RCS for all

Verizon is ditching its crappy texting app for Google Messages

Starting next year, Google Messages will become the default RCS and SMS app on all Android phones sold through Verizon Wireless. Google and Verizon made the announcement this morning, and it comes after we’ve seen the same changes come to both AT&T and T-Mobile.This is a huge change, as Verizon was the final holdout from …

Powerful Chromebooks

The latest ASUS Chromebooks are incredible thanks to 11th-gen Intel chips and Thunderbolt 4

After making its initial appearance at CES 2021, the ASUS Chromebook CX9 and Chromebook Flip CX5 have officially landed. These two Chromebooks were some of the most intriguing options shown off at CES earlier this year, but it’s taken ASUS until now in order to put them in the hands of the masses.ASUS Chromebook CX9Starting …

Get a skin

Dbrand shows off the three Galaxy Z Fold 3 colors ahead of launch

If you just can’t wait until the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is unveiled, you’re in luck. Earlier today, dbrand added the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its lineup, seemingly confirming that the device will be made available in three different colors: green, silver, and black.You can order skins for the device ahead of Samsung’s pending …

minor updates

OnePlus brings July Security Patch and more to the OnePlus 9 with OxygenOS

If you woke up this morning and started using your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, you might have been surprised with a new software update. OnePlus announced OxygenOS is beginning to roll out to owners of the 9 and 9 Pro starting today. The update includes a build number of for the OnePlus …

Best of Phandroid

7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.

Take A Picture

How to take a screenshot on Android

Did you know that you can take screenshots on your Android smartphone? If you’re new to Android and want to learn how to screen capture, then this is what you need to do.

Say goodbye

Google says “goodbye” to the 2020 Pixel Buds

It was only a matter of time, but the 2020 Pixel Buds are no longer available from the Google Store. Expect to see any remaining stock levels at your local big box stores begin to dwindle too. Although Google has not made an “official” announcement, it’s pretty safe to assume that the only Google headphones …

Link Twitter and Google

You can now sign into Twitter with your Google account

Sign in with Google is one of the easiest ways to sign up securely for any new account. It’s a feature that you’ve seen in apps and services everywhere, and now Twitter is getting in on the action (via 9to5Google). The latest Twitter Beta update adds that wonderful “Sign in with Google button”, making it …

Big changes

Google wants to make it easier to download and install Wear OS apps

We’re on the cusp of the biggest upgrade in the history of Wear OS, and Google has been pushing a few updates here and there to improve the experience. But now, Google has announced some new changes to how you download apps and watchfaces to your Wear OS-powered smartwatch.There are new “Wear OS” and “Watch …