Coming soon to a phone near you Google's well known for extensively and silently testing different UI tweaks, sometimes for years before settling on something. So, it's nice when the company outright announces an upcoming redesign — we know what to expect and look for before it's thrust upon us. Just earlier today, Google teased us with what it calls a "bubblier," "bouncier," and more Googley refresh of Search on mobile. It's expected to roll out in the coming days, and honestly, it looks pretty good. Read More Google details its 'bubblier and bouncier' mobile Search redesign was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The cheapest plan now offers 4GB data for $15/mo, if you buy three months at once Mint Mobile is a popular MVNO carrier that offers discounts if you pay for multiple months at once. The company was purchased by Ryan Reynolds a little over a year ago (who is best known for playing Deadpool), and now Reynolds has released a video explaining the carrier's new pricing changes. Mint Mobile is increasing the data allotments across its non-unlimited plans — the 3GB plan will increase to 4GB, the 8GB plan will offer 10GB, and the 12GB plan will become 15GB. Read More Mint Mobile subscribers are getting a free data upgrade was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
History and tab sync are finally rolling out to all users Since its switch to Chromium, Microsoft Edge has become one of the more reliable cross-platform browsers available to users. It even trumps Google Chrome in that it doesn't gobble up as much memory — a real boon for systems with limited RAM. To offer an even better experience, Microsoft is now unveiling a major update that adds a bunch of new features to the browser. New Themes If you were looking to apply a coat of fresh paint to your browser, you might want to try out the 24 new themes that Microsoft has released. Read More Microsoft Edge's latest update adds new themes, sleeping tabs, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
If you're looking for specs, you won't find them here Samsung usually releases two Tab S slabs in a year and we're inching toward what would historically be the time for a "Lite" release. While we don't have any spec points to discuss at the moment, it's been figured that a mid-range tablet or even two are on their way, including the first in the category to connect to 5G. SamMobile is hearing from sources that the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite or Tab S8e will adopt model numbers of SM-T730, -T735, -T736B, and T736N — the different suffices signal connectivity from Wi-Fi, LTE, and 5G (presumably one model supports millimeter wave while the other doesn't, sticking with sub-6GHz) in that respective order. Read More Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The potential buyer is a large conglomerate in Vietnam Latest update The latest update in this LG saga comes from BusinessKorea, which is reporting that Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup Co. is currently the frontrunner in purchasing LG's smartphone business. Vingroup accounts Not too long ago, Reuters reported that LG was looking to outsource some of its smartphone business, particularly when it comes to low-end devices. Now a rumor has popped up that the company is looking to sell its smartphone business altogether, courtesy of Korean outlet TheElec. Read More LG discussing sale of smartphone business to Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
That's $462 per phone! The 8T might not be the best phone OnePlus has ever built, but it's certainly still a good one: after spending a pretty long time with the phone, Ryne was smitten with its battery life, performance, and screen (and coming from our resident display snob, that's saying something). It's not hard to justify its $749 price tag, but with these discounts, you can grab two for just $462 apiece — that's a total of $575 off MSRP. Read More Get two OnePlus 8Ts for a total of $923 ($575 off) by stacking these discounts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Be the center of attention Google's Pixel Drops have introduced a bunch of interesting features for Pixel smartphones, including car crash detection and automatic call screening. Another such feature is auto-framing on Google Duo, which had been (at least according to Google) exclusive to the Pixel 4. Now that's getting a little company, as Google confirms the recently-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S21 series can also pull off the same trick. If you're not privy to it, auto-framing on Google Duo automatically centers the person in the frame even when they're moving around the room, as if a panning camera is tracking them. Read More Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially supports Google Duo auto-framing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Don't miss out on the sales for A Normal Lost Phone, The Escapists 2, and Rebel Cops Welcome to Friday, everyone. It would appear that a plethora of developers have placed their catalogs of games on sale today, including titles from Plug in Digital, Team 17, HandyGames, and Dotemu (a word of warning, many Dotemu titles won't work on Android 11). This is why the games section of the sales list is so plump today. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. Read More 19 temporarily free and 61 on-sale apps and games for Friday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Protection — and personality Not even its speckled bio resin coating could save the Pixel 5 from being a slippery little fella to hold onto, and since this is a device that's meant to spend a lot of time in your hands, all it takes is one case of butterfingers to ruin your fancy new phone. There's hope, though. Whether you're in it for style, protection, or all the above, we've pulled together the five best cases you can possibly wrap around your Pixel 5. Read More Five great cases for your new Pixel 5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
User complaints include camera blur issues and excessive heat Update Android 11 update pulled Samsung's hard at work in bringing One UI 3 to its smartphone lineup and only recently pushed the update to the Galaxy S10 series. Unfortunately, it looks like the company ran into some severe problems with the Android 11-based firmware as it has since pulled the release — its OTA servers point to the latest One UI 2.5 version again. As SamMobile reports, owners complain about blurry photos and devices heating up. Read More The Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 11 update has been halted was written by the awesome team at Android Police.