• Samsung Galaxy S22 family gets One UI 5 Beta 4 update with plenty of fixes

    Samsung is pressing on with its public beta test for the next version of its Android skin. One UI 5 Beta 4 is now rolling out as an over-the-air update to members of the Galaxy S22 family in the US who are enrolled into the beta program. This is labeled as build ZVJ2, it's a 1.5GB download, and it brings with it the October 2022 security patch level, along with plenty of bug fixes. That said, there are still known issues, like a black screen being shown on the monitor when using DeX and the...

  • Google to make a record number of Pixel 7 units

    Prior to the Pixel 7 series launch, Google made a record number of Pixel phone orders to its hardware partners. The information comes from the industry watchers in Nikkei Asia. More than 8 million units are reportedly on the way as Google wants to double its sales in 2023. It appears that Google is quite optimistic with its growth for next year. In addition to the flagship Pixel 7 series, the tech giant ordered about 4 million of a budget Pixel phone, likely named Pixel 7a. It's set for an...

  • Google's Pixel Tablet will have a speaker dock, turning it into a smart display

    Google finally made the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch official today, but there was another product that it initially teased alongside all of these back in May: the Pixel Tablet. As revealed even then, this isn't coming until 2023, but today the company thankfully decided to share a few more details about it. The Pixel Tablet will have a (we assume optional) "Charging Speaker Dock". this will essentially make it akin to a smart display while it's docked, since the Google Assistant will...

  • Our video review of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is up

    The next big thing for smartphone cameras is the 200MP sensor from Samsung. Motorola became the first company to launch a phone with the ISOCELL HP1 platform, and Xiaomi introduced it in the latest 12T Pro. The phone places itself in the “flagship killer” category with a price tag of €750 and a top-tier chipset in the face of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and our YouTube team is ready with the video review, going through all the pros and cons of the 12T Pro. The phone has plenty of intriguing specs...

  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro pre-orders begin, Pixel Watch also available

    The Pixel 7 series goes on pre-order today in select markets, as does the new watch. You can read more about the phones here and about the watch here. Ready? Now let’s talk about the pricing. In the US a Google Pixel 7 Pro (128GB) will cost you $900, in Europe that will be €900 and in the UK you’re looking at £850. You can also grab the 256GB version for $1,000/€1,000/£950 or the 512GB one for $1,100 (this one is US-only, seemingly). The phone is also launching in India in a partnership with...

  • Google Pixel Watch announced with 1.2" display and ECG, has Wi-Fi and LTE versions

    Nearly a year after the first rumors about it came out, the Google Pixel Watch is finally here. It runs Wear OS 3.5, though that version is rarely seen without Samsung’s One UI Watch skin on top. The Google Pixel Watch The Pixel Watch is available in two flavors – Wi-Fi and LTE – but only one size 41mm. At least you get a small and a large band in the box (we’ll get to the bands as there are several options that can customize your look). The watch is equipped with a smallish 1.2”...

  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro unveiled with Tensor G2 and camera improvements

    Unlike other makers Google doesn’t saturate the market with constant releases – the newly unveiled Pixel 7 duo brings the total of new phones for 2022 to just three (the other being the 6a). That’s fewer phones than even Apple. Like last year there are two models – a smaller vanilla phone and a larger Pro and they serve the same roles as last year. The smaller one is cheaper ($600) and, well, smaller, the Pro has the better display and camera (dedicated telephoto), but you pay extra for it...

  • Oppo Reno9 series specs leak alongside box image

    Last week brought news for the upcoming Oppo Reno9 series and the phones' 4,500mAh batteries and Universal Fast Charging (UFCS) standard. We get even more details about the upcoming phones from two Chinese tipsters. Noted tipster Digital Chat Staion shared a brief spec list for the Reno9 Pro and 9 Pro+ duo. The standard Pro will bring a Snapdragon 778G SoC and a 64MP main cam while the Pro+ is expected to arrive with the MediaTek Dimensity 8000 chipset and a 50MP Sony IMX 766 main camera...

  • Twitter finally enables photo and video in the same tweet

    Twitter has announced it now supports “mixed media”, meaning users can upload up to four videos, photos, and even GIFs in the same tweet. The feature will be available only through the app for Android and iOS. Twitter believes mixing visual content “empowers creators to express beyond the 280-character limit” but since it is not yet available on desktop, it will limit corporate accounts and other users, relying on third-party posting platforms. There is no such limit on how the content...

  • Watch the Google Pixel 7 series and Pixel Watch announcement live

    It’s Pixel day and Google has a pair of Pixel 7 phones and a Pixel Watch to announce. The launch keynote will take place in Williamsburg, New York and you’ll be able to tune in via the accompanying livestream starting at 10AM ET (2PM UTC). You can also tune in to the event from the Google Store homepage which has a neat countdown timer. We have a pretty extensive What to expect article covering all the major announcements expected at today’s event. The Pixel 7 will use the same display and...

  • Oppo A17 and A77s launched in India

    The Oppo A17 unveiled last month debuted today in India. It comes in a single 4GB/64GB configuration with a price tag of INR12,499 ($152/€154) and two color options - Midnight Black and Sunlight Orange. It's already available for purchase through Oppo's official Indian website and other online and offline retail channels. The Oppo A77s was announced yesterday and comes in a single 8GB/128GB configuration with two color options - Starry Black and Sunset Orange. It's priced at INR17,999...

  • Google Pixel 7 bundles will net you free Pixel Watch or Buds Pro in some markets

    Google is introducing the Pixel 7 smartphones today, and we will also see the wearable Pixel Watch. Carriers and retailers from all over the world are preparing for the launch, and a last minute leak reveals certain carriers and sellers will offer free wearables with a newly purchased phone. O2 in Germany is bundling Pixel Buds Pro (standalone price of €219) with a vanilla Pixel 7, while Pixel 7 Pro buyers will get the Pixel Watch with LTE (expected price of €429). Odds are many of the other...