, users will need to select the bullet option, as shown in the image below. That reads, “Use quieter messaging.” And is fairly straightforward. It blocks sites from interrupting you when they ask to send notifications.

With the feature turned on, users will be able to keep getting notifications. But Chrome does greatly diminished them. And they won’t steal focus from the page you’re presently visiting.

You can also set the browser to use “quieter messaging” to prevent annoying, interrupting pop-ups from sites asking for notifications permission

Block or allow certain sites on desktop

Now, it may also be the case that you simply want to turn off or on notifications from specific sites. For instance, you might want to turn on notifications for Gmail but not for that gaming news site you frequent. On Chrome OS and desktop platforms, those blocks or allowances can be switched on a site-by-site basis directly.

That means that users can choose to allow sites, in a more centralized, direct manner, to send notifications. Itemizing the pop-ups to ensure that only useful ones appear.

That’s not the case with mobile, at least not from a unified hub for notification blocking and allowing. Instead, sites need to be managed when visiting the site, by clicking or tapping the URL bar’s icon. For mobile sites, right now, that’s a lock-shaped icon. Located to the left of the URL. Then, by selecting the Permissions option and managing whether or not that permission is enabled for the site.

On desktop platforms, conversely, you can manage site notifications by adding sites directly in the Settings. Or you can remove that permission by blocking previously allowed sites. Namely, if they’ve stopped being useful or have become annoying or intrusive. And that really couldn’t be an easier process either.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop computer. This should work almost identically on all desktop platforms, including Chrome OS for Chromebooks as our example shows. Or for Mac, Linux, and Windows
  2. Tap or click on the three-dot overflow menu at the top-right-hand side of the UI
  3. Scroll down to select the “Settings” option from that menu
  4. As with the above method for turning off notification requests completely, navigate to the “Site settings” menu. And then to the “Notifications” menu within that option
  5. Under the “Customized behaviors” header in the Notifications menu, there are two sections. One for sites that are not allowed to send notifications and another for sites that are allowed. You can block sites that are currently allowed — or remove them from the allowed list instead — using the three-dot menu next to each individual site listed on the page. Conversely, you can do the same for sites that are blocked, allowing or removing them from the blocked list. This is also where you can edit the site URL if that’s been input incorrectly. Namely, via a tap or click on the “Edit” option within that menu in either list.
  6. To add a new site to the blocked list, select the rectangular “Add” button next to the appropriate section. Type in the primary domain URL for the site you’d like to allow. In our example, we’re blocking permission for Twitter on the list. Rather than typing in secondary URLs to specific tweets or a specific user, we can simply add the base domain name. In this case, that’s “www.twitter.com”
  7. Tap or click “Add”
  8. After doing so, notifications from Twitter.com will no longer effectively harass us when we’re trying to be productive. At least not from within the Chrome browser
  9. To add a new site to the allowed list, select the rectangular “Add” button next to the appropriate section. Type in the primary domain URL for the site you’d like to allow. In our example, we’re adding permission for AndroidHeadlines.com to the list. Rather than typing in secondary URLs to specific news articles or pages, we can simply add the base domain name. In this case, that’s “www.androidheadlines.com”
  10. Tap or click “Add”
  11. After doing so, notifications from AndroidHeadlines.com will be allowed through
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Razer's New Wolverine V2 Chroma Offers Customization For Consoles https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/razer-wolverine-v2-chroma-controller-xbox-series-x-pc.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:14:32 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962378 Amidst all the product announcements Razer has made this week (which includes these finger sleeves) is the new Wolverine V2 Chroma controller. A newer version of the V2 model that Razer launched at the end of last year alongside the Xbox Series X|S. This latest model comes with more advanced features, but it also now [...]

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Amidst all the product announcements Razer has made this week (which includes these finger sleeves) is the new Wolverine V2 Chroma controller. A newer version of the V2 model that Razer launched at the end of last year alongside the Xbox Series X|S. This latest model comes with more advanced features, but it also now has the Chroma lightning along the hand grips.

It’s still a wired controller. So you get less freedom than with something like the Xbox Wireless controller that comes with the console. Or the new SCUF Instinct Pro. It is a detachable USB-C cable this time though, so it has better storage. And, there’s method to the madness. Because Razer believes that having the controller be wired will help provide a better experience for competitive play.

The controller is compatible with Xbox SeriesX|S, Xbox One, and PC.

The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma has a few notable improvements

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Much of the controller is the same as the model released last year. But there are some upgrades that players will appreciate. For instance, the new Wolverine V2 Chroma comes with customizable thumbsticks.

You can easily pop off one set and put on another. Or mix and match both if you prefer to have one of each. There’s a set of shorter sticks for more speed, or a set of taller sticks that are supposed to provide more accuracy. In addition to the customizable thumbsticks, the D-Pad is now circular. So you essentially get 8-directional buttons on the D-Pad instead of the previous 4.

Razer also added an additional 4 multi-function buttons. So now you have the two on top as well as the four extra ones that sit near the back of the right and left hand grips. Overall this is basically a newer version of the Wolverine V2 Ultimate. Although the RGB lightning is in a different spot and it doesn’t have the interchangeable D-Pad.

Making a return from previous models are the Mecha switches used in the action buttons and D-pad. As well as the Hair Trigger mode with the trigger stop switches for faster actuation. All-in-all, it seems to have a lot going for it that would benefit players who thrive on competition.

You can grab the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma from Razer, as well as retail partners for $149.99.

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Top 10 Best Wireless Chargers For OnePlus 9 Pro – Updated September 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/best-wireless-chargers-oneplus-9-pro Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:00:55 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=936118 Since OnePlus started using wireless charging on its smartphones last year, they’ve really shown that fast wireless charging is possible and the future. So we are rounding up the very best wireless chargers for the OnePlus 9 Pro. Of course, the best (hands down) is the OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger, since it will [...]

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Since OnePlus started using wireless charging on its smartphones last year, they’ve really shown that fast wireless charging is possible and the future. So we are rounding up the very best wireless chargers for the OnePlus 9 Pro.

Of course, the best (hands down) is the OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger, since it will charge at 50W. Making it easy to charge your OnePlus 9 Pro, and top it off. But there are other options available if you’re okay with slower charging. And here they are.

Top 10 Best Wireless Chargers For OnePlus 9 Pro

Not all wireless chargers are the same. That is mostly due to the fact that OEMs are using different speeds for their wireless charging capability. Especially OnePlus, which can do up to 50W on the new OnePlus 9 Pro, however that is only with its charger. Fortunately, that’s not the only way to charge the OnePlus 9 Pro, that’s just the fastest way.

Cost Where to buy
OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger $69 OnePlus
Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger $35 Amazon
Anker PowerWave Pad 10W $12 Amazon
Nulaxy Adjustable Aluminum Wireless Charging Stand $23 Amazon
OnePlus Warp Charge 30W Wireless Charger $70 OnePlus
AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W PD $33 Amazon
Samsung Wireless Charger Trio $89 Amazon
Belkin Wireless Charging Speaker $49 Amazon
Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand $66 Amazon

OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger

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This is by far the best wireless charger to pick up for the OnePlus 9 Pro, particularly if you want to take advantage of the full 50W wireless charging speed. This is the OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger, which does charge the OnePlus 9 Pro very quickly. We’re talking about less than an hour to fully recharge it.

It is quite pricey, compared to the other chargers on this list, but if you want the fastest speed, then you’ll have to pay for it.

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Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger

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Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger

If you are looking for a slightly cheaper wireless charging stand, then the Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger is a really good choice. Though it can also be converted into a charging pad, which is really nice too. So you can use it as a stand or a pad. Which explains why it is still $35. But that is half the price of the OnePlus charger.

This wireless charger is able to charge at up to 15W. That’s much slower than the max that the OnePlus 9 Pro can put out, but if you’re charging overnight, then it’s not much of an issue.

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Anker PowerWave Pad 10W

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The Anker PowerWave Pad 10W is a pretty simple wireless charger. Which is why it makes the list for the best wireless chargers. It’s not a flashy charger, and it is priced pretty efficiently at just $12. Now it’s important to note that at this price, it does not come with a wall charger. So you’ll want to make sure that you have a wall charger that is USB-A and is at least at Quick Charge 3.0 speeds, to get the full 10W here. 

As mentioned in the name, the Anker PowerWave Pad 10W is capable of up to 10W. And you will be able to charge the OnePlus 9 Pro at the full 10W. 

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Nulaxy Adjustable Aluminum Wireless Charging Stand

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Nulaxy Adjustable Aluminum Wireless Charging Stand

Now this wireless charging stand from Nulaxy is actually a really cool looking one. You can adjust the angle of this one too. It’s going to look really good on a desk, as you can still see your notifications. Even if your phone is still charging.

Unfortunately, the Nulaxy Adjustable Aluminum Wireless Charging Stand only does up to 7.5W (the fastest speed that iPhones can handle). Which means the OnePlus 9 Pro is going to be stuck at 5W charging, which is very slow. So keep that in mind before purchasing.

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OnePlus Warp Charge 30W Wireless Charger

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This is another good option for the OnePlus 9 Pro. It does work with it, and will charge at 30W. That’s slower than the maximum speed, but if you can get this for less than $70, then it might be worth it. As of right now, both the 50W and 30W chargers are the same price, and in that regard, this isn’t worth it.

It does also have the fan inside to keep the wireless charger cool while it is delivering those insanely fast speeds.

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AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W PD

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You might be wondering why there is a battery pack on this list. Well, that’s because this battery pack has wireless charging. Meaning that you can place your OnePlus 8 Pro onto this battery pack and it’ll start charging. However, one of the downsides to battery pack wireless charging is the fact that it is going to be slow, and use up a lot of juice from the battery pack.

So the second reason why this is on the list, is because it does USB-C PD. This is the safest version of fast charging, which makes it a really great purchase. As you can opt to do a bit slower wireless charging that is more convenient. Or plug your phone in and get some fast charging going at up to 18W. All newer smartphones do support 18W charging too.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Trio

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The Samsung Wireless Charger Trio is a really unique wireless charger, as you are able to charge three devices simultaneously. That also explains why it is much more expensive than almost every other charger on this list.

Allowing you to charge two phones and a smartwatch. Or maybe a phone, earbuds and a smartwatch. Or really any combination of that. Since most truly wireless earbuds do also support wireless charging these days. Making things really convenient for everyone. This will work with the OnePlus 9 Pro, though it will be a bit slower than the Warp 50 charger.

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Belkin Wireless Charging Speaker

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Now this wireless charger is a really unique one. The Belkin Wireless Charging Speaker is exactly what the name entails. It’s a wireless charger, that also has a Bluetooth speaker built-in. This makes for a really great charger to put next to your bed, and play some music to go to sleep each night. It also looks really clean.

This is a 10W wireless charger, so it’s not the fastest out there, but it’s good for charging overnight.

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Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand

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If you’d prefer a faster wireless charger over one that can charge multiple devices simultaneously. Then this is the one to get.

The Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand is a great looking stand too. It can charge most smartphones at up to 15W. That includes the OnePlus 9 Pro. It’s not the fastest option for the OnePlus 9 Pro, but if you plan to use it with other smartphones, and/or devices, then it’s still a good purchase.

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Oppo Cuts 20% Of Its Staff After OnePlus Merger https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/oppo-cuts-20-of-its-staff-after-oneplus-merger.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:39:20 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962332 Earlier this year, Chinese phone OEMs Oppo and OnePlus combined forces after years of close collaboration. This merger was mostly to help OnePlus by giving it access to more resources and personnel. Now, according to Bloomberg, the merger resulted in Oppo having to cut 20% of its staff members.   Oppo says the cut in [...]

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Earlier this year, Chinese phone OEMs Oppo and OnePlus combined forces after years of close collaboration. This merger was mostly to help OnePlus by giving it access to more resources and personnel. Now, according to Bloomberg, the merger resulted in Oppo having to cut 20% of its staff members.

 

Oppo says the cut in staff is a result of redundant roles

One goal of the merger was to combine OxygenOS and ColorOS into one Android skin. This was to help OnePlus deliver faster software updates. We’re still waiting to see the results of this, but in the meantime, a lot of former Oppo employees are seeing different results from the merger.

Bringing these two companies meant that there were going to be more people than necessary for certain jobs. This resulted in many employees getting let go. 20% of the company’s staff is nothing to sneeze at, and Oppo hasn’t stated if there will be any additional cuts.

 

The cuts affected only certain departments

Oppo didn’t cut staff members at random; rather, the company lightened certain divisions. A part of the merger dealt with software, and the cuts affected the company’s software division. This makes sense, as it wouldn’t take full two teams to work on one Android skin.

The other affected department is an IoT (Internet of Things) department. This division deals with wearable tech like smartwatches and earbuds.

Neither company has really made a splash in the smartwatch market, especially with the OnePlus Watch’s poor launch. The decision to cut the wearables department may seem strange, as most people would expect those departments to require more employees.

Only Oppo cut its staff members, it seems

For the time being, it looks like only Oppo employees were given the axe and not OnePlus employees. Either OnePlus didn’t come out to say if any of their employees were let go, or Oppo simply decided to cut its own employees.

A likely reason for the Oppo-specific cuts might be the company’s current state. The company was stretched rather in recent years, according to Tarun Pathak, research director at Counterpoint. Oppo has put a lot of money into hiring employees and expanding into different markets. This could mean that it was more practical to cut employees on Oppo’s side.

We also can’t rule out the companies’ parent company, BBK Electronics; parent companies usually make the budget and staff cut decisions. BBK Electronics may have given the order to cut the staff. Hopefully, Oppo and the cut staff members will be able to land on their feet.

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Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta Reveals Support for eSIM in the U.S. https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/samsung-one-ui-4-0-beta-reveals-support-for-esim-in-the-u-s.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:15:33 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962328 The latest Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta has uncovered support for eSIM capabilities in the U.S. Although eSIM capabilities arrived with the Galaxy S21, S21+, and the S21 Ultra earlier this year, U.S. variants were left out of the compatibility list (via). After a few months of waiting, it now seems like the Android 12-based [...]

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The latest Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta has uncovered support for eSIM capabilities in the U.S. Although eSIM capabilities arrived with the Galaxy S21, S21+, and the S21 Ultra earlier this year, U.S. variants were left out of the compatibility list (via).

After a few months of waiting, it now seems like the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 has finally enabled eSIM support in the region. Samsung recently enabled eSIM capabilities on the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra earlier this year.

For most users, support for eSIM will be enabled when the company pushes the final version of Android 12 and One UI 4.0. With the Beta only going live a couple of days ago, the stable version is still a couple of months away. However, this revelation gives a hint of what’s to come for Samsung’s 2021 flagships and beyond.

Samsung recently opened One UI 4.0 Beta for the Galaxy S21 series in select markets

If you’re eager to try out the new eSIM capabilities on the Galaxy S21, S21+, or the S21 Ultra, you can sign up for the One UI 4.0 beta. The beta program is open for customers of T-Mobile, Sprint, or unlocked Galaxy S21 phones. Users should try out beta versions on a spare device as such releases are generally unstable and buggy.

Samsung has talked about One UI 4.0 beta since July, although the beta release faced delays. According to industry reports, the stable version of One UI 4.0 would only roll out by early November.

As for compatibility with One UI 4.0, Samsung could send the update to over 70 Galaxy devices. This includes mid-range smartphones as well as tablets. The company will reportedly send the update to phones in the Galaxy A, Galaxy F, and the Galaxy M series. Though these phones and tablets will get the update, the timeline is currently unclear. The company usually updates its flagship lineup first, followed by mid-range and budget devices.

While we don’t have all the details yet, One UI 4.0 will likely include a handful of new features. Early information from the beta build indicates that the company brings camera zoom and other new animations. Users can also expect minor improvements to the Always-On Display and Samsung Keyboard.

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Razer Claims This Is The Fastest Gaming Keyboard In The World https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/razer-huntsman-v2-tkl-gaming-keyboard-fastest-price.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:53:43 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962360 Razer makes a lot of bold claims. Its latest suggests that the new Razer Huntsman V2 (not to be confused with the Huntsman V2 Analog from earlier this year) is the world’s fastest gaming keyboard. Offering up nearly zero input latency on key presses, for break-neck, lightning fast response times so you can crush your [...]

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Razer makes a lot of bold claims. Its latest suggests that the new Razer Huntsman V2 (not to be confused with the Huntsman V2 Analog from earlier this year) is the world’s fastest gaming keyboard. Offering up nearly zero input latency on key presses, for break-neck, lightning fast response times so you can crush your opponents in any game.

According to Razer, the new Huntsman V2 models are its most responsive, high-performance keyboards ever. The lineup offers the keyboard in two flavors. The Huntsman V2, and the Huntsman V2 TKL (tenkeyless). There’s minimal differences between the two. Most notably the absence of the number pad on the TKL model.

But the TKL also misses out on the multi-functional digital dial that sits just to the right of the number pad. On the full-size model, Razer has paired it with 4 dedicated media keys for skipping tracks, pause/play, and muting volume. These are certainly nifty features. So if you prefer the smaller footprint of a TKL keyboard, you’ll have to deal with a full-size if you want the more convenient media controls.

The Razer Huntsman V2 is fast, but how fast?

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There are a lot of features to speak of on these new keyboards. But there’s only one feature that Razer is heavily promoting – the speed. Both the Huntsman V2 and the Huntsman V2 TKL use Razer’s HyperPolling technology and the 2nd generation of Razer’s optical switches.

What does that mean? It means that each keyboard has a true polling rate that’s been cranked up to 8,000Hz. Which is what Razer says brings the input latency down to nearly zero. Basically, Huntsman V2 go brrrrr. Is this too much power for any mere mortal to wield in their gaming arsenal? That is yet to be determined. But you can be certain that either keyboard will help you play games a little better.

They won’t increase your skills to god-like levels entirely on their own. But gitting gud starts with gitting gud gear. Aside from the near-zero input latency, the Huntsman V2 and its TKL sibling offer a range of other upgrades. Including Doubleshot PBT keycaps, and improved acoustics to help lessen the amount of “pings and thunks” you hear as your fingers glide across the keys.

Razer is now selling both the Huntsman V2 and the TKL model directly through its online store, and you can also pick it up through retailer partners like Amazon and Best Buy. Though Amazon doesn’t appear to have any available yet. The Full-size model starts at $190, while the TKL model starts at $150.

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How To Hide Movies & TV From "Continue Watching" On Google TV https://www.androidheadlines.com/how-to-hide-movies-tv-shows-continue-watching-google-tv Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:24:25 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962333 Google TV does a lot of things really well. But it’s not perfect. It has a “Continue Watching” row on the main page of Google TV, which shows the titles you’ve been watching. Allowing you to quickly jump back into your recent titles. However, if you watched it on another device (maybe another TV or [...]

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Google TV does a lot of things really well. But it’s not perfect. It has a “Continue Watching” row on the main page of Google TV, which shows the titles you’ve been watching. Allowing you to quickly jump back into your recent titles. However, if you watched it on another device (maybe another TV or a tablet), then it likely won’t be updated. So if you finished a movie on another device, it’ll still show up to continue watching. Or if you were watching something you don’t want others in your home to know about, you can also remove it.

Luckily, Google has made it somewhat easy to remove titles from the “Continue Watching” row on Google TV. And we’re going to show you exactly how to do that today. You aren’t really “removing” anything from this row, but more hiding it. Though, once it is hidden, there’s really no way to unhide it. So it still works.

How To Hide Movies & TV From “Continue Watching” On Google TV

First things first, you’ll want to make sure you are on the “For You” tab on Google TV.

Scroll down to the “Continue Watching” section, which will be below the apps on your Google TV device.

Highlight the movie or TV show you want to remove from the Continue Watching section. Then hold down the OK or Select button on your remote for a few seconds.

There will be a menu that appears to the right that says Open or Hide. You’ll want to select “Hide”.

Now that title will be gone from your “Continue Watching” row, and that’s all there is to it. You can repeat this for every title that you want to remove from that section.

With this method, you’ll be able to keep your Continue Watching section of the For You page a bit tidier now.

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The ASUS ROG Gaming Furniture Comes To US IKEA Stores Next Month https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/ikea-asus-rog-collection-gaming-furniture-us-launch.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:44:16 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962337 Back in 2020 IKEA announced that it was collaborating with ASUS to make a ROG collection of gaming furniture, and next month it finally comes to US stores. All of the products are the same as product families that IKEA already sells. But with a little more gaming pizazz thanks to the ROG infusion. The [...]

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Back in 2020 IKEA announced that it was collaborating with ASUS to make a ROG collection of gaming furniture, and next month it finally comes to US stores. All of the products are the same as product families that IKEA already sells.

But with a little more gaming pizazz thanks to the ROG infusion. The collection includes everything from adjustable gaming desks in varying sizes to a hand-shaped headphone stand. And in all the entire collection covers just about everything you’d need for a gaming setup.

IKEA says that it worked closely with ASUS to design everything in the ROG collection’s Uppspel family. But everything else was designed solely by IKEA using insights from its collaboration with the ROG team.

IKEA begins selling the ROG collection in US stores on October 1

If your gaming setup needs a bit of freshening up, it won’t be long until you can pick up some new stuff at your local IKEA store. US and UK consumers will both get the opportunity to grab stuff from this new collection on October 1. Following an initial launch in Japan and China earlier this year.

The collection includes six product families, which are Uppspel, Lånespelare, Matchspel, Gruppspel, Utespelare, and Huvudspelare. Some of the products will be simple. Like the Lånespelare multifunctional cushion/blanket/onesie that costs $25, and the Lånespelare neck pillow that costs $10.

Both of these (and really many of the products in the collection), are designed with longer gaming sessions in mind. If you sit down for long periods of time to play your favorite games, you want to be comfortable. Sometimes that includes needing to keep warm. And a blanket that’s also a onesie can definitely help.

Then there’s some of the more pricey items, like the Uppspel adjustable gaming desk that starts at $549 and the Gruppspel gaming chair that starts at $289. You’ll also find products like desk-mounted cup holders at $10, and wall-mounted pegboards at $20 for storage solutions so you can organize things like controllers and other gaming accessories.

Everything is mostly affordable

In true IKEA fashion, all of the items are mostly affordable pieces. Sure, the adjustable 70-inch desk is $600 and the leather version of the Gruppspel gaming chair is $389. But compare those prices to the prices of competing products. Adjustable desks can cost upwards of $1,000. And many gaming chairs from reputable brands are over $400.

As noted the products will be available in IKEA stores beginning next month. They should also pop up online, although IKEA doesn’t allow shipping to everywhere on everything it sells. So you may need to make the trek to a store for some things. You can view the entire collection here.

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy A73 Could Feature a 108MP Camera https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/rumor-samsung-galaxy-a73-could-feature-a-108mp-camera.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:06:21 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962315 A new report out of South Korea suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A73 could pack a 108-megapixel primary camera. The revelation was made by Korean publication The Elec (via). If the 108-megapixel camera sounds familiar, it’s because the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the S21 Ultra use a similar sensor. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra [...]

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A new report out of South Korea suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A73 could pack a 108-megapixel primary camera. The revelation was made by Korean publication The Elec (via).

If the 108-megapixel camera sounds familiar, it’s because the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the S21 Ultra use a similar sensor. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra sports the upgraded ISOCELL HM3 sensor. Keep in mind that this is only a rumor right now, so a lot could change over the coming weeks ahead of the Galaxy A73’s release.

Rumors suggest that the Galaxy A73 could feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 chip

The report adds that the 108-megapixel sensor for the Galaxy A73 will be supplied by MCNEX and Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Meanwhile, Partron also has a 108-megapixel sensor of its own, but it does not have OIS technology. The Galaxy A73 is also rumored to be running on the Snapdragon 730 chipset with 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Samsung has historically offered decent cameras with the Galaxy A series. The company reportedly wants to bring OIS to all 2022 Galaxy A phones. The 108-megapixel camera could fit right into this equation.

In addition to offering a better camera, Samsung will also have the advantage of staying ahead of its rivals. However, it won’t take long for fellow manufacturers to catch up to the trend. The new lineup of Galaxy A phones is still some months away from launch. Some reports have mentioned an end of 2021 timeline for the Galaxy A73’s release.

While Samsung’s high-end offerings gather the most attention, the company’s mid-range offerings make up for a significant chunk of its sales. Earlier this year, the South Korean juggernaut unveiled its lineup of five Galaxy A phones with three of them featuring 5G.

The Galaxy A02s and the Galaxy A12 are in the budget smartphone segment whereas the Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, and Galaxy A52 5G are on top of the hierarchy thanks to their 5G credentials.

This comes as the company had to suspend production of at least one mid-range phone due to the chip shortage. The situation could improve over the next few months as the global semiconductor supply improves.

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Top 10 Best Smartphone Chargers – Updated September 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/best-phone-chargers Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:45:40 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=900160 With all the talk of smartphone makers deciding to nix the charger in the box this year. It might be a good time to pick up a new phone charger or two. And the Galaxy S21 is the first, of what we assume to be many, to remove the charger from the box. There are [...]

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With all the talk of smartphone makers deciding to nix the charger in the box this year. It might be a good time to pick up a new phone charger or two. And the Galaxy S21 is the first, of what we assume to be many, to remove the charger from the box.

There are many (probably millions) of different phone chargers on the market. From some popular brands like Anker, RAVPower, AUKEY, Samsung and many more. But which ones are the best for you to buy and use with your smartphone?

That’s what we’re here to tell you. We’ve used just about all of the chargers on this list, with many different phones. And know which ones are the best. Phone chargers mostly fall into two categories. USB-C chargers and USB-A chargers. Almost all phones released since 2018 have USB-C, which means that both kinds of chargers will work for most smartphones. But USB-C is more future-proof and will offer faster speeds (depending on the device). So that is our recommendation.

The Best phone chargers

Cost Where to buy
Anker PowerPort III $12 Amazon
AUKEY Omnia 65W Fast Charger $25 Amazon
Anker PowerPort Atom PD4 $99 Amazon
Spigen SteadiBoost $20 Amazon
Samsung 25W PD Fast Power Adapter $13 Amazon
AUKEY Swift 18W Fast Charger with Foldable Plug $10 Amazon
AUKEY USB-C Power Bank $39 Amazon
AmazonBasics 40W 4-Port Multi USB Wall Charger, $20 Amazon

Best smartphone charger

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Anker PowerPort III

Anker PowerPort III

The Anker PowerPort III is our favorite phone charger. That is because it is super compact, and can still charge at a decent speed. This one does up to 18W. So it’s not the fastest charger out there. But where most smartphones are capped right around 18W for USB-C PD charging right now. It makes it a good, and cheap, option.

This will work on older smartphones too, since the PowerPort III is able to adapt its speed based on what is plugged in at the time.

For only $12, this is definitely a charger you’ll want to pick up and maybe even carry in your bag to work.

Anker PowerPort III - Amazon

Best dual-port charger

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AUKEY Omnia 65W Fast Charger

AUKEY Omnia 65W Fast Charger

This is a really great option for a dual-port charger. As it offers both USB-A and USB-C PD for charging. It can output 65W total, which means that you are not getting 65W from the USB-C PD port if you are also using the other port at the same time.

It can do 65W though, which is powerful enough for most USB-C laptops – like the MacBook Pro. However, if you plug your phone into the USB-C PD port, it will not charge at that speed. Depending on the device, it may charge at 18W or even 25W.

It’s a good versatile phone charger, that can also charge other products like a laptop or a smartwatch.

AUKEY Omnia 65W Fast Charger - Amazon

Best 100W USB-C PD phone charger

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Anker PowerPort Atom PD4

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4

This is by far my favorite phone charger, and actually one that I use on my desk right now. If you are now working from home for the foreseeable future, this is worth picking up.

This has two USB-C PD ports and two USB-A ports, that can output 100W total. It can do 100W total on the USB-C port, so it is fast enough to charge a laptop. But if you have other devices plugged in at the same time, then the power will be distributed among the four ports.

It’s a killer charger to have, as you can charge many different things at the same time and not worry about having enough outlets.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 - Amazon

Best USB-C PD Car Charger

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Spigen SteadiBoost

Spigen SteadiBoost

You likely know Spigen from the many cases that it makes for different smartphones. But they also make different smartphone accessories too. Like this car charger.

This is a 45W car charger that offers USB-C PD up to 27W and then a USB-A port. So you can get fast charging even while you are driving down the road, which is definitely a really cool thing to have.

The USB-A port uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 for speed too, so even if you aren’t using the USB-C port, you are still getting some good speed here.

Spigen SteadiBoost - Amazon

Best 25W phone charger

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Samsung 25W PD Fast Power Adapter

Samsung 25W PD Fast Power Adapter

This is the charger that Samsung includes in the box with the Galaxy S20, Note 20 series and the Z Fold 2. It’s a 25W USB-C PD charger that can also be used with other devices, and since it’s only $13, it’s a really good option.

It uses USB-C PD and PPS, which is a newer technology designed to make faster charging even safer. So it’s no surprise that Samsung is using it. But we will see more smartphones using it in the near future. Basically, if you own a Samsung smartphone and want to use the full 25W speed that it has, then this is the charger to get. And it can never hurt to have a second one laying around.

Samsung 25W PD Fast Power Adapter - Amazon

Best travel-friendly phone charger

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AUKEY Swift 18W Fast Charger with Foldable Plug

AUKEY Swift 18W Fast Charger with Foldable Plug

AUKEY has made a really great charger to take when you travel. This charger here is a 18W USB-C PD charger that has a foldable plug. That is really awesome because it’ll take up less room in your bag and also protect the plug from getting damaged from other things in your bag.

This is a pretty small charger in the first place, but still offers up some really good charging speeds. Which makes it a great option for taking on the go with you. That is, when we are able to travel once again.

AUKEY Swift 18W Fast Charger with Foldable Plug - Amazon

Best portable charger

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AUKEY USB-C Power Bank

AUKEY USB C Power Bank

Not all chargers need to be ones that you plug into the wall. There are portable ones too, and this one from AUKEY is one of our favorites.

We love this one because it is super slim, and offers 10,000mAh of power. Which is enough to charge most smartphones at least once. And it’s thin enough to fit in your pocket without any real issues. That is a killer feature.

There three USB-A ports available here, as well as a micro USB and a USB-C port that can be used for input (USB-C can do both output and input).

AUKEY USB C Power Bank - Amazon

Best four-port phone charger

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AmazonBasics 40W 4-Port Multi USB Wall Charger

AmazonBasics 40W 4-Port Multi USB Wall Charger

This is one of the best four-port USB chargers on the market. Now this is not a USB-C charger, in fact, it’s all USB-A. And it also does not offer fast charging. But even with those that do have fast charging, you won’t really get “fast” charging when you use all four ports. As that speed is split up between all four.

And where this AmazonBasics model is just $20, it’s definitely a good option. And you can charge your smartphone, smartwatch, tablet and more here. All with one outlet.

AmazonBasics 4-Port USB Wall Charger - Amazon

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Best Cheap Air Fryer Deals https://www.androidheadlines.com/best-cheap-air-fryer-deals Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:27:52 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962301 Air Fryers are the new must-have product for a lot of people. And you can actually get them for a pretty low price actually, even without a sale. But we’re here to make sure that you don’t overspend on a new Air Fryer. You can use an Air Fryer to do all sorts of things. [...]

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Air Fryers are the new must-have product for a lot of people. And you can actually get them for a pretty low price actually, even without a sale. But we’re here to make sure that you don’t overspend on a new Air Fryer.

You can use an Air Fryer to do all sorts of things. From frying chicken, to french fries and everything in between. Air Fryers have become popular because you aren’t frying this food in oil, instead using the air. Which makes them a lot more healthy than the traditional deep frying would be. And that’s a bit reason why they’ve become so popular. It’s also super easy to pop some food into the Air Fryer and let it cook, for a quick lunch or dinner.

It’s a good idea to get a 3-quart air fryer if you live alone or with your significant other. As that will cook enough food for 2-3 people. However, if you have some kids too, you’ll want to get a 6-quart model, as that will feed 4-6 people, depending on what is being cooked inside. You will also want to find an air fryer that has a rotisserie basket included, as it will automatically turn your food while it’s cooking, instead of needing to turn it yourself about halfway through.

Best Cheap Air Fryer Deals

Here we will be listing all of the Best Cheap Air Fryer Deals that are currently available. This includes air fryers from Instant, Chefman, Proctor, Ninja and everyone in between.

Some of these air fryers are going to be simply air fryers, while others will also do other things, like the Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven, which can also bake, grill and much more. Which is going to allow you to use it to replace a number of other appliances in your kitchen.

 

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Best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Deals – Updated September 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/cheap-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-deals-price Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:30:05 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=916617 Looking to renew your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, but don’t want to pay full price? Well the good news is you don’t have to. There is almost always some deals on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. So you can get it up to 30% off normally. Which isn’t too shabby. If you are looking for [...]

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Looking to renew your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, but don’t want to pay full price? Well the good news is you don’t have to. There is almost always some deals on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. So you can get it up to 30% off normally. Which isn’t too shabby.

If you are looking for deals on PlayStation Plus, we have you covered over here.

What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription service from Microsoft that combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass together. These were two previous services that Microsoft offered. With Xbox Live Gold working to allow you to play online with your friends. And Xbox Game Pass allowing you to stream games, like it were Netflix.

With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can stream over a 100 different games on your Xbox gaming console or your Windows PC. If you want to game on both platforms, make sure you get the correct version of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. As there is one available for just Xbox, and it’s a bit cheaper, as you are only getting access to one platform and not both.

Here’s every game available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now. Microsoft is continuing to add more and more games to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  all the time. So the catalog is going to continue to grow.

If you just bought an Xbox Series X or Series S, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  is basically a must-buy. This is going to allow you to quickly have access to a ton of games that you can play on your new console, all for very little money. Normally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  comes in at $9.99 for either PC or Console for a month, and $14.99 for a month for both. While you can get three months for around $40 normally.

Below, you’ll find the best deals currently available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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The Best Deals On PlayStation Plus – Updated September 2021 https://www.androidheadlines.com/best-sony-playstation-plus-deals-sales Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=916169 PlayStation Plus is already one heck of a deal at $60 per year. That works out to about $5 per month, and that’s about half of what you pay for Netflix every month. But what if you could get it even cheaper? You can almost always get it much cheaper than $60. Most of the [...]

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PlayStation Plus is already one heck of a deal at $60 per year. That works out to about $5 per month, and that’s about half of what you pay for Netflix every month. But what if you could get it even cheaper? You can almost always get it much cheaper than $60. Most of the time, you can get it for around $30-$50. Which makes PlayStation Plus even more impressive.

In this post we are sharing the best deals on PlayStation Plus. So you won’t need to worry about Sony automatically renewing your subscription and paying the full price.

What is PlayStation Plus & why do I need it?

PlayStation Plus is a subscription service for the PlayStation consoles – started with the PS3 and now supports PS4 and PS5. It allows you to play games online with your friends and other people. But perhaps its most impressive feature is the fact that you can get two free games every single month from PlayStation Plus. Considering the regular cost of PlayStation Plus is about the same cost as a game, that is rather impressive.

For those of you with the PS5, PlayStation Plus is even more worth the money. You see once you get your hands on a PS5, and you have PlayStation Plus, you get access to nearly 50 games. All included in PlayStation Plus. It’s called the PS+ Collection. And these are really great games. Not just some indie games you’ve likely never heard of before. Which makes PlayStation Plus almost a requirement for the PS5. Especially if you opted for the cheaper digital edition.

If you can grab a year of PlayStation Plus for under $40, it’s an absolute steal, considering all of the benefits you get from it. Below, you’ll find the best prices on PlayStation Plus as of right now, so you can take advantage of these deals and get the most out of your PlayStation console.

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Google's Pixel 6 Marketing Blitz Has Already Started! https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/googles-pixel-6-marketing-blitz-has-already-started.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:22:22 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962318 Google had told its investors that it would be spending a ton of money on marketing in the fourth quarter, due to the Pixel 6 launch. And we’re already starting to see that marketing blitz start. And we don’t even know what date Google is going to announce the Pixel 6 yet. Yesterday, we reported [...]

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Google had told its investors that it would be spending a ton of money on marketing in the fourth quarter, due to the Pixel 6 launch. And we’re already starting to see that marketing blitz start. And we don’t even know what date Google is going to announce the Pixel 6 yet.

Yesterday, we reported that Google was doing an interesting ad campaign in Japan, where it made custom potato chips to market the Pixel 6. Now, Google is starting to put up billboards in the US, advertising the Pixel 6. These billboards are starting to show up in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The billboards show off the orange and the pink-ish colors of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. It just shows the phone with the name, and the home screen. It’s a pretty simple billboard for the Pixel 6, and it will get the name into people’s heads, ahead of the official announcement.

Pixel 6 is set to launch next month

Google has not yet sent out invites to the Pixel 6 event, but we expect it to happen around mid-October. So we still have almost a month before the event actually takes place. But it is good to see that Google is starting to market it already. As many of us think that is the biggest reason why the Pixel does not sell as well as it could.

This is the first ultra-premium Pixel phone from Google. And it’s also the first with its own in-house chipset, which is very exciting. It seems that Google is really starting to get serious about its phones. And since there’s really no other choice in the US, besides Samsung, it makes sense for Google to start pushing Pixel. As LG has exited the smartphone world, and Motorola has all-but done the same.

We shall see how this works out for Google though.

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Win A Sony PlayStation 5 From Android Headlines – US Giveaway https://www.androidheadlines.com/sony-ps5-giveaway Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:20:22 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=958970 You still can’t really buy a PlayStation 5, but we have another chance for you to win one from AndroidHeadlines! This is our third giveaway for the PlayStation 5, because we love our readers so much. After the Sony PlayStation 5 was released last November, it’s been nearly impossible to get one. Stores like Best [...]

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You still can’t really buy a PlayStation 5, but we have another chance for you to win one from AndroidHeadlines! This is our third giveaway for the PlayStation 5, because we love our readers so much.

After the Sony PlayStation 5 was released last November, it’s been nearly impossible to get one. Stores like Best Buy, Sony Direct, GameStop, Amazon and others have been releasing batches of the console, but they only last for a few minutes. And the queue is so long, you have to be luckier than someone winning the lottery, to be able to get one.

With the current semiconductor shortage happening, it’s likely that this will continue into the rest of 2021, and even into 2022 as many analysts are predicting. The chip shortage isn’t just affecting smartphones and gaming consoles, but basically everything you buy that has electricity. So your best bet is to win a PlayStation 5 from your favorite Android website, AndroidHeadlines.

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About the PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 is the fifth-generation of Sony’s PlayStation gaming console. It was officially released on November 12, 2020.

Internally, the PlayStation 5 has eight Zen 2 Cores running at 3.5GHz. Using the AMD RDNA 2 GPU. With 16GB of GDDR6 RAM inside. It is capable of playing games at up to 8K and up to 120fps. It’ll mostly stick to 4K at 120fps for most games and TVs.

PlayStation 5 comes with 825GB of storage out of the box, instead of a full terabyte like the Xbox Series X. There is an expansion slot, if you happen to need more space for your games. It uses a NVMe SSD slot for expansion.

There are a handful of games already available for the PlayStation 5, with one of the bigger titles being Spider-Man: Miles Morales. There will be more to come. And most PlayStation 4 games are compatible with the PlayStation 5 which is an added bonus.

How To enter

To be entered for a chance to win the Sony PlayStation 5, all you need to do is take part in the giveaway widget below. To get started, simply enter the contest with your email address.

Once you have entered, you’ll have the opportunity to gain additional entries by completing various actions, including visiting Android Headlines social media channels.

You are entitled to complete as many actions as you like, each action offers a unique number of entries and each entry has the potential to be the winning one.

This PlayStation 5 giveaway is a USA-ONLY contest and will close promptly at 2:59 pm PST on October 1, 2021.

Enter now for a chance to win a Sony PlayStation 5, courtesy of Android Headlines.

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The Discounted Sony A80J Is PS5 & Xbox Series X-Ready https://www.androidheadlines.com/buy-sony-a80j-4k-android-tv-sale Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:20:22 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=949405 Amazon has the 65-inch Sony A80J 4K Android TV on sale today for $2,298. That is going to save you $300 off of the regular price. And it’s one of the best TVs available that supports native 120Hz for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The 77-inch model is also on sale for $3,498 [...]

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Amazon has the 65-inch Sony A80J 4K Android TV on sale today for $2,298. That is going to save you $300 off of the regular price. And it’s one of the best TVs available that supports native 120Hz for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The 77-inch model is also on sale for $3,498 – that’s $500 off of its regular price. In case you need something even bigger.

This is the world’s first TV with cognitive intelligence. Revolutionary TV processing technology that understands how humans see and hear to deliver beautiful picture quality. Hundreds of thousands of individual on-screen elements are processed and remastered in the blink of an eye, delivering natural color and astounding realism to your content.

The XR OLED Contrast technology, analyzes and enhances the picture in the same way the human eye focuses for immersive depth and realism resulting in ultra-detailed shadows and crisp, clean peak highlights – no more details overwhelmed by shadow or lost in blown-out highlights.

Enjoy streaming high-quality movies included with BRAVIA CORE. Use the included BRAVIA CORE credits to choose from hundreds of latest release movies to redeem. In addition, you are subscribed to an amazing selection of timeless movies to stream anytime and as many times as you like.

With Acoustic Surface Audio+, the screen is the speaker! This advanced technology produces sound from the entire screen creating acoustics that are perfectly in sync with the picture. You’ll hear more realistic sound and exceptionally clear dialog. Built-in subwoofers provide powerful bass.

It also has the entertainment you love, thanks to Google TV. See 700,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus live TV, all in one place. Google TV brings your favorite content from across your apps and subscriptions and organizes them just for you. Watch content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, Apple TV app, and many more.

You can pick up the Sony 65-inch A80J 4K Android TV from Amazon today by clicking here. This sale won’t last long.

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The Self-Emptying iRobot Roomba s9+ Is Over $200 Off https://www.androidheadlines.com/irobot-roomba-s9-plus-sale-deal Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:00:30 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=896689 One of the most annoying things about robot vacuums, is emptying its dustbin, and risking getting all of that dirt and dust back onto the floor. And the iRobot Roomba s9+ has solved that problem. When it docks itself, it empties it’s bin into the dock and you can just take out the bag when [...]

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One of the most annoying things about robot vacuums, is emptying its dustbin, and risking getting all of that dirt and dust back onto the floor. And the iRobot Roomba s9+ has solved that problem. When it docks itself, it empties it’s bin into the dock and you can just take out the bag when it gets full. How awesome is that.

The iRobot Roomba s9+ isn’t cheap though. And it’s actually a bit cheaper today. It’s now $1080, down from $1299, which is a really great price.

It also sports superior 3- stage cleaning system. Delivers up to 40x the suction for our deepest clean yet. Automatically increases suction to clean deep into carpets. this means that it is not going to leave any dirt or dust behind. Especially on carpet. Which is actually a really big deal.

There’s also PerfectEdge Technology and a specially designed Corner Brush optimizes cleaning deep into corners and along edges. Enhanced sensors constantly scan ahead at a rate of 25 times per second to detect obstacles in the cleaning path.

Imprint Smart Mapping enables the robot to learn, map and adapt to your home. If crumbs spill on the floor as you’re racing to eat breakfast, you can simply tell the Roomba s9+ robot to immediately clean the dining room either using Alexa or Google Voice Assistant.

Which makes this one of the smartest and best robot vacuums on the market right now. Sure the iRobot Roomba s9+ is not cheap, but it is well worth the money you’re paying here. At $999, this is the lowest price we have seen on this robot vacuum.

You can pick up the iRobot Roomba s9+ robot vacuum from Amazon by clicking here. This price is not going to be around for long, so you’ll want to pick it up before it is gone.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Will Feature An LTPO Display https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/google-pixel-6-pro-ltpo-display.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:31:15 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962297 The upcoming Google Pixel 6 Pro flagship will feature an LTPO display. This information comes from Ross Young, a well-known display analyst. Chances are the information is spot on, as his tips usually are. The Google Pixel 6 Pro will feature an LTPO display aka adaptive refresh rate That’s not all, though, as Ross Young [...]

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The upcoming Google Pixel 6 Pro flagship will feature an LTPO display. This information comes from Ross Young, a well-known display analyst. Chances are the information is spot on, as his tips usually are.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro will feature an LTPO display aka adaptive refresh rate

That’s not all, though, as Ross Young shared some additional info in the comments. He confirmed that this will be Samsung’s new E5 panel. That means it will be able to show us up to 1 billion colors, and this is a 10-bit panel.

Some of you are probably wondering what does LTPO stands for? It represents Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide tech, contrary to LTPS display. Long story short, this display offers an adaptive refresh rate.

That means that the Pixel 6 Pro will offer an adaptive refresh rate, which, if used properly, can benefit battery life quite considerably. The Pixel 6 Pro will offer a refresh rate up to 120Hz, in case you were wondering, but this display will be able to lower it almost all the way down (10Hz minimum)… when needed.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will utilize a huge 14.6-inch panel

In that very same tweet, Ross Young also confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is coming with a WQHD display, which will measure 14.6 inches. It will be an OLED display, and a truly huge one, apparently.

Anyhow, the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to launch alongside the Pixel 6 next month. We still don’t know if the Pixel 6 will feature an LTPO display, but chances are it will not.

Both of these devices will be fueled by Google’s very first mobile SoC, the Google Tensor. Google confirmed that a while back, when it also released official renders of the two smartphones.

The company will also use a brand new camera sensor this time around, and it was about time. The most likely option is Samsung’s ISOCELL GN1 50-megapixel sensor. Nothing has been confirmed just yet, though. More information is expected to arrive soon.

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Hurry! This Sale On The Shark IQ Robot Vacuum (RV100AE) Won't Last Long https://www.androidheadlines.com/buy-shark-iq-robot-vacuum-rv1001ae-sale Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:30:33 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=953835 Amazon has the Shark IQ Robot Vacuum (the RV100AE model) available for just $499 today. That’s going to save you $100 off of its regular price. This does bring it back down to its all-time lowest price. We’ve seen it cheaper as a renewed product, but not as a brand new one. So now’s the [...]

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Amazon has the Shark IQ Robot Vacuum (the RV100AE model) available for just $499 today. That’s going to save you $100 off of its regular price. This does bring it back down to its all-time lowest price. We’ve seen it cheaper as a renewed product, but not as a brand new one. So now’s the time to grab one.

Keep in mind that this price is good today only, as it is part of the Gold Box Deal of the Day. And it will expire at midnight PST tonight.

This is for a “renewed” model. So this is not brand new, but basically refurbished. Amazon does include a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee with it. It has been professionally inspected, tested and cleaned by Amazon-qualified suppliers. And is eligible for a replacement or full refund within the 90 days after buying the product. Giving you some peace of mind.

Deep-cleaning power to take on large debris, small debris, and pet hair on carpets and floors. Angled side brushes dig deep into edges and corners for complete cleaning of dust, dirt, and debris. Features powerful suction to remove stubborn pet hair, a self-cleaning brushroll for no hair wrap, and multistage filtration to capture dust, dander, and allergens. From pet hair to long hair, Shark’s self-cleaning brushroll technology removes hair wrap, so you don’t have to.

Select which rooms to clean immediately—or schedule a whole-home cleaning—through the SharkClean app. The robot returns to the base, recharges, and can pick up where it left off. It also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Tell your robot where or when to clean, with the app or with voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

You can pick up the Shark IQ Robot Vacuum RV100AE from Amazon today by clicking here. But you’d better hurry, as this price won’t last very long.

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Galaxy S22 To Ship With A Smaller Battery Than The S21, Unfortunately https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/samsung-galaxy-s22-smaller-battery.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:50:21 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962293 The Samsung Galaxy S22 is expected to have a smaller battery than the Galaxy S21. We’re talking about the base model of the device here, not the S22+ or S22 Ultra. This information comes from GalaxyClub, by the way. The Galaxy S22 may ship with a smaller battery than its predecessor Based on the provided [...]

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 is expected to have a smaller battery than the Galaxy S21. We’re talking about the base model of the device here, not the S22+ or S22 Ultra. This information comes from GalaxyClub, by the way.

The Galaxy S22 may ship with a smaller battery than its predecessor

Based on the provided information, the rated capacity of the Galaxy S22’s battery will be 3,590mAh. The Galaxy S21’s rated capacity is 3,880mAh. That means that the Galaxy S22 will likely have a 3,700mAh battery, while the S21 ships with a 4,000mAh unit.

This is not a small difference, 300mAh can mean a lot in the general scheme of things, especially if your phone keeps on dying in the afternoon. It is a 7.5-percent difference compared to the Galaxy S21’s battery.

This will likely annoy users who are planning to get the Galaxy S22. Truth be said, the Galaxy S22 is coming with a brand new SoC, and possibly in two variants (Exynos and Snapdragon). Will either of them be able to compensate for the lack of battery capacity compared to the Galaxy S21? Or will the S22 perhaps have a smaller display to compensate the difference? Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

A recent report did say that the size difference between the Galaxy S22 and S22+ displays will shrink, but that doesn’t say much. It’s not exactly a confirmation that the S22 will have a smaller panel.

Seeing such moves by companies is never a good thing, and they rarely result in identical or better battery life compared to the previous device. What’s even worse is that the Galaxy S21+ will also include a smaller battery.

The ‘Plus’ model will also include a battery downgrade

That is something we found out a while back, as it was reported that the Galaxy S22+ will feature a 4,500mAh battery, while the S21+ includes a 4,800mAh battery.

Those of you who are planning to get the Galaxy S22 Ultra, don’t fret, it will keep the same battery capacity. The Galaxy S21 Ultra ships with a 5,000mAh battery, and its successor will as well, it seems.

It is worth noting that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is reported to offer 45W fast charging, compared to 25W charging on the S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 and S22+ will, hopefully, get 45W charging as well. That may end up softening the blow.

For those of you who are wondering, the Galaxy S22 series is expected to launch in January.

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T-Mobile CFO Criticizes Samsung Over Device Supply Issues https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/t-mobile-cfo-criticizes-samsung.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:13:16 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962289 A new report highlights T-Mobile’s persistent frustration with one of its device partners, Samsung. Speaking at the BofA Securities investor event, T-Mobile’s chief financial officer and executive VP, Peter Osvaldik said the carrier is disappointed by Samsung’s device supply shortages. “Samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball relative to other OEMs on the global [...]

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A new report highlights T-Mobile’s persistent frustration with one of its device partners, Samsung. Speaking at the BofA Securities investor event, T-Mobile’s chief financial officer and executive VP, Peter Osvaldik said the carrier is disappointed by Samsung’s device supply shortages.

“Samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball relative to other OEMs on the global supply chain issue,” Osvaldik said. Talking about Samsung’s decision to ditch the Galaxy Note flagship this year, he said that many T-Mobile customers were “significant Samsung lovers.”

Samsung canceled Note refresh this year in favor of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3

Fierce Wireless adds that a bulk of T-Mobile customers look for mid-range and high-end Samsung smartphones. This explains the frustration for T-Mobile as Samsung had to make a big call in foregoing the Galaxy Note flagship for 2021. Instead, the Korean manufacturer unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August.

Both phones are now on T-Mobile’s website with the Z Flip 3 starting at $999.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is selling for $1799.99 with both phones supporting T-Mobile’s 5G networks.

While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available and ready to ship within a couple of days, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently on backorder with an estimated shipping date of October 27 – November 17.

The Galaxy S22 will be the company’s next big flagship. This smartphone lineup will likely arrive by early 2022 with exciting hardware in tow. We’ve learned a fair bit about the flagship over the past few months. This includes information on the powerful Exynos 2200 chipset.

Not too long ago, we uncovered Geekbench and GFXBench scores for the Galaxy S22, revealing impressive performance. The graphics department appears to be significantly bolstered thanks to the AMD RDNA 2 GPU underneath.

Disappointingly, a tipster said that this week the Galaxy S22 may not feature an under-display front camera. Instead, Samsung will apparently use the conventional camera hole, in line with its predecessor. As for the rear cameras, another report went on to say that the company won’t introduce any major changes. Samsung will reportedly keep the 108MP primary camera sensor from the Galaxy S21 Ultra with the new flagship.

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Pixel 6's Google Tensor Chip Compared To The Competition https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/google-tensor-chip-compared-competition.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:29:15 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962288 The Google Pixel 6 series did not launch yet, and neither did Google’s very first mobile SoC. That chip will be called the Google Tensor, and it just got an early comparison with the competition. This information has been shared by XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, who pulled the information from a source who allegedly has the [...]

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The Google Pixel 6 series did not launch yet, and neither did Google’s very first mobile SoC. That chip will be called the Google Tensor, and it just got an early comparison with the competition.

This information has been shared by XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, who pulled the information from a source who allegedly has the Pixel 6 Pro. He shared some benchmarking information, essentially revealing the sheer power of Google’s first chip.

A couple of benchmarking apps were used, including Speedometer and JetStream 2. These two tools do push the device hard, as they use various JavaScript, WebAssembly, and other methods.

The Pixel 6 Pro’s Google Tensor chip got compared to the competition, and it did really well

Based on the Speedometer test results, the Google Tensor is not far from the Snapdragon 888-powered devices. The Google Pixel 6 Pro scored 76.2 points, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon version) was able to hit 86.3 points. The ZenFone 8 marked 80.3 points.

Needless to say, that’s not exactly a big difference. Let’s just say that the Pixel 5, Google’s most powerful device from last year, scored 32.5 points on that test. That device is fueled by the Snapdragon 765G, though, so it’s not exactly comparable.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro also did really well in the JetStream benchmark. The phone scored 95.4 points, compared to 107.2 and 102.9 that the Galaxy S21 Ultra and ZenFone 8 were able to score. The Pixel 5 scored 55.6 points in this test.

Benchmarks never say the full story, though, quite the contrary. It is nice to see that Google’s chip won’t be behind in terms of sheer power, though, it will be comparable to Qualcomm’s best offering.

The Google Tensor provides Google complete control over Pixel devices

The Google Tensor will have other qualities, though, AI-related, that we’re looking forward to. The fact that this is Google’s chip is a good thing for the Pixel series. It gives Google complete control, as Apple has with its iPhone processors.

That means that we do expect excellent day-to-day performance from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, in addition to boosted battery life, and excellent image quality. Not only will Google use a new camera sensor, finally, but it will have its own processor (and ISP) to handle image processing.

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are expected to arrive next month. While we wait for that to happen, feel free to check out our Pixel 6 and 6 Pro previews.

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Material You Arrives To Google Photos, But Without Dynamic Color https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/material-you-google-photos.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:45:52 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962261 Google is really on a roll in pushing out the Material You design theme for its stock apps. Apart from Workspace apps, a bunch of apps including Camera, Phone, Contacts, Clock, etc. have already been updated with the new design. Now, it is time for the Google Photos app. According to a recent report by [...]

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Google is really on a roll in pushing out the Material You design theme for its stock apps. Apart from Workspace apps, a bunch of apps including Camera, Phone, Contacts, Clock, etc. have already been updated with the new design. Now, it is time for the Google Photos app.

According to a recent report by 9to5Google, Google is now rolling out the Material You design, which is the name of the theme on Android 12. However, it is not yet complete and is a work-in-progress affair.

Notably, the bottom bar is now taller. This provides more room for placing the pill-shaped buttons. The highlight and other elements of Google Photos are now blue.

Apparently, this also means that the Google Photos app is not making use of the Dynamic color. It is similar to Google Phone’s Material You theme. However, it is expected to change for Pixel owners in the future.

The Material You theme for Google Photos blends the other elements of the app into the background. While buttons for Favorites, Utilities, Archive, and Trash have an elevated and filled look.

Google Photos Material You design is rolling out for version 5.59

The album covers are have rounded corners, following the default Material You theme design of Android 12. Apart from all these elements, the tool carousel in the image/video editor also gets a bit of elevation.

Moreover, the Search bar is now placed at the top, which is pill-shaped. All in all, the overall design of the Google Photos app goes in symmetry with all the other Google stock apps that have already been updated with Material You design.

As already mentioned, the Google Photos Material Design doesn’t come with Dynamic color support, but we expect it to arrive in future updates.

This new update for the Google Photos app is now live and is arriving with app version 5.59. The app will be available via the Google Play Store. Do note that it isn’t widely available yet.

Recently, Google updated its Phone app with a Material You theme for Android 12 users. So, it seems like Google wants to update all of its stock apps with the latest Android 12 design language before the operating system goes live for all users.

As of now, all we know is that Google is planning to release the stable version of the Android 12 operating system on October 4. Along with the new design language, Android 12 is also expected to bring some new features for Android devices.

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OnePlus 9 RT To Offer The Same Charging Speed As The Company's Flagship https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/oneplus-9-rt-charging-speed.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:05:15 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962286 The OnePlus 9 RT will offer the same charging speed as OnePlus’ flagship handset, the OnePlus 9 Pro, it seems. This information actually comes from the 3C authority in China, as the OnePlus 9 RT (MT2110) appeared there. The OnePlus 9 RT is said to match the OnePlus 9 Pro when it comes to charging [...]

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The OnePlus 9 RT will offer the same charging speed as OnePlus’ flagship handset, the OnePlus 9 Pro, it seems. This information actually comes from the 3C authority in China, as the OnePlus 9 RT (MT2110) appeared there.

The OnePlus 9 RT is said to match the OnePlus 9 Pro when it comes to charging speed

The site essentially confirms that 65W fast wired charging will be a part of the package, reports MySmartPrice. Wireless charging was not mentioned thus far, and chances are it will not support it.

The OnePlus 9 RT is tipped to launch on October 15. That handset will kind of replace the company’s usual T series smartphone release, if rumors are to be believed. The OnePlus 9T won’t be coming at all.

This phone is said to utilize the Snapdragon 870 SoC

The OnePlus 9 RT will be a rather powerful handset, but it won’t come with Qualcomm’s latest chip. It will, allegedly, be fueled by the Snapdragon 870 SoC. That is an extremely powerful processor, but not to the level of the Snapdragon 888.

OnePlus will launch this device in India first, it seems. It is quite possible its availability will be limited across other regions. We’re not sure if it will be coming to Europe, but chances are it won’t make an appearance in the US. We’ll have to wait and see.

The device is tipped to feature a 6.55-inch fullHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Three different variants of the phone are expected, with different RAM and storage setups. The most powerful unit is said to offer 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

A 4,500mAh battery will be included, along with four cameras

A 4,500mAh battery pack was also mentioned earlier. A 50-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX766 sensor) will be placed on the phone’s back, along with a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome unit.

OnePlus is also planning to include a 16-megapixel camera on the device’s front side. The phone itself will have a display camera hole, just like its siblings. You can also expect thin bezels to be included.

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Ulefone Armor 12 5G Benchmark Test Results Are In: Video https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/ulefone-armor-12-5g-benchmark-test-results-video.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:07:34 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962274 The Ulefone Armor 12 5G was announced a while back, and the company has released a lot of information about the device thus far. The latest piece of the puzzle brings us the Ulefone Armor 12 5G benchmark test results. The Ulefone Armor 12 5G got benchmark tested via 9 different apps Ulefone tested the [...]

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The Ulefone Armor 12 5G was announced a while back, and the company has released a lot of information about the device thus far. The latest piece of the puzzle brings us the Ulefone Armor 12 5G benchmark test results.

The Ulefone Armor 12 5G got benchmark tested via 9 different apps

Ulefone tested the phone via 9 different benchmarking applications, including AnTuTu, PCMark, AIDA64, 3DMark, Geekbench 5, and more. The company decided to film all that, and you can check out the video below the article.

This video shows all of these tests, and it has a duration of around 3 and a half minutes. Do note that parts of the video have been sped up by the company, just to save time, it would be much longer otherwise.

That being said, the phone managed to score 350,008 points in AnTuTu. It scored 10,691 points in PCMark, while Androbench marked a read speed up to 963MB/s, and write speed up to 228MB/s. We’re talking about its flash storage here, of course.

The video itself will provide you with far more details, from various different benchmarking apps. That being said, the Armor 12 5G is fueled by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

The phone has a large battery, and supports wireless charging

Ulefone’s handset also includes a 6.52-inch HD+ display, and a large battery. You’ll find a 5,180mAh battery here, which supports 18W wired charging, and 15W wireless charging.

This is a rugged smartphone, in case you were wondering, and it has stereo speakers. It is IP68/IP69K and MIL-STD-810G certified. It can not only take a beating, but it is both water and dust resistant.

This phone also has four cameras on the back, which are led by a 48-megapixel unit. A fingerprint scanner is included here, it’s placed on the side. There are also two SIM card slots available, and more. If you’d like to know more about the phone, click the link / button below.

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Technology Perspective: How AI Helps With New Business Formation https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/technology-perspective-how-ai-helps-new-business-formation.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:37:24 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962271 Statista reveals that the AI implementation plans in organizations in the U.S. in 2021 show that only 33% of U.S organizations have started implementing AI in their workplace. Many people still associate artificial intelligence with science fiction dystopias, but as artificial intelligence advances and becomes more normal in our daily lives, this perception is fading. [...]

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Statista reveals that the AI implementation plans in organizations in the U.S. in 2021 show that only 33% of U.S organizations have started implementing AI in their workplace.

Many people still associate artificial intelligence with science fiction dystopias, but as artificial intelligence advances and becomes more normal in our daily lives, this perception is fading. Artificial intelligence is now a well-known term.

One example is The Really Useful Information Company (TRUiC). According to a news release, they now use AI to power up new startup registrations, domain name selection, and a range of things that traditional brainstorming used to do among humans. For example, if you want to start a new LLC in Texas to tap into the same tax incentives as Elon Musk – well, you can do it without the need to even pick up the phone. This is because TRUiC will take you through the process of reviewing the best providers, making a new logo for your business, picking an AI website builder, and picking a domain name or business idea – all driven by AI.

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Before we can discuss the impact of AI in the workplace, we first need to understand exactly what artificial intelligence is:

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad term that refers to any type of computer software that performs human-like tasks such as learning, planning, and problem-solving.

While the mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence is a new occurrence, it is not a new notion. The contemporary area of artificial intelligence was founded in 1956, but major progress toward establishing an artificial intelligence system and making it a technological reality took decades of effort.

How is AI advantageous?

AI can perform jobs with significantly better precision and speed than humans, from automating various areas of the business to forecasting trends in data, revolutionizing not only what organizations and managers can do, but also how they do it. Chatbots, intelligent voice assistants, and conversational AI are revolutionizing the customer experience in healthcare, finance, retail, and travel. Meanwhile, a slew of new machine learning applications is allowing businesses to conduct in-depth analyses of critical internal data in order to revamp their operations.

Whether you are updating your business structure or busy with new business formation, incorporating AI into your daily operation will contribute to the future of your business.

AI in the workplace

Below are four of the top ways businesses are currently implementing AI in the workplace:

1. Chatbots

Chatbots are quickly gaining traction in the current digital workplace due to their capacity to decipher spoken and written communications utilizing natural-language processing. Chatbots improve client engagement, reduce mistake rates, and allow employees to respond more quickly.

Many businesses now use them to improve customer service, but they may soon become an indispensable tool for employees as well. Employees might use chatbots to manage reminders, prioritize action items, and seek assistance with routine IT chores like submitting service requests or resetting passwords.

2. AI-powered augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) bridges the gap between the virtual and physical worlds by enhancing interactions with digital content. AR overlays text, icons, and images over the user’s vision, allowing them access to the information they need to complete a task effectively. Employees may, for example, be in a virtual meeting while zooming in on a floor plan that shows in front of them. Augmented reality could be even more potent in the workplace when paired with AI. Artificial intelligence might add a new layer to virtual and augmented, allowing designers to build more personalized experiences based on data about consumers’ interests.

3. Buildings that are more responsive and energy efficient

According to the US Department of Energy, commercial buildings waste up to 30% of the energy they consume. Many building owners have energy management programs or systems in place to track usage, but the advice they give is frequently based on historical data rather than real-time information. Energy management platforms are becoming smarter as a result of IoT sensors and AI.

For example, AI could assist building owners in predicting peak energy demand. It can detect variations in temperature and humidity as a result of factors such as weather and office density, making the environment more comfortable for everyone.

4. Advancing Innovation

In the workplace, AI technology aids in the creation of ideal conditions for the development of new products and services. Employees have more free time to interact with consumers and gather vital feedback now that AI tools have taken over the monotonous tasks. They will be able to generate more unique ideas to help the sector expand as a result of this. These changes may lead to increased job satisfaction.

Final Thought

Artificial intelligence will soon be able to do repetitive or difficult problem-solving activities. In industries, AI-enabled computers will make choices in place of humans. With AI being used for customer service and financial choices, it makes sense to incorporate it into the everyday workings of a business.

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5 Free Cryptocurrency Apps On Android https://www.androidheadlines.com/2021/09/5-free-cryptocurrency-apps-android.html Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:32:00 +0000 https://www.androidheadlines.com/?p=962269 With cryptocurrency, the future of currency is here. And as the crypto-economy is starting to take over the world, the use of cryptocurrency apps is on the rise. Cryptocurrency apps on Android make managing your digital assets easier than ever before. From Bitcoin wallets to Ethereum exchanges, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for [...]

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With cryptocurrency, the future of currency is here. And as the crypto-economy is starting to take over the world, the use of cryptocurrency apps is on the rise.

Cryptocurrency apps on Android make managing your digital assets easier than ever before. From Bitcoin wallets to Ethereum exchanges, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for a cryptocurrency app on Android, you’ll be happy to know that there are tons to choose from. We compiled a list of the five free cryptocurrency apps on Android.

Coinbase

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency app that allows you to buy and sell digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Coinbase has been around since 2012 and is one of the best-known exchanges in the world.

It’s also one of the easiest to use because it only requires a phone number or email address for signup rather than an exhaustive list of personal information like some other exchanges require.

You can buy and sell different coins with your credit card or bank account with just a few taps of the screen. The UI is slick and easy to use, making Coinbase Android app one of the best ones out there today. Apart from this app you can also trust Immediate Edge.

Cobo

Cobo is a new cryptocurrency app for Android. It lets you track and trade different coins, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Ripple. You can also set up price alerts to stay on top of the market in real-time.

The interface is slick and intuitive, and there’s no lengthy signup process or any complicated charts to navigate. All the information you need about your trades is just a few taps away, including prices, changes over time, and percentage change since purchase date.

Robinhood

Robinhood has created a cryptocurrency trading app for Android that they hope will revolutionize the way people invest. The app is available to download on Google Play, and it looks like Robinhood has done their homework when it comes to making this app as user-friendly as possible.

Since launching in 2013, Robinhood Financial has been providing stock market trades at no cost with no commission fees while also aiming to make the process of investing more accessible for everyone. It’s only natural that they would eventually want to bring cryptocurrencies into the mix, so Android users can now take advantage of zero fee crypto investments, too.

Delta

Delta is the first cryptocurrency app to offer a comprehensive list of cryptocurrencies in one place. The app gives you access to more than 3,000 coins and tokens, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

You can also trade on Delta with no deposit limit, so it’s easy for beginners to get started trading crypto. This way, you don’t have to worry about managing different wallets or creating an account at every single exchange that supports your favorite coin.

Plus, Delta has its own Deltas token that allows holders to get discounts on trades and other benefits like voting rights in the company. It’s now available for Android devices from the Google Play Store.

CryptoWake

CryptoWake is an app designed to help cryptocurrency traders and investors by providing them with a set of tools that will allow them to stay up-to-date with the latest market information.

The app’s features include real-time coin prices, breaking news, portfolio management, social media feeds, and alerts for important events in the crypto world.

The team behind CryptoWake believes that it can fill a niche in the crypto community where people need easy access to information about their favorite coins without having to do all of the research themselves.

Conclusion

These are the five free cryptocurrency apps on Android. If you’re looking for a new way to invest or want more info about what’s happening in the world of crypto, these should help get you started.

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