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Google releases Android 11 Beta 2 for Pixel phones

After launching the public preview last month, Google is launching Android 11 Beta 2 today. This version brings us closer to the consumer launch later this quarter by introducing “final system behavior” and “platform stability” to app developers. Beta 2 encourages developers to begin “final compatibility testing” for apps, SDKs, and libraries. This year Google introduced the concept of “platform …

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The phones we use today have almost never happened

It was a bumpy and insecure way to make the multipurpose phones used today. Angela Lang / CNET This story is part of CNET at 25We’re celebrating a quarter of a century of industrial technology and our role in telling you its story. Every time you use a smartphone, you enjoy something that we thought never existed: a device that …

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14 best weekend deals: tablets, phones, laptops and more

America is in a crisis. Protests have swept across the nation and called for an end to police brutality. Then there is the coronavirus pandemic that has forced people to stay inside for the past few months and caused unprecedented job loss. We at the Gear team have put together a number of guides that can help you, from ways …

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With the picture, some Android phones are used as wallpaper

It doesn’t matter that a text character causes your phone to crash. If you are using Android, choosing the background image can be a bigger problem. Have users discovered (about Android Authority and 9to5Google) that a harmless landscape photo is “gently bricked up” on some Android phones when used as a background. Your phone isn’t completely dead in this case, …

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OnePlus accidentally disables the X-ray filter with an update that is sent to its global phones

OnePlus has accidentally released a wireless update that disables a filter that can see through some thin black plastics and, in certain cases, through clothing. Although OnePlus announced on May 19 that the filter in the Chinese version of its operating system should be temporarily deactivated in an update, the company had not planned to remove the filter from its …

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How far have cell phones got since the Samsung Galaxy S3?

The Samsung Galaxy S3, one of the most important entries in the Galaxy S series, is eight years old today. The release date of the Galaxy S3 was May 29, 2012 and builds on the extremely popular Galaxy S2, with which Samsung has the greatest rival to Apple’s iPhone. The phone sold around 70 million units by 2015 and had …

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Over 30 AR creatures, compatible phones and more

This story was originally published 2020/04/06 01:33 PDTon April 6, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/08 16:31 PDTMay 8, 2020. While zoos around the world remain closed, you can marvel at the majestic beauty of tigers, lions, cheetahs and goats (?) From the comfort of your own living room. With the 3D AR animals from Google, you can even take photos …

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