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If big game developers cared about Android nobody would need a Switch

Gaming hardware is there for Android, but the content just isn’t; I wish companies like Nintendo cared about Android.

The Nintendo Switch is freaking awesome. Pretty much anyone you ask will agree if they aren’t too busy playing Animal Crossing or Zelda. It’s portable but can connect to a television, has wireless controllers that mostly don’t suck, and every big name developer is tripping over its own feet trying to get games ported to the platform. Yes,  [Read More…]

Losing access to TSMC would be catastrophic for Huawei

This is a bigger deal than losing Google Mobile Services.

This has not been a great week for Huawei. The U.S. extended the trade ban with the manufacturer for another year, preventing Huawei from doing business with most U.S. entities. Huawei was put on the U.S. Entity List a year ago, cutting off the Chinese manufacturer’s access to U.S. businesses. A direct result of the ban was losing out on Google Mobile Services (GMS), including the Play  [Read More…]

How much more would you be willing to pay for for more convenience?

Great value Amazon Echo Buds

$ 130 at Best Buy

Pros Great active noise reduction (ANR) performance Hands-free Alexa Good, bass-heavy sound Excellent comfort Some EQ customization Cons Micro-USB for charging Lacks wireless charging case Case is a bit large

The Amazon Echo Buds have a large feature set considering their price. They have a great, customizable sound, long battery life, and have support for hands-free Alexa.

More convenience Google Pixel Buds (2020)

$ 180  [Read More…]

Google I/O would have started today, here’s why it’s such a wonderful event

Today would have been the Google I/O 2020 keynote. I know this because, despite being deleted from Android Central’s shared calendar weeks ago, a phantom notification appeared on my laptop last night reminding me of that fact.

Google’s done a good job erasing this year’s Google I/O from the internet. If you go to the dedicated website for the event, it succinctly sums up why it and basically every other live event scheduled since mid-March has been  [Read More…]

Google designing its own processors would completely change the industry

Google already designs microprocessors and has hired some of the industry’s finest to take the extra step.

Rumors of Google designing and manufacturing its own chips for Pixel phones are nothing new. But the latest comes at a time when it makes a lot more sense for it to be done; Google needs its own chips if it wants to carry on making products for everyone, and making them the way it wants them to be built.

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If I were in charge, this is how the Fitbit Charge 4 would look

These updates would make the Charge 4 practically perfect for me.

I’ll admit it. I freaking love fitness trackers.

The notion that I can wear a device that can help me keep tabs on my activity, my fitness goals, and my sleep habits, and even function as a regular watch (how novel) is one that never ceases to amaze me. Smartwatches are great for some, and Fitbit makes one of our favorites in the Versa 2, but  [Read More…]

These are the games we wish would be announced for Playstation 5

The heart wants what the heart wants. And to quote Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.

None of these games have been announced in any official capacity, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting them anyway. We all have our favorite series we want to see continue or a franchise just starting out that didn’t get a fair shake. Everyone has different tastes — and non-realistic expectations. Whether it’s a pipe dream or a sequel almost  [Read More…]

Steam for Chrome OS would make Chromeboxes even more awesome

If things play out in just the right way, Sony and Microsoft have some real competition to deal with. If not, it’ll still be fun to try and break.

Once upon a time, there was this small-form-factor PC you could buy called a SteamBox. It was designed to hook up to your television and give you access to the almost 40,000 games at Valve’s Steam storefront.

I bought a SteamBox. It worked surprisingly well until I bricked  [Read More…]

Dish chairman says it would be financial suicide not to build a 5G network

Dish claims its wireless service will go live within 30 days of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger deal closing.

What you need to know Dish chairman Charlie Ergen has said that his company’s new wireless service will compete with the largest operators in the U.S. right from day one. He added that it would be suicidal for the company not to build its own 5G network. Dish is set to become the country’s fourth major wireless player after T-Mobile’s  [Read More…]

Would you buy a Samsung phone with a 120Hz display?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

Samsung’s One UI 2 Beta is currently underway, and with one of the latest updates that’s gone out, we’ve gotten a sneak speak at what’s likely a future feature for the company’s upcoming flagships.

The beta has a page for enabling a 120Hz display, and while this obviously doesn’t do anything on any of Samsung’s existing phones, it is a strong indication that devices like the Galaxy S11 and Note 11  [Read More…]