Tag Archive: Preview

Google Duo group calls are coming to the web as a Chrome preview

They’re also adding a family mode with fun video effects and masks.

What you need to know Group calls will be coming to Duo on the web in the coming weeks, initially as a Chrome preview. A new family mode lets you draw and apply video filters in Duo calls. Those same filters and effects are coming to regular Duo calls as well.

Google rolled out web support for one-on-one calls through its Duo video calling service  [Read More…]

Here’s everything new and changed in Android 11 Developer Preview 3

We’ve got slim pickings this time around.

Development of Android 11 continues, with Developer Preview 3 being the latest and greatest build of the OS so far.

Launched on April 23, DP3 is a relatively minor update compared to past previews. It focuses mostly on behind-the-scenes fixes, but that’s not to say there aren’t any user-facing changes.

After digging through Developer Preview 3 looking for anything new and noteworthy, here are all of the changes you should  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 9 Pro preview: The battery life champion of 2020

With a 5020mAh battery and a large 6.67-inch FHD+ display, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is an absolute beast.

The Redmi Note series has a storied legacy. The Redmi Note 3 was the first phone with a Snapdragon 650 chipset. The Redmi Note 4 was the first phone in India to sell 10 million units. That momentum continued over the years, with the Redmi Note 7 Pro becoming the best-selling phone in India last year.

Xiaomi’s rise  [Read More…]

Firefox Preview 4.0 for Android rolls out with password manager and more

Extension support is still restricted to only uBlock Origin.

What you need to know Mozilla just updated its GeckoView-based Firefox Preview to version 4.0. The new release brings with it features like a password manager, in-app language changing, and a ‘Top Sites’ section. Extension support is, sadly, still restricted to just uBlock Origin at the moment.

Mozilla has been working on a revamped version of its Android browser for nearly a year now. Firefox Preview’s biggest claim  [Read More…]

Google releases Android 11 Dev Preview update with fixes, no new features

We’ll have to wait a couple more weeks for an actual platform update with substantial changes.

What you need to know Google is pushing its first update to the Android 11 Developer Preview, but it’s a small one. Update focuses on squashing a few bugs that developers have reported in the first release. No functionality or features have been changed or added in this release.

It’s only been a week since Google released its first Android 11  [Read More…]

Preview: The X50 Pro 5G is a bold new frontier for Realme

The X50 Pro 5G is Realme’s most ambitious device yet, but you can’t use its best feature in India.

Usually when a new generation of wireless connectivity standard is introduced, it is the carriers that take the onus on the rollout. The upfront cost of installing new base stations and cell towers is usually recovered after a few years, and there’s the added bonus of charging customers just that little bit extra for them to use the  [Read More…]

Hands-on preview: Samsung Galaxy A71 packs essential upgrades for 2020

The Galaxy A71 has a 64MP camera and beefier internal hardware, making it a fantastic mid-ranger in 2020.

Samsung increased the breadth of the Galaxy A series last year, rolling out new models to hit price points all the way from $ 120 to $ 600. One of the standout phones in the series was the Galaxy A70. The phone featured a Snapdragon 675 chipset and had exciting upgrades elsewhere — it was the first Samsung phone  [Read More…]

Google launches first Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel phones

The initial preview release is not meant for daily use.

What you need to know Google today released the first Android 11 Developer Preview. Android 11 brings updated connectivity APIs to take advantage of improved 5G speeds, support for hole-punch and waterfall displays, and deeper conversational experiences. The Android 11 Developer Preview is now available to download for Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 series devices.

Google today rolled out the first Android  [Read More…]

Google mistakenly teases Android 11 before taking down preview page

As you’d expect, the company quickly ‘fixed’ its mistake.

What you need to know The Android Developer Preview website was the subject of much curiosity earlier today. The page made several references to Android 11, fueling rumors of an impending Developer Preview for the next version of Android. The page was quickly taken down, though, with all mentions of Android 11 expunged.

Is a new Android Developer Preview afoot? Google’s website dedicated to Android previews certainly seemed  [Read More…]

Galaxy Z Flip hands-on preview: Samsung just killed the RAZR

In less than a year, we have a second generation of Samsung foldables.

Just as expected, Samsung went ahead and unveiled the new Galaxy Z Flip alongside the Galaxy S20 series at its February launch event. In fact, it actually led the presentation with the Z Flip, which shows just how much it cares to put the spotlight on the new foldable after the Galaxy Fold’s rocky launch in 2019.

I’ve had a solid hour with  [Read More…]