Tag Archive: Performance


Amazon’s updated Fire HD 8 tablet brings faster performance, slimmer bezels

The new Fire HD 8 Plus offers Qi wireless charging as well.

What you need to know Amazon has introduced an updated version of its Fire HD 8 tablet. The new model comes with a faster processor, double the storage, and a USB Type-C port. Along with the refreshed Fire HD 8, Amazon has also launched new Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets.

Amazon has unveiled an overhauled version of its affordable  [Read More…]

How to fix performance problems on your Samsung Galaxy S or Note phone

Samsung’s phones are powerful, but no phone is going to perfectly perform in all situations. As your Samsung phone starts to get old, a couple years in with new features and apps, you may start to see slowdowns. If your Galaxy S or Galaxy Note is slowing down from time to time, there are lots of things you can do to fix it — here are our top tips.

Restarting is the first step

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How to watch Verizon’s free Dave Matthews Band performance online

What you need to know The concert streams live starting at 8 p.m. EST. It will be available to watch on Twitter or Yahoo! Entertainment. Verizon will host new concerts every Tuesday and Thursday for now.

Times are tough for everyone right now, and many of the things we like to do regularly are being cancelled. There are no sports to watch, no concerts to attend, and people are being forced to stay inside. Verizon has partnered with  [Read More…]

Android 10 for Android TV announced with performance, security improvements

The Android 10 update for existing Android TV devices will begin rolling out next year

What you need to know Google today announced the Android 10 update for its Android TV platform. It has also launched the ADT-3, a developer-focused streaming media device. Android 10 brings more secure storage with encrypted user data, faster performance thanks to TLS 1.3, and improved security to the Android TV platform.

Google’s Android TV platform is set to receive a significant  [Read More…]

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance playing Google Stadia

Google designed Stadia to be a flexible gaming streaming service that allows you play AAA games across multple platforms. It set high expectations, talking up 4K stream quality at 60 frames per second (FPS) from a standard internet connection. Needless to say, things have not gone so smoothly with the launch.Many gamers reported poor streaming performance and other issues. However, that’s not to say that Stadia can’t deliver on its promised performance. It just may take some tweaking  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google’s purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony’s Experia 5.

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Google Camera 7.0 update may bring better performance to all Pixel phones

The update may fix the occasional slow camera app launch issue faced by some Pixel 3 owners.

What you need to know Google Camera 7.0 bug report has revealed older Pixel smartphones may receive some camera performance improvements with the release of the new Google Camera app. Pixel smartphones may also get three new Android 10 features soon: “Rules” to automate certain settings, a new screen recorder app, and “Volta” app for analyzing the device’s battery history.  [Read More…]

Honor 20 review: Flagship performance for £400

The company’s latest offering shows just how far mid-range phones have come.

By definition, the Honor 20 is almost destined to live in the shadow of its big brother, the Honor 20 Pro. After first reviewing that device, it’s easy to see it as a cut-down version of Honor’s true flagship. But although it lacks the “Pro” moniker, this affordable flagship is no amateur. The standard Honor 20 delivers the same core experience as the more expensive  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro update improves HDR and lowlight camera performance

There are also general bug fixes/improvements.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.5.4 and 9.5.5 will begin a widespread rollout within the next few days. The update includes general fixes and optimizations made, as well as camera improvements. There are two builds to comply with EU regulations which required a separate build for the EU region.

Almost two weeks after the OnePlus 7 Pro launched and there is already a software update. OxygenOS 9.5.4 and 9.5.5 bring  [Read More…]

Turning off Digital Wellbeing may solve Pixel 3, 3 XL performance issues

Digital Wellbeing cuts down on your phone addiction, but it could be causing performance problems on the Pixel 3/3 XL.

Digital Wellbeing is designed to curb phone addiction, with the feature offering tools to measure and limit the amount of time you spend in an app. It gives you detailed insights into how much time you’ve spent in each app, number of times you unlocked your phone over the course of a day, and notifications received. It’s  [Read More…]