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Unreleased prototypes of the first Android phone appear on eBay

Unreleased prototypes of the first Android phone appear on eBay

Hardcore Android fans and those with a good memory may remember that the HTC G1/Dream wasn’t actually the very first Android device. There was another phone that Google used internally during the platform’s development, which was codenamed “Sooner.” It was ultimately dropped in favor of the HTC Dream’s design, which was Android’s first shipping, consumer-facing...

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Everything we know about Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a

Everything we know about Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a

Pixel leak season has started, and details surrounding Google’s upcoming mid-range phone have started to trickle out.  The previous Pixel 3a was a great phone, and that leaves the Pixel 4a with some awfully big shoes to fill. Any official word is probably still a few months out, but here’s what we know about the...

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MX Player beta picks up SMB support for network playback

MX Player beta picks up SMB support for network playback

MX Player is one of the most widely used local video playback apps out there, and it just picked up a new feature that should make streaming from an in-home file server a bit easier. The latest v1.21.2 beta brings support for SMB, allowing you to access network media from servers or computers sharing files...

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Former Essential employee reveals designs for unreleased PH-2 and PH-3 phones

Former Essential employee reveals designs for unreleased PH-2 and PH-3 phones

Earlier this year, the Andy Rubin-led smartphone startup Essential closed its doors. The company only ever released one product, the PH-1 Android phone, but it had plenty of canceled endeavors. We already knew about the ‘Project GEM’ phone-like prototype, but it seems Essential was also working on two more regular phones. Kevin Hoffman, who worked...

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Coronavirus is forcing Netflix to lower its streaming quality

Coronavirus is forcing Netflix to lower its streaming quality

Netflix has confirmed it will be reducing streaming quality in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic, presumably in a bid to ease congestion on crowded European networks. It was unclear if Netflix itself was experiencing issues as a result of the surge in network activity, or whether the steps were taken merely to reduce network congestion...

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The 5 best charging stations to keep all your devices topped up at home

The 5 best charging stations to keep all your devices topped up at home

An unprecedented number of people around the world are trying to get work done at home as we all seek to “flatten the curve” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. That might mean you’ve got devices like laptops, phones, and tablets floating around that need charging, and you probably want to avoid the inevitable...