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The Google Play Store adds icons to show chart position changes

New chart position icons have now joined the Google Play Store, making it easier than ever to track the rise and fall of specific applications within category leaderboards. The option was spotted by the team over at Android Police, making it far more transparent who the real movers are within the Play Store leaderboards, as often changes are far harder to pinpoint if you sporadically view the…
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Android 11 begins rolling out for Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

After announcing the Android 11 roadmap for devices including the original Xperia 1 and 5, Sony has now started the official rollout of the OS upgrade for both devices. This rollout is actually a month ahead of schedule, as the original roadmap stated “February 2021”…
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Samsung SmartThings is now available on Android Auto [Update]

After announcing that a partnership with Google would bring Nest devices to SmartThings this year, Samsung is about to integrate with one of Google’s platforms. Alongside the reveal of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung has revealed that SmartThings is coming to Android Auto. Soon, the SmartThings app for Android will feature support for Android Auto. Samsung hasn’t confirmed exactly when this…
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Ongoing Android 11 issue seems to ignore game controller input

Android updates nowadays are usually pretty stable, but issues can still crop up and go some time without a patch. With Android 11, some users have noticed problems with game controller input being ignored by the system, and it’s still happening. A support thread on…
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Samsung has updated these phones to Android 11

It usually takes Android OEMs a fair bit to get the latest version of the OS on older devices, but Samsung has been getting better and better at this every year. For Android 11, the official update schedule kicked off in early December and continues to expand. Here’s every…
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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro get first update with left/right balance adjustment

We’ve already called Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro some of our favorites in recent memory, and now they’re getting a first update that delivers two enhancements and a collection of bug fixes and performance improvements. Rolling out now, Galaxy Buds Pro are getting the R190XXU0AUA1 update, which is just 2.20MB in size. It’s a pretty minor update on the whole, but it brings two improvements…
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Google rolling out Winter Seasonal Savings to Nest Thermostats

Back in June, Google made its energy saving tuning program available to all Nest Thermostat owners after previously restricting to certain partner public utilities. The wider availability of Seasonal Savings is continuing this winter with Nest Thermostats starting to show…
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Google Doodle celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Across the United States, the third Monday of January is set aside as a day of service and community in honor of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. This year, Google is joining in the celebration with a homepage Doodle depicting the past and present fights against racial…
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New images show prototype iPhone 5s with unreleased ‘Black and Slate’ design

New images shared on Twitter by @DongleBookPro this weekend show the iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color variant. This design was likely used in an effort to conceal the iPhone 5s while it was being tested, making it look more similar to the iPhone 5. For those unfamiliar, the iPhone 5 was available in two colors: ‘White and Silver’ and ‘Black and Slate.’ With the following…
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