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Google Pixel 3 Lite appears in new leak

By Nick Sarafolean


There’s no question that Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are pricey devices. They feature top-of-the-line specs, but not everyone is searching for a high-end device. To satisfy those individuals, Google has reportedly been working on a budget version of the Pixel 3, rumored to be called the Pixel 3 Lite when it launches. To add substance to the rumor, Russian site rozetked, which was the source of many Pixel 3 leaks, has revealed a prototype device codenamed “sargo” (note that it’s a fish name) that may be the Google Pixel 3 Lite. Here are some of the specs:

  • 5.56-inch IPS (2220×1080) display
  • 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 670 processor
  • Adreno 615 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 2915mAh battery
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

While not a bad phone by any means, this leaked device certainly falls into the mid-range category. Excitingly, though, it features a headphone jack, which has become a common and annoying omission on most flagship phones.

The design is similar to the Pixel 3, though a little smaller. The bezels are also slightly larger and the exterior appears to be made out of plastic vs …read more

Source:: androidandme


Hands-on with Samsung One UI and Android Pie on the Galaxy S9

By Jimmy Westenberg

Samsung recently announced an all-new user interface for its phones. It’s called One UI, and it aims to simplify Samsung’s notoriously feature-packed software while also making everything more visually appealing.

If you own a Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus and live in the U.S. or South Korea, you can try out the beta version of One UI right now — and I’d suggest you do so. One UI is a fantastic improvement over Samsung’s previous software, and makes everything much easier to use.

What’s new in One UI?

There are a ton of new features and visual improvements in One UI. The full list can be found here, but I’ll walk you through the most important ones.

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Source:: android authority


Save over $100 on the highly-rated 1More Triple-Driver Headphones

By AA Picks

1More Triple-Driver Headphones SoundGuys

Excellent sound quality and premium build – just two of the features our sister review site SoundGuys loved about the 1More Triple-Driver Headphones. These over-ear headphones were released earlier this year priced at $249, but with our promo code you can pick them up for just $144.

Both the reviewers and readers of SoundGuys rate these headphones highly, and it’s not hard to see why. Everything about them oozes quality.

The flagship feature is the Triple-Driver technology. The functions normally performed by one driver are split between three different types of drivers. The result is headphones which deliver silky highs, precise mids, and deep bass. In the words of SoundGuys, “quite frankly, it’s undeniable how good the Triple-Driver circumaural headphones sound.”

The design of the headphones provides a strong balance of comfort and style, despite the slightly unorthodox wheel-rim look. A luxury hard-shell travel case keeps the headphones well protected and adds to the slick package.

The 1More Triple-Driver Headphones at a glance:

  • Enjoy a premium listening experience with silky highs, precise mids, and deep bass.
  • Listen in comfort with the leather headband and rotating ear cups.
  • Enjoy your music free from tangles with the detachable kevlar braided cable.
  • Listen …read more

    Source:: android authority


Google Pixel 3 Lite prototype has 3.5mm jack, Snapdragon 670, plastic build

By C. Scott Brown


  • Images and specs of a prototype of a mid-range Google Pixel 3 Lite just leaked to the internet.
  • The prototype has a similar form factor as the Google Pixel 3, but with a plastic build.
  • The Google Pixel 3 Lite prototype has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670.

Speculation abounded that Google would release a third, cheaper variant of its Google Pixel 3 line, but no announcement was made at the October launch event. Now, however, we have images and specs of a prototype which appears to be the Google Pixel 3 Lite.

The photos and specs of the mysterious prototype come from an anonymous source who shared the information with Rozetked. You’ll remember Rozetked from the Google Pixel 3 XL leaks that took the internet by storm earlier this year.

Since the Pixel 3 XL leaks turned out to be mostly true, we can only assume this Google Pixel 3 Lite leak will pan out in a similar fashion.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: The Android iPhone

Historically, Android sat in diametric opposition to iOS. Where Google’s Nexus phones …read more

Source:: android authority


Use multiple numbers on one phone with Verizon My Numbers app

By C. Scott Brown

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  • The new Verizon My Numbers app allows you to have multiple phone numbers on one smartphone.
  • You can make calls, send texts, and check the voicemails of multiple lines, and even customize ringtones for each number.
  • Each additional line you add to a phone will cost you an extra $15 per month.

Today, Verizon announced the Verizon My Numbers app, available for Verizon subscribers on the Google Play Store. Using Verizon My Numbers, you can add multiple phone numbers to one smartphone, solving the problem of carrying around a work phone and a personal phone.

The app can organize all your calls, texts, and voicemails, by grouping the data from each number inside the app. That way you can easily see information for each number and then respond to the calls or texts using the appropriate line, all from the same smartphone.

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Best Verizon prepaid phones (October 2018)

Verizon Wireless isn’t necessarily known for its prepaid phones, but there are a few standouts. We’ve already taken a look at the best Verizon phones, but now let’s go through the best Verizon prepaid phones. …

Unfortunately, if you have a work phone provided to you by your …read more

Source:: android authority


$50 Google Store credits arriving for Pixel 3 pre-orders, but what to buy?

By C. Scott Brown

  • If you pre-ordered your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from the Google Store, you earned a credit.
  • The credit is $50 for each phone you pre-ordered, and you should see the credit in your Google account now.
  • It’s highly advisable to wait until next week for the Google Store Black Friday deals to begin.

If you pre-ordered your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL from the Google Store, you may not realize it but you earned a $50 Google Store credit. Google didn’t distribute the credit when you pre-ordered or when you received the device; instead, the credits are rolling out now.

As such, if you pre-ordered your Pixel 3, check your Google account to see if you have a credit! Apparently, Google hasn’t sent out email notifications yet to let you know it’s in there.

Editor’s Pick

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: The Android iPhone

Historically, Android sat in diametric opposition to iOS. Where Google’s Nexus phones offered cheaper price points and endless customization, the iPhone was expensive and locked down. Apple had a great camera, Android did not. One …

Now that you know …read more

Source:: android authority


Google Project Fi offering $799 credit if you buy two Pixel 3 phones

By Evan Selleck

Maybe you already are a member of Project Fi or maybe you’ve been thinking about jumping on board. If a Pixel 3 is your phone of choice, then Project Fi has a solid deal for you.

Project Fi is currently hosting a limited time promotion that offers a $799 bill credit for someone who buys two Pixel 3 smartphones. That means you can grab two of the smaller variants, a pair of Pixel 3 XL phones, or mix and match, and still get the credit applied. The promotion will run between 12:00am PT on November 16, 2018, and 10:00pm PT on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

There are some loops to jump through to be eligible for the deal. First, the same person needs to buy both smartphones. It can be a brand new customer to Project Fi that launches a group plan or a current Project Fi customer that adds a line to their account. One of those devices “must be activated by the group plan member who is a new Project Fi subscriber as of …read more

Source:: androidandme


Stable Android 9 Pie rolling out now to Xiaomi Mi A2

By C. Scott Brown

Xiaomi Mi A2 back in hand

  • The Android 9 Pie update is rolling out right now in a stable form to the Android One Xiaomi Mi A2.
  • Previously, the stable version leaked to the internet, but this is the official rollout.
  • No word yet on when the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will get the upgrade.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Android One device, which means it runs a very-close-to-stock version of the operating system. As such, it should be one of the first devices to get the latest upgrade to Android 9 Pie.

However, other devices which aren’t a part of the Android One program have already seen a Pie update, such as the Essential Phone, the OnePlus 6, and the OnePlus 6T. Today though, it looks like the Pie update for the Mi A2 is finally rolling out, via Android Police.

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Android 9 Pie update tracker: What we know so far (Updated November 13)

The next major version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, has already made its way to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Google announced this official Android 9.0 update on …read more

Source:: android authority


Verizon launches My Numbers app to support multiple numbers on one phone

By Evan Selleck


Smartphones typically come with one number attached, but sometimes you need access to more than one number and carrying multiple phones might not be the best option.

Putting more than one phone number on a single phone is possible with dual SIM technology, and some carriers offer other options as well. However, Verizon is launching a new app that might make the situation a tad easier, even if it isn’t cheap. The big red wireless carrier is launching My Numbers today, which will allow users to add up to four phone numbers on a single phone.

The app will be available in the Google Play Store (and iOS App Store), and it will be free to download. However, Verizon is charging $15 per line per month to access those multiple numbers on a single phone. Each of those additional lines support unlimited domestic calling and text.

Verizon’s description of the service starts with the most obvious, where you can have one phone number for your personal usage and another for your business. A third line could be for texting only, and the fourth could be a dedicated voicemail box.

The new app is available now. Do you …read more

Source:: androidandme


Reel Board review: Zephyr OS Dev Board with Bluetooth 5

By Gary Sims

A microcontroller development board is a perfect platform for hobbyists, makers, and professionals looking to combine software with hardware like sensors, stepper motors, LEDs, and more. They have grown in popularity over recent years and there is quite a choice of both hardware boards and operating systems/development systems. Popular names include Arduino, Mbed, and NUCLEO. The Arduino ecosystem has its own board and software development kits, while Mbed is a software ecosystem for a wide range of boards from companies like NXP and STM. A third alternative is Zephyr OS from the Linux Foundation. Zephyr is a small RTOS for resource-constrained devices, which is available under the Apache 2.0 license. It is written in C and supports threads, locks, buffer, queues, timers, Bluetooth 5, IPv4, IPv6, firmware upgrades and much more.

Zephyr supports a long list of development boards including the new Reel Board from PHYTEC. The Reel Board was developed by PHYTEC in cooperation with the Zephyr Project for a Hackathon held during the Embedded Linux Conference in October 2018. The company is now selling the board and it is a great entry point into the world of microcontrollers, sensors, Bluetooth and …read more

Source:: android authority