No camera upgrades is my biggest disapointment with the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus
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by Robert Triggs
19h ago
Galaxy S24 Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority Opinion post by Robert Triggs The new Samsung Galaxy S24 series is a bit of an odd duck; a showcase for both Samsung’s innovative side and recent complacency. On the one hand, Galaxy AI and seven years of updates are changing the way we think about smartphone software. Conversely, the Galaxy S24’s design and internal hardware are virtually unchanged from the Galaxy S23 and even the S22 series. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the camera department. The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus sport exactly the same camera hardware ..read more
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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week and all the latest app news
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by Andrew Grush
21h ago
Welcome to the 523rd edition of Android Apps Weekly, where we discuss the latest in mobile news and take a closer look at some of the most interesting new apps and games. Let’s jump right in and take a look at some of the biggest highlights from the last week: The biggest app news this week happened at MWC, with Google announcing plenty of significant app-related features and changes. Not only is Google Messages getting Gemini access, but Android Auto will get AI text summaries. Additionally, Google Docs will soon allow you to add handwritten annotations to documents using a stylus or finger ..read more
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Did you know: Google’s original name was far from sexy
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by Nick Fernandez
23h ago
Google is such a ubiquitous part of our daily lives that it’s easy to forget that the word has only existed for a few decades. It’s one of the strongest brands on the planet, and at this point, it’s virtually synonymous with searching the web. However, when the first iterations of Google’s search engine went public, it had a very different name. A name that only a pair of nerdy Stanford University computer science Ph.D. students could think was a good idea ..read more
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This TP-Link smart home hub reminds me so much of the Pixel Tablet
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by Rita El Khoury
1d ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvqvcUhb9UM At MWC, TP-Link showed me its new Matter-compatible smart home hub, the Tapo H500 Smart HomeBase. And there’s just something about it that reminded me of the Google Pixel Tablet — specifically its charging dock. Just look at it. In a general way, the Tapo H500 serves the same purpose as the Pixel Tablet: It’s a central place for you to control your smart home. But that’s where the similarities end, really. Everything about the HomeBase is different. For one, you bring the tablet. You can put your iPad, your Galaxy Tab, or even skip the whole tablet p ..read more
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Google may be working on a new Chromecast with Google TV device
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by Rushil Agrawal
2d ago
Google Home app update reveals a mysterious new device codenamed “YTD.” “YTD” is treated like a Chromecast with Google TV, unlike other third-party devices. This hints at a potential new Chromecast with Google TV in the works, but details and release date remain unknown. Leaks have been hinting toward Google working on a new Chromecast with Google TV device. And yet another reference was recently discovered in the latest Google Home app update. The discovery was made by 9to5Google in an APK teardown of the Google Home app. The outlet noticed that Google added several new models to the inte ..read more
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Pixel Watch 3 leak reveals larger variant size, Pixel Buds Pro 2 in the works
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by Ryan McNeal
2d ago
Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority A new leak may have revealed the size of the rumored larger Pixel Watch 3 variant. The larger Pixel Watch 3 unit is said to come in at 45mm. Google may also be working on a sequel to the Pixel Buds Pro. In late January 2024, it was reported that Google could be planning to release the Pixel Watch 3 in two different sizes. A new leak may have now revealed the size of the larger variant, as well as details on a sequel to the Pixel Buds Pro. Since the launch of the original Pixel Watch, Google has stuck with just one size for its smartwatches — 41mm ..read more
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Buffering begone: Google Drive speeds up video playback, upgrades mobile search
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by Rushil Agrawal
2d ago
Google Drive video playback gets a major upgrade with smoother startup times and less buffering. New search filters and smarter search suggestions are coming to Google Drive on mobile devices. The Google Pixel 8 might have won the best smartphone award at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), but Google’s latest announcement could be the real one winning everyone’s hearts — a much-needed upgrade to video playback within Google Drive. Anyone who’s ever used Google Drive for videos knows the pain. The experience is far from smooth, videos take forever to start, and buffering throws you ba ..read more
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Samsung has started rolling out the Galaxy S24’s March security patch
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by Ryan McNeal
2d ago
Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority The Galaxy S24 series is getting its March 2024 security update. The update includes security and stability improvements. Owners in Europe appear to be getting the update first. When it comes to the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung has been on top of its game in terms of updates. Just two weeks ago, the company released an update to fix camera and display issues. Now Samsung has the March security patch loaded up and ready to roll out. Today, Samsung is starting to release this month’s security update for the S24 family. The latest patch comes with a fi ..read more
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Google prepares to add ‘Satellite SOS’ feature on Pixel devices
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by Ryan McNeal
2d ago
Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority Google is preparing a “Satellite SOS” feature for Pixel devices. Satellite SOS will allow users to contact emergency services if they can’t connect to a mobile network or Wi-Fi. It’s unknown if the feature will be a Pixel exclusive or rolled out to other Android devices. Even before its launch, Google confirmed it would bring satellite communication support to Android 14. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of evidence that the tech firm is working on an emergency SOS feature that would use this satellite connectivity. Now a recent update to the “Adapti ..read more
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This movie on Hulu deserves more attention
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by Annesha Basu
2d ago
If you were caught in an unfathomable, life-or-death situation, but calling for help only made you look crazy, what lengths would you go to save yourself? Run asks and answers this question. I love a movie with a victim no one will believe. Your run-of-the-mill thriller would typically have several people pitting against a killer, but a victim everyone is skeptical of is the perfect Friday night watch. Run is the perfect movie in this category, with a villain you will both hate and pity and a protagonist you will desperately root for ..read more
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