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Gboard themes now tint the navigation bar on more Android devices

Google’s most recent design changes to Gboard introduced various Material You flourishes. A small update recently tweaked Gboard themes so they now extend to the navigation bar on more Android phones. This UI behavior isn’t new on Pixel phones, or even OnePlus/Oppo devices. It involves a color Gboard theme extending to the nav bar so that the background of this thin strip looks the same for a…
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Europe smartphone shipments decline, but Apple grows thanks to 5G iPhone SE

In Q2 2022, Europe smartphone shipments declined 11% in a Year-Over-Year comparison, but Apple manage to grow shipments and market share, mostly because of its 5G-capable iPhone SE. The data comes from a Counterpoint Research study; what’s interesting about this report is that while the iPhone SE had bad reception in the US, it now seems Apple can thank this affordable 5G iPhone – at least in…
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Outlook Lite for Android brings Microsoft's email app to budget phones

Microsoft quietly announced the launch of Outlook Lite for Android, a streamlined version of the company’s email service designed to use less battery and storage space than the default Outlook app without sacrificing features or performance. Specifically, Microsoft says that Outlook Lite has all the main features of the Outlook experience neatly packed into a 5MB app that’s optimized…
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What was your favorite left-behind Google Pixel feature?

Can you believe it’s been six years since Google released its first Pixel phone? At this point, we’re just a few months away from the Pixel 7 series, and to date, Google has released 16 smartphones. But over the past few years, some features have come and gone on Pixel phones – what’s your favorite feature that’s been left behind? There have been some key elements of the Pixel lineup…
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