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Sony WF-1000XM3 review: The only true wireless earbuds you need


Sony WF-1000XM3
By Sony
$ 228 purchasing options
Positives

Sound quality
Google Assistant integration
Modern design
Auto play/pause
Adaptive sound
Intuitive touch controls

Negatives

Cost
Large charging case
No water-resistance

Bottom Line

The Sony WF-1000XM3 may be costly, but the excellent ANC performance makes it easy to justify the earbuds. Sony’s tri-contact point mechanism keeps the earbuds in place without sacrificing comfort. A big drawback is the lack of high-quality codec support — no aptX or LDAC; however the DSEE HX processing facilitates clear audio. If you want the best of what true wireless tech has to offer, get these.

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Sony’s new $5,000 hologram display, and more tech news you need to know today


Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Friday, 16 October 2020.

1. Sony is trying to bring holograms to the world (again)

Sony's new $  5,000 hologram machine

Not for the first time, a major industry player is working on making holograms happen.

Sony’s new idea is a $ 5,000 15.6-inch display, built on a metal wedge, with stereoscopic 3D.

  • It’s called a Spatial Reality Display or ELF-SR1, and places like The Verge and Engadget had them arrive from Sony to test out.
  • It’s not new, as such. The effect has been used in 3D TVs and so on, but generally always fallen short of being more like a fun feature rather than truly useful for most people, even professionals.
  • But this is without glasses, which is a bonus.
  • Looking Glass also sells one, for $ 3,000, though it’s a little bit different.

What it does:

  • The Verge: “I plugged it into a powerful gaming computer, and fired up the first demo. A tiny, intricately detailed Volkswagen Atlas materialized in front of my face — and when I pressed a button, it floated right up out of the screen. A couple minutes later, I was watching a 4-inch tall anime girl dance her heart out inside Sony’s contraption, tapping her feet atop a floor of hexagonal mirrors. It’s the magic of stereoscopic 3D.”
  • Sony’s camera tracks your face and eyes, making real-time adjustments as you look at models, pictures, and so on.
  • It’s by no means perfect. It works for one viewer only, and it’s really an in-person effect only, not really demonstrable in our 2D world.
  • The Verge suggests the 3D illusion can be broken as you lean in too far, or move sides.
  • And people who witnessed it at the time, all the way back at CES, weren’t overly impressed, including my own colleagues here.
  • But things have evolved! And while I doubt anyone interested purely in consumer technology is lining up to buy (me included, I’ll leave it well alone) it might be something for engineers, scientists, architects, animators, and content creators in Hollywood and so on.
  • Sony has released an SDK for both Unreal and Unity.
  • Somewhat enjoyably, Sony will show this off at a virtual demo sign up on October 22nd at 3pm ET, but the 3D effect can’t really be shown so… who knows what we’ll see?

2. Samsung mocks Apple’s lack of charger, but how long until it backpedals? (Android Authority).


3. Google is finally going to close out Hangouts sometime in 2021. Chat will become Hangouts. Chat is part of Gmail. Hangouts disappears. Got it? (Android Authority).


4. Google Search is getting new AI tools to decipher your terrible spelling (The Verge).


5. Early iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro AnTuTu benchmarks are at odds with Apple’s claims for the A14 Bionic. Better, yes, but not 50% better? Will wait for more official benchmarks (notebookcheck.net)


6. This is really interesting: Microsoft will give GameStop a share of Xbox’s digital revenues, which is, I think, unprecedented. And proves that physical retail is important enough that even Microsoft feels compelled to support it. We don’t know the magnitude of GameStop’s cut, either. (Ars Technica).


7. Sony gives in-depth look at PlayStation 5 UI in new video. 11 minutes of menus would normally not be interesting, but Sony’s new interface is much busier than the sparse PS4 (The Verge).


8. Twitter updates its ‘Hacked Materials’ policy after NY Post controversy (Engadget).


9. “I cannot in good faith recommend this Japanese desk tent”. The video is the kind of deadpan dry humor I needed (Gizmodo).


10. There’s “an email to a former board member” doing the rounds of VC Twitter and it is excruciating to read (Twitter).


11. The dire working conditions for Ring’s call center employees in the Philippines (NBC).


12. Old Faithful might not survive global warming (Earther).


13. “What’s older than we think?” (r/askreddit).


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition): Everything you need to know (On sale!)


Samsung Galaxy S20 FE camera macro off center

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

Today, Samsung took the wraps off its newest smartphone in the flagship Galaxy S series: the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (the ‘FE’ stands for “Fan Edition”). As the name implies, this phone offers what Samsung considers to be the most important features that Galaxy S fans want.

Related: Samsung phones buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

While fans will find most of their desired specs and features here, Samsung is also leaving out several premium aspects of the main Galaxy S20 series, which results in a lowered price.

Below, you’ll find everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. We will keep this article up-to-date if Samsung announces any newer info or big changes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: What is it?

The Galaxy S20 FE is sort of like a “greatest hits” of the Galaxy S20 series. It offers the features that Samsung thinks its fans want the most while leaving out the features that fans either don’t care about or would gladly do without if it lowered the price.

With that in mind, the usual Galaxy S features are all here: a flagship processor, expandable storage, an IP68 rating, a big AMOLED display, wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare, and a triple-lens rear camera.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide | Galaxy S20 FE hands-on

In addition to the usual specs and features, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE also comes in a slew of colors, many of which are new to the Galaxy S family.

However, Samsung also reduced or removed several features and design elements. There’s less RAM, a “glasstic” back, a reduced display resolution, and a weaker overall camera system. There’s also no headphone jack, which is unfortunate.

Who is it for?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in hand 1

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

Samsung’s marketing makes it clear that it is gunning for a younger audience with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. The reduced price, colorways, and provided promotional images all scream “hip, young Millennials.”

That being said, you don’t need to be under 30 to enjoy this phone. It offers pretty much all the core features of the main Galaxy S line at a much more affordable price. For some buyers, this phone might actually improve upon the primary line, such as offering a flat display panel, the use of an optical fingerprint sensor instead of an ultrasonic one, and those new fun colorways.

It’s clear that Samsung is gunning for Millennial buyers with this phone, but anyone can enjoy it.

Samsung is also offering the same three years of Android updates the primary Galaxy S phones get. That means you should see Android 11, Android 12, and possibly even Android 13.

In general, this phone is for anyone who wants a terrific smartphone in the Galaxy S line but doesn’t want to spend over $ 1,000 to get one.

What are the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE features?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in hand 2

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

Once again, Samsung is going after Millennials with this new device, so the core features cater to what that market wants. That means the camera, battery life, and gaming-centric features.

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, you’ll find a triple-lens camera system, arranged in a familiar-looking module. The primary shooter is a 12MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). Flanking that are a 12MP ultra-wide and an 8MP telephoto. That last one has a 3x optical zoom with 30x digital “Space Zoom.”

Most of the features here are lifted directly from the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones.

There are also a ton of software features for the camera. There’s Night Hyperlapse which allows you to take some cool cityscape shots. There’s the Single Take feature from the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines that takes up to 10 photos from a 15-second video. Finally, there’s a feature called My Filter that allows you to extract a color filter from one of your photos. You can save up to 99 of these custom filters.

The battery in the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is pretty big at 4,500mAh. That’s the same size as the one in the Galaxy S20 Plus and 500mAh bigger than the one in the vanilla Galaxy S20. There’s wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, too. Unfortunately, the adapter that comes with the phone only maxes out at 15W of charging speeds. However, you can buy a 25W charger separately and the phone will support that faster speed.

Finally, the 120Hz display refresh rate can be on at all times since the phone maxes out at a 1080p resolution. In addition, there’s a 240Hz touch response rate, which automatically turns on during gameplay. This might give you an edge up on the competition.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specs

  Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Display 6.5-inch flat Super AMOLED
Infinity-O cutout, centered
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) resolution
407ppi
120Hz refresh rate
HDR 10+
Gorilla Glass 3 cover
CPU 5G models:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

4G models:
Samsung Exynos 990

GPU 5G models:
Adreno 650

4G models:
Arm Mali-G77 MP11

RAM 6GB LPDDR5
Storage 128GB internal
UFS 3.0
microSD support up to 1TB
Power 4,500mAh battery
15W wired charging (in-box adapter)
25W wired charging (add’l adapter needed)
15W wireless charging
Wireless PowerShare
Cameras Rear:

12MP wide-angle
Dual-Pixel, OIS
ƒ1.8, 1/1.76in, 1.8μm

12MP ultra-wide
ƒ2.2, 1/3.06in, 1.12μm

8MP telephoto
3x optical zoom, OIS
30x digital “Space Zoom”
ƒ2.4, 1/4.4in, 1.0μm

Front:

32MP (binned to 8MP)
ƒ2.2, 1/2.8in, 0.8μm

Durability IP68 rated
1.5m water depth for 30 min.
Security Optical in-display fingerprint
Connectivity 5G support (both sub-6GHz and mmWave)
802.11ax/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C with USB 3.2 speeds
NFC and MST
Samsung Dex support
Audio Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos support
No headphone jack
OS Android 10
Dimensions and weight 74.5 x 159.8 x 8.4mm
190g
Colors Cloud Navy, Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud White, Cloud Orange

Competition and alternatives

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Box

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

The most obvious alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE are the phones in the main Galaxy S20 line. Those phones will offer most of the same features while either adding in more or improving them. Of course, they will cost more — a lot more. The lowest-tier Galaxy S20 device has a list price that is $ 300 more expensive than this one.

Another alternative would be the vanilla OnePlus 8. That phone offers a lot of the same specs at the exact same price. However, the OnePlus 8 does not feature wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, or an IP68 rating.

Related: The best Samsung phones you can get right now

Finally, you can’t forget about last year’s Galaxy flagships. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is still a terrific phone and offers a handful of better specs (higher resolution display, more RAM, etc.). With that one, though, you’ll lose out on 5G support and a high refresh rate display.

The bottom line is that there aren’t too many phones at this price point that offer a similar set of features. This phone might be the “Goldilocks” device for some 2020 buyers.

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Hole punch selfie macro 1

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is now on sale.

In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE costs $ 699 and comes exclusively in a 5G model. You can get it unlocked from Samsung and other retailers, or head to your carrier’s store to grab one. In the case of Verizon, it carries an exclusive variant of the phone called the Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW (seriously).

In the United Kingdom, there is a 5G variant and a 4G-only variant. The 5G model costs £699 (~$ 890) while the 4G-only model costs £599 (~$ 763). Similarly, in Europe, the 4G-only Galaxy S20 FE starts at €659 (~$ 769) while the 5G version costs €759 (~$ 886).

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE All the best features of the Galaxy S20 series at a lower price
If you don’t mind cutting a few corners, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Edition”) might be the phone you are looking for. It offers most of the flagship specs and features of the Galaxy S20 family but trims things down to keep the price low.

Whether in the US or the UK, the 5G models all come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. In the UK, the 4G-only model comes with the Exynos 990 chipset.

Regardless of where you live, all buyers get four months of YouTube Premium for free. That offer is open through the end of October.

Top Samsung Galaxy S20 FE questions and answers

Q: Does the Galaxy S20 FE support 5G?
A: Yes and no. In the US, there are only 5G models, and they support both mmWave and sub-6GHz connections (except for the Verizon model, which only supports mmWave). In the UK, there are 5G models and 4G-only models, so be sure you’re buying the correct version!

Q: Does the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition have a headphone jack?
A: No. As with all the phones in the main Galaxy S20 line, there isn’t a 3.5mm port on the Fan Edition.

Q: Does the S20 FE support wireless charging?
A: Yes. It will charge at a rate of 15W. It also supports reverse wireless charging, which allows you to charge your smartwatch or earbuds with your phone.

Q: Does the S20 FE have a microSD card slot?
A: Yes, it can support a card with up to 1TB of storage.

Q: Does the device have stereo speakers?
A: Yes, and they are tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos.

Q: What colors are available?
A: There are a lot of colors. You can get the phone in Cloud Navy (blue), Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender (purple), Cloud Mint (green), Cloud White, and Cloud Orange.

Q: What’s in the box with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE?
A: You’ll find the Galaxy S20 FE, a 15W power supply, a USB-C cable, a SIM tool, and the usual paperwork. The Galaxy S20 FE will also support 25W wired charging, but you’ll need to buy an additional adapter to experience those speeds.


That’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. We’ll keep this post updated with any new info as soon as we have it.


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Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know


The Google Pixel 5 is finally official and we have all the details. In this Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide, we’ve got the info you’ll need to make a smart purchase decision and we answer your frequently asked questions.

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this Pixel 5 guide with more tips, resources, and details, so stay tuned.

Google Pixel 5 at a glance

Google Pixel 5 Google’s first 5G smartphone
The Google Pixel 5 may not be the high-end Pixel we were expecting, but it’s a pretty compelling mid-range option. Google is going back to basics with the Pixel 5, ditching higher-end features like face recognition and the quirky Motion Sense gestures.

The Pixel 5 was announced on September 30, 2020 at Google’s Launch Night In event. This is Google’s top-end phone of 2020 and it’s a great option if you want:

  • A more affordable 5G phone with some flagship-level features
  • A great camera experience
  • A smaller-than-typical size
  • Quality software and guaranteed updates

The Pixel 5 costs $ 699 in the US, where it’s available in only one size, two colors, and one storage configuration. It competes with the LG Velvet, the OnePlus 8, OnePlus Nord (outside the US), the Samsung Galaxy A71, the Galaxy S20 FE, and a slew of other upper mid-range to flagship 5G phones.

You should avoid the Pixel 5 if you want:

  • The best performance possible in a phone
  • Two-day battery life or more
  • The best zoom capabilities

Further reading: The best Google products

Is the Google Pixel 5 worth buying?

The $ 699 Google Pixel 5 looks like a great phone on paper in North America, with brands like Realme and Xiaomi not a factor on the continent. But it still seems like a good purchase in general if you want a 5G phone with brisk updates and flagship-style features but don’t want to pay 2020 flagship money.

In saying so, Google’s Pixel phones have previously suffered from hardware problems, while Pixel spec sheets traditionally tend to be pretty anemic compared to phones from other brands. Those on the hunt for the most bang for their buck or the most reliable phone should keep this in mind.

In the case of the spec sheet, the Pixel 4 was arguably the least impressive flagship of 2019, packing a small battery and lacking a triple rear camera setup seen on rival phones. For the Pixel 5, it looks like Google has beefed things up in some ways, but not in others.

What other AA readers think of the Google Pixel 5

This marks the first time that Google ditches flagship silicon for its high-end Pixels, adopting an upper mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor. Is this a no-go for Android Authority readers though? Well, over 1,600 readers took our poll back in June, with almost 57% saying it wasn’t a dealbreaker.

Pixel 5 mid range chipset poll results

Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

This suggested that Android Authority readers were willing to overlook the lack of top-end power if the Pixel 5 delivered in other areas (e.g. pricing and extra features).

Earlier this week, we also asked readers whether the then-rumored price tag for the Pixel 5 was worth it. This question was asked prior to specs and other features being disclosed by Google. As of writing, the most popular choice was “it’s a bit expensive but worth it for a Pixel.” Check out the results below.

Pixel 5 worth it poll results

Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Just over 25% of readers said that the phone is outright overpriced. But between respondents wanting to see the spec sheet, those who think it’s a bargain, and those who think it’s worth it for a Pixel, it looks like Google might have landed on a solid price.

Google Pixel 5 specs

The Google Pixel 5 isn’t going to win any awards for sheer horsepower, but the phone still brings quite a few features to the table anyway. Check out our Google Pixel 5 specs overview below.

  Google Pixel 5
Display 6-inch OLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2x Cortex-A76
6x Cortex-A55
GPU Adreno 620
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
No microSD slot
Cameras Rear:

Main:
12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization

Secondary:
16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV)

Front:
8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view

Headphone jack No
Battery 4,080mAh
18W charging
Wireless charging
IP rating IP68
Software Android 11

What should you expect from the Pixel 5 camera?

Google Pixel 5 cameras

Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

The Pixel 5 adopts the same 12MP IMX363 main camera we’ve seen on several generations of Pixels now, including the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a. If anything, we’re expecting software to make the difference when shooting via this main camera.

The secondary camera is a completely different story though, as Google has eschewed the Pixel 4 line’s 16MP telephoto camera in favor of a 16MP ultra-wide shooter. This new camera means you can capture many scenes without having to take a few steps back, such as cityscapes, landscapes, and groups of people. But what does this mean for the phone’s zoom capabilities?

Google touted its Super Res Zoom solution on the Pixel 3, using super resolution algorithms and more to deliver hybrid zoom that was better than traditional digital zoom. However, results still fell short of phones with dedicated telephoto lenses, especially when going beyond 2x or 3x shots. The Pixel 4 then introduced the 2x telephoto camera, and this allowed for a big step up in quality at short range zoom levels, while also delivering improved Super Res Zoom images up to 8x.

We’re expecting the Pixel 5 zoom quality to be something akin to the Pixel 3’s quality. Super Res Zoom without a telephoto lens should still produce fine results when taking 2x or 3x zoom shots. Nevertheless, check back here soon for our thoughts on the Pixel 5’s zoom abilities once we’ve had a go with it.

More on zoom: Don’t believe what smartphone manufacturers tell you about zoom

Google Night Sight Portrait Mode

Credit: Google

In addition, Google is giving HDR+ a “serious upgrade.” Google is introducing exposure bracketing on the Pixel 5 that should result in all-around clearer photos with the new wide-angle lens.

Night Sight, Google’s fantastic low-light camera mode, is also coming to portrait mode. Portrait Light is coming to portrait mode, too. You can add this effect to your portrait photos after you’ve taken a picture if your subject is too dark.

Google is finally focusing on video, at least a little bit. It’s adding three new stabilization modes to the Pixel 5: locked, active, and cinematic pan. The latter video mode “creates sweeping, dramatic Hollywood effects” through stabilizing and slowing down the motion of your video at 2x.

How is the Pixel 5 battery life?

We haven’t spent enough time with the Pixel 5 yet to answer this question, but we do know the phone packs a much bigger battery than the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4. In fact, the Pixel 5 battery is over 1,000mAh bigger than the Pixel 4’s 2,800mAh pack.

The Pixel 5 does offer 5G connectivity, which consumes more power than 4G, but we’re still expecting longer battery life than the Pixel 4. Judging by the Pixel 4a’s good endurance with a 3,140mAh battery (6.5 to seven hours of screen-on time), we’re hoping that the Pixel 5 will be able to reach similar heights.

Google is also introducing extreme battery saver mode on the Pixel 5. This allows you to decide which apps you’d like to keep on while everything else is paused. Google says this will get you up to 48 hours of extra battery life.

Is the Pixel 5 fast enough?

One thing that’s a certainty is that the Pixel 5 is weaker than the Pixel 4 and other 2019 flagships (let alone 2020 flagships) when it comes to sheer CPU and graphical power. Our own Robert Triggs compared the Snapdragon 765G to 2020 and 2019 flagship silicon, and the results tell us a lot.

The CPU performance gap is pretty small between the Snapdragon 765G and the Snapdragon 855 when it comes to single-core performance. But the Snapdragon 855 streaks ahead when it comes to multi-core results, owing to it offering more heavyweight CPU cores. We also see a pretty big gap when it comes to graphical performance.

In other words, those wanting to play the most advanced games and emulators at a smooth framerate might want to buy a Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 855 phone. But the Pixel 5’s chipset should still deliver great performance in general and in most games.

Google Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4: What’s new?

google pixel 4 xl oh so orange camera module

The Pixel 5 lacks two main features compared to the Pixel 4, and that’s the flagship silicon and Motion Sense/face unlock technology. We’ve already covered the chipset disparity, but the lack of Motion Sense and associated face unlock tech is pretty notable.

Motion Sense gestures weren’t to everyone’s liking, while face unlock has become less important than ever thanks to COVID-19. Google has however resurrected the rear fingerprint scanner, allowing you to unlock your phone while still wearing a mask. Furthermore, fingerprint unlock is supported by a ton of apps (unlike face unlock).

Otherwise, the Pixel 5 also sees RAM and base storage upgrades. Instead of the Pixel 4’s 6GB of RAM and 64GB of base storage (with an option for 128GB), you’ve got 8GB of RAM and 128GB as the sole option.

Moving to photography, Google has ditched the Pixel 4 family’s 16MP telephoto secondary camera in favor of a 16MP ultra-wide secondary shooter. It’s disappointing that Google didn’t offer a flexible triple rear camera setup, as we’ve seen from rival manufacturers. Nevertheless, we’re glad to see an ultra-wide rear camera on a Pixel, and Super Res Zoom should still deliver decent results at short range zoom factors.

We also see a battery capacity bump compared to the Pixel 4 series, leaping to 4,080mAh. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 packs a 2,800mAh cell while the Pixel 4 XL offers a 3,700mAh battery. We’re guessing that endurance will be somewhere between the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (owing to the Pixel 5’s 5G support), but hopefully it’s closer to the XL model.

The screen size falls in between the Pixel 4’s 5.8-inch panel and the XL’s 6.3-inch screen, coming in at 6-inches (19.5:9, 2,340 x 1,080). Much like the Pixel 4a though, the Pixel 5 packs a more modern punch-hole cutout instead of a bezel or notch.

What about the Google Pixel 4a 5G?

GOOGLE PIXEL 4A 5G PRESS RENDERS 6

Credit: Google

The cheaper Pixel 4a 5G has quite a bit in common with the Pixel 5. The biggest shared feature is the Snapdragon 765G chipset and associated 5G connectivity. You’re getting less RAM with the cheaper phone (6GB), but the common silicon means you can expect a similar level of performance on the whole.

Other common features include the same dual rear camera setup (normal and ultra-wide), 128GB of storage, and 18W wired charging. There are a few compromises to consider, though.

Read: The best 5G phones you can buy right now

The biggest cutback might be the 6.2-inch OLED screen, which lacks a high refresh rate compared to the 90Hz-toting Pixel 5. This might not be a dealbreaker for most, but those looking for a smoother, more responsive screen or upgrading from a phone with a high refresh rate panel already might be disappointed.

Other notable cutbacks include no wireless charging, no significant IP rating, a plastic back, and a slightly smaller battery  at 3,885mAh. Then again, the lack of a high refresh rate means that a small drop in battery size is understandable.

The Pixel 4a 5G will retail for $ 499, making it $ 200 cheaper than the Pixel 5. Is it worth splashing out that much more for the flagship? Well, that depends on what you want in a smartphone.

What are some good Google Pixel 5 alternatives?

Google Pixel 5 Google Store

Credit: Google

The Pixel 5 is a rather interesting proposition, packing upper mid-range power, a slightly cheaper price than current flagships, as well as premium features like an IP rating and wireless charging.

There are quite a few Pixel 5 alternatives though, but you’ll need to weigh up pricing, features, and regional availability when making a decision to buy one of them.

Here are some Pixel 5 alternatives you should consider:

  • Pixel 4a 5G ($ 499): The Pixel 4a 5G lacks features like water resistance, wireless charging, and a high refresh rate screen. But you’re getting 5G, the same processor, and that familiar stock Android. You’re also getting brisk updates by opting for this phone.
  • Apple iPhone 11 ($ 700): Don’t mind switching to iOS and can’t wait for the iPhone 12? Then the iPhone 11 might be for you. It packs a similar dual rear camera setup, plenty of power for smooth performance, water resistance, and wireless charging. There are a few features missing from the iPhone 11 though, such as 5G, a high refresh rate, OLED screen, and a fingerprint scanner.
  • OnePlus Nord (~$ 500): The OnePlus Nord is roughly $ 200 cheaper than the Pixel 5, but packs the same 5G processor, a 90Hz OLED screen, and a similar sized battery. It lacks wireless charging, water resistance, and stock Android, but delivers two selfie cameras (one for ultra-wide shots) and four rear cameras. We think two of these rear cameras are just there to increase the numbers, while the main and ultra-wide rear snappers aren’t exactly great. You can also pay up to $ 200 extra for the OnePlus 8 if you must have a OnePlus phone with top-end power, but the Nord delivers most of the overall experience anyway.
  • LG Velvet ($ 600): This might be one of the closest phones to the Pixel 5 in North America, aside from the Pixel 4a 5G. You’ve got a similar level of horsepower, 5G, a slightly bigger battery, and a similar price tag. The LG Velvet also sports an optional second screen case, wireless charging, water resistance and, unlike the Pixel 5, a headphone port. Just don’t expect fast updates, a high refresh rate, or class-leading photo quality.
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (~$ 700): Samsung’s latest S20 series phone ups the ante over the Pixel 5 by bringing proper flagship power, a 120Hz OLED screen, a bigger battery, and a flexible triple rear camera combo. It also delivers wireless charging and IP68 water resistance, as well as three years of OS updates. Looking for a cheaper Samsung phone as a Pixel 5 alternative? The Galaxy A71 is $ 100 cheaper than the S20 FE and costs $ 100 less than the Pixel. You’re missing out on a high refresh rate screen, wireless charging, and water resistance.
  • Realme X50 Pro (€600): Realme dropped its first 5G flagship in the first half of 2020, and it still makes for a very attractive proposition. A powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset, 90Hz OLED screen, flexible quad rear cameras, and a 4,200mAh battery with 65W charging make for a great combo. Unfortunately it lacks wireless charging and an IP rating. Realme isn’t quite on Google or Samsung’s level when it comes to update commitments either.

Should you buy the Google Pixel 5 now or wait?

Google tends to launch its flagship phones a few months before all eyes turn to the next-generation of smartphones, but the Pixel 5 is somewhat different in that it’s not playing a traditional specs war. Instead, Google is banking on the combination of software, pricing, and a few welcome hardware upgrades elsewhere to make for a compelling proposition.

Google also has a habit of dropping prices in the months after launch. If you’re not in immediate need of a phone, it might be worth waiting a month or two.

You should also ask yourself whether a high refresh rate screen, IP rating, and wireless charging are must-have features in a phone. If so, you can definitely do worse than the Pixel 5 for $ 699. If these features aren’t important to you, the $ 499 Pixel 4a 5G might be up your alley instead.

Where to buy the Pixel 5

The Google Pixel 5 is available from the Google Store and via Google Fi. Other retailers that will offer it include Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Again, the Pixel 5 in the US is going for $ 699. Pricing in Europe is set at £599/€629.

Google Pixel 5 Google’s first 5G smartphone
The Google Pixel 5 may not be the high-end Pixel we were expecting, but it’s a pretty compelling mid-range option. Google is going back to basics with the Pixel 5, ditching higher-end features like face recognition and the quirky Motion Sense gestures.

Google Pixel 5 software and updates

The Google Pixel 5 continues the Google tradition of timely software updates. Those worried about Android version updates and security patches should have peace of mind here. Google also commits to three years of Android system updates and security patches for its Pixel phones, and the Pixel 5 is no exception. This puts it in a very exclusive club, with only Samsung and occasionally OnePlus offering a similar level of support.

The company has also started issuing Pixel “feature drops”, which are Pixel and Google app updates rolled into one quarterly update for Pixel phones. Or at least it’s intended to be a quarterly release. For example, the March 2020 feature drop delivered dark mode scheduling, new Motion Sense gestures on the Pixel 4, new emoji, and Rules functionality.

The Pixel 5 ships with Android 11 and is expected to get Android 12 in 2021 and Android 13 in 2022.

Top Pixel 5 questions and answers

Q: Where’s the Google Pixel 5 XL?

A: There isn’t a Pixel 5 XL unfortunately, with the Pixel 4 XL or the Pixel 4a 5G being your next best bets if you want a bigger Pixel.

Q: What kind of 5G networks are supported?

A: The Pixel 5 supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 have a headphone jack?

A: No, the Pixel 5 doesn’t offer a headphone jack. Thankfully, this option is available on the 4a series.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 has a microSD card slot?

A: Unfortunately, there’s no microSD expansion here. At least you get 128GB of base storage.

Q: What colors are the Pixel 5 available in?

A: The Pixel 5 will be available in green and black.

Q: Is the Pixel 5 waterproof?

A: The phone has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, so it should theoretically survive a dunk in the pool just fine.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 have face unlock and Motion Sense gesture controls?

A: The Pixel 5 lacks both face unlock and gesture controls via Motion Sense hardware. At least you have a fingerprint scanner now.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 support wireless charging?

A: Yes, the phone supports wireless charging up to 12W with a Qi-certified EPP charger.

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Xbox Game Pass: Everything you need to know


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Xbox Game Pass has been called the “Netflix for video games” by many of its fans. There’s a big reason for that. Major console and PC games are getting more and more expensive. It appears that $ 70 will be the normal price for major games for the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X console. However, with this service, Microsoft offers gamers a way to play tons of Xbox One games and Windows 10 games for one low monthly price.

Read more: Is the Xbox Series X backward compatible with Xbox One games?

What is this service, how much does it cost, and is it the perfect way to charge into gaming for both newbies and hardcore gamers? We have all you want to know about Microsoft’s game service, and its beefier brother, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

What is Xbox Game Pass?

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Launched in 2017, the subscription service offers over 200 Xbox One compatible games to owners of the console. That includes many of Microsoft’s own first-party games. In 2018, Microsoft announced that it would add its newest first-party games to this service the same date as the games launched for sale. The catalog also includes older Xbox 360 games that are backwards compatible with the Xbox One console. There’s also a separate Game Pass For PC. It includes access to over 200 games for Windows 10-based laptops and desktops. Subscribers also get special game discounts and deals that are not available for non-members.

What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

This more expensive version of the service launched in 2019. In addition to being able to play over 200 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for a monthly fee, it adds Game Pass for PC as well. Also, Ultimate includes full support for Xbox Live Gold, which enables online multiplayer support for all Xbox games, and free game downloads. In addition to discounts and deals, Ultimate subscribers also get some free in-game content for some games and some deals from third-party partners.

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Finally, the service will be the home for Project xCloud, which will offer over 100 Xbox One and PC games via cloud streaming for Android-based smartphones and tablets. This service will officially go live on September 15.

Read more: Project xCloud – Everything we know

How much does it cost?

Xbox Game Pass costs $ 9.99 a month, and Game Pass for PC also costs $ 9.99 a month. The Ultimate version of the service costs $ 14.99 a month. In that respect, the Ultimate tier is by far the better value, since it combines Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass for PC, plus Xbox Live Gold (a $ 9.99 a month service on its own), plus the upcoming Project xCloud service.

You can also purchase 3, 6 or 12-month digital codes for the service at online retailers, including Amazon.com.

Where is it available?

The service is available in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Do I get to keep all of the games if I stop using the service?

No. Once you stop your subscription to Xbox Game Pass, all of the games available on the service are no longer available to you. That includes games you have downloaded to your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. If you bought DLC items for any game you accessed via the service, they still belong to you. However, you can not use them unless you actually pay for the games.

Do games leave Xbox Game Pass?

Yes. While Microsoft constantly adds new games to the service, it also removes others on a regular basis. You can keep up with Microsoft’s current list of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC games on the official Xbox Game Pass web site.

Is there a mobile app for the service?

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Yes. The Xbox Game Pass mobile app for Android and iOS allows subscribers to keep track of their games. You will also get notifications when new games go live on the service. You can even use the app to order your Xbox One console to download the game if you are not at home. This will allow you to start playing the game when you get back to your house.

In addition, the Android beta version of the app is the way for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream and play games via the xCloud service. That feature is not available on the iOS version of the app.

Does Xbox Game Pass have rivals?

Microsoft is not the only place that offers a way to play a ton of console and PC games for one monthly price.

EA Play

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Electronic Arts recently combined its two-game subscription services, EA Access and Origin Access Basic, into the new brand EA Play. You can play a selection of older EA games for $ 4.99 a month, or $ 29.99 for a year. You can also get access to new EA games before it releases them for 10 hours of free demo time, plus discounts on purchasing full games. It’s available in PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 platforms. There’s also EA Play Pro just for PC games, which offers unlimited access to the publisher’s newest games, with all of its extra DLC content. It costs $ 14.99 a month or $ 99.99 a year.

Ubisoft uPlay Plus

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Unlike Xbox Game Pass or EA Play, this service is strictly for PC owners. Publisher Ubisoft offers those gamers access to over 100 gamers for the price of $ 14.99 a month. That price does include new games from Ubisoft the day they are released, plus you get the full versions of those games, including any additional DLC content. It also offers early access and betas for upcoming games.

That’s our look at Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service. We will update this article when the company makes changes or adds features to the service.


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Need a replacement Chromebook charger? These are your best choices.


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Chromebooks are light and fast, but without a reliable charger they can become expensive paperweights. Whether your current Chromebook charger is beginning to show its age or you seem to have misplaced it, a spare is a must-have. Here are some of the best Chromebook replacement chargers you can pick up right now.

See also: What is a Chromebook?

Many Chromebook manufacturers use their own unique connections, so there aren’t many universal options. However, USB-C is slowly becoming a more popular option for newer models. We’ve tried to cover a few of the top manufacturers as well as some good USB-C Chromebook laptop chargers.

See also: 6 Best Chromebooks | The best Chromebook tablets you can buy

Best replacement Chromebook chargers:

This list can be a bit confusing as some newer models rely on USB-C charging, so double-check your Chromebook carefully before you order!


Acer Chromebook charger

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Nearly all Acer Chromebooks, and some Acer Windows laptops, use the same 65W charger. As a result, chargers are very easy to find and easily affordable. Specifically, this connector has an internal diameter of 1mm and an external diameter of 3mm. The charger works with Acer Chromebooks from 11 to 15 inches as well as the Aspire S5, R, and V.

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HP Chromebook charger

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The HP-compatible Siker charger we’ve chosen packs the same level of output as the Acer charger, though the connectivity is different. HP utilizes a distinctive blue-tipped charger with a 3mm internal diameter and a 4.5mm external diameter. This charger works with HP’s Chromebook 14 and Pavilion 15 lines, as well as others.

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Samsung Chromebook charger

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Samsung’s Chromebook replacement charger comes from PowerSource, and it even features an extra-long seven-foot cable. With a max output of 26W, it’s less powerful than some other options but it works with both the Samsung Chromebook 2 and Chromebook 3. Newer Samsung options have made the switch to USB-C, so read on if this doesn’t fit your needs.

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Dell Chromebook charger

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The 65W Powseed charger is perfect if you’re looking to replace your Dell’s Chromebook laptop charger. Its internal diameter is 5mm and the external diameter is 7.4mm, so the charger will work with select Latitude, Vostro, and Inspiron laptops as well. With a total length of nearly 11 feet, the Powseed charger offers the freedom to work wherever you’re comfortable.

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USB-C Chromebook chargers

These last two Chromebook replacement chargers are the most convenient and flexible options. Because they connect via USB-C, these chargers can be used for far more than just Chromebooks. You can easily use them to charge select Android phones, headphones, and power banks.

See also: The 5 best Chromebook deals

Pwr Plus USB-C Charger

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The first option, the Pwr Plus charger, sets itself apart by having the longest cable on this list. With a range of 12 feet, you don’t have to be close to an outlet to have reliable charging. Pwr Plus emphasizes that this charger is perfect for Lenovo laptops and Chromebooks, though you can use it for any USB-C device with varying speeds.

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Nekteck USB-C Charger

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This last charger is a great choice if you’re looking to beef up your Chromebook charging station. The cable is built into the body, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally disconnecting it like a few other options. Nekteck’s charger features a six-foot USB-C fast charging cable that carries a USB-IF certification for security. It intelligently identifies your device and adjusts the charging speed up to 45W.

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Chromebook charging FAQ

Q: Why is my Chromebook not charging?

A: Chromebooks can struggle to charge for any number of reasons. You’ll want to make sure that there is no dirt in your charger or Chromebook, and that the charger is fully plugged into the wall.

Q: Can I use my Chromebook charger for my phone?

A: It depends. Both your Chromebook and phone need to have USB-C ports. Manufacturer-specific chargers like those mentioned above will not work with your phone. Also, depending on your charger and Chromebook, you may get low charging speeds or they may not work together at all.

Q: Can you charge a Chromebook with a phone charger?

A: It depends. See the answer above.

Q: Can you charge a Chromebook without the charger?

A: This is a bit of a tricky answer. If you’re stuck without an outlet you can always try using a power bank or a car charger. If your Chromebook has a USB-C port but doesn’t use it primarily for charging, you can go to the Power menu and select to charge via USB-C.

Q: How to charge a Chromebook faster?

A: Well, you can’t really charge your Chromebook faster, though you can do a number of things to extend your battery life and charge less often. It may help to lower the brightness, turn off Bluetooth, and remove peripherals like a wired mouse.


Those are a few of our picks for the best Chromebook replacement chargers as well as a handy FAQ. Here are a few resources that might help you to accessorize your new gadget:


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5 best racing wheels and why you need one


If you love to play racing games like Gran Turismo: Sport or Forza Motorsport 7, then a racing wheel is a must. A racing wheel helps you feel more connected to the virtual car you’re driving. Your steering is more responsive, your braking and accelerating feels more realistic, and overall your racing experience is more immersive. 

What to look for when buying a racing wheel

When buying a racing wheel, here’s what you need to look for:

  • A motor that is quiet, reliable, and highly responsive to steering
  • A sturdily constructed leather wheel that won’t break down and has a good grip
  • A set of sensitive gas and brake pedals that mimic real-life driving experiences

See also: Best gaming headsets

You’ll also want to find a racing wheel that has a professional feel and has some weight to it for a more stable racing experience. The right racing wheel will enhance your racing experience and help you stay focused on your game instead of fumbling around with a regular controller. Here are five of the best racing wheels out right now. 

Best racing wheels

  1. Logitech G290
  2. Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29
  3. Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback
  4. Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
  5. Hori Racing Wheel

1. Logitech G920 

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The Logitech G920 Racing Wheel has dual-motor force feedback, which means that you’ll have more control over your steering and you’ll feel different types of terrain under your wheels. The floor pedals are also highly responsive, which gives you a more realistic driving experience as you accelerate, brake, and change gears. 

Compatible with Xbox One and PC, this racing wheel has a great feel to it, equipped with a hand-stitched leather wheel cover and 900° lock-to-lock rotation. 

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2. Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 

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The Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 has a lot of the same features as the Logitech G920, listed above, but it’s compatible with Playstation 3 and 4 and PC. This wheel is built to last with durable solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft and stainless steel pedals. 

Similar to the above racing wheel, the Logitech Dual-Motor Feedback G29 also has the awesome dual-motor force feedback that gives you a responsive, realistic racing experience. 

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3. Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback 

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The Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback racing wheel has a very realistic, ergonomic wheel design with rubber-coated grips on the wheel. With a mixed belt-pulley and gears system and a metal ball-bearing axle, this racing wheel will provide a smooth, easily controllable racing experience. This wheel also comes with a set of pedals that have wide footrests and adjustable inclinations.

The Thrustmaster TMXis automatically recognized by Xbox One consoles and compatible in the console’s menus. It’s also compatible with PC with a quick installation of Thrustmaster drivers. 

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See also: Best gaming speakers for your console or PC in 2020

4. Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

This Thrustmaster TX racing wheel is a 7/10 scale replica of the actual Ferrari 458 Italia wheel, with textured rubber grips and comprehensive driving controls. There is an industrial class servomotor that boasts frictionless action, meaning your racing experience will be extremely smooth and responsive. It’s compatible with Xbox One and PC.

The pedal set is also designed to mimic the pedals of the Ferrari 458 Italia, with metal pedals that provide progressive resistance when braking. This wheel also has a 900° dual-belt, friction-free system that helps you feel and focus on the road in your game, not the wheel.

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5. Hori Racing Wheel

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The Hori Racing Wheel is officially licensed by Sony, so it’s compatible with Playstation 3 or 4, but there are more buying options for Xbox One  and Nintendo Switch.

The full-size wheel has a 270° turn radius and the pedals have been optimized for a highly realistic racing simulation. The wheel itself has a textured rubberized grip, making it easy to control while at high speeds in your game. The pedals are the real highlight of this wheel; you can customize the pedal sensitivity for acceleration to make it feel exactly how you want it to feel.

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All the latest Android developer news and features you need to know about


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December has been a relatively quiet month in the world of Android development, with fewer posts over at the Android Developers blog than usual, and many other sites taking a break for the holidays. Hey, devs need a break every now and then too!

That said, there have still been a few exciting announcements to cover, including the release of a new Android Game SDK, and a powerful code search tool. Consider this a case of quality-over-quantity, then. Read below for the full scoop.

News and announcements

Code Search with Cross References for the Android Open Source Project – Google announces what may prove an extremely useful tool for Android developers: a search engine for code. See more below.

Android Game SDK

From Google

Android Game SDK – Android Game SDK offers a selection of libraries direct from Google to enhance game development on the platform. The first library that will land as part of this new initiative is designed to help developers with frame pacing.

The Frame Pacing Library will use Android’s Choreographer API to synchronize with the display system. This helps ensure frames appear when they should, to avoid buffering and stuttering, and to keep audio in-pace.

Android 10 on Android TV – Pretty much this article is what it says on the tin. On December 10, Google brought Android API level 29 to Android TV. This will mean faster updates through Project Treble, more secure storage, and other goodies from the latest iteration of Android.

Another new TV-centric feature for developers is ADT-3. This is a dongle aimed at developers to test their apps on the platform. It will be made available soon, and you can be sure to find out about it here in the coming months.

Features and resources from around the web

Making an app with no programming experience: What are your options?This post explores how you might set about developing an app with no coding skills. It covers app builders, as well as numerous other options.

Code SearchCode Search is a new tool from Google that has the potential to be extremely useful. This is a search engine that focuses specifically on Android code, sorting through git repositories like github, gitweb, etc. What’s unique about this, is that you can actually search within the code itself for specific commands or keywords. In short, you can actually view the code before you decide if you might be interested in using it.

Android Code Search

We all know that programming is essentially a process of lifting bits of code and stitching them together like a Frankenstein’s monster (right?). This has potentially to streamline that process considerably!

Kotlin/Everywhere – it’s a wrap! At Google I/O, Google announced it would be increasingly placing the focus of Android development on Kotlin. Kotlin/Everywhere was a series of events discussing the language. This post includes links to various talks and resources for those that missed the live events.

Workplace for Kotlin code in IDEThis post shares a method for testing snippets of Kotlin code without deploying your entire app, via REPL.

Lost Crypt 2D sample project for Unity – Unity has introduced a host of new 2D features pertinent to Android developers over recent months. This new sample project serves as a useful demonstration of how best to use them.

Lost Crypt Android Developer News

From Unity

Speed up your Android dynamic features flow testing – Dynamic delivery has a lot of uses for devs and can enhance the user experience significantly. However, testing these features can be tricky. This post explains the solution, using the Gradle Play Publisher plugin.

Gesture Navigation: Insets – Insets help to improve gesture navigation by avoiding conflicts with existing UI features.

Migrating from Fingerprint Manager to BiometricPrompt – A handy guide (pun intended) to switching to the newish AndroidX Biometric Library.

And that’s it – see you next month!

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PinePhone: Everything you need to know about the $150 Linux-powered phone


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It’s no secret that two operating systems hold the lion’s share of the mobile market — Android and iOS. This current duopoly doesn’t give users much choice in the way of OS offerings, even though there is no shortage of hardware. In the past, Microsoft tried to break into the market to no avail, and Huawei will release its own offering soon enough.

But what if there was another alternative, one that’s more privacy-respecting and encourages tinkering? Enter the PinePhone by Pine64. This device isn’t quite ready for the mass market yet, but if you are looking for a unique alternative to Android and iOS devices, you’ll want to keep an eye on this one.

The company behind the PinePhone

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Pine64 is a small, community-driven company that specializes in developing ARM devices. It began by producing single-board computers similar to the Raspberry Pi. Eventually, the company also started developing laptops that run on these single-board computers, and now the company is branching into the mobile phone market — hence the PinePhone. Pine64 also plans on releasing a smartwatch and a tablet in the future, but those are conversations for another day.

What exactly is the PinePhone?

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The PinePhone is a fully open-sourced smartphone, and it is Pine64’s most ambitious project to date. And unlike most devices you can get buy today, Pine64 didn’t design the PinePhone to run Android or iOS. The company developed the device to run Linux.

The PinePhone may be a little too complicated for the average consumer.

We don’t know for sure which specific operating system the consumer-ready device will ship with, but Pine64 says it supports all available major Linux phone projects. Some notable projects include Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, and Plasma Mobile. Each OS comes with its own pros and cons, and that variety is one of the PinePhone’s competitive advantages.

Users can choose which platform best suits their needs instead of simply using the one manufacturers want them to use. That means, depending on what OS they choose, they may have a vastly different experience from someone else who chooses a different OS for their PinePhone. On the flip side, users may have to load these operating systems on the device themselves, making the PinePhone a little too complicated for the average consumer.

What about the PinePhone specs?

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The PinePhone will come in at a grand total of $ 150, and the specs match that price tag. It will come with the Allwinner A64 quad-core SoC, Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,000mAh battery.

The display will be a 5.95-inch 1,440×720 LCD panel. The rear camera will tout a 5MP shooter, while the selfie camera sports a measly 2MP sensor.

You shouldn’t get this device if you are looking for high-end specs.

It will also include a USB-C charging port, a headphone jack, and a plastic chassis. Altogether, the device will weigh somewhere between 180 and 200 grams. Needless to say, you shouldn’t get this device if you are looking for high-end specs.

Will it run my favorite mobile apps?

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The answer to this question is not as simple as we might hope. Depending on which OS you choose, you will get access to vastly different application libraries. Some of the supported operating systems aim to include full Linux app support. Others want to develop their own mobile app ecosystem.

Expect to make some sacrifices as far as mobile app selection is concerned.

Thanks to Ubuntu Touch’s emphasis on web apps, it probably offers the most complete mobile app ecosystem out of the box. Sailfish OS’ native apps leave much to be desired, but it allows users to install some Android apps on specific devices. Hopefully, the PinePhone will get this ability too.

Other than that, app options are limited with the other offerings. If you are thinking about purchasing this device, expect to make some sacrifices as far as mobile app selection is concerned.

What is the PinePhone’s launch date, price, and availability?

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Right now, you can preorder a version of the device called the BraveHeart Edition, though I wouldn’t recommend you buy one. Pine64 made this version of the PinePhone solely for developers and early adopters, and it is not daily driver material.

The consumer-ready version will retail for $ 150, and Pine64 says it will launch sometime in Spring 2020. The device will ship worldwide, but some markets may be subject to extra shipping costs.


I don’t know about you, but I am pumped about this device. The idea of a completely open-source smartphone that is designed to be tinkered with excites me like none other.

Am I expecting the Pinephone to replace everyone’s Android device? Absolutely not. But do I think you should purchase one anyway? I do. It will only cost about as much as the average smart display, and it has the potential to expand our imaginations into what mobile computing could look like, not just what it is.

What about you? Are you excited about this device? Let us know in the poll below, and tell us why or why not in the comments section.

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t need to beat the Huawei Mate X to market


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The Samsung Galaxy Fold was already a controversial smartphone well before review units of the device were sent out earlier this week. Much was made about how the phone itself was highly expensive — nearly $ 2,000 — and that it had a very visible crease in the middle of its display when in unfolded tablet mode.

However, it’s safe to say none of us were prepared for the rush of Galaxy Fold screen failure reports that hit the interwebs on Wednesday. Media outlets like CNBC, The Verge, and Bloomberg, along with popular YouTube tech reviewer MKBHD, all reported that the larger inside screen stopped working after only a day or two.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold up close and with a bump under the display. The Verge

While at least a couple of these units failed because a protective film on the display was removed, it looks like the screens on the Galaxy Fold units given to CNBC and The Verge failed because the displays themselves broke down. Check out this commentary from our colleague Scott Adam Gordon for more information.

Samsung has already announced it plans to “thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.” However, it also indicated that the April 26 launch date for the Galaxy Fold will go on as scheduled. This doesn’t sound like a good idea at all. It leaves Samsung open to potentially getting a lot more of these display failures with consumer units.

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It’s impossible not to think about how Samsung responded to the battery failures on the Galaxy Note 7 when you think about this current situation. The good news is the Fold doesn’t seem to be at risk of causing fires and massive destruction to property because of its display issues. However, we are still talking about one of the most expensive phones ever made for general consumers. The fact that Samsung seems to be hell bent on moving forward with the Galaxy Fold launch seems irresponsible.

A damper on the foldable phone trend?

Folded Huawei Mate X with Dgit on display

At the moment, we only have one other confirmed launch for a foldable phone in 2019: the Huawei Mate X. It’s design is different than the Galaxy Fold, with an outward folding form factor. However, some people seem to prefer its design over that of the Galaxy Fold. At the moment, the Huawei Mate X is due for release sometime this summer in Europe, for a price that’s actually more than the Galaxy Fold at 2,299 euros (~$ 2,600). However, we have already seen that Samsung has sold out of its first shipments of the nearly $ 2,000 Galaxy Fold so the high price of the Mate X might not be a huge obstacle.

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Android Authority contacted Huawei for comment on the Galaxy Fold issues. The company declined to offer a comment.

Breaking in new technology and design features in a smartphone can sometimes be a hit-or-miss proposition. At the moment, it looks like Samsung is trying to rush out the Galaxy Fold before it’s fully ready, just to beat the Mate X to market. (To be fair, the Royole FlexPai actually came to market a few months before the Galaxy Fold as the first flexible display smartphone, but in a very limited capacity).

The Galaxy Fold needs a time out, for now

Samsung could survive a launch of the Galaxy Fold, at least financially, if it had to recall the device later, as Scott suggested in his article. But that doesn’t mean the company should release a faulty phone.

Samsung should take a step back and reevaluate its release strategy for the Galaxy Fold. There’s no harm in delaying the launch to make sure that the faulty units sent to media outlets were outliers. If the company decides to continue with the launch, and then many more screen failures are found by regular consumers, that will give Huawei a ton of free PR for the launch of the Mate X later this year. It could claim, and quite accurately, that it didn’t want to rush its foldable phone out until it was ready.

This whole situation with the Galaxy Fold is a bit of a shame. Despite the high current costs and the possible design issues, foldable phones could be one of the most promising trends in this industry. Making a device that works as a smaller phone and expands to a larger tablet for more serious work is a no-brainer.

It’s more important to be the best, not the first.

We have been promised foldable phones for literally years, but the practical and reliable technology to go along with that promise always seemed to be just out of reach. Samsung may have felt pressure to get the Galaxy Fold out earlier than planned due to the release of the Huawei Mate X. That pressure may have caused more hardware problems than Samsung could overcome at this stage.

As most people know, rushing things out before they are ready is almost never a good thing in any business endeavor. It’s sometimes a good idea to be first, but it’s always a good thing to be best.

Next: Expecting water resistance from the Galaxy Fold is ridiculous

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