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Google wants to make Android 15 more resilient to WebView crashes
www.androidpolice.com Google wants to make Android 15 more resilient to WebView crashes

Many Android apps use WebView to render web pages, so a WebView crash can be catastrophic. Here's how Google plans to address this in Android 15

Google wants to make Android 15 more resilient to WebView crashes
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Exclusive: Next Galaxy Unpacked to happen in early July 2024
www.sammobile.com Exclusive: Next Galaxy Unpacked to happen in early July 2024

In our exclusive report, we reveal what to expect from Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event happening in early July 2024.

Exclusive: Next Galaxy Unpacked to happen in early July 2024
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Google Phone is going to make talking more fun with sound reactions and effects
thespandroid.blogspot.com The SP Android: Google Phone is going to make talking more fun with sound reactions and effects

In Google Dialer beta version 124, I stumbled upon some files which are related to sound reactions feature. The sound reaction feature is similar to..

The SP Android: Google Phone is going to make talking more fun with sound reactions and effects
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Galaxy S24 sales surpass 1 million mark in South Korea, beating Galaxy S8
www.sammobile.com Galaxy S24 sales surpass 1 million mark in South Korea, beating Galaxy S8

Samsung has revealed that the sales of the Galaxy S24 series has crossed 1 million in just 28 days since its launch, beating the Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S24 sales surpass 1 million mark in South Korea, beating Galaxy S8
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Upcoming Android update will give AV1 videos a big boost on budget devices
www.androidauthority.com Upcoming Android update will give AV1 videos a big boost on budget devices

Android currently ships with the libgav1 AV1 decoder, but a future update will switch that to libdav1d, which offers much better performance.

Upcoming Android update will give AV1 videos a big boost on budget devices
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ZTE launches the world's first 5G+AI eyewear-free 3D tablet nubia Pad 3D II at MWC 2024
www.zte.com.cn ZTE launches the world's first 5G+AI eyewear-free 3D tablet, nubia Pad 3D II at MWC 2024

Barcelona, Spain, 26 February - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, has recently demonstrated a variety of innovative terminal products at Mobile World Congress 2024. As a leading 3D technology developer, ZTE launche...

ZTE launches the world's first 5G+AI eyewear-free 3D tablet, nubia Pad 3D II at MWC 2024
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Q4 2023 Global Smartphone Shipments Market Share
www.counterpointresearch.com Infographic: Q4-2023 | Smartphones | Mobile Market Monitor - Counterpoint

Our Q4 2023 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one infographic each quarter to summarize the global smartphone market activities in a single page.

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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 360-Degree Video And 5K Renders; Say Hello to Boxy Aesthetics
www.smartprix.com Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 360-Degree Video And 5K Renders; Say Hello to Boxy Aesthetics  - Smartprix

The Galaxy Z Fold 6, leaks and rumors about the device have been floating around for a while now and yesterday we reported that Samsung might launch the next-generation foldables, Galaxy Ring & Galaxy XR in July. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 was an incremental upgrade over its predecessor and fans now have t...

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 360-Degree Video And 5K Renders; Say Hello to Boxy Aesthetics  - Smartprix
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Nothing Phone (2a): an exclusive first look
www.wallpaper.com Nothing Phone (2a): an exclusive first look

Three years in the making, the Nothing Phone (2a) embodies the tech start-up’s ethos and aesthetic approach. We explore the genesis of the new design in an exclusive preview

Nothing Phone (2a): an exclusive first look
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Mishaal Rahman: The Tensor G3 is the first smartphone SoC to support hardware-accelerated AV1 encoding. It supports AV1 encoding at up to 4K60.
androiddev.social Mishaal Rahman (@[email protected])

Attached: 1 image The Tensor G3 is the first smartphone SoC to support hardware-accelerated AV1 encoding. It supports AV1 encoding at up to 4K60. No application (including the Pixel Camera app) takes advantage of this, though, likely due to a lack of platform support.

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Xiaomi and Leica Unveil Xiaomi x Leica Optical Institute, Pioneering Advancements in Mobile Imaging
www.mi.com Xiaomi Global Home

Welcome to Xiaomi global official website to buy your favorite products. Here you can buy the latest Xiaomi smartphones, Redmi smartphones, Mi Bands, Power banks and other popular products, as well as various irregular discounts, all on mi.com/global.

Xiaomi Global Home
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Mishaal Rahman and I have hands-on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. Ask us anything!
  • If you're still fine using your S8 by all means, no reason to upgrade. The point I was trying to make was that the storage issue was misinformation.

    What it boiled down to was two main things: the device showing the advertised storage converted from GB to GiB but displayed as GB, and users not granting the proper permission for the Device Care causing storage taken up by apps to be lumped into the system storage. Samsung later updated devices so users wouldn't be confused.

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    Mishaal Rahman and I have hands-on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. Ask us anything!
  • Both materials feel cool to the touch when initially held. I'd say the titanium is a bit more grippier which might be relevant if you like to use your phone without a case.

    The colours are matched more on the back and frame for the S24/+ compared to the S24U.

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    Mishaal Rahman and I have hands-on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. Ask us anything!
  • One UI doesn't use that much more space compared to other skins if you judge by the size of the super partition. Unfortunately, ArsTechnica jumped the gun on the topic without doing proper research.

    I'll edit this comment later with a list of pre-installed apps on the US unlocked model later.

    Edit: List of pre-installed apps on the (* denotes it can be uninstalled)

    -In the Google folder: Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive*, Google TV*, Meet. And Photos*.

    -In the Microsoft folder: LinkedIn*, Microsoft 365*, OneDrive, and Outlook*.

    -In the Samsung folder: Find*, Health*, Members*, Messages, My Files, PENUP*, Shop Samsung*, SmartThings*, TV*, Voice Recorder*, Wearable*.

    Apps outside the folder: Assistant, Calculator*, Calendar*, Camera, Clock*, Contacts, Facebook*, Gallery, Gaming Hub*, Global Goals*, Internet, Messages, Netflix*, News, Notes*, Phone, Play Store, Settings, Spotify*, Store, Tips*, Wallet*, and YouTube Music*.

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    Mishaal Rahman and I have hands-on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. Ask us anything!
  • We'll be taking a bunch of photos later today, and I have my S23U with me to compare with. I took a quick shot with 10x on both devices, and at a glance the S24U is sharper.

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    Yogesh Brar: OS updates cycle for brands
  • Notably mentions 5 OS updates for Google, which may end up being the policy for the Pixel 8 series (so far we only know in general 7 years of updates).

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    Mishaal Rahman rant: Google Play's warning that users can't download certain apps because they're "made for an older version of Android" has issues.
  • APKMirror is a great option as alluded in the post, but it doesn't have every single app, and it's limited to free apps.

    Aurora Store is a good option too, but you can only get free apps with an anonymous account. Those accounts are often rate limited as well.

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    Samsung's Brand New Cutting-Edge Foldable OLED Technology
  • Noticed a few things here:

    -They're still advertising UPC Plus which means there probably hasn't been any changes from the Fold4. Software processing for the camera might be different though.

    -They're not advertising Eco² OLED which means it's probably still using an Eco² OLED Plus display. I was hoping for a third generation since they announced a brighter inner display. That probably means it's the same panel found in the Fold4 which was likely artificially limited, similar to what Samsung did with the S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra.

    -The fold testing numbers are the same compared to the Fold4 found here. They did manage to maintain the same durability with a new waterdrop hinge at least.

    Also if you were wondering, the Flip5 crease is similar to the Flip4, while the Fold5 crease feels a lot more subtle compared to the Fold4. I had hands-on with the Flip5 for a few days, and currently have a Fold5 review unit, all provided by Samsung.

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    [AMA] Mishaal Rahman and FragmentedChicken have hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold5, Flip5, Watch6 and Watch6 Classic, and Tab S9 series. Ask us anything!
  • The screen protector feels like glass. It's been improved ever since the Fold4. I used the Fold3 and Fold4 for around 6 months, and managed to keep the screen protector pristine. You can probably indent it if you try hard enough, but something like fingernail scrolling is fine.

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    [AMA] Mishaal Rahman and FragmentedChicken have hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold5, Flip5, Watch6 and Watch6 Classic, and Tab S9 series. Ask us anything!
  • We mostly focused on the foldables, but I imagine the switch from 8 Gen 1 to 8 Gen 2 will make a big difference. The 8 Gen 1 is a hot inefficient mess of a chip, while the 8 Gen 2 is an ideal cool efficient chip. It will definitely do wonders for performance and battery life. The peak brightness for all the tablets have improved as well. They're advertised with 750/650/930 nits for the Tab S9/S9+/S9 Ultra.