Andrew

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Could OnePlus bring back the Sandstone finish?

Mar 4th - It’s been a couple of months since the OnePlus 10 Pro was announced at CES 2022 for the Chinese market. Just this week, the company confirmed that the global version of the 10 Pro is coming to various markets sometime this month.But OnePlus is known for offering a few different flavors of its flagship device, …

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Sony Xperia PRO-I Review: Beautiful but definitely not for everyone

Mar 4th - Sony is in a weird place, kind of boxed into the corner where some may not even know that the company is still churning out phones. If you look around, Sony has its hands in a lot of different kettles, with some of the best TVs, headphones, and obviously, the PS5.But Sony phones have always …

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Samsung responds to claims that it’s throttling apps on the Galaxy S22

Mar 4th - Yesterday, Samsung was making headlines all over the place, but not for the reasons the company was hoping for. It was discovered that Samsung is apparently “throttling” up to 10,000 different apps on its latest hardware. On the surface, this definitely feels like a OnePlus 9 situation all over again, but instead of jumping to …

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OSOM’s privacy-focused OV1 smartphone is being delayed until later this year

Mar 4th - While there’s a lot of excitement to be had about a potential Nothing phone, there’s another company working on entering the market. OSOM is a company that you probably haven’t heard of before, but the company is looking to bring the spiritual successor of the Essential Phone to the market. This phone was teased at …

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Check out these 3D printed models of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Mar 3rd - Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve gotten our first supposed look at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. While these phones aren’t expected to arrive until later this year, these renders seem to confirm that Google will be sticking with the same design as the Pixel 6 series.Renders are great and all, as …

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Fitbit issues a recall on the Ionic, offering a full refund and more

Mar 2nd - The Fitbit Ionic was released all the way back in 2017, but if you’re one of the 1.7 million owners, you’ll want to ship it back to Fitbit. The company announced, in conjunction with US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a voluntary recall on the Ionic due to concerns that the smartwatch poses a burn …

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The Nothing Phone could be right around the corner

Mar 2nd - We knew it was coming, and it was just a matter of time. According to a report from TechCrunch, Carl Pei’s Nothing plans to unveil a new smartphone sometime next month.Details about the phone are scarce, with the report only stating that “the product will share a similar design language and “elements of transparency” seen in …

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HTC is set to re-enter the flagship Android phone market, with a twist

Mar 2nd - When it comes to flagship Android phones in the U.S., the options are pretty sparse. Samsung easily leads the way, Google is trying to find its footing, OnePlus seems a bit lost, and LG has already decided to exit the space. But we may be in store for a surprise, as a report from DigiTimes …

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Android 13 could let you adjust the flashlight brightness levels

Mar 2nd - One of the most underrated features of every smartphone is the ability to use your phone camera’s flash as an actual flashlight. For the most part, it’s available as a Quick Settings toggle and can be accessed without even needing to set anything up. But there is one feature that has been found on other devices …

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Here’s everything that’s coming in Google’s System Update for March

Mar 2nd - Right on cue, the Google System Update for March 2022 has started rolling out to devices. These updates are just slightly different from the monthly security patches, as they arrive for all Android users and not just Pixel owners. Instead, of arriving through your System Updates panel in the Settings app, they will be made …

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The Pixel Watch and Pixel 6a could arrive sooner than expected

Mar 1st - It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about the Pixel Watch, but we might not have to wait much longer. According to Max Weinbach with Android Police, the Pixel Watch has started appearing “in a US carrier’s back-end inventory system.”Usually, devices only begin appearing when the launch is scheduled, suggesting that Google could finally …

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Phandroid’s Best of MWC 2022

Mar 1st - Mobile World Congress 2022 is well underway, and suffice to say, we’ve already seen a slew of new and exciting announcements for Android enthusiasts. From phones to Super Devices, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up our favorite announcements to bring you Phandroid’s best of MWC 2022!Oppo Find X5 ProBefore MWC 2022 even got started, …

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MediaTek unveils Dimensity 8000 and 8100 as its meteoric rise continues

Mar 1st - For years, many of the best Android phones have been powered by Qualcomm chipsets. We’ve seen a few competitors come and go, but Qualcomm has stuck around and continues to partner with the likes of Samsung, OnePlus, and others. Recently, MediaTek has been slowly, but surely, building up its reputation while continuing to innovate on …