Family Bell

How to use Family Bell with Google Assistant

A few times throughout the year, Google has a knack for dropping a bunch of new features that aren’t just limited to those running the latest version of Android. These are akin to feature drops, and usually make our lives a little bit easier with useful features and changes.In the December 2021 feature drop, Google …

New features

Google announces it’s bringing 10 new features to (almost) all Android users

As we barrel towards the end of 2021, Google has one more major update in store for everyone. The company announced that there are ten new features coming to Android users in an upcoming update, ranging from new widgets to Google Assistant and everywhere in between.The first new feature is called Family Bell, which makes it …

More flagships

Oppo and Motorola will soon announce new phones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC

Following the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, we’ve seen a few different phone makers confirm that they will be releasing devices that use the processor. Xiaomi was one of the first to the scene, confirming the Xiaomi 12 is on the way, but we’re still awaiting an official announcement date.Since then, Oppo …

Best of Phandroid

Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

Wrapped 2021

Spotify 2021 Wrapped has arrived and here’s how you can find yours

If you can believe it, December is already underway. Not only does that mean it’s time to start your holiday shopping (if you haven’t already), but it’s that time of the year where Spotify releases its Wrapped experience. For the unaware, this is Spotify’s way of showing you different metrics about your listening experience. These …

Cheap 5G

Samsung launches its cheapest 5G phone with the Galaxy A13 5G

If you’re someone who’s on a budget but wants access to 5G network speeds, you’re in luck. Not only does Samsung offer some of the best Android flagship phones on the market, but the company’s A-series of devices continues to be ultra-popular in various regions across the globe. This has been evidenced by solid performing …

New Soundbars

Verizon partners with Bang & Olufsen to launch two new Android TV soundbars

Over the past few months, we’ve seen Verizon make its way further into various smart home devices, as evidenced by the company’s self-branded smart display. Now, it seems that Verizon wants to get in on the TV segment of the market with its announcement of the Stream TV Soundbar and Soundbar Pro.These two soundbars offers …

60 series

Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro announced with upgraded cameras and faster charging

Honor has been making waves as it continues to push its way back into the limelight after being left behind Huawei’s smartphone ban. Now that the company is independent, we’ve seen a few different devices launched, and Honor’s back with another series of smartphones. The Honor 60 was announced at an event earlier today, bringing …

12

Xiaomi 12 will be the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s latest flagship chip

Shortly after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Xiaomi jumped on the train and confirmed that the Xiaomi 12 will be making its “world debut”. This comes as little surprise given that the Xiaomi 11 was the first smartphone to be available with the Snapdragon 888 in late 2020.In addition to the banner …

Matte Black

Nothing’s excellent earbuds now come in black and are carbon neutral

One of the most popular in-ear headphones of the year just got a pretty awesome upgrade. The Nothing Ear (1) headphones, with their unique translucent design are now available in a Matte Black color option. The company announced the changes in a press release today, bringing with it the same great features as the standard …