Friday, January 15

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android, Galaxy S21, News, Phones, Samsung

Samsung offers some Galaxy S21 + and S21 Ultra color variants exclusively through its own store

While Samsung's recently revealed S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra are available in a wide variety of colors, two shades that interest me, 'Phantom Violet' and 'Phantom Pink, are only available exclusively through the company's own store. company and specific S. Serial devices. The situation regarding which versions of the S21 are available in which stores is a bit confusing, so I broke it down below: The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in 'Phantom White', 'Phantom Gray', 'Phantom Violet' and 'Phantom Pink'. The 256GB S21 is only available in 'Phantom Gray'. These color variants are available from most vendors and Samsung Experience Stores. The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S21 + is available in 'Phantom Violet', 'Phantom Black', 'Phantom ...
android, News, Phones, S21 Ultra, Samsung

Samsung’s S Pen is coming to additional devices in the future

Samsung has confirmed that its S Pen stylus will make its way to other devices in the future. This comes after the company officially launched the S21 series with the Ultra variant compatible with the S Pen. A statement from Samsung on S Pen compatibility is available below: We are committed to innovating new mobile experiences that flow seamlessly and continuously to make our consumers' lives easier and better. We've made the bold decision to expand the S Pen experience to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and we plan to expand the S Pen experience to other categories of devices in the future. Samsung told the Netherlands-based publication Sammobile. Previous rumors indicate that Samsung will drop the Note line in 2021 and start selling the ...
android, Galaxy S21, News, Phones, Samsung

Canadians are paying for more than just the exchange rate with Samsung’s S21 series

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra, its latest flagship smartphones. These devices start at $ 1,129, which seems like a lot of money, but last year's models started at $ 1,319, so there is definitely a noticeable decrease in price. The price cut is likely due to the lower-resolution displays featured on the S21 and S21 +, the polycarbonate back on the S21, and Samsung no longer includes headphones and a charger in the box. That said, the phones could have been even more affordable. When comparing our prices to the US, there appears to be an additional Canadian premium for the S21 series. Below are the current Canadian prices for the Galaxy S21 series:The base model of the Galaxy S21 in the United St...
android, Galaxy S21, News, Phones, Samsung

Samsung presents the Galaxy S21 Ultra at Unpacked 2021

Along with the Galaxy S21 and S21 +, Samsung has also revealed the high-end version of its flagship smartphone, the S21 Ultra. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is available in 'Phantom Black' and 'Phantom Silver' (colors matter, okay?). The 128GB variant of the phone costs $ 1,649.99, the 256GB variant is priced at $ 1,719.99, and lastly, the 512GB variant that is only available in Phantom Black is $ 1,889.Unlike the S21 and S21 +, the S21 Ultra features very few compromises and is similar to the S20 Ultra in several respects. This includes the same 5,000 mAh battery, WQHD + display, and compatibility with the Note and Tab's S Pen stylus. However, it is worth noting that the S Pen is available separately and those in...
android, Galaxy S21, News, Phones, Samsung

Samsung Introduces Galaxy S21 and S21 + at Unpacked 2021

Samsung has revealed three new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S21 and S21 + and S21 Ultra. Just as rumors indicated and similar to last year, the tech giant has also separated the three phones into two categories: its latest flagship and the ultra-premium smartphone experience. This specific story focuses on Samsung's 'latest flagship experience', which includes the Galaxy S21 and S21 +. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in Canada in 'Phantom Pink', 'Phantom Violet', 'Phantom White' and 'Phantom Gray'. The 128GB variant of the phone costs $ 1,129.99, and the 256GB variant is priced at $ 1,199.99. The 256GB model of the device is only available in Phantom Gray.The Samsung Galaxy S21 +, on the other hand, is available in 'Phantom Violet', 'Phantom Silver' and 'Ph...
android, Android Auto, Automotive, News

Next Android Auto update adding custom wallpapers and shortcuts

It seems that the next version of Android Auto will allow people to set custom wallpapers and shortcuts. This update will come in Android Auto 6.0 according to XDA Developers but it is unclear if users will be able to set their own wallpapers or if users can upload their own images. There seem to be 18 images to choose from. You can see 12 of them in Mishaal Rahman tweet thread and the other six in the XDA Developers website.Android Auto 6.0 APK added 12 new wallpapers in preparation for the "custom" wallpaper picker. Are here:https://t.co/vpVwvXYDvi pic.twitter.com/2Uz3wNcZNv - Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 13, 2021All the wallpapers that are pre-loaded in the app are pretty simple images with larger color blocks ...
2020, android, Apps, Apps & Games, News

Consumers spent $ 143 billion on apps in 2020: App Annie

Consumers around the world spent $ 143 billion (about C $ 182 billion) on mobile apps in 2020, according to a new report from app analytics firm App Annie. This marks a 20 percent increase from 2020. Breaking it down further, App Annie notes that 218 billion apps / games were downloaded last year. On Android alone, mobile device usage totaled 3.5 trillion hours, a 25 percent increase from 2019. The average user spent about 4.2 hours on mobile devices, and Canada arrived in just under four hours (compared to about three in 2019). Usage of social media apps increased 325 percent year-over-year, with TikTok in particular on track to reach 1.2 billion monthly active users by 2021. However, unsurprisingly, games represented the busines...
android, app hibernation, Apps & Games, News

The AOSP code gives clues about the application’s hibernate function in the future version of Android

The Android team may be developing a new 'app hibernate' feature that could debut in a future version of Android, probably Android 12, which could be just a month or two away. XDA Developers spotted a small code snippet submitted to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that mentions hibernating the app. Along with the code snippet is the following description: “System service that manages the application's hibernation state, a state that applications can enter, meaning that they are not being actively used and can be optimized for storage. The actual policy for determining whether an application should hibernate is managed by the PermissionController code. "Unfortunately, that description doesn't really tell us what the funct...
android, ces 2021, LG, LG Rollable, News, Phones

LG shows off its roll-up smartphone once again

LG has shown a glimpse of its roll-screen smartphone again, this time during his CES 2021 keynote speech. Although we've seen the 'LG Rollable' hinted at in the past, this is our first look at the fascinating-looking smartphone that is capable of transforming from a phone into a small tablet. Little is known about the device so far, but it appears to have a screen that is roughly the size of a traditional smartphone that can then be deployed to the size of a tablet. This means that, in theory at least, the roll-up device may not have the same crease found on most foldable smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2. While the device is still part of LG's experimental 'Explorer Project' program and little information is known ab...
android, Apps & Games, gaming, ios, mobile, News, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Coming to Mobile Devices This Month

THQ Nordic has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated It will launch on Android and iOS on January 21. The remake of the 2000s Battle for the bikini bottom first released on June 23, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.The game lets you play as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy as they team up to thwart Plankton's evil plans. Battle for the bikini bottom it also features a 'horde mode' that pits two players against waves of robotic enemies. In addition to offering enhanced images, Rehydrated features content that was removed from the original game, such as the Robo Squidward boss fight. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated It will cost $ 11.99 CAD in th...
android, Apps & Games, Google, News, origami

Google Video Shows How To Fold Your Own Android Origami Logo

If you are a fan of origami and Android, Google just released a 'folding' video that teaches you how to make an Android logo on paper. The 11+ minute tutorial takes you through the steps to fold an Android pet. The end result looks a lot like the current Android logo. It's worth noting that the steps are quite intricate, so if you're new to origami, you may want to start with a slightly easier fold. If video isn't your thing, there's also a PDF that shows the 30 steps to folding your own Android pet. The PDF features a legend that describes the different types of folds used in this trade. If you are looking for a short ship to fool around while stuck in 2021, this could be a great option for you. You can get the PDF instructions hereor Watch the video here. Source: 9to5Goo...
android, Apple, Apps & Games, News

Apple removes 46,000 unlicensed games and apps from the App Store in China

Apple has removed approximately 46,000 apps, including 39,000 games, from China's App Store According to ReutersAll apps that do not have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the Chinese government have been removed from the store. Several notable titles developed in the West are part of the sacrifice, including Assassin's Creed identity and NBA 2K20. To put this in perspective, only 74 of the top 1,500 paid games remain on the Chinese version of the App Store. Apple cracked down on apps that were not approved by the China National Press and Publications Administration (NPPA), removing roughly 30,000 apps and games from the App Store, according to Bloomberg. It is almost impossible for a developer outside of China to...