Friday, December 3

Phones

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What is your favorite LG smartphone?

Recent reports suggest that LG's smartphone business is shutting down. Although LG has not been officially confirmed to be ending its smartphone business, after five years and $ 4.5 billion (approximately C $ 5.7 billion) in losses, it would make sense for the company to plan to make a change of Some kind. "As competition in the global mobile device market is getting fiercer, it is time for LG to make a cold judgment and make the best decision," an LG spokesperson said in a statement to The Herald of Korea. "The company is considering all possible measures, including the sale, retirement and downsizing of the smartphone business." That said, LG was once a supergiant in the smartphone world and arguably preferable to Samsung's phones and their egregious TouchWiz looks or HTC's lacklu...
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Android 12 could make it easier to use two apps at the same time

A new report mentions that Android 12 could be following the lead of other versions of Android and will add a useful shortcut to open two apps at once. This function is programmed to be called 'application pairs', depending on 9to5Google. This feature differs from the existing multitasking built into Android by being a built-in shortcut that opens two apps at the same time. This functionality seems very useful for dual screen devices where it makes sense to run two apps side by side. For example, being able to open both Keep Notes and the YouTube app or something at the same time might be a handy shortcut for some people. The real change for single screen Android devices is that users will be able to tap the divider between the tw...
News, OnePlus, Phones

OnePlus, Oppo will stop pretending to be apart, combine R&D strength

It seems that OnePlus is getting really cozy with Oppo, as the two tech companies combine their research and development (R&D) departments. Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, and Vivo are part of BKK Electronics, a China-based tech giant. So far, the company has tried to make all of its brands stand out from each other. That hasn't always worked with OnePlus phones given that they often look a lot like Oppo devices from the same year. This isn't a big deal in North America, as Oppo devices aren't officially sold here, which makes OnePlus feel very different from Apple and Samsung smartphones. A report from a Chinese publication DoNews says Oppo and OnePlus combined their R&D departments at the end of 2020, but now the transfer is almost comp...
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OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T finally get Android 11, but only in beta

If you have a OnePlus 7 series phone, you can finally get Android 11 with Oxygen OS Open Beta 1. If you are already part of the OnePlus Open Beta program, you should receive this update directly to your phone. If not, you can download the OnePlus file and install it manually. If you are running the stable version of Oxygen OS 10 and want to join Open Beta, you should be aware that it will erase all your data. If you are already in the Open Beta program, you can install this update without losing your data. That being said, there is a glitch with the local update package for OnePlus 7T on the OnePlus website, and it is wiping user data. So if you install this version, make sure to back up your files. OnePlus has a pretty comprehe...
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LG could exit the smartphone business this year

After five years of losses equivalent to roughly $ 4.5 billion, LG could be exiting its smartphone business in 2021. The Herald of Korea reported that Kwon Bong-seok sent a memo to his staff on Wednesday, indicating a change of address for his phone business. "As competition in the global mobile device market is becoming more fierce, it is time for LG to make a cold judgment and make the best decision," an LG official says in a statement to The Herald of Korea. "The company is considering all possible measures, including the sale, retirement and downsizing of the smartphone business." In addition, LG verified the internal note reported by The Herald of Korea and added: "As of today, nothing has been finalized." This note follows ...
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Android 11 breaks mobile game controller support for some users

It's time for Google to stop ignoring this problem. While I'm not personally a fan of smartphone games, there is definitely a market for them, with some even buying controllers that work with mobile devices to improve their skills. Unfortunately, some users have noticed that after updating to Android 11 there are issues with the controller functionality and in some cases their phones won't even recognize them. The Android Issue Tracker shows a thread about the bug that was observed before the stable release of Android 11 in September. The problem was even recognized by Google, but it has not yet been fixed. The thread indicates that Pixel users are having trouble connecting to the Razer Kishi, PlayStation 4's DualShock 4, or even...
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Don’t buy a OnePlus Nord if you are a Telus subscriber

If you are thinking of getting a OnePlus Nord N10 5G and are a Telus subscriber, wait for now. MobileSyrup has received reports that the Nord N10 5G is missing the Telus APN number, and a bug is preventing users from adding the number manually. Without this number, the phones cannot connect to your mobile data and are instead locked so that they can only make calls and send text messages. This means there is no web browsing, video streaming, or app downloads unless you're connected to Wi-Fi. If you've already bought a Nord N10 5G and it's on Telus, you can try adding the APN number manually, but if that doesn't work, you'll have to wait for an update that will arrive in February, according to OnePlus. . OnePlus also sent some im...
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Rumored Moto Edge S Live Images Appear Online

Motorola recently unveiled its 2021 G-series smartphones, but now we're seeing the leak of the company's next flagship. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The previously leaked smartphone is now seen in real life images. The phone, codenamed Nio, resembles the Moto G 5G Plus. It has dual-punch cameras on the front with a rear-facing quad shooter setup. And according to the images, the phone will feature a 64 megapixel primary sensor and 'Audio Zoom'. In addition, according to the informant of Digital chat station, the smartphone will be called the Motorola Edge S. And it will reportedly be the first phone to feature a new Snapdragon 800-series chip. A previous rumor indicates that the Edge S will have 8GB of RAM, 256GB of stora...
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The black and slate iPhone 5s of your dreams almost exists

It is always fascinating when new iPhone prototypes appear. Twitter user @DongleBookPro (big name), has shared images of a previously unreleased iPhone 5s prototype in 'Black and Slate'. The iPhone 5s was launched in 2013 and features a 4-inch 640 x 1136-pixel display, Apple's now-old A7 processor, and a physical Touch ID button. The 'S year' device also featured a five-element camera with an aperture of f / 2.2, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, and slow motion video capture at 120 frames per second. The smartphone was launched in 'Gold', 'Space Gray' and 'Silver', while the iPhone 5 was available in 'White' and 'Silver' and Black and Slate. For reasons that are not clear, the iPhone 5s was never officially released on Black an...
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Apple works on folding screens and plans minor updates for iPhones 2021: report

Apple has reportedly started work on a foldable display for a future iPhone model, and the company is planning minor changes for the 2021 iPhone and iPad lines. According to From Bloomberg trustworthy Mark Gurman, Apple developed prototype folding displays for internal testing. However, the company has yet to solidify plans to launch a foldable iPhone. Also, a person familiar with the company's plans said Bloomberg that development has not spread beyond the screen. In other words, Apple has yet to make a fully foldable prototype device. Apple reportedly considered several different foldable screen sizes, including an option that folds out to a 6.7-inch size similar to the company's iPhone 12 Pro Max. It's worth noting that current foldables from companies like Samsung, Motorola,...
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What do you think of Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series?

Last week, Samsung's Galaxy S21 series was revealed, including the S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra features top-of-the-line specs, including a WQHD + display, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, and up to 16GB of RAM. The S21 and S21 +, on the other hand, aren't that high-end in comparison, but they still sport the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor and a 120Hz refresh rate. To me, the S21 and S21 + don't seem as good as last year's S20 and S20 +, but the S21 Ultra will probably end up being the phone to beat in 2021, unlike last year's S20 Ultra. That said, the S21 series is also more affordable than the S20 series, so in a sense it makes sense for the S21 and S21 + to feature some minor do...
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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 ...