Android Police - Feed https://www.androidpolice.com Looking after everything Android Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:26:00 GMT en-US true hourly 60 The FCC, having done almost nothing about spam calls, wishes it could do more about spam calls https://www.androidpolice.com/fcc-wishes-it-could-do-more-about-spam-calls/ Robocallers, and spam operations in general, are a big issue that seems to plague almost everyone in the US these days one way or another. They can be a nuisance, or they can be downright dangerous. Luckily, it's a problem that government agencies are aware of, but the FCC is in a surprisingly limited capacity to take action. The agency has, for a long time, been after robocallers, and right now it wants to fine a big robocalling operation. It also wishes to be able to take stronger actions by itself, though.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:26:00 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/fcc-wishes-it-could-do-more-about-spam-calls/
Xiaomi's latest smart speaker is the spiritual successor to Logitech Harmony Remotes https://www.androidpolice.com/xiaomi-smart-speaker-control-successor-harmony-remotes/ Xiaomi launched its first Mi Smart Speaker nearly two years ago. The Google Assistant-powered speaker was well received in the subcontinental region and rivaled the likes of products such as the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen series. This month is Xiaomi India's eighth anniversary, and timed perfectly with the occasion, a new smart speaker is launching in the region: the Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control. It's here to give some of the best speakers in the market some severe competition.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2022 03:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/xiaomi-smart-speaker-control-successor-harmony-remotes/
Google Maps cleans up its shared location pins in latest update https://www.androidpolice.com/google-maps-shared-location-pins-update/ Google Maps isn't just the best navigation tool on mobile phones right now — it's also the easiest way to keep track of your closest friends and family. Whether you're headed into the wilderness for a summer campout or keeping tabs on your kids as they head off to study abroad, location sharing on Maps is a crucial tool in the app. With a new update, your shared pins are getting an updated look, one that ditches the classic icon for something a little more refined.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 22:55:04 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-maps-shared-location-pins-update/
Qualcomm teases its next-gen Snapdragon Wear chip, and we couldn't be more excited https://www.androidpolice.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-wear-5100-teaser/ Every time we look, it feels like Qualcomm is coming out with a new chip to power the latest Android phones — like the new Snapdragon we met a few weeks back. But for as frequently as we get a new smartphone SoC, the same cannot be said for the company's processors intended for wearables — it seems like an eternity has passed since it introduced the Snapdragon Wear 4100. Thankfully, a successor appears to be on the horizon, as Qualcomm shares a teaser for what can only be a next-generation wearable chip.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 22:23:48 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-wear-5100-teaser/
Google Maps could soon save you gas money depending on what kind of car you drive https://www.androidpolice.com/google-maps-eco-routing-engine-type-teardown/ Last year, Google announced that Maps would offer eco-friendly routes that might use less fuel and spit out a little less CO2 if they match what would otherwise be the fastest way there. According to a new teardown of the Google Maps app, that might be further optimized to take into account what sort of car you drive — different kinds are more efficient in different ways, and your route can be tweaked to take advantage of your car's strengths.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 20:19:49 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-maps-eco-routing-engine-type-teardown/
Take your first look at what the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra's 200MP camera can do https://www.androidpolice.com/first-look-motorola-edge-30-ultra-200mp-camera/ Motorola is readying the first smartphone to bring a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor to the average consumer. Although the sensor has been around for a while, a recently released sample image may give you buyer's remorse for picking up that expensive mirrorless camera.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:30:08 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/first-look-motorola-edge-30-ultra-200mp-camera/
Prime Day 2022 was Amazon's most successful yet, despite economic woes https://www.androidpolice.com/prime-day-2022-amazon-success-economic-woes/ Aside from a few straggling deals left over from the last two days, Prime Day has come to an end. Amazon's annual mid-year sale returned for its seventh year, occurring in July for the first time since 2019. In the midst of the shopping hangover many consumers may find themselves in today, the company has detailed just how successful this year's Prime Day sales were — despite concerns over rising inflation.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:27:43 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/prime-day-2022-amazon-success-economic-woes/
All 10 Ray-Ban Stories owners can now use WhatsApp through voice commands https://www.androidpolice.com/ray-ban-stories-whatsapp-voice-command/ According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Meta is transitioning from a social media giant into a metaverse company. The ambitious endeavor will take years and copious amounts of money, to say nothing of the effort needed to ease Meta’s massive user base (across multiple services) into this new, virtual normal. Part of that shift is going to involve introducing users to new kinds of hardware, and we got to meet one of these early facilitating/transitive devices late last year — the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. They already allow you to record short first-person perspective (FPP) video clips to post on Facebook, and now Zuckerberg has announced that these smart glasses are getting some additional WhatsApp integration — but, like most Meta offerings, there are some limitations.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:20:56 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/ray-ban-stories-whatsapp-voice-command/
The UK's highly controversial online surveillance bill has been delayed, pending a new Prime Minister https://www.androidpolice.com/uk-highly-controversial-online-surveillance-bill-delayed/ For some time, the United Kingdom has been cooking up legislation to more tightly regulate the internet for British users. The Online Safety Bill seeks to force tech companies, like Meta and Google, to deal with harmful content on their platforms, with provisions including jail time for executives withholding data and obligatory age checks for porn websites. The bill, which has understandably raised concerns regarding freedom of speech, was due to be put up for a vote by the British House of Commons, but the vote has now been delayed.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:20:08 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/uk-highly-controversial-online-surveillance-bill-delayed/
Can't wait for the Pixel Buds Pro? Grab a pair of Pixel Buds A-Series for just $80 https://www.androidpolice.com/pixel-buds-a-series-80-prime-day/ Prime Day has officially come and gone, but there are still some great deals available. The Pixel Buds A-Series, Google's mid-range wireless earbuds, are one of our favorite pairs, and you can still snap a pair up for 80 bucks — $20 under their already reasonable $100 MSRP and a full $120 less expensive than the upcoming Pixel Buds Pro.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:10:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/pixel-buds-a-series-80-prime-day/
Google would rather ruin its products than pay Sonos https://www.androidpolice.com/google-sonos-lawsuit-lost-features/ The ongoing lawsuit between Google and Sonos probably isn’t in the forefront of anyone's mind right now, but after recently digging into a change YouTube made for the worse on its Chromecast app, I can’t really stop thinking about it. Did you know that if you have a Pixel phone and need to reset a Chromecast or connect it to a new Wi-Fi network, you’re basically screwed? One of the most popular streaming dongles in the world, noted for its simplicity and ease of use, now offers an inconsistent and degraded experience, adding to the other deficiencies Google itself announced for its Nest and Home speakers when it comes to volume adjustments and groups, taking away features and functionality customers paid for.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 17:22:11 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-sonos-lawsuit-lost-features/
If you use the Personal Safety app on your Pixel, you're going to need to update your permissions soon https://www.androidpolice.com/personal-safety-pixel-permissions-change/ One of the lesser-known perks of Pixel ownership is the Personal Safety app, which controls car crash detection and the Safety Check feature, alerting specific contacts with your phone's location if you fail to check in, or calling emergency services if you get into a wreck. It's a great and pretty unique app, but Google's subtly changing how it works at a technical level, adjusting which app it gets permissions from to provide that functionality. If you want to keep using it, you'll need to adjust your location permissions by September 15th to maintain full functionality.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 16:58:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/personal-safety-pixel-permissions-change/
ChromeOS Flex is out of beta, making it even easier to turn that old laptop into a Chromebook https://www.androidpolice.com/chromeos-flex-out-of-beta-and-releasing-on-time/ Updates aren't as big an issue for computers as they are for Android phones, but sometimes even an old laptop stops getting the bits it needs to work well, leaving older (but arguably still good) models behind. Enter: ChromeOS Flex. It's a great way to teach an old computer new tricks, and today, it leaves beta.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 16:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromeos-flex-out-of-beta-and-releasing-on-time/
Here's how you can get a genuine Windows 10 Pro lifetime license for just $6.14 https://www.androidpolice.com/keysfan-windows-10-pro-deal/ Microsoft has announced to end extended support for Windows 8.1 in early 2023. The software giant is also pulling the plug on Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 8.1, so businesses can’t pay for additional security patches. You either need to upgrade to Windows 10 or risk running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 without security updates. The latter is never a good idea as it exposes your PC to the latest vulnerabilities. Thanks to Keysfan’s ongoing summer sale, you can upgrade your aging Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10 Pro for the price of a coffee.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 14:12:08 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/keysfan-windows-10-pro-deal/
Twitter went down in huge outage this morning https://www.androidpolice.com/twitter-is-down/ Many people around the world lost access to Twitter this morning shortly after 8 am EDT. While the outage didn't affect everyone (apparently this very article went live on Twitter during the outage), it did hit a large number of users. The network wasn't accessible for many for about an hour until about 8:50 am EDT, but it should be back up for everyone now.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:24:52 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/twitter-is-down/
How to unlock the Golden Apple Archipelago and attend the Summer Odyssey event https://www.androidpolice.com/genshin-impact-summer-fantasia-how-to-participate/ Summer is here in Genshin Impact, and there's no better way to celebrate than by going on a trip to a paradise full of wonder, mystery, and of course, partake in summertime shenanigans with some of your favorite characters, all right before we head off to a new region. This means it's time to reveal what's new, how to participate in the main seasonal event Summertime Odyssey, and wipe the new limited-time Golden Apple Archipelago clean before it disappears again.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/genshin-impact-summer-fantasia-how-to-participate/
Quordle guide: How to uncover the best answers https://www.androidpolice.com/quordle-starter-guide/ Unless you've been living under a rock on social media, you probably have heard of Wordle by now, the 5-letter daily word puzzle game that famously went viral over the web. Once you've begun playing Wordle, you'll understand why it's gained so much popularity over the last year. There's nothing more satisfying than being one of the first to solve the daily puzzle, but once you're done, you are left starving for more. You could install some of the best alternatives to Wordle to quench that hunger, but maybe you're in the market for a game similar to Wordle with a new difficulty spike. Look no further; Quordle is here. No more worrying about outsmarting Wordle and being done within minutes; Quordle is four times the size offering enough gameplay to satiate your hunger for word puzzles.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/quordle-starter-guide/
Celebrity search results on Google may soon look very different https://www.androidpolice.com/celebrity-search-results-google-change/ As ever, Google Search is experimenting with various changes, and one is a new series of rich cards that could appear at the top of your results when you search for a celebrity’s name. These rich cards would give you more key information around your search quicker than the current design sitting above the news box, further SERP results, and even before the About box that appears on the right-hand side to give you key information.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:27:09 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/celebrity-search-results-google-change/
Amazon Echo: How to change your default music service https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-default-music-player-amazon-echo/ Amazon's Echo devices are the most popular home assistant devices on the market, thanks to the company's wide range of options and years of experience. In addition to controlling your lights and other smart devices, music playback is one of the primary uses for smart speakers and displays. By default, Echo devices use Amazon Music, but what if you prefer Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal? Thankfully you can change the default music service.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:10:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-default-music-player-amazon-echo/
How to report a missing Amazon package https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-report-missing-amazon-package/ Amazon may be one of the largest retailers in the world, but it's not above mistakes. With over a million packages shipped daily, it's understandable that packages are delayed occasionally or go missing entirely. But as nightmarish as this can be, the online shopping giant has a system to help you deal with the situation.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:00:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-report-missing-amazon-package/
The best speakers for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in 2022 https://www.androidpolice.com/best-speakers-chromebooks-chromeboxes/ As convenient, practical, lightweight, and even surprisingly robust as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are, not to mention cheap, they’re not typically known for speaker quality. In fact, that could be said for most laptops, which means you might need to invest in something that can upgrade that sound. Headphones and earbuds work well, but you might not want to spend hours with your ears covered— at least not at home or in your office.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-speakers-chromebooks-chromeboxes/
Alchemy Stars brings the crossover of the summer to your smartphone with Persona 5 https://www.androidpolice.com/alchemy-stars-persona-5-crossover/ Alchemy Stars has just celebrated its first anniversary, and the mobile free-to-play RPG isn't letting up when it comes to delivering exciting content. This time, Tourdog Studio has teamed up with Atlus and P-Studio to bring Persona 5 to the Alchemy Star's world: Astra.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:00:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/alchemy-stars-persona-5-crossover/
The Play Store is losing the permission overview for apps https://www.androidpolice.com/the-play-store-wont-show-you-which-permissions-an-app-needs-anymore/ Google recently launched the new Data Safety section on the Play Store. In it, app developers are required to explain what personal data and which permissions they use in order to provide their services. It looks like the company deems the Data Safety section a suitable replacement for the permission list of old. Play Store listings now show a shortcut to an app’s Data Safety section rather than the plain list of all permissions it can ask to get access to.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:56:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/the-play-store-wont-show-you-which-permissions-an-app-needs-anymore/
Google Pixel 6a vs. Pixel 6: Which Android powerhouse is the best pick https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6a-vs-pixel-6/ Following the Google Pixel 6 series launch in October 2021, the company announced its mid-range Pixel 6a at Google I/O 2022. Despite its lower price, the Pixel 6a packs many of the same features and specs as the Pixel 6. So, should you buy the Pixel 6a and save some money instead? Or is the bigger Pixel worth the additional $149? Here's how the two phones match up.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:45:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6a-vs-pixel-6/
How to take a screenshot on any device https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot/ Taking a screenshot is a feature on nearly every device with a screen, but the method varies massively across them—even on similar products like phones or laptops. Most devices offer a dedicated screen capture tool, so you don't have to install third-party apps to take a screenshot. That said, if you find the screenshot functionality lacking, it may be worth installing a separate screenshot app or extension.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:44:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot/
How to cancel an Amazon order or item https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-cancel-an-amazon-order-or-item/ Amazon gives us the power to late-night shop as we please. However, that may not always be a good thing. Because of this, we may occasionally make impulse purchases and later regret scrolling through our wishlist.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:18:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-cancel-an-amazon-order-or-item/
Amazon Prime Day: The best deals still available https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-prime-day/ Amazon Prime Day, the two-day shopping bonanza that puts hundreds of thousands of products on sale, is over for this year. We brought you the best products and discounts in the tidal wave of tech deals, but the sale officially finished at midnight PT on Wednesday, July 13. However, there are still some products on sale that you may want to pick up.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:08:06 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-prime-day/
How to record phone calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-record-phone-calls-samsung-galaxy-phone/ Samsung is one of the few Android OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) that offers a call recording function with the Phone app in supported regions. Call recording is incredibly useful, especially when you want to make a note of directions, meeting discussions, or critical conversations during a voice call.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-record-phone-calls-samsung-galaxy-phone/
This company makes buying replacement earbuds as simple as getting a new set https://www.androidpolice.com/fairphone-replacement-earbud-simple-buy/ As great as all the best true wireless earbuds are, their small size does come with a disadvantage. You tend to lose or break one of the two earbuds they own, but to replace them, most companies will force you to buy a full set as a replacement — but not Fairphone, at least anymore. The business noticed this issue and has now started selling individual left and right replacement buds in its shop.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 08:58:04 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/fairphone-replacement-earbud-simple-buy/
Samsung drops fourth Galaxy Watch4 One UI 4.5 beta with plenty of bug fixes https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-drops-fourth-galaxy-watch4-one-ui-4-5-beta/ Samsung has been on a roll with its One UI Watch beta program for the Galaxy Watch4. It went live in early June, and since then, the Korean giant has rolled out multiple beta builds to address the reported bugs and introduce further new enhancements. Earlier this week, Samsung also officially announced One UI Watch 4.5 for the Galaxy Watch4 and detailed some of its new features. Hot on the heels of the announcement, the company has seeded the fourth beta firmware for the Galaxy Watch4 series.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 08:02:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-drops-fourth-galaxy-watch4-one-ui-4-5-beta/
My only Prime Day purchase is this cute Sony speaker — and it's about to sell out! https://www.androidpolice.com/my-only-prime-day-purchase-is-this-cute-sony-speaker-and-its-about-to-sell-out/ While many amazing Prime Day deals have crossed my desk the last two days, I have a frugal streak that keeps me from spending my own money on new "toys," especially when I already have an apartment overflowing with cases and Chromebooks. In fact, I think I have approximately ten Bluetooth speakers in my apartment already, and yet, I simply couldn't deny the practicality and precociousness of the Sony SRS-XB13 Extra BASS Compact Bluetooth Speaker.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 02:43:47 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/my-only-prime-day-purchase-is-this-cute-sony-speaker-and-its-about-to-sell-out/
The $95 Kindle Paperwhite is the one Prime Day deal I'm recommending to everyone https://www.androidpolice.com/kindle-paperwhite-prime-day-deal/ It's hard out there for many people right now, which makes a life-improving deal even easier to recommend. The newest Kindle Paperwhite is one of my favorite gadgets of the past year, and not necessarily for the reasons you'd think. Yes, it's a very good e-reader, and finally ships with USB-C along with an improved e-ink display, water resistance, and optional wireless charging on the Signature Edition.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:53:12 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/kindle-paperwhite-prime-day-deal/
How to install Android 13 Beta 4 on your Android phone https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-install-android-developer-previews/ Android 13 Beta 4 is now available for Pixel devices, which means it's basically stable enough to install as your daily driver on most Pixel devices. If you want to get the new software on your Pixel phone, there are a few methods to do it — some easy, some less so — so read on for more information on how to install Android 13 beta on your Pixel device.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:25:42 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-install-android-developer-previews/
Prime Day deals on Lenovo Chromebooks are still going strong https://www.androidpolice.com/lenovo-chromebook-prime-day-deals-flex-5i-flex-3/ Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and whether you need a new Chromebook as you head off to college or for your first-grader to use for homework, there's a Chromebook deal for you on Amazon Prime Day. For adults, college students, and high-schoolers, the Chromebook to buy — which could last you to the end of the decade if you take good care of it — is the Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 00:20:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/lenovo-chromebook-prime-day-deals-flex-5i-flex-3/
Best Buy's $200 Acer Chromebook Spin 514 deal sold out, but Amazon's is still going https://www.androidpolice.com/best-buys-200-acer-chromebook-spin-514-deal-beats-prime-day-by-a-mile/ Among the tidal wave of Prime Day's Chromebook deals, the sweetest deals have weirdly not been on Amazon. Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" has given us some stellar sales in the lead-up to today's shopping free-for-all, and this might be the best one yet.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 23:45:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-buys-200-acer-chromebook-spin-514-deal-beats-prime-day-by-a-mile/
Grab a $150 Galaxy S22 by clicking Samsung's dead live stream https://www.androidpolice.com/grab-a-150-galaxy-s22-by-clicking-samsungs-dead-live-stream/ There have been deals on Samsung phones just about everywhere these last two days, not just at Amazon, and as Amazon starts selling out of some sizes and colors, Samsung's own website seems to be picking up the slack — and for the next few hours, you can take an extra $100 off the Galaxy S22 series and current Z series simply by clicking on a live stream of nothing.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 23:18:55 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/grab-a-150-galaxy-s22-by-clicking-samsungs-dead-live-stream/
WhatsApp is working to let you add a voice message to your status https://www.androidpolice.com/whatsapp-voice-message-status/ The concept of posting ephemeral "stories" — photo/video/text posts that automatically disappear after a day — was pioneered by Snapchat, before eventually getting copied by Instagram and then by every imaginable app available. Meta, in particular, made it a point to not only add Stories to Instagram and Facebook, but also to WhatsApp, where we get something very similar in the form of that app's "status" updates. Currently, you can post photos, videos, GIFs, and text messages to your status, but you might soon get access to an all-new option: voice messages.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:57:12 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/whatsapp-voice-message-status/
Get ready to high-five a donkey with these Unicode 15 emoji previews https://www.androidpolice.com/unicode-15-emoji-preview/ Emoji are a simply indispensable part of how we communicate everyday, thanks to their sheer efficacy at relaying emotions, reactions on WhatsApp, expressions, and thoughts — all without lots of unnecessary exposition. The library of available emoji has been swelling over the years, thanks to the Unicode Consortium’s efforts and even Google’s Emoji Kitchen initiative. New emoji have been submitted to the Consortium for approval in September and inclusion in the Unicode 15 standard later this year, and now we're getting an early look at what to expect from them.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:11:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/unicode-15-emoji-preview/
Why #DearNothing was trending after the Nothing event https://www.androidpolice.com/dear-nothing-trend-after-event/ Nothing's pre-launch strategy of slowly trickling out details for the Phone 1 has done wonders for its hype cycle. Combined with the fact that many of the initial hands-on reviews for the phone seem positive, it seems like the company is headed for a solid launch of its first phone. Unfortunately, mere hours after the launch event, things quickly turned sour when Nothing found itself in the midst of another controversy, all surrounding #DearNothing going viral on Twitter.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:04:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/dear-nothing-trend-after-event/
Get 4 Kasa smart plugs for $6 each before Prime Day ends https://www.androidpolice.com/get-4-kasa-smart-plugs-for-6-each-before-prime-day-ends/ Prime Day 2022 is rapidly drawing to a close, but you've still got a few hours to score some quality deals. If you're after the thrill of a bargain but don't want to spend much, you're in luck: TP-Link's already affordable line of Kasa smart home accessories are even cheaper than usual today. Right now, you can get four smart plugs for just $23, which shakes out to less than $6 apiece.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:48:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/get-4-kasa-smart-plugs-for-6-each-before-prime-day-ends/
Don't let Prime Day end without saving up to $350 on a new Garmin smartwatch https://www.androidpolice.com/garmin-smartwatch-prime-day-2022-roundup/ Prime Day is still going, and deals are still raining down the sky. If you're not done with yesterday's spending spree, you can still get yourself amazing discounts on some of your favorite tech. If you bought a smartphone yesterday and want to pair it with a brand-new smartwatch, there are also a lot of offers to check. Some people swear by Garmin's offerings, which are amazing for fitness tracking purposes, but if the price they command has put you off in the past, you might find them a tad more approachable today.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:35:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/garmin-smartwatch-prime-day-2022-roundup/
Boost your Wi-Fi for $140 less this Prime Day with this Eero Pro 6 multi-pack deal https://www.androidpolice.com/eero-pro-6-multi-pack-prime-day-deal/ Many of the gadgets we buy are meant to be replaced fairly often, but when it comes to your Wi-Fi, it’s usually worth investing in good equipment that won’t cause problems or require a fresh setup every couple of years. Thanks to Prime Day, there’s an opportunity to pick up the Eero Pro 6, one of the best mesh Wi-Fi routers on the market, for its lowest price ever. Through the rest of today, you can buy a 2-pack for just $259.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:24:49 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/eero-pro-6-multi-pack-prime-day-deal/
Your next Netflix binge will be brought to you by Microsoft https://www.androidpolice.com/netflix-microsoft-ad-tier-partnership/ It doesn't seem like anyone is particularly happy with Netflix these days. Despite the continued success of hits like Stranger Things, it's been a rough year for the streaming pioneer. In response to the company's first decrease in subscribers in more than ten years, Netflix has teased plans to roll out a cheaper, ad-supported plan — something offered by the competition that it has long avoided. With today's announcement, Netflix has announced its ad partner in a quest to regain viewers, and it's a name familiar to most.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:56:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/netflix-microsoft-ad-tier-partnership/
Upgrade your phone this Prime Day with last-minute accessory deals under $40 https://www.androidpolice.com/prime-day-phone-accessory-deals/ Prime Day is not over yet, and while many deals are starting to sell out, there are still gems aplenty if you know where to look. Everything is on sale, from phone cases and Popsockets to mounts and microSD cards, but only these deals are worth your time, attention, and hard-earned money.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:12:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/prime-day-phone-accessory-deals/
Anker's fantastic AirPods competitors are just $60 for Prime Day — while they last https://www.androidpolice.com/anker-headphones-cheap-prime-day/ There are seemingly a million different manufacturers of wireless earbuds at this point; just about every brand offers a set or two, and Anker is one of those brands with its Soundcore line. Thankfully, Anker is one of the better manufacturers out there, where its earbuds are favorably reviewed. So the current Prime Day sale on its Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds is definitely worth a look if you're in the market for an affordable pair of in-ear headphones that offer active noise-canceling, personalized EQ, and wireless charging.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:08:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/anker-headphones-cheap-prime-day/
This $180 Amazon Echo Show 10 Prime Day deal eliminates its only weakness https://www.androidpolice.com/the-echo-show-10-prime-day-eliminate-weakness/ I've been a fan of smart home tech for a while now. In the mid-2010s, my small apartment was already equipped with a first-generation Google Home and a half dozen smart lights, donning the colorful arrays found in so many mid-20-year-olds' homes. Since then, my collection has evolved substantially, adding Echo Dots, Ring cameras, Google Home Minis, Google TV, and smart light strips. However, the collection felt a bit more complete, when I was fortunate enough to add and review the Echo Show 10, which is currently only $180 thanks to Amazon Prime Day.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:44:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/the-echo-show-10-prime-day-eliminate-weakness/
Forget the OnePlus 10 Pro — the OnePlus 9 series drops to its lowest price yet for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/oneplus-9-series-drops-lowest-price-yet-prime-day/ In the US, OnePlus smartphones are not in the same league of the best Android phones as Google's Pixel lineup or Samsung's Galaxy S series. But they offer excellent value for money, and if you are on a tight budget, OnePlus offerings can be hard to ignore. For Prime Day, Amazon is discounting the OnePlus 9 series to their lowest-ever price, making them an irresistible deal to miss. Thanks to the discount, you can get last year's OnePlus 9 for $500—down from $730.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:31:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/oneplus-9-series-drops-lowest-price-yet-prime-day/
Android 13: Everything we know about Google’s next big release https://www.androidpolice.com/android-13/ We've already had a chance to look at Android 13 extensively thanks to Google's developer previews, but with the arrival of Android 13 Beta 2, we're starting to see exactly how it'll shape up — on non-Pixel phones, no less. While it may feel like Android 12 has just been released, Google’s development cycle calls for a new Android version every year. To ensure it’s free of bugs and applications are ready for it, the company opens up its previews, and that's no different this time around. Given that we've had the chance to play with quite a few pre-releases already, there is a ton we've learned about the new OS version.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:31:04 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-13/
Our favorite smart lock is $80 off for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/august-smart-lock-80-off-prime-day-sale/ Smart locks can be some of the most useful smart home gadgets, but they're also annoying to install. If you have a non-standard door, it can be impossible to replace your existing lock with a smart one, but that's why the August Smart Lock is our editor's choice pick. This device fits over top of your existing deadbolt, giving you all the same functionality as an all-in-one solution. It's usually just as expensive as other smart locks, but the price has been slashed for Prime Day to just $149.99, an $80 discount.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:10:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/august-smart-lock-80-off-prime-day-sale/
These are the seven best phone deals this Amazon Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/these-are-the-seven-best-phone-deals-this-amazon-prime-day/ Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, and there have been plenty of deals to choose from. Smartphones have been right in the middle of the action, with discounts on everything from foldables and flagships to budget and mid-range phones. Now is an excellent time to upgrade to a new phone, and we've collated the best deals to help you pick one.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 18:25:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/these-are-the-seven-best-phone-deals-this-amazon-prime-day/
This new Nokia feature phone weirdly has built-in true wireless headphones https://www.androidpolice.com/nokia-feature-phone-wireless-headphones/ The world may be clamoring for high-end smartphones, or hype beasts like the Nothing Phone 1, but players like HMD Global still make feature phones for markets where people check prices before the spec sheet. Developing compelling phones that remain very affordable is a challenging task, but Nokia still manages to give us plenty of reasons to pay attention to its ongoing efforts. The company recently launched three new feature phones worldwide, one of which features a very cool oddity: an integrated case for true-wireless earphones.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 18:03:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/nokia-feature-phone-wireless-headphones/
Get this huge 12TB WD NAS drive for an all-time low Prime Day price of $240 https://www.androidpolice.com/12tb-wd-nas-drive-prime-day/ The most expensive part of any NAS (network-attached storage) is the storage part of it. If you need to expand your existing storage or fill up a brand new NAS, this Prime Day has the deals you need. Whether you already own the best Synology NAS or you're about to build your own NAS, it needs drives in it to be of any use. At an absolutely ludicrous 12TB each, these Western Digital NAS drives have more storage than most people could dream of, but for data hoarders like myself, this discount means it's time to buy in bulk.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:58:57 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/12tb-wd-nas-drive-prime-day/
The Division Resurgence gameplay revealed in new walkthrough video https://www.androidpolice.com/the-division-resurgence-gameplay-reveal-walkthrough/ Last week Ubisoft revealed that it's working on a The Division shooter for mobile, known as The Division Resurgence, bringing the third-person shooter to mobile to compete with the big boys like Apex Legends and Call of Duty. At the time, very little was revealed, which is why Ubisoft has just released a gameplay walkthrough recorded in-game to show everyone precisely what the title will have to offer. So if you're curious to see The Division Resurgence in action, with its mechanics explained, Ubisoft has your back.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:57:45 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/the-division-resurgence-gameplay-reveal-walkthrough/
The Galaxy S22 is looking regal AF decked out in its upcoming purple color https://www.androidpolice.com/galaxy-s22-purple-color-photos/ The Galaxy S22 series is the cheapest it's ever been this week, thanks in no small part to some killer Prime Day deals that brought prices down as much as $360 off. If you're still holding out, though, you might just be rewarded for your patience. Last week, we discovered Samsung was working on a purple Galaxy S22, coating one of the best Android phones around in an all-new paint color. If you've been dying to see what this shade might look like before pulling the trigger on this week's deals, you're in luck.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:43:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/galaxy-s22-purple-color-photos/
The best Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet cases in 2022 https://www.androidpolice.com/best-amazon-fire-hd-10-tablet-cases/ The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet could be the perfect device for daily entertainment for all content consumers and media lovers. You can basically toss it in your bag and take it anywhere for entertainment on-the-go. While the device's build is durable enough to withstand strain or accidental drops, it's still not sturdy enough. Thankfully, a suitable case can minimize damage should your tablet take a tumble.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-amazon-fire-hd-10-tablet-cases/
Android 13 Beta 4 is here to convince you it's ready to be your daily driver https://www.androidpolice.com/android-13-beta-4/ Google is on a roll with its Android 13 beta program. On the heels of last month's Beta 3 launch — along with several mid-cycle patches to work out some surprise bugs — the company has returned with Beta 4. As the final release on Google's Android 13 timeline, this update is a release candidate version, representing the last round of testing before we get a stable launch later this summer.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:00:04 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-13-beta-4/
Shed more pounds and fewer dollars with $30 off this Withings smart scale for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/withings-body-wi-fi-smart-scale-prime-day-deal/ The Withings Body+ has been out for a while now, but it remains one of the best smart scale options out there. The most common criticism of them in the past has been their relatively high asking price, but take advantage of this Amazon Prime Day deal, and you’ll be able to pick one up for practically nothing. Considering what you get with these scales, it's pretty much a steal.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:28:49 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/withings-body-wi-fi-smart-scale-prime-day-deal/
This $40 Samsung dual wireless charger Prime Day deal is the perfect nightstand accessory https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-wireless-charger-duo-pad-prime-day/ Cables are boring. Most flagship phones these days have wireless charging capabilities, but you won't get a wireless charger in the box. In fact, as of more recently, you're not even getting a wall adapter in the box in the first place; instead, you're getting only a cable. As such, you also need to get a wall adapter — and if you also want to add a wireless charger to your purchase, the price can start adding up. Luckily, for today, it doesn't need to be an outrageous amount. For Prime Day, Samsung's awesome Duo wireless charger is 33% off, making it a must-buy for your new Android phone.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:12:45 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-wireless-charger-duo-pad-prime-day/
Nothing's obnoxious Phone 1 marketing is vital for its success, the Xiaomi 12 Lite proves https://www.androidpolice.com/xiaomi-12-lite-important-nothings-marketing-phone-1/ While Nothing was busy hyping up its Phone 1 launch for the last half year, Xiaomi released phone after phone, covering almost all price points you could imagine. The latest in line might just be the perfect contender to the Nothing Phone 1, save for the lack of an intriguing transparent back with lighting effects. The Xiaomi 12 Lite comes with a similar boxy design, a slightly lower price, and comparable specs — basically making you question what’s supposed to be so special about the Nothing Phone 1.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:05:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/xiaomi-12-lite-important-nothings-marketing-phone-1/
10 best Prime Day deals under $50 https://www.androidpolice.com/10-best-prime-day-deals-under-50/ Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day are often the perfect opportunities to find discounts on the absolute top-tier tech with price drops of $200 or more on TV, laptops, or smartphones that would have initially cost you over $1,000. That’s still the case during Prime Day 2022, but there are also a lot of far more affordable deals out there worth considering.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 15:27:45 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/10-best-prime-day-deals-under-50/
This Blink Outdoor 3-pack is half off for Prime Day, so you can keep a watch over your whole yard https://www.androidpolice.com/blink-outdoor-camera-three-pack-half-off-prime-day/ Ring might be a popular choice for home security, but it's not the only camera company owned by Amazon. Just a few months before acquiring the leader in video doorbells, Amazon purchased Blink, another popular choice for security cameras both indoors and out. If you've had your eyes on boosting the safety in and around your home, all sorts of Blink products are on sale for Prime Day — including its three-camera Outdoor kit.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 15:13:39 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/blink-outdoor-camera-three-pack-half-off-prime-day/
Want a compact flagship Android phone? Asus shows off its next Zenfone on July 28 https://www.androidpolice.com/asus-shows-next-zenfone-9-july-28/ Asus's ROG Phone series might hog all the limelight with a focus on crazy specs and design, but its Zenfone lineup has also garnered quite the fan base with a tack toward more stylish selling points. At one point, the lineup was known for its unique camera module that could flip from back to front. Last year, though, the Taiwanese tech firm redoubled on the basics by launching the Zenfone 8, emphasizing high-class in a relatively small size. For 2022, there's plenty to look forward to in the Zenfone 9 — on which the company accidentally spilled the beans last week — and you won't have to wait too long from now to buy it.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 14:22:48 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/asus-shows-next-zenfone-9-july-28/
Stadia exclusive Outcasters brings its chaotic multiplayer mayhem to everyone for free https://www.androidpolice.com/stadia-outcasters-free-to-play/ Outcasters is one of the few exclusives on Stadia, an online multiplayer top-down shooter that launched on the platform at the tail end of 2020 for $20, a title we reviewed and were impressed with, even though the price was a little high. Well, Google has just announced that the game is going free to play for all Stadia members, even if you're not subscribed to Pro. There's even a new free trial for the game where anyone can test Outcasters without a Stadia account.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 14:15:48 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/stadia-outcasters-free-to-play/
Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Good things come in small packages https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-dot-4th-gen-review/ Amazon effectively kicked off the smart speaker market with the launch of the original Amazon Echo in 2015. The product line has gone through several evolutions and expansions since then, but for many customers, the Echo Dot has been a key entry point into the ecosystem thanks to a budget-friendly price and support for the full range of Amazon’s services. Now in its fourth generation, it adopts the new look of the larger Echo while retaining all of the qualities that made the original Dot popular.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 13:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-dot-4th-gen-review/
The best Amazon Alexa-powered speakers in 2022 https://www.androidpolice.com/best-amazon-alexa-powered-speakers/ Amazon's Alexa is one of the most popular smart voice assistants. It works on many devices but truly shines when integrated into a fantastic smart speaker. Whether you want to quickly check the weather, play your favorite song, set a timer, or call a friend, Alexa can do it. You can also use your Alexa-enabled speaker to control any other smart devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 13:00:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-amazon-alexa-powered-speakers/
Amazon Echo Show 15 review: Your ticket to the big Show https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-show-15-review/ Amazon makes Echo Show smart displays in a bunch of different form factors. Opposite the itty-bitty Echo Show 5 on the screen-size spectrum sits the Echo Show 15, a giant, 15.6-inch Alexa display styled like a framed picture and designed to be hung on the wall. It's spendy at an MSRP of $250, but if you can stomach the price tag, you're getting one of the most unique and versatile smart displays out there.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-show-15-review/
The best Samsung Galaxy A03s cases in 2022 https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-a03s-cases/ Samsung may be primarily known in the smartphone world for cutting-edge flagships such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but the company also makes a ton of devices catering to the mid-range and entry-level segments. One such device is the Galaxy A03s, which is among the best budget Android phones available in the market right now.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:00:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-samsung-galaxy-a03s-cases/
Get the fastest charging flagship phone in the US for $100 less this Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/get-us-fastest-charging-flagship-phone-less-this-prime-day/ For Prime Day, Amazon offers hefty discounts on some of the best Android flagship phones, including the Galaxy S22 and the Pixel 6 Pro. If you are a OnePlus fan and want a phone that charges quickly, Amazon has a fantastic deal on the OnePlus 10 Pro, the company's current flagship, that drops its price from $900 to $800. That's a sweet $100 off.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 10:44:03 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/get-us-fastest-charging-flagship-phone-less-this-prime-day/
This Philips Hue color bulb 3-pack is the cheapest it's ever been for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/hue-bulb-prime-day/ Smart lights are one of the most noticeable upgrades you can make to your home, and the undisputed king of smart lights is the Philips Hue lineup. Similar bundles of Phillips' Hue lights have consistently made the top of our best smart light lists and rank highly on our lists of all smart home devices.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 10:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/hue-bulb-prime-day/
How to change the shipping address on an Amazon order https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-amazon-order-shipping-address/ Amazon has been around for over 28 years now, and that means some of us have account histories dating back to the 90s. If you’re like me, you’ve moved once or twice during that time (and shipped Christmas and birthday presents to different friends and family). Given all that, you’ve probably got more than a few addresses saved to your Amazon account. It wouldn’t be hard to accidentally choose the wrong one at checkout. But you can save the day with a few clicks.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 10:26:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-amazon-order-shipping-address/
Spruce up your device with these Nothing Phone 1 wallpapers https://www.androidpolice.com/nothing-phone-1-wallpapers/ The leaks and teasers leading up to the Nothing Phone 1’s launch left little to the imagination, except perhaps the flashing lights on the back and details related to the availability. The Phone 1 was officially released in several markets yesterday, including the UK, the EU, Japan, and India, but not the US. While we are still getting acquainted with Carl Pei’s latest smartphone, nothing is stopping you from decking up your device with Nothing’s latest wallpapers meant for the Phone 1.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 10:16:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/nothing-phone-1-wallpapers/
How to use the Google Data Restore Tool https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-switch-ios-to-android-google-data-restore-tool/ So you've decided to make the Big Switch from iOS and bought a new Android phone. First off, welcome! You're in for a treat. Assuming you don't want to start from scratch on your new device, you may want to bring some of your old stuff over from your iPhone. Thankfully, modern Android phones make this a painless process.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:58:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-switch-ios-to-android-google-data-restore-tool/
Don't miss out on 30 free Prime Day games, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition https://www.androidpolice.com/30-free-prime-day-games/ Today's the day to build up your PC gaming library with over 30 games currently up for grabs during Amazon Prime Day. You only need an active Amazon Prime membership and a quick visit to the Prime Gaming hub to claim all of the free goodies. Some freebies include AAA titles like the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is currently $60 on Steam. So make sure to take a few minutes to get your hands on all of these Prime Day games.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:40:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/30-free-prime-day-games/
The Motorola Razr 2022 will look very different from its predecessors https://www.androidpolice.com/motorola-upcoming-razr-2022-teasers/ While Samsung is largely credited for kicking off the foldable phone age, Motorola also rode the wave early on. It wowed the public with the Razr — a phone that promised a glimpse at the future while also paying homage to the legendary RAZR V3 from 2004. While its nostalgia-fueled marketing approach was effective and helped Motorola land headlines, it struggled to keep up once Samsung came out with its own Galaxy Z Flip lineup. Motorola's second-gen unit, the Razr 5G, failed to woo users, so it looks like the Razr 2022 will abandon the nostalgia and come with a radically different look.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:27:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/motorola-upcoming-razr-2022-teasers/
Google is slowing down hiring for the rest of the year https://www.androidpolice.com/google-slowing-down-hiring-rest-of-year/ The current economic landscape globally is painting a grim scenario. As fears of a global recession mount, companies and regular folks are bracing themselves for disaster. And those fears have even reached multi-billion dollar, big tech companies, who are already making moves to cut down unnecessary spending and keep business flowing. Among those is also Google. The approach the company is taking, for now at least, is to address one of the main sources for added expenses — hiring.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 08:29:07 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-slowing-down-hiring-rest-of-year/
YouTube TV is now the largest live streaming service in the US despite licensing woes https://www.androidpolice.com/youtube-tv-now-over-5-million-subscribers-trialers/ Netflix, Disney+, and other streaming services exploded in popularity over the last couple of years, all thanks to the pandemic. And while their growth is now slowing down, on-demand services are the future of content consumption. However, some people still prefer to watch live TV instead of streaming everything on demand. This is where YouTube TV comes in, which allows you to stream live TV channels over the internet. The cord-cutting service launched in 2017 to take on traditional cable TV services in the US. Five years—and a pandemic—later, it has surpassed an active subscriber base of over 5 million users.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 08:13:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/youtube-tv-now-over-5-million-subscribers-trialers/
iOttie’s universal car mounts are the automotive Prime Day deals you absolutely can't miss https://www.androidpolice.com/iotties-universal-car-mount-phone-prime-day-deal/ When you plan an off-roading trip or a long drive on the weekend, a universal car phone mount is a must-have accessory. A car phone mount can come in handy to receive calls, get turn-by-turn directions, or summon your phone’s voice assistant without letting go of the steering wheel. If you have been eyeing one, now is the right time to grab one of iOttie’s car phone mounts during Amazon Prime day. The company is knocking 30% off all car accessories, including car mount phone holders.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 02:27:49 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/iotties-universal-car-mount-phone-prime-day-deal/
Shout, don't whisper, about these Blue Microphones Prime Day deals on right now https://www.androidpolice.com/blue-microphones-prime-day/ Since they launched, the Blue Yeti and Blue Snowball USB mics have been staples for gamers and podcasters on a budget the world over, and they both have a hefty discount this Prime Day. With a diverse range of modes, easy-to-use controls, and audio quality that punches above their respective price points, that popularity is well deserved. While both mics are good to go as-is, there are plenty of third-party accessories. With options from boom arms, pop filters, and even shock mounts to squeeze a bit more quality and ease of use out of them, there's room for either mic to grow with your setup, and no need to just buy a new one if you wanted to upgrade down the line.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 02:22:50 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/blue-microphones-prime-day/
Secure some unreal discounts with ANNKE's Prime Day security camera sale https://www.androidpolice.com/annke-prime-day-2022-deals/ Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you’ve been wanting to secure your house from prying eyes, there has never been a better time to invest in a security camera — in particular, one from ANNKE. Not only has the manufacturer discounted its diverse camera lineup, but it’s further sweetened the deal with coupons that waive up to an additional $400 off your total bill.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 01:54:38 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/annke-prime-day-2022-deals/
Kick start your smart home with 7 Prime Day deals under $100 https://www.androidpolice.com/7-smart-home-accessories-under-100-this-prime-day/ Prime Day is the perfect event for those looking to start or upgrade their smart home setup. Not only are Amazon's own smart home devices experiencing hefty discounts, plenty of other brands are offering significant price reductions on everything from smart lights to plugs to cameras and beyond.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:20:51 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/7-smart-home-accessories-under-100-this-prime-day/
Make a point to check out the Moto G Stylus 5G at AT&T, arriving July 15 https://www.androidpolice.com/att-moto-g-stylus-5g-july-15/ Motorola may not be the first name you think of when it comes to smartphones with a stylus, but the company with the third-largest US market share has released a few mid-range devices with a stylus in recent years. This year brought us the latest version of the Moto G Stylus 5G, a solid value at $500 thanks to some balanced hardware, sufficient storage, and a large battery. We've already seen carriers like Verizon welcome it to their stables, and now it's time for this stylus-equipped Moto to join AT&T's lineup.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 23:06:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/att-moto-g-stylus-5g-july-15/
The best budget Android phones for 2022 https://www.androidpolice.com/best-budget-android-phones/ Not too long ago, buying a budget smartphone meant you were probably in for a bad time: crummy performance, paltry update support, and maybe even Micro-USB charging. These days, not so much: some of the best budget Android phones start under 200 bucks, and they're not that different from the best Android flagship phones. Here, we've assembled a list of six of our favorite low-cost options.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 22:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/best-budget-android-phones/
Wordle is addressing its biggest weakness https://www.androidpolice.com/wordle-progress-sync/ How obsessive a Wordle player are you? Do you keep your carefully curated list of starting words secret, lest your friends gain an unfair advantage? Is your day-to-day vocabulary starting to drop all those useless longer-than-five-letter words? Maybe most importantly: what's your streak? The only thing worse than an undignified five-guess win is missing a day entirely — and that's not a situation helped any if you're juggling multiple devices. Thankfully, Wordle is planning to do something about that.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 22:13:45 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/wordle-progress-sync/
Run the biggest Plex server ever with these Synology NAS Prime Day deals https://www.androidpolice.com/synology-nas-deals-amazon-prime-day-2022/ One perk of having your own ‘cloud’ storage is that you can host your entire movie collection and stream it on any device in your home using Plex. Pre-built network storage options from Synology make it easy for anyone without much technical know-how to set up their own Plex server that is capable of playing 4K videos. And the best part is that you don’t even need to spend a whole lot with Synology’s well-received DiskStation DS220+, which is currently discounted to only $246 for Prime Day—not too far from the lowest price we have seen for this product ever.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:22:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/synology-nas-deals-amazon-prime-day-2022/
Google swipes left at dating app conglomerate, fighting anticompetitive claims with its own countersuit https://www.androidpolice.com/google-fires-back-at-match/ Back in May, Match Group filed suit against Google for requiring that apps distributed through the Play Store use Play's billing, calling it "anticompetitive." If this sounds familiar, it's the same sort of argument Epic Games made against Google and Apple and an argument we've heard from lots of companies with apps on the Play Store now that Google is actually enforcing its billing policies, which were long ignored. Google has now shot back at Match with its own countersuit, claiming that Match is just trying to take advantage of Google's platform reach without adhering to its rules.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:21:55 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-fires-back-at-match/
This $140 Ticwatch E3 Prime Day deal is a perfect Wear OS entry point https://www.androidpolice.com/ticwatch-e3-entry-point-wear-os-sale/ Mobvoi's TicWatch E3 is built on top of Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform, which means it will eventually see an update to Wear OS 3.0. So at $140, you get a lot of smartwatch for your money during this deep discount during Prime Day. Having reviewed the smartwatch late last year, I can personally confirm it's a solid device, especially as an entry point into Wear OS.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:16:07 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/ticwatch-e3-entry-point-wear-os-sale/
Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro: Where that extra $300 goes https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6-vs-pixel-6-pro/ Comparison shopping between phone brands is a lot simpler than comparing two different models from the same company, and that's especially true with the latest Pixel 6 series. We reviewed both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and they aren't just bigger and smaller versions of each other; there are a few noteworthy differences between the two. To help you make your own purchasing decision (if you haven't already), we've both a detailed spec-by-spec comparison and our own assessment from having personally used both devices back-to-back.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:10:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6-vs-pixel-6-pro/
Samsung's AirTag competitor is down to just $18 for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-smarttag-tracker-amazon-prime-day/ For someone who regularly misplaces their belongings, a Bluetooth tracker like the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag would be an appropriate choice for retrieving lost items. This tracker is a relatively unknown and under-appreciated product in the smart tech space. Although this low-cost item locator is generally a steal at only $30 on Amazon, it can now be collected for only $18 a piece thanks to the company's Prime Day sale, making it an absolute must-buy.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:59:43 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-smarttag-tracker-amazon-prime-day/
The Google Pixel 6 is the first Prime Day phone deal to sell out — but here's where you can still get one https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6-deal-drops-price-499/ Google's Pixel 6 lineup offers immense value for money—you get top-notch performance, a great display, excellent software support, and an envious camera setup. The latest Pixel phones can deliver all this while still being a few hundred dollars cheaper than other Android flagships. Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon placed two of the best Android phones on the market on sale, offering discounts of as much as $200. While the best deal between the two has already sold out, you aren't out of luck just yet.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:57:10 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6-deal-drops-price-499/
Should you buy an Amazon Fire tablet with lockscreen ads? https://www.androidpolice.com/fire-lock-screen-ads/ Fire Tablets are a popular product lineup for Amazon, taking the number four spot in market share in 2021 (via Gizmochina) with 9.5% of the market to themselves after selling 16.1 million units. The driving force behind this growth is competitive pricing, and those already competitive prices will drop right down into impulse buy territory on Amazon Prime Day. Fire Tablets are cheap, and most are available at two pricing tiers — with lockscreen ads and without lockscreen ads. So when choosing your tablet, you might be tempted to save extra money in exchange for the ads, but are the savings worth it?

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:45:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/fire-lock-screen-ads/
The Amazon Echo Dot Prime Day deal makes it the price of large pizza — and just as delicious https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-dot-prime-day-sale/ Are you looking to start up your smart home or need some assistance controlling your smart home tech? Alexa is here to help in the form of its 4th generation model smart home speaker, the Amazon Echo Dot. The Echo Dot is one of the most popular smart home speakers, capable of streaming music from Spotify playlists (as well as all your favorite music apps) and managing your other smart home devices, all while offering human-like conversations with the smart assistant Alexa to break the awkward silence in your home. For only $20, you can welcome Alexa into your home today by picking up a 4th gen Amazon Echo Dot, which is 60% off the original price tag, but it can only be snagged during Prime Day!

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:41:03 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-echo-dot-prime-day-sale/
Tune out the gym with Jaybird Vista 2 earbuds, down to just $100 for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/jaybird-vista-2-earbuds-prime-day/ Bluetooth earbuds are a dime a dozen these days, but finding a truly excellent pair — without breaking the bank — is a harder challenge. Smartphone manufacturers from Samsung to Google to — yes — Apple will all try to convince you that their headphones are the best options around, but third-party manufacturers might be the way to go. Jaybird was early to the truly wireless earbud craze, and one of their best pairs of exercise-friendly offerings around is on sale for Prime Day.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:16:47 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/jaybird-vista-2-earbuds-prime-day/
Gaze at LG’s rollable phone that could have been in new hands-on video https://www.androidpolice.com/lg-rollable-phone-prototype-video/ For every new company like Nothing that launches its first phone, it feels like we lose one of the older players in the market, and back in 2021, LG felt compelled to pull the plug on its smartphone business for a bunch of reasons — including some disappointingly low sales. However, shuttering a multi-billion-dollar enterprise isn’t as simple as flipping a light switch, and the company ended up scrapping several in-development prototype phones in the process — selling some of that hardware to employees for dirt-cheap prices. Now, over a year later, one of the very cool-looking LG Rollable prototypes has resurfaced online to show its stuff.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:07:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/lg-rollable-phone-prototype-video/
Download these super high-res Webb telescope images for an out-of-this-world wallpaper https://www.androidpolice.com/high-res-james-webb-telescope-images-download/ All of space nerddom has been squealing with excitement at the James Webb Space Telescope's first images. What we've seen so far has been stunning, showing off a clarity of the universe we've never before experienced in such exquisite sharpness and detail. I haven't felt so much wonder since an eight-year-old Ryne snagged his first glossy-paged book on space from the library, staring slack-jawed at the Engraved Hourglass Nebula. If you can't get enough of Webb's first pictures either, I've got some great news. You can actually download them at absurdly high resolutions, perfect for setting as your phone's wallpaper.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 19:46:07 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/high-res-james-webb-telescope-images-download/
The DJI drone I've been dying to fly again is $120 off for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/ap-prime-day-deal-2022-dji-mini-2-fly-more-combo/ I've talked about this as my mental cure for the pandemic, but I really do love flying my drone wherever I can. Whether you feel like escaping the confines of gravity or are capturing terrific video from up in the air, it's all a fun time. And on this Prime Day, you can grab DJI's Mini 2, one of the best drones on the market, and its Fly More kit for $120 off.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 19:30:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/ap-prime-day-deal-2022-dji-mini-2-fly-more-combo/
Don't sleep on this stellar $325 Samsung Galaxy A53 Prime Day deal https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-a53-prime-day-discount/ Prime Day has officially kicked off, which means it's the perfect opportunity to grab yourself a great new device for less. While you might be tempted to go for a more powerful flagship phone with a discount, you might reconsider if a decent budget phone is sitting at the right price. If you want to get an amazing smartphone for yourself or a family member, and you want to keep some money in your pocket to spend it somewhere else in today's spending spree, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy A53 — after all, it's down to $325, its lowest price ever.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 19:23:54 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-galaxy-a53-prime-day-discount/
The already affordable Fire HD 10 tablet is half off for Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/fire-hd-10-half-off-prime-day/ Amazon's Fire tablets are a great alternative to pricier options for people who aren't especially demanding on their tech. While they're not particularly powerful devices, they're great for lighter tasks like reading, thumbing through social media, and playing simple games. Right now, a wide range of Fire tablets are on sale for Prime Day, highlighted by a screamin' deal on the Fire HD 10: it's half off at just $75.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 19:17:59 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/fire-hd-10-half-off-prime-day/
Bluetooth LE Audio is finally ready to start delivering on the dream of longer-lasting headphones https://www.androidpolice.com/bluetooth-le-audio-finalized/ The fight for the headphone jack is long-lost, but Bluetooth continues to add new improvements to its technical standards hoping to make the experience even better with time. One of those improvements is the new Bluetooth LE Audio spec, which was finalized just today. This new technology brings audio streaming to low-energy Bluetooth, improving battery life — one of the banes of Bluetooth existence. On top of that, it adds support for the Auracast broadcast audio standard, so multiple people tune in to the same audio feed, and introduces long-awaited support for Bluetooth hearing aids.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:44:10 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/bluetooth-le-audio-finalized/
Samsung’s fastest microSD cards are down to their lowest price ever this Prime Day https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-microsd-card-deal-amazon-prime-day-2022/ Most of us know Samsung as an Android smartphone maker or perhaps for its excellent OLED screens. But the company is also a dominant force in the flash memory space. That’s the reason its latest PRO Plus-branded microSD cards are among the fastest available today to cater to all your creative needs. These professional-grade memory cards from Samsung are currently on sale, starting at just $28 for the 256GB storage option. That's a substantial discount only for Prime Day.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:32:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-microsd-card-deal-amazon-prime-day-2022/
YouTube starts testing enhanced playlist management options https://www.androidpolice.com/youtube-playlist-management/ YouTube Premium is great for watching your favorite creators for hours on end, giving you the convenience of ad-free binging for a small monthly fee. But that's not all you get for your money, and a Premium subscription is the only way you can access handy features like background and offline playback (especially now that YouTube Vanced isn’t in business). Those extras include the ability to help test new features, and now that latest test gives mobile users some new ways to interact with playlists.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:57:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/youtube-playlist-management/