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Oppo just became the most popular smartphone brand in China, beating Vivo and Huawei

China is one of the world’s biggest smartphone markets, and it’s also a highly competitive one. This year, for the first time, Oppo has managed to rise to the top of the smartphone market in China. Counterpoint Research reports that Oppo boosted its share of the smartphone market in China to 21%, putting the company in first place in the country. That beats out Vivo, which captured 20% of…
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OnePlus 9 rumors: Everything we know so far [Video]

As far as recent OnePlus launches go, the OnePlus 9 series is going to be a very different one entirely. The rumors about a potential affordable OnePlus 9 series device look to be true, while we might finally get a camera system that can take on the biggest flagships. The…
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Google explains how Android audio latency has improved, and where it needs to go

Google today provided an update on the state of audio latency to encourage developers that “have been holding back on developing an Android app” in this category. This effort is the result of “Google working directly with OEMs to reduce audio latency” four years ago.  It started in 2017 with Android 8.0 introducing the AAudio API and 8.1 later featuring “enhancements to reduce latency…
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Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV [SP!NG]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service. New for March 5: SP!NG. You can learn more about and download all the new games by heading to the Arcade tab in the App Store, then swipe down to the very bottom and tap “See All Games.” The newest games are listed at…
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Samsung unveils rugged Galaxy Xcover 5

This is one for workers in the field – Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Xcover 5. It’s a tough little phone that can bounce back after falls from 1.5m (5 ft) thanks to its enhanced shock absorbers. Also, it is rated IP68 meaning it can spend over 30 minutes below 1m of water…
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Samsung Galaxy A72 4G is getting the Snapdragon 720G chipset, Google Play Console confirms

An extensive leak from mid-February detailed the Samsung Galaxy A72 4G, now the device has appeared on the Google Play Console, which lends legitimacy to the leaked specs. The GPC confirms that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset. It will be equipped with 6 GB of RAM by default, but we’ve seen an 8 GB version as well. The phone will launch with Android 11 and should receive…
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