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Nokia 9 PureView begins receiving stable Android 10 update

It may take a few days for the update to become widely available.

What you need to know HMD Global’s flagship Nokia 9 PureView is now getting updated to Android 10. The update comes with all the new features that Google introduced with Android 10, along with the November security patch. The mid-range Nokia 7.1 is also expected to receive the Android 10 update before the end of the year.

HMD Global began rolling out the stable  [Read More…]

LG G8 ThinQ stable Android 10 update begins rolling out

The G8 ThinQ is the first LG smartphone to receive the stable Android 10 update.

What you need to know The stable Android 10 build for the LG G8 ThinQ has started rolling out. Currently, the update is only available in LG’s home country of South Korea. We expect the update to expand to other regions within the next few weeks.

In October, LG announced the Android 10 ‘preview program’ for G8 ThinQ owners in South Korea.  [Read More…]

Instagram begins testing a TikTok-like video editing tool called Reels

Instagram users will be able to find the new Reels feature in the Stories shutter modes tray.

What you need to know Instagram has launched a new TikTok-like video-music remix tool for Stories, called Reels. With Instagram Reels, users can make short 15-second video clips that can be shared as Stories and may appear in the Top Reels section under the Explore tab. The feature is currently limited to Brazil.

Instagram today launched (via TechCrunch) a new  [Read More…]

Google begins rolling out Pixel 4-like ‘compact’ Assistant to older phones

The compact Assistant doesn’t offer all the features found on the Pixel 4’s “new Assistant.”

What you need to know Google has started rolling out a more compact version of the Assistant to older phones. So far, it appears only Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners have received the minor Assistant upgrade. While the “new” Assistant no longer takes up the entire screen, it doesn’t offer the same look and not does it support all the new  [Read More…]

Galaxy Fold pre-registration begins in India, Australia, and the UAE

Consumers in India, Australia and the UAE can now register their interest in the foldable smartphone.

What you need to know Samsung has opened pre-registration for the Galaxy Fold in India, Australia, and UAE. The foldable smartphone is expected to launch in India on October 1, while the launch dates for Australia and UAE remain unconfirmed at this point. Samsung Galaxy Fold is currently on sale in South Korea, select European countries, and the U.S.

Following the  [Read More…]

Google app and Google Assistant dark mode finally begins rolling out

This is the second time that Google is rolling out a dark theme for the Google app.

What you need to know The dark theme for the Google app and Google Assistant has started rolling out. Google is enabling the dark theme for select users via a server-side update currently, so it will take some time for it to become widely available. Google Podcasts hasn’t been updated with the dark theme yet.

The long-awaited dark mode for  [Read More…]

Your right to repair stops where Apple’s liability begins

Apple’s not trying to stop you from swapping your iPhone battery. It just doesn’t want a Note 7 situation on its hands.

I’m a big believer in the right to repair. I like to tinker around with my old truck, I love to make small improvements to my house, and I’m the guy who isn’t afraid to take his phone apart and swap the battery if it needs it. Working with my hands is just a thing  [Read More…]

Huawei begins trademarking its Android replacement OS — HongMeng

The trademark’s been filed in Canada, the European Union, Mexico, and more.

What you need to know Huawei has filed to trademark its Android replacement OS, HongMeng. It’s been trademarked in more than 10 countries. The first devices with HongMeng are expected to launch in October.

It appears the launch of Huawei’s Android replacement, HongMeng, is getting closer. Recently, the second largest smartphone maker in the world began filing to trademark the OS in a handful of  [Read More…]

Verizon begins rolling out its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis

Do you have the need for speed? If so, then you’ll be happy to hear that Verizon is currently rolling out 5G connectivity a week ahead of schedule. Typical speeds are expected to be 450Mbps with peak speeds of up to 1Gbps. That makes 5G up 10 times faster than traditional LTE networks. Unfortunately, 5G speeds are limited to Chicago and Minneapolis at the moment — and only if you have the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod  [Read More…]

T-Mobile begins testing its home internet service in rural America

It’s expected to be live in 50,000 homes by the end of 2019.

On March 21, T-Mobile announced that it’s started testing a new in-home internet service using its LTE network to bring fast, reliable data speeds to people in the U.S. that live in rural areas with limited access to broadband services.

Simply called “T-Mobile Home Internet”, the service delivers download speeds up to 50Mbps via LTE with no data caps. Customers will pay $ 50/month  [Read More…]