Samsung’s dual-SIM Galaxy Note10+ is as low as $740 on eBay ($360 off MSRP)

Samsung’s dual-SIM Galaxy Note10+ is as low as $740 on eBay ($360 off MSRP)

The Galaxy Note10+ is an excellent handset, which unfortunately cost a whopping $1,100 when it came out. As its replacement might be around the corner, prices are continuing to drop. The dual-SIM international version is now down to $740 on eBay, which is $360 off the original price. The Note10+ features 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 6.8″ Quad HD display, a 4,300mAh battery, and four rear cameras. As this is the international model, it has a dual-SIM tray and is powered by the Exynos 9825 processor. Also, it will only work with GSM carriers, namely AT&T or T-Mobile in...

Galaxy Watch 3 app screens and new pics offer our best look yet at Samsung’s upcoming wearable

Galaxy Watch 3 app screens and new pics offer our best look yet at Samsung’s upcoming wearable

This story was originally published 2020/06/16 3:43pm PDTon Jun 16, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/25 8:32am PDTon Jun 25, 2020.  Samsung’s Tizen smartwatches are stiff competition for Wear OS on the Android side of wearables, and now it looks like the latest model is nearly ready to arrive. A couple weeks back we saw a presumptive Galaxy Watch 3 strut its stuff at the FCC, and more recently rumors talked about a possible public unveiling sometime in July, but we still didn’t have a ton to go on. Now our expectations are starting to really take shape, as possible specs...

TWRP 3.4 lands with limited Android 10 support and other fixes

TWRP 3.4 lands with limited Android 10 support and other fixes

Yesterday, Team Win released version 3.4 of the popular custom recovery TWRP. Available now for “most currently supported devices,” this release adds some limited Android 10 support for certain devices, as well as other fixes and improvements, including support for flashing stock OPPO/Realme images, and piles of A/B partition support tweaks. The TWRP 3.4 changelog is pretty technical, but you can read the full version here. (A lot of it even goes over my head.) But the most noteworthy and significant changes we see are support for OZIP encryption, which allows folks using OPPO and Realme phones to install factory...

Google releases first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV

Google releases first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV

Google has already released several Developer Previews of Android 11 for smartphones, but there has been no news on the update for smart TVs and streaming boxes. That changes today, as the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV is now available — but only for one device. “Today, we are releasing an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV with many privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity features,” Google said in a blog post. The company told us that there are no user-visible changes in this update compared to Android 10 for TVs, so this is just about bringing...

Newhome, a new mobile game based on the original survival series

Newhome, a new mobile game based on the original survival series

You can already find the first two titles in the Don’t Starve survival series on the Google Play Store, and both of these ports were published by the original developer Klei Entertainment. Well, it would appear that Klei has granted Tencent access to the property to create a new mobile game built from the ground up for mobile. Currently, Tencent is offering a closed beta sign-up for the game, which will enter into testing this July. So if you’d like to take an early look at Don’t Starve: Newhome, make sure to register for beta access on the official webpage. Since Don’t...

YouTube testing new one-stop recording and uploading feature in its app

YouTube testing new one-stop recording and uploading feature in its app

YouTube is testing a new all-in-one shooting and uploading feature for its creators using the platform’s mobile apps. It allows people to record multiple clips right in the YouTube app and upload them as a new video. However, there’s a limitation that’s odd at first glance: It looks like creators will only be able to record 15-second long clips or takes at a time. We’re not 100% sure if individual clips in a video can be a maximum of 15 seconds long or if the limitation applies to the fully edited video. The company isn’t very clear when it explains...

ARCore’s new Depth API is out of beta, bringing the next generation of hide-and-seek to phones

ARCore’s new Depth API is out of beta, bringing the next generation of hide-and-seek to phones

This story was originally published 2019/12/09 9:00am PSTon Dec 9, 2019 and last updated 2020/06/25 6:00am PDTon Jun 25, 2020.  AR applications on Android have historically always had problems with proper depth sensing and distinguishing between foreground and background in the physical world. Whenever you’d add an AR object, it would just sit on top of the whole scenery in front of your viewfinder, regardless of whether or not something should realistically block the view. After an extensive preview phase introduced last year, Google is now launching its new Depth API to ARCore to all developers using Android and Unity....

Google Nest Hub and Nest Cam Indoor get permanent price drops in Europe

Google Nest Hub and Nest Cam Indoor get permanent price drops in Europe

When Google rolled out its updated Nest Aware subscription pricing last month, it celebrated by giving two products permanent price drops in the US. Similar reductions are now live across Europe, too, so more people can grab a Nest Hub and/or Nest Cam Indoor for a new low price and upgrade their smart home security. The Nest Hub already got a permanent price drop at I/O last year when its name changed from Home Hub, down to $129 from its original $149. In the US, it’s now down to $89.99, while the Nest Cam Indoor dropped from $199 to $129....

Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

A few months after Apple Music expanded to more than 50 new countries, the service’s Android app is in for some treats. An update to version 3.3.0 adds some features that music lovers will be happy about, like gapless playback, enhancements to downloads, and the usual “improved overall app performance.” Gapless playback is something that Apple Music doesn’t seem to nail on all iOS releases, so it’s great to see its official addition on Android — albums like Pink Floyd’s The Wall are much more pleasant to listen to in one go that way. Since we couldn’t find a toggle...

DontKillMyApp is a new benchmark for how aggressively your phone kills background apps

DontKillMyApp is a new benchmark for how aggressively your phone kills background apps

Urbandroid, the developers behind Sleep as Android, have suffered plenty of headaches getting their app to work on a wide range of Android phones. Different manufacturers all think they have great ideas when it comes to stretching out battery life. Usually, they do it by aggressively killing apps in the background, which can break app functionality. Urbandroid even made a site called DontKillMyApp to track and shame the worst offenders and point out how to fix these issues on different phones (if you even can). Now Urbandroid is making a new benchmarking tool to measure your own phone’s background apps...