Category: Android News

YouTube Premium and Music get student pricing discounts in 14 new regions

Student discounts are now available in 65 out of the 78 total markets.

What you need to know Student discounts for YouTube Premium and Music have expanded to 14 new markets. Most of the new regions include areas in the Middle East and Asia which were recently added to YouTube Premium and Music. With the discount, students can save nearly half-off on a subscription.

Discounted student pricing is a fantastic way to help out hard-working students who  [Read More…]

The Disney+ MCU movie marathon cheat sheet

I don’t know why Disney doesn’t have these in order, but we can fix that!

Disney Plus (aka Disney+) has the greatest collection of Marvel movies and shows ever available for legal streaming. Unless you’ve been buying up every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie over the past decade, this is likely the first time you’ve had a chance to have a proper marathon of Marvel’s Infinity Saga, which has served as the canonical MCU up to this point.  [Read More…]

Samsung releases fourth Android 10 beta update for the Galaxy S10 series

The update isn’t available to download in the U.S. just yet.

What you need to know Samsung is now rolling out the fourth Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10 series phones. The update is expected to soon be available in the U.S., Germany, South Korea, India, Poland, France, Spain, and the UK. In South Korea, the beta program has been closed, which suggests this will be the last Android 10 beta build for  [Read More…]

Have you enabled RCS chat in Google Messages?

Time to chat with the AC forums.

Yesterday, November 14, was an exciting day for the state of messaging on Android. At long last, Google flipped the switch and began rolling out its RCS chat functionality for everyone in the U.S. — regardless of what phone or carrier you have.

RCS brings a heap of features to the Google Messages app, including typing indicators, better group chats, high-quality photo sharing, and more.

Looking through the AC forums,  [Read More…]

TP-Link router systems: Great mix of quality and price

TP-Link has been making networking equipment for ages and it’s quite good at it. Not only that, TP-Link routers more often than not offer competitive specifications at great prices. If you’re looking for a great balance of features including fast AC Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and tri-band, the Archer A20 is a great fit.

Best Overall: Archer A20

Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11AX, is the next big thing in Wi-Fi routers. The only problem is that very few  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR has a secret ‘Retro RAZR’ mode that takes you back to 2004

The phone’s “Retro RAZR” mode will make you feel even more nostalgic.

What you need to know The new Motorola RAZR comes with a “Retro RAZR” mode that basically transforms it into a RAZR V3 from 2004. You can find the Retro RAZR mode by editing the quick settings menu. Once enabled, you will see similar UI as the original RAZR, complete with a T9 dialer in the bottom half of the screen.

Motorola unveiled the foldable  [Read More…]

15 of the best Black Friday deals you can buy right now

It used to be that Black Friday deals were only available on Friday, but now it’s turned into a month-long event that seems to get bigger and bigger each year. While some of the best deals may only be available on Black Friday, and door buster offerings may start as early as the evening of Thanksgiving Day, that doesn’t mean that you can’t already score some pretty wild deals right this very minute.

Retailers are trying to maximize  [Read More…]

Fortnite gets invaded by Star Wars in latest crossover

Is a Star Wars crossover on the horizon?

What you need to know Shortly after the launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a Star Destroyer appeared in the skies of Fortnite. Alongside the ship, a brand new outfit – the Stormtrooper – was put into Fortnite’s item shop. As of now, no other crossover events have been announced.

The world of Fortnite may soon be getting another movie crossover, as shortly after the launch of Star  [Read More…]

With Android 10, Google finally says goodbye to the Menu button

There’s one more button in heaven, one more star in the sky.

What you need to know Readers on the XDA forums spotted a bug report complaining that menu button support had ceased. Google responded, saying that the feature had been phased out. Menu button support has been waning since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The original Android device, the T-Mobile G1 in the U.S., shipped with a number of hardware buttons adorning its chin, including Home  [Read More…]